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Venable Bistro

200 N Greensboro St, Historic Carr Mill, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
+1 919-904-7160
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“trout” (10 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
200 N Greensboro St, Historic Carr Mill, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From walking into this lovely establishment to walking out after an extremely busy dinner service, I have nothing but positives to say about this restaurant. Great sized menu with numerous dining options. I had the ramen which had just been recently added to the menu...More

Thank Loud L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I could eat at Venable every day - it's that good! The NC trout is amazing. I also love their brunch menu. The fried chicken, farm eggs and grits for brunch ... oh yum! Sinfully delicious cocktails take the experience to another level.

Thank kenscoff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress was fun! Allie.Had good wine available by the glass and a varied interesting menu. They have very good fresh fish and the rotisserie chicken was good. Not fancy but worth a try.Inexpensive! Oh and my favorite thing was the nice booth in the glass...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Definitely one of the best options in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, especially for dinner and weekend brunch. If you've been to Acme, it's pretty similar, although I think Venable is better at a similar price point (maybe a dollar or two cheaper). The fried chicken is absolutely...More

Thank adscram14
Reviewed 11 April 2017

For a local place that is in a health conscious neighborhood , mor non meat dishes on the menu would be appropriate . The food was good, the service could be a bit more attentive .

Thank Eileen E
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We have lived in Carrboro for a while and always give Venable a whirl since from the beginning they are consistently good. So they popped to the top of my list when I had friends in town visiting and we took a party of 7...More

Thank Van86girl
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The food was quite good . My salmon was well prepared and served with grits, my husband's pasta tasty - but none of it special. The wine was very low end. I tried a Sauvignon Blanc which was not great, then, being German opted for...More

Thank ghminiter
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Have eaten there a handful of times, and have never been disappointed. The chicken, the trout, the salmon, even the sandwiches are great...but don't miss the beef stew - superb! The atmosphere was awake and moving, but we were quite comfortable with our quiet corner....More

Thank rezzoo
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went to the B Side Lounge at the rear of Venables. The lounge is at the back of the building and has a seperate entrance from Venebles.Nice atmosphere. Drinks were good and the bartender was friendly and informative. We had drinks and ordered an...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

From the black stripped bass special to the Honey Chipotle Salmon over Anson Mill Grits, and the bresaola (arugula salad with fresh shaved parmesan and thin sliced beef) and the beet salad, the awesome calamari salad, and bruschetta, this menu has it all for an...More

Thank Vegasjoe57
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Questions & Answers
Marianne S
14 March 2017|
Response from Erika A | Property representative |
The Salmon Run Riesling we serve at Venable Bistro and B-Side Lounge is the 2013 vintage. You can also peruse our full list of wine offerings on our website.
3 May 2016|
Response from mdaby3 | Reviewed this property |
It's listed on their site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 N Greensboro St, Historic Carr Mill, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
    (Weaver Street)
  • Public Transportation: Venable is located on the CW, F and J bus lines. Convenient to all of Chapel Hill and Carrboro public transit.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-904-7160
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