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Join Blu’ Island Bistro on Easter


Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) will be open this Easter - Sunday, April 5th for breakfast and lunch. We’ve had a lot of inquiries regarding Easter already, and yes! we are open and will be ready to serve you and your family.

Chef Alan is busy creating a special holiday Easter menu for you to enjoy this year. Make plans with your family and friends to enjoy Easter at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL). Leave the stress and mess to us - enjoy your time and your meal!

See you Sunday, April 5th for either breakfast or lunch at Blu’ Island Bistro! If you’ve never dined with us, Blu' Island Bistro is attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel and just South of Venice Hospital. A few blocks away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

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Purchase eGift Cards Online at Blu’ Island Bistro!

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) is now offering gift cards online! Instagifts are instantly available gift cards redeemable at Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL). You can print them, email them as gifts, or redeem them from your mobile phone. They look great, make great gifts, and never expire!We’ve had a lot of requests for this feature - so we are excited to be able to meet your gift card needs. You can either print, email, or redeem the gift card via a mobile device, OR you can email it as a gift to someone. Click Here to purchase your Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) gift card for that someone special. Blu’ Island Gift Cards can be used for breakfast seven days a week, lunch, dinner (Friday and Saturday nights), special events, cooking classes, hot sauce and so much more. Blu’ Island Bistro gift cards make a great gift for people who enjoy unique dining experiences and great food!
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Online Ordering - $5 Off First Order!


Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) is excited to let you know you can now order Blu’ Island food to-go online! Online ordering has never been easier. Want to try it out? Take $5 OFF your first order using promo code “5OFF” at checkout. Wondering how it works? Download the FREE Leapset app or visit leap Available on both the App Store and Google Play. Search & Order - Browse menu items and choose your next meal. Promo Code - Use promo code 5OFF at checkout. It’s super easy and convenient for you. We hope you enjoy ordering Blu’ Island Bistro and dining wherever you find yourself - the office, your home, on the field, at a picnic - wherever! Thank you for choosing Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) for your unique dining needs. We are excited to have your food, ready when you are. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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A New Summer Menu Has Arrived at Blu’ Island

Blu’ Island Bistro Venice FL is proud to announce a new summer menu that’s bursting with low prices! Local Blu’ Island customers will want to check out our newly renovated landscaping. This modification enhances the private dining experience and makes use of the natural beach setting surrounding Blu’ Island Bistro. Looking for something light? Try the Maine Diver Scallops! Topped with a generous helping of smoked yellow tomato sauce,these scallops are easy on your wallet and pack a punch.Also be sure to check out the Blu’ Salad featuring fresh blueberries, strawberries and pecans with chef Allen’s freshly prepared strawberry-balsamic vinaigrette. Venice island dining doesn’t get any better. Call Blu’ Island Bistro today at (941) 485-8200 for reservations and to inquire about the new summer menu!
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Lunch with Chef Judi at Blu’ Island Bistro!

We went LIVE with Chef Judy and ABC News 7 Sarasota! What a great time! Read their take on Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) below: "Just blocks from the beach on S. Tamiami Trail in Venice, this shabby chic beachy theme is quite unique. A Culinary Institute of America graduate, Chef Alan plays with his menu, like offerings such as Philly pork rolls and chicken parmesan burgers. Friday and Saturday nights, dinner is served -- and expect the unexpected, like elk and ostrich with white truffle oil. Chef Alan's mom makes the homemade desserts.” Posted in Chef judi, Local on Friday, April 25, 2014 11:32 am. (Source: My Suncoast) Click Here to read the article and watch the video of Chef Judy at Blu' Island Bistro (Venice FL). 
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The Best Kept Catering Secret in Venice

