We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Venable Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
200 N Greensboro St, Historic Carr Mill, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833 (Weaver Street)
+1 919-904-7160
Website
Today
17:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 14:30
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 14:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 140: English reviews
Teaneck, New Jersey
Level Contributor
196 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 .

Helpful?
Thank Eileen E
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 their for the Sunday brunch. Everyone was thrilled with their dish. One of them got... More 

Helpful?
Thank Van86girl
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 a Riesling which was no better. However, the least pleasant aspect of the evening was... More 

Helpful?
Thank ghminiter
Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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. The service was spot-on, the bartender the best...specialty bitters, and drinks to order

Helpful?
Thank rezzoo
Greensboro, NC
Level Contributor
89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 appetizer to share. It was ceviche with homemade potato chips. The ceviche was good but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bill S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 great dining experience. My only advice: if ordering red, like most restaurants, tell them to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vegasjoe57
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We live in Carrboro, eat out a lot and eat at Venable more than any other restaurant. Why? Great food, great prices. Some of my favorites: Banh mi, burger with Hatch chiles, shrimp provencal, wild mushroom ragout (incredibly rich and earthy, fish tacos, fries, Cobb salad, and others! If you want cutting edge, go to Elaine's, but be prepared to... More 

Helpful?
Thank jh555
Midwest
Level Contributor
267 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

For those visiting Carrboro's Carr Mill shopping area, this restaurant is very conveniently located. We ordered several appetizers and salad to share. The quail egg gorgonzola was especially yummy. We requested more bread to soak up the sauce and the server promptly brought us some. We also ordered three entrees, with only the Udon being less than perfect. The restaurant... More 

Helpful?
Thank bamboola
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The best Trout I've eaten in years! My husband had the beef stew, our son the pork chop and we all agreed that everything was delicious. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, knowledgable and efficient waitstaff. Can't wait to return!

Helpful?
Thank Marianne S
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A cute little spot in the heart of Carrboro with some excellent brunch cocktails with fresh juices and some even had coffee!

Helpful?
Thank Eaxsharpe

Travellers who viewed Venable Bistro also viewed

 

Been to Venable Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 14:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Venable Bistro and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Asheboro, North Carolina
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Venable Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?