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1568 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-953-7111
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

I live in Sarasota and my boyfriend and I have been regularly visiting Melange since they opened. It is hands down our favorite place in Sarasota for romantic evenings thanks to their always unique menu full of perfectly executed dishes. This is the kind of meal you always remember and always crave. Their craft cocktails are fabulous as well and... More 

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Thank AlyImpossible
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear that my staff provides a great date night experience for you. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, and of course, for supporting us for so many years. More 

Mercer Island, WA
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I was happily surprised by the creative menu and food quality. the atmosphere is quite casual but comfortable. Not high end dining type atmosphere but nice. this is one of my favorites on a short list of quality restaurants in Sarasota. The service was great in the few visits I made.

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1 Thank eloisemonett
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

I'm very happy to hear that my staff was warm and hospitable the times you have visited. Thank you for dining with us and taking time to post a review. More 

Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I visit Sarasota 3 or 4 times every year, and usually try to eat here each time. I always ask for their wine recommendations- I"ve never missed. Prices are reasonable given the quality of the food. The staff know their stuff, ask them anything about the food. Unpretentious, relaxed, dining. Don't be in a hurry- stay and enjoy yourself.

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1 Thank Holly S
Sarasota, Florida
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I understand this place used to be called 'Lan' (after the chef)...but now it's Melange - clever, eh? Clever also applies to the food - fresh, subtle delicious spicings and wonderful presentation. Dining was an 'event' rather than just a meal - and NOT exorbitantly expensive as one might expect. Fancy, schmancy drinks for those who appreciate those... I'm all... More 

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1 Thank P M B
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Amazing food- really, anything on their versatile menu is more than memorable. They also offer a variety of wines and cocktails which are all done to perfection. Do not pass this by!

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Thank Afallacaro
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2015

GNO & looking for unique environment with chef prepared food that won't break the budget! This was IT! Read reviews, but nothing speaks OMG loudly enough. Between 3of US we shared the Pork Steamed Buns & Crispy Duck Springrolls! Extremely flavorful with great edible herbal garnishes. Our entrees were the chicken, cheeseburger, & ribs! We shared each as this is... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I really liked this place. We started off with two of their many interesting Champagne cocktails. For dinner I had the veal sweetbreads with potato and bacon hash and BBQ sauce ($12). I've never seen sweetