The Village Anchor

4.7
2815 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Due to the bulk of our available seating being outdoor, reservations are weather dependent. In the event of rain, we are unable to guarantee a spot on the covered patio or inside, as seating is limited. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

NOTE: if you do not see availability to meet your dining needs on OpenTable please call the restaurant directly.

Offers

  • Wine Down Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Celebrate 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
What 2815 people are saying
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SouthernLady
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CindyN
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Our server was wonderful..our food delicious ❤️. We sat on the patio…it was perfect!

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vipGGWW
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother/Daughter brunch and it was just great. We keep coming back because the customer service is always spectacular and the food was wonderful.

The Village Anchor
Responded 4 days ago

We're glad you've picked us for your mother/daughter brunches. See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason did a great job and made our dinner such a fun night!!

The Village Anchor
Responded 4 days ago

Jason is definitely great. Thanks for having dinner with us!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at the Village Anchor

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ROBERTL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We frequent for brunch on the weekends or a date night. Food and atmosphere is great.

The Village Anchor
Responded 4 days ago

Robert, Thanks for choosing The Anchor for your brunches & date nights! See you soon!

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vipJoey
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop was excellent and John was fantastic as our server.

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Goodexperience
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 49th Anniversary

The Village Anchor
Responded 4 days ago

A 49th wedding anniversary - wow! Congratulations, & thank you for celebrating such a special day with us!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
55 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Shannon!!!

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MichelleC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We take our grandchildren to lunch,to new places, they had never been there. They loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

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.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 14, 2021

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?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

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.

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JennD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda was amazing as always

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

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.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

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 brae.cunliffe@bellenoble.cm? I would love to get this rectified for you.

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debbiet
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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 !

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JonM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! It was a great atmosphere for my birthday.

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Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipBobR
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & great food - as always! Thanks!!!

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

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.

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KathyW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Service was fair, celebrating a birthday. We ordered the birthday dessert but it never came.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

We're sorry to hear your birthday dessert never came. Please let us know & we will rectify this upon your return.

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Angela
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Wonderful service and food as always. It can be extremely noisy. Particularly on the porch.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Village Anchor never disappoints. The food, ambiance, and service is consistently excellent. The whole experience is understated but exceptional.

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Worthwhile
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

With a reservation, we were seated outdoors on a hot evening. Even though tables were open inside I was not asked a preference as to seating inside or out. The excessive heat did not make for a fully enjoyable experience. I would hope as a courtesy the staff would ask where the customer would like to sit.

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DrewW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Our food was ok at best. It came out super fast and did not seem fresh.

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AnneP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wait staff excellent as always! Nick at the bar took excellent care of us!!!!!

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vipShirleyR
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was very slow, but food was delicious when we finally got waited on!

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vipCynthiaM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Updated: my review has been updated because the manager reached out and appears to have resolved the issue with outdoor vs. indoor seating when making reservations via Open Table. I appreciate them addressing what caused the issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for any occasion. Great food and staff. I recommend the lower level outdoor seating. Very relaxing environment.

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David
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner with drinks. Always a great place to dine.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio seating!!! Friendly server & wonderful food!

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LisaD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!! Food was excellent and service was superb!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
55 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Shannon!!!
Always amazing!!!

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bettyl
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love the outdoor patio with its huge tree - a perfect place to relax with friends on a summer day. The food lives up to the ambience.

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MelanieB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions were perfect. Flavor was exquisite. Value was excellent. And atmosphere was wonderful. Great dining experience.

KG
KelseyG
Western KY
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Father’s Day dinner

FAQs

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 2815 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.

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