Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations
A credit card is required to secure all holiday reservations. A 24 hr. notice of cancellations is required to avoid any cancellation fees
Sunday, June 16, 2019
The restaurant is incredible. It was my first time there and I loved. The food is delicious! Good ambiance and great service. I’m sure I’ll be back soon.
Always a wonderful experience at Varanese!
Excellent experience; great food, top notch service, super atmosphere, and worth every penny!
I think the prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food preparation and the portion sizes were very ample. Overall I would go back for fine dining at reasonable prices. Our appetizer of crab stuffed fried avocado was plenty for two. Entrees of flatiron steak and a short ribs stroganoff were more than enough and could have been split between 4 rather than 2. First time there and we were pleasantly surprised. Cocktail specialties are high priced but they are everywhere now.
Pleasant and comfortable indoor/outdoor dining experience, with live jazz music that didn't overwhelm, but complemented, the dining. Food was excellent and service was attentive, but not intrusive.
The food and music was as fabulous as always, but it is so loud in the restaurant.
As always, Varanese was a wonderful night out for dinner with my family. Excellent service and food!
We were so looking forward to a night out at this very well known restaurant. To put it simply, the food was good, not outstanding. The floors are concrete, and they had a jazz band, so it made it simply so very very loud. Nice waiter. Service was ok. It just didn’t live up to all the hype I’ve heard in the past. Try it though. Your experience may be way different than ours.
Varanese is always an excellent place to have dinner. Unfortunately, during this visit, our server was not very attentive and completely forgot our order and had to come back to the table to get the order again. Also, she brought dessert to one of our ladies having a birthday, but did not ask anyone else if they wanted dessert or coffee. Unusual.
Service was a little slow.
We went there for our anniversary and it was very nice! Live music that played the anniversary song for us, owner greeted each table, food was impeccable!
Unfortunately, it was not a good experience. One of our salads had to be sent back and exchanged for a different one. The greens were bitter. The crab sandwich should have been sweet and moist. Was rather dry and salty. This could be in part because of the abundance of pickles. The scallops while good were definitely not $35 a plate good. I have had better. Based solely on this dining experience, I could not recommend them.
Excellent food and service. It was our anniversary and they wished us a happy Anniversary and had rose petals on the table. Classy! It also happens to be half price wine night - a very nice surprise.
Out of town business partners, all commented that this was one of their best, if not the best meal they had on their many trips to Louisville. Lamb, fish, pork chop - all were excellent!
Our food was delicious and our server was outstanding. It was our first time and we will be back for sure!!
Excellent service with great food. Very pleased from the bar to our dinner great value for the money as well. Very pleased. Thank you
Was celebrating 33rd anniversary. Resturant was great. Service, was exceptional. Food was good. They went as far as putting rose petals on the table. The jazz was nice as well. Not too loud. Set the mood for a wonderful evening. My wife loved it. Will definitely go back..
We love this restaurant but it is quite loud inside even when the band is not playing. It’s hard to have quiet conversation so I had requested a quiet table when I made the reservation. Amanda gave us a great quiet table outside and our server Michael was very good
I would recommend any of the Varanesse restaurants in Louisville
Great place great value. Creative cocktails and excellent food
Service was excellent and food was pretty good. We had a very good time.
Excellent food and service! It's our second visit while in Louisville and plan on making it a regular stop for dinner in the future.
Very little ambiance. Decent food. Average service. Definitely better in Louisville. John Varanese does a great job at the River House. This restaurant is a little long in the tooth
There are so many amazing restaurants in Louisville but Varanese is one of the best! We are never disappointed. They have incredible service, food, and ambiance. Absolutely love this place! This is a favorite date night for us.
Out waitress was excellent! The food was scrumptious and the atmosphere was spectacular.
I went to Varanese in a party of three, and to be fair, the others in my party would give them a better rating than I would. I had the Tortellini with beef tips in a gorgonzola cream sauce and, honestly, did not like it. The beef was tough and the sauce was mostly tasteless. We had the fried calamari for an appetizer and it was excellent, as was my caesar salad.
Wonderful anniversary meal. They made it really special. Loved it!
Very, very, very, very good experience. Outstanding professional and respectful service, nice personal touches, live music that added to the ambience without drowning polite conversation. Appetizer and salads we're unique and delicious. If anything, the entrees we're too generous by half.
Great outdoor dining on a beautiful evening. I'd definitely recommend Varanese.
I love this place. Have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.
Just need to note when putting a table for anniversary couple, don’t put them next to a huge table with children.
The service was fabulous and the food was equally as fantastic! Fried green tomatoes were out of this world great!
Overall it was a good experience. We were there for mother's day so it was fairly busy.
Ordered the stuffed crab avocado and the description said it was jumbo lump crab, it was definitely not jumbo lump crab. If it was it was poorly treated.
The other 2 items we ordered was the ribeye and lamb chops, both specials. They were both really good.
Ordered the bread pudding for dessert and it was great! Overall I would go back.
Always such a treat dining here!
Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. We will definitely be returning.
We went on Mother’s Day...I would probably not do that again. It was quite hectic...the server, who had a wonderful personality, seemed a bit over-burdened. They were serving brunch in addition to the regular menu...I think the menu would have been better with fewer selections. The steak and eggs was perfect as were the desserts.
Our dining experience at Varanese was outstanding. We truly felt as though we had enjoyed a luxurious Mother's Day celebration. Our server, Mason, took our dinner to a whole new level. He was the most outstanding server, in every way, that we have had in any restaurant any where.
Service started out poorly. We were seated and then ignored for 30 mins while large parties seated after us were served. Once we checked back in to see what was going on, they were very attentive. Food was great and very reasonable for the portion and quality. Manager came out to apologize in person and comped us for dessert. So they redeemed themselves and it came out as an overall positive after a rocky start.