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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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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (68 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
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 August 28, 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast on our last day in town. Busy place which tells you the food is great! Staff was very friendly and service was outstanding. Food was excellent! If you are a fan of hot sauce- be sure to try it here. So...More

Thank 33Bert
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great place for breakfast. unfortunately they are not open for dinner. the atmosphere reminds you of an old time diner. by the way, they will do a private dinner for groups.

Thank Don B
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and my goodness, was it good! Best I've had in a long time or ever. Besides the great food, it is one of the cutest and most quaint inside. Almost feel like you're eating at home. Highly recommended!

Thank Sam D
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is the second time we were at a party that was catered by Blu. The food was exceptionally presented, delicious, plentiful with many options. The chef and all support were terrific and pleasant. We want to have a party just to be able to...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service and fair prices. Some interesting items on the menu, a little different. Overall a good place to visit while in Venice.

Thank morgan s
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast and the food was delicious!! Atmosphere has an island flair. Service was great with a smile. Prices are reasonable.

Thank OspreyLisaM
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Blu Island Bistro is located at the Island Sun Inn, though my understanding is that it is a separate business from the hotel. We enjoyed their terrific, although expensive, breakfast on two days of our stay at the Island Sun Inn. Big portions, great service,...More

Thank sojourner68
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Today I enjoyed the most delectable pancakes with raspberry compote and pecans--yum!!! Blu' is one of our favorite restaurants in Florida-- cute set up, consistently wonderful food and excellent service (thank you, Anne Marie)! Blu' Island Bistro is a true gem in Venice!

Thank MHFlorida
Reviewed August 13, 2016

This is a terrific breakfast place. The omelets were light, fluffy and well-seasoned. The coffee was very good and the pancakes were light and tasty. The seating on the patio was very pleasant as they used plantings to create a natural screen to block the...More

Thank JJ828
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2016

Thank you for the wonderful comments-we appreciate you writing and dining with us! Chef/owner Alan

Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped @ Blu's after visiting with family. It's so cute inside that I just knew the food was made with love! I had the burger special. Great quality patty topped with fresh salsa, cheese & avocado. My aunt had the veggie panini & my...More

Thank Denver1000
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2016

Wow-love that you came with your whole family-we try to make it a great experience for everyone...thanks so much! Chef/Owner Alan

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travelwriter211
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!!!!
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cddixie
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!
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cddixie
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $33
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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
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 that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering, Private Party Room.
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