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The secret is out - Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) offers catering you won’t find anywhere else. From corporate events, business meetings, office lunches, private parties, weddings, community events, to special events Blu’ Island Bistro will bring amazing food your guests are sure to enjoy. You next event can be better with the help of Blu’ Island Bistro Venice FL. Blu’ Island Bistro is sure to exceed your expectations with unique catering options that are just as delicious as they are beautiful. Graduation PartiesBusiness MeetingsSummer PartiesNot sure if Blu' Island Bistro Catering (Venice FL) is for you? Here are a few of our most popular dishes to consider for your next meeting/event: Grilled Chicken and Fish Tacos (cilantro lime slaw, pico de gallo) Chips/Salsa, Rice/BeansMediterreanean PlatterTomato Mozarella PlatterBaked Lemon Dill SalmonBlackened Scallops with Cucumber Dill SalsaBlu Salad with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, craisins, toasted pecansBlu' Burrito Breakfast, soft tortillas filled with scrambled eggs, black beans, chorizo sausage, topped with house salsa, sour cream and avocadoGive us a call (941-485-8400) at Blu’ Island Bistro and tell us a little about your event. Chef Alan creates custom menus/dishes that will leave your guests raving about the food! We looking forward to catering your next event! Click Here for more information or to start your catering request.
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Trip Advisor - Your Trusted Source for Dining

Have you recently visited us at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL)? If you have a minute, please consider reviewing us here. Our patrons are constantly commenting on your reviews and how accurate they are to their own experiences at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL). It’s easy, it’s quick, and people really appreciate reading about your experience with us. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) strives to make your experience the best - every time. We love seeing and serving you at Blu’ Island Bistro - let us know the next time you are in!
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The Best in Florida Catering - Blu’ Island Bistro

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) provides unique catering options for corporate events, office lunches, private parties, weddings, community events, as well as special events. On or off site - Blu’ Island Bistro is sure to exceed your expectations with unique catering options that are just as delicious as they are beautiful. Chef Alan creates custom menus/dishes that will leave your guests raving about the food! We looking forward to catering your next event! Call (941) 485-8200 or click here for more information. 
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Beer and Wine Offerings

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) offers really cool beers you won’t be able to get anywhere else in the area. From bottled beers to craft beers on draft - Blu’ Island Bistro always keeps it unique and trendy. Be sure to ask your server next time you are dining with us to ask about the beer list to quench your thirst! When it comes to wine…have a glass you deserve it! Blu’ Island Bistro offers really unique selection of wines that you are sure to enjoy. Blu’ Island Bistro prides itself not only in unique flare to the food, but also unique beers and wines that enhance the food and the conversation. Next time you are visiting us at Blu’ Island Bistro, ask your server about our wine and beer offerings. We look forward to seeing you at Blu’ Island Bistro!
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Fresh Fish in Venice Florida

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) is known for creating unique dishes with a unique flare. The fresh global cuisine created by Chef Al changes frequently based on market fresh ingredients. Read a few of our TripAdvisor reviews, talking about fresh fish dishes from Blu’ Island Bistro: This charming cozy bistro and its friendly caring staff blew me away. The menu was varied and elegant and staff offered just the right amount of attentiveness. Blu's served THE BEST FRESH GROUPER I have ever had in many decades of Florida travels. Perfectly prepared. My chatty companions and I fell silent when we tasted our beautifully plated dishes. I would travel any distance for a meal at Blu's; it was the culinary highlight of our trip.This restaurant does it all right: quality, atmosphere, size, and service: the best of old and new Florida. Be sure to make a reservation. LaVidaVoca, Boulder, Colorado“VENICE FLORIDA'S BEST !!!!” Reviewed March 19, 2014 NEW Last Saturday night, five of us were first time visitors to this charming bistro. After the dinners we had, we promised each other we would definitely return. Two of our party ordered the filet mignon, which they pronounced as the tenderest they had ever tasted. Seafood was the choice of the other three. Scallops were huge, flavorful and not overcooked. The salmon, covered with a delicious crispy potato crust and smooth lemon sauce,was delicious. The crab and lobster cake entree, filled with this delicious seafood blend (and without the usual breadcrumbs most places feature), was moist and flavorful. All dishes were accompanied by appropriate vegetables. Lest we forget, one of us had the Oysters Rockefeller appetizer, which had earned a medal for the chef and owner. Kudos to our server Tracey, who was most gracious and accommodating and who even brought out the owner-chef Alan to meet us and receive our congratulations for the delightful dinner. Yankeefans95, Niantic, ConnecticutIf you have a comments/feedback regarding your experience at Blu' Island Bistro (Venice FL), we'd love to hear from you. We want your experience to be extraordinary - just like our food.
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“Amazing Food in a Very Unique Atmosphere”

