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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
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 10
    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
A superb meal at a good cost

We had heard good things about this restaurant and made reservations for the 8-course tasting meal with wine pairings. It was amazingly good with high quality wines and exceptional quality food. The interesting thing is that my dinner partner and I had different items for each course which we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Dennis K
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Palmetto, Florida
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Palmetto, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had heard good things about this restaurant and made reservations for the 8-course tasting meal with wine pairings. It was amazingly good with high quality wines and exceptional quality food. The interesting thing is that my dinner partner and I had different items for each course which we shared. Plenty of food and the price was surprisingly affordable. We... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

First visit of many more to come The ginger crab soup was delicious as well as the steamed mussels. The duck Brie crepes were a very good dish as well.

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Not sure how this went wrong. Went there before the theatre one evening. Made a reservation for 6:30p. Arrived and not a soul in the establishment except a bartender and a server. Took five minutes or better to get a cocktail order. Had to call a server over each time we needed service. 1. for the cocktails 2. to order... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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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?