The Village Anchor
Expect the unexpected | A village-focused European “roost” where a lively Parisian Bistro greets the more traditional English Pub. A must-do in LOU.
“This unique and ornate eatery marries southern comfort flavors and quirky decor, nodding to a lively historic ship experience.” - via OpenTable editorial, 2017
-Myra's Fried Chicken
-Kevin's Meatloaf Burger
-Mom's Banana Pudding
-Sweet Potato Fries with Bourbon Marshmallow dipping sauce
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Wine Down Wednesday
Multiple dates available
Wed 5:00 PM - 9:30 PMCelebrate Wine Down Wednesday at The Village Anchor, where you can get the whole bottle for only half the price with any food purchase, dine-in or carryout! Available all day, every Wednesday.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Shrimp and Grits
Weisenberger grits with Gulf shrimp, Finchville country ham, fried okra, cherry tomatoes, Andouille sausage, scallions, shrimp broth & Kenny's white cheddar cheese
Salmon filet topped with citrus beurre blanc and served with grilled asparagus & mushroom risotto
Jumbo Sea Scallops
Four giant scallops served with citrus buerre blanc, Frondosa Farms mushroom risotto & fried oyster mushroom petals
Shannon is always the best!!!
The ribeye special was amazing!!!
We think Shannon is the best, too! Did you know the Farmer Bob's Ribeye special was named after the local farmer who supplies the produce in it? Chef is a big fan, too!
Ate outside under the trees. Food was very good, service was excellent. Portions are more than a petite person would require. If inclined, you might consider splitting. I recommend.
We're glad you enjoyed your meal with us! Hope to see you again soon.
When we want a quick, reliably delicious, well-priced week-night meal, the Village Anchor is always our first choice. Unfortunately, everyone else knows about it, too, so it's sometimes difficult to get a table, especially on short notice. Decide on Sunday if you might eat out that week, and you can make a reservation online easily!
Cannot say enough good things about the place!
Susan, thank you for the great review! We love to hear that we've become a staple restaurant for you. See you soon!
Food was superb. Our server made wonderful recommendations. Only downside - We sat in the covered patio and although there were fans we were swatting flies all throughout our meal :( gross.
Thank you for the kind words. We are working on a system at the moment to address the flies, which should certainly make things a bit more enjoyable.
had a business meeting. good place to meet. Food was very good.
Glad to hear you enjoyed your meeting! Hope to see you sometime for dinner.
Great place for a special occasion or just went you want to feel special.
Christie, Thank you for the kind words! We love to know that you feel as special as special as we think you are when you choose to dine with us.
We enjoyed a delicious dinner, and Alan was a fantastic server. The restaurant was short-staffed, and he remained friendly, professional, funny and made sure we had everything we needed for our birthday celebration. Food was fresh and delicious, especially the ahi tuna salad, shrimp & grits, pork chop, and salmon. Great appetizers to share - chili wontons, goat cheese and sweet potato fries! Don’t skip dessert!!! Carrot cheesecake and fried Derby Pie. Outdoor patio was lovely, covered and breezy.
Our waitress Ashley was so much fun and provided great service. The food was excellent as always. The only thing was we were seated outdoors to an area that was probably only 25% full, but were put over in an area in the corner, away from the outdoor fan. There were plenty of other tables available that would have made things more comfortable considering the hot, stagnant air and flies we had to deal with. Sitting nearer to the fan would have solved both problems.
Christopher, I'm glad to hear you had a great meal with Ashley! We are working to address the Lanai's fan set up at the moment; hopefully your next visit will be more comfortable.
Everything was outstanding! I loved the ahi tuna salad, and my husband really enjoyed the wedge salad and salmon entree.
Excellent food & service as always! Thank you!
The appetizer and salad was absolutely delicious! The main courses however, were well below par. My husband and K couldn’t enjoy our main courses at all, but the other food was amazing!
Stephanie - thank you for your feedback! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your salads. Hopefully we will see you again soon so we can WOW you with the main courses.
Perfect outdoor patio for a date night!
A warm summer night paired with a nice glass of wine on our patio is definitely a winning date night combo! Thank you for the review!
Absolute gem! A wonderful setting and lovely surroundings. Unique restaurant that’s a true treat to visit. Food is fabulous. Drinks were expertly prepared. A restaurant to have on your “go to” list. Comfy casual with great service.
Comfy is one of our favorite ways to describe it, here! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon!
Everything was amazing! Our server was wonderful..our food delicious ❤️. We sat on the patio…it was perfect!
