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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Way too loud music and terrible management. Use to be nice but maybe under new management. More like a discotheque these days. Hard to even have a conversation there. Plenty of better choices on Main Street

Date of visit: June 2022
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Chef Paul M, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and express your opinion. We hope you reconsider and try us another time.

Reviewed May 21, 2022 via mobile

Amazing burgers and Emily at the outside bar gave us top notch service! We will be back for sure! The beer was cold and the vibe was very chill!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

Heard about this place from a friend and Pizza was great, music was a plus and Tumay never kept us waiting, will be back for sure !

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Some friends and I were out for a day in downtown Sarasota and happened to stumble into mttisons city grill and we were so happy with our experience! From our food to the service with our waiter Tumay, everything was five stars!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

What a disappointment. We were celebrating the last night of my Bachelorette and was sat for dinner service while the band was playing. The hostess was warm and inviting and our server, Ray, was amazing and incredibly knowledgeable about the menu. Unfortunately, that is when...the experience fell apart. We were sat around 10 pm and our drinks took over 30 minutes to be made and delivered and we received our entrees at 11:30 pm. As we had gotten our entrees, we tried ordering wine and were advised that it was past last call and could not order anything else. It should be noted that server, bartender, nor manager advised our table about last call. The staff was gathered at a table directly behind us, drinking their shift drinks and was not invested in service. A manager did not come over to the table until we asked for one. An incredibly rude and insensitive server (who was not involved and was observed to put her dirty server book ON TOP of a side salad when she couldn’t remember the next tables order) came over to the table to advise us that she was off of her shift and that the bartending staff was making drinks for the kitchen and other waitstaff. She continued to taunt us and the “manager” was dismissive of all of the issues and combative with the group when we were trying to articulate the issue. There was no compensation made and instead of continuing to eat our already ruined meals, we paid the check and left. As we were leaving, the berating waitress then threatened to come to the Gator Club and fight my group of friends. We are all in the service industry and this was not handled appropriately. We felt so badly for Ray as it was clear that he did not have support staff during a busy Saturday night. 10/10 would NOT recommend. I really thought that this upscale restaurant was going to be the great start of my evening and was really the greatest disappointment of my weekend. Ray is a true gem and this poorly run establishment does not deserve him.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Chef Paul M, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2022

Hello Stephanie, We would like to be sure that you have the correct restaurant. we do not have a Ray that works here or anyone with a similar name. please call the restaurant and ask to speak to Dale the general manager. I would like...More

Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

We stopped into this place for a early lunch and were surprised that they had live music on Saturday along with an interesting menu with many different options. Everything was tasty and service was relatively quick. There is a farmers market in the downtown area...until 1PM and this is a nice place to chill after walking around the market. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

On our first visit to Sarasota's Main Street, we strolled around looking for a lunch spot. The day we were there, there was no wait at Mattison's City Grille and the prices seemed to be a bit more reasonable than some of the other restaurants...and cafés. We split a delicious corned beef reuben and perhaps the tastiest caesar salad we've ever had. Our server, Rose, was very friendly and accommodating.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022

We went for brunch on Saturday during the Farmer's Market. We were seated right away and our waiter, Skylar, took our drink order while we looked at the menu. I ordered the Mediterranean Frittata which was really good. My husband ordered the fish (haddock) and...chips. He said they were very good. Our server was great and anticipated our needs before we asked. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the outside patio, market and live jazz music. I would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Chef Paul M, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to give us a five star review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

Terrible. We waited 45 minutes for our order (nothing complicated, burger and fries), and when the 5 other tables around us, whose patrons came in after us, were served, we had our server cancel the order. Then, wonder of wonders, our food miraculously appeared! As...we were now no longer hungry, we did not want this. No apologies, no manager….no offer to comp another time. I get it, the kitchen was overwhelmed, but not my problem. Will not return, nor will we recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Chef Paul M, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2022

Sorry for the bad experience. We hope you will reconsider another visit. please feel free to call and ask for Dale the GM. 941-330-0440

Reviewed February 18, 2022

Only had drinks at Mattison's. They have a nice Happy Hour with a great outside patio. One of the few places that has live music every night. Great wait staff.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Chef Paul M, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2022

Hi Millie, So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We love that we can provide live, local entertainment. Keep your dancing shoes ready!

Reviewed February 12, 2022

3.5 stars! We ordered off of the Saturday brunch menu which was really good. I had the Mediterranean Frittata which was really good. My husband's Caesar salad was good. The couple we were with had the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict and the Smoked Salmon omelette...which were both really good. Our server was great! Responsive and quick without us feeling rushed. We sat outside and watched the passers by at the Farmers' Market. Overall, a very nice, experience.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Chef Paul M, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2022

Hope you will come again to let us earn those extra two stars!

Reviewed February 12, 2022

We enjoyed an outdoor lunch with live music. The food was fine but nothing special. The service was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Chef Paul M, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2022

Hi, Thanks for coming in. We serve all natural, antibiotic and hormone free menu items. Hope you will stop by again and try some other dishes we are sure will impress you.

Reviewed January 19, 2022

Second time we have visited and it was still a great experience. The food was excellent and our server (Cynthia) was lovely. We have been here for lunch and for dinner (super live music in the evenings btw) and we have not been disappointed. Can’t...wait to try their Happy Hour drinks… (we will leave the car at home).More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Chef Paul M, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2022

James, glad you came back for a second visit. I am sure the third time will be great as well. See you soon!

Reviewed December 23, 2021

My wife and I have visited this restaurant several times over the last two years and each time walked away quite contented. This visit however it started off poorly when it did not have our reservation. After being insistent the maitre 'd did get us...a counter height seating right next to the band. This turned out ok when it turned out they were playing Christmas music.....actually fun. A very bright spot for the visit was our waiter Greg who was quite attentive and friendly. My wife ordered scallops which was good and I order fish and chips except that it was hot spicy both the fish and the french fries. This was a bad surprise....no hint on the menu. In the future I am forewarned as are you to ask. I didn't because of several life times ordering of fish and chips I have never had the fish spicy. Fortunately the cigar city jai alai IPA was quite nice.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Chef Paul M, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2022

Hi John, While some surprises are good we are sorry the fish was too spicy for you. We hope to see you again so you can try some of our other dishes. Feel free to inquire to the server about the flavors.

Reviewed November 19, 2021 via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel & we loved it. Outdoor place, full service bar with a fantastic watermelon martini. Live music. People dancing. Great energy, fun people watching. And delicious food! We ordered the shrimp Rangoon, bruschetta, and pork loin. The dinner had...asparagus and mashed potatoes. Everything was so delicious! Yum yum! Loved so much, want to go back this weekend.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Chef Paul M, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2022

Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for taking the time to let us know! Hope to see you on your next visit in Downtown Sarasota.

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Mattison's City Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5