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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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  • 43
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  • 13
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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
Brunch and Farmer's Market

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Dr Tim T
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Sarasota, Florida
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Burke, Virginia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We found ourselves coming back several times to this neat outdoor eatery. The happy hour was wonderful and there's nothing better than eating and drinking while listening to good jazz. This year a new twist was added by having one of the "floating" pianos right outside the restaurant and locals could come along and play! The service is not always... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I used to go to this place a few times. This Sunday it was the last one. The waiter brought a cup of coffee with lipstick on it. My wife told him that the cup is dirty, his reaction was funny. He said “Oh sh...”. Usually you expect some kind of “Sorry”. Find a better dishwasher, direct the waiters apology... More 

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Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant with live music on a Wednesday night and the concierge at The Ritz recommended Mattison's. He did, however, say it was jazz/blues music and mentioned sushi. So to the restaurant's defense, not a great description. It was nice to be outside under the tiki torches. The band played wedding music but was good. I... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Good idea to make a reservation at this popular Sarasota restaurant! I was disappointed in the manhattan, but my husband said his Scotch was good and my sister and husband enjoyed their martinis. The calamari is excellent and the bruschetta was generous and delicious. We enjoyed the grouper picatta, with fresh Gulf Grouper. However, the service was very slow. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good night life cheap drinks (5.50 for like a 20 oz sam adams) and good food. Is very busy on weekend nights. Enjoy!!

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Findlay, Ohio, United States
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

First of all, this was probably one of the best salads I've ever had! The grilled chicken salad was very delicious and had a great mixture of fruit in it. My mom and I both had it and really enjoyed it. Although they had a great activity book for kids, they were not that great after it. We asked for... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is still the best place for dancing on the weekends. Always a live band along with a very alive crowd! Lucky if you can get a seat at the bar on Friday and Saturday night and better to get a table and watch or join the fun. The dance floor gets packed so if you sit at a table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This place was great.we reserved a table by the band and it was ready when we arrived .the waiters were very good and the food was the best.they had a band that was great and not all that loud considering we were in the front row .the prices are high but very very good and worth every penny of it... 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?