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Blu' Island Bistro

625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-485-8200
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Ranked #3 of 201 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: American
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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
Englewood, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I watched the 4 contenders for the Iron Chef title the week before, and Chef Al walked away with the title which he certainly deserved by miles. I had dinner on Oct 17th, and ordered the Broccoli/Cheese soup. Delicious, and not salty as is so often the case in restaurants. After that my choice was the Elk. Absolutely cooked to... More

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Endwell, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Visited Blu’ Island Bistro for the first time. Weekday, off season and after peak lunch time, so we were seated immediately. Service was a bit slow (it took a while for my friend to get her drink, and lunch took some time to come out of the kitchen, but the food was very good. My friend ordered chicken tacos, I... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Blu Island Bistro offers an excellent Florida menu with a touch of class! Come for lunch and feel right at home. You'll love this spot on Venice Island!

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Tara came into my Bank to use the ATM and told me about the Bistro. I decided to try it the other day. I had the Blu burrito. The food was great and her service was even better. I give it a 5 star rating!!!! If it wasn't for tara I would have never walked in and tried the food.

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Yorkshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

After looking at Trip Advisor for somewhere good to eat in or near Venice we decided to give this restaurant a go for lunch, arriving just after midday we were very surprised to find it full, but we sat outside, which was a better choice as it was cooler. Service was quick drinks brought almost straight away, once our order... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

What a quaint and cozy brunch spot. The good is amazing, and the daily specials are incredibly creative. If you want superior service ask for Tara!!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I went for lunch. We had good food but the wait was over 40 minutes to get our food. I would give a better rating if the wait was better.

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Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive comments and I am pleased with the rating of our food. At this mornings staff meeting, I addressed the issue of service and reported long waits with our team. As a result, we adopted some new procedures that should reduce such incidents, or at the very least ease the pain. Thank you again for your... More

Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Unparalleled food quality and uber delish taste with weekly-changing dinner menu. Yum. Have yet to be disappointed :-)

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Venice, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have had 2 meals catered by Blu Island Bistro of Venice Florida, and both were exactly perfect in every way! They worked with us to come up with the perfect meal for our occasions. The meals arrived right on time, they were SO DELICIOUS too! Their server was so pleasant and did everything beautifully, with a big smile too.... More

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Alan L, General Manager at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Kate, Thanks so much for writing us a review! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we were delighted to cater your events. Thanks so much for your continued business. Your compliments will be shared with Lara-and she very much enjoyed serving at your event! Thanks again, Kim More

Venice, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have visited Blu traditionally after church on Sunday mornings. Never been disappointed. Their egg dishes are definitely a cut above, egg burritos are best in town, food is always served with a delightful garnish by pleasant staff. A definite keeper

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Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Bob, We truly appreciate your continued business, and taking the time to write us a review. I am very pleased we are able to meet your expectations for breakfast! Thanks again, Chef/Owner Alan More

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