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Mattison's City Grille

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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 14
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friday night meal

Lively restaurant with live band. Good choice of food and drink. Nice to eat partially outside in November. Good service and quality.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Abertillery
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lively restaurant with live band. Good choice of food and drink. Nice to eat partially outside in November. Good service and quality.

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Thank Mvajones
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Mattisons City Grille. We do have a lively place here and lots of good times. We hope to see you again and often Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Cordele, Georgia
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Sarasota for the Cork & Fork food and wine festival. We stopped here for a snack and drink. Oh! My! Goodness! The pulled pork sliders were amazing! The habanero/mango sauce was the perfect amount of spicy-sweet; the apple slaw was a perfect complement to the pork; the buns were nice and soft. A palate... More 

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Thank Debbie P
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of the food at Mattisons City Grille. Chef Paul's leadership and knowledge is the key to our success and his hands on approach is something we all rely on both here and at his other locations. Again thanks and we hope to see you soon, Elizabeth More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brunch was delicious! I had quiche lorraine and my husband had a crabby eggs benedict (which wasn't on the menu but they were able to make.) Definitely want to go back again!

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Thank n2086ef
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your brunch at Mattisons City Grille We always try to accommodate our guests. As Chef Paul Mattison always says " The answer is yes what is the question". Thanks, Elizabeth More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Sarasota, I enjoyed Mattison's Grille enough that I returned a second time. The first time I went was for lunch on a Friday afternoon. I was shocked by how empty the place was but wanted to eat outside (I was in Florida after all) and so I stopped in. The service was great! and the food was even... More 

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Thank August M
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Mattisons City Grille. I am so glad we met your expect ions. I must agree that the Gator is quite different from us but they are know as the landmark of that corner with a lot of colorful history. We will be looking forward to seeing you on your next visit. Thanks again,... More 

Miamisburg, Ohio
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in Mattison's on a Friday afternoon for appetizers and drinks during happy hour (2 to 6 pm). We experienced very quick, attentive, and friendly service. The chicken lettuce wraps were nicely flavored as were the pulled pork sliders (a little spicy). Prices were quite reasonable with $5 apps and half-priced draft beer. Recommended!

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Thank Kent S
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Mattisons City Grille. Our servers are wonderful and really make my job a breeze. We hope to see you again soon. Elizabeth More 

Palatine, Illinois
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch and found the service and food to be really, really good. The waiter was extremely nice and knowledgeable. We all had different combo plates for lunch and all were very good. The outdoor dining was very good.

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Thank greg b
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review for Mattisons City Grille. We are hoping to see you again and often. Elizabeth More 

washington dc
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were downtown and decided to have brunch the food was pretty good the service a bit slow it was a nice day to eat outside the bathrooms are extremely nasty I've seen this place get pretty busy at night but in the daytime it was not too crowded I recommend the chicken salad

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Thank drjonesphd
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I will look into the reason why our bathroom cleaning schedule was not followed. Thanks for calling it to my attention. There is no excuse for this day or night. Sincerely, Elizabeth More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great place to dance/listen to music, fun.Good drink. Food ok. Can get crowded. A known popular place. On the corner.

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Thank Michelle G
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review for Mattisons City Grille. I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Please feel free to contact me at 330-0440 if I can be of any further assistance Elizabeth More 

Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Three of us thought we would eat here because we heard good things about it. We were asked if we wanted smoking or nonsmoking. We told them we wanted as far away from smoking as possible. They had smoking in the center at the bar and all the tables around the outside were smoking. On this evening it was cool... More 

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Thank Dan G
Missouri
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We dined on the craziest night of the year (New Year's Eve), and perhaps things were a bit off in the kitchen... but the staff and management were top notch to ensure we had a great evening. A premiere spot to watch the annual pineapple drop at New Year, we booked a certain outside table months in advance. When we... 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
  • Cuisine: American, French, Pizza, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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