About Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery
Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery is located in the heart of the Village of the Arts in Bradenton, Florida. It's located in a 1920s bungalow and has distinguished itself by remaining #1 on Trip Advisor with a solid 5 star rating for the past year and a half.
Chef Jim’s food is inspired by the ethnic flavors he experienced on the streets of New York City. He is passionate about bringing international flavors to the Bradenton Sarasota area. The menu includes Thai shrimp curry, fresh fish with miso, truffle butter or Thai curry sauce, homemade garlic goat cheese ravioli with pesto, fresh fish, scallops with truffle butter, and much more. All foods are prepared in-house, including breads and desserts (this includes a carrot cake that will make you cry with joy).
Arts & Eats prides itself on bringing people together through amazing food by Chef Jim Copening, nightly music by local musicians, and service where you enter as a guest and leave as a friend.
International, American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
12th Ave W.
$30 and under
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Arts & Eats hosts local musicians Tuesday through Saturday evenings with an open mic on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm.
We cater dinner parties and small events (up to 50 people).
Parking is available across the street from the restaurant. There's rarely a problem finding parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant seats 35. You can host your own party or event here by reserving the entire space or just the main dining room. We're flexible with our menu and will design a menu specifically for your event, within your budget.
Private Party Contact:
Donna Slawsky: 8446277477
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery Ratings and Reviews
Wow a hidden gem. Outside of our normal ...
Wow a hidden gem. Outside of our normal comfort zone and amazing. Ingredients I had never heard of before explained very well, the spices I feared served on the side and brilliant flavor made me a true fan!
We started with the Fried Parmigian Risotto Balls - light, creamy, seasoned perfectly and the best risotto I've had in years.
I had pan Roasted Sea Bass served Mediterranean Style with Harissa, Rice, Tahini Sauce and Broccoli. The heat was perfect. The bass had a perfect crisp skin. The entire dish just complimented each ingredient it was heavenly.
My husband had Thai Red Curry Shrimp with Ribbon Noodles and Vegetables. Great flavor. He didn't think it had much heat at first, but by the time he was ready to kick the plate clean he did! I didn't get a bite- he never came up for air.
Desserts was homemade as well. This was the best meal we've had in Florida over three months.
Our server was excellent. Truly passiona ...
Our server was excellent. Truly passionate about the food she represented and the restaurant. As a whole the restaurant plays with all of your senses, local art covers the walls, peaceful soulful music plays, bright colors, fun textures. The food..... Chef Jim is insane in the best way possible. His creations borderline on genius. The way that the flavors are juxtaposed creates such an interesting palette. The special soup today (blended veggie) was the best soup I've ever had. The Rosemary flatbread with hummus was both salty and floral sweet. The sea bass was cooked in a way I had never tried before and I loved it paired with the Mediterranean accoutrements. The star of the show was most definitely the Persian ice cream with her notes of cardamom, saffron, rose... Best ice cream ever! Can't wait to return.
Our first visit was memorable. Great fo ...
Our first visit was memorable. Great food and nice discussion with our server as well as the owner. We learned about the history of the restaurant and the background of the owners. The food was exceptional. Garlic herb bread, scallops and mashed potato combo was great. We'll be back.
Wrote review on tripadvisor. Entire sta ...
Wrote review on tripadvisor. Entire staff friendly and knowledgeable. Food entrees excellent and well appointed. House wines excellent and added bonus wonderful entertainment from a super singer/pianist. Going back this week with book club
I was coming from Clearwater and wasn't ...
I was coming from Clearwater and wasn't familiar with the area. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. The neighborhood was really cute. The restaurant was adorable, the servers were excellent and the food was delicious. It is a very small place renovated from a frame house, so reservations would be recommended. I would highly recommend Arts & Eats.
We took a chance to try this restaurant ...
We took a chance to try this restaurant. When we arrived the parking area very shabby and much in need of attention. We ventured in and found a very eclectic atmosphere. It was easy to relax as we the delightful piano music.
Our waitress was very knowledgeable
of the menu and the food incredible! The food was artistry at its finest! We ordered veal which was perfection as was the seafood and noodles. If you miss this restaurant you will miss a very unique chef and his ability to create the unimagineable. It was definitely worth the drive!!
Arts & Eats provides an intimate setting ...
Arts & Eats provides an intimate setting with outstanding food and service. Can't say enough about this Bradenton gem nestled in the Village of the Arts where charming quirkiness is the norm and the food so outstanding we indulged in appetizers, entrees and desserts. Mellow live music on Friday night and a staff who made us feel so at home yet were seasoned professionals added to the ambiance. The owners clearly believe serving excellence to a few (the restaurant is small and quaint) is far preferable than dishing so-so plates to the masses.
We ordered the special Mediterranean Sea ...
We ordered the special Mediterranean Sea Bass, and it was stupendous, as were the sides. Dessert was also delicious. We thought the place needed a little spiffing up. However, everyone was really friendly and we had a great time. Great chef, who delivered our meals himself.
What a gem!
