Chef Charles Chaz 51 Bistro A Venice Florida Steakhouse
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Please note our new hours **effective Saturday, March 20, 2020**:

Open for Lunch and Dinner:

Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Note: Take out and Delivery only.Sunday and Monday: Temporarily Closed


About Chaz 51 Bistro


Our story

Growing up Charles Amherst wanted to be an architect, study abroad and owned the world’s most prestigious architect firm with offices throughout the world. Things didn’t go as planned for Charles so he migrated to Miami where he went to school, worked in a restaurant and found his next passion. With self-determination, strong work ethics and eager to move up the ladder, young Charles became executive chef, then regional chef for one of America’s favorite fine dining establishments and contributed 25 years.


In April of 2015 the Amherst’ purchased Night Trail Café, transformed it into Chaz 51 Cafe. Two years later, Charles wasn’t happy with the direction things were going, he rebranded the “Cafe” and changed the name to Chaz 51 Bistro.


Chaz 51 Bistro is a foodie destination offering high-end cuisine to challenge even those with the most discerning tastes. We invite you to experience our interpretation of fine dining. We welcome our guests with warm southern hospitality, resonant with our heritage. Our restaurant is a community jewel combining gourmet selections in a comfortable local setting.


The selections prepared by our chefs seek to excite the palate, inspire the epicurean adventurer, and transport first-time guests to becoming regular diners. Carefully chosen ingredients combined with a refined technique are the basis for seasonally inspired menus.

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Please Read the following article from Venice Magazine About Chaz 51 Cafe and Coffee House:

A Gourmet Oasis in North Venice -

Former Ruth’s Chris Executive Chef Brings Southern-Caribbean Gourmet to town.

Important! Coronavirus Update. Temporarily Closed!

Dear Valued Chaz 51 Bistro Guests;

It is with deep regret that #chaz51 has decided to temporarily close the restaurant due to the #coronavirus We have been blessed and humbled by the support we received from the local #veniceflorida community and vow to come back stronger and better from all of this. When we reopen we will #celebrate our anniversary and our community with 50% off ALL #wine for a month! Thank you for all the love and support! #supportlocalrestaurants #venicefoodies #bestburgerintown #happiness💕 @ Chaz 51 Bistro

Please keep in mind that federal, state, and local guidelines for COVID-19 are fluid and may change. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for future notifications and please follow all local, state, and federal guidance. Thank you for your continued support and love.