The first eat here opened quietly in a small strip mall on Anna Maria Island about a par three distance from the Beach Bistro. It was like a little brother that needed to state its own identity.
“We are not the Beach Bistro. But our food is great.”
To jolt people’s expectations and differentiate from the Bistro experience, we used clipboards for menus, home-style kitchen towels for napkins and “jailhouse silver” for service utensils.
Our “silver” is mismatched. We only tell people it’s a set because it was purchased at Goodwill on the same day. Why? It is difficult to expect a formal fine dining experience with a “jailhouse” fork in your hand.
Our service style at eat here is more casual, quicker and lighter. We pay less attention to strict coursing and emphasize food quality, which means we must get it to the table when it’s at it’s best - as soon as a dish hits the plate, we deliver it to the table. As such, we utilize a variety of plating styles that lend themselves to sharing and the comforts of family-style dining.
The AMI eat here is open for dinner 7 nights a week from 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Please call (941) 778-0411 for more information.
We are not taking reservations at this time. Guests will be seated as they arrive. Thank you for your continued support and patronage!
Our restaurant is located on Anna Maria Island, just a short drive from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Longboat Key and Bradenton.