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I knew at an early age that creating great meals would be my calling. By the age of fourteen, I was already taking cooking classes in high school. After graduating, I worked at various restaurants for two years before attending Florida Culinary Institute of Palm Beach. After graduation, I worked in Palm Beach for three years gaining experience in upscale cuisine using the finest ingredients. I received my first full-time opportunity at the highly touted Ocean Grill of Palm Beach Gardens where I was the sous-chef gaining experience and the creative freedom where I flourished as a chef. Advancing in my career, I took a chef job with the Samba Room, where I learned upscale Spanish cuisine. Through this experience, I developed my own style cuisine integrating my family heritage of Latin-Italian background with my new techniques and skills I learned through my education, career and travels.  I call it, "The Way Cuisine", meaning the way I grew up.
In 2004, my father and I opened a deli in Hernando Beach that we built together into a local restaurant and hang out.  
After ten years in one location, we moved down the road to a larger facility.  In our new facility, we have a full-liquor bar, a sit-down restaurant, outdoor patio seating, and group seating. We offer catering and have two private rooms, at no additional charge, that can service birthday parties, graduations and celebrations
I invite you and your family and friends to join us to try one of our special creations offered six days a week.
Brian Alvarez 
Chef, Owner 

The food is sooooo good that it calls your tastebuds back again and again. Brian is an excellent young chef and his food looks as beautiful as it tastes. Read Review
In the culture of fast food and chain restaurants the experience of dining has been lost. However, Brian's Place has rediscovered this lost art. The service was awesome, the food was incredible and the experience was just that, one that we will share with our friends and family for a long time. Read Review
Best fine dining in Hernando County. The coconut shrimp are to die for. The filet mignon on the menu is yummy and always a go to selection if I dont choose one of the specials. The dessert is remarkable. I had a fried rasberry empenada and wow...the best dessert I've ever had my entire life.Read Review
5 Stars! Excellent food, great service, unique personal dining experience. Read Review
This place is absolutely fabulous. Always go with the appetizers they are great surprises. You can beat the the specials either. This is our favorite place. Read Review
One of the most unique and enjoyable dining experiences I have ever had. Read Review
Emeril Lagasse is a personal guest at Brian's Place! Emeril_Lagasse_250x152
Exemplary Italian-Spanish Fusion Cuisine on Florida's Nature Coast
The delight of Brian's Place is the sumptuous and delectable Italian-Spanish Fusion Cuisine served by a knowledgeable, cordial, and attentive staff and presented with style and flair. Read Article
What's cooking: Food with a flourish
The namesake of Brian's Place would rather do it well - creative Italian-Spanish dishes - than churn it out. Picky palates in Hernando Beach are happy about that. Read Article


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