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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (64 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (73 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very excellent staff. Anne Marie and Katrina are two wonderful waitresses. It can be a wait to get in, but worth it. My favorite is an omelette with goat cheese and spinach. My side bread is an English Muffin and it’s so good. Their fruit...More

Thank tlzig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast, brunch and lunch at this busy local spot offering both indoor and outdoor seating. There’s even coffee and treats available while you wait. The Sunday we stopped for brunch we scored a table before the rush, but it was great to see the...More

Thank AvaE27
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

AvaE27, Thank you for the great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! Chef/Owner Alan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never a disappointment to go there. Food is always good with great chef offering unique recipes at breakfast and lunch. One of my favorites.

Thank RGDunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice on our visit. The food was excellent and the service was, too. Don't miss the home made donuts.

Thank LisaCarol54
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

LisaCarol54, Truly appreciate your review! Thanks so much! Chef/Owner Alan

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very average breakfast. Excellent pancakes, but everything was just meh. Service was very slow too. They do have a decaf iced tea option which was expensive but good.

Thank eataroundtheglobe
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ms. Eataroundtheglobe, Thanks for your review, and while your overall rating was disappointing, we are pleased with the compliments between the lines. We strive to maintain our position as one of the top breakfast/lunch restaurants in the area. Chef/Owner Alan

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As I was about to leave today I looked around and every seat was filled with happy people that had come to Blu Bistro not only for great food but for a happy environment. They found it! When I went outside the atmosphere was the...More

Thank GST46
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Great food, service and people. They never disappoint. The staff prepared a wonderful meal for a large group and everything was perfect.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant does amazing breakfasts Weekends are very busy but weekdays are ok. Meals are tasty and plentiful.

Thank Edley S
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We are back for a second visit, since it was so delicious the first time! I ordered the eggs Benedict with tomato and spinach, but got the Canadian bacon instead. It was excellent just not what I ordered. The waitress was pleasant, but said that...More

Thank happypappy714
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

happypappy714, Thank you for the excellent star rating despite the disappointments...wish we could have corrected it for you. Please try us again! Chef/Owner Alan

Reviewed 17 May 2018

Great breakfast & lunch items with varied and diverse range of options. Great cinnamon sugar donuts. Staff very attentive and friendly. Had first and last meal in Venice at this location.

Thank mgm54wv
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23 December 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!!!!
22 May 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!
22 May 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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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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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