The Village Anchor

4.7
2765 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
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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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alice
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Quite enjoyable for lunch, food quality good and lovely atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service!

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Onnia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

as always the food & service was great. i love the outdoor seating, but having more than fans in the covered areas would make it much more comfortable. we were sweating but we could handle it. however, we saw multiple people leave bc they couldn't sit inside.

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KathyC
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was our first time eating there and it was outstanding. The only problem was the amount of indoor seating (only 3 tables) It was 90 degrees and luckily we got a table out of the sun and it was mostly bearable. The service and food were awesome and it was very reasonably priced. I will go back again!!!

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Gregory
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

When we arrived for dinner we walked through a spacious outdoor courtyard with multiple empty tables. When we checked in we were told our reservations was for downstairs. We exited the building and found outside stairs and walked down stairs. After waiting 15 minutes to be acknowledged, the hosted seated us. The downstairs courtyard/patio was also spacious with a lot of empty tables. We were escorted to the bar room which was dark and had no ambiance. We were placed in the corner with no other patrons in the bar room. We were right next to the ice machine for the entire restaurant. The loud noise and humming was hard to hold a conversation. Our order was simple. Fried chicken and shrimp & grits. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes were cold. We thought the restaurant was downtown. It was not. Twenty five minutes and a $30 Uber ride (each way) was not ideal. There are so many better restaurants downtown. Avoid this one if you are not a local. It appears they cater to and like locals much better. Not impressed.

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vipAmandaS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wedge salad was a delicious starter, followed by the yummy rich porkchop and mashed potatoes. I highly recommend the carrot cake to finish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Won ton appetizer took 28 minutes to be delivered to our table. 3 minutes later, our meal was served at the table. And to start the dining experience, the young lady seating us - overtly rolled her eyes when we asked to sit outside instead of inside. The tables were less than 10 feet apart. It’s too bad as we would have liked to have had a better experience on a Saturday night.

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DouglasM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

John the waiter made it awesome. We sat for a while when we arrived and John was the only one who came to assist us initially

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - always good food. Love the patio downstairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Started with a drink at the bar. Specialty dirty martini was delicious. Apps were crisp and tasty, fried green tomatoes and green chili wontons. Ate every bite of my Ahi Tuna salad, hubby enjoyed his fried chicken meal. Atmosphere is perfect for dinner with friends.

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Jamiebe
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I ordered the pick 3 which included 1 taco, a salad and side. The taco was tiny and only had about 1 tables spoon of meat. The lettuce was very old and bitter. The side of okra was over cooked. While the restaurant wasn't busy, the service was lacking. Overall, my biggest problem with the restaurant is that they charged $2 for a Covid fee. I have dined out and supported restaurants throughout the pandemic and this is the first time I have seen a fee for making sure the table was clean. I will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great as was the food!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
52 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon always makes our week and more!!!

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FrancesM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i REQUESTED A QUIET TABLE, POSSIBLE AND MY FRIEND AND i WERE VERY PLEASED TO HAVE JUST THAT. dESPITE THE MONSOON OUTSIDE, OUR SURROUNDINGS WERE VERY ATTRACTIVE AND WE WERE DRY.

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KarenN
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was superb. Noise level was horrible, but it was the bar tenders last night & tons of people there celebrating him & giving him great send off!

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vipPc1029
Louisville
428 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s usually so hard to get in, we were surprised to get a reservation. But, we thoroughly enjoyed everything. Service, food, ambiance...2 of us had the fish tacos & one had the pork chop, the other the fish & chips. Delicious!!

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RandallM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was very good .... lots to choose from. Service was excellent!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
53 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great brunch day!!! Thank you to Rachel for the amazing service!!!

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vipKeylaV
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

If you are downstairs it looks dirty and with the tent is extremely hit. Make sure that when making reservations you are seated upstairs.

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Brad
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good overall. Order slightly mixed up on one or party but all enjoyed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is so fantastic; the menu sections are diverse enough that anyone can enjoy something but focused enough that what you order is done well.

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vipGeneG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pork chop in town !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time eating in the basement… not a fan, but everything else was fantastic as usual!! Been a customer for years absolutely love this place!!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
53 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening!!! Thank you John for amazing martinis!!!

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ChuckS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were told about The Village Anchor by a friend and now always eat there when passing through town. Always a great meal.

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VivianH
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. We love this place and will be back again soon!

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daver
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal or poor service here. A great place to take anyone!

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NiteRyder
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a late dinner after a long weekend. Our server was prompt and friendly. She gave us time to look over the menu and asked if we had questions. The ambiance was definitely relaxing and lended itself to quiet conversation. We ordered the wontons to compare to another local restaurant we love and they did not disappoint. She had the Scallops and I had the Filet and Shrimp for mine. Everything was cooked perfectly. The risotto with the scallops was perfect and the scallops were some of the softest we have ever tasted. The filet was cooked a perfect medium rare as if it was sous vide. If I order it again, I’ll probably order the filet without the demi glaze. She had the old fashioned off their cocktail menu and enjoyed every sip of it. We both will be back and looking forward to tasting the rest of the menu.

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DonS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great! Fried Green Tomato Appetizer and Chili were both superb! Enjoyed the Meatloaf Burger as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The mimosa were huge and good for their value but I ordered the full Caesar $14 (no meat) and added grilled salmon which made it a $27 salad. A little overpriced for sure!

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vipDerbygirl
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful table for brunch outside. Service was amazing. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed sitting outside on the patio in front of the restaurant. Food was delicious and service was prompt. My ahi tuna salad was delicious, but next time will get the dressing on the side. Friend’s BLT came with a generous portion of sweet potato fries. Other friend’s Cesar salad was good, but she was surprised by the actual sardine filets in her salad, which she picked around. Fun fact I learned: Brunch mimosa specials are only good when you eat in the Sea Hag on the lower level. Bathrooms are tidy and reservations are always a good idea.

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AllieD
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Village Anchor was amazing. The patio is perfect, the food and drinks are delicious and the service was great. Special, amazing food that is reasonably priced given how delicious it is and the amazing atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I made a reservation but didn’t know that I had to specify sitting inside. We were not prepared to sit outside and did not want to. They would not move us.

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
53 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A huge Thank You to Shannon!!!
Love Love Love!!!

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Finny
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service tipped the waitress tons to show it

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and charming as usual!

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vipshauns
Louisville
64 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanking the team at Village Anchor for another wonderful meal. They were very busy but the food and the service was superb. The Wontons are scrumptous.

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vipDBP1914
Western KY
34 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and the ambiance was great. It's a nice gem in the middle of the suburbs.

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vipGGWW
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother daughter get together. We had a ball as usual. You just can’t beat the atmosphere and the customer service.

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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 2765 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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