Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar
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We have installed a germicidal UV sanitizer unit in our AC system. Please call the restaurant for more details at 941-312-6850.
Blasé Southern Style - an upscale casual dining experience with a Southern menu and eclectic funky feel.
Due to the covid-19 virus we are operating with limited seating. We offer curb side pickup and take out.
Bite Squad is our delivery service. Live music Fridays and Saturdays.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
First the positive – food was good, ambiance was fine, and entertainment was enjoyable.
1) After being seated and provided with menus it took over 30 minutes before the waitress came by.
2) After taking our order, the time to prepare our meal was excessive as we were told the chef didn’t prepare orders in sequence but prepared other meals before ours.
3) After being served dessert, I requested the bill. After 20 minutes I finally went searching for our waitress. My wife was able to flag down another waitress who provided the bill.
4) What should have been a 1.5-hour dinner turned into a 3-hour dinner due to the lack of attention by wait staff. They seemed to be focused on the bar patrons rather than the restaurant guests.
5) The final problem was the tip. Due to the poor service, I provided a 9% tip. In checking my credit card statement, I was quite surprised to see that the restaurant had run through a tip of 21%.
Needless to say, we will never visit this restaurant again.
This was a surprise! Great service and food. Thursday night unbeknown to us was 1/2 price burger night. They also had a violinist and guitarist playing, they were really good. This is not gourmet but for the price they get 5 stars!
We made a 5:00 reservation on Tuesday, arrived at 5:00 and it was locked and dark
Went by at 6:00 after eating a few doors away, still locked and dark, no sign on door.
Turns out they are open Wednesday through Saturday only, had not changed website.
Not a good experience from the start. Their menu on the website is no more and they are serving mostly hamburgers. At 6:30 pm they were out of iced tea. They brought one diner the wrong thing. Asked her if she wanted something else and then charged for both items.
This restaurant has an unusual menu with perfectly prepared dishes that have a southern touch. The service was pleasant and attentive with outside dining. The musical duo totally enhances the experience with mellow music.
We were seated on time (had changed reservation, moved it up 1/2 hr). Sat outside under tent. Acoustic guitarist was fantastic. Crab bisque and fried Brussel sprouts were great as was the grilled grouper sandwich and salmon blt. Service was very good too. Everything was great.
The waiter was cynical and never came back to our table after our first drink order. We had to find him abs call him over. It was odd
Ambience and vibe is awesome. Something really different for Sarasota. Think it could attract a late night crowd.
Downside is the menu is very limited. I think they need to expand the menu within the southern comfort food theme
Absolutely enjoyed the live music and lively crowd and dancing.
Delivery of simple food took over an hour (almost 1.5 hours). By then, had no time to eat before the music got going.
They rarely came back to ask if we needed drinks...seemed they knew that delivery was slow.
Jazz/Blues band was not so loud so as not to be able to speak at your table. Excellent drinks, and socially distanced and appropriate to eat in doors.
Food was good, service was good, really no complaints. We have been here 2-3 times and each time was very similar, even pre-covid. kind of a nice little hideaway to have a drink, and get away from the tourists....
Food very good as we are southerners and really appreciate the flavors. Pleasant staff. Service a bit slow, though.
We use to come here when it was quaint with white tablecloths and a better menu. Thought it would still be that place. Instead we sat under a tent in a parking lot with plastic table cloths and very loud music. Our waitress Colleen was very apologetic and great. But we won’t be back.
Absolutely loved this place! Great food, reasonably priced, wonderful service and live music too!
I do not like writing a bad review. It was shocking at how bad it was and could not imagine what justified all the good reviews we had read prior to going to eat Friday evening.. cooks night off? Maybe but don't think so.
Very small outside space...and only tables for 4 or more people.. ok..
Waitress was sweet however seemed as if 1st night..ok.
Ordered the chicken wings to begin.. horrible.. no cause as described and almost like a bad fried frozen chicken wing pulled from freezer.. an order was only 5 .. also No wet wipes and brought dry paper towel when asked.
