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Blu' Island Bistro

625 S. Tamiami Trail, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-485-8200
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Ranked #2 of 198 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Restaurant and Catering of all sizes. An up-scale take on "beach theme." Great atmosphere, fresh decor with a polynesian-beach feel. Chef Alan Laskowski graduated Culinary Institute of America and was a restauranteur in Philadelphia, with several "best of Philly" dishes. Come to experience great cuisine encompassing favorite house dishes always made to order. While you are visiting our beautiful Venice beaches, stop in for amazing cuisine and enjoy our local fare! Breakfast all day everyday, Lunch, Dinner Fri/Sat., Private Parties, Catering.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Restaurant and Catering of all sizes. An up-scale take on "beach theme." Great atmosphere, fresh decor with a polynesian-beach feel. Chef Alan Laskowski graduated Culinary Institute of America and was a restauranteur in Philadelphia, with several "best of Philly" dishes. Come to experience great cuisine encompassing favorite house dishes always made to order. While you are visiting our beautiful Venice beaches, stop in for amazing cuisine and enjoy our local fare! Breakfast all day everyday, Lunch, Dinner Fri/Sat., Private Parties, Catering.
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English first
Nokomis, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Went to the Bistro with a group of 16 women this morning.Everyone said they thoroughly enjoyed their meal. They did an excellent job serving all of us.We had just made the reservation at 10:30 this morning for an 11:30 seating,(it was such short notice). We were so pleased with our meals that one of the women asked if we could... More

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Sanford, Florida, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for lunch while looking at property in Venice. The food was phenomenal. The servers were warm and helpful. Don't miss this gem.

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

seanc163, Thanks so much for writing a review! We're so glad you decided to stop in and try us! Your compliments for the staff have been shared with them- Thanks again, and please visit us next time you are in the area, Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski More

Royal Oak, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Was visiting my parents in Port Charlotte. We took a trip to Venice Beach and stopped in this restaurant for lunch. Looking at the menu it did not look like anything special. Tacos, burgers, the usual. But the food came out and it was nothing short of absolutely amazing. We ordered 10 different things and every single one was virtually... More

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

So glad you were pleasantly surprised with our dishes! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write us a review-and your awesome compliments. Thanks so much and please visit us again! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski More

Shreveport, Louisiana
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

First off there was a nice large menu selection. To boot my father got an order of onion rings and it was large enough all four of us (me, my father, my wife, and my mother) could have some it came with some sauce that made it magical though they were good enough it did not require it. My dad... More

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

:) Thank you so much for writing a review! We remember your visit clearly--your family "said fun" all over them! So glad you stopped in, and we truly appreciate your compliments. Please visit us again! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski More

Venice, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We go back here again and again, mostly for breakfast. Good food that is not boring, with exceptional service. We especially like the vegetable omelette.

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

rkclassic1, Thank you so much for your continued loyalty, it is truly appreciated. Please "I.D." yourself to me next time you are in! We are soon to launch a customer loyalty program through our computer system-we will keep you in the loop! Thanks again, Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski More

Newton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Stopped by the other night and were very happily surprised by the very interesting entrees. The food was delicious. We will be going back there soon.

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

Nrwirtz, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review! I am pleased you stopped in and liked the entree selections! I change the menu every weekend to keep it interesting. Hope to see you back, and thanks again! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski More

Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great place for brunch, lunch or dinner (weekends). The food is delicious and the staff friendly and efficient.

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

Mizeb, Wow thank you! :) :) :) We truly appreciate you coming to dine with us! Please say hello next time you are in, and thanks again for taking the time to write us a review! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Went on Sunday morning with a party of 7 including 3 kids. Got there just before 10 and were seated immediately. Had we arrived 10 minutes later though and I think we would have had a bit of a wait. Food and service we're excellent. In particular, the eggs Benedict and breakfast burrito, were memorable. Kids loved the pancakes although... More

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

Thank you so much for your review! I truly appreciate your visit and compliments-I have shared with my staff. Hope to see you again! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Interesting food, beautifully prepared and served. All staff are very friendly, personable, and professional. Each visit is a treat. We have eaten there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner several times. It is our all round favorite restaurant in Venice! Dinner reservations needed.

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

Disimone, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and especially your loyalty! We truly appreciate your business, and please say hello next time you are in! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski More

Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I brought my boss here and I had a salad that was prepared with mixed greens, topped with chicken, strawberries, almonds, rasberries, and the best strawberry vinagarette dressing that I wish I could purchase by the gallon! Very refreshing!! I try to duplicate this salad at home, but your dressing wins hands down!

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

Hi Bethany, So glad you enjoyed the salad! Next time youre in, ask for some to go-we do sell it and I am in the middle of bottling it :) Thanks so much! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski More

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