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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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07:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 07:30 - 14:30
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venice
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been 4 times in past couple months and every time both he food and service have been outstanding!

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Thank pjsVenice
Chicago
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank jamestE9579WW
Venice, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 we have no experience with that but are tempted for a special occasion. Whatever Chef... More 

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Thank SusanFender
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank MHFlorida
Oneida, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 is also dog-friendly, and shade-covered - a plus in Florida.

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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 More 

gatlinburg
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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. I think they are a little off the mark. Not quite there

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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 better review. Thanks again, Chef/owner Alan More 

Englewood, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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....

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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 More 

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank lma2013
Venice, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks 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. We are sure glad we did! We all chose what we like...eggs,bacon,coffee, and the BUTTERMILK... More 

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Thank LuvVito
Venice, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:30
Thursday
07:30 - 14:30
Friday
07:30 - 14:30
Saturday
07:30 - 14:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?