The Village Anchor

4.7
2604 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 to decor quirks 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: Beginning January 1, 2021, you will notice a $2-per-guest Safety Service Fee that covers a small portion of the expenses we incur to keep you, our employees, and our environments safe.

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Jmart1985
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were having a late Valentine dinner, the place was beautiful, glistening in the snow and white string lights. Our server was warm, welcoming, helpful but not overbearing. Our entrees were perfect and our bellies were full. We will be back!

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Maupfin
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate two of my girlfriends birthday. Started with the won tons and a bottle of wine. Next to entrees: Eggs Benedict for one (she loved them), beef on blue cheese biscuits (ditto) and I the ahi tuna salad. Very Fresh.

Finished with white Russians and shared a crème brulee!

Service was exceptional!!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura was awesome !!!

Thank you village for making our weekly dinner date perfect!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had brunch here on Valentine’s Day and we were very pleased with our choice! The service was exceptional, the food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect. The fire place roared as we drank our mimosas and had our delicious entrees. The dessert we had was the talk of our day- it was fantastic. Fried Derby pie??? Who knew??!! Absolutely wonderful. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great! First time there for brunch. Service wasn’t the best. Overall, still a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating Valentine’s Day. They seated us exactly according to the requests I made on my reservation, corner by the window near the fireplace. The service was spot on, Shannon our server was also the bartender and she was very attentive. My husband had a draft beer and I ordered the Cucumber Lemon Drop Martini (amazing). The food couldn’t have been more perfect. We started out with the Fried Goat Cheese Gateaux for the appetizer. For main dishes my hubby and the Pork Chop and I had the Scallops.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience1

I made a reservation 2 weeks before for Valentines dinner. We were sat on the back patio with one heater for the area and the 26• wind was whipping through the plastic walls. I will not be back. Definitely not a restaurant to visit while Covid restrictions are in place.

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angelah
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I don't know why you would seat a table of two surrounded by 4 large extremely loud groups on Valentine's weekend! Not to mention the plastic barriers just funnel the obnoxious laughter of one group right to our table. The food and service were great, but the atmosphere was terrible! I am not one to usually complain, because I know that things happen outside of servers and hostess' control, but this was ridiculous! I would in the future take a little more time to think about where you are seating couples.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I’ll start by saying the food was very filling and the service was really good. I can’t say enough nice things about the young lady who waited on us at our table. The ambience was nice but the heating in our area could have been a little better. I realize they had it covered in plastic as it may have normally been an outside area, but it was pretty cold at our table. There was a space heater nearby but should have been closer to our table. It was sitting next to the huge fireplace. There should have been a couple more closer to the other tables as cold as it was today. It’s a rustic looking place I understand, but it needs to be cleaned up a bit with some paint in my opinion. The floors and table chairs could use an update too. All that said, the food was great and the service was too. I had the elk chili as an appetizer and wow! It was really great with just a hint of spiciness. The pita type chips they serve with it are awesome. It wasn’t a large chili, but I was so filled up by it, I had to take half of my entree (corned beef hash) home with me. My wife had the tuna salad which she really enjoyed. I think she wanted to take a photo, because she thought it looked so nice. I hate feeling like I’m being too critical of this place, because I would still go back and recommend others go as well. I am just trying to give my honest assessment of the experience. My wife and I actually really love the Village Anchor, and we look forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. But cold inside

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ErinO
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The Village Anchor is one of my favorite places to eat! It is where I go for special celebrations. I enjoy the food, atmosphere, and the service is always great! But I was HIGHLY disappointed for Valentine's Day weekend to be sat down in the Sea Hag. APPARENTLY there was a setting change, as the hostess pointed it out to the reservation in front of me. We were both disappointed as to where we were sat.

