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Mattison's City Grille

1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
941-330-0440
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Ranked #155 of 862 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
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
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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Muskoka, Ontariio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

To me this was your typical, downtown busy restaurant with a lot of outdoor seating. I found tables to be way too close together, and as disappointed to find out that smoking was allowed in the outdoor dining area. If you like a lot of hype, a lot of noise, and a busy place -- then this is the place... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

outdoor dining. We went there on a chilly day but they had haters set up and it was very comfortable. I had the Angus beef burger which I thought was delicious. Parents had the pizza which they loved. Service was excellent. Father had their cheesecake which we did try and it was excellent. I would definitely go back on my... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We enjoyed the outdoor dining here very much. They had the huge heaters going that evening which added to the ambience. The food was very good although very expensive. There is music offered most evenings. It is located in the historical section of Sarasota which is a fun place to walk around during the day or at night. This restaurant... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Ok so we stopped by for a few minutes after dinner. One person in our group ordered water since we had just had wine at dinner. We were charged $2.50 for water. I have always loved the City Grill. Not sure we will ever go back

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traverse city, michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We live in Sarasota close to downtown and we really like coming here for happy hour. The food is good and the atmosphere is fun with outdoor seating and tiki torches.

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Bradenton, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were very well taken care of when we had dinner there. I asked for a warmed plate for my pasta because it wasn't happening at other restaurants. The pasta plate came on another plate and it was very hot! It made my evening! The pasta stayed warm - even on a chilly evening. The waiter helped with my decision... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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270 reviews 270 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here last night. We did make resevations. Public parking nearby. I had a Norwegian salmon salad, They asked how I wanted it and they prepared it accordingly. My wife had a pasta dish and she asked to make sure plate was heated, our server made sure it was. Dine inside or out and enjoy... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I've passed by this place lots of times, but a group of us finally went there for a pre-theater dinner the other night. We arrived for happy hour, which featured some quite interesting appetizers at $5 each, along with cheap drinks. The main menu was less exciting, not to mention pricy for what it was. They feature pasta and Pizza... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Love this outdoor venue - perfect spot to meet friends after work or for lunch. Their grilled salmon over ceasear salad is wonderful with a nice glass of Miscato - Enjoy!

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Sterling Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ate at Mattisons last night with friends and enjoyed the food the atmosphere and the company. I had the grouper which never disappoints My husband had the pork loin and gave it rave reviews. There was music good enough to dance to and the service was excellent.

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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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