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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 - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 103
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  • 135
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 13
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great outdoor cafe with fresh sandwiches.

Nice place to catch a quick lunch in a very relaxed outdoor cafe. Fresh food and changing daily menu. A favorite with locals located near Saturday farmers market.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Destin, Fl
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Destin, Fl
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice place to catch a quick lunch in a very relaxed outdoor cafe. Fresh food and changing daily menu. A favorite with locals located near Saturday farmers market.

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

love this place for lunch especially Saturday afternoon. usually some form of entertainment(guitar player,etc.) . fun to just people watch. food is above average. try the nona esther sandwich for lunch. it's awesome!!!

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Florida
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216 reviews 216 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Seating is outdoors and it's fun to people watch while dining. They participated in the Savor Sarasota restaurant week so we took advantage and enjoyed the 3-course meal. Mine choices were good, not exceptional; my husband's better. Service was leisurely, but they seemed to be having a busy evening.

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Lancaster, PA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

You wouldn't think an outdoor restaurant in the middle of downtown Sarasota would be all that great, but there's just something about Mattison's City Grille that makes it fun. Maybe it's the live music. Maybe it's the pet friendly dining side. Maybe it's the Tiki torches. Maybe it's the perfectly mixed drinks. Maybe it's the fun artwork in the ladies... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

As one would expect from a Mattison establishment, the food is both imaginative and delicious. This particular place always has good entertainment and the service is professional. When you're down-town, it's a place to go.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We have visited this place twice and on both occasions enjoyed it. Both times the place was bursting with people and the service was excellent. They have some great bands playing and the place has a lively but friendly feel about it. Can't wait to go back.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great pizza. Cool atmosphere outside dinning. Liked a lot. Recommend a visit when here. Central location. Service really good.

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Dropped in to Mattisons for early evening Sunday meal - very disappointed with the meal - had Sushi as a shared starter which was pre-dominantly covered in batter and bland We moved on to a salmon risotto which was stodgy and a Greek salad with lamb which came out as another salmon salad - which stupidly I said ok I... More 

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CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you like dancing ok, bottle of wines and dinner entrees overpriced for this casual venue. Wine was not cold, house wine was awful at $7 for 4 ounces. Fish entree was good but small for $26.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

What a wonderful place to take out of town guests! We had a party of 12 and management and staff quickly stepped up to accommodate our group. Aaron our server was absolutely the best making sure that everyone felt special and was happy with their food. Lisa Rider Band completed the evening with excellent music! Fun was had by all!

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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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