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meLange

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1568 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-953-7111
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Calgary, Alberta
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the restaurant was almost empty on a Wednesday night. Parking can be a bit of a challenge, but it is worth it to find your way here. Food is delicious and nicely presented. They also have some unique choices. Duck brie crepes were one of our favorites, but everything was good. Cocktails were great too. Upon finishing our dinner... More 

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Thank CalgaryGirl26
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting menu, good service, stays open late. Burger was delicious, and pangea next door is a great cocktail lounge.

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Thank fromspark2fire
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review, and giving a shot out to Pangea, our sister lounge next door. My cooks will be glad to hear that you loved the burger! More 

NYC
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The chef is one of the best in town! She is great! everything is amazing- from drinks (Hello, En Vogue!) to presentation,to dishes, to amazing dessert. We had almost every dish since we returned 2 days in a row. comfortable decor, friendly staff and again... food! Would love to return to Sarasota just to eat there.

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Thank alemargo
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you enjoyed our food and cocktails! We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Sarasota. More 

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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous dinner we all (11) had last Night at Melange. The service could not have better and I think we tried everything on the menu. Hats off to Brad and his staff.

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Thank SarasotaRealtor
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Happy Birthday! Thank you for celebrating with us. More 

Mercer Island, WA
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I haven't been here in months. I was pleased to find the same high quality, creative menu, terrific friendly and knowledgeable service and quiet enough to hear conversation. My friend had a wonderful multi-cheese grilled cheese with bacon. I had a corn soup with light noodles and crab and also duck spring rolls which were friend with an apricot dipping... More 

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Thank eloisemonett
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

I'm happy to have you back, and it is good to hear that your experience was as high quality as the last time. Thank you. More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

As we were at the bar overlooking our food being prepared in a classy, yet chill atmosphere, we were chatting with one of the chef's about how awesome the decor was, how perfect the name is for the menu (melange means mix and french, which essentially describes their menu; a mixture of fantastic, unique yet very different dishes) etc. Come... More 

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1 Thank Cateline813
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Thank you! While I am not always the one cooking (my kitchen staff usually deserves the credit), I was quite pleased to get to meet you. And I think you guys are cool too! More 

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I just arrived back home from having one of the best meals I can remember. We made reservations but didn't need them on a Wednesday night. Everything on the menu looked fantastic. The waiter shared serving were more like tapas so we decided to order more than we could eat, just to try it. For starters, we tried the Brie... More 

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1 Thank Abraham E
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear that you shared your anniversary with us. I'm glad that you had a great evening. Thank you! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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213 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Your Quest for the best ends here! The chef is by far the most creative with the flair of fun and flavorful! The duck is a must do as it is heavenly! We had a variety of appetizers all of which were the superb! They are open late night which is perfect after a night of dancing! Melange delivers well... More 

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1 Thank Chere D
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Your comments are so warming. Thank you for taking the time to review! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

I felt like seeing what Lan did when she changed the name of her restaurant from Lan to meLange. Well, it was interesting. I had the salmon and avocado crisps. WE had some fries and my friend enjoyed a pasta dish, The restaurant is very eclectic, somewhat different, and fun. I would recommend meLange for a casual dinner of tapas.... More 

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1 Thank Michele S
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Thank you for checking out the new decor. Different and fun are great descriptors. I also agree that Brad and the Pangea staff do have quite a talent for mixing cocktails! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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160 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

meLange is a cool place. There food is very good. Service is good. It's ideally located in beautiful downtown Sarasota. We love sitting outside. We really enjoy the menu, the creative drinks and dishes. Another good meal there.

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1 Thank Lorinn S
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

I am grateful for your appreciation and continued patronage. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1568 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-953-7111
Description
Casual New American/Eclectic restaurant open seven nights a week for dinner, from 6PM until 2AM every night. Chef-owned and operated. We support local farms as much as possible.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?