Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

4.5
118 reviews
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Sicilian
Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern, located in Louisville, Kentucky, in Anchorage’s legendary Willow Lake Tavern building, serves a delicious fusion of authentic Creole and Sicilian cuisines The restaurant is known for its New Orleans-style atmosphere, outdoor patio and fresh, local ingredients. Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern serves seafood which is flown in daily.

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern offers daily happy hour specials as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy our Chef's ever changing Pasta and Fresh Seafood daily specials. Or choose from menu items like po'boys, seafood platters, pastas, salads, soups and more. Try the restaurant's famous crab rolls to start out your meal and to end your meal, try one of the menu's homemade desserts.

Enjoy a glass of wine by the warm fire, watch the big game with new friends, dine on our Outdoor Courtyard on a Spring evening, or share a warm beignet with someone special; relax and get comfortable. You're family here.
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TL
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seating was great for business discussions. Will definitely be back!

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JC
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took the family there for Brunch. Everything but the waffles was amazing. The French Toast you have to try. You can never go wrong getting the cheesy hash brown casserole there. We'll be back for sure.

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GH
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Sunday brunch and loved it!

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L
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad meal at Selena’s. The food and service are consistently excellent. Their beignets are better than Cafe du Mond’s in New Orleans. Always a treat to eat at Selena’s.

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DS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent like always but service was not as good as usual. Had to ask for the bread, our drink glasses were empty twice and had to ask for refills. Ordered one of the specials with no sauce and it came with sauce on it

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CS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good waiter and good service and food

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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent.service was great as was our server. Thx

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SB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Always upbeat. And wonderful food! The service was excellent! Definitely recommend a reservation on the weekends. Great place to take out of town guests.

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AH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin was a fantastic waiter and very informative as well as attentive. The food was awesome! Have never been disappointed at Selena’s!

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MP
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good as usual

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T
Louisville
64 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed Sunday brunch as a party of 4 (2-couples). Several choices, including their great Gumbo (Yum), and many egg dishes including many benedicts. We all tried the Blood Mary which was a good starter, but it was a distant "second" to the sinful Beignets (fantastic--warm, soft and sweet)!! Try them.
Our server "Kevan" (with an "a") was great, super attentive and made the menu selection process fun with his suggestions and descriptions.

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BB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was wonderful. We had beignets, Bloody Mary’s, Mediterranean omelet and eggs Benedict. Everything was perfect. Server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Thank you and I will be back soon!

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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing! Food was delicious, great service! We are never disappointed at Selena’s - always a favorite!!

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was not as good as the 4 of us thought it was a yr ago.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was hot and well prepared. Server was friendly, polite but not very attentive. (Eg, took several minutes for a drink refill).

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P
Louisville
359 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I got the Tavern Salad & my husband got the salmon special. Both were very good. Service was good too. Kevin was our server.

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a table of 8, the food was very good. The service was excellent and staff was great. The place has an enjoyable feel to it. The price was reasonable. All in all fantastic.

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter suggested Selena's for brunch and it was fantastic. We had a small, quaint table for the two of us which made conversation wonderful. The restaurant is intimate and rustic with exposed brick walls, a heated outdoor dining area and patio dining. The food was fantastic and our waitress was wonderful.

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JV
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great brunch, especially with the $2 Bellinis and Mimosas plus Beignets! Our server, Blake, was awesome to us!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service! A little chilly sitting up front

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BT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our food and waiter at Selena’s. The blackened chicken was tender and had just the right amount of spice. The red beans and rice were a fantastic side. Additionally, the grilled shrimp on the tavern salad were wonderful. The only negative was the hostess.

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P
Louisville
359 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Met with a group of neighbors & had a nice time. It’s always a little harder to talk unless you’re at a round table, but it was also loud with the acoustics in there. But the food was good & service wonderful. We shared the mahi special with potato & veggies & also had some of the table appetizers: mushroom caps, calamari, & Brie plate. All were delicious!

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Hostess was rude, did not want to seat us at a more desirable location when requested...
Server was amazing & “made-up” for the less than professional 1st impression. Bloody Mary was good but less than expected. Grits were awful, potato casserole was awful, will not oder frech toast again either. Eggs were perfect, and coffee was hot & very good. My 1st brunch. Have always had outstanding food at dinner. I will return. I have always enjoyed my visits to Selena’s.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening with friends. Food and service was awesome!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there we heard about it from a friend and decided to go on Saturday, 2/23/18. We had a great time everything was great overall. For me the portion was large lol. Nice restaurant would highly recommend and we will hopefully make brunch soon.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a wonderful family experience, as expected.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great first experience from service, atmosphere & food

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JC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The French Toast was amazing! Actually all four meals were. I can't wait to go back.
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DM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We received a gift certificate from our daughter and went to Selena’s for the first time for lunch. Very nice place and food was delicious and filling. We plan to return with friends sometime soon. In warm weather they have a beautiful outside patio area.

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Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lunch with a friend. We both had salads and they were delicious. The restaurant was busy so I am glad I had a reservation.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience great food. Great drinks. And the beignets are to die for.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s with my daughters

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Eaten here several times... always great!

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Selena's is a nice cozy atmosphere and would highly recommend the outdoor setting during nice weather. The koi ponds are very relaxing to eat next to and watch the fish and hear the water trickle down the small waterfall.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation time was 6pm, we were running late and they held our table until we got there at 6:10. Our server was having fun, cutting up and very knowledgable about the beer and food selection. The sea bass special was phenominal!!!

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DG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!! Will definitely go again. Food and service was awesome.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Never had a bad experience here. Selena's is a great local place. It isn't cheap but it is worth every penny you spend here.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We went to Selena’s for Valentine’s Day. I had made reservations sometime in mid-January. When we got there, they took us to the back, to a table that had not been cleaned, so we stood and waited for the host to clean it. Then when our server came to the table, she didn’t ask us what we wanted to drink, she just took our food order. Then when the food was ready, someone else brought it out to us. My husband had fish, and he wanted tartar sauce. We never saw the server for probably 15 minutes, so nobody asked us how our food was. My husband asked three other servers for some tartar sauce, and finally our server brought some tartar sauce. The food was good, as always, but clearly they were not prepared for the Valentine’s Day crowd.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was really good except my steak which was the most expensive item on my bill was very charred. I wasn’t happy with it at all, otherwise everything else was really good.

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