The food was delicious, the
The food was delicious, the ambience was nice and the cocktails were fabulous. A wonderful place to eat!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Sunday brunch with
Great for Sunday brunch with children and grandchildren. A friendly atmosphere and something on the menu for everyone.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service
I've eaten at Venable at least a dozen times and it has never disappointed. The food is fresh, well-cooked and delicious. The service is also wonderful. Probably the best brunch I've had in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter and I had a wonderful dining experience at Venable. Our meals were creatively prepared and delicious. The caponata bruschetta was incredible! Our server, Dan, was attentive and friendly. He also exhibited a fun attitude. We look forward to returing again.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Sunday brunch was outstanding.
The Sunday brunch was outstanding. I would have ordered and second “Classic English Breakfast” if my wife would have let me!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our fourth time eating here and each time the food has been good. The waiters are always very accommodating by letting us split the plates for sharing.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Venable many times and am never disappointed. I am pretty picky when it comes to going out - am gluten and dairy free. Venable never disappoints! and their service is always great!
The outdoor seating is fun for people watching!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday brunch was terrific. Everything we had was delectable and the fresh press pot coffee was outstanding. The service was attentive and courteous. We will be back... a lot!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful experience. Excellent food, wine and service.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent rotisserie chicken and pork dinners. Our group of 4 raved about how tender and flavorful the meals were
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Veggie Blue Burger
Crisp, chewey and wonderful.
Alcove is a bit quieter. I like quiet.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
It just keeps getting better
We've been going to the restaurant since the day it opened and not only has the already wonderful food gotten better, the staff has found their stride and is better as well. They've added more seating since we last ate there so the waits in line won't be as bad as they've been in the past. We made reservations for our 15th wedding anniversary (online!) and the process was easy and fast and it was one less task I had to worry about. They treated us extremely well and engaged with the kids which is always a plus for us when we go there. I don't believe we've had such a wonderful experience since the last time we ate there and it just keeps getting better everytime we go. We can't wait to see what you'll do next!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great with friends
Great menu selection and various specials. Wait staff is very friendly and attentive. Excellent food! Great time there...
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to Venable several
We've been to Venable several times and quite like it. I'm not sure I'd rate it as a "foodie" place, but more like upscale comfort food with something for pretty much everyone. Delicious for dinner and extra yummy for brunch.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Best in Carrboro
Everytime we eat here we explore a new dish and have been so pleased. Very confident to recommend to friends and have taken several out of town guests.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good....we will be back...like
very good....we will be back...like the casual environment
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time I had been to the restaurant for lunch and the menu specials were spectacular! Unfortunately, I found out later that evening when I went to dinner that the specials are different so didn't get to try a superb dish a colleague had eaten. I guess I'll just have to go back again. :)
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Despite a regular menu full of goodness, always listen to the specials before you make your final decision as they always seem to have something amazing to temp you with. Great food, great service.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
great last night of vacation dinner
Much better than expected, hoping for good meal for last nt of vacation& pleasantly surprised w overall dining experience, food was great, party of 4 were extremely pleased w menu & ends results
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy 50th Birthday Brunch
We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday with a brunch for twelve guests. We could not have asked for a better experience! The staff were incredibly accommodating, friendly, helpful, and patient. The food was delicious, and the Sunday morning cocktails were a delight! We brought in a cake and balloons the day before, and the staff kept our cake in the refrigerator, removing it at the needed time, and they decorated the table with our balloons before our arrival. This was our second celebration held at Venable Rotisserie Bistro, and we were very pleased on both occasions.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
This was our first time to Venable and would definitely go back. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and accomodating.
They have a very well rounded cocktail/beverage menu. The food is very reasonably price and is very good!
We visit Chapel Hill once a year and would definitely go back to this restaurant!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Restaurant in Chapel Hill
My son "Goose" (frat nickname) attends UNC, and I have been looking for a restaurant near campus that has Excellant food, casual and not over the top expensive. This is it! The vegtable tamale is to die for. My son had the chicken pot pie with the puff pastry top which was delicious. His friends all had different dishes that were equally good. The wine list was good and reasonable and they had the craft beers the rest of the gang wanted. It does not hurt that it is next door to one of my favorite outdoor stores in the southeast. You cannot go wrong choosing this restaurant. I am thinking I better book my reservation for graduation in the Spring now!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Dining Experience
The food, presentation, and comfort of the window seat was wonderful. We brought friends, so were glad our request for a window seat was honored - we could talk together with little sound distraction. We made reservations through Open Table. The menu had enough options for our vegetarian friends and also for the meat lovers.The food was excellent and the serving sizes, just right. We gave each other a taste of our entrees because we were so pleased. As older patrons, the sound within restaurants we support is important. We learned to request a window seat or to sit at a table in the bar area where the background sound isn't as much of a problem as the general eating area. It is one of our favorite restaurants.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner here twice in one week. Had the flounder both times and it was wonderful. My husband had the steak which was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The mashed potatoes are memorable. Highly recommend!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were going to the play & you quickly got our food served. It was just delicious. We will come again soon. Wish you would open at 5 on Playmakers nights so that more people could come to your restaurant. Then they would not have to rush the dinner as we did.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite spots in town
Really high quality, well-prepared food, amazing service, and, if you go early enough, surprisingly kid friendly! It's a nice restaurant that I don't feel completely sheepish taking my four year old to -- they have a kid's menu and are extremely accommodating and friendly. Don't get me wrong, I usually end up there when we have a babysitter, too! I love the gluten free options.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local food
The service was excellent, the wait person gave us good attention with a very friendly and helpful style. We loved all the food and they offered gluten-free bread and were conscientious about any special needs. Loved the clam appetizer so much that I brought home the broth to add to pasta for a second opportunity to enjoy them. Only complaint was that it got so noisy when the place filled up that I couldn't hear the person across the table from me.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic place for a 21st birthday
We went to Venable with a mixed group to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday and were not disappointed. All the food was very good and the wait staff was attentive and made good recommendations. And they seated us at tables so that our party of 8 could talk to each other even with the medium-high noise level. I would definitely recommend and go back again.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Birthday Celebration Dinner
First time to Venable and we'll be back many times for certain. Excellent on all dimensions, including value. We enjoyed rotisseri chicken, flounder, and salmon, plus apple tart dessert. Every entre and side was delicious. Attentive wait staff, relatively quiet even though it was packed (we sat in a booth next to the bar), the birthday was recognized -- all-in-all it couldn't have been better. Looking forward to our next visit.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ha friends from out of town join us - we all enjoyed our meals very much an especially the 1/2 price wine Wednesday!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cannot go wrong at Venable
I took a foodie friend visiting from out of town on Sat. night. Even though I made a very last-minute reservation, we were greeted and seated promptly. My friend asked to taste a couple of different wines before making his selection and our waiter was gracious and accommodating. Upon the recommendation of our server, I went with the classic rotisserie chicken and asked to substitute Brussels sprouts for the veggie medley. The chicken was divine -- tender and juicy, perfectly seasoned, as were the sprouts. My friend had the vegetarian tamales, which were very flavorful and beautifully plated. We shared the caponata as an appetizer and wished for more.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was delicious, service was attentive. Thanks, Venable crew!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM