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“Great location and exceptional service”

Mattison's City Grille
Ranked #58 of 1,079 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed December 17, 2013

We thoroughly enjoy jazz night on Sundays and attend whenever we can. The food is always excellent, but, it's the service that makes the difference. Ginny (not sure on spelling) is by far the best waitress ever. We've visited lots of high end restaurants across Europe and in New York etc. but, have never come across such an excellent server. She is an asset to Mattison's.

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Thank Nancy G
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Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Attempted to eat here on a Friday night at 7pm. We were seated at a table 8' from a table of YELLING drunk adults. Music blaring from the band at the other end of the patio. The place isn't expected to be quiet, but I should be able to have a conversation with someone directly across from me. Location should invest in something that doesn't bounce sound from the ceiling.

When the first thing our waitress does when walking up is look at the table and say "I know, I think the same thing" perhaps this should be a sign. Do you want to be a bar, restaurant, or nightclub, they don't know. We left before eating.

Thank Kirk H
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Mattison's is doing the right thing. Downtown Historic Sarasota has lot's of restaurants but none get as crowded as Mattison's. Great food, music too and we love the atmosphere. Outside seating only, but if you get a cool day, the area heaters do a nice job. Will definitely return again.

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Thank azulliavon
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fun dinner restaurant! Love the location, right on the sidewalk, fans to keep you cool and the drinks definitely help too. Live entertainment was a unexpected plus, will return!

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Thank lindolaura
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Mattison's is the busiest Restaurant in Sarasota and having now been twice I can see why.

The atmosphere is great with a very mixed clientele who are all enjoying themselves.

The live music every evening obviously helps. While I am writing this there is some excellent jazz entertaining us all.

The food is surprisingly good. The pizza has a thin crust and was delicious. The happy hour drinks were good value.

Our waiter, Jason, was very attentive and knowledgable. He could describe how each dish was prepared and gave us just the right amount of attention. The best service we have had in Sarasota.

Overall first class. We will be back.

Thank bmlbml
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