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“So good we went twice”
Review of Blu' Island Bistro

Blu' Island Bistro
Ranked #8 of 253 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 5 August 2014

food is fresh, fresh,fresh. Breakfast and lunch with a real chef's touch. Had fish tacos, banana pancakes, egg bacon and fried green tomato sandwich and eggs Benedict. Every dish was excellent. So many things on the menu we would like to try. Service was excellent also.

4  Thank Elbereth56
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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Elbereth56,

Thank you so much! I am so pleased you enjoyed everything, including the service. Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. Please say hello next time you are in!

Chef/Owner Alan

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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Cuisine you would expect in a big city with the local charm of our quaint little town! Just minutes from the beach, stop by for breakfast or lunch on your way to the sand! Simple meals to catered parties, Chef Alan and Kim give it their all. Nice people who give back to the community ... go enjoy a meal with them today! Leave room for dessert ;)

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3  Thank Mary D
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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Mary D.,

Thanks so much for dining with us, we truly appreciate your business! Thanks for the great compliments and taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you soon!

Chef/Owner Alan

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We made reservations at Blu Island for a Friday dinner for our larger group. They sat us immediately at a reserved table and as we were being seated, we were asked what we would like to drink. The server, Lara, greeted us quickly and was so sweet. Shortly after we were seated, two other large parties were seated and I was so impressed with Lara, who took care of all of the large groups without any problems or delays!!

The food was awesome as always - we had the stuffed trout, filet mignon, pork chops and short ribs - all cooked perfectly.

We ended the evening with a berry crusted dessert with some awesome sauce.

Another wonderful evening at Blu. Thank you for making our night out with family so wonderful.

4  Thank 840shelleyc
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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Shelley C.,

Thank you for choosing us to dine in Venice with your large group! We truly appreciate your business, and I am very pleased everything was to your liking. Your kind words have been posted for all our staff to read.

Thanks again, and hope to see you soon!
Chef/Owner Alan

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I went into Blu this past weekend and absolutly loved it! Was in town for family, we were driving through town about lunch time and saw they were fairly packed but not to busy so we decided we'd try it! It was such a cute restaurant! And the waitress was very sweet! I had the meat omelet with bacon and English muffin, and my kids got some chocolate chip pancakes, for the price we got A LOT of food!! We couldn't even eat it all there was soo much! Taste wise was EXCELLENT! I would definatly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is in Venice or driving through!! :)

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2  Thank Joshparker75
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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Joshparker75,

Thanks so much for visiting us! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Your kind words will be posted for my staff to read. Thanks again!

Chef/Owner Alan

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

i have already reviewed this restaurant,on july 1 of this year and, to my surprise,already 388 people, i have been informed, have read my review.
nothing has changed in terms of the excellent food and service.i need to add , about the noise factor,that even bigger restaurants can be noisy at times.by november,i intend to bring friends here and we might make a bit of noise ourselves.
at the risk of being banished for life,one last suggestion for alan is to consider new more comfortable seating at some point.the benches in the rear are not the most comfortable seats,especially if we are there for a while for dinner with 2 or 3 other couples.evening meals out with friends are meant to be a social event as well as a great dining experience.
that said, i am willing to sit on most anything for the great cooking here.
thank you,alan

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1  Thank clmcdonald9
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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

clmcdonald9,

Thanks so much for writing us another review! We completely understand and acknowledge the noise factor in the back room-the room was an add on and needs help! We have plans to build the same booths that are currently in the front (the most requested!) and uniquely make them work in the back. Whats there now is a temporary fix, stay tuned for some exciting upgrades! Funny-now you must identify yourself next time youre in--love your sense of humor. Good things to come, and with the customers like you, I can't go wrong!

Chef/Owner Alan

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