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Blu' Island Bistro

625 Tamiami Trl N, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 485-8200
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Ranked #2 of 201 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Description: With an Executive Chef/Owner from Philly who is also a Culinary Institute of America graduate, expect the best. A gourmet twist to everyday favorites, with a Philly "infused" menu. Beachy chic, comfortable, a favorite of locals! Located on the Island, across from the Venice Hospital/Venice Car Wash. Open 7 days, breakfast all day, dinners (reservations) Fri/Sat. Nights with a different menu weekly!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Description: With an Executive Chef/Owner from Philly who is also a Culinary Institute of America graduate, expect the best. A gourmet twist to everyday favorites, with a Philly "infused" menu. Beachy chic, comfortable, a favorite of locals! Located on the Island, across from the Venice Hospital/Venice Car Wash. Open 7 days, breakfast all day, dinners (reservations) Fri/Sat. Nights with a different menu weekly!
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English first
Central Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We visited Blu Island Bistro at the recommendation of someone, and we were rather impressed with the food. Breakfast is served all day, so two of us split a spinach and goat cheese omelet with a side of breakfast potatoes. All of that was delicious. The grouper sandwich looked delicious, but I didn't get a bite as it was devoured... More

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Venice FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014 Re: Blu’ Island Bistro 625 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34285 Living a few blocks away from the Bistro, I eat there often...mostly breakfast or lunch. Have also enjoyed a super delicious dinner there on occasion. The food is excellent and the wait staff is always pleasant and attentive. Outdoor dining is available if you wish to... More

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alan l, Manager at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Peg, We truly appreciate your loyal business! Thank you so much for writing us a review! We look forward to seeing you again and coming soon...loyalty program for our customers :) Thanks again, Kim More

Miami, Fl
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had 2 great meals there in the 5 day visit to Venice,Fl. Highly recommend this for breakfast or lunch! Creative food with great taste!

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alan l, Manager at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us a review, and dining with us twice! We also offer dinner on Fri/Sat. evenings-different creative menu every weekend...depending on Alan's mood and what ingredients he can obtain! Thank you again, and hope to see you soon! Kim More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We recently went with a group of guys on a golf trip. Let me tell you it is hard to make everyone in this group happy, but Blu' did just that. The pulled pork was amazing and the home Hot sauce was so good I got a bottle to go.

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alan l, General Manager at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Brad, Thanks so much for writing a review-we truly appreciate it! I am so pleased we managed to make everyone in your group happy-and what a great/fun group you had that day! Thank you for purchasing the hot sauce too!!! Kim More

Destin, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I try to eat healthy, which is not always easy if you eat out, but Blu' is an exception. The vegetable tacos and panini are both are excellent. The onion rings are the absolute best we have ever had. Our waitress was helpful and pleasant. The service was great. As with many restaurants in Venice the decor... More

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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

NiteOwl7, Thank you for writing us a review! I am so pleased you enjoyed our healthy choices and the service met your expectations! We appreciate you choosing for dining in Venice, and hope to see you again soon! Chef/Owner Alan More

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I had planned to visit a restaurant in the Venice area but the reviews for that restaurants were not good so we looked on Trip Advisor and foundBlu Island Bistro, decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed. From the chef/owner to the servers, everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. My husband had the Reuben... More

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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us a review! I am so pleased you and your husband enjoyed your meals! We hope to see you again! Thanks again, Chef/Owner Alan More

Venice, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I go here for lunch a lot and have absolutely loved every meal we've had!!! What a Chef!!!!

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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Hope121970, Wow, thanks so much! Cooking for someone like you and your husband makes it all worth while! Your kind words will be shared with my staff-thanks so much! Chef/Owner Alan More

Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were here for a late lunch on Sat. Aug 16. The service was quick and friendly. The Blu Salad contained numbers kinds of fruit and a wonderful dressing. My hubby had the Cuban panini, which was equally delicious. We will be back!

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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

tajmahowl, cute name! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we truly appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Chef/Owner Alan More

Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've only been in Venice for 4 days, but I've eaten here twice - it's that good. I've had the Blu Salad, which is delicious. It's hard to find a good salad here (or anywhere) but this is a keeper - great fresh fruit, great greens. The other day I had the mushroom omelet, which was also delicious. Friends ordered... More

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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Piccolascimmia, Wow! What a review, and pics too! Thank you so much, not only for choosing us, but also for taking the time to write us a review. So pleased you were happy with the service too-that is very important to us! Please say hello next time you are in! Thanks again, Chef/owner Alan More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went here based on Trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed. Sunday Lunch was the order of the day and we have a variety of choices from the lunch menu. All the food was perfect and the onion strings are to die for. Great fries with the Burger according to the boy and home made soup plus a desert was... More

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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Dean, Thanks so much for trying us out, I am pleased you enjoyed your lunch with your family! We are not fast food by any means, everything is made to order, thus taking a bit more time. I truly appreciate your business, and we hope to see you again. Chef/Owner Alan More

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