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Dine-In, Curbside & Delivery, 7 days a week Happy Hour: 3-7pm Daily.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a chance - by reading great reviews We celebrated my bday !! It was a good dinner - salad with steak tips - but what heir me there was the awesome Band and service !! Beautiful warm night - dancing had fun !

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed February 26, 2024

A restaurant we go to every time we are in Sarasota on vacation, normally more than once each trip, however not again. Why? Not because the food wasn’t great, it was, apart from the Greek salad not having the feta cheese and Kalamata olives on...it, a bit obvious but rectified, also the lamb cutlets were served still joined together and not cooked correctly due to this. My friends raved over the grouper piccata and the salmon. However the downside of the evening, after I had asked to pay the bill discreetly for the table, was being approached by the waitress and informed that I had not left the required tip in her opinion. I explained I had been distracted when talking to the bar staff, but I thought I had calculated it correctly, so I gave her another $10 at the table, she then said that it was still not 22.5% so I gave her another $10 making her total tip in excess of $50. Absolutely appalling behaviour, her service was OK but not exceptional in any stretch of the imagination, never checking to see if the party required more drinks, only topping the water up once when one of the party requested. Perhaps she thought because they were drinking we all were, well sorry, I was on water so completely aware of what was going on. I asked to see a manager and a pleasant young man tried to rectify but by that time the evening had been completely ruined. If the staff rely so heavily on their tips that they feel compelled to go ask for them, shame on you for not paying them a decent salary. If one of my team ever asked a client for a tip they would be shown the door immediately. Never againMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 17, 2024 via mobile

Bathroom needed attention. Table smelled of musty dish rag. Food was very good. Wait staff very good. I’d try them again.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 8, 2024 via mobile

The grouper piccata was perfectly cooked. It had just the right amount of crunch to it and the sauce was wonderful. It was served on a bed of risotto with sprigs of asparagus. They only have outdoor dining but they had the heaters going so...it was comfortable even though we had on shorts plus a jacket.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 10, 2023

Great evening in Mattison’s yesterday, for this holiday season. Klick band knows how to create a festive atmosphere in this restaurant-bar. Their music is fantastic for dancing! The dance floor was full again last night. It is therefore the perfect place in the city centre...to go out with friends. The meals are also very good, at an affordable price. C.L., dec.2023More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2024

Thank you for coming in! We appreciate your five star review!

Reviewed August 14, 2023 via mobile

Visited this spirited alfresco dining spot while in a trip to Sarasota! It was brutally hot as FL is this time of year! Wait staff fabulous, really enjoyed our Margherita Pizza and Goat Cheese Bruschetta! Band played! Enjoyable experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: August 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2023

Thank you for your five star review! We appreciate knowing you enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed August 4, 2023 via mobile

Tuna poke tower appetizer excellent. Vegetarian stuffed pepper with quinoa was hot and filling. Warm Bread pudding with raspberry sauce and whipped cream,, nice. Service was done nicely with plenty of staff to take care of patrons.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2023

Thank you for dining with us! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 31, 2023

I ordered a corn beef sandwich & when it came the corned beef was chopped up on the bun ? Cant figured out why ? It also came with a salad & Ceasar dressing.as this is the 1st time I ever received lettuce that was...HOT which also means the Ceasar dressing was very warm also. I ate some of it & decided it wasn't in my best interest as I was concerned about dressing being so warm also.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2023

Our apologies your food experience was not up to our typical standards. We would love an opportunity for you to try another time at your convenience!

Reviewed July 29, 2023

My wife and I missed the live music that is reserved for the evening hours at Mattison's City Grille in Sarasota, Florida. But owner/chef Paul Mattison knows how to put on a good lunch with little fanfare. Located at 1 North Lemon Avenue, north of...Main Street, in busy downtown Sarasota, it is a Tiki-inspired outside setting that offers a variety of delicious American/Italian food, including a host of old-time standbys designed to delight a couple of old-time visitors from Chicago. Open from 11 to 10 on Sunday and Monday, 11 to 11 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 11 to midnight on Friday and Saturday, Mattison offers creative sandwiches, brick-oven pizza, lamb, seafood, salads and appetizers. We started with bowls of seafood gumbo with fish, shrimp, calamari, Cajun rice, mussels and bouillabaisse. For a main course, my wife chose fish and chips with Atlantic haddock, French fries, jalopeno and tartar sauce. I was intrigued with Mattison's version of a meatloaf sandwich with grilled meatloaf, caramelized onions, pepperjack cheese and garlic aioli on toasted sourdough. For dessert, we shared portions of New York cheesecake with berries and flourless chocolate espresso torte with raspberry sauce. Every year we visit Sarasota we find more good restaurants to add to our go-to list. Like Mattison's City Grille.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2023

Thank you for taking time to share your experience! We appreciate knowing you enjoyed your lunch entrees! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Reviewed June 26, 2023

The good news first -- the food is really good here. The bad news is that in none of the descriptions does it say this is an all-outdoor restaurant. When the temp is in the high 80's with high humidity--this would have been good to...know. My husband called in advance to ask about him wearing long slacks versus bermuda's and was encouraged to wear long slacks. Based on that, I wore capris. However all of the servers were in Bermudas. We were both very hot throughout what was otherwise a delicious dinner. Despite having reservations, we were seated next to a black pole wrapped in orange electrical cord. They did move us a few feet over. We'd certainly return in cooler weather. Just don't understand why we were led astray about the dress for a Saturday night.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2023

Thank you for coming in! We appreciate knowing you enjoyed your entrees! We look forward to having you join us again!

Reviewed June 12, 2023

Went for drinks on Saturday . Ordered from the list of $15 items. Did not check the bill until Sunday and saw that both items were billed at $18.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2023

Hello, we are sorry if your bill was incorrect. It most likely was an honest mistake or perhaps due to tax. Either way, please contact the manager at941-330-0440 to discuss. Thank you.

Reviewed May 30, 2023

Rose is the absolute best!! We enjoyed a great night of music and fun! In from Buffalo NY and absolute LOVE this place!!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2023

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you again for some more live music and great food and service. Thanks for the shout out to Rose.

Reviewed May 27, 2023

Stopped by for a lunch bite. Food was very good. They even had a live singer performing! We ate at the open air portion of the restaurant

Date of visit: May 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2023

Thanks for stopping in and checking us out. Come by again soon!

Reviewed May 23, 2023

I enjoyed eating outside and there was music on both visits. A live band for dinner and also music for lunch. The food was good and reasonably priced and came out fast. The flourless chocolate torte for dessert at dinner was amazing. I’m gluten and...citrus free and there were plenty of options. Plenty of space between tables.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2023

Thanks for coming by. So happy we could accommodate your dietary preferences. Come back again soon for more delicious food and live music.

Reviewed May 15, 2023

The place is dirty.I ordered fish tacos. The cook forgot to put the the fish in them .Lol,two little pieces in each taco. $15 BUCKS. What a rip off.My wife had a hamburger that was cooked to death.22 bucks. Live and learn!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Chef Paul Mattison, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2023

We apologize that your food was not up to our usual standards. We hope you will come in again and give us another try.

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  • Food: 4
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