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Blu' Island Bistro

625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-485-8200
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (51 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (62 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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Reviewed yesterday

Up market food without the upmarket price. The eggs benedict is wonderful. Its not your two eggs and bacon type place but they can and will do that for you. More different and great food.

Thank jamestE9579WW
Reviewed 2 days ago

Blu is all of the Top Ten places for Breakfast and Lunch. Any where other than Blu is # 11. The specials are always exciting and creative. Even the daily menu is the best in Venice. The service matches the quality food. They cater but...More

Thank SusanFender
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ambiance and the banana-candied pecan panckes rock!We consistently have a great experience at Blu' Island Bistro!

Thank MHFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw this on Trip Advisor Best Restaurants in Venice. Both outdoor and indoor seating available. We chose outside, as we had not had brunch outdoors since last Fall. Daily specials, but we ordered from menu. Very fresh vegetables, excellent coffee. good service. Outside seating...More

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

Deborah, So pleased to hear you enjoyed dining on our patio! Thank you for the many positives, we hope to see you again! Chef/Owner Alan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went for lunch after hearing good things. Our lunch was okay. I would say average. The service was fine. I think it is over priced for what it was. I think they try to sell it as elite high end bistro....More

Thank ValShea179
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Val, Thanks for writing and citing the positive parts of your meal at Blu. Our goal is always a warm atmosphere, excellent food, first-rate service and fair pricing. We fell short in your case but hope you'll come back and find us worthy of a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A true pleasure to enjoy. Great food of an interesting variety while the whole staff is the best ever. Call for reservations on Sundays. Try their iced coffee with vanilla. YUM....

Thank seashellhunter1956
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Seashellhunter, Thanks so much for writing-this will certianly be shared with my staff, we greatly appreciate it! Chef/owner Alan

Reviewed 1 week ago

Locally sourced food, charming atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Excellent service, breakfast served all day. Eggs benedict with lump crab and asparagus for lunch.

Thank lma2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We currently are renting until we decide on a house to buy. The owner of our rental had offered in his welcome letter some restaurants and other places of interest to try. We had company in town so we decided on breakfast. We chose Blu....More

Thank LuvVito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, and good staff. Go there for breakfast and have never been disappointed. The pancakes are the best.

Thank joels9391
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

French toast, chip beef and eggs. All was ok not over the Top but good. Very friendly service. Mackenzie was our server so nice.

Thank Michele H
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Will you be open on any special occasions in February or March? Last year you were open on Valentines Day.
December 22, 2016|
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Response from xrayjng | Reviewed this property |
If they do a Valentine Dinner reserve EARLY!!!! They sold out last year on the first day!!!!
Do they serve Sunday brunch
May 21, 2016|
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Response from Alan L | Property representative |
Hi, we serve breakfast all day on Sunday and lunch starting at noon. Hope to see you! Lots of specials too!
Do they serve brunch on Sundays and times
May 21, 2016|
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Response from SueBee19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I am not sure they call it "brunch." It's from 7:30-2. According to their website. You can also check out their menu there. Just google blu island bistro in Venice, FL. If you are looking for a set brunch menu... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $33
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-8200
  • E-mail
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 that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering, Private Party Room.