Venice - Sarasota County Blog

Marker 4 Restaurant

Just off the access road to the Business 41 Bridge in Venice may seem an unlikely place for a restaurant, but what you’ll find there is extraordinary. With marina views of sailboats bobbing lazily in sparkling waters and the thatched fronds of an authentic tiki hut, the atmosphere is casual, but this is not your average seaside fish and fries kind of place. Orchestrating the galley of Marker 4 Restaurant is a culinary all-star. Executive Chef Brian Nieman is creating some over the top mouthwatering sensations. The fall menu which debuts today has a variety of items not to be missed like the Steamed PEI Mussels with Cherry Smoked Bacon; the Scallop and Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado Mousse; Seared Scallop on Butternut Risotto and Port Fig Syrup. From Salmon to Filet Mignon everything is cooked to perfection with just the right combination of flavors to excite your palate. Don’t run off before dessert, the banana tartlet has a butter crust that melts in your mouth and the Maple Pumpkin Crème Brulee is a warm mustering of the spirit of fall.

With a capacity of 265 Marker 4 can accommodate large parties and are equipped to host weddings, rehearsal dinners and family gatherings. Even though the restaurant is large the newly renovated design still gives you that intimate atmosphere with a chill-lounge feel in island style with a professional and friendly staff. Come by boat or come by car, but put it on your bucket list of places you must try.