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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 202 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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Venice, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

food is fresh, fresh,fresh. Breakfast and lunch with a real chef's touch. Had fish tacos, banana pancakes, egg bacon and fried green tomato sandwich and eggs Benedict. Every dish was excellent. So many things on the menu we would like to try. Service was excellent also.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cuisine you would expect in a big city with the local charm of our quaint little town! Just minutes from the beach, stop by for breakfast or lunch on your way to the sand! Simple meals to catered parties, Chef Alan and Kim give it their all. Nice people who give back to the community ... go enjoy a meal... More

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Venice, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We made reservations at Blu Island for a Friday dinner for our larger group. They sat us immediately at a reserved table and as we were being seated, we were asked what we would like to drink. The server, Lara, greeted us quickly and was so sweet. Shortly after we were seated, two other large parties were seated and I... More

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Miami FL
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I went into Blu this past weekend and absolutly loved it! Was in town for family, we were driving through town about lunch time and saw they were fairly packed but not to busy so we decided we'd try it! It was such a cute restaurant! And the waitress was very sweet! I had the meat omelet with bacon and... More

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Venice, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

i have already reviewed this restaurant,on july 1 of this year and, to my surprise,already 388 people, i have been informed, have read my review. nothing has changed in terms of the excellent food and service.i need to add , about the noise factor,that even bigger restaurants can be noisy at times.by november,i intend to bring friends here and we... More

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