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Ezra Cafe

5629 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34209
941-792-0990
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Ranked #9 of 402 restaurants in Bradenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 8, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I have gone to this restaurant for many years, through at least 3 owners. It is now owned by friends of ours, and their son is the head chef. He does an excellent job - the food is creative and tasty. The dining room is quiet and low light. Wait staff very friendly. Can't ask for more!

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Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were introduced to Ezra's for lunch. The atmosphere was welcoming and classy but not stuffy. Tablecloths for lunch was nice. Our party of 3 chose their delicious black bean soup and a salad. The service was very good and our server was attentive and answered all of our questions and requests. We purchased a dealsaver coupon that we will... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food is wonderful here! Flat iron steak and portabella fries are a must try!! This is a restaurant to try for a special occasion..a little pricey, atmosphere is lacking a bit for the level of the food, but definitely a favorite!

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

From the moment we were greeted at the door I knew I liked this place. From the simple, tasteful decor and wait staff all in black to a very nice wine list and varied menu, it all fit. Chris, our server was engaging, fun and knowledgeable. He was attentive, but not distracting. He was a delightful addition to the evening.... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Decided to try Ezra's and purchased the $20 "dealsaver" from the Bradenton paper. You pay $10 for a $20 value. So glad we did! We will definitely be back. I had the flat iron steak with garlic mashed potatoes and it was delicious. My husband had the fish and my friend had the lump crab cakes. All dishes were delicious... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went with 4 friends to the Ezra Cafe for the first time. 4 appetizers were ordered and the rating they were given were as follows baked goat cheese with focaccia points - Average to Good; Goat cheeses portion was very small. portabella "fires" - very good to excellent Oysters - very good to excellent Calamari - very good, good portion... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Dined at cafe Ezra for the first time last week. It was a good experience In general. The calamari was flavorful and crisp - just the way i like it. The Martinis were over vermouthed. And the server had an attitude that was not appreciated. She rolled her eyes at my husband when he asked for the bread to come... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I wrote an earlier review some time back, about why Ezra was so popular with locals. Since then ownership changed, and there was a short time I think it fell off some. But it is back and still as good as it gets in Bradenton. The inside has been updated and refreshed, but the food is still great and the... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We took family and clients for dinner Friday evening and service and food were wonderful. A well rounded menu, courteous servers and excellent food. I tried a few other restaurants close by lately and this was much much better!

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Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Ezra is my favorite restaurant in Bradenton. The menu has something for everyone and the fried oysters are as good as they are in New Orleans restaurants known for oysters. The lobster bisque is really special and the others soups are very good. The chef always has specials which are good choices as well. The new owner has redecorated and... More

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