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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.

1114 12th St. West
Bradenton, FL 34205
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
International, American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
12th Ave W.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 201-6647

Website:
http://www.artsandeatsfl.com/

Entertainment:
Arts & Eats hosts local musicians Tuesday through Saturday evenings with an open mic on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm.

Catering:
We cater dinner parties and small events (up to 50 people).

Parking Details:
Parking is available across the street from the restaurant. There's rarely a problem finding parking.

Executive Chef:
Jim Copening

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

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 8:30PM

Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (28)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Authentic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fun (16)
Casual (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (14)
Special Occasion (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Live Music (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Romantic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
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Tapas (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

The food here is always, always excellent. The people are lovely and attentive. The hardest thing is deciding what to pick, its all great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere and service were wonderful. The food was outstanding. The best food we’ve had in the area. A small cozy restaurant with some nice artwork. The chef took time to speak with us. We will be back to this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

What a find we didn't know was even available. I am so glad to have seen this gem on Trip Adviser because not only the restaurant was delightful, but the entire "Village of the Arts" was engaging and fun. Check it out if you love good food and one-of-a-kind.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Haven’t been able to get here in a while and absolutely MUST make a point of getting back every week or so now. Just love Arts and Eats!

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Authentic
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was looking for a restaurant open Christmas Day and thought the menu was interesting, although limited and a little pricey. But hey, it's Christmas, and they gave up their day with family and friends to open. I ordered the chicken and my portion was small although one other person out of three had a sufficient portion of chicken. The food was good, but not beyond good. We were seated close to the music (not too loud), but did have to raise our voices to be heard. On a scale of 1 to 5, I'd give it a 3...adequate.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food/great atmosphere/Good Vino...pleasure to dine there 😁

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely atmosphere for a very good meal. Grateful for it being open on Christmas Day.
Nice friendly atmosphere

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always Arts and Eats keeps us coming back for more. Deliciously prepared foods with interesting taste combinations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very interesting place. Food was very good but very pricey. The owners and staff are extremely friendly. The seating is a little tight, but it's sort of what you would expect in this area. Overall it's a great little place to try. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We bought a Groupon for this restaurant and wanted to try things out on the menu. We made a 5:30 reservation due to the size of the restaurant and we had never been. When we walked in everyone was pleasant and sat us quickly. There was no one else in the restaurant besides a couple tables that were getting ready to leave. When we ordered water the waitresses tone changed immediately and after we ordered basically all their appetizers she made a point of telling the entire staff that we were only getting appetizers. A gentlemen then came out making the snide remark to the entire staff who were just hanging out that we were only getting appetizers. We were there to try the restaurant out to see if we would be going back for future reservations and we made this clear to the waitress. When we told her we had a groupon she seemed even more annoyed and said “as long as you get more than $30 worth of food”. Then at the end of our 20 minute stay due to the waitress practically ripping the plates from our hands to get us out of there she stated as she handed the bill that they preferred us to use cash due to the bill only being $4. Sadly the rudeness of the entire staff at this restaurant overshadowed the fact that the food was very good. If you don’t want people to come and see if they like the restaurant then you shouldn’t advertise period and you definitely shouldn’t do Groupon. I have honestly never experienced such unprofessional staff in a restaurant and I will never go back to this place nor will I ever recommend it to anyone.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful wonderful wonderful! Owners, Donna and Jim, are very welcoming and accommodating for special needs dining. All you have to do is to contact them beforehand to work out details. I could easily eat there weekly. Oh, and Donna and her friends display their art.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food! People!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food and service were excellent ! We definitely will be going back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Amazing freshly prepared food that did not insult the taste buds! Everyone loved their meal. We were treated like family and apparently after speaking with the Chef upon leaving...we are now family😊 We will definitely be back soon. Thank you for making our night out with friends so special💖

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Been coming here whenever we're nearby, which is still an hour's drive, but worth it. Food is among the most creative and highest quality we've experienced in Florida. Only complaint is the jazz night music (Mondays) which has been morphing into a pop night the last couple of times. Not bad, but not jazz, really.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

All in All a great restaurant, the only complaint I had was the food was served on cold plates which is a definite no no and a pet peeve of mine!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have lunched here before and the food is always very good. My only complaint is that the male server seemed totally out of his comfort zone and quite incapable of providing a service. The owner tried to make up for his shortcomings and was extremely helpful. This would not stop me going again, I'd make sure we had a different server.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a family Christmas lunch with cousins. Bradenton is a good meeting point for us. Arts & Eats is a cute restaurant in the arts district. We enjoyed the ambiance, the food was very creative and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, worth the $$ . Make a reservation.
Our server Emily was great. Fun spot!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our second visit and it a great place to go for a quiet lunch or dinner. The staff is super friendly and make you really feel welcome. The food was superb and my crabmeat salad was heaping with lump crabmeat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food, great surface and a very nice ambience.
We love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food
Very friendly atmosphere
Eclectic restaurant in Village of the Arts

Chicken with Asian noodles - excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very good Italian food. Nice bar area, creative food, and very good service. Comfortable environment and an enjoyable time. We will go there again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was not very good. The lamb shank was ineatablw. Very tough and obviously not cooked enough- fried chicken was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

No words can really describe the experience - from the ambiance to the food. Superb!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 23, 2017

It was great as usual...loved the live Jazz music which is now on Monday evenings!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We always enjoy eating here each year we come to Anna Maria Island for vacation . Service, food choices and atmosphere perfect ! The very friendly couple that own it are Truly amazing!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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