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meLange

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Bar, Tapas, Wine Bar, Eclectic
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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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  • 57
    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
Hidden gem

We've walked by this restaurant many times and I wish we had ventured in sooner. Fabulous cocktails, tapas and eclectic menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
fireburninginthesand
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Florida
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We've walked by this restaurant many times and I wish we had ventured in sooner. Fabulous cocktails, tapas and eclectic menu.

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Endwell, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My friend and I enjoyed one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time on a Monday evening. We’re both fans of small plates because it’s fun to share dishes, and meLange certainly obliged with some inspired choices. We started with the Ginger Crab Soup (one bowl, two spoons), followed by the Pork Steamed Buns (three buns that... More 

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Hololulu
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Excellent and very friendly service with excellent food. We ordered a range of appetizers and we're delighted.

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Upland, California, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

While the menu is fairly truncated and the wine list one of the most abbreviated on record, the food made up for these limits. Far from run-of-the-mill. We had the wild boar and the venison osso bucco. Both tender as could be, graced by interesting sauces and vegetables. The onion soup was somewhat different with a floating cheese croute. However,... More 

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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 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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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: Bar, Tapas, Wine Bar, Eclectic
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?