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Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery

1114 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7321
+1 941-201-6647
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“carrot cake” (42 reviews)
“crab salad” (19 reviews)
“hummus” (28 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7321
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chef special was good! Small quaint place! Nice waiter, but owner was not friendly at all! In fact very cold! Will not be back!

Thank Dolfun96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were hit and miss. My chicken was delicious but my husband’s fish was over cooked. My asparagus was so bitter I couldn’t eat it and since the waitress never checked on us after bringing the food, it wasn’t until we were...More

Thank cmonteFlorida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a nice luncheon at A & E. Taffy was served before we ordered. Our waiter brought water for her before we could even ask for it. He explained some interesting specials which we took advantage of: potato garlic soup and chef salad. I...More

Thank Edward K
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Chef Jim and Donna offer amazing food, tremendous hospitality and warmth in a quirky, fun restaurant. Everything is fresh, real food; tasty with unique presentation. My spouse and I have eaten at Arts & Eats many times since we moved to the area a couple...More

Thank Yankee-Views
ArtsandEats, Owner at Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review!

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Quirky atmosphere, a little loud once it filled up. Hummus was good, cauliflower appetizer tasty but the portion was very small. Crab salad was sweating when served, meaning it was pre-made. Dressing was flavorless and I suspect by the amount of crab is really was...More

Thank Kimberly D
ArtsandEats, Owner at Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

The crabmeat we serve at Arts & Eats is the best quaility you can find anywhere without catching it yourself. It is certainly NOT artificial crab...and yes we are very generous with the portion. We would never serve a substitute for the real thing here....More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

First of all we were the only people there when we went to the restaurant. I read a lot of great reviews before we went but they were so wrong on so many levels. The restaurant is in a small cottage in the arts district...More

Thank Nancy S
ArtsandEats, Owner at Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. One question: Why didn't you tell us this when you were here? We could have made you another dish. We're a tiny place and depend on making our guests happy to maintain our reputation. We went over to...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Chef Jim Copening is an artist in the kitchen. The Fried Parmesian Rice Balls were outstanding. I shared my Truffled Crab, Shrimp and fresh pasta with my wife, who liked my dish more than her Paella. I thought my dish was excellent and her Paella...More

Thank corptool
ArtsandEats, Owner at Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our place. Thanks for coming in to see us!

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Fresh ingredients and an honest attempt at creative cuisine. Bread was disappointing, home made.....probably yesterday, and toasted to mimic freshness. My husband enjoyed the fried chicken, my $33 seafood pasta was ok. The whole experience felt honest but amateur. And yes, fairly expensive for what...More

Thank Sabrina S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I checked this web site for times for lunch, even phoned and only got a recording. Arrived at approx. 12:20 to be rudely told that they were not opened for lunch except for Fri and Sat. This is the second time we have attempted to...More

Thank Barbara B
ArtsandEats, Owner at Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

We apologize for confusion with the hours on the web site. It has been fixed. We changed our hours from last season. The chef says he's sorry if you were offended by the conversation. Please keep in mind that he does prep during the closed...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

Were in the art district and decided to eat at Arts and Eats (again). The food, service and atmosphere was wonderful. If you are in the area, don't miss it.

Thank monica417
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Judy A
28 December 2016|
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Response from ArtsandEats | Property representative |
hi Judy. we take all credit cards.
11 September 2015|
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Response from ArtsandEats | Property representative |
yes -- we don't add seasonings to most of our proteins until they're ordered. Just tell the server that you want no salt in the preparation. Thanks!
11 September 2015|
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Response from Lois F | Reviewed this property |
The food is individually prepared so I think they could accommodate a low sodium request. Call first and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7321
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-201-6647
  • E-mail
Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery, located in the center of the Village of the Arts in Bradenton, Florida, features an international menu created by Chef Jim Copening, and broken dish mosaics and jewelry by Donna Slawsky. Dine on the enclosed porch or main dining room of the newly remodeled 1920s bungalow, on the front lawn, or in the shaded backyard "park" graced by a huge banyan tree. Donna and Jim have created a colorful restaurant and gallery that is casually elegant with an emphasis on great food, international flavors and lots of love. We also cater events.
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