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The Village Anchor, Louisville, KY

The Village Anchor

4.5
4.5
3121 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

19:00


Booked 44 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Southern), Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (502) 708-1850

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Pauly

  • 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Wine Down Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 17:00 - 22:00
    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.

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What 3,121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Brunch

  • Louisville

    Outdoor Eating

  • Louisville

    American

  • Louisville

    Most Booked

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  1. KB

    KathyB

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was all lovely but bugs and flies are a problem outdoors,
  2. AG

    AshleyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The outside fans need to stay on no matter what to keep the flies away
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I made a reservation for my daughter’s 15th birthday and specified a nice table. I hen we arrived the table they planned on sitting us at was occupied and we were asked if it would be ok to sit outside. Being a beautiful night I said that was fine. We sat down and waited 15 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us. Then we went ahead and ordered so that we wouldn’t have to wait any longer. Food took some time and then we noticed someone’s food was sitting on a tray away from our table for about 10 minutes with no one serving or doing anything with the food. Guess what- it was ours. Come to find out my daughters food wasn’t placed correctly and they had to put it in after the rest of the table received their food. There was never any mention of my daughters birthday, which I figured they would do something since it was in the reservation. We are asked out spending as much there as we would have for a nice steak dinner with better service, atmosphere, and acknowledgement. The price of the food doesn’t match the service in my opinion. Will spend my money elsewhere.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cassy(sp?) is the best! Great food and great service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice on the outdoor patio and the food was good. It was a bit pricey and I was disappointed that my food was removed from the table before I finished it or was able to ask to take it home.
  6. z

    zeus50

    Hawaii

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my 3rd time and I’ll be back. Food, drinks and service are amazing. You’ve got to give it a try!
  7. BW

    BruceW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a 10:10!
  8. EE

    EricE

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I went during a very busy time. Service was still prompt and food was very good.
  9. L

    Larson02

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    They management left the front door open on a hot and humid day and the dining area was swarming with flies. It was too warm in the restaurant which does offer outside seating. Puzzling and a poor choice. I asked for a new glass of wine for my guest after a fly took a swim in her goblet which was half full. Not returning.
  10. MH

    MatthewH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great and the service was perfect! Thanks for another great evening!
  11. AT

    AlisonT

    Louisville

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shout out to John!!! Thank you Shannon for the awesome chocolate martinis!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Service and food were excellent!
  13. BB

    BrianB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Village Anchor is always a good spot to have a nice diner. This was Friday night and they were absolutely overflowing with customers. We dined outside on the lower patio area. The tables were way too close together and people were practically on top of each other. It was very chaotic and the servers were struggling to find where food went, failing to refill drinks and check in on tables, etc. plus there were an insane amount of flies. One couple left because of all the flies buzzing around us. They had fans blowing everywhere, but it wasn’t enough. They did comp a couple drinks for us because of the chaos which was nice, but they need better organization and maybe a little better management.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The hostess downstairs was not friendly at all. Never saw her smile the whole time we were there. The flies were terrible, the noise level was terrible. The food was good. Would have enjoyed it more if we had gotten it to go and eaten at home! Our waitress was Delaney and she was delightful!
  15. MW

    MikeW

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Felt rushed, had to ask for everything like utensils, salt&pepper etc. water refills… loud as heck seated in the basement bar area. 12-15 minutes passed after asking for salad dressing… won’t go back. Another area restaurant falling apart…
  16. MB

    MauriceB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We were seated outside under cover, but the flies were horrible. Because the restaurant has more outdoor seating than indoor, it would be helpful for the restaurant to control the flies. There are several devices that can be used to control this issue. It was not a pleasant experience swatting flies from our food!
  17. AT

    AlisonT

    Louisville

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love our weekly dinners at Village. Shannon!!! Awesome as always, make a rough week smoothy smooth!!!
  18. KS

