Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar

4.3
113 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

Now OPEN for Happy Hour and Dinner!
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Edward
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

First the positive – food was good, ambiance was fine, and entertainment was enjoyable.

The negative:
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.

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Russ
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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MDMSRQ
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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Reds
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

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vipNancyF
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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luvtodine
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

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

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vipPak2005
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

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Steve
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience4

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.

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vipGannon
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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....

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GloriaH
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food very good as we are southerners and really appreciate the flavors. Pleasant staff. Service a bit slow, though.

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AmyL
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

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.

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vipAudreyJ
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! Great food, reasonably priced, wonderful service and live music too!

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vipglazedonut
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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

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vipSarasotan
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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GracieM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TTTM
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to hear a Jazz Trio, had a Martini, dinner and a night cap. Great Experience!

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vipApple
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!”

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vipStephanieG
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food and great service as usual. Nice varied menu so there is always something good to choose.

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vipCharles
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Manatee1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

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".

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and great comfort food. Highly recommend! Great table spacing too.

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vipAndreiL
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and perfect drinks - each of us found what we liked.
Great service and being able to be outside was really nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After sitting at the table for 15 minutes without acknowledgement we left.

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vipMichelleH
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here, the food and service was excellent and there was a great band on.

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vipfenfam
Minneapolis
60 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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

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BradF
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipGlennD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and live music!!!

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MaxineM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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,

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vipCharles
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good ambiance. Very friendly staff and owner.

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rbkm
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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.

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StaciaB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went for the music and ended up getting the Brussels appetizer. A must try. They also made a pretty good pecan pie.

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LeslieS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MaryH
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb new menu, and there was nothing wrong with the old one!! Going back agin this weekend!

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vipKDowney
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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ColleenH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There were a couple of glitches. No biggie The service was timely and the food was excellent.

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TinaP
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SnootySRQ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SusanG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.