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Mattison's City Grille

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American, Bar
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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
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Nokomis, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a weekday business lunch Friday July 1. Food was wonderful, but the service was horrible. Ordered a lemonade, and then server Shawn refilled me with ice water and she ran away so fast to converse with fellow waitstaff, that I couldn't ask for another lemonade. Dropped off our food and never came back to check whether we were happy... More 

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Thank TEK34293
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to Review Mattisons City Grill. I am glad you enjoyed you lunch and am completely shocked about your experience with Shawn. She has been here for years and is always on top of her game. She is very sorry about the whole thing. I can only assume she was having one of those days.... More 

Parrish, Florida
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206 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met a girlfriend for lunch and needed it to be enjoyable, a pleasant setting, and also quick. We walked up the street from her shop to Mattison's which I have always passed by, but never visited. The menu had the standard lunch fare with some creative specials. I had a standard Caesar Salad with dressing on the side with... More 

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Thank JeffnEdie
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Mattisons City Grille. We will be expecting to see you again soon so you can try some other dishes. It is always so nice to here from first time guests that promise to become one of our regular guests. See you soon, Elizabeth More 

Crestwood, Kentucky
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin who is a local suggested this location before we went to see a comedy show. We were seated quickly, had a nice breeze from the fans blowing on us, at 6pm in July that's a neccassesity! Our server Mike was knowledgeable about the dishes, and even though messed up a bit on my order adjusted the bill to... More 

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Thank Christina G
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review for Mattisons City Grille. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves and that Mike's mistake was taken care of in a timely manner. We hope to see you again and often. Elizabeth More 

Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was fun, there was a band. Each of us ordered different dishes and each meal was delicious. It is definitely a plus when everyone is happy. The service was great. The timing of the food coming out was very fast.

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Thank cassemlee
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Mattisons City Grille. It is always wonderful to hear from happy guests. The band is a great addition and we always strive to treat every guest as if they are the only ones here. Please come back again and often. Regards, Elizabeth More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved all the food and our waitress was super & super sweet she managed to see that our young child got exactly what she wanted even though it wasn't on the menu our family will definitely go back

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Thank Caroline H
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review for Mattisons City Grille. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves and we could accommodate your child's needs. Chef Paul our owner has a favorite saying " The answer is yes what is your question. He will be happy to hear this I'm sure. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was ok. Part of the issue was however, the heat. It seemed festive and like a good idea to eat outside, but that is all they offer. June in Florida is too hot. I think it made everyone cranky including staff. Food was okay, nothing fancy, and a bit pricy. Overall not bad if you're looking to eat... More 

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Thank kwalsh14
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Mattisons City Grille. Although we try to make things as comfortable as possible for our guests and have recently installed 7 free standing a/c units it is still Florida in the summer. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you in the future. Elizabeth 941-330-0440 More 

Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The menu is varied and everything is delicious but I inevitable end up ordering the Greek salad with lamb chops. They are always prepared as ordered and never disappoint. We sit in the non-smoking section and a good distance from the live music which can get loud enough to discourage conversation. Service is very good; the outdoor atmosphere is fun... More 

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Thank SusanSarasota
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of Mattisons.com. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. The Greek salad is a big favorite around here and I must admit one of my favorites too, Please come back soon and often, Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic and the service quick. The food was so yummy and fresh... the selection was unique and intriguing. I had the short neck clams and I loved every bite!!!

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Thank estumfoll
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Mattisons City Grille. I am glad you enjoyed yourself. I will convey your comments to the chef. Please come back soon and often. Elizabeth More 

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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped with a small group and ate at the outside bar. Bartender was nice. Split the meatloaf sandwich and the Turkey wrap with my bro. The meatloaf was incredible! The wrap was average. All in all, a great stop, would go again!

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Thank Steve L
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Mattisons City Grille. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. I will tell the Chef you liked his meatloaf. It is a big hit with the guys here. Comfort food perhaps? See you again soon I hope, Elizabeth More 

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148 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Walking around downtown Sarasota, we stumbled on City Grill. Great bar, music, restaurant combo. Not pretentious at all. The food was outstanding despite the informal environment. Prices were reasonable and we got good value. If there is a downside, it's the open air venue. There is plenty of shade and fans running, but it's not indoor air conditioned comfort.

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Thank Jonnyjetprop
MattisonsSarasota, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for this review of Mattisons City Grille. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. I know we are open air and have to deal with the weather but we strive to keep it as comfortable as we can for our guests. Please come back again and often. See you soon, Elizabeth More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
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
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.

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