    KevinS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, ambience was exceptional. I would recommend for personal or business occasions. Conveniently located, easy parking.
  19. KL

    KapaunerL

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was splendid. We got multiple glasses of water just because it was warm without asking.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Our reservation was for The Village Anchor and they seated us at the Sea Hag. This was our anniversary dinner and had I known that’s where we’d be sitting I would have gotten reservations elsewhere. We didn’t have our drink order taken for nearly 15 minutes. The sides were also delivered cold. Even when asking for warm sides they came back just luke warm. We were disappointed in the visit overall.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The seating downstairs with 2 tops in the middle of the restaurant felt very odd, but more importantly the food was very average. I don’t usually do bad reviews, but we were truly disappointed. We’ll try again as maybe it was just the food we ordered or the night we were there.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and great service. Very good food
  23. RA

    RonA

    DO NOT USE

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I enjoy eating at The Village Anchor most of the time .My wife ordered the leg of lamb special with pimento mashed potatoes,asparagus and peaches in a bourbon sauce. She and I agree it was very good (she let me taste it). I had the Fish and Chips . The fish was cooked perfectly and had a great taste but the hush puppies had little to no taste. The cold slaw was to vinegary for me and I could not finish my fries . The service was most excellent as always . I look forward to going back.
  24. SS

    StephanieS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were fantastic, the outdoor seating was very comfortable, the service was spot on! Great experience!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, service, and atmosphere. One of our favorite places to go. Well worth the hour drive.
  26. DB

    DBon

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top 5 on our favorite places to eat. Food is consistently awesome and atmosphere is fun.
  27. AT

    AlisonT

    Louisville

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best day of the week at Village with Shannon!!! Thank you !
  28. JB

    JulieB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ONE single complaint....The chairs on the patio are so, so heavy. They were very hard for some of the ladies to manage.
  29. SL

    StacieL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I was looking so forward to a date night with my husband and friends. We were seated but took awhile to be acknowledged. Brought waters out took awhile to come back and get our order. Food arrived at the table however the waiter never asked us if we needed refills or how we liked the food. I had to literally get up and find someone to bring us water and that took awhile. I know that there is staff shortages everywhere however if you don’ t have the staff than maybe you should cut down on the number of tables you are serving . I hate to have to write a bad review but it is warranted.
  30. CK

    CarsonK

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The village anchor never disappoints! Gracious service , great food, charming atmosphere!!! And we always get to see our horse show friends from the neighborhood!
  31. CG

    CraigG

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food was exceptional! Service was as well! It was extremely hot outside, we had reservations and were seated inside. Too many tables crowded together - felt like we were on top of each other. Next time we go we will sit outside.
  32. z

    zeus50

    Hawaii

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place with great service and desserts!
  33. RT

    RebeccaT

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always
  34. BC

    BethC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!!! Service, good and atmosphere are AMAZING! Quick seating and incredible service!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    This place has really regressed. It’s to the point where I won’t be back. Our server had 20 tables and was also the bartender. A bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay was $210. I didn’t get it because I’m not a dumb a—. But that’s a 5x mark up. I will never go back. Garbage.
  36. j

    jake

    Louisville

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Server did a great job, he had too many table to serve plus the bar
  37. LC

    LauraC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only thing I would change is we were seated very close to another table when there were other tables open.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waiter never checked on us. Had empty glasses the entire meal. . No silverware. I had to go get my own. Dirty plates on the table until after we paid. Person who brought food dropped off and ran. We then had to go get silverware. We were done with meal when the server finally checked on us. Patio area was dirty. Second bad meal in a row.
  39. K

    Katlink

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Only criticism is the Bartender could have been more friendly
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ate outside, bar service and food was awesome. It was hot and fans had to be on but the roar made conversation difficult. Experience was great none the less.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised 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 3121 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 44 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

  • Area

    Anchorage

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional 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

    Jon Pauly

  • 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, Takeaway, 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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