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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.
Bradenton, FL 34205
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
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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: (844) 627-7477
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery Ratings and Reviews
A most enjoyable evening. The salad with green goddess dressing was fresh and delicious. The chicken with mushroom sauce was juicy and full of good flavor along with a good portion of broccoli and rice. And the carrot cake was the best I've had. The service was great and chatting with the owner and staff very fun!
As always, Chef outdid himself! The food is definitely creative and is served at the correct temperature (hot is hot, etc). My hubby loves the bacon-wrapped brat on pretzel roll and I lve the herbed chcken salad with cashews. The decor is funky (in a good way) and artistic and we will be going back when they return from their vacation in mid-September.
We really wanted to like Arts and Eats but, unfortunately, we did not. It is a cute, artsy place with outdoor cats and lots of colors outside and lots of art inside. We started with carrot, ginger, coconut soup and it was delicious. My husband had the bone marrow, it didn't smell good and looked worse. We had a couple of their entrees but they were either bland or too spicy. Perhaps we tried the wrong things but the waitress was very good and she couldn't make the meal better.
Excellent food!!! Beautifully presented. Great flavors--I can go on an on about this charming, fun, delightful restaurant. Monday night the band plays the most wonderful jazz music and it was so good, I didn't want to go home. The art all around is fantastic. The staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. It's just a great place to go!
Probably one of our best experiences. Thought we were going to Arts Cafe, what a wonderful surprise. Do love Arts Cafe also, but this was outstanding. There were 5 of us and everyone had something different. I had the Shrimp Tempura, a friend had the Shrimp and Crab noodle dish (I think it was my favorite) another friend had the rack of Lamb.......very good. My husband had a fish dish. We all sampled each others dish and all were exceptional! Not over the moon on the stuffed prune appetizer. But over all it was great. Loved the music, we sang along with some of the tunes. Wonderful night!!!!
This was a Mother's Day celebration. The menu choices were excellent! The She Crab soup was incredible! I had the rack of lamb which was the most tender & Tasty lamb that I've ever had! My husband and son enjoyed the Pompano which they raved about, and we eat a LOT of fish. He said it was the best fish he'd ever had!
The owner came by our table several times to check on us. Oh! and the deserts were incredible too!
Happy Happy Mother!
This place was great! The atmosphere and food was the best that I have experienced in some time. The dining space is small with limited tables so I suggested reserving a table. In my opinion the intimacy of the restaurant is what makes it so great. The Shrimp Tempura was amazing! I highly suggest this dish. The prices are mid-range, so be prepared to spend $65.00 - $100 for a date or dinner with 2 people. The owners are friendly, the staff is attentive and the musician was soothing. This place is a must!
We have been to Arts and Eats so many times I have lost count. Been with friends, quiet dinners, lunch, all times of year. The food is spectacular, fresh and there are specials every night. I had Okinowan sweet potatoes for the first time in my life (they're purple). Donna is gracious and welcoming and Chef Jim checks on us when he has time. The atmosphere is special because it's a cracker-style house, probably built around 1925. It's cozy and comfortable. The art on the walls changes periodically. There was no music during our last visit, but usually there is live music. This is a very special place.
We have enjoyed dining at Arts and Eats every time we have visited. Donna, Jim and staff make everyone welcome. From soup to dessert the fare is creative and inspired. I had a wonderful cocoanut soup and a salad, my husband the pork--all delicious. We have never dined outside, but they have a nice patio in back. I enjoyed a nice pinot grigio, and my husband had an IPA (or two). Don't forget to have dessert--the truffles are divine. Our server, Lynn was attentive, appearing just when we needed her. There's always live music. Do not miss this unique, special place, housed in a cute, historic bungalow near downtown Bradenton.
This is a unique restaurant, a converted home with several tables close to each other. It's a different kind of experience, and you should try it at least once. They have live music (two man band), which in a small, confined space is too loud! You have to walk thru the band to get to the rest room. I'm sure some patrons enjoy the music, but it made carrying on a conversation almost impossible. The waitstaff is attentive and everyone works hard. Food is above average. But you have to be in the mood for this atmosphere.
Just great food is a little house. When the chef is done cooking he joins the band to play bass. One of the patrons got up and sang with the band. Fun place, very casual. Really really great food. I have tried lots of things off other plates, all good, but I can never make it past ordering the chicken, which is just fantastic.
We're basically regulars here. Love the food. Great salads and apps. For entree choice, our favorite is the seafood tagine, always wonderful. Tried something different this time, the lamb shank special. It was very good but still prefer the tagine. Wife had a crab salad with asparagus and avocado. If on the menu, I might try that in the future.
Great service. The nicest people. Enjoy the entertainment.
Recommended for sure!
The atmosphere was wonderful. The food pretty good. I had the chicken with mushrooms. Very good. The service was outstanding. We had a younger waitress who took the time to explain what was in each dinner and how it was made. The jazz on Monday nights added the finishing touch to an amazing dinner. We will certainly be back.
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