Valleri B from Venice Florida reviewed some of our popular dishes on TripAdvisor.I've had three meals here so far in the past week. I'm a pretty picky person when it comes to dining out. All three meals were amazing. I tried the BLT with fried egg that included fried green tomatoes on it. Interesting and delicious! My second meal was Eggs Benedict. I have this at most breakfast places I try and this was hands down the best version of the dish I've ever had. Yummy! Finally, I had the fish tacos for lunch. Coming from the San Diego area, I have to say I've had some great fish tacos but these were the best I've ever tasted. I can't wait to go again and keep trying more on the menu. I haven't tried the dinners yet, but they have some very interesting options. I grabbed a dinner menu on the way out. I've been trying to find a good restaurant in Venice since moving here 9 1/2 months ago. Sadly, most places were a disappointment. I have definitely found my favorite Venice restaurant. The prices are also very reasonable.Thanks Valleri B for taking the time to review all THREE of your meals in one week! We are excited you have found your favorite Venice restaurant. Chef Alan is dedicated to providing exiquite cuisine. Please let us know the next time you are visiting Blu’ Island Bistro Venice. We’d love to meet you! If you’ve been to Blu’ Island Bistro, you too can leave your review here.
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Venice Readers' Choice by Herald Tribune - Best Breakfast Finalist

We here at Blu’ Island Bistro Venice FL want to send a big thank you to all the readers who took time to recognize Blu’ Island Bistro as “Best Local Breakfast” option in the Venice 2014 Readers’ Choice. We are excited to be recognized as a Venice Readers' Choice by Herald Tribune Finalist.Venice Readers’ Choice asked their readers, all of you, to vote for the best businesses in Venice for a variety of categories. The results and finalists will be published on Sunday, March 23rd in the Venice Readers’ Choice. If you’ve never been to Blu’ Island Bistro in Venice, we are proud to serve breakfast all day, seven days a week! Now is your chance to experience Chef Alan and a unique local breakfast you won’t find anywhere else. Take a look at our TripAdvisor page as well. The latest review from Patricia K from San Diego, CA said “Best breakfast or lunch in Venice!! Oh My Goodness!!! If you don't eat here you're crazy!!! Eating breakfast and lunch here because it's so good!! Impeccable service and great food!!!” Thanks Patricia, we appreciate your feedback! We hope to see you at Blu’ again soon. If you’ve been to Blu’ Island Bistro Venice FL lately, leave a review of your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you at Blu’ soon!
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Catering - To a Whole New Level

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) takes the unique, bold, fresh menu items to you. Whether you have a corporate meeting, corporate event, training, or conference - Blu’ Island can exceed your expectations when it comes to a catered luncheon. Impress the staff at your next office lunch with some unique and delicious menu items created just for your event by Chef Alan himself. On any given day, Blu’ Island Bistro will have multiple catering deliveries going out from Bradenton to Punta Gorda! If you are looking for a unique, local option for your next corporate event, let us know! We are on time, organized, and very punctual. Leave the planning to us - we take the worry out of coordinating the meal. Call (941) 485-8400 for more information or to request a catered lunch to be delivered to your location. We look forward to delivering a great catered lunch that will blow everyone away!
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A taste of dinner service at Blu’ Island Bistro!

