Chef John Varanese Announces River House Venture

August 26, 2015

John Varanese, the chef and owner of Varanese Restaurant on Frankfort Avenue, announced the start of construction on a new major project. The opening of his new restaurant, River House, will fulfill Varanese’s dream of opening a riverfront dining option in Louisville, Kentucky. River House is set to open in the first quarter of 2016.

Construction begins this week on the 27,000-square foot space located at 3015 River Road, which was formerly used for boat storage. Varanese first signed an intent to lease the building in 2001, and went as far as getting architectural renderings for his concept in 2004.…