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2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206 (Vernon)
+1 502-899-9904
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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cup of the lamb & lentil stew is the perfect way to start your meal at the end of a winter day. Sometimes I get a quart to go!

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Thank Nancy C
Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Varanese, responded to this review

An excellent choice for sure! Thank you for sharing and for the high rating. See you next time! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kale was excellent. The setting was intimate. Typical above average Louisville restaurant. Service was very good. We complained a little about the room being cool and that was quickly fixed.

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Thank Vaughn-Debbie P
Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Varanese, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. I'm happy to hear we were able to accommodate your request. Please come back and see us again! More 

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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Loved the cocktails and every dish. The price is reasonable for the high quality. Our only complaint was service was a little slow but our waiter was awesome!

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Thank Twinmommy123
Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Varanese, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your review. I'm so happy you enjoyed the meal and we appreciate your feedback about the service. Hope to see you back again! More 

ky
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service were ok for the prices they charge, but the hostess left a very sour taste in our mouth to start. It was a rainy Thursday evening and only two or three tables were occupied when we arrived, several minutes before the time we had booked several days earlier. The hostess first tried to seat us at... More 

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Thank Thebigoky
Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Varanese, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you were not satisfied with your seating location in the restaurant. The building used to be an old auto service station, so you were close in your assumption. Most of our guests love to sit in the Four Seasons Patio area to enjoy the live band and the feeling of al fresco dining year-round. I hope you'll... More 

Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I used TA to find this gem. Pulling up my associates said I could have done better, in a funky neiborhood and not what we are used to. Once inside thier eyes lit up. Really nice decor - great food.

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Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Varanese, responded to this review

Nice to hear we were able to impress your associates. Thank you for giving us a try and we very much appreciate your review! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have been dining here since they opened, but it has been a while between visits as of late. So we decided to go again. Often when we wanted to go there weren't reservations available for the time we wanted to dine. That tells you it;s a popular destination. We loved dinner. We ordered a side of brussels sprouts as... More 

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Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Varanese, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your story. We very much appreciate the positive feedback and I'm so happy our manager was able to take care of you. I hope you won't wait as long to come back and see us next time. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had the smoked pork chop and it was amazing! Staff was excellent as well as the atmosphere. Great experience as I was traveling for business.

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Thank Bob H
Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Varanese, responded to this review

We thank you so much for visiting us while you were in town. I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate the great review and hope you'll visit us again next time you are in Louisville. More 

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I took my mother here recently for dinner before a concert; neither of us had eaten here previously, but we both enjoyed our experience. Our server Liz was friendly, knowledgeable, and walked that fine line between being attentive without being bothersome. The menu was sufficiently diverse but not overwhelming, and my filet was as good as I've ever had. The... More 

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Thank smithatnt
Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Varanese, responded to this review

Thank you for posting about your experience. Liz is one of the best in the business. I'm happy to hear she took good care of you and that we made a good first impression. I hope you'll come back to see us! More 

Providence
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Were in Louisville for the weekend. We had a great dinner with our great friends. Great menu delicious food and great service.

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Thank Andrew520
Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Varanese, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in and for the high rating. We hope you'll visit us again when you are in town. More 

Tyler , TX
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111 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We weren't expecting this. Went here on the recommendations of our tour guide. Extensive menu and impressive daily specials. Drinks were great and the manhattans were unusually stout but good. All of us were very happy with our meals and left very satisfied. Will recommend and definitely go again if we make back to Louisville

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Thank ThomasShawn
Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Varanese, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. I'm so happy we were able to wow you! Safe travels back to your home and please come see us again next time you are in town. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
    (Vernon)
  • Public Transportation: Varanese has a TARC stop in front along with a Frankfort Ave. Trolly Hop Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-899-9904
Description
Varanese Restaurant is located in the historic Clifton neighborhood and features an eclectic menu of New American Cuisine using local organic products, prepared by Owner/Chef John Varanese. The restaurant opened in 2007 and has recently completed a renovation and can comfortably seat 150 guests between its bar, dining room and four seasons patio. Open 7 days a week - Sunday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, and Friday and Saturday 5:00pm to midnight.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?