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) is a always a fun local option for dining in the Venice, Sarasota area. Blu’ Island Bistro Venice FL aims to provide the best in service and culinary excellence!MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY! Executive Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski and staff look forward to serving you! As a Culinary Institute of America Graduate with over 30 years experience, Chef Alan is dedicated to providing exquisite cuisine. Winning "Best of Philadelphia" and featured on the Food Network for a Valentine 's Special, he caters to fresh global cuisine with a unique flare. Please note the menu changes frequently based on Chef's Choice and market availability. We look forward to seeing you at Blu Island Bistro! Dinner at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) are Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00pm - 8:30pm. If you are looking for the best dinner in Venice, FL the choice is simple - Blu’ Island Bistro! We hope to see you soon! Click here for a sample of our dinner menu.
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Venice FL Restaurant Location - Blu’ Island Bistro

Blu' Island Bistro Venice FL is attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel and just South of Venice Hospital. A few blocks away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Conveniently located in Venice FL and easy to find. Blu’ Island Bistro is the perfect restaurant to bring friends, families, and loved ones for that unique local dining experience. Blu’ Island Bistro is located at 625 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice.Call 941-485-8200 for dinner reservations Friday and Saturday night at Blu' Island Bistro Venice FL. Dinner reservations are strongly recommended. See you soon at Blu'!
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Venice FL Breakfast - Served All Day at Blu' Island Bistro

From homemade buttermilk pancakes, to awesome omelets, to the best of philly french toast... Blu' Island Bistro has it all. Chef Al is in the kitchen making your day with a deliciously unique breakfast. Come on out to Venice, FL for breakfast at Blu' Island Bistro! Take a look at the Breakfast Menu and we hope to see you soon!
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Venice Iron Chef Competition

Blu' Island Bistro in Venice, Florida will be competing in the Iron Chef Competition! Make sure to purchase your tickets for October 6th from 4:30pm - 7:00pm at the Venice Yacht Club. Watch 4 Local Chefs (1 being our very own Alan at Blu' Island Bistro!) compete in this intense competition. Don't miss this spectacular event! Sure to excite and entice all taste buds! Hope to see you there!
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Join Blu' Island Bistro at the First Annual Brews and Blues Festival


Join Blu' Island Bistro Venice Florida at the First Annual Brews and Blues Festival November 16th, 2013. 11:00am - 7:00pm on East Venice Ave, Venice Florida by the waterway.A celebration of local breweries, food, merchants, community and BLUES! Come down November 16th to East Venice Avenue - Blu' Island Bistro will be there celebrating with you. 

International Blues Legend Joey Gilmore will be there along with many other acts. See you November 16th! 
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NEW! Blu' Island Bistro Offers Beer on Draft

New Arrivals! Be sure to stop in and try one of our new beer on draft!Southern TierStyle: Bottle Conditioned Pale AleBrewed Since: 2012ABV: 5.5%Fermentation: Ale yeast, four varieties of hops, four varieties of maltsColor: Light CopperEffervescence: Ample, fine carbonationNose: Sweet malts, citrusy hops, pineFlavor: Hops dominate then mingle with the malts, dry finishBitterness: Medium-highBody: LightCost: $5.50HI.P.A (High On Hops)A brilliant golden ale that begins and ends with big, bountiful bites of hops, hops and more hops, while never losing its barest hint of malty middle in the mouth.Malts: PlaeHops: ColumbusYeast: English AleABV 6.7%IBUs 70SRM: 3.5Original Gravity 15.5 PlatoDry Hopped: ColumbusCost: $5.00
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Blu' Island Bistro Attends the National Restaurant Association Food Show in Chicago

Chef Al attended the National Restaurant Association Food Show in Chicago for 4 days. Blu' Island Bistro rubbed elbows with celebrity chefs, attended cooking demonstrations, engaged in educational sessions, and explored the showcase expo at McCormick Place! What a great experience meeting celebrity chefs and being inspired at the best food show in the world! Stop in to Blu' Island Bistro in Venice, FL and see what Al learned while at the food show!
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