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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 - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan...
A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America Alumunus delivers a gourmet twist on everyday favorites. Chef Alan won the local Iron Chef, Best of Philadelphia, People's Choice Award and many more. From meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free, we have something for everyone. 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. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day, Dinners Fri/Sat nights (resuming Sept. 18th) 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
Great "Homey" Family oriented restaurant

We were seated immediately and we're attended to instantly we were then greeted by Chef Alen then By Kim I had the bacon and egg sandwich was amazing the cleanliness and hospitality was out of this world. This is what I would call the definition of a piece of Heaven!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were seated immediately and we're attended to instantly we were then greeted by Chef Alen then By Kim I had the bacon and egg sandwich was amazing the cleanliness and hospitality was out of this world. This is what I would call the definition of a piece of Heaven!!!

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Rotonda West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Choices are plentiful and uniqueness and quality are what you get from Chef Alan. Will be going back again for lunch and dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Best breakfast in town... Thanks kelly and Trina for a great time yall the real mvp. Strongly the suggest the bacon and egg sandwich and fluffy banana pancakes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Tried this place after reading reviews and the food is very good, customer service very good. Would I go back? Yes. Is it postcard worthy.... not really. Nothing that really sets them apart but for the taste and price it's Def worth going!

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Fort Worth, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Blu' Island Bistro near the end of our trip. After reading all the reviews, I was excited to try it. The overall experience was ok. The food was good. I was expecting more after reading all the stellar reviews. I was expecting the food to be amazing. As I said, it was good but not a life altering... More 

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

I thank the guest from Ft. Worth for the honest appraisal of Blu. We always strive for excellence and when we fall short it's important that we be reminded. Thanks again and come back soon. Alan Chef Owner More 

Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We drive up from Port Charlotte so we can have the best breakfast in the area. Chef Alan's Banana French toast is to die for!!! My hubby thinks the Pastrami style eggs Benedict is the Bomb!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Best pancakes we've ever had! Went with a group of 7 and after the first person tried them, we all had to order some. Everyone said they were the best they've ever tasted

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Kensington, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I had pancakes, the Mrs. had lunch, atmosphere, server and food very good, we will return! Located in Motel, still very good...

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. They came with a spicy dipping sauce and they were so good! The main course was a crab cake sandwich on ciabatta bread and fried onion straws. It was a foodies paradise. Hands down best meal of the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a delight it was to find this adorable spot for breakfast. We were greeted warmly upon arrival & seated quickly. We were offered drinks of choice, coffee, which was hot and tasty. Our server, Anne Marie, greeted us with a smile & enough energy to light up the room. We ordered Oatmeal with brown sugar and raisins. Not what... More 

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Additional Information about Blu' Island Bistro

Address: 625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285
Phone Number: +1 941-485-8200
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 33
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America Alumunus delivers a gourmet twist on everyday favorites. Chef Alan won the local Iron Chef, Best of Philadelphia, People's Choice Award and many more. From meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free, we have something for everyone. 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. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day, Dinners Fri/Sat nights (resuming Sept. 18th) that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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