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The Village Anchor

11507 Park Rd. (Bellewood Rd.) Send to Phone
A classic Southern-influenced menu is matched with a fine beer, wine and bourbon selection.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Dining room at The Village Anchor, Louisville, KY

The Village Anchor Restaurant Review

: Upstairs in this two-story establishment, a tiny, European-inspired dining room features a fireplace; copies of framed Old Masters line the ceiling (yes, look up); and there’s a busy bar. A large patio is enclosed and heated when it’s chilly. The downstairs bar, called the Sea Hag Pub, hosts Thursday’s Bourbon and Cigar Night. A long menu of small plates, soups, salads and entrées means multiple visits will be needed to appreciate the kitchen’s virtues, and then there’s the Sunday brunch menu that tempts with red velvet pancakes. Many appetizers can double as light suppers, such as the mussels steamed with fresh herbs, garlic and white wine with grilled baguette, or the bourbon-laced cast-iron skillet scallops with grilled asparagus. Elk chili comes in appetizer or entrée portions. The grilled chicken Caesar offers additional anchovies and the substitution of blackened salmon for the chicken. Highly recommended main dishes are the apricot bourbon pork chop with jalapeño sauerkraut and corn pudding, three-cheese meat lasagna made with ground veal and Italian sausage, and the herb-roasted rack of lamb. Knowledgeable servers can inform you about the wine, beer and bourbon selections (bourbon flights are offered). Indulgent desserts include “Mom’s Hot Banana Pudding Meringue.”

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