Venable Rotisserie Bistro
Cast-iron roasted trout stuffed with grilled asparagus over a bed of rainbow swiss chard, topped with a lemon, caper & butter sauce
Blackened mahi-mahi wrapped in flour tortillas with Napa cabbage slaw, Baja sauce & pico de gallo, served with herb-salted French fries
Romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado, blue cheese, bacon, Latta's eggs & choice of our roasted or grilled chicken with basil green goddess dressing
Food was good, nice variety with quality ingredients. Service was a bit slow, we had to signal our waiter a few times for drink refills and order placement.
Great ambience. Our waiter was kind and personable and helped us select a wine for the table. Will definitely return.
Always outstanding. I have never had a bad meal there. Lots of favorites and variety. And always a plus when Chef Drew stops by your table! New menu coming soon. Excited to give it a try. And Wednesday is half priced bottles of wine FYI.
We enjoyed the food and the location. The restaurant was a little loud at first but quieted down. The food was outstanding! The menu was creative and varied.
The food was amazing and staff was very nice and helpful. Looking forward to going again!
Our server, Esther, was incredibly rude and unhappy to be serving our party, even though everyone was incredibly patient and respectful with her. The food was amazing, but her service made the experience far worse.
Disappointed that only brunch menu available for lunch in weekends. Why do so many restaurants think everyone wants to eat breakfast all day in the weekend?! My salmon had to be sent back because I don’t eat smoked. Specifically asked too. Bartender made the experience at this restaurant. She was attentive and friendly.
Wonderful food - attentive wait staff-overall wonderful experience and dining
This was our first time dining at Venable and we had a great experience! We came on a Wednesday night and I had mentioned in my special requests that we would love a table along the walls or windows if possible. We were pleasantly surprised to be seated in a bump-out window that faced the front of the restaurant. As this was for a date night, it was the perfect amount of intimacy, while still being a part of the dining room.
The food was delicious and our server was wonderful; she was helpful, engaging, present at the table, and offered a lot of information on what the restaurant had to offer.
We’ll be back to try out their brunch menu next time!
This was the best place we ate while visiting Chapel Hill. The Mashed potatoes are nothing short of perfect. The trout was great, the udon noodle dish was perfect and you can't miss the apple dessert (don't recall the name) with ice cream!
I had the Honey Chipotle Salmon dinner dish, cooked at chef's choice, for the first time and it blew my tastebuds away! So delish! And herb-whipped potatoes with crispy shallots pulled the dish together so well. We got seated in one of the window nooks and the usual noisy ambiance of the rest of the restaurant was almost unnoticeable.
It was Valentines Day and there was no set menu. Just their regular great something for everyone choices. We had made a reservation, spoke to Mary, the manager and requested Noam as our excellent server as we loved her the last time we ate here. Everyone loved their meals. We had the potato leek soup special...yummy! and the hazelnut gelato special dessert .. very delish. They did a great job in the kitchen.Thank you
Great service and food for a party of 9. We came at 11:30 on a weekday and it was quiet. I want to come back to try brunch. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Kunch with friend visiting area. We wanted good food, a quiet place so we could chat, and not crazy expensive. Venable scores 5 stars across the board.
Good meal, brunch with our grandkids. Service was great, as was the food. Sitting on hightops by the bar (and the TVs) wouldn't have been our first choice, but maybe it was a little quieter...?
Always enjoy dining here! Madison and Esther are fantastic; friendly, on point, extremely knowledgeable, and ready to suggest the perfect wine to pair with whatever dish is ordered- or just to drink on its own. Make sure you save room for dessert! The apple tart is AWESOME!
We love Venables and have had multiple good experiences. As seniors we do find the portion size a bit overwhelming—our salads would readily each have served two or more people, and we perhaps should have been warned that one mashed potato would have done for us both. It is learning for us, so no regrets; though I will say that $12 for a tiny sliver of cake was inconsistent with everything else and quite disappointing even if house made. We’ll learn to balance better as we continue our visits to your fine restaurant.
Always a delight to go to Venable. Comfortable. Good drink. Reasonable prices. Informative staff. Have never had a bad experience here - will be back many times!
Great cocktails, amazing polenta appetizer, excellent seared trout entree and a panko fried Alaskan cod special. Great service and cozy atmosphere.
The food at Venable is always fresh and delicious. Perfect place for a special meal or a casual friendly dinner.
Went for lunch in group of three. One burger, one salad and one pad Thai took over 40 minutes to be served. The waiter was apologetic but that wait time at a lunch hour was ridiculous. One in the group is in charge of planning a luncheon for 9 women the week of 2/ 17. After this experience it will not happen at Venable. What a shame !
great food for our celebration. they gave us a lice location in a small alcove at front. service was great.
Food was good. My husband got the venison stew. Was delicious but not much venison and way too much rice. Was very pricey. Trout was absolutely delicious as was the wedge salad with salmon. The pasta special was over peppered but otherwise good.
Literally THE BEST food we have had since moving to NC, and that was almost 8 years ago. This place was AMAZING!!!
Great food and service!
This spot is a hidden treasure! Even though we have been coming to CH for a long time...we just discovered Venable. And we are so glad that we did! Outstanding food and service
Venable was a very nice evening. It was a girls night out, and while our table was too big, we made it work by moving to the end of the table. It wasn't a very intimate evening, but the food made it special. Food was excellent and flavorful!
Great Server with an excellent recommendation. The evening special pasta was superb
Venable made our wedding day so special with champagne and lovely plating of our cake!! Thank you all.
We go there because we live the Gravlax plate and the coffee. It was spot on as usual.
Nice birthday celebration there, did everything right. Would return!
Pre-Show dinner and service was efficient. Ahhh! the mashed potatoes!!!!
Very nice experience. Service was prompt and the server was well Informed. Very convenient location allows access to all of downtown Carrboro
I have no complaints about my experience at Venable. Going on a Wednesday night at 5:30 was great because it wasn't crowded and therefore not noisy. They don't budge on opening at 5:30 so if you get there early, you'll wait outside where there is no cover. My friend and I loved the menu selections we chose. The Polenta Cake is incredibly good. The service was great. Overall great experience. I'm bringing a large group of friends for our monthly get-together.
Our reserved table was ready on time. Our waiter appeared to be quite new and inexperienced. The eclectic menu had something for everyone in our party of 6. I was the only one disappointed in the food. I had a roast beef sandwich, which I thought was small for the price. The meat was not tender, and I had trouble biting it off the sandwich. I would reserve judgement until I visit again, but I am rarely in that area.
We were there for a New Year’s Day brunch which may have affected everything from food to service ( not many restaurants are ope so it was crowded. The food was just so, so. The selection somewhat limited and would difficulty finding something if it was not for special of the day. Coffee very bad. Service was good given the conditions.
We always have a delicious meal here, Venable never lets us down. Thanks for a great new year eve experience!
Our food was delicious and tasty. Many gluten free options available. Our server was personable, friendly, and warm. They even gave my mom a complimentary dessert for her birthday.
Food and drinks were excellent.
Food is always on point. The one thing I will say that drives me up a wall is when they send servers over to clean up someones plate after they are done eating but the others at the table have not. This is etiquette 101 - do not clear a table while others are
Venable Rotisserie Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Venable Rotisserie Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 904-7160.
Venable Rotisserie Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 785 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.