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meLange

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Tapas, Eclectic, Bar, Wine Bar
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1568 Main Street, Sarasota, FL
941.953.7111
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun and Yum

We sat down outside and were immediately greeted by employees who helped us pick new and exciting drinks, and many tapas dishes!! All so good. Their menu changes quarterly, they told us. Our favorite dish were the Venison Meatballs. (Along with wide noodles, mushrooms.....) The rabbit tacos were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Willi1264
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We sat down outside and were immediately greeted by employees who helped us pick new and exciting drinks, and many tapas dishes!! All so good. Their menu changes quarterly, they told us. Our favorite dish were the Venison Meatballs. (Along with wide noodles, mushrooms.....) The rabbit tacos were outstanding. We also had duck, fish, and more. We wanted to keep... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

I have been here every time I come to Sarasota. It is always not crowded. I do not understand why Melange is so under appreciated. If Melange were in NYC or LA or Chicago, you would line up to get a table. The food is incredibly varied and beautifully prepared, at very reasonable prices. Lan is a quality chef! Please,... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Check out their website. Look at the offerings. Know that each one is better than the next. The restaurant is right on Main street, with free parking. You open the door and inside you immediately have a relaxing zen-like feel. The service is top-notch with a very personable head waiter who knows his stuff. He even knew what a Vesper... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Lan is a culinary genius! Small delectable sharable plates of familiar fair to gourmet gastronomic delights! The cheeseburger, the fries, the pork rinds...a delight! The calimari, the deviled eggs, the mussles...a step above! The pork belly, the steamed buns, the rabbit tacos....WHAT! Yep! Amazing! Plus hand crafted cocktails in a relaxing, "I can actually hear my friends talking to me",... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

While searching, via Google and generally driving around, I discovered late-night gourmet food at pretty reasonable prices. I fell in love with their sbails in cream. Their venison meatball pasta looked delicious, and was recommended, but I did not try due to my diet. I had a great piece of fish and am eager to try their rabbit tacos. I... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We ate 4 plates with my fiancee and all of them were great! We are planning to get the 9 course menu anytime soonish. Can't wait.

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went here with my fiance last night. The food and cocktails were incredible. Each dish we ordered was even better than the last. I would definitely recommend the foie gras. We headed next door to Pangea after dinner, and the cocktails there were also interesting and delicious.

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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very interesting place. Lots of unusual small plates. Strangely always 75% empty during normal dinner hours. Open later than any restaurant in sarasota. Food and service very good. An ofbeat experience.

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here on numerous occasions and Lan is a truly great cook. Fresh sauteed foie gras for $18. Menu has everything from mushroom strudel, ginger soup, ceviche, to short ribs, cornmeal fried calamari and pork steam buns with BBQ sauce and rabbit tacos. Small plates are ideal for trying multiple dishes. The champagne drinks and... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

we have been here before and continue to be pleased by the service and the menu. an added plus that a friend of us waited on us. shall we mention that she broke our wine glass. ! no we won't mention. we had a wonderful time and shared everything including two wonderful soups. so come - have a drink or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1568 Main Street, Sarasota, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941.953.7111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: Tapas, Eclectic, Bar, Wine Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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