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About Venable Rotisserie Bistro

When you join us at Venable, you'll find a family-owned and operated restaurant offering local, seasonal food in an upscale yet comfortable setting. Our elevated comfort food strikes the perfect balance between the familiar and the fresh and new. Come on in, make yourself at home, and allow us to take care of you and your guests! Venable, the name of Carrboro from 1912-1913, takes inspiration from the rich culinary offerings of our area. Think freshly roasted chicken from our in-house rotisserie, a bistro salad topped with a fried local duck egg, or a burger made from ground chuck and short rib topped with Hatch green chilis. We're also proud to offer a carefully crafted wine and cocktail list. Join us for dinner, lunch, Saturday and Sunday brunch--our doors are open and we look forward to welcoming you!

200 North Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Visit B-Side Lounge located directly behind Venable for a great selection of beer, wine, cocktails, and small plates. No reservations needed.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm-Midnight

Cross Street:
Weaver Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 904-7160

Website:
http://www.venablebistro.com/

Catering:
Whether you need sandwiches for your office staff or formal dinner for 300 Venable has it covered. Contact Catering Manager Erin McMullen to discuss how Venable can meet your personal catering needs.
919-904-7160
erin@venablebistro.com

Parking Details:
Carr Mill Mall has over 200 private parking spaces making parking at Venable a non-issue. Relax before you get out of the car because you can park next to the restaurant for free.

Public Transit:
Venable is located on the CW, F and J bus lines. Convenient to all of Chapel Hill and Carrboro public transit.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

50% Off Select Wines

Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Specials

50% Off Select Wines

Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Details

50% Off Select Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Discount excludes bubbles and all bottles over $80. Special valid Oct 25, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017 on Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM.

Venable Rotisserie Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for a Date (19)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Fun (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Healthy (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Vegan (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely love this restaurant! We’ve eaten here several times and only once were we not thrilled with one of the entrees we ordered. All together a real gem!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Although we have been to Venable for lunch and dinner this was the first brunch experience and it was fantastic! Wonderful shrimp and grits, salmon cake Benedict and croissants with jam. Because of a special celebration we also indulged in brunch cocktails which were spot on! The service was just right- not too hovering but attentive, and although it’s not priced for everyday consumption it was reasonable for a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

Venable is nearly always a great time and is one of our go-to spots. It's one of the few nice places to go with kids that the whole family enjoys. Excellent drinks, interesting, eclectic, and yummy food, and fantastic service are staples. I personally think that there are a couple misses here and there on the menu, but there are a lot more hits than misses. (Misses being the banh mi and pad thai, which the Thai place on Franklin and Jujube do better). I'm vegetarian, and I think the vegetarian options are really good, especially the tamales. I would probably give a 4.5 on the food, but the service, drinks, and location push it to a 5.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

All good! A nice brunch before the UNC basketball game.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I love Venable but this was my first time at brunch and it wasn't a great experience. We sat in one of the bumped-out window tables, which I usually like, but the sun was brutally hot and there were no options to shade it. The floor sank down when we walked on it, and when we pointed it out to the waiter, he seemed blase about it and said, "Yeah. Management knows we have some floor problems." The food was mediocre - a flattened, over-fried chicken breast, a dinner roll which had been described on the menu as a biscuit, and gravy that had been described as sausage gravy, but had tasteless lumps in it. No taste of sausage. the eggs were fine as was the bloody mary.
I'll come back at dinner again, but not brunch.
Not your finest hour, Venable.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really enjoyed Venable's diverse and creative menu options. This is a great spot if you have a group with varied taste. Everything was delicious and the cocktail menu was unique and delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Second time we’ve been there. The food and the service was very good. I can highly recommend this restaurant to anybody

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great as always!

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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was exquisite. Service was friendly, genuine, and helpful. Waitress knew what she was serving and had helpful opinions. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Only potential complaint was spacing between tables was smaller than desired.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good but not up to its usual excellent standard. Sat near a window and froze, which likely didn't help the overall experience.

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food3
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food, delicious appetizers

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food5
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Thank you for such good service and good food. We enjoyed our time at Venable's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Romantic, Vegan, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent neighborhood bistro, good cocktails as well

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and fantastic service. Will definitely return! Fun atmosphere.

