CHAZ51 Menu Label 5x4

Please note our new hours **effective Sunday, April 1, 2018**:

Closed on Sundays and Mondays;

Lunch and Dinner Tues - Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm;

About Chaz 51 Bistro

Welcome to Chaz 51 Bistro, your home away from home for the freshest and highest quality food available in the North Venice and Nokomis area. We specialize in fresh food, prepared to order lunch and dinner, mouthwatering menu items, delicious drinks, and great service.

The Amherst Family

Our story

Two islanders born in the late 60’s growing up with totally different visions and career paths. Andrea knew she wanted to be a chef and create magnificent flavors at a very early age and took on Culinary Arts at her first opportunity in high school.

Charles wanted to be an architect, study abroad and own the world’s most affluent Architect firm with offices in NY, Paris, Germany and his hometown. Things didn’t go as planned for Charles or Andrea, in search of a better life both ended up in Miami where the couple met in 1989, got married the same year and raised 3 wonderful children. Charles was already a prep cook, eager to learn and moving his way up the ladder at the time of meeting Andrea. With strong work ethics and determination, Charles Amherst became Executive Chef then regional Chef for one of America’s favorite high end/fine dining establishment and contributed 25 solid years.

Andrea worked in the retail field then property management, but she never lost her passion for cooking. Her pantry and refrigerators always have the most interesting spices and herbs. The family’s Sunday dinner is always a knock out and never the same flavors or regions. To keep herself busy Andrea volunteered her gifted cooking abilities to cook for her church and help friends with their events. After much success and many requests to open their own restaurant the couple passionately started planning for Chaz 51.

In April of 2015, the Amhersts’ purchased Knights Trail Cafe and transformed it into Chaz 51 Cafe and Coffee House, now Chaz 51 Bistro. At Chaz 51 Bistro southern hospitality and food quality is top priority. Our food is hand-crafted the old fashion way, with passion; and our guests are as important as our family at Sunday dinner. We make it a point to meet and get to know everyone. Please come join the Chaz family for our house favorites and family atmosphere. We’ll see you soon!

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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.