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“Saturday Night's Menu”
Review of Blu' Island Bistro

Blu' Island Bistro
Ranked #6 of 250 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Thought the menu did not offer a sufficient selection for the "not-so-adventurous" diner.

Had calamari for appetizer. Very tender, but not usual marinara sauce.

Hard to decide what to order. Selected steak, grouper, lobster cake and salmon.

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Thank Linda M
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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Linda,

Thanks so much for writing a review! I am sorry you felt the menu did not have a sufficient variety of selections. My cooking and love for food is geared towards the atypical non-standard menu. I love to experiment with unique cuisine and cooking styles. The sauce I make for the calamari is not a typical "marina" sauce either. The menu changes every weeked and you can always see an updated copy posted online prior to dinners.

Thanks so much and hope to see you again!
Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

The food at Blu Island Bistro has always been fabulous.
We have eaten here numerous times.
The service on the other hand is very slow.
We find ourselves constantly having to search for
our server for everything from ordering to the bill.
But as you can see we continue to go because the
food is great!

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3  Thank Sharon W
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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Sharon,

Thanks so much for writing a review and appreciate your continued business! Can you please message me about the service issues you experienced so I may address them? I am unaware, and nor is my manager of this. We did change our computer system last week and yes things were a little slower than usual. Hope to see you again soon!

Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

They are friendly, and welcome you with a smile. The food is great with a daily special which tops the charts. You'll want to get to know the names of the staff there because you'll be back time and time again. We have a large group that considers the Blu our lunch spot after rehearsal on Mondays at the Venice Theater. It's like walking into Cheer's. Every one knows your name.

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1  Thank Bill s
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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Bill,

Please pop your head in the kitchen and ask for me next time you are in, would love to put a name with a face! Thank you for the great compliments and your continued support!

Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had friends visiting from Canada that we wanted to treat to a lunch that would be delicious & a wonderful experience. We were not disappointed. Everything was just right. My compliments to everyone at Blu' Island Bistro. We will be back again & again.

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Thank RDW350
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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Thanks so much for your review, and bringing your friends!!! Your business is very much appreciated!

Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Blu' Island Bistro is a little place on Venice Island that is very deceiving and very good. The salads are fabulous and I recently tried the Turkey Reuban and it was delish! Went this time with a bunch of ladies while touring the Venice Area Garden Clubs annual Home Tour. Blu' Island Bistro offered a discount for those on tour, so it was quite busy. Outside seating is available too. Good Food....Try It!

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1  Thank Lynn F
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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

To Our "Neighbor"

Yes the Home Tour Days were busy! Thank you so much for your business, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski

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