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Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

4.6
4.6
3567 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 40 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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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. BO

    BarnesatOmaha

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music was outstanding. Our server was friendly and enthusiastic. Great food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came for my birthday brunch and the ambiance was everything!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good, the music was very loud overall it was nice.
  4. NM

    NancyM

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and so was Cory our server. Band was very good as well. Would highly recommend Sambucca. We had a group of 8 celebrating a birthday and a nice dessert was brought to our table to celebrate.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time there had great time. It was kinda being a Tuesday evening. The waiter was awesome and the food was great. I didn’t like my drink and he brought me different one without hesitation. The live music was great. We were celebrating an anniversary and they made a point of recognizing us and even free dessert. Its a bit pricey for an average day but would definitely go back for another special occasion.
  6. SB

    SueB

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food.
  7. HH

    HayleyH

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Great vibe but the food wasn’t great. The sticky toffee bread pudding was the star of the show for sure. Overall the least favorite meal we had while in Nashville.
  8. d

    dl6305

    New England

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    We make a habit of going out once a week for lunch. Sambuca came up on OT, so we thought we’d give it a try. In a nutshell, our waiter was wonderful, the brunch food was OK, the trio playing mainly R&B was great; but the main dining room is dark and dated. Maybe this place would be better after the sun goes down.
  9. KS

    KellyS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing server, loved the music!! I wish they had valet!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    We reserved a table online, we arrived and was escorted to our table right away! The ambience was veryyyy nice. The live band (The Carl Stewart Band) was excellent and definitely provided a vibe that would bring us back for sure! The lighting in the restaurant is a little too dark for our liking. More dimmed lighting would've been top notch. Our waiter was horrible. We ordered our drinks and waited almost 15 minutes before he brought them; ordered our food and waited another 25, and he didn't check on us at all. No water refills, no napkins, no "how is everything?". Very attentive to his other tables however we for some reason were forgotten. So much so that we had to stop another server, a waitress whom was so helpful and had such a bright smile! She brought out our to-go boxes and took care of our check. Because of her + the atmosphere & food, I think we would definitely visit again and recommend this place to family & friends! The vegetable lasagna...omg WONDERFUL! The blackened red snapper was also absolutely delicious! Overall we'd rate the place 3 of 5 stars.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten at Sambuca’s a bit in the past few years. This time, I had an embarrassing experience. Halfway through dinner I realized I did not have my wallet. I went out and looked in my car, nothing. I approached the manager to tell him what was occurring. He said, “ don’t worry about it, enjoy your dinner”. He gave me his card and told me it was likely at home and when I found it, just call in the credit card number. He did not even ask my name. It was on my bureau and I called in my number. Aside from really great food, fast and friendly service, what a great group of people. They are without peer in the city.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah J and her band were very entertaining. Food was amazing!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kenny was the best! We had the best service. Food was excellent and the music was great.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arielle was a wonderful server, very nice and helpful! :)
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. The food was amazing! The Froze’ was delicious. Not too sugary. The jazz quartet performing was super relaxing and clear. Great environment to hear some good music and avoid the crowds of Broadway. Highly recommend!
  16. JR

    JamieR

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and ambiance was spectacular…highly recommended
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have been better. Had a half circle booth to ourselves. Food was incredible. Music awesome. Service wonderful.
  18. EG

    EllenG

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing !!! I recommend this place 10/10
  19. P

    Picky

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful place! We had a fantastic time!
  20. A

    Amanda

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From apps to dinner to dessert everything was DELICIOUS. I never leave reviews but I was throughly impressed with everything Highly recommend!
  21. GF

    GracieF

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The entertainment was amazing!! The food was okay but our order was inaccurate when received and also one meal was forgotten.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The live music and service is awesome. Food is the worst we have had in Nashville.
  23. B

    Bass

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time at this location and it was amazing the food superb the service was outstanding
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My husband and I really enjoyed dinner at Sambuca for our date night. We enjoyed the ambiance, live music, and really appreciated that there was no corkage fee on the bottle of wine we brought to enjoy! Our food was delicious, and our server Kenny was attentive and friendly.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch food is excellent and the band did a great job! Will definitely be back
  26. JL

    JamesL

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch here and it was amazing! Food was great, service by our server Maddy was excellent, music by Bennet Lemaster was perfect for a nice relaxing Sunday Brunch. Definitely going back for dinner!
  27. AD

    AnnaD

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I already wrote, but there was no answer. Could you supply filtered water instead of tap water?
  28. AR

    AshleyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Of all the restaurants we went to in Nashville this was BY FAR our favorite. It was 16 of us. The service and food were both phenomenal!
  29. MD

    MichaelD

    Savannah

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food, and an awesome band.
  30. JL

    JesseL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place! This was our first time dining at Sambuca to celebrate our 7yr anniversary. Setting up a reservation online was super easy. They even had our table ready ahead of time and sat us immediately. We were pretty close to the stage where Tabitha Meeks was performing. The music was such a nice part of the experience. Robby was our server and he took SUCH great care of us. Helped us with menu questions/recommendations and everything was brought out perfectly. Now the food was SO good. We started with bruschetta and it was very good. We did have to get more bread (which they did not charge for). As for the mains, I had the salmon, my wife the shrimp/crab linguini. The taste was phenomenal! They gave us their Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding on the house and it was the best end to a meal ever! This will definitely be a favorite of ours for our fancy nights out.
  31. P

    Perk

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to enjoy excellent food and great music. Our waiter, Mercedes, provided excellent service.
  32. j

    jwn59

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and environment were superb. The live entertainment was a un-expected pleasure. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Nashville.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed everything last night. Our service was perfect and we enjoyed the food as well. We will add it back in to our rotation in town.
  34. MB

    MaryBethT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went there for dinner because I found a card from the restaurant in my belongings. Once there, I realized I had the card from a prior visit to Nashville with my group of girl pals. Just like last time, the food was delicious, wine fine and dessert (chocolate and toffee) yummy! He had the scallops dish while I had the pork chop with prosciutto mac 'n cheese. Everything was delicious! Our waitress, Brittany B, was fabulous; she was always making sure we were good and everything was to our liking. She couldn't have been more pleasant! I'm so glad I got and found that restaurant card!! We were there a little early for the band, but we did hear a couple songs before leaving.
  35. HC

    HappyCouple

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Sambuca. Tortilla soup is fabulous. Étouffée is amazingly good as is the salmon. Great drinks and Al Green on stage last night - unbelievable!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food and service were excellent and met our expectations.
  37. J

    Jacob

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an amazing place to take your significant other. The food was amazing and the live band was just as good. Me and my girlfriend loved it and most definitely will go back.
  38. MC

    MiddleClassGuy

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sambuca is a restaurant in the tradition of the supper clubs of days gone by. Exquisite food, ambience that completely absorbs you and live music. The two times I have eaten here the music has had a jazz/blues feel. The volume is well balanced so you can hear the music as well as the vocals (unlike most bars and honky-tonks in Nashville) Robbie our server took care of our needs expertly. He kept the pace of the meal relaxed but everything seemed to arrive just when it should have. Being from the eastern time zone we chose an earlier reservation time. The music did not start until 7, and Robbie kept things spaced so we were diving into dessert and after dinner drinks as the band was starting. We stayed for a while enjoying the music. We started off with the Buca Beignets. It comes in an order of 3. Fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, jalapeño-basil, balsamic glazes. Do not let the jalapeño scare you off, it is an accent flavor so as not to be overpowering. My wife had the Flat Iron Steak and I had the Blackened Red Snapper Etouffee. For the steak, my wife likes hers mid-well. It came out perfectly done, and still melted like butter on the tongue. The Blackened Red Snapper was delicious. Our server recommended a spicy sauce to go with it. I gently mixed it in to the rice and sauce and it really made the meal pop. This is one of the rare places I have eaten where from the first bite to the last my palate was engaged and enthralled.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Portions were small for the cost. Server was awesome!!!!!
  40. y

    yeniq

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance & food

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 3567 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 40 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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