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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:
Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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
Such a wonderful place. I get to travel a lot and love to experience the local owned "mom n pop" style places. This is one I won't soon forget. In an otherwise less than ideal day, I drove 30 min to come check it out, and as soon as I parked I was already having a better day. Fun little place, the best service you could ask for, excellent food... just a total gem and a place I'm glad I got to visit.
JIm's cooking is wonderful. Multiple flavors in lamb shank. My husband had curry which he thought was great. It was very quiet the night we were there. Usually every table is full (it's a small restaurant) and they often have a jazz band. A fun place to go.
We got together with some close friends. Once again, Arts & Eats did not disappoint. The "paella", while not traditional Andalusian, was a creative masterpiece with generous portions of seafood and wonderful flavor. Wow it was delicious. Pan seared Pompano and a wonderful chicken dish rounded out our entree choices for the evening! All amazing. For appetizers don't skip the cheese stuffed dates with pistachios - extremely tasty. Ambiance and service were flawless.
This was our second visit to Arts and Eats and we couldn't wait to share this wonderful, unique dining experience with our artist friends who were visiting. We were not disappointed. The food was outstanding, service was timely and personal, and like our first time, the chef came to our table to chat and check on our meals. We are so fortunate to have such a gem of a restaurant in our area.
The food and service were hit and miss. My chicken was delicious but my husband’s fish was over cooked. My asparagus was so bitter I couldn’t eat it and since the waitress never checked on us after bringing the food, it wasn’t until we were done eating that I was able to tell her. She offered to bring me broccoli but I declined since everyone was finished with their meals. No offer to discount the meal or give me a free dessert or something. Desserts had a similar issue. Ours was delicious carrot cake but the icing was tasteless. Our friends split the fudge cake which they declared dry and old. For the service, I also gave a 3 since the only person who checked on us regularly was the young lady with the water pitcher. My husband noticed a man going around to all of the other tables but he ignored us completely. Maybe because we used a Groupon? The experience was mediocre overall although the area looks very quaint and may be worth returning to try a different place in the Village of Arts area.
Owners were on site and very nice people. My fish was burnt and the rice had a burnt taste. Bread didn't come with the meal. It was $6. It didnt have much flavor. It was a type of Egyptian bread I think he said. We could hear conversations from the kitchen. I'm not sure if someone was being trained to cook. The chicken and mushroom dish was very good. It was the lowest priced item on the menu. It was a little expensive but it appears everyone is very nice and tries hard.
Unfortunately, had a very disappointing thanksgiving dinner there. All food which was served buffet style in back yard was cold - turkey, veggies, stuffing, even the gravy. (cold gravy, my mother would croak) Overpriced, uninspired. it was depressing after reading many glowing reviews about this artsy little restaurant. we're from the NYC area and had envisioned a bountiful, fun, tasty Turkey Day celebration in a spot that might have a Village vibe - Very bummed out by the experience. Only positive: at least the staff/servers were pleasant despite the lackluster meal.
When I travel I try and find interesting and tasty local places. Doing this I am occasionally disappointed, but more often then not I find really good places. Once in a blue moon there is a place that presses every button and Arts and Eats hit every button with a sledgehammer. My navigator had me wandering residential areas and I was sure I was lost. But it was easy to get to and plenty of parking. I’ll admit to thinking this can’t be it, but I went in and was warmly greeted. It is a small place, but everything else about it is huge. It is owned and managed and manned by a couple. She greets and he cooks and wow does he cook. Everything on the menu is familiar, but all with a twist. Everything perfectly prepared and delightfully tasty. My son’s and I get together a couple times a month to try different restaurants. Arts and Eats is 70 miles away but I’ll take them next month. I’m willing to they will insist on adding it as a regular place. It’s offbeat, eccentric, and if you are anywhere close you owe it to yourself to go.
We made a reservation but it was obvious they were busy and unprepared. Within 5 minutes they sat a couple with a dog next to us and it took no less than 15 minutes to get our drink order in. My husband’s soup came out well before my appetizer so he was finished before I received mine. When our food finally came, mine was fine—his Fish was very dry and over cooked so we told the server who had one of the owners come over to apologize. She offered to remake the fish but my husband told her to forget it—he would have the lamb special instead. Something was said to the owner chef, who came out of the kitchen to tell us he was making the lamb dish for us and would be 15 minutes (food already took 45 minutes) then he gave my husband a big FAKE sarcastic smile—that’s when It got bad. My husband asked why he was yelling at him and although the owner tried to say he wasn’t, he clearly was yelling at him in the middle of this very small restaurant! This was embarrassing, uncalled for, and unacceptable so we asked for our check. The owner said there was no check for us so we got up and left. This was my husbands Birthday and the first time I we were at that restaurant. Needless to say we will never go back.
We decided to take our friends to Arts and Eats to thank them for helping us following hurricane Irma. We had a wonderful dinner. Service was good considering the Festival of the Skeletons celebration was occurring all around the Village of the arts. We finally got a chance to check out the outdoor patio. It was huge and beautiful and we will request it next time we have dinner there, weather permitting. As always dinner was filling and delicious. The boys enjoyed a local IPA and we had a bottle of the Super Tuscan. This is our favorite restaurant.
First Friday of every month has something going on in the Village of the Arts. The Festival of the Skeletons was fun and entertaining.
Arts and Eats is always a great dinner choice.
It was the best pompano I’ve ever had and I lived on the gulf my whole life. Run by a sweet and friendly couple. The chef is the husband and he personally greeted us and made sure we were happy. Great atmosphere, great service, but most importantly the food, every single thing we got, was top notch and exquisite. There are original items on their menu and on the daily specials I’ve never seen anywhere else. Go!
Jim brings art to his food, with great selections from Paella, to Truffled Shrimp and Crab over home-made ribbon pasta. Try his Fried Parmesan Rice Balls for an exceptional appetizer. Their wine selection is admirable.
Not inexpensive, but a treat that is worth it.
Service was great and a unique dining experience. Food was above average, especially the lamb shank. Thai-inspired fried chicken with noodles was too sweet. Portions were appropriate. One restroom for all patrons (male and female) is a big drawback. The restaurant gets crowded quickly soon after opening. Reservations highly recommended for this small restaurant.
Arts and Eata has been a favorite of our for quite some time now. Donna welcomes you always with a warm and friendly smile. Donna's husband Jim is the chief He never disappoints you wit his awesome food preparation. Lynn is frequently our waitress and our service is always great. If you love jazz Monday nights are what you want. Try this place you won't be disappointed.
My husband and I enjoyed the food very much....best carrot cake we've ever eaten. Our only complaint is that this is a VERY small restaurant and the the hostess/ co-owner was overbearing and hovered over her waitstaff, barking out commands across the restaurant. It greatly diminished our enjoyment of our meal, as the two waitress were really quite nice and doing a good job. Compounding the problem , despite the fact we had a reservation, we were seated right in the middle of the floor in this tiny space, so we had a lot " back sides" in our face as we tried to eat. We finally asked to be seated somewhere else and they reluctantly agreed. We will try one more time because the food was so delicious. Our compliments to the chef!
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!!!!
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