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The Village Anchor, Louisville, KY

The Village Anchor

4.5
4.5
3307 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 708-1850

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Emily Corbett

  • Catering

    We cater office events too! If a memorable presentation is important to you, we're the right catering experts for you! Email: Laura.Hicks@bellenoble.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a covered terrace with a large double-sided fireplace. As well as a full private events space next door to Village Anchor.

  • Private party contact

    Christian Saylor- Assistant Manager: (502) 708-1850

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Cross street

    Bellewood & Evergreen

  • Parking details

    There are 5 parking lots in the surrounding area.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,307 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Louisville

    Great for brunch

  • Louisville

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Not for sure if it came from village anchor But we both ended up with stomach issues .
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food and the service. Ross is awesome!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Blaring lights on the patio felt like an interrogation room. Then they had the heat pumping right under our table so it was like sitting in an inferno. The bright lights and blazing furnace on us the whole dinner took away a lot from the nice food.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall1food5service3ambience1
    I want to start this off by saying the food and server (Alan) we had were nothing short of phenomenal… Me and my wife checked into our reservation 30 mins early expecting to have to wait no big deal, instead 1 of the 4 hostesses gave a nasty attitude and made sure to let us know we were sat too early and that our specific table was reserved for 7pm (2 hrs after we arrived) which made us feel rushed for the duration of our dinner. Instead of getting to enjoy the atmosphere we had a front row seat to the hostesses having an argument over who would go home, not only that on my way out as I was getting up and gathering my things the hostess trying to get by me before and wasn’t able to so she stood and gave me a glaring look. I understand I am not the quickest mover being an amputee, but I have never experienced such a lack of professionalism from a hostess staff in my years, it is a shame because our server (Alan) again was incredible! For the cost of this meal the least one can expect is to be greeted with kindness and respect, but unfortunately was not the which is disappointing.
  5. AT

    AlisonT

    Louisville

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our favorite!!! Thank you Shannon….see you in March….
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and 1/2 price bottle of wine!!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A birthday get together was going on in the main dining area where we were sitting by the fireplace. A party of 8 My suggestion for the future is to put a birthday party in a more open area where the sound doesn’t travel so badly! This area is too small go that reservation! My husband and I couldn’t even talk.😩
  8. T

    Taylors

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, good food every time! This is a family favorite.
  9. SL

    SaraL

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We hadn’t been to The Anchor in a while. As a former Anchorage resident, I love the location, but this time our visit was not great. It may be because it was the evening after NYE, but the ambiance needs some work (lights too bright and tables too close). Bartender is great and very knowledgeable, staff was kind, but it just felt like they need to improve the food and overall vibe in dining room.
  10. s

    susie

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous, although the fried chicken was over done but the guest didn’t want to send back. It was dark brown. Great service, we got a nice table
  11. D

    Dave

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner and evening. Can't wait to go back.
  12. LS

    LisaS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Will not do New Year’s Eve there again. The 2 of us were stuck on the bottom floor next to the constantly opening door. We asked to get moved & couple next to us chimed in & so they moved. After quite a bit of back & forth we were finally moved & happened to get a tiny heater next to us and after that all was ok. Waitress did her best. Food excellent as always.
  13. MT

    MichelleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I love coming to the Village Anchor. The food and staff are amazing. They simply never fail to disappoint.
  14. HD

    HollyD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the specials which were steak and sea bass, both excellent but might have chosen different if the prices were revealed. Steak was $90 and would of chosen the house filet if I would of known.
  15. R

    Renee

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to come New Years Eve. See you December 31 2023!
  16. s

    shauns

    Louisville

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent meal to celebrate the new year. The team at the Village Anchor does it right all the time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Love the Brussel sprouts. A must everyone me I go here.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and environment
  20. TW

    TomW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Food was great. Service was very bad. I think they had too many tables assigned to server. Tables are also way too close together.
  21. C

    Cheesecake

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    VA is always amazing. Thank you for having the best restaurant around the east side of town. Jorgia And staff did an excellent job! Please keep up the great experience!
  22. s

    shanen

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with delicious drinks and food. Love the wontons and Brussels salad and they loved the fried chicken. Everyone was super helpful when we thought we needed to bring two children at the last minute. Lovely spot!
  23. AT

