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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Varanese

4.6
2383 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date (66)
  • Special Occasion (64)
  • Good for Anniversaries (58)
Varanese settled in Louisville because of its successful independent dining scene, and he believes that the people of Louisville will appreciate fresh ingredients, prepared with a creative flair and a culturally diverse menu. Varanese’s eclectic menu boasts an array of options from stuffed grape leaves, and fried green tomato salad, to new signature entrées: the seared boneless pork chop, and caramelized orange salmon. Finish with a fried banana accompanied by a house-made oatmeal cookie dough ice cream dessert. This New American style restaurant will comfortably seat 150 guests between its bar, dining room and four seasons patio. The four seasons patio of Varanese is an addition to the building, which has a dramatic 20-foot slate water wall. The space is enclosed by a serpentine of glass doors, which retract to offer an outdoor dining experience. Varanese is located at 2106 Frankfort Ave. in the Historic Clifton neighborhood
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm

Christmas Eve 11am-10pm

Christmas Day CLOSED

New Year's Eve 4pm-12pm

New Year's Day CLOSED
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Phone number
(502) 899-9904
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Varanese
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Catering
Catering is offered depending on Chef Varanese's availability. Call to inquire.
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Cross street
Vernon
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Parking details
Varanese provides on-premise parking along with additional parking across the street at Nancy's Bagel Grounds along with street parking.
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Public transit
Varanese has a TARC stop in front along with a Frankfort Ave. Trolly Hop Stop.
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Entertainment
Live jazz seven nights from the Jeff Sherman band 6-10pm.
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Special events & promotions
Sunday is Service Industry Night. Enjoy 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials starting at 8:30.
Every Monday, enjoy a free Flambé Dessert with the purchase of any entrée.
Wine Down Wednesday – Half price bottles of wine all night. Choose from our extensive wine list.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Happy Valentine's Day. Celebrate with us for lunch or dinner.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 2383 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

The noise level to loud could not hear conversation we were having at our table

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

noise level was terrible - the worst ever when I've eaten there.

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

A perfect meal and service!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner for my husband! The lump crab appetizer was amazing, and our entrees were delicious as well!! Our waitress was very friendly and attentive, and the trio of musicians was excellent. Overall a truly five star experience!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Good food, great service, and good atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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JSW2 (Louisville)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

We consider Varanese our “go-to” restaurant for special occasions but it is a great place to eat anytime. We brought good friends with us, and they loved it! It was our wedding anniversary. Our table had rose petals strewn across it. The service was prompt and consistent. We never had to look for someone to fill our water glass. Our drinks, salads, entrees and dessert were all excellent. Great waiter. We ordered bourbon salmon, a steak and another fish dish. Our friends raved about the cream cheese grits. All in all, Varanese delivers every time we go. Thanks, John!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

As always, impeccable service and exquisite food by John Varanese and David Allen/staff!

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Prospect1stTimer (Louisville)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Extremely good culinary, atmosphere including live music, and overall value.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Should have given food five stars but we only split rwo apatizers.
Our waiter was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

I've enjoyed Varanese on several occasions. Always a great menu and some excellent specials offered. I'v never had a disappointing meal - they are so good that I struggle to explore the menu, but when I do, I just have a new favorite!
I don't often eat dessert, but when I do, it will be the bread pudding.
This is absolutely a gem in Louisville, which is blessed with so many good restaurants.

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