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Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern, Louisville, KY

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

4.7
4.7
1329 Reviews
$30 and under
Sicilian
Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern, located in Louisville, Kentucky, in Anchorage’s legendary Willow Lake Tavern building, serves a delicious fusion of authentic Creole and Sicilian cuisines The restaurant is known for its New Orleans-style atmosphere, outdoor patio and fresh, local ingredients. Selena's serves fresh seafood, which is flown in daily.

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern offers daily happy hour specials as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy our Chef's ever changing Pasta and Fresh Seafood daily specials. Or choose from menu items like po'boys, seafood platters, pastas, salads, soups and more. Try the restaurant's famous crab rolls to start out your meal and to end your meal, try one of the menu's homemade desserts.

Enjoy a glass of wine by the warm fire, watch the big game with new friends, dine on our Outdoor Courtyard on a Spring evening, or share a warm beignet with someone special; relax and get comfortable. You're family here.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sicilian, Creole, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 245-9004

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Selena’s can cater your event at any location in the area.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a wedding reception or business gathering, Selena’s can make the event beautiful and delicious. Selena’s event team will work closely with you to create just the right menu and will be there with attentive service every step of the way.

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,329 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Louisville

    Great for brunch

  • Louisville

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. AB

    AimeeB

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kevin was amazing! Food was outstanding one of our best nights ever!
  2. TE

    ThomasE

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family meeting spot
  3. L

    Lisa

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I want to love Selenas. Quite honestly, it is hit or miss. Last week was great, although expensive. This week, service was slow-- she had lots of tables. I'd hope paying 20.00 for a shrimp sandwich would allow for Gulf shrimp. I was surprised to find out the shrimp are from the Phillipines. I won't be able to get that sandwich anymore. I do love the atmosphere and every time we sit in the bar, it is great!
  4. TM

    TMerc

    Louisville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting Selena's for a Sunday Brunch and was impressed! Great selection of breakfast/brunch items. Be sure to order some fresh beignets, a Selena's specialty and well worth it! Soft, warm and deliscious. I opted for a cup of gumbo and was some of the best I've had in this region. Great spices and flavor...it does have a little heat so sensitive palates be forwarned. Ordered the Creole Omelet and it did not dissapoint. Eggs were cooked perfectly and enjoyed the Creole sauce on top of the omelet. Selena's is a hidden gem that I am glad I experienced. I've not eaten here for dinner as of yet but the menu is influenced by Italian and Creole culinary roots. I will venture back for sure and excited to sit outdoors when the weather is warmer. Staff was friendly and courteous. You can tell the restaruant has a family oriented style and vibe.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch. Arrived a little early. Seated right away. The service was fantastic. The staff was so friendly. Beignets were perfect. The eggs sardou had the most perfect poached eggs I’ve seen. The creole omelette was so tasty. The grits were creamy and fast. The only problem was not enough room for dessert. Do not miss Selena’s.
  6. GM

    GMW09

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! The brunch has become our favorite time to go to Selena’s.
  7. EE

    EricE

    Cincinnati

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Selena's is always a solid choice. Service and food are very consistent.
  8. c

    christinaw

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous, as always!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance at Selena’s is excellent and the staff was top notch. The food is a little pricier than expected, $30 for spaghetti and meatballs? But the serving was huge and the taste made it well worth the money. I ordered the Shrimp Manale, it was not as good. The shrimp was delicious but the noodles were lacking in sauce and flavor, honestly just tasted like buttered noodles. I will definitely be back though as the rest of the menu looks amazing and I’m very interested in making it to dessert next time!
  10. AT

    AlisonT

    Louisville

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are enjoying out Thursday dinner out at Selena’s. Our second time dining and we were lucky to have Lakin as our server again! She is so pleasant and really adds to our experience. My martini with blue cheese olives was so perfect and makes my week. Our meals were very tasty and we never leave hungry. Thank you again for an enjoyable evening.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and our waiter was awesome! The food was impecable.
  12. MR

    MichelleR

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming and pleasant service. Reservation and seated promptly. Our server, Deron, was top notch! Friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We sat out on the patio. It was warm and cozy. I learned from the owner that In warmer months it is opened up for outside dining. It was peaceful and enjoyable. Loved that the owner took the time to see what our opinions were. I have been here a few times and have always enjoyed the food. My dish the Mediterranean omelet was very tasty. Most of the time omelets can be bland but this one was probably the best I have tasted. The fruit was fresh and delish. I dined with family from out of town and it was the best. Great choice for the day. I haven’t been disappointed here yet!
  13. AR

    ARMI

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good and dishes were large. Wait staff were excellent. Our waiter was outstanding.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always my favorite neighborhood dinner.
  15. T

    Tomcat88

    Louisville

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an enjoyable dinner!! Our party of 4 shared a bottle of red wine and appetizers of gumbo and chowder. The he entrees included catfish & oyster Po-boys, plus stuffed shrimp for 2. All our dishes were served quickly and hot. Our server Josh was very friendly and helpful with added special selections. Will be returning soon.
  16. TT

    TinaT

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Allen our server was great! Our group had a great dinner and enjoyed our dinner. Food was very flavorful! Definitely will return. Thank you for making my birthday celebration great. Loved the bread pudding.
  17. D