This is now our favorite place to go for an amazing meal in an intimate setting with terrific music. The house is cozy and beautifully decorated with interesting local art. We were there for the last jazz night of the season - the musicians were terrific! Chef Jim creates innovative and delicious dishes. It's the best food in the area. The wine selection is small but spot on! It can get a little noisy but that just adds to the extremely satisfying dining experience.
Funky, but food was uneven.
Funky scene, lots of energy. The menu is eclectic to say the least: curry and pasta, etc.
We had a reservation, and got right in, even though the place was packed on a Monday night.
Service was fine, if a little distracted. Shrimp Tempura was excellent - the pasta less so. It was undercooked, and chewy.
One problem - we had a reservation for dinner, but when we arrived, they had a mandatory cover charge for music....bummer. The place is too small for live music, and I have never honestly had a dinner reservation that included a mandatory cover charge for music in the restaurant.
Superb little restaurant in the arts village
A gem of a find. Vibrant, colorful interior with great service and better food. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a taste of Key West without the need to travel to the keys. I was recommended to try the restaurant, and have recommended it to my friends.
Fun and eclectic
I've been wanting to try Arts & Eats for some time so I was excited when it worked out to be around the corner from our Friday night evening plans. Turns out we finished up about an hour before our dinner reservation but we stopped in anyway and the nice woman at the front seated us right away. The place is super tiny but definitely represents the definition of "cozy" well. There were two guys singing folk music in the main room which I really enjoyed. I had a bowl of onion soup to start and for main dish had the chicken with mushroom sauce and rice and asparagus. My husband started with the appetizer special, vegan ravioli and spring rolls. He wasnt a big fan of the ravioli but I didn't expect him to like vegan anyway lol I thought they were yummy. For his main dish he had the pork tenderloin with sweet potato and another veggie which he said was delicious. All in all we enjoyed ourselves. I look forward to returning :-)
Still Our Favorite Restaurant
What a special gem! This restaurant has the best food with unique flavors and combinations. The service is great and very friendly. It was the best restaurant last year when we visited Bradenton for a Pirates game. One year later and it is sill the best restaurant in Florida! Very eclectic place - prepare for an adventure.
This was our first visit for dinner and it was wonderful! Chef Jim does a terrific job of turning out tasty creative foods. One of the specials that evening was lamb Osso bucco. It was the best I ever had, and I've had quite a few over the years! My husband chose the Pompano and loved it. We were "stuffed" so we passed on dessert, although each one we saw at other tables looked spectacular. Jim's wife Donna took care of the customers and made us feel like family. Our waitress was great! We will return soon.
The food and the jazz were both wonderfu ...
The food and the jazz were both wonderful! The atmosphere is filled with people having a great time and moving to the beat of jazz music you recognize right a away. The hostess is the wife/owner and is very gracious. We experienced a treat when the husband/owner/chef came out of the kitchen to jam with the quartet. He is as passionate playing jazz as he is with cooking delicious meals. The lamb was amazing.
FRESH and TASTY food
What we liked the best was the freshness of ingredients. The veggies tasted like they were picked not too long ago in my own garden! The curry was very tasty and the portion was even too large. Last but not least, the poached pear was simply the BEST desert we'd had in Florida (and we've eaten in top rated restaurants in Sarasota, Orlando, Key West...!)
The atmosphere was nice: we liked the cottage-like decoration and the instruments, here and there.
We'll come back for sure!
Cute restaurant , good music, interesting food.
We were very happy to walk into such a cute restaurant and enjoyed the entire atmosphere. We ordered a lot of different food items and they all were unique and very good. We didn't like the fact that we were suddenly rushed out so they could turn our table. We were actually all ready to go but they misplace our bill. We wanted to leave as well, but they were rude and made comments about us getting out of there. Ruined a perfect evening.
Quirky resturant with good, international food.
An intimate eating place in Bradenton's Village of the Arts neighborhood. A small house with eclectic décor and relatively limited seating (I would certainly recommend reservations). The food has an international flavor and is very tasty. The service was attentive. An interesting place to eat if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.
Pompano is a standout
We met friends for the Monday dinner with jazz and were delighted with both. The pompano is always excellent and it's a treat to find this local fish on the menu. The lamb shank was hearty and tasty. The stuffed pear is divine. My only disappointment was the too salty greens. The atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming. One of our favorite area restaurants.
Dining at Arts andEats
Delightful experience at Art and Eats.
We had a late noon time reservation , so the crowd had left by the time we got there. Had undivided service, and even the companionship of the cat. The service was perfect as was the food. The carrot cake was the best for dessert of any I have had. Enjoyed our time there.
Our first time there and it was a cool e ...
Our first time there and it was a cool evening and there was no one there except us so as one would think you would say to yourself is this place any good. We walked into a quaint place with art on the walls.
My wife ordered the onion soup and it was very good. For dinner I ordered fish and my wife had ravioli. The food was fantastic. After that we had their homemade ice cream and lemon tart which was exceptional.
Needless to say we were very pleased and will definitely be back.
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