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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 - 10:00 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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 102
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  • 130
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 13
    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
Always a treat

We've eaten here a couple of times, but stopped in over the weekend for a quick drink and snack. The chips and cheese dip is very good. Drinks are refreshing and strong - great margaritas. Outdoor seating is covered - a nice retreat from the summer heat. This place gets hopping at night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
gatormom33
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Dunedin, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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New Hartford, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Any time you can eat and drink this well, then sit in with some Allman Brothers and Dickey Betts alumni, it's a good night!

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We've eaten here a couple of times, but stopped in over the weekend for a quick drink and snack. The chips and cheese dip is very good. Drinks are refreshing and strong - great margaritas. Outdoor seating is covered - a nice retreat from the summer heat. This place gets hopping at night.

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Niagara Falls NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had been chilling out on the beach and wanted some lively place for late night outdoor food. Mattison's was the perfect place for what we wanted. Big crowd listening to noisy live Rock music. People of all ages. The burgers, etc were very good... the total pacakage was excellent.

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Oakwood, Illinois
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48 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I'm not sure why this has a good trip advisor rating. I split the difference with this rating. My husband got the meatloaf and was pleased with his meal. I got a burger and fries; I was not happy! I asked for medium well and got well done. The fries had seasoning on them that made them taste like Lays... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

As with all Chef Paul's places, the food is quite good and the serve very attentive. This place focuses on casual, light dining especially at lunch. The menu options are varied and almost anybody will find something to their liking. All seating is covered outside and in Florida that can be both good and bad. Try to avoid tables to... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a great place to take people from out of town for a great relaxing meal to dine al fresco and to people watch. The menu is varied and has something for everyone. Everything is cooked fresh to order, and the staff will bend over backwards to accommodate special orders (within reason). There is always a daily sandwich special,... More 

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Venice, Florida
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped in the evening for a quick bite after a long meeting. We had pizza which was very good. Service was quick and prices were reasonable. We were seated outside in an area lit by tiki torches. My wife kept marveling "This is just like Hawaii." And I have to agree.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the live entertainment especially the food our waiter Sean and management was amazing. I never experienced this type of place before and the environment and atmosphere is truly the best I've ever experienced.

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Sarasota, Florida
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57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great place to have brunch and enjoy one of the best Farmer's Market in SW Florida! Omelets are good -- also good choice of sandwiches!! I recommend the 'chicken salad'. Drinks are good -- nothing like a Bloody Mary to make the experience complete!! Dog friendly -- and a great place to people watch!!

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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: Doing business, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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