    Dstjlt

    Louisville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Selena’s is always consistently good but tonight,they were very busy and it was all outstanding!
  18. AT

    AlisonT

    Louisville

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at Selena’s. Our server, Lakin, was the best and was just delightful, as she gave excellent recommendations! The Texas red fish special was very tasty and I have to give a big cheer to the bar for a very excellent martini with blue cheese olives!!! We did not have time for desert, but there is always next week! Thank you Selena’s and Lakin for a yummy evening.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food. One of my favorite places to visit.
  20. p

    pamd

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brunch! Server was very attentive! Food was excellent!
  21. GH

    GreggH

    Louisville

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We hand been to the restaurant in awhile so walk-in in reminded me how much I missed being there. Very busy and full of life on a Friday night! We had another couple with us and they had the surf and turf special along with shrimp and grits. I managed a bite of ribeye that was tender and flavorful. I had the blackened catfish and the most amazing crispy Brussel sprouts ever. Large portion with sprinkles of Parmesan cheese. Loved it! My wife had the Parmesan chicken and added her own Brussel sprouts. Unfortunately the chicken was way over cooked as a very thin piece of meat. We had such a good time that we overlooked this but did report the quality of this one dish to the server who apologized. Looking forward to returning soon!
  22. L

    Loie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Brunch menu and food are great! Our service during Saturday brunch was terrible. Our waiter never came back once our food was delivered by someone else. No coffee refills, no water refills, no chance to order another mimosa or anything else. Our waiter’s priority was a large party at another table. He never even looked at our table of three. I continually tried to get his attention, to no avail. It just ruins a good meal when you have poor service -or no service at all.
  23. G

    Greg

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening at Selena's last night. Food was delicious and server was excellent. Denise was so helpful and fun! Thank you!
  24. RS

    RobertS

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a couples night out! Selena’s is one of our favorite restaurants in Louisville.
  25. LB

    LynnB

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our meal at Selena’s. And it was 1/2 price wine night!
  26. s

    shanen

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and good food. I enjoyed the hot spinach salad. At 11:30am we beat the lunch crowd and it was a great lunch.
  27. L

    Lynn47

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food , outstanding food!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time for our family dinner to celebrate Christmas a few days early. Always good food and great service.
  29. DW

    DavidW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great as always.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The enclosed porch was rather cold. Even though the overhead heaters were on, the chill from the windows and floor made for cold feet. Having had brunch at Selena’s many times, I have always ordered ala carte breakfast but never have the items been brought on separate small dishes. My eggs, bacon and grits are usually served on one plate to make a pleasant presentation. It appeared to be an obvious case of miscommunication between server and kitchen staff. This one day of disappointment will not keep me from returning to Selena’s. I will give them the benefit of the doubt that it was an off day.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great engagement with our waiter Kevin. Fabulous suggestions and made us feel welcome. Mushroom caps and calamari for appetizers were great!! They did forget a salad but it didn’t hurt the meal at all!! Thanks for an awesome night out!
  32. MA

    MicheleA

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding . Made ate visit perfect.
  33. CV

    CyndyV

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time we had dined at Selena’s and we were celebrating our 48th anniversary. Service was good and the food was delicious. Upon being seated. We ordered drinks and a delicious bacon wrapped oysters appetizer. It took a little time to receive our appetizer, but our server explained the initial dish was burned and she told kitchen it needed to be made again, as she wouldn’t serve the burnt one. She explained the oyster dish would be taken off our bill, but it was not. Both of our entrees were delicious and so abundant, we ended up bringing home enough for lunch the next day. All in all, it was a good experience, and we hope to return and try other dishes.
  34. NC

    NormaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Do not enjoy seafood so did not find many choices on menu. Sons birthday and he wanted shrimp and grits. It did not meet his expectations. My first time eating at Selena’s and do not plan a return event. Server had too many tables to be attentive which is happening at most establishments
  35. D

    Datenight

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We started with the Crab rolls which were very good, I had the Chicken piccata, it was good despite the fact that the chicken was not as tender as expected. My husband had the Shrimps and grits; he enjoyed that. The dinner salad was good and the bread pudding excellent. The service was prompt and friendly. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience but a bit pricey.
  36. KC

    KimC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE Salena’s! I’ve been there so many times. Have never had a meal I didn’t like. Service is always great! A MUST have are the beignets!!!!! Recommend this place to everyone I know all the time!
  37. K

    Karen

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice meal!! They do give you large portions! I’m glad we sat on the porch. Inside was rather loud. Good service.
  38. BF

    BethF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We loved our baked brie appetizer, but the stuffed shrimp was overcooked and mushy inside. All of the asparagus was bigger around than a finger. It was tough and chewy. If the ends would have been trimmed it might have been better.
  39. j

    jake

    Louisville

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food
  40. JT

    JamesT68

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was truly perfect for celebrating our 26-year wedding anniversary! Everything from the service, ambience, to the delicious food was nothing less than outstanding...We'll definitely be returning (multiple times) soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 245-9004.

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 1329 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

10609 La Grange Rd, Louisville, KY 40223-2418

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sicilian, Creole, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 245-9004

  • Catering

    Selena’s can cater your event at any location in the area.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a wedding reception or business gathering, Selena’s can make the event beautiful and delicious. Selena’s event team will work closely with you to create just the right menu and will be there with attentive service every step of the way.

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