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food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We go here every so often because the menu changes and is always interesting. That said, it is sometime a big hit and sometimes a disappointment. I had the vegetable tamale, nice but not spicy enough and the avocado ($3 surcharge) consisted a a few skimpy slices. My husband loved the fish tacos and our companion was not impressed with the calamari appetizer. She had had it before, when is was fried, and loved it. The noise level is usually not so bad but there was a party on this night and we were right beside them.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food3
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service3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great meal and environment for a business meal.

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food5
ambience4
service4
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Restaurant is hard to find if you've never been to Carrboro. Parking is at a premium on Sunday mornings. Food was great, service was very good considering the place was packed. We will be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night. Upon filling all tables, it became very noisy. The private window tables are very nice if you are able to sit at one. The food and beverages were good and delivered in a timely fashion. A bit expensive for the quality of ambiance, but it was a nice meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding food and service. A decent food selection for all. Will be returning!

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good and desserts exceptional. But the extremely high noise level and poor acoustics ruined the experience. With three large, loud tables near us we were unable to carry on a conversation. Will still try lunches and possibly weeknight evenings but will not chance a weekend dinner again

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food4
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service4
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The venue is great for singles and families. The food is great and wide in variety. There's something for everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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food5
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Went there for the first time and loved it! Wide selection of foods-something for everyone. Nice atmosphere-imagine that more people there would make it more noisy but I would expect that of any open air location. Our server was fantastic; friendly, attentive, and helped us with our choices. Prices are good for what you get-portions are not overwhelming but will fill you up!

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Venable was lovely. Service was great and there are many different entree options. I had the salmon and a yummy salad. The mousse is a great desert choice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Waiter, Jesse, was great. Brunch food was different. I had baked eggs in cream sauce-delicious. Noise level a little high, and parking can be a problem when busy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have been to Venable many times and, as usual, the service “spot on” and the food delicious. We both had the Pablo crusted chicken with the arugula salad served on it, with one having the sticky toffee pudding and the other the panna cotta.

Nothing but good to say about the lunch.

Worth a visit ... or two.

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was great, and lots of gluten-free options. The staff were friendly and efficient, but the noise level was so loud that our party of 6 could not have any conversation with each other. Will not be going there for a dinner party again.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

There are several similar restaurants in Carrboro, and Venable has always been my favorite. We were so pleased with our appetizers. The Korean BBQ is a favorite. Every time we order it to share, I think I introduce our friends to a new favorite. The calamari appetizer had a sauce that was amazing for dipping warm bread into. I ordered the halibut special, which was served over an eggplant mixture. It was amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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food5
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were really impressed by the variety on the menu. There was something for everyone!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Simple food, superbly done. Wonderful for a birthday brunch or lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fantastic! Will go back!! Service and food was really good!! Reasonable wine list.

Tags: Live Sports, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was great, not to mention the price point was very fair.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Venable was wonderful...we loved all of our meals, the service was top notch and the cocktails were delicious. We will definitely be back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My sister took my son, girl friend and myself out to dinner The meal was very good

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

When our food was delivered the food slid off the tray breaking a water glass which shattered and sent shards everywhere including some of the food. My wife was soaked with water. One dish was replaced but it's possible glass got elsewhere. Management should have gotten involved and offered to replace all of the food. We never were visited by management with no apologies except by the original food server. We continued to find glass slivers on the table during the entire meal. One of our favorite restaurants but our meal with our children was ruined.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent, well prepared food. Wait staff cordial and friendly. Great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Venable is always a delight. The menu is good. Specials are excellent.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was excellent, well prepared, great ingredients, interesting variety. But the highlight was service- our server Joe was very possibly the best server we have ever encountered. Knowledgeable on the menu, including details on preparation that were important to one of our party with dietary challenges. Well versed in the wine list and how to ask our preferences and offer less than obvious options for pairing with specific dishes, brought a couple of samples for us to try. Attentive and friendly without being overbearing, a good salesperson without selling, a pleasure all around. He made the evening!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We have been going to Venable for over 2 years before we moved here, and it never fails to please. Great food and service, casual easy atmosphere, and reasonable prices.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Delicious and accommodating to my many food sensitivities. We had tickets for a show and were in a bigger hurry than I'd like to be when enjoying a meal, but we got our food fast and made it to our show in plenty of time.

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great food but very loud. Hard for a group because it's difficult to hear people not seated directly next to or across from you.

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