Mother/Daughter brunch and it was just great. We keep coming back because the customer service is always spectacular and the food was wonderful.
We're glad you've picked us for your mother/daughter brunches. See you soon!
Jason did a great job and made our dinner such a fun night!!
Jason is definitely great. Thanks for having dinner with us!
Always a great meal at the Village Anchor
Always great to have you!
We frequent for brunch on the weekends or a date night. Food and atmosphere is great.
Robert, Thanks for choosing The Anchor for your brunches & date nights! See you soon!
The pork chop was excellent and John was fantastic as our server.
Our 49th Anniversary
A 49th wedding anniversary - wow! Congratulations, & thank you for celebrating such a special day with us!
Thank you Shannon!!!
Great food and great service!
We take our grandchildren to lunch,to new places, they had never been there. They loved it!
It’s been awhile since we’ve been, but our favorite dishes have changed recipes and not for the better.
The Bloody Mary was not garnished in any way.
The Green Chili Wontons were clearly not made fresh. The wedge salad was overloaded with too many mismatched toppings. And the shrimp and grits were drowning in a yellow sauce that I’ve never seen before. The sausage was not of the same quality.
We always liked how our check came tucked away in an old penny novel. That small touch was missed.
However our servers were excellent and to be commended.
I am so sorry to hear you had a less than excellent meal with us. We really pride ourselves on providing one of a kind experiences accompanied by some of the best food in Louisville. It seems like we dropped the ball here. Could you possibly reach out to me directly at brae.cunliffe@bellenoblecom so that we can make this up to you?
It was great! We were a little hurried by the server because it was getting close to close?m, but I don’t want that to get in the way of a great meal
Thank you for letting us know. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, but are sorry to hear about the service. We always want The Village Anchor to feel like a convival retreat, & home away from home - a place to relax & be free of rush.
It’s was extremely humid outside where they sat us with over a 2 week reservation I wasn’t impressed by the heat and it was extremely loud. I order filet steak and it wasn’t.
We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we lucked into the manager filling in for an employee and was able to meet and talk with him. He gave us a free dessert for coming to celebrate there. The food was great and huge portions for your money. I had the fried chicken and it came with the biggest mound of yummy mashed potatoes and my spouse had the fish and chips.
Amanda was amazing as always
The food and atmosphere was perfect!
However the receipt prices didn’t reflect the menu prices. We had pork chop entree, shrimp & grits and each had a drink. The total was $200–way more than expected.
Kristen, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. I am concerned that your receipt did not match the menu. Would it be possible for you to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org? I would love to get this rectified for you.
It was extremely hot, but they had fans everywhere so it was comfortable eating outside. Our server was very good, and the food was excellent. My only complaint was I ordered the scallops ($44, one of the most expensive items on the menu), and they would not substitute grits for the risotto that sits under the scallops. They have shrimp & grits, so they did have the grits. Maybe thats picky, but I think for that price for 4 scallops, they could have been more accommodating. This is not a chain restaurant !
Great! It was a great atmosphere for my birthday.
Enjoyed our dinner. Sat on the patio in the shade. Though a bit humid, we were comfortable. Meals tasted great and the service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing. Would recommend.
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us! We hope to see you again soon.
Great service & great food - as always! Thanks!!!
Bob, we're happy to see you had a five star dining experience with us! Thank you for choosing to return to the Village Anchor.
Beautiful venue. Porch and patio seating are quiet and shaded.
Menu was extensive with many delights. Service was excellent.
Be sure to check out the bar.
Kathy, Thank you for choosing the Village Anchor! We're so happy to see you enjoyed your time with us, & hope to see you again soon.
My husband and I went for a date night. I always have the scallops and they did not disappoint. My husband had the fish special and was not a huge fan. It had way too much rosemary and he likes rosemary just fine. We were shocked to discover it was 50.00. He wishes he had stuck with his usual shrimp and grits. Other than that we had a lovely evening and will be back again.
Thanks for choosing the Anchor for your date night! We're sorry your husband didn't enjoy the special, but we hope to see you again soon.
Service was fair, celebrating a birthday. We ordered the birthday dessert but it never came.
We're sorry to hear your birthday dessert never came. Please let us know & we will rectify this upon your return.
Birthday dinner. Wonderful service and food as always. It can be extremely noisy. Particularly on the porch.
The Village Anchor never disappoints. The food, ambiance, and service is consistently excellent. The whole experience is understated but exceptional.
You can order delivery directly from The Village Anchor using the Order Online button. The Village Anchor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 708-1850.
The Village Anchor is rated 4.7 stars by 2827 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.