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vipJeansassie
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointed, Service not good, and on top of that they charge you a $2.00 per entrée COVID fee

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Adam for the awesome martinis!!!
Always a great meal and more!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch recommend the biscuits and gravy

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ScottW
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatloaf burger is phenomenal. Our server Nick in the Sea Hag was the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dinner and VA is one of my faves.

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Kelli
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible food whether you dine at lunch or dinner. We were seated next to the fireplace and it felt so cozy!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Salmon was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brunch was awesome

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vipKathyK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. The reservation said high top table so we thought down stairs. We were seated covered outside right next to the busing station. The extra charge of $2 per person for covid safety seemed inappropriate.

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StephanieB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall good experience. Service was a little lacking this time which isn't normal for them.

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Orlie
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was excellent!!!!!!

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Olidke
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Our table was not ready at noon. We were directed to wait and get a drink at the downstairs bar. The bartender at the downstairs bar was very rude and unhelpful. He acted as if we were bothering him for a simple beer. Because of the poor service I left only a small tip, and then the bartender started talking about me and my bad tip to the other workers in front of me. Thus untasteful behavior further proves why he actually deserved no tip. One of the beers we were served was flat. After 20 minutes I went back upstairs to check on my table. The hostess told me we needed to wait at least another 10 minutes and walked away. We were finally seated, and our server was very helpful and lovely. She even exchanged the tasteless beer from the downstairs bar with a fresh one that actually had bubbles. The food was lacking. The Brussels sprouts were greasy, the chili was too spicy for my taste, and my husbands salad was swimming in salad dressing. I will complement the sweet potato fries, which were very good. Overall, we won’t be back. The service was rude and the food was only ok.

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vipStephanies
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff. Great environment particularly considering the circumstances.

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon is the best!!! We love seeing her each week, she makes the most amazing martinis and is just the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Yummy brussel sprout salad!

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vipMark
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, excellent wines, good service. Our only concern was the lack of social distancing, I could reach out and touch the folks at the next table.

Specifics: great salads, they are among the best we have ever had. French onion soup was outstanding, bread was excellent and the pork shank was a different but special treat. We were disappointed that they were out of creme brulee and the carrot cake was good but not great. We don't drink enough to buy a whole bottle of wine but we appreciate that their wines by the glass are very solid. Service was excellent, unobtrusive but available. Noise level was a bit high but part of that was due to high air flow in the HVAC system and heaters going.

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vipCathyW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Dinner was very good. We each got something different and enjoyed all of it. We made a reservation but had to sit in the Sea Hag. It was a cold evening so we couldn't take our coats off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great bunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A loud group of girls in the tented area
Could hardly hear myself talk but I’m sure the mimosas was at work and I’ve been there
Haha!
Always enjoy the anchor

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vipSheliaW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our waiter was exceptional! We had salmon, shrimp and grits and fried chicken as entree’s for our party of three. All were excellent. The appetizers were phenomenal also! The goat cheese gateau and fried bologna sandwich were so good! Banana pudding for dessert was also outstanding!

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ReneH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my friends first visit and she definitely wants to put it in our lunch rotation. John provided very good service.

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gerald
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service, food and value were all excellent
Emily was very nice and accommodating - very welcoming with greeting at the door
will definitely return

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SLStout
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was most enjoyable. Great food, shared with special friends in a warm cozy setting and quiet enough that we could talk to each other easily. Will definitely be going back. We had the fish tacos, fish and chips and salmon and of course, sweet potato fries. Always get them!!

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit. Not the first and won’t be last!

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72mortons
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience to dine in one of their igloos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was average. Price was unreasonable. $160, with tip, for four people, two drinks, water for everyone else, one appetizer and one person just got a salad with chicken.

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JoanM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my sister-in-law's birthday brunch. I ordered the hotter brown and French toast (kid's size). Both yum and delicious! Their coffee is on the light roast side, which is fine. But I personally love dark coffee. My SIL got eggs benedict and she said it was delicious. We will definitely be back here for brunch and I will order the same thing!

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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 2604 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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