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Mattison's City Grille

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved It

My wife and I, along with some visiting friends, decided to stop here for dinner after spending the better part of the afternoon in Downtown Sarasota. We chose to eat outside since the weather was warm and the sunset had just set. Everything from drinks and appetizers to salad and main course was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
PAtrekkers
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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269 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I, along with some visiting friends, decided to stop here for dinner after spending the better part of the afternoon in Downtown Sarasota. We chose to eat outside since the weather was warm and the sunset had just set. Everything from drinks and appetizers to salad and main course was very good. All four of us thoroughly... More 

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Timmins, Canada
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

the waiter was really friendly and the atmosphere was fun. the food was good but it was the outdoor environment that really made this place stand out. it's right downtown on the corner and there are people coming and going. we signed up for the points club (spend $ and get points towards gift certificates at Mattisons) but have never... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I were visiting my parents who were in Sarasota for the winter and we did some research and decided to try Mattison's. We made reservations on a Friday night and were very glad we did! (I highly recommend making reservations anywhere you are heading in downtown Sarasota, even day-of, because these places get packed, every day of... More 

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Venice
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Mattison's is consistently good and the location is perfect in downtown Sarasota. While they don't have their own parking, you can find parking for the short walk to the restaurant. Open air seating is relaxing winter or summer. We like the pizza slice(meat of veggie) and add a cup of their wonderful Lobster Seafood Chowder. With two drinks, it's right... More 

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Tampa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Sarasota was a mid point for us to meet family visiting Florida. This restaurant had good reviews on Tripadvisor so I thought...let's give it a try. We were not disappointed. The Downtown Sarasota Arts Festival was in full swing along with the Fresh Market. We had reservations, thank goodness. It took a while for the server to greet us and... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner at Mattison's October 2013. Enjoyed the music, ambiance , and good food. Returned for lunch February 2015, just as good. Recommend

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Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Never went into this place after passing by many times and seeing the noisy scene in the evening. We decided to try it before the Sarasota Opera, and were pleasantly surprised with a quiet, fast, and excellent dinner with good service and ambiance. We had a 5:45 PM reservation; arrived about 6 and were seated with no difficulty. Left without... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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199 reviews 199 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is great.It's all outdoor dining, with great atmosphere. They have a great lunch menu and I particularly love their veggie sandwich. You can't go wrong with any choice on the menu.

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Hertfordshire UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to Sarasota. We drove along Main Street looking for somewhere to eat and chose Mattisons City Grille as it looked lively and had a group playing Jazz. The service was slow, however the jazz group were good and we enjoyed the atmosphere. We both had burgers and they were tasty. The price was reasonable considering... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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128 reviews 128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Patio dining on a fine February evening in downtown Sarasota. I had the Grouper Picatta. Great texture with a light crispness on the outside. Served on vegetable straws and mashed potatoes, it was delicious! Both daughters ordered the filet off the kids menu. This was the best plated kids meal I've ever seen! Filet with a salad and roasted fingerling... 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, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?