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Mattison's Forty-One

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American, Mediterranean, Contemporary, International
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7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
941.921.3400
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Chef Paul Mattison invites you to join us and experience Mattison's...
Chef Paul Mattison invites you to join us and experience Mattison's Forty-One's elegant, friendly, fun, and comfortable atmosphere. Winner of Florida Trend Magazine's prestigious Golden Spoon Award the menu includes fresh seafood; Mattison's signature meat dishes like lamb, aged beef, and duck; we have a complete tapas menu, including sushi, calamari, Chef Paul Mattison's signature Artichokes Esther, fresh salads, and more. Mattison's Forty-One serves lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. There is live music and dancing every night along with nightly specials and events including Early Happy Hour, Girls Night Out, Wine-Pairing Dinners, Cooking Demonstrations and more. The Galleria is a beautiful complete catering facility seating up to 100 people.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing

Expensive, tasteless, overcooked. Duck was so over cooked that it was inedible. Grouper had no piccata sauce as claimed on menu. Polenta was completely bland. What a waste of a beautiful ambiance! Will never return.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Linda K
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Expensive, tasteless, overcooked. Duck was so over cooked that it was inedible. Grouper had no piccata sauce as claimed on menu. Polenta was completely bland. What a waste of a beautiful ambiance! Will never return.

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CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I don't understand why this place seems so popular. The only way to explain is that it must appeal to people who absolutely cannot cook. Everything we had was terrible. Oyster appetizer (I know, what was I thinking ordering oysters in a place like this) were inedible and the fish was dry and tasteless with sickly sweet sauce that could... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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99 reviews 99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Nice setting. Good service. Caesar's salad was (surprisingly) so poor that I sent it back. Main course and desert was fine. OK, but nothing extraordinary that would make me want to return.

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Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was invited to go by a friend for dinner and a presentation. The Mattison salad was wonderful. The filet was excellent. Had mashed potatoes that I loved and string beans that had a nice texture. Coffee and Key Lime Pie and I can't wait to go back. Bringing the wife and anyone else that wants to go.

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We will never go there again. My steak had no taste( filet ) my wife's prime rib was tasteless as well. My father-I law ordered the lamb chops (4) which were smaller than Hot wings. Was there on Valentine's night (with reservatiovs), and had horrible service. Waitress spilled my wine into my father-in-laws coffee. She replaced coffee but not wine... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Two friends and I went to Mattison's 41 for the BIG Super Bowl party!! We had a grand time and I WON the 4th quarter pool!! Yea for me!! Mattison's 41 is a great place to meet friends for Happy Hour and listen to beautiful piano music OR to go for a delicious meal in the warm and friendly dining... More 

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Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I knew something was wrong when I walked in the door and noticed that the bar was packed and the restaurant was not even half full. It seems that they have a very active LOCAL crowd that goes there for happy hour and their happy hour menu looked good. It took us forever to get a drink because they only... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

After a terrible experience at Ruth's Chris, we left and went here. They couldn't have been more welcoming (w/o knowing what we'd been through) and we had a great meal and wonderful service. They know how to treat people. The maitre' d is wonderful and sets the standard. The bar is always full. Tables have white table cloths and the... More 

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Huntington, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You can't beat the special $ 5.55 martinis and the lounge menu and $5- appetizers. We just had the pizza, which was okay, but I had the calamari. They serve it with a sweet chili sauce, but I asked for marinara sauce and the friendly waiter, Rick, said "No problem". The portion was quite large for a $5- plate and... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

4 of us went to dinner to thank our friends for hosting us at their home in Osprey. They picked the spot on a recommendation. Two of us had the Mahi Mahi fish special which was terribly over cooked by a chef who had no idea how to cook any fish. Two of us had the Staek & Crab speciality.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941.921.3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Chef Paul Mattison invites you to join us and experience Mattison's Forty-One's elegant, friendly, fun, and comfortable atmosphere. Winner of Florida Trend Magazine's prestigious Golden Spoon Award the menu includes fresh seafood; Mattison's signature meat dishes like lamb, aged beef, and duck; we have a complete tapas menu, including sushi, calamari, Chef Paul Mattison's signature Artichokes Esther, fresh salads, and more. Mattison's Forty-One serves lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. There is live music and dancing every night along with nightly specials and events including Early Happy Hour, Girls Night Out, Wine-Pairing Dinners, Cooking Demonstrations and more. The Galleria is a beautiful complete catering facility seating up to 100 people.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?