Bourbon Barrel Smoked Pork Chop*
Spice rubbed bourbon barrel smoked boneless pork chop topped with an apple bacon chutney served with gratin potato
Caramelized Orange Bourbon Salmon*
Grilled salmon topped with a caramelized mandarin orange bourbon sauce served over cream cheese grits
Certified Angus Strip Steak*
Grilled strip steak served with roasted garlic whipped potatoes, zesty brussels sprouts and natural reduction
Enjoyed the evening at this restaurant. Food and price were very good. Will dine here again.
This was our first time visiting. Our waitress Courtney was excellent. We will return again.My strip steak was cooked to order and my wife's salmon was also . Everything is priced just right.
This was a dinner to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary.
We dine here often....including our post-wedding dinner for 30 that was accomplished beautifully.
Service was great. Tuna dish was OK but nothing special. They need to update the entertainment unless they are going for the 70+ demographic.
A little pricey perhaps, but you get what you pay for, they say. The service was flawless and not overpowering. One suggestion: the wine list was short on details like vintage year. We almost ordered a Pinot Noir on the wine list from a wine maker that produces several different variations. The Veranese list had no indication. Still, no big deal. We had a great time and enjoyed each course. Cocktails were delicious, too.
Very elegant but casual atmosphere. Food was absolutely delicious! We ordered salmon with the cream cheese grits and the strip steak with brussel sprouts and garlic whipped potatoes. Everything was absolutely delicious, but the brussel sprouts were the star of the show! We definitely will be back.
Great food and great service.
Special evening with our Pastor. Looking forward to our usual nice evening but was seated next to the bar and the noise level was extremely loud. I was told that it was a bourbon experience evening but was told they would put us at
A table that we could talk. Kate was our server she was great! Disappointed.
Our waiter was outstanding. Took very good care of us without being overbearing. Also had a very impressive wine list.
We enjoyed our dinner for five people. The menu was great and the food matched our expectations. Great! We loved the music too.
We frequent Varanese as one of our favorite, go to restaurants. Fairly consistent and reasonably priced.
One of our favorite go-to's!
Love it every time - the food is always great and the service is wonderful!
Food and service were excellent. Atmosphere was lively, but even with a full room and a jazz duo playing overall volume was moderate.
Kristina was our bartender and gave wonderful service! Food was amazing….please put that duck breast with risotto on the menu permanently. Sooooooo delicious!
Definitely underwhelmed by our experience. Had Varanese on our list for a while and chose to spend our anniversary here. We were told they were short-staffed (so take everything else with that factored in). It took almost 90 minutes for us to get our entrees, and they weren’t bad but salty. I ordered a bourbon flight in which one of the three wasn’t available. They decided to serve it with another bourbon even though I would have chosen a different flight if made aware one was missing. They brought out a small plate dessert which we thought was nice but later found out they charged us full price for it without making us aware or asking us if we wanted it (we would have ordered a different dessert)—overall just a blah experience.
Everything about Naranese is outstanding. The food was fantastic, the service impeccable, and the 2 piece band was an unexpected bonus.
Great meal for a reasonable price. We will definitely return for future celebrations.
Jesse is the best! He is engaging, knowledgeable, and attentive. Jesse, along with the excellence duck and NY strip steak, made for a memorable dining experience.
We went to Varanese to try it out, since we have booked it for a rehearsal dinner later this year. The food was delicious!! Beautifully plated and generous in portions. Our server was a rockstar, answering all my questions! So glad we picked Varanese!!
Varanese is my favorite restaurant ever! It’s a very charming atmosphere with great food and excellent service! If you haven’t been here...you should go now!
Delicious food, especially the salmon. Great service. Great everything.
Our server Evan was great and we had a fabulous meal with our friends. Love this place!
One of our favorites!!! Food is always excellent. Love the live music.
Food was good. Not worth the expense though. Also, appears if you are not from area and regular customer, or not with bigger table, your service will be lacking. We waited for 15 minutes for even water and an acknowledgment once seated. It was a special occasion very disappointed.
The Fried Green Tomato salad, followed by the Bourbon Barrel Pork Chop is two thumbs up all the way!!!!
Varanese is one of my favorite restaurants in Louisville and last night's experience why I keep coming back here. Our server, Christina took the best care of us and was very lovely. My date and I ordered the specials, the Salmon & pasta and the Tenderloin...they were both phenomenal!! The ambience is always amazing and relaxing, along with the live music. We definitely will be back soon :-)
Never disappoints! Has been a favorite of ours for over 10 years and we’re always pleased.
Always great at Veranese!
What a wonderful restaurant... from the candlelit table with a rose on it... to the intimate setting with live music... this restaurant made me look like a hero to my wife... But then add on the amazing food and I was my wife's hero that night! This is a must try restaurant while in Louisville!!!
Great atmosphere & service!
Highly recommend the salmon entree & the Liquid Spa cocktail!
Great service provided by Jessie, excellent food & menu options. Good vibe between management and staff. We will be back!
We went to Varanese to celebrate our anniversary. Our friends had given this place high marks and we were anticipating a good experience. Unfortunately the food preparation ruined the night.
Ambiance great and terrific band
Service great.. Mackenzie was an awesome server
Food☹️= steak had to be sent back twice and still incorrect. Well Done is supposed to be WELL DONE. The entree was taken off the bill and the manager did come and apologize, but the damage to the evening was done.
Our first time eating inside since the pandemic, although we have grabbed take out once or twice between in-person visits. We came for our daughter's high school graduation dinner everyone enjoyed their meal. First time for the other family members. Katie did an outstanding job as our server and will specifically ask for her on our next visit. The only *slight* con was that it was fairly loud, hard to engage in conversation, but we were seated right next to the musicians, who we enjoyed.
Heavy menu focus on seafood, all dishes Excellent. Advice we good. Very full seating after COVID. 9/10 will go again
We Booked a reservation for four and were coming from Churchill Downs. It was a very early 5:45 reservation high top in the bar area. Which was great for us. We shared the fried oysters in a delicious sauce & my husband & I shared the pork tenderloin with brussel sprouts & fingerling potatoes. Wonderful flavors!!
Service was great. The quality and value of the food & drink coupled with the great service should put this above most restaurants in Louisville. There are some other great restaurants in Louisville but you pay significantly more.
My bday celebration
I’ve been several times and always gave 5 out 5. However, this time the food was not the best. Mine was over salted and my friends food had no flavor. It was unfortunate.
Great food and a pretty restaurant
Varanese offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 899-9904.
Varanese is rated 4.7 stars by 3605 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.