About Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery
Bradenton, FL 34205
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: (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
This was my second visit (first was abou ...
This was my second visit (first was about 5 months ago). Food was just as good as I remembered, but that was ironically a "double-edged sword": The menu was identical to my first visit, including the specials, which was a bit of a disappointment.
The dishes on the menu are very inventive, so I had looked forward to new ones to discover. All in all, though, still a great meal and at low prices for what you get.
This is our 3rd time to dine at Arts & E ...
This is our 3rd time to dine at Arts & Eats and our 2nd Valentine's Day dinner...We always enjoy eating there especially when there is live music outside...I beieive that Monday's are Jazz night and if the weather cooperates it's outside.....
I am not a big fish eater but chose the ...
I am not a big fish eater but chose the special which was Black Sea bass. It was one of the best fish dishes I've ever eaten! Moist and flavorful fish with baby bok choy and wild rice. Super yummy! Great service too! Can't wait to go back!
Made a reservation a couple of weeks in ...
Made a reservation a couple of weeks in advance & and asked for the porch, when we got there it was full. Noise level inside is too Loundy with the music to have a conversion. I had fish special and asked how it was prepared and told to look at the menu at the other fish.was done. The fish was so seasoned with soy that the delicate flavor was lost . This was third time there and each got more disappointing
The crab & shrimp tagine with ribbon noo ...
The crab & shrimp tagine with ribbon noodles and black truffle butter was excellent, very generous amount of crab, large chunks,; sweet and fresh with just the right amount of garlic. The roasted chicken with mushrooms and madeira sauce: chicken perfectly roasted, generous amount of thick sliced freshly sautéed mushrooms, tasty sauce. Both meals were thoroughly enjoyed. Also enjoyed Chef Jim's carrot cake (always a must have) and the poached pear with marzipan and a mascarpone cheese. Both very yummy.
I love to take people who have never bee ...
I love to take people who have never been there, for lunch. They are always delighted at the unique area and the restaurant itself. It makes for a fun outing !
Carrot soup and chicken salad were outstanding. But I always order the rustic bread and it was dry and not fresh. The first time , so I was disappointed.
Oh yes....carrot cake was superb.
Upon entering, we thought the restaurant ...
Upon entering, we thought the restaurant was adorable. We were greeted in a most friendly way. Our waitress made wonderful suggestions. Our favorite was the stuffed date appetizer. I had the tagline, also excellent. Persian ice cream for dessert was delicious.
Dinner with a friend in this eclectic, f ...
Dinner with a friend in this eclectic, funky, sweet little place. Nice live music, suitable for dining and conversation. Special Ossobuco was pork and enjoyed by my companion. Vegetarian curry had chickpeas and a variety of vegetables perfectly cooked, very tasty, just the right spice. Service was great! Interesting art everywhere!
It was my wife's "29th" birthday and she ...
It was my wife's "29th" birthday and she had heard about the restaurant while surfing through Trip Advisor. It seemed everyone liked this place and the ambiance was something she was looking for. I made a reservation the night before and we arrived 15 minutes early because of on street parking. No problem finding a spot and were quite surprised that our table was ready. I ordered the Indian curry with vegetables and chicken, and my wife had the Florida Pompano which she is still talking about. The meal did not disappoint. Our only recommendation would be to tone down the amp. We found it quite hard to have a conversation and to listen to the waitress. However, I do want to mention that the Sarasota group were excellent and became more alive when Chef Copening joined the group. The waitress was very attentive. Our water glasses were constantly filled and she kept returning to make sure we were OK. It was a very homey atmosphere and we were quite comfortable. A great experience.....
Very good food in a quaint old cottage. ...
Very good food in a quaint old cottage. The restaurant was full when we dined and I found the noise level to be unpleasant. There was an acoustic guitar player/singer and everyone seemed to be practically shouting at their tables.
We really enjoyed a birthday dinner on a ...
We really enjoyed a birthday dinner on a recent Saturday night. The food was excellent, pompano was grilled perfectly, tagine was very flavorful, tempura was light, not greasy. Apps were tasty, hummus in particular. Arancini was good, too. Live music was nice and not intrusive to our conversation. Waitstaff was attentive and helpful. Located in a very cool area of Bradenton.
We had a wonderful evening at Arts & Eat ...
We had a wonderful evening at Arts & Eats, from the delicious meals of Roasted Chicken Breast with mashed potatoes and asparagus to Indian Curry with Chicken and Naan. Chef Jim is a
genius and his meals reflect that. We sprang for sharing a "decadent" Chocolate Tunnel Cake dessert, Wow!
The food was great. The building was ecl ...
The food was great. The building was eclectic and old. The only problem I had was the close quarters and size of table. It made for a slightly uncomfortable feel while dining. The service was outstanding, but it's not fast food so don't be in a hurry.
The setting on the porch was quaint and ...
The setting on the porch was quaint and cozy for two. The meals were spectacular!! One Moroccan lamb and one seafood tagine. One couldn't ask for more crab in the tagine.. the noodles were light and tasty. Spices accompanying the lamb were well balanced and the harissa was tempered to be a great complement.
We ate here for lunch on Christmas Eve s ...
We ate here for lunch on Christmas Eve so it was more quiet as people were not out, but I was glad we were-this place is a FIND! Delicious. We had the humus, lavender flatbread, & fried risotto. My spouse & mominlaw had the chicken salad, & I had the crab salad. I loved it, best crab ever. Do yourself a favor and go. And get a glass of wine.
The food and the service were very good. ...
The food and the service were very good. I thought it was a little over priced. It is a very quaint location with other options in the area. I like that it is different that the "run of the mill" eating places. We will go back.
Small intimate place with limited but in ...
Small intimate place with limited but inventive menu of freshly made items. The restaurant is in a house in the Art District of Bradenton. The entire community is very artsy and there are art items for sale adorning the walls of the restaurant. Nice touch!
Our dinner at Arts and Eats was good. O ...
Our dinner at Arts and Eats was good. One of us ordered the chicken breast on the regular menu. It had a very light cream sauce and was topped with mushrooms. The chicken was perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. The other member of our party had a lamb shank from the specials list. It was very tender, and it was flavorful, but the portion was a little small.
Our appetizer was stuffed figs -- delicious! For dessert we ordered the chocolate cake from the regular menu. It was tasty, but just a little dry.
Arts and Eats has a somewhat limited menu. Some diners may have difficulty finding things to order. I had been there before and always enjoyed my meal, but sometimes struggled with the menu.
They often have live music. It's a very small place, and the music is sometimes too loud for the space.
We were the only diners; food was very b ...
We were the only diners; food was very bland - squash soup had absolutely no flavor at all; curry was said to be mildly spicy - had to add pepper just to have any flavor. Pan-roasted chicken was fair; mushroom sauce made it better. Rice side was tasteless. White Sauvignon Blanc wine was absolutely the worst - bitter; could not finish it. High-priced meal for mediocre quality. Tried it once before for dessert; was OK. Decided to give it a try for dinner and no better.
My first time dining here and was very i ...
My first time dining here and was very impressed. Excellent food, very creative menu choices, nice selection of appetizers, good wine pairings with each entree and great service. Highly recommend and will definitely return!
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