Village Anchor
Village Anchor

Village Anchor

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.villageanchor.com/
  • Phone: 5027081850x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday- Friday 11:00am-2:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -9:00pm (bar 11:00pm); Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00 pm (bar 12:00am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Geoffrey Heyde
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater small and large off-site parties and events. If a memorable presentation is important to you we're the right catering experts for you! Email: catering@villageanchor.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a covered terrace with a large double-sided fireplace.
  • Private Party Contact: Larry Watson-GM 5027081850x
  • Special Events: $10-Buck-Tuesday ($10 entree w/house red or white or Falls City draft from 5-9 p.m. in The Sea Hag)
    Wine-Down-Wednesday (1/2 price bottles and complimentary tastings 5-9 p.m. at both The Village Anchor and The Sea Hag)
    Smokin' Bourbon Thursday (Starting at 5:30 p.m. in The Sea Hag-Complimentary bourbon samples and free cigar)
    Fresh-Fruit Margarita Bar Friday (Starting @4:30 p.m. in The Sea Hag)
    $1 Mimosas during the Village Brunch in The Sea Hag on Sundays from 1-3 p.m.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bellewood & Evergreen
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are 5 parking lots in the surrounding area.
A word from Village Anchor
The Village Anchor Pub & Roost is nestled in the historic village of Anchorage, KY inside of the Louisville metro area. We are a bistro-pub featuring upscale comfort food with a twist. We also feature a craft beer selection of 62 labels, a boutique wine list & we are on the Urban Bourbon Trail housing 68 different bourbon selections. We have two patios & a covered terrace with a roaring double-sided fireplace for cool nights & outdoor dining. Given our large outdoor dining space, table location preferences cannot be guaranteed, but we will provide you a memorable dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Village Anchor reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (105)neighborhood gem (93)special occasion (64)fit for foodies (60)great for lunch (53)great for brunch (46)romantic (43)hot spot (36)good for groups (33)scenic view (31)notable wine list (25)kid-friendly (17)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (10)Show More
  • So good!
    Wesley
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We love this place! Horrible thunderstorm, and they moved us inside quickly and treated us like royalty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodnewbee
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have been there several times and the food and service is outstanding. The staff goes out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Jimmy75
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went back and forth not knowing what place to choose for our anniversary dinner, but decided on this place, because of couple of recommendations. We arrived a little earlier than our reservation and was seated with no problem. The food was excellent, along with the service. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    mtbtiger
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I haven't been to Village Anchor and had a bad meal yet with either the lunch or diner menu. My wife surprised me with a lunch date for my Birthday. We had an early lunch before the crowds started coming in. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the food and drink menu and stopped by the table enough to make sure we were OK but not to much to be an bother. I had the Rueben and she had the French Onion / Sandwich combo. She is very picky on French Onion soup and absolutely loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    melodyk99
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went back a second time because so many people rave about it. We thought maybe we were missing something or every place has a bad night. Our service was better this time, but overall the experience was barely average. I don't get the fascination. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Seated on the porch which was packed, loud, fans on making it louder, and oh - let's pump loud music on top of that. We couldn't hear one another talk. There are so many great restaurants in Louisville. Why folks continue to go back here, I don't get.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very good food and service was outstanding - the staff was very professional!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around terrible experience
    FrequentFlyer
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to the Village Anchor for my boyfriend's birthday. We had heard that it was such a great place to eat. I had made reservations 2 weeks in advance. While I entirely understand that it was the PGA weekend and there were a lot of people there, we received absolutely noticeably less service than all other customers. From the treatment by the hostesses and the wait staff's unprofessionalism- it was an absolute disaster. I asked the hostess if it was because we had booked through "open table" and she said everything but 'yes'. SO- hint to everyone- don't make reservations through this website. You'll get the worst seats next to the bathrooms, or the outside table next to the fans and wait station. Terrible birthday celebration!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kevin & Robin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had our wedding lunch here just the 2 of us and it was fabulous!!! Could not have been a more perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    theball
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellent food, great service, our first time here and was treated like a long time patron. If you are in the Louisville area this is a must!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AHidden Gem in Dining!
    CocoVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Best shrimp and grits in town! The Lobster corn dog was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service great but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and service was what we expected except for after the meal arrived at our table, we only saw our server 2 more times. She vanished. Her service was excellent up until that point. This would not stop me from coming back, but it would from using the same server.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • about this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Grossly over priced for this restaurant. I had fish and chips. Mike Linnig's does not have a competitor here. Not enough menu variety.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent every time
    DrmmVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great consistancy of great food and service. We were there for a late lunch and had great service with excellent food even thought they were getting ready to close. They were not in a hurry to rush us out and it was very enjoyable. The outdoor covered eating area is great year round
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    EchoPhi
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food, outstanding service, little pricey. All in all a wonderful dining experience for a first date.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Village Anchor
    sneaque
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    From the moment we arrived, the friendly staff welcomed us, and we were seated immediately in spite of being early. The food was well-prepared and presented well. We were not rushed, and enjoyed our lunch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot
    Goodfood
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Ok place for lunch! Very noisy!service lacking as we only saw our server ton place our order and again to leave the check!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mojo
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Excellent Hot Brown and Creme Brulee! Our waiter was very helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance, food not special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had a friend in from out of town and made reservations to a place I had not been to but heard a lot of good things about. The food was good but nothing special. We had two drinks apiece (their summer vodka special is very good,) one salad and two entrees and the cost came to $112. A bit pricey for chicken and shrimp and grits. The okra was soggy because they put the okra directly on the rice, and the cheese grit cake that came with the chicken was not cheesy enough. We also sat outside, and although they provided shade via tilted umbrellas, they had the fans facing away from us, and it was hot.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our server, Erin, was great. She was friendly and seemed to genuinely take an interest in us. The food was good, but wasn't anything different than what you would find at a similarly-priced restaurant (shrimp and grits and a meatloaf burger). The one negative thing I'd have to say is that it took an hour from our sitting down until we got our entrees. There was only 2 of us and we were there for about an hour and a half when a table next to us of 4 people were there for only about 45 minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Setting and Better Food
    HungryCardinal
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The whole meal was amazing with an extensive drink list to boot. Overall great experience dining outside in a great setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience!
    MelP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday this past weekend and we were both thoroughly impressed! Everything from the service to the atmosphere to the food was absolutely amazing!!! We will definitely be coming back and not just for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food ...service poor
    Natman
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We have always enjoyed The Village Anchor ... but our server this night was not good... not attentive ... asked for coffee ... forced to share a pot on table and no individual condiments as normally offered.... seemed perturbed when we asked for our own coffee... I mean ... we are paying for it ... would have liked to have dessert ... but just wanted to leave .. the server just ruined the evening.. We will go back again .. certainly ... but I am considering calling first to ensure we do not have same server...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect birthday dinner!
    sweetpea79
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had wanted to try this place for some time now, so my husband booked a reservation for my birthday. It was perfect! Great food, amazing cocktails and a pleasant outdoor eating area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo!
    Angel
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Village Anchor is our go-to place when entertaining! It's comforting to know we are guaranteed to impress our guests, that everyone will find something they like on the extensive menu, and the food and ambiance will be fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very special
    jrosVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    While visiting in KY this week we were fortunate to have someone suggest the Village Anchor to us. Although disappointed that we could not get reservations for dinner, we decided to go for a late lunch. the restaurant is charming and the staff and food were beyond what we expected. We look forward to our next time there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food,service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food and service were fantastic. The decor was crazy and fun and we enjoyed it all. My only complaint is that our table was too close to other diners. To get out of my seat, we had to move the table and excuse ourselves for still bumping into another table. The people at that table agreed it was a little too close for comfort.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine
    NicoleS
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Tried Village Anchor for the first time after hearing nothing but great reviews. The food was amazing and the servicer was very polite and very knowledgable about the menu. The crab cakes were amazing and as good as the ones I get on the east coast. My boyfriend got the short ribs and cleaned his plate. We sat outside and the ambience was outstanding. The manager and chef both stopped by to check on the food and our experience. We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good.
    coolspringersVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food was good, service was good. The menu changes left a few key items off (the burger for instance)...which is sad to see. Yes, I know there is burger night on Thursday...but my appetite doesn't always pay attention to the calendar. We ate dinner outside with my in-laws with fans going and a full house. It was really loud and difficult to hear our own conversation. The noise level would be my only negative.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High on my favorites list!
    Jenene
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food here is always wonderful. The pick 3 is perfect for lunch. I had the soup of the day, BLT&A, and sweet potato fries with marshmellow dipping sauce! Their bacon is to die for! The interior is beautiful, I love the art on the ceiling....but dining outside is the ticket to feeling like you are on vacation. The gardens and greenery are so beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    MsWimsey
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great food, very nice atmosphere (inside and out), great service, will return! Our second visit to the Village Anchor and it was just as good as our first visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tiger
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Another great meal at one of my favorite places. I love the variety of the items on the menu. The service is always great. The staff is always helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Village Anchor A+
    Sharknado
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great Food, amazing Service. New menu. Great for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    loueaterVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We are regular Village Anchor dinners. This past Wednesday, "half-priced" bottle night, was underwhelming. Per usual, the restaurant was slammed. We were seated indoors and waited and waited for a server. I think they were down one server. My salad arrived at a summer room temperature! The lettuce was wilted and the veggies were limp. A salad at 90+ degrees is not appetizing. My other item, new to the menu crab salad, was served at the same temperature. Normally, the kitchen functions well despite the crowds; not this time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu
    sciphile
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I was impressed with the menu choices. I had a side salad and an appetizer for an entrée, and my husband and I split the deviled eggs 3 ways! The portions were ample and the food delicious. The server was very kind to move the fan so that it wasn't making as much noise for us. We tried the beer on tap, and enjoyed the selection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bunny
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We always have a great experience at the Village Anchor!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Love the patio dining on a beautiful summer evening. Food was very good as was the service. However, the noise level is more than energetic for it is hard to hold a conversation without raising your voice. It would help to have the music level turned down.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    WonderfullyRomanticVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a excellent meal with all food prepared perfectly. The service was great at first then became rushed when it grew closer to the end of the night. I recommend going earlier in the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anchor Candied Bacon TM nuff said
    Sharknado
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great place to eat lunch or diner. Service is polite, menu is like top chef, alternative atmosphere to downtown. Haven't spent time at the bar, but looked stocked, elegant, big TVs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • whats the point of a reservation?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Arrived 5 min before reserved time. Had to wait an additional 20 min past reserved time. We were shoved akwardly into an uncomfortable corner between what can only be described as batchelrette parties. Both of these parties were screaming and shouting at eachother for the duration of our stay. Our food came out incrediblt slow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cheryl
    Wannabefoodcritic
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Had reservations on a Friday night, seated immediately. Server was excellent, food too! Sat on the lanai which is a super cool atmosphere. Fantastic food and wine. Especially the won tons and hotter brown! Took friends from out of town-they want to come back soon. My new favorite place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.