Sambuca Restaurant

(615) 248-2888 | View Website

601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN | Directions   37203

36.151892 -86.784179

Open Hours

Sat: 4pm-1am, Sun: 4pm-11pm, 6pm-10pm, Thu: 6pm-11pm, Mon-Wed: 11am-4pm, 6pm-10pm, 11am-4am, Fri: 11am-1am, 1am-4pm

 
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More Cuisine: Seafood

Price: $$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Business Dining, Dancing, Date Spot, Fine Dining, Group Dining, Live Music, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

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Sambuca Restaurant
Sambuca Restaurant
Menu
Caesar, Gorgonzola, Baby Spinach, House, Bibb, Tortilla Soup, Shrimp & Crab Bisque, Margherita, American Pie, The Cosmo... more

Reviews for Sambuca Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Resturant in Nashville or Atlanta – My first time at Sambuca, alls I can say was it was perfect. The food was to die for, the dessert also. The live music was the dickie band excellent. Service was excellent. Can be a a very romantic place or a place for you and your friends but either way the environment is assume, you can do either or, whatever the occussaion there environment will set the stage. It's by far the best i've been to in nashville and Atlanta. Thanks Sambuca for making my five year anniversay the best yet.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great service, great music, great food! – Dining out at a place like this is an "event" for my wife and I as we have two small boys and our dining out usually involves more casual dining(and lots of napkins!) Apart from that, dining at a place like this only fits in our budget on the rare occasion. With that said, we were greatly pleased.

The waiter, David, advised his main concern was making certain our entire dining experience was memorable. He made recommendations based on what we liked and what he had enjoyed himself from the menu, of which he had eaten most everything available in his time there. He actually gave his veteren opinion not only for the good, but also steered us away from a dish he did not feel we would be satisfied with. I was greatly impressed that a waiter would be so candid and honest. So often "everything is the best" when you ask the waiter/waitress! He was right on with his recommendation of the tuna etoufee. It was delicious! The tuna was perfectly cooked, meaning it had a beautiful sear on the outside and was essentially raw in the center. True tuna lovers will appreciate this dish and it was out of this world. My wife got the rib-eye. The steak was perfectly cooked and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. It came with a side of potatoes that my wife kept raving over. She also asked for a side of the walnut butter that comes with the filet because she was curious about it. It made a great accompaniment to the steak, although it certainly did not need it. After ordering desert we asked David if it would be fine to venture upstairs to check out the view of the city we had heard so much about and he advised it was not a problem. Upon returning to our table, dessert soon was delivered (a chocolate toffee tort) and was slowly devoured. The band played sounded fantastic and were not too loud.

It does get a bit dark in there (the servers actually carry flashlights!) but the ambiance was just what we were looking for that night. We will definitely be back.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

The Diggy Band makes your night out a night to remember!!!! – The food is always consistant and good, the seabass is the best I have ever eaten. The things that makes this restaurant so great is the kicking bands they book the play this joint. The food is good the service has always been good and the cocktails and funky and cool.. But the band makes this whole experience worth every single penny. Led Zepplin I found you again

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

you win some, you lose some. – We have been to Sambuca twice. First time, it was great. I had already eaten so I just ordered a side of sweet potatoes- which were amazing. But I loved the ambiance. The band was very good and quiet so we could still have a conversation. So, based on this, we determined to come back for Valentines day and had the opposite experience. First of all, the table was teeny tiny and about 1 foot (no joke) from 3 other tables- so that was awkward. We felt like we were dining with strangers. We ordered salads which were delicious. I had to request some bread which I saw at other tables. The service was good though. Then the band came and we didn't talk the rest of the time. They were fine, just loud and totally opposite the smooth, soft jazz band that had been there previously. I ordered the Zebra pasta and was dissatisfied. Not only was it hard to eat, but it was not flavorful and did not fill me up. My husband had the filet, which he absolutely Loved. I've never seen him chew so slowly to savor each bite. We had tiramisu for desert and that was fine. So, to sum it up: cool vibe, score or miss on the menu and music, service is average, request a booth.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Unique and exquisite!! – I am new to Nashville and I can honestly say that Sambuca is the best restaurant I have been to. My girlfriend and I enjoy dining out regularly and we were delighted with the great level of service, ambience, music, and food quality this place offers at very reasonable prices. So far, we have been there three times and every time we have had such a wonderful experience!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best crab cakes in town – Sambuca is an awesome experience. The food is delightful. I highly recommend the petite filet, zebra pasta, tortilla soup, and all the salads. The half-price appetizers are great. I love the Thursday night Soul/R&B music. The dining room is very cozy and comfortable. The music volume is perfect. I have nothing to complain about. Our servers have also been wonderful and very accomodating. Anyone that complains about this place needs to get a life and go home!!!!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great time! – We went on a Sunday night which featured half price bottles of wine and live Jazz music, which by the way was nice and relaxing. Our server, Ashley, was really great. She was friendly and professional. She was able to make a fine dining environment, comfortable. Our food was SO delicious! We started with the Buca Beignets, then my husband got the Caesar Salad and I had the Shrimp & Crab Bisque. YUM! We both ordered the filet (mine petite) and an order of asparagus. The quality of meat was fantastic and the gorgonzola butter complimented it very well. Overall, our experience was wonderful. A little pricey, but pretty standard for the type of restaurant. We had a very nice, romantic evening and we will definitely be returning!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

LOUD LOUD LOUD – This was one of the worst dining experiences I've had in Nashville. The food was average, and the atmosphere was terrible! The server was a rude smart a$$, and treated us as if were a total inconvience. The music was so loud, even near the back, we could not even have simple conversation nor order without screaming and pointing.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

dine the gulch, it's fine – we went there on a whim after our favorite sushi place was closed for the evening. went in, asked for patio seating, was told the wait was 20 mins, however 2 mins later they had seating ready. seated next to the waterfall fountain, very nice, but my husband at 6' was a little cramped at the 2 top table. the food was incredible. we had the carpaccio appetizer, which was nice and light like an appetizer should be, but packed with flavor. i had the pork chop which was very good but a HUGE chunk of meat, a little hard to cut. my husband had the tuna which he really enjoyed but unfortunately does not do well as a leftover. to finish we had the sticky toffee pudding which tasted insanely good but i swear has enough calories for 5 people. service was very good, if a little slow considering we were there at 11 at night. overall i would definately recommend sambucca and i know we will be returning!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Birthday Done Right – Sambucca was the location for a suprise party I had arranged. If you haven't been in, its worth just going by the bar to take in the location, you'll be sold instantly. There were about 18 people in our group. When I called to set up the reservation the staff made sure to inform me of their nonbill-splitting policy for large groups, and some other basic heads up info. The night of the event, all of my guests had arrived ahead of time, and the wait staff did an spectacular job of not letting on that there was a large group waiting in the balcony area. The food was excellent, well prepared, and presented. At the end of the evening, the staff went out of their way, and did infact split up our individual checks. Loved it, can't wait to go back.

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