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Mattison's City Grille

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French, 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, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, 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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    Very good
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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:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were in town for the weekend and wanted to find a great breakfast/brunch spot. After many attempts ip and down Main Street we happened upon Mattison ' s City Grill. The food was good, not great. But we enjoyed our breakfast during a Sunday morning rain. The decor needs a good thorough cleaning, but we would eat there again.... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were in town for a sporting event and I needed to feed 50 people dinner at our hotel. Jessica in their catering department was amazing. It was tight working with our budget but she was able to provide a wonderful meal, delivered hot and on time, all set up with everything we would need. Everything was delicious and the... More 

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Destin, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: French, 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: French, American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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