The “Why” Behind
Chaz 51 Steakhouse

Chaz51 Owner Charles Amherst

A native of Haiti, Charles Amherst has created his own brand of a successful steakhouse through his strong work ethic, focused creativity, and embodied passion. Chaz 51 Steakhouse is the “Why” behind everything Charles does, behind the scene, from morning to night, seven days a week.

Charles’ journey began in his home kitchen in Haiti where he learned the tools of his trade with a hand in cooking. Using fresh ingredients in his homeland was not a luxury, it was a way of life. The aroma of the family’s culinary creations wafted through the open doorways for all passersby to engage. It was this sense of togetherness in preparing the daily family meals that inspired Charles from an early age.

Having immigrated to the USA as a young man, Charles had his sights set on building his own empire. He chose the road less traveled, and continued down his own path – front and center before him – to achieve his destiny.

Launching Chaz 51 Steakhouse is the “why” for the Chef Chaz Story. Charles reignited what it means to create a culinary experience that draws local patrons and visitors from across the globe. Offering a menu full of flavorful dishes made from the freshest ingredients is not to be compromised. Foodies everywhere expect the unexpected, and Chaz 51 delivers.

High-end cuisine to challenge even those with the most discerning taste is the “why” behind everything Charles does. The selections prepared for the guests seek to excite the palate, inspire the epicurean adventurer, and transport first-time diners to becoming loyal patrons.

Top quality ingredients combined with a refined technique are the basis for seasonally inspired menus.

It is not enough to just put food on the table at the place settings for Chaz 51 patrons. Charles and his staff follow through on the “why” by introducing a high level of fine dining with exceptional service to leave the customer with a Plus One Experience. Patrons become engaged in the interpretation of culinary art through Charles’ genuine hospitality which resonates from the moment one enters the establishment to the time one departs. The “why” equates to the joy Charles derives from stopping tableside and conversing with his patrons. People love to share with him their dining experience, and he thrives on connecting with those who so appreciate all that Chaz 51 has to offer.

Chaz 51 Steakhouse is a community jewel combining gourmet selections in a comfortable local setting. Chaz 51 can accommodate an intimate dinner for two, four, or large parties. Private special celebrations can be held in the separate function room. Thank you for choosing to dine at Chaz 51 Steakhouse. It is our pleasure to serve you, and please share your experience with your family and friends.

Hours & Location

BIRD BAY PLAZA
549 US 41 BYPASS NORTH
VENICE, FL 34285

HOURS

Dinner
Sun - Thu 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri - Sat 4:00pm - 10pm

Happy Hour
Tue-Sat 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Sun-Mon 4:00pm - Close

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