bistro general dining

Hello and Welcome to the EmpaCurious Experience.

We highly recommend making reservations for Bistro Dining as our space is intimate and seating is limited. General walk-in guests will be accommodated in our MarketSide space on a first come / first serve basis. No reservations required.

dinner entertainment

We offer regularly scheduled musical performances Thursday - Saturdays evenings in the Bistro in a format we call #EmpaCuriousLive.  Two seatings are available at 6PM and 8PM. Reservations highly recommended as our bistro is intimate and seating is limited. Reserve below or call 941-922-8300 if you have any difficulties online.

The following shows are now booked for your enjoyment:

- Thursdays: Spanish Rumba and World Music Nights with Latin Rendezvous  

- Fridays: Bolero Nights featuring Argentine-Born Daniel Carlos, Guitarist, Bolerista & Troubadour. 

- 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Saturdays:  Brazilian Nights with Regis Moreira and Friends - Brazilian Jazz, Samba & Bosa.

- 4th Saturdays: An Intimate Night with Renesito Avich - Acoustic Guitar and Tres, Cuban Boleros, Trova and Son.

Private groups, socials and private events

We offer several options for onsite and offsite events, including renting-out the entire Bistro for a full service, private dining experience. Our Bistro offers tapas, a wine and specialty cocktails bar, dance music, and scheduled live entertainment. Our Market Bakery offers custom cakes for weddings, birthdays and special events.  

Please call us at 941-922-8300 to speak with management , Tues-Sat 11am - till closing.

We hope to see you soon.

#TheEmpaCurious Team

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Latin Rendezvous - Thursday Dinner Show
Acoustic Guitar, Spanish Rumba, Gypsy & World Music
Daniel Carlos - Friday Dinner Show
Acoustic Guitar, Romantic Latin Boleros, Argentina Folk Music
Regis Moreira - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Saturday Dinner Show
Jazz Piano, Brazilian Samba and Bosa
Renesito Avich - 4th Saturdays Dinner Show
An Intimate Night of Acoustic Cuban Trova, Boleros, an Son Music from a Local Favorite