Chef Charles Chaz 51 Bistro A Venice Florida Steakhouse
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Please note our new hours **effective Monday October 1, 2018**:

Open for Lunch and Dinner: Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Monday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.


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.