    AlisonT

    Louisville

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our evening at Village…. The French onion soup was just the best! Thank you again Shannon for always taking care of us and for making the best martini and French 75!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved our experience at The Village Anchor. Our waitress was so helpful and made our drinks personally. We loved the banana pudding dessert too! My husband got the hotter brown and loved that as well. We will definitely be returning for more date nights here in the future.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine samples with their new offerings. Half price bottles on Wednesday’s. The salmon risotto has been a classic for years and it still hits everytime. One of our faves we keep coming back to! Service was excellent. Value and taste were 10/10.
  26. CS

    ChadS

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    It was freezing. 3 tables left because it was so cold.
  27. L

    Lisa

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delightful. Happy we got to sit inside next to fireplace. Perfect spot for family dinner. Remains one of our favorite spots since moving here. Bartender/waiter very nice.
  28. AT

    AlisonT

    Louisville

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love having our Thursday evening at the Village. We so enjoyed hanging with Kenny at the bar and really loved the chocolate martini!!! Thank you!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails, great service and cozy ambiance. The Village Anchor never disappoints!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great lunch spot! Good food and fun atmosphere.
  31. SK

    SteveK

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I wish I could remember our waitress name. She was absolutely incredible. The food I had wasn't really special as far as Salmon, but I had just returned from Boston in fairness. Seafood there is fresher. But the atmosphere and the waitress were amazing. Also the Anchorade drink she brought with just a hint what I wanted was great!
  32. MM

    MickandMarianne

    Louisville

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Noise level was pretty challenging. Food and service was good.
  33. SB

    StacyB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The outdoor dining is just not a good experience. It’s either too hot or too cold. The atmosphere and ambiance is not good outside seating. And they have tables inside but never ask if you would like to set inside. And the menu needs some work. Just very mediocre.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd year going to The Village Anchor for our family Christmas dinner. We were a party of 12 and the kids (teens) had their own table this year, which was a wonderful experience for them and a great break for the adults, too! The service was exceptional and so was the food. We will definitely choose the Anchor again next year!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was perfect and the food was incredible! I highly suggest to try the elk chili.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, delightful cocktail and impeccable service!
  37. CS

    CarolS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic as it always is when we go! Service from the hostess to our waitress was great! Food and cocktails were outstanding, as well. The only negative that I can think of is that the green chili wontons had very little filling.
  38. RD

    RitaD

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to visit with friends. Our waiter is John and he is wonderful. Very attentive and personal. The food is always excellent and the wine list is great. I plan to visit here many times in the next year.
  39. G

    Great

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband took me here for my birthday. Sat next to the fireplace. Service was prompt, food was hot and delicious!
  40. RH

    RebeccaH

    Denver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    My experience was a nightmare. I had only been to Village Anchor once for lunch and sat in the main diningroom upstairs. This time, our reserved table was downstairs. I have recently moved to Ky from Colorado. I’ve never been to a restaurant where one is expected to go downstairs to get to a table. I’m sure it’s commonplace at your restaurant, but it makes assumptions as to the customers physical condition that are inappropriate. Secondly, when my sister said she could not do stairs, we were walked into a room with many windows that had a ventilation/heat system barreling directly overhead. I don’t understand how we are supposed to dine with industrial grade noise droning throughout. After my husband drove my sister around to the lower level, we were seated at our reserved “quiet” table which was unbelievably next to the ice machine. An employee came to the machine twice during our dinner to repeatedly dig into and break up semi solid ice and dump it loudly into a bucket about ten times each time. Lastly, I ordered a diet coke and captain Morgan. Rather than telling me you don’t have captain Morgan, I was served plain rum. Very very annoying. I shouldn’t have even paid for the drink but not wanting to create a stir I just accepted the drink. If this is the best you can do, and how you put your best foot forward, no matter how good the food and service are, I will seek out other restaurants. Very very disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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 4.5 stars by 3307 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 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Village Anchor

11507 Park Road, Louisville, KY 40223

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bellewood & Evergreen

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There are 5 parking lots in the surrounding area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Emily Corbett

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 708-1850

  • Catering

    We cater office events too! If a memorable presentation is important to you, we're the right catering experts for you! Email: Laura.Hicks@bellenoble.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a covered terrace with a large double-sided fireplace. As well as a full private events space next door to Village Anchor.

  • Private party contact

    Christian Saylor- Assistant Manager: (502) 708-1850

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