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Mattison's Forty-One

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American, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
941.921.3400
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a Good Choice

Mattison's Forty-One is one of our preferences in Sarasota . Warm, chic, welcoming atmosphere with a great bar and, on selected nights, romantic live music. Inspired and delicious menu selections professionally served with just the right amount of attention especially when it's our favorite waiter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Edward O
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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
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Mattison's Forty-One is one of our preferences in Sarasota . Warm, chic, welcoming atmosphere with a great bar and, on selected nights, romantic live music. Inspired and delicious menu selections professionally served with just the right amount of attention especially when it's our favorite waiter Robert.

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Sarasota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Dinner with friends. We got there a little late for our reservations and the place was buzzing. The Sunset Menu group was just finishing up in the Dining area and the Happy Hour Appetizer/Bar Menu, along with the Joe Thayer at the Piano, had many more packed in. If that were not enough, the was a Ashton Wine and Cigar... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Comfy bar seats / ample dining room / Great Happy Hour menu! The dining menu is well thought out. Price point is mid / Getting in and out is a bit tough. The T-Trail is always a bit busy!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We were on a tight schedule to catch a show, but wanted a good meal first. We stopped into Mattison's at 5:30 without a reservation and found ourselves in a time slot where a three course special dinner was being served. There were several choices in each category: appetizer, entree and desert. The pork tenderloin with polenta and baby asparagus... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I went here with my hubby for our anniversary, we did make a reservation, still had to wait, asked for a table not a booth, didn't get one, we are early 50's and were by far the youngest people there. Food fair, service so so, haven't been back. Mattison's downtown is much more to our taste.

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had lunch here with some of my lady friends and we all enjoyed our meals. I had one of their $9.00 lunches and it was delicious. I had the best broccoli and cheese soup of my life! Along with it was your choice of one-half a sandwich, which turned out to be larger than expected. I had the BLT and... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We loved the ambiance of this stylish restaurant. I had the seafood special, and it was fantastic blend of flavors. Delicious in every way. Lamb chops were tasty, house pasta fantastic. Live piano music playing oldies just added to a wonderful evening!

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Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Took a drive from the hotel to find this gem, serving a tasty selection of American-style steaks and seafood with a modern touch. Our experienced and gracious server, Helena, led us to some winning items on the menu - the iceberg wedge was a stand-out, as was my ribeye and claret, but we would return for the friendly, delightful service.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We used the private function room at Mattison's 41 for our wedding reception, and it was THE perfect venue. The food was amazing, the best wedding food we've ever had. The atmosphere in the room was perfect and the decoration was superb. They even made a wedding cake for us, which was beautiful and delicious. Heidi, the events organizer, was... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We initially went to Mattison's because we could make reservations. Two of us had the "reconstructed pot roast", one had duck and the other prime rib...asking for and receiving the "end" cut. The pot roast, while odd looking, was very tasty and we both enjoyed it. The duck was good but looked a little dry. The prime rib was good... 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, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary

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?