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Blu' Island Bistro

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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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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Gourmet twist on...
A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Gourmet twist on everyday favorites, from meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free. Comfortable and chic, just a few blocks away from the beautiful gulf of mexico. Located conveniently on the Island of Venice, one block south of Venice Hospital, attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel. Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America (CIA) alumnus, along with his Sous Chef Jordan Moore, also a CIA alumnus, deliver exquisite cuisine. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day, Dinners Fri/Sat nights that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I don't want to share but this restaurant is too good to be true!

We stumbled upon Blu last year while in Venice, Florida and what a find it was! Wow is the best description I can give! Service is superb! Staff is friendly and considerate! They boast a "southern charm" even though the chef is from PA. Food is outstanding and the value will make you come... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon Blu last year while in Venice, Florida and what a find it was! Wow is the best description I can give! Service is superb! Staff is friendly and considerate! They boast a "southern charm" even though the chef is from PA. Food is outstanding and the value will make you come back again and again! I had... More 

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millstone nj
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Like nothing you have ever had in any restaurant, from the staff to the service, to the incredible food. Went there for breakfast and had the Fried egg BLT on sourdough (fried green tomatoes no less), literally my favorite breakfast item I have ever had, Incredible.My husband had the Western omelette, delicious also. The creativity and the fresh ingredients hit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this place. The fries are the best I've had anywhere in world (and I've had a lot of good fries). They are amazing, fresh, and unique! Everything on the menu is incredible. My favorite is the BLT with egg and fried green tomato. The staff and Chef truly cares about the dining experience and couldn't be nicer. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food, staff and portions all were first rate. Fresh ingredients and personable servers. Like eating at Mom and Dad's without having to argue with my siblings. Thank you for bringing me back. My children loved it as did my wife and I. Keep up the great work!

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Venice, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our lunch experience at Blu' Island Bistro was one of the best lunches in a long time! We arrived at 11:45 and we sat on comfy outdoor sofas and were given free cups of coffee while we waited about 15 minutes for a table; popular place! It was noon on Sunday (today), and you could order breakfast or lunch. I... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I have to say Blu Island bistro is one of the best restaurants in Venice Florida. The food has always been fresh creative and delicious. You will really love the owners and the staff they are just fantastic.

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Potomac, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have dined here four times in our last two visits to Venice and each time "Blu" dramatically exceeded our expectations. The restaurant is relatively small with graceful indoor and outdoor seating and with the chef and proprietor in residence, no detail, however small, is overlooked. The menu is complimented with specials created by the chef with... More 

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FL
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a delight to find a place where the chef enjoys experimenting and creates something other than the usual tourist fare of fried seafood. Our dinner last night was wonderful. Thank you!

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We dined here for breakfast based on other trip advisor reviews and we were totally blown away. This was our best breakfast in Venice. I had the frittata and it was delicious. My husband and I shared a side of the breakfast potatoes and they were so good!! The décor is really enjoyable. Since this was such a great place... More 

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Venice, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I recently had lunch with a group of co-workers. The kitchen was tested with everyone ordering something different. All were happy !! The crab bisque was exceptional !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-8200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 33
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Gourmet twist on everyday favorites, from meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free. Comfortable and chic, just a few blocks away from the beautiful gulf of mexico. Located conveniently on the Island of Venice, one block south of Venice Hospital, attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel. Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America (CIA) alumnus, along with his Sous Chef Jordan Moore, also a CIA alumnus, deliver exquisite cuisine. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day, Dinners Fri/Sat nights that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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