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meLange

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American, Bar, International, Pub, Wine Bar
As featured in One Day in Sarasota
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1568 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-953-7111
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Casual New American/Eclectic restaurant open seven nights a week for...
Casual New American/Eclectic restaurant open seven nights a week for dinner, from 6PM until 2AM every night. Chef-owned and operated. We support local farms as much as possible.
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique Dining Experience

All food sourced from quality farms and locations. Unique preparations with amazing flavors. If you like duck, Brie cheese and crepes you must try the duck crepe. I really don't eat duck except when I am here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara r
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Osprey, Florida
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Osprey, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All food sourced from quality farms and locations. Unique preparations with amazing flavors. If you like duck, Brie cheese and crepes you must try the duck crepe. I really don't eat duck except when I am here.

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Thank Barbara r
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-go-to restaurant -- but only if you like Michellin-starred cooking (should be), wonderful ingredients, and great service at reasonable prices. Preparations are not hot dogs and fries, and not the "chemical" innovations of French Laundry or Alinea. The ginger crab soup is a must. This restaurant is serious food prepared by a serious chef (hence no very... More 

Helpful?
Thank edgar m
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Thank you Edgar. I am always grateful for your appreciation of our little restaurant, and happy that you took the time to review again! More 

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167 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited meLange on a Sunday evening with reservations online. We were greeted immediately and seated with a party of five. The menu is Eclectic as mentioned on their website which we love and were not disappointed. The decor is also Eclectic. The service was OUTSTANDING, attentive and professional. The food was absolutely fabulous!!! We loved the entire culinary experience... More 

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Thank diddy66
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Thank you Diddy! Your praise is encouraging, and I'm excited to share this review with our hard-working staff. More 

Toronto
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great NYE dinner here this year. It's on main street so we were close to the pineapple drop core, but nestled quietly within the restaurant. It's a small space, so I enjoyed the uncrowded atmosphere. We enjoyed the four course meal and the portions and quality were well worth the $50 prix fixe. We enjoyed mixed green... More 

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Thank The_Dewey
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating the New Year with us at Melange. I'm glad to hear that you found good value in the New Years Eve Prix Fixe and hope that 2016 brings you happiness and lots of good food and drink! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved five seats at the chef's counter at meLange. With no advance warning, either from the employee who took our reservation or from their website, meLange refused to seat us because my sister was under twelve years old. Keep in mind that, at this point, it was already almost 7:00 and most other restaurants were fully booked. I have... More 

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Thank Chrisgunderson
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

You are correct. We do not allow children under 12 in the restaurant. It clearly states on the website and on previous reviews here on TripAdvisor. This is because we respect the comfort of our guests, most of whom expect a dinner experience without interruption from children. I'm sorry our policies upset you, but we must be consistent with them... More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You could walk right past this place and never see it, but definitely make the time to look for it. Delicious appetizers, small plates and entrees. We started with the Rabbit tacos and also tried the ginger crab soup and both were great. I had the venison shank...just amazing. My companions had the salmon and short ribs and both were... More 

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Thank travelswithbeau
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. I am glad you enjoyed everything! More 

Tavares, Florida
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is our special spot when we vacation in Sarasota/siesta key. The concepts behind and execution of every dish is flawless. The flavors are incredible and plating exceptional. Always good service and we love trying the different drinks. We love sitting on the patio and enjoying the fresh air and people watching. The interior is decorated beautifully. Looking forward to... More 

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Thank katielinnfrank
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing us for your vacation spot. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Sarasota! More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I live in Sarasota and my boyfriend and I have been regularly visiting Melange since they opened. It is hands down our favorite place in Sarasota for romantic evenings thanks to their always unique menu full of perfectly executed dishes. This is the kind of meal you always remember and always crave. Their craft cocktails are fabulous as well and... More 

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Thank AlyImpossible
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear that my staff provides a great date night experience for you. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, and of course, for supporting us for so many years. More 

Mercer Island, WA
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I was happily surprised by the creative menu and food quality. the atmosphere is quite casual but comfortable. Not high end dining type atmosphere but nice. this is one of my favorites on a short list of quality restaurants in Sarasota. The service was great in the few visits I made.

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1 Thank eloisemonett
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

I'm very happy to hear that my staff was warm and hospitable the times you have visited. Thank you for dining with us and taking time to post a review. More 

Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I visit Sarasota 3 or 4 times every year, and usually try to eat here each time. I always ask for their wine recommendations- I"ve never missed. Prices are reasonable given the quality of the food. The staff know their stuff, ask them anything about the food. Unpretentious, relaxed, dining. Don't be in a hurry- stay and enjoy yourself.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1568 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-953-7111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, International, Pub, Wine Bar

Description

Casual New American/Eclectic restaurant open seven nights a week for dinner, from 6PM until 2AM every night. Chef-owned and operated. We support local farms as much as possible.
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?