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Blu' Island Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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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. Winner of: Best Breakfast, Best Lunch, Best Brunch and Best Catering! 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.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have eaten here a number of times and the chef keeps coming up with tasty and creative meals. Just breakfast and lunch. but worth the stop.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank KHMiller
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

KHMiller, Thank you for the 5 star review! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your breakfast & our daily specials. We hope to see you again soon! Much appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch after church. New to town and wanted to try. Very good attentive service. Watermelon 24-hr brew tea was disappointing. We decided to order cuban sandwiches and were disappointed. Wish we had just ordered some of the yummy looking breakfast items. May...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Grannani
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Grannani, Thank you for writing a review. I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy our fresh brewed tea or cubans. We brew the tea for over 24hrs and it's a whole leaf, no sugar added product. Our cubans are made with real cuban bread,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the "in house" donuts. We had the stuffed french toast. We had the chorizo omelet. Applause! Applause! We will definitely be going back!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank AvisSBrangan
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

AvisSBrangan, Thank you for the Applause! We truly appreciate the awesome review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn’t make up my mind so the chef made me half an order of the Breakfast Burrito and half order Eggs Benedict! Both were amazing!! I would def recommend any time visiting the area. This place is known for their corned beef hash and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank brinels
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Brinels, We sincerely appreciate the great review and your loyalty! So pleased to hear you had a great experience dining with us. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read favorable reviews and finally made it. Sat outside on a lovely summer day. Pleasant waitstaff. Mimosas, hash, etc. Enjoyed it.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank skm4444
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

skm4444, Thank you for writing-we truly appreciate the compliments on our food & staff. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food, large portions, good service but tight and crowded. No good place to wait outside or inside because of limited space.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

genejackson2018, Thank you for the great compliments on our food and service! We wish we had more space too :) Thanks again!

Reviewed September 8, 2019

Service was attentive and friendly. We ordered the freshly made doughnuts (outrageous), grits, a stack of pancakes (light and fluffy), and the whiskey bacon. Oh the whiskey bacon.......'nuff said.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

Hamdullellah, Wow, thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to review us! Please come back and see again soon!

Reviewed September 4, 2019

We eat there in April and August 2019. Friendly service and scrumptious food. Like to sit outside on the small patio. Look forward to visit there again.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank christad453
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

christad453, Thank you so much! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

Reviewed August 11, 2019

Great place to enjoy breakfast or lunch we had great meals and service. Lots of people enjoying the day we were there, several families, normally a good sign in my book.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 768raymondc
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

Thank you! We aim for "cozy" high-end comfort food, so glad we could deliver! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 30, 2019

this is a real treat! If you haven't heard about it you would just drive by, doesn't look like much but it is heaven!!

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank bocilla171
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2019

bocilla171, What an amazing compliment! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, it will be shared with our staff. We all hope to see you soon!

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kenneth g
August 8, 2018|
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Response from tomrN335585 | Reviewed this property |
They are not open for dinner. Breakfast and brunch only
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kenneth g
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Yes, they serve beer and eine
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December 22, 2016|
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