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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 34285-3237
+1 941-485-8200
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (62 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (72 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
Hours
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 June 4, 2016

We only had about a 10 minute wait which didn't even seem that long as they had Coffee, water, menus and some comfortable seating available. The food was fabulous even the bacon was exceptional. Hostess, Waitstaff, atmosphere all fantastic. Will definitely return.

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This place has wonderful food and drinks! Make sure to try the chefs homemade habanero hot sauce💯 The Bloody Mary was the best I ever had. I had the chorizo frittata and it was wonderful. I also like the way the restaurant was decorated.

Thank michelle w
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Went with friends today, their first visit, our third or fourth. Loved the selection, special menu for Memorial Day, but I ordered the Italian Eggs, side of bacon, toast etc. wife had a quiche, friends tried a breakfast sandwich and Banana French Toast with bananas,...More

Thank golf076
Reviewed May 27, 2016

This chef owned restaurant is one of the consistently top rated places in Venice and the reason why is simple - fabulous food served by a wonderful staff. Whether you stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you are bound to have a great meal.

Thank Kevin B
Alan L, General Manager at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2016

Kevin, Such a wonderful review, thank you so much! We appreciate your loyalty! Please say hello next time you're in! Kim

Reviewed May 27, 2016

We stopped by for lunch and were extremely pleased with the choices -- breakfast all day and lunch. My husband had the crab and asparagus benedict and I had the Blu cuban sandwich. Both were very good. Service was fast and attentive. I would like...More

Thank happypappy714
Alan L, General Manager at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2016

happypappy714, Thank you for reviewing us! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and service! Please come back and try our breakfast, we recently won the Herald Tribune's Reader's Choice Award for Best Breakfast! Hope to see you! Kim

Reviewed May 26, 2016

Love this place. Fantastic fresh foods used to make straightforward, delicious, sharp dishes for either breakfast or lunch. I went 3 days in 2 weeks and tried the Fried Egg BLT(arugula in the L) with Fried Green Tomatoes, Crab Cake Eggs Benedict and Banana Pancakes...More

Thank Floridalesters
Alan L, General Manager at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2016

Floridalesters, Thank you for "frequenting" us and writing such a great review! We appreciate you sharing your experience! Kim

Reviewed May 24, 2016

I had the delicious Fish Tacos, the slaw that was served on them was incredibly tasty! Sparky had a Reuben, it had slow roasted corn beef, not from a deli, he thought it was one of the best he had ever had. Cute place and...More

Thank Mrngmdo
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Fresh, open and friendly atmosphere. Only had breakfast but it was great. They offer specials each morning.

Thank RodgerRPh
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

It's small and crowded, because their breakfasts are Venice's best. Lunch is pretty darn good, as well. Chef owned and operated. Not open for dinner. A real gem!

Thank Larry P
Reviewed May 17, 2016

It's been nearly 2 years since we've been to the area. Our first stop was here for breakfast and my oh my.... Oh how we wish you were closer!!!... We had eggs, bacon, sausage. Hubby had toast and instead of toast I requested eggs over...More

Thank Debra A
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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 - $15
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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
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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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