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Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

4.6
4.6
3616 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of the very trendy Gulch warehouse district, Sambuca is Nashville's only casually sophisticated restaurant with live music nightly and brunch Fri-Sun. Choose an intimate private booth for your dining experience or sip a martini in our bar where Nashville comes to see-and-be-seen. Enjoy live music seven nights a week that is as diverse as the New American menu, from classic rock, Blues, sultry vocals, crooners, jazz, and top 40. Happy hours start at 4pm weekdays and feature 1/2 price adult beverages and chef bites.
Looking for a location for your rehearsal dinner, corporate luncheon or networking happy hour? From 20-200 we cater to any size group. Contact our event department to book one of our private areas for your next party.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 248-2888

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    James Reesor

  • Catering

    Entertaining groups of any size is one of our specialties. Let our staff plan your next corporate lunch, business networking happy hour, rehearsal dinner or social event; whether it's cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for 10, or a seated dinner for 200. Each of your guests will feel like a VIP! Sambuca is where Nashville comes for their parties and events. If you would like to speak with someone please call 615.577.2173 or immediate assistance.

  • Private party facilities

    Sambuca parties and events engage the senses through tantalizing food, gorgeous ambiance and rockin' live entertainment. Located in the heart of the trendy Gulch, Sambuca is the premier location to host any party or event in Nashville.

  • Private party contact

    Tiffani Reed: (855) 439-8954

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Cross Street

    near 12th & Division

  • Parking Details

    Valet Available Only during Dinner Services

  • Public Transit

    The Green Line is a free bus that runs from 7am-11pm. (every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day)

  • Entertainment

    live music seven nights a week and brunch on Saturday & Sunday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Nightly Live Music

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Sambuca, Nashville’s only rockin’ restaurant in the Gulch, features an diverse American menu and a variety of nightly live music. Relax with a cocktail and chef snack at the bar, or enjoy date night with live music; on the weekends, we kick up the energy and feature a variety of cover or danceable bands. From classic rock, southern rock, pop & top 40 hits to high-energy dance bands, we have music variety to fit any listener's taste. Check out the calendar for nightly tunes.

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Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, music and service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emerson was an amazing server! He was attentive, made amazing suggestions, just enough table interaction. 10/10 would recommend and if you can get him as a server, DO! Staff was all very helpful and showcased a huge amount of teamwork.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & drinks, amazing live jazz.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from Brittany along with good food along with the ambiance of live music made for a great dining experience!!
  5. MR

    MarlaR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 6 adults had a wonderful experience. Service was great. Food was amazing. Atmosphere made it all even better. Would definitely recommend.
  6. T

    Todd

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and music were excellent as usual. We’ve become regulars at Sambuca.
  7. JN

    JohnN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    enjoyed the food selection and the band along with the service.
  8. JG

    JefferyG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The live music was great. Michael Fair quartet provided smooth jazz that was first class. The “hot” chicken sandwich was not hot at all, both in temperature and level of spice (which was zero). The cauliflower dish was so sour (too much vinegar?) that neither one of us could stand to eat more than a bite. To their credit, they removed the charge for the cauliflower. The shrimp and crab dip with chips appetizer was exceptional.
  9. l

    lindas

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an 8:30 reservation. We were quickly seated. The waitress came right over and took our drink order. We got our drinks snd then immediately our dinner order arrived. Everyone was nice. The music was great. My husband had steak and macaroni and cheese and he loved it. I had a Caesar Salad and an appetizer. Great Date night. We wiil be back in 2 weeks.
  10. CT

    CristopherT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a Concierge I recommend many restaurants around the city, but Sambuca is one my favorites and first option for reservations. Guests adore the place, love the live jazz music and enjoy the food. This place is highly recommended
  11. DG

    DonnaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in Nashville! Arielle is an awesome waitress,
  12. s

    sandra

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Food ok Music great
  13. MW

    MariantheW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Sambuca. Food is excellent. Staff is very accommodating and music is a nice touch.
  14. JT

    JeffTravels

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Majority of the food that arrived was not even warm. Cold in fact. Also way too much added salt. Mentioning these concerns to the server he instantly said "let me talk to the manager and get you a discount". I would think the first response would be to try to mitigate the issue. We drank our wine and listened to a good live band and chalked the rest up.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music and fantastic food! My smoke pork chop was cooked perfectly. Also the sea bass was executed with finess!
  16. JC

    JimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Entertainment was very good and as usual the food was very good. Took two visitors to the area with us and they both really enjoyed. Good place to go.
  17. SS

    ScottS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there, can't wait to go back, and this is from a visitor from Canada
  18. ML

    MauriceL

    Memphis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I 23rd anniversary
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    We were celebrating our anniversary and that was noted when I made the reservation. It was never acknowledged and that was disappointing. We are visiting from MI and a friend recommended your restaurant. The food was good but the tots were bland.
  20. C

    Cyndie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, wine, service, and music. Highly recommend!
  21. D

    Dave

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Supper club atmosphere with wonderful live music.
  22. RN

    RodneyN

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great atmosphere, and outstanding food. Can't wait to go back
  23. JN