We ordered the hamburger.. med rare and rare.. both .. overcooked and totally tasteless
The music was quite nice.. however, unfortunately will probably not be back.. one of the worst foods we've eaten out all year.. sad
She crab soup, very good. Beet salad, just ok. Brussel Sprouts, terrific and the Grouper was excellent. The two of us split and it was plenty. What topped it was having Boris the Sax player for live music. Plenty of room for social distance.
Brûlée goat cheese app was fabulous! Drinks were wonderful! Dinner was the best I have had in a while. Sax player set just the right mood.
Went to hear a Jazz Trio, had a Martini, dinner and a night cap. Great Experience!
We had a relaxing evening with some quiet jazz and good food. It’s a great place to unwind after a busy week. There are happy hour options or delicious menu items. We have become “regulars!”
Wonderful food and great service as usual. Nice varied menu so there is always something good to choose.
Sitting outside on the side porch is absolutely a favorite spot on Hillview in the Southside Village. We shared a variety of small bites which were all delicious.
Table was "isolated" in back area near booths which were all "closed" - area was full of cleaning equipment/supplies/etc (hostess said they were preparing for Saturday night). Service was good. Did not have all items that were on menu (i.e. deviled eggs). Food was "average" and nothing exceptional. Jazz band was good and made up for some of the other "shortcomings".
Great restaurant and great comfort food. Highly recommend! Great table spacing too.
Excellent food and perfect drinks - each of us found what we liked.
Great service and being able to be outside was really nice
After sitting at the table for 15 minutes without acknowledgement we left.
We had a great time here, the food and service was excellent and there was a great band on.
Ok, service has been better. The waitress complained about the bartender multiple times throughout the evening. Food took an extremely long time to get to us. At least 40mins
This is a fun place with good food and ambience and very reasonable prices! Live music indoors really adds to the dining experience. I recommend they add some lighter fare options for people with dietary restrictions, other than that good comfort food! Highly recommend.
Outstanding food and live music!!!
The menu was most unusual. We could have chosen a number of other starters and mains that also looked exciting. We are definitely going back there,
Absolutely excellent! We sat outside and the ambiance on Hillview was perfect! The happy hour menu was varied with many delicious tastes. Everything we had I would enjoy again the next time I visit — or try something new as all menu items looked delicious!
Good ambiance. Very friendly staff and owner.
Portions very generous ……..excellent prince point. Great place to eat every/any night....I was not given a wine list so that I could choose my wine by the glass. The bartender chose I for me, it was just ok.
Desserts need work
I would return for dinner again....looking forward to see Blase' succeed.
Went for the music and ended up getting the Brussels appetizer. A must try. They also made a pretty good pecan pie.
The staff was very welcoming. Social distanced. Everyone was respectful of each other. The food was WONDERFUL; all three of us were totally pleased with our selections. Muted colors and dark wood at the bar made for a pleasant evening setting. Very much enjoyed the Ron Kraemer Trio.
Superb new menu, and there was nothing wrong with the old one!! Going back agin this weekend!
We have be to Blase a few times and the food has been fantastic. Maybe it is due to Covid, not sure, but all 4 entrees were disappointing. The apps & cocktails were great though.
There were a couple of glitches. No biggie The service was timely and the food was excellent.
My husband and I were there last Thursday nite for Cocktails and a Blase Angus Burger. Cocktails were made to specifications but a bit too expensive. I had a Pomegranite Martini and my husband a Burbon Manhattan. The Burgers were absolutely delicious as were the frites that came out fresh and crisp and meaty. Scott our waiter was very pleasant and accomodating. We like the Hillview Cafe Blase better than the one in Siesta Key and we will definitely be back!. It's a keeper! I think we will go at Happy Hour though and get seats at a high top for lower prices on the cocktails!
Colin at the bar was very personable and recommend some great drink and food items for our meal. The restaurant was decorated in a very cool vibe. We really enjoyed our night.
Love the new Blase! The food is always great. We will be happy when they bring back the full menu and the Duck Confit. Boris and Natasha performed and they are great. Hope to see them again soon. We have been telling our friends about Boris and everyone wants to see him perform.
You can order delivery directly from Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar using the Order Online button. Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 312-6850.
Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.