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Mattison's City Grille

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French, American, Bistro
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1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
941-330-0440
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Mattison's City Grille is...
Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Mattison's City Grille is perfect for Market Day Saturday breakfast, Sunday Brunch, lunch, dinner, late night dining, and enjoying drinks at our outdoor, covered bar with live music. Chef Paul Mattison has created an exciting al fresco menu from casual sandwiches, to brick-oven pizzas; from mouth watering lamb, filet and fresh seafood, to special salads and appetizers. You will come for the atmosphere and stay for the food.
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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 140
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place!

I have never been to Sarasota, so I googled a few places and referenced Trip Advisor. This one came up and the ratings were overall good, so we decided to try it. We arrived for a late dinner and were seated quickly. The band was playing, so it was crowded by them and the bar area. The band sounded... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Lauren0322
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have never been to Sarasota, so I googled a few places and referenced Trip Advisor. This one came up and the ratings were overall good, so we decided to try it. We arrived for a late dinner and were seated quickly. The band was playing, so it was crowded by them and the bar area. The band sounded great.... More 

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Monroe, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is the downtown location and it is always busy. I like it better off season as I can get a seat. They offer theme days here. Currently Monday features Mexican food and I surprising like the pan seared red snapper. If it's a normal weekday I will order the Blank Angus burger. My wife is a fan of the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stopped by with two friends for drinks after a movie. Terrific tasty nibbles - all around $5 and excellent service. Nice sitting outside under the umbrellas and fans.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

They always have great bands playing. It's pretty loud for dinner, however it's alot of fun. I would recommend going here for a night out.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife an I frequent Mattison's about every 2 month's. We have never had a bad experience. Food is always great and the outdoor seating and music are really done right. Love the Greek salad with the lamb chops

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had the most delicious dinner. Drew is an awesome waiter. Great fillet and amazing presentation. Caprese salad was fantastic. Great drinks and prices. Highly recommend, and ask for Drew. Oh and definitely order the creme brûlée!

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Haymarket, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had a very enjoyable dinner at Mattison's. We ordered the three course meal with a wine flight. The server was most accommodating and took excellent care of us. Food was DELICIOUS. Especially loved the oyster appetizer, very unique and tasty. We look forward to going back :)

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Mattison's City Grille located in Downtown Sarasota, FL has become one of my family's favorite local Sarasota restaurants for many reasons: great local live music, great location, great service, and great food. Their brunch & lunch specials are especially good with things like their Salmon Frittata, Spinach & Mushroom Frittata, Berry Stuffed French Toast, their daily meat and vegetarian pizza... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I love the atmosphere here. They have friendly service. Very good appetizers and sandwiches and pretty good prices.

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were in town for the weekend and wanted to find a great breakfast/brunch spot. After many attempts ip and down Main Street we happened upon Mattison ' s City Grill. The food was good, not great. But we enjoyed our breakfast during a Sunday morning rain. The decor needs a good thorough cleaning, but we would eat there again.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-330-0440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Mattison's City Grille is perfect for Market Day Saturday breakfast, Sunday Brunch, lunch, dinner, late night dining, and enjoying drinks at our outdoor, covered bar with live music. Chef Paul Mattison has created an exciting al fresco menu from casual sandwiches, to brick-oven pizzas; from mouth watering lamb, filet and fresh seafood, to special salads and appetizers. You will come for the atmosphere and stay for the food.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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