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Mattison's City Grille

1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
+1 941-330-0440
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“salad” (50 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
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1 - 10 of 552 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic outside eatery, brilliant burgers + fries! Service, too, was excellent, highly recommended.

Thank brianmurray124
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself. I have to agree about the burgers.Please come back again and often. Thanks again, Elizabeth

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is amazing....tiki torches, live music, great bar. Surprisingly excellent food, even sushi! People dancing. Service was very welcoming and attentive. We will return!

Thank knox78
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I'm so glad you had a great time. Please come back soon and often. Thanks again, Elizabeth

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding service and food for my daughter's wedding. Planning was exceptional and execution was outstanding as they needed to coordinate with several other vendors at the hotel. The food and wedding cake was phenomenal. Definitely use for your event or enjoy an outstanding meal at...More

Thank Greg55_13
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review. I'm so glad your daughter's big day was perfect. Please continue to frequent all of our venues. Thanks again, Elizabeth

Reviewed May 1, 2018

Ordered pork ribeye and filet. Both were perfectly prepared. Reasonably priced for area and venue. Went 2 nights. Both featured great bands.

Thank Andrew D
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you for the great review of Mattisons City Grille. I'm glad you enjoyed our food and our music. Please come back again soon. Elizabeth

Reviewed May 1, 2018

- Love the live music - Drinks are great (except for the rose wine) - I have tried every single dish on the menu; all great except for the crab cakes (average) - Pizza are so tasty - If you go during the week, you...More

Thank TheBergInLozarn
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

What a great review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I'm so glad you enjoy our food, music and service. We will be looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again, Elizabeth

Reviewed April 24, 2018

Ordered roast chicken for 2 of us - overpriced chicken came boiled- not roasted, it was white and had white skin. supposed to come with “jus” which wasn’t there The taste was awful. I wouldn’t come here for food. The music was good and many...More

Thank lLondonWel
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review for Mattisons City Grille in Sarasota. I am so sorry you were disappointed with your dinner. Please contact me so I can try to make this right. Thanks again, Elizabeth

Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Sat outside on a busy Monday night with live music. Service was prompt and friendly. The food was OK. Nothing special. We had saltimbocca chicken dish and the salmon.

Thank Jhopey
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Thank you for your review for Mattisons City Grille. I'm sorry you were disappointed with your meals. This is not what we strive for. Please come back and see us again. Thanks again, Elizabeth

Reviewed April 16, 2018

Just didn't feel like fighting the lines at the food booths, so opted for a light brunch at Mattison's and some people watching. A pleasant experience....food was good (although the menu was a bit limited), service was prompt and we left feeling satisfied and rested...More

Thank chuckiek
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. The farmers market is a great place for people watching. Please come back soon. Thanks again, Elizabeth

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Thought we would try out a new place in Sarasota very nice place server was very prompt and courteous Beautiful outdoor area to set with plenty of fans to keep you cool food about the norm for downtown as far as cost definitely come back...More

Thank terry w
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thank you for the review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I'm glad you had a nice time and that we will be seeing you again soon. Thanks again, Elizabeth

Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for drinks with friends. While was very busy, received prompt and friendly service. Drinks were well executed. Very nice jazz band made for an enjoyable experience. Will gladly return.

Thank eismd1
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you for the review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I'm glad you enjoyed you visit. Please come back again and often. Thanks again, Elizabeth

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RJD4962
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Steve K | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Suggest contacting restaurant directly.
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J A
December 5, 2016|
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Response from Jay K | Reviewed this property |
Hey I'm just a satisfied customer, what do I know? sorry to hear of your experience, JA, the place has always been great for me. Not that I've ever toured the kitchen or inspected the cooler boxes as a customer. So I... More
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Michele S
September 26, 2016|
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Response from GregoryS57 | Reviewed this property |
From what I can see on their website they do have a Thanksgiving dinner. It looks like a set price that includes everything.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 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 - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-330-0440
  • E-mail
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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