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The Village Anchor, Louisville, KY

The Village Anchor

4.5
4.5
3170 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Due to the bulk of our available seating being outdoor, reservations are weather dependent. In the event of rain, we are unable to guarantee a spot on the covered patio or inside, as seating is limited. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Expect the unexpected | A village-focused European “roost” where a lively Parisian Bistro greets the more traditional English Pub. A must-do in LOU.
“This unique and ornate eatery marries southern comfort flavors and quirky decor, nodding to a lively historic ship experience.” - via OpenTable editorial, 2017
-Myra's Fried Chicken
-Kevin's Meatloaf Burger
-Mom's Banana Pudding
-Sweet Potato Fries with Bourbon Marshmallow dipping sauce

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Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Southern), Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 708-1850

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Pauly

  • Catering

    We cater office events too! If a memorable presentation is important to you, we're the right catering experts for you! Email: Laura.Hicks@bellenoble.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a covered terrace with a large double-sided fireplace. As well as a full private events space next door to Village Anchor.

  • Private party contact

    Christian Saylor- Assistant Manager: (502) 708-1850

  • Neighbourhood

    Anchorage

  • Cross Street

    Bellewood & Evergreen

  • Parking Details

    There are 5 parking lots in the surrounding area.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Wine Down Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Celebrate Wine Down Wednesday at The Village Anchor, where you can get the whole bottle for only half the price with any food purchase, dine-in or carryout! Available all day, every Wednesday.

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What 3,170 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Louisville

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Louisville

    Outdoor Eating

  • Louisville

    American

  • Louisville

    Most Booked

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  1. DO

    DiningOutKid

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It had been awhile since our last visit to The Village Anchor. High points are simple, the food was delicious. My lady had the pork which she rolled her eyes with delight as she ate. I had the french onion soup and a goat cheese salad. I'm guessing I rolled my eyes too but just couldn't see myself doing it. I'm the vegetarian and my lady the carnivore. The glass of red wine was excellent and I had a mixed drink (the Anchorette?) that was very refreshing. Service was excellent as well. If there is a downside it's parking:-( Nothing I guess they can do about that.
  2. d

    deborahe

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and outdoor atmosphere! Brown sugar old fashioned excellent. Fried chicken good, breast on smaller size but not greasy. Fish and chips good, delicious tartar sauce. Wait staff most excellent!
  3. V

    Vaughn

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great business lunch out on the outdoor covered patio!
  4. T

    Taylors

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The enclosed, outdoor seating was okay but it would not be my 1st choice. I would recommend indoor seating. There were stink bugs from the trees in the area and racoons rummaging around the outer gates.
  5. C

    Chris

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    I would not recommend Village Anchor unless you desire to sit outside. Limited indoor dining -- even with a reservation, you are not guaranteed dining inside. Excessive amount of flies outside - not a pleasant dining experience.
  6. V

    Vicky

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had received a gift card from a friend to the Village Achor, we decided to give it a try and invite some friends to go with us. The food, the service and the atmosphere were great! We will definitely put this on our list of favorite places to dine. The Fried Chicken was a favorite as well as the Carrot Cake both are delicious!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    had selected outdoor seating on reservation but we were on the covered patio, not outside. Recommend calling to ensure outside table.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I wanted to have a nice meal and we have never been to The Village Anchor. Alan waited on us and did a great job! We both had the bone in filet, my wife with the purple mashed and me with asparagus. Both steaks were done right, tasted delicious, and well worth the price paid. We also enjoyed the Brussel Sprout Salad. Two thumbs up for the VA!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our anniversary dinner and although everyone that was sitting beside us was nice it would have only been better if we were at a table without the other guest sharing a seat with me. Waiter was awesome, food was delish, ambiance was good and noise level was low. We will be back
  10. BN

    BNTHERE

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    For the price, the quality was not up to par. Homemade biscuit was over done and hard, and the steak came out cold.
  11. K

    Kathyl1051

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I stopped going here for a while after two mediocre dinners....but, so glad I gave it another chance. Our dinner was perfection....from appetizers to entrees...they have their mojo back.....great job and kudos to everyone involved.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an experience. Enjoyed
  13. d

    daver

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend birthday
  14. JT

    JamesT68

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with friends! Great food and quality service...John did an outstanding job! We felt welcome and part of the family! Will definitely be back!
  15. RM

    RogerM

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As always, excellent food and service. We chose to eat outdoors and flies were a problem. Turned on the fan for us but that annoyed other diners so they turned off. Our favorite restaurant in Sarasota manages this by putting a penny in a clear plastic bag, filling with water and, voila, it keeps the flies away. Try it!
  16. BT

    BillT

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not much healthy food here.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    I made a reservation, by evidence of this app. They couldn't find it & put us next to the front door. I was made to feel I did something wrong. Adjacent 1' was another table with people right on top of our conversation (noisy, drafgy). Classic lines such as "It's going to be a busy night so I recommend getting your order in" were used to try to flip the table (It wasn't a large ticket). Thank God my company was completely awesome!
  18. BB

