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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (69 reviews)
“pancakes” (86 reviews)
“scrapple” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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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 5 days ago

Having had wonderful meals at Blu Island Bistro in the past, we decided to use them to caterer our Open House. Our party for Whittaker & Associates, CPA's had approximately 250 people who attended and the reviews from all were that the food was fantastic!!!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Julie W
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Julie! We truly enjoyed working with you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I’m a FT resident, I’d never been here! I wish I’d tried it earlier because it was great! I had the Greek Scramble and the Mango tea, which was the flavor of the day (and thankfully not sweetened). The Greek Scramble was yummy and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PAB_FL
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

PAB_FL, Thank you for the awesome review! I’m so pleased to hear you had a great experience, I will share with my staff. Thanks again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Island has been around for a while, the food is absolutely fantastic, always fresh, the specials may change BUT you will never be disappointed! The person who does the cooking is a Classicly trained CHEF not just a cook, he puts his talents to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alexcI8573OW
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

alexcI8573OW, Thank you for the awesome review! We appreciate your loyalty and of course all the great compliments, they will be shared with my staff. Thanks again for taking the time to write!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As parents we are always trying to find a place the kids like. Blu Island Bistro got 100 stars from the kids. My super picky daughter loved the kids French toast sticks and my son devoured his scrambled eggs and wanted more. They also got...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank christym847
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Christym847, Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased your family enjoyed dining with us, we truly appreciate your business!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favorite place to eat when we visit family in Venice. The food is great and the service is always friendly. In addition our teenage son has celiac and they have several tasty gluten free dishes (the banana french toast is a huge...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 758scrapper
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

758scrapper, Thank you so much for your review! We truly appreciate your business, and so pleased to hear we have great gluten free options for your teenage son. We have a great new app called "table up" which allows you to jump on our wait...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

out on the old menu. Service was ok, I had the grouper sandwich slightly over cooked substituted the onion rings they were good and a unsweetened ice tea Wife had the soup and half tuna sandwich soup (acorn squash) was lukewarm gritty and a coffee....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wstripech
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wstripech, I am so sorry to hear this, and your disappointment. Per our reviews, our quality and service are our goals, and we try to consistently exceed them, sounds like we missed the mark in this case and for that we apologize. Please come back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little place on the Island with a great menu, good food and delightful staff. Don't miss out on the delicous homemade donuts !!! Sooooo good !!! Take a few home.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pam D
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Pam D. Thanks so much for the great review, we truly appreciate your business!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alan Laskowski did it backwards. He went from busboy to the heights of the culinary world at the Jersey Shore and in Philly. Then he reduced those experiences, like a great sauce, into a modestly-sized bistro in Venice, Florida. We crossed paths in his previous...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Nam K
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Nam K., Wow, we’re hanging this one on the wall! So pleased you had a great experience. Shared with my staff, and thank you again!

Reviewed 9 November 2018

We love the service and special care that is paid to the breakfast catering for our annual colleague appreciation events every year The food is amazing!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alena V
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Alena, Thank you so much for using our catering! We truly appreciate your repeat business!

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

When in Venice we always have breakfast at Blu Island. Food quality and flavor is unbeatable. We especially love the omelettes.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank thisaacs2017
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thisaacs2017, So nice of you to write...shared with my staff, thank you so much!

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kenneth g
9 August 2018|
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Response from Tom R | Reviewed this property |
They are not open for dinner. Breakfast and brunch only
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kenneth g
9 August 2018|
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Response from Sunshine1449 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they serve beer and eine
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23 December 2016|
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You need to call them directly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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. Winner of: Best Breakfast, Best Lunch, Best Brunch and Best Catering! 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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