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Mattison's City Grille

1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
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Ranked #139 of 832 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
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
Cuisines: American, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Had Sunday brunch and it was great. Our server was excellent. She even convinced us to return for happy hour. Thanks

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University Park, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Went to downtown craft festival and was looking for lunch options. Walked by Mattison's on Main Street, where we have not eaten in years. Large varied menu posted. Beautiful day to sit outside and wonderful classical guitar music could be heard. Had a fresh, tasty, large chicken caesar salad with unique ingredients and excellent fresh brewed ice tea. Heated herb... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My wife & I wanted to try Mattison's because of the good reviews. We were too early for the entertainment so I can only review the service & food which is on the pricy end. She had the Greek salad & I had the Hamburger. Salad greens were old & bitter but the Lamb was excellent. Hamburger was also tasty... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

While on vacation met up for an evening with some friends, had not eaten or drank here for a while. Staff friendly, looked after our group of 8 very well, a good band playing blues made the setting even better as the sun went down in Sarasota. A great place, we had an awesome time, food and drink spot on,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We were in Sarasota for a conference and were looking for a casual place for dinner. The reception recommended Mattison's and we were not disappointed. The place was packed on Friday night, great mix of people. I ordered grouper with julliened zucchini and mashed potatoes in a lemon capper sauce; lovely presentation beautifully cooked.The only negative, we were sitting far... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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170 reviews 170 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We decided to go t Mattison's because they had a Chicago Blues band playing that night. The weather was rainy, so it wasn't packed. We ordered from the tapa's section of the menu as we weren't that hungry and we were quite surprised had how big the supposedly small plates were. I had bruschetta with goat cheese, and my friend... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

As locals who live within walking distance from main street, we frequent many of the resturants along main. This is one of our favorites. The sandwiches are very good and there salads fresh. Our recent turkey panini and Cesar salad W/blackened chicken was excellent.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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124 reviews 124 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

An excellent spot with outdoor seating and a live band playing in the evening. Food and service is excellent and it is just in the middle of Sarasota.

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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is where to go for people watching. Outdoor seating with a roof overhead adds to the ambience. Most of the food is light meals so go for lunch or a light dinner before the theater. Service is leisurely.

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107 reviews 107 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This location is prime for Sarasota. It brings in a very diverse crowd. The music and bar are always fun. The food isn't great, but not bad. Neat place to bring people for live music.

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Additional Information about Mattison's City Grille

Address: 1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
Phone Number: 941-330-0440
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: American, Bistro

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