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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
200 N Greensboro St, Historic Carr Mill, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

We came here to eat after a golf game, and we were hungry. I booked it on OpenTable and expected it to be good. And, it was delicious. The ambiance is nice. We ordered appetizers, and then we went for the main course. I had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 568leslieo
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Debated between 3 and 4 stars. 3 of us ate here the other night. Very eclectic menu piqued my interest. I went for the banh mi. Mistake. Worst banh mi I've had in the Triangle. The outside of the bread was really hard, the pickling...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheRealAwaxy
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Venable had a friendly staff and pleasant room, but the food is variable. Chicken is their long suit, and the chicken dishes are always good. If you're not overly adventurous, you'll have a very nice meal at a reasonable price. Stray too far, and you're...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tom T
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Service people were great!!!! But, I found the food unremarkable, had a burger and fries. There are far more tasty burgers in the Chapel Hill- Carrboro area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank G2800SHtonyh
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Weekend brunch at Venable. Yum! Benedict Specials, delicious eggs, waffles, huevos rancheros, and potato pancakes. Plus the Cobb salad is my absolute go-to for lunch or supper. The staff is extremely friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gina22devine
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Met some family here for an early dinner on Sunday evening. I enjoyed the salmon. The chef recommended medium and I found it cooked to perfection. It was served over wilted spinach and with mashed (whipped potatoes). The potatoes were very creamy (not what I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Michelleonce
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Picked Venable for a birthday dinner. The food was terrific, but we could hardly carry on a conversation across the table because of the level of noise. Each of us had to ask to have each other repeat what was said because it was impossible...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We always go here when we we're in the mood for a good steak. Usually they are perfect, but tonight was different. We both ordered steaks and they were cooked perfectly, the potatoes and veggies delicious, but half of each steak was grizzly and hard...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 6mojo
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoy eating here whether it be family time or a date night. The tamales are a favorite for our gluten free vegetarian. The udon noodles are a favorite for other members. Service is great. And for the last minute date... Consider the bar... We've...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank pagat
Reviewed 29 June 2018

My husband and I took our granddaughter to lunch at Venable. She is a vegetarian and had many choices. Each order arrived hot, nicely presented and it seems as soon as it was prepared. The waitress was very good in giving us time to check...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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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