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Chef Paul Mattison invites you to join us and experience Mattison's Forty-One's elegant, friendly, fun, and comfortable atmosphere. Winner of Florida Trend Magazine's prestigious Golden Spoon Award the menu includes fresh seafood; Mattison's signature meat dishes like lamb, aged beef, and duck; we have a complete tapas menu, including sushi, calamari, Chef Paul Mattison's signature Artichokes Esther, fresh salads, and more. Mattison's Forty-One serves lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. There is live music and dancing every night along with nightly specials and events including Early Happy Hour, Wine-Pairing Dinners, Cooking Demonstrations and more. The Galleria is a beautiful complete catering
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, American, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed June 15, 2021 via mobile

My server was May and she was amazing. The food came out in a timely manner, and it was delicious. I would definitely recommend coming here for lunch, the chicken burger and wings were amazing, and their ranch is a must get.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Robert V, General Manager at Mattison's Forty-One, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2021

Thank you for your great review. I'm happy you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon

Reviewed May 25, 2021

An okay meal if you don’t want anything special.Food was just mediocre. A good place if you have blue hair. I think Paul Mattison did better in the past, or perhaps some of his other locations have better food.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Chef Paul M, Chef at Mattison's Forty-One, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2021

We appreciate your feedback. Since we have renovated the restaurant and added new menu items we think you will find the atmosphere a bit more to your liking. Hope you will visit again.

Reviewed April 19, 2021

I cannot for the life of me believe the people reviewing this place know what good food tastes like or what good service feels like. Especially those reviewing the godawful prime rib, or should I say thick sliced pot roast. Overcooked on the inside, too...salty on the outside and did not taste at all like prime rib. Grouper tasted like the marked down fish you get at the grocery that may or may not have been past its safe point to eat. French onion soup is awful. Meatballs are bland and the special was penne. It was special alright. Especial. It was as dry as plain noodles left to dry after boiling and strained. There were a couple of decent things to eat. The baked potato. The bread, even though it didn't arrive at the table until after we were eating our entrees. The shrimp appetizer was actually pretty good. Service was horrible. Had to ask for everything and then when the server ran our card, split check, she put the wrong amount on each card. All this while sitting with the flies beside the parking lot outside even though over half the dining room was empty. Not a chance anyone in our party will ever go back as this was the worst dining experience any of us have ever had in Sarasota. Bradenton, Venice, Tampa or St. Pete for that matter.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Chef Paul M, Chef at Mattison's Forty-One, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2021

We are very sorry to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves on serving menu items made with all-natural antibiotic and hormone free ingredients. Most everything is made from scratch, on site. We hope you will think of this as an off night and give...More

Reviewed April 13, 2021 via mobile

We ate here in 2018 but timeline wouldn't let me adjust. We stopped in and had a delicious lunch. Very nice, great food. We plan to go back next time we are in Sarasota.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Chef Paul M, Chef at Mattison's Forty-One, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2021

We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed April 2, 2021 via mobile

A short drive south of town is well worth your time. Prompt reservation with a friendly hostess (not all that common) plus a clean, fresh interior, well-spaced service (hate either being rushed OR waiting for the check) and a damn fine prime rib equals the...complete package. Good wine list, calamari appetizer above average and fair prices for quality. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Chef Paul M, Owner at Mattison's Forty-One, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2021

Dr. Mike, Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed March 19, 2021

We started out with my favorite Artichokes Esther Style and we both had the Corn Beef and Cabbage. Some slices had a lot of fat on it and we had to trim it. Mgr. Don brought us a plate of less fat and more lean...slices. It was tender as was the carrots, cabbage and potatoes. We had some cocktails and of course my Green Martini. Portions were generous both the food and the drinks. WE loved the new look Mattison's did on the inside of the restaurant but the all black sign outside the restaurant is not good to look at. They should have left it the old way. Light and bright. Alexis our waitress did her best to keep us served at the right pace.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Robert V, General Manager at Mattison's Forty-One, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2021

Dear Martini001, We are so glad you came to see us for dinner on St. Patty's day. We are pleased you had a nice time and enjoyed the special holiday entree and some of our amazing cocktails! And thank you for noticing the hard work...More

Reviewed March 2, 2021 via mobile

I’ve had the privilege of dining here dozens of times. With this recent visit, I noticed a complete renovation inside and out. It looks cozy and inviting. Outside dining offered also. Booths were spaced far apart. We both had the filet, cooked perfectly. Dessert was...wonderful also but limited selection. Service was attentive. I’m glad management took the time during Covid lockdown to renovate. Stop in and enjoy wonderful service and food.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Robert V, General Manager at Mattison's Forty-One, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2021

Sherrell, Thank you for your visit. I'm very happy you enjoyed our menu, service and new look. We are looking forward to serve you again.

Reviewed February 24, 2021

Had a great meal, which was salmon, with the best bottle of white wine for a birthday celebration for my spouse. We enjoyed the meal with friends from home who have a place locally. The evening was topped off with delicious desserts. A beautiful day...for all of us,More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Robert V, General Manager at Mattison's Forty-One, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2021

Thank you for choosing us for your celebration. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed November 7, 2020 via mobile

Dined here last night — after summer up north. Place has been remodeled and decor changed. We found ambiance to be cold and unappealing. Menu has changed a great deal as well. Service still very good, but quality mixed. My partner enjoyed her entree of...grouper piccata. My prime rib was not prime. Used to love this restaurant and previously always rated it a 5. No more.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed June 11, 2020

Inattentive server and complaints not forwarded to management. I like the bread and the appetizer altho it was exactly how I envisioned it. I hated my entree. I left 90% of in the bowl. ewwwMore

Date of visit: June 2020
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BarbH625, General Manager at Mattison's Forty-One, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2020

Thank you for coming and thank you for bringing this issue to my attention. I would like to apologize for your recent experience and I promise you I'll address your service concern with our staff. If you would care to share more details about your...More

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Response from Chef Paul M | Property representative |
Yes! All Mattison's locations are smart casual Florida attire!!
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Yes, for lunch. Any other questions?
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Mattison's Forty-One is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5