    JustmovedtoNashville

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and ambience were great - food for brunch was just ok. Breakfast potatoes were poor quality - everything else was good.
  24. TJ

    TeeJay

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only was the meal and cocktails absolutely incredible. Our waitress Arielle was the best waitress we’ve ever had and it’s not even close. HIGHLY recommend this place and if you can get her, Arielle as a waitress. Very impressed all around.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for a date night. First time, Emerson was our waiter. He was absolutely amazing! He was so honest about food and beverage choices! Everything was perfect! The food was Phenomenal! It was a nice change from Broadway. The jazz band was so relaxing and not loud at all ! You were still able to have a conversation at your table . I would go back the next time I am in town ! We also left our credit card after leaving and Emerson called us to let us know so we could come back and get the card . That was a gesture above and beyond!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was delicious and our server was courteous. However, my group was seated right next to the speakers on the stage, and the band was playing very loud. We requested to be moved to another table, but they wouldn't accommodate the request because the restaurant would be full soon. So we asked them to turn down the volume, but we never noticed a difference.
  27. T

    Travel4ever62

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Had a wonder jazz band and server was attentive. The calamari was good, salads were overpriced but excellent. Our dinners were so so. Overall worth going for the music. Next time I’ll probably stay with appetizers and enjoy the music!
  28. NM

    NancyM

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal, wonderful service and incredible music. Highly recommend the salmon or the filet.
  29. SB

    ShawnaB

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sambuca never disappoints!! On our latest trip to Nashville, we had a fabulous dinner and then returned the following morning for brunch. This was our first time there for brunch and we truly enjoyed the whole experience. Cliff Notes was playing; the music was perfect. We were afraid it might be too loud for an 11:30 brunch, but was pleasantly surprised how relaxing it was. Also must add that the staff if so professional and pleasant which makes the dinning experience even that much more enjoyable.
  30. TG

    TaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, wonderful drinks, great service, live music was really well done. Top notch experience overall.
  31. KM

    KMHO

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambiance was great and the band was fantastic! My husband steak was perfect and was one of the best steaks I’ve ever tasted. It was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. I had the shrimp and crab pasta and wasn’t impressed. It was very pricey for what it was. The menu mentioned nothing about the copious amount of finely diced onions it would have in it and I’m not an onion fan so I really didn’t eat it. Overall, we will definitely go back, I would just order something different next time.
  32. SB

    ShawnaB

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We keep coming back!! The food and cocktails are amazing. The staff is always so professional, which makes for a very pleasant dinning experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We couldn’t decide where to go. There was just so many choices in the area. We are from out of town and I ended up picking this place based on the menu and the live music. The ambiance was also a vibe. My bf got an old fashion which was great I got a glass of wine. We ordered the tuna poke bowl for an app which was pretty tasty. The filet was cooked perfect and the scallops were great. I saw a precious review about them being gritty and that was not the case they were great. The live music they had there was awesome people were dancing and having a blast. It really set the mood for a romantic date night. I would definitely recommend this place for a date night. Oh also our server was great she had several recommendations!
  34. v

    valentines

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brittany was our server and she was the best! Food was great as well!
  35. DH

    DebraH

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Meat had a “funky” taste and my chicken was undercooked. The waiter was very apologetic and offered to replace it. Took way to long. They did comp a desert. He did all he could to make it right.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience start to finish was exceptional. Our waiter, Arielle was energetic, observant and and an absolute delight! She made great recommendations as well. The food (we had the crab bisque, Gorgonzola salad, goat cheese artichokes and ribeye) was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The cocktails were fantastic!! Best old fashioned and martini I’ve had!! And of course, the music was spot on! The performers had great energy and a fun repertoire. Well be back again soon!
  37. AL

    AndrewL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience!! Our waitress Leeandra was excellent and the food was exquisite. The live band was phenomenal as well.
  38. PM

    PMandJ

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leandra is the best! Excellent food, excellent service!
  39. RD

    RDT549

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their on vacation. Nice service staff and great food.
  40. SH

    StaciH

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and live music. Will definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 248-2888.

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville is rated 4.6 stars by 3616 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    near 12th & Division

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet Available Only during Dinner Services

  • Public Transit

    The Green Line is a free bus that runs from 7am-11pm. (every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    James Reesor

  • Entertainment

    live music seven nights a week and brunch on Saturday & Sunday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 248-2888

  • Catering

    Entertaining groups of any size is one of our specialties. Let our staff plan your next corporate lunch, business networking happy hour, rehearsal dinner or social event; whether it's cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for 10, or a seated dinner for 200. Each of your guests will feel like a VIP! Sambuca is where Nashville comes for their parties and events. If you would like to speak with someone please call 615.577.2173 or immediate assistance.

  • Private party facilities

    Sambuca parties and events engage the senses through tantalizing food, gorgeous ambiance and rockin' live entertainment. Located in the heart of the trendy Gulch, Sambuca is the premier location to host any party or event in Nashville.

  • Private party contact

    Tiffani Reed: (855) 439-8954

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