We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Homemade Gourmet Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Back Eddy Bistro - CLOSED

Back Eddy Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Palm Harbor, Florida
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Homemade Gourmet Experience”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

First time at this bistro. Found this gem by accident while riding our bikes through downtown Venice. We spotted the tiki umbrellas and wanted to have a beverage outside. We were greeted by Joe and he preceeded to take our beverage order and served us quickly. We had asked about the food and he told us how fresh everthing was and made from scratch. We decided to make reservations for dinner. We were not disappointed with our gourmet meals; strip steak and mahi mahi special. Ashley our server was very attentive. We highly recommend this establishment.

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank nmg88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

357 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    254
    51
    25
    18
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Osprey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant in Venice”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We have had Brunch during season, lunch, dinner and Wine Dinners at Back Eddy and we keep coming back for more. The food is always beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. The service is friendly and professional. The Huevos Rancheros at Brunch are the best I have ever eaten. Any thing offered with the Green Cashew sauce will have you licking your plate. The wine dinners offered in the summer our really fun with a tasting menu of about five items paired with wines and a very good value at $40.00 a person.

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Judy H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Venice, Florida
Level Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very long wait”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

While the food here was okay, three of us had limited lunch hours. We arrived at noon and all had places to be or repair persons coming by 1:30. Although we mentioned this to the hostess and the server it took almost two hours to get soup and salads. We couldn't even get our water glasses filled. Only go here if you have unlimited time to spend over a leisurely lunch.

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank Kathleen M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UK
Level Contributor
91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good Food, Excellent Service”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This restaurant serves good uncomplicated food in pleasant surroundings. The excellent service provided by the waitresses is exemplary and very much appreciated.

It knows its clientele and provides the product that appeals to them. Prices reflect this.

Overall, it provided a good experience on our first visit to this area.

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank MrJD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fresh delicious lunch spot”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Recently my friend and I happened upon the Back Eddy Bistro. What a delightful surprise. We sat outside under a little Tikki cover. The service was excellent as was the food. I had a wonderful fresh eggplant/grilled vegetable sandwich with fontina cheese. Delicious! The sweet potato fries that accompanied the sandwich were cooked to perfection. My friend's tilapia sandwich was also excellent. The Back Eddy Bistro is open for dinner and I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank bkafl2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Back Eddy Bistro also viewed

Venice, Southwest Gulf Coast
Venice, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Venice, Southwest Gulf Coast
Venice, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Venice, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing