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Sarasota's most creative dining experience, serving flavors of the imagination since 2007 mé·lange (mā-läNzh’) n. 1. A mixture of items ​To us, méLange is the exploration of food and flavors from different regions around the world. Changing our menu seasonally allows Chef Lan to continually create dishes inspired by her travels, while staying up to date with national food industry trends. Our award-winning craft cocktail team is also on hand to create for you inspired cocktails that will pair perfectly with each of our dishes. Enjoy the seasonal works by local artists that adorn our walls. Join us in the heart of Sarasota's historic downtown, our relaxed atmosphere and approachable meLange of
$12 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
International, Fusion, Gastropub
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed April 2, 2021 via mobile

Still sitting in the restaurant as I write this. First time we have dined here and it will not be the last. The Rabbit Tacos were incredible. They alone will bring me back again and again. The Duck Brie Crepes are smooth, rich and scandalously...delicious. If you like to eat, you must come here - before you can’t get in. What a gem. This is absolutely a “Go To” for me from now on.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed February 25, 2021

This place is a treasure. Every dish is prepared with such talent and attention to details! This cozy restaurant is a pleasure to spend a casual evening at, yet it is perfect for a special occasion as well. Very stylish indoor and spacious outdoor seating,...outstanding service and superb food makes your evening a great experience to remember. Last, but not least their drinks are excellent! My favorite drink is “Not-Michael’s Twist”. It has a taste of elderberry, not too sweet, just perfect. We would like to come back here again and again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Brad C, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2021

Thank you for all your kind words, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 9, 2020

I am so grateful to have found this place, everything from the friendly staff, gourmet food, and wide assortment of delicious cocktails were exceptional beyond words. We hosted our wedding rehearsal lunch here and I had the pleasure of working with Chef Lan herself. She...was kind, profession, and very accommodating. We just came back from our honeymoon, and we had the opportunities to dine at some world-renowned restaurants and I would say this place is at par with those restaurants. The food will have your taste buds screaming with joy and each dish was handcrafted by Chef Lan herself. The presentation was a work of art and the restaurant itself has a charming ambience. Best of all, everything is very reasonably priced. I have been recommending this place to everyone and this is a must try place in Sarasota.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Brad C, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your support, we hope to serve you again in the future!

Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

Melange for an wonderful last evening in Sarasota. From the moment we walked in and were greeted with the cool/electric decor, friendly smiles and a table with our name on it (we made a reservation through open table), we knew we had picked a great...one. Emma our server was fun, nice and very knowledgeable. I started with the Chai cocktail creamy cinnamon deliciousness. The chef sent out an amuse bouche of a fresh mussels with a spicy creamy sauce on top. Normally I don’t love mussels but it was a so cool & clean tasting, it made me a believer and excited for what was next. Our appetizers included a crab soup with ginger spheres a tiny sherry flan & a hazelnut scone-awesome. My husband has the rabbit tacos (yes I said rabbit). I have to admit they rocked. Served in crispy wanton wrappers and the filling was seasoned and braised to perfection. Entrees included Perfectly Seared Scallops over a bed of risotto with french beans and earthy mushrooms. And Duck Spring Rolls. And to finish off such an amazing meal: an Earl Gray Cheesecake with berry compote and a spoon full of berry sorbet. My husband had the Vanilla Lavender brûlée and we shared a glass of port. Five star food, service and value. Thank you to our amazing Server Emma and to the Chef for a fantastic meal and evening 💕More

Date of visit: October 2020
Getaway31797841944, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2020

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your dining experience at MeLange. Thank you for choosing us for your evening out and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

We were very disappointed with our order of Grouper. The dish tasted like somebody threw a brick of salt on the Grouper dish. We told the waitress about it and she just almost said, oh well. No explanation or even a visit from the chef....So disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Getaway31797841944, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2020

Debbie, We are very disappointed to learn how our team responded to your unsatisfactory dish. Please let us make it up to you. Contact us at melangesarasota@gmail so we can make it up to you.

Reviewed July 27, 2020

In this time of COVID we did take out from Melange. Everything was delicious. We had the asparagus salad, scallops, duck spring rolls, pasta dish, and two desserts. All the selections were outstanding. Over the years Melange has been our favorite Sarasota restaurant. Cocktails, particularly...the Lychee Martini, are a hit. The only negative is the decor. However, it is worth overlooking to eat the food. The take out experience was very respectful of our need to be very cautious about covid exposure.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 19, 2020

Had the absolute best birthday dinner here- more of an experience of explosion of flavors. There is so much attention to detail- from the adorable flowers on each table, to the cutlery, to the perfectly balanced dishes and impeccable service (thanks Desiree!!). I cannot wait...to come back!!! Thank you chef & team:)More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 14, 2020 via mobile

We snagged a table outside at Melange Saturday evening to enjoy cocktails with friends. Our servers were super nice and friendly. They definitely got a couple of our drinks wrong, but no biggie. We were well taken care of and everything was tasty. I’d really...like to go back when we can sit at the bar.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

Unusual menu, delicious food, wonderfully welcoming staff, and, especially noteworthy, no dishes were cleared until the last person had finished eating.

Date of visit: February 2020
Getaway31797841944, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

Thank you very much for your support. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

I cannot believe that we hadn’t tried this spectacular restaurant before! It has been open for over a decade, as long as we have been in Sarasota. We’ve walked by it a thousand times, and never thought to go in. And then we saw that...it was one of the 10 best restaurants in Sarasota magazine. Boy, are they right. My husband and I treated the menu like a tapas menu, got 5 dishes, and shared each one in order. Out of this world dishes were the vegetable buns (which were actually these amazing mushroom “meatballs” in fold over steamed buns) and the beef short ribs. Rabbit tacos and mushroom strudel were incredible. And the duck crepes were really good, too. Wish we had room for the bread pudding, but there is always next time! Our server, Malina, is one of the best servers in the city.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Getaway31797841944, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

Irene thank you so much for your kind words and support! We will look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  • meLange is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4