    BrianB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I really want to like this place. It’s a great location and a great space. But the menu is too narrow, and the quality just doesn’t match the price. And speaking of price, I ordered the Hotter Brown for the $17 menu price, but was charged $20 on my receipt. The Hotter Brown itself sounded amazing, but the reality was it was like a cheap chicken pot pie minus the crust. The portion was small, and it was basically a bowl of gravy with a few chunks of chicken and potatoes, with a few slimy cherry tomatoes tossed on top.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    I had a reservation at 12:45; when we got there, the receptionist said they seated someone else with my last name so she was concerned that one of the new receptionists gave my table away. We were seated; I was meeting for a business lunch. No one talked to us for the next 45 minutes. At that point, I flagged down one waiter & said that no one had waited on us; he said he would look into it….10 minutes go by and still nothing, so we flagged down another waiter who said he would look into it. Another 5 minutes go by and the second waiter comes to take our order. He said a manager would come over & see us to make it right, which never happened. We had two salads & two waters and the bill was $67, which I was floored by. I’m putting this meal on a business card, so that high of a bill for two salads at lunch is really alarming. I love this place & have gotten that exact same meal several times & it’s never been that high, so not only did we get terrible service, but we got overcharged! I’ve always loved this place & come here often but I’m very disappointed in the service we received today!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The meal was good.
  21. s

    susanp

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved our waitress!
  22. DC

    DanC

    Louisville

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal and we’re grateful for the excellent food!
  23. LS

    LisaS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Our server disappeared & after 15 minutes of waiting my husband found him sitting at a table on the patio visiting in front. He also made errors on our order of side salads. Otherwise we do enjoy going there but won’t sit in his section again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Shoved in the corner in the basement bar. When there was no one else in the area and plenty of tables upstairs. It was loud with the ice machine directly behind us and a steady flow of individuals coming to get ice. We usually love coming here, but this visit was not enjoyable!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really the only thing that was bad was the fan kept blowing my wife’s hair at our table
  26. DD

    DougandDana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service is always awesome! The drinks ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️, I wish they kept the Mussels on the appetizer menu & had more of an appetizer variety. I’m not a fan of the indoor seating, I don’t want to sit shoulder to shoulder to a stranger, or in the middle of the room on display. So even if I make a reservation, I’ll wait, or choose to sit outside. The place is 4 1/2 stars overall! Love it!
  27. JM

    JacqueM

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Pork chop undercooked. The candied yams were just chunks of yams with marshmallows scattered on plate. The yams were barely warm and the marshmallows were like someone poured them out of a bag as an after thought. The place is to pricey for that.
  28. KD

    KyleD

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great experience and our server was attentive and fantastic. Love the food and ambiance at VA. Will always come back for business and pleasure.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Birthday for my wife and thought we would try something new. Food and service were excellent. We were seated in an area that was very loud and could hardly hold a conversation. We will visit The Village Anchor again in the future.
  30. s

    shauns

    Louisville

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our server Georgia was magnificent. Village Anchor is a gem.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always like coming to the Anchor
  32. TO

    TedO

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food, fun place to eat with friends!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good food and service!
  34. DW

    DavidW

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were downstairs at the Sea Hag. Food and service were great!
  35. C

    Carcar1

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the glam European atmosphere is exceptional!!! All staff of super friendly as well!!!
  36. DF

    DeniseF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I love The Village Anchor (enjoyed lunch there twice in the past week!) The food and service are consistently excellent but the flies in outdoor seating are worse than I've seen at any restaurant. Both times--once on the patio and once in the veranda--flies landed on our food constantly during our entire meal. We ended up mostly covering our plates with napkins to try to keep our food fly-free. I realize The Village Anchor can't control nature but I hope you will consider some fly-control options. It would make the outdoor dining experience there much more pleasant.
  37. MM

    MichaelM

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Great service and cocktails! Menu needs an update. Very little gluten free items. Inform customer of the price of your specials.
  38. j

    johnc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The folks were able to reseat us to the bar after a Hightower was unavailable and the outdoor patio was too loud
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food was terrible, they had to remake my entree and it was still $120 dinner with drinks.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food and great service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Village Anchor using the Order Online button. The Village Anchor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 708-1850.

The Village Anchor is rated 4.5 stars by 3170 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Village Anchor

11507 Park Road, Louisville, KY 40223

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bellewood & Evergreen

  • Neighbourhood

    Anchorage

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Southern), Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    There are 5 parking lots in the surrounding area.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Pauly

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 708-1850

  • Catering

    We cater office events too! If a memorable presentation is important to you, we're the right catering experts for you! Email: Laura.Hicks@bellenoble.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a covered terrace with a large double-sided fireplace. As well as a full private events space next door to Village Anchor.

  • Private party contact

    Christian Saylor- Assistant Manager: (502) 708-1850

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