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
Toffee-marshmallow bread pudding and bourbon caramel sauce served with salted caramel ice cream
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
A CREDIT CARD IS REQUIRED TO SECURE ALL RESERVATIONS A $25 PER SEAT CANCELLATION FEE WILL BE APPLIED FOR ALL RESERVATIONS NOT CANCELLED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF SCHEDULED RESERVATION
Food was delicious. We were in a side room, so the noise level was low. The main restaurant featured a jazz combo that was really good, but the talking was very loud.
Great food and service. Love this place!
Great food. Large selection of wine. Everything was good.
Fantastic atmosphere, service and food! Live music everyday is an awesome addition to the experience. We will be back!
Great meal and attentive service! It was nice that the patio was opened up.
John, David and the team does a wonderful job: good quality, presentation and service. All top notch.
Not the varanese we are all accustomed to, seems cuts were made due to derby week
Mason was the beat server. Great meal. Was very loud bit that was expected on Thurby night.
Love this place! Our go to for Thursday dinner every year before Derby weekend! Fabulous food and fabulous service from our bartender!!
Great food and service. Limited parking but worth the walk.
The food was outstanding as always! Erika the best!
Crab tower was excellent everything we put in our mouth was awesome Will definitely go back
Always excellent service and food plus great live jazz. Never have had a bad dining experience at this restaurant. John has done a great job over the years in keeping loyal diners coming back. A great asset to the Louisville restaurant scene. Thank you!
Diverse menu, friendly staff and located in a very cool neighborhood.
My rib-eye was too fatty! With the darker light, it was just tough to find meat! Then my girlfriend had dry tuna. The combo with pineapple and rice was so dry. Bread pudding was very good. Avacado-crab appetizer was great.
However, the main course was just poor. Would not recommend
always excellent. family favorite for birthdays, etc
Made a 9 pm reservation and upon arriving slightly before 9 pm there were no tables available. Around 9:20 we agreed to sit outside in the chilly afternoon. The party that was with me landed in Louisville late so we had to do a later dinner. Kind of disappointing to arrive and not have a table waiting.
Good friend in town.
Varanese is fabulous as usual. Could maybe have band play a tad softer
We were seated next to band and could not talk to each other
Great food and great overall experience. A lot of the tables were pretty close together so you could hear a lot of chatter, but I loved the food, the service and the drinks. Will definitely be going back!
Kate is amazing.
Fantastic. Food and drinks are always good.
Great food, love the live music! Jessie is a fantastic server
Food, service and atmosphere was spot on!
Wonderful. It was a little more crowded than I had expected. But we are vaccinated and that made us feel a little better about the crowd
Interesting menu choices. Food prepared as requested. Quite loud when the doors to the outside are closed due to weather. Overall, a nice place to eat.
Great service and menu had variety and unique fish options. My party enjoyed everything that was ordered We enjoyed a jazz band as well on the Saturday eve. Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, food and appreciated the great service.
This restaurant never disappoints! The food and the service are always exceptional. We look forward to returning time and time again.
Lots of people inside and also the music was so loud we had to yell over the table
Great evening and great food. One of our favorite spots in Louisville.
I used to have great dinners here. This time it was lukewarm. We sat next to the band and it was too loud to talk. I'm so used to COVID silence, I guess I wasn't ready! The staff is excellent and happy there are diners.
Prime rib special was awesome! What a treat. Will definitely go back
I had high hopes after experiencing this restaurant a few years ago with great food and drinks.
That was not repeated in my most recent experience.
The apple and pecan salad, while good, could have been ordered from Panera.
The food was bland and best. My swordfish was practically flavorless. It was accompanied by dry couscous and sliced cherry tomatoes.
My companion had the walu, which was better than my fish, but still quite underwhelming.
We are younger, and we’re about half the age of the rest of the guests, just for reference.
My cocktail was fair- it was trying to be inventive but just didn’t quite hit the mark.
Our server was very pleasant. He was very nice and attentive.
This place is funky cool. The food was outstanding and service was excellent. If we lived in Louisville, we'd be there every week!
My husband and I dined here for our 30th anniversary. We were greeted by the hostess who wished us a Happy Anniversary and seated at table with rose petals and a little sign saying the same. Our server, Mason, did an excellent job. He was attentive and very polite. Our food was delicious. I had the salmon and my husband had shrimp Angel hair pasta. We finished it off with a sweet dessert on the house and the music duo played a traditional wedding anniversary song. We had a wonderful evening at Varanese and it’s why it’s one of our favorite restaurants!
This was an amazing restaurant. The food was great and the atmosphere was very welcoming and relaxing. I loved the live music and it was a great experience.
Upscale yet very affordable. Great service & food was delicious.
Our waiter, Jesse was outstanding! The music by Jeff Sherman was wonderful and we had a great experience as usual!
The setting and mood was really nice, I definitely recommend it for a second or third date maybe even a birthday dinner!
Our favorite restaurant in Louisville. I love the food and the atmosphere!! My wife comes for the “best dessert in town...the bread pudding made from scratch.
Varanese offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 899-9904.
Varanese is rated 4.8 stars by 3532 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.