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Mattison's City Grille

1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
941-330-0440
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Ranked #91 of 807 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $30
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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Walldorf, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

...provided you get a table outside, a little away from the music. The food we tried: - Bruschetta, average - Crab cakes, very good - Red Caesar salad, fine - Hamburger, very good, and the fries were exceptional! Service was friendly and efficient, and the Blue Moon beer was nice, too. Recommended.

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Burlington, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Always enjoy going here for a meal. Service is a bit slow but the food is good. I always eat here at least once while I am in Sarasota.

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maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This place was recommended by our hotel and it was a great recommendation. The location was wonderful and the food was delicious. It was very busy but the service was still reasonable. The only downfall was the hostess. She seriously looked annoyed at seating us and was a turnoff at first. Glad we stuck around but if I was the... More

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Burke, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We have stopped by twice now for tapas (nibbleys to us) and have not been disappointed. Food was good, service prompt, and we really enjoyed the music...it does get crowded so sit at the bar if possible. Good food, drinks, nice jazz......what's not to like?

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Siesta Key, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is one of my Favorite Places to stop and hang with friends and eat good food on their Patio and Listen to live music. They have a very good selection of tasty food and the staff is very pleasant. Being located in the center of Sarasota it is a hub for many and very popular with all. This is... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We couldn't get into Patricks for St. pats day lunch, so we went to Mattisons City Grille. We ordered their specials of corned beef and cabbage and a shepherds pie. We didn't ask how much they cost and we were very surprised by the bill. It was $19 for the corned beef and $19 for the shepherds pie. The sheperds... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a good place to go for casual outdoor dining. They were very happy to accomodate our large party with children. Both the hostess and server were lovely. The food was much better than you would expect from what appears to be just an open air bar. There was a singer/guitaist entertaining on the other side from where we... More

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Rhode Island
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

beautiful evening, good friends, good food and happy hour too! We ate outside surrounded with tiki lights and palm tree adorned with white lights. Busy but comfortable with great service by Aaron.There were 8 of us and we ordered salmon, hamburgers, pizza and salads. Everything came out great.

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Whitesboro, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This place is well known for live music and good times. It is classy yet casual. Highly recommended if you are downtown, especially with a small group of friends.

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Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Mattison's City Grill is a bit pricey but the quality of the food reflects the price. I can't remember the name of my sandwich but it was basically an Italian sub. You could taste the freshness of the meats and the bread was a nice chewy roll. The fries were just like I like them crisp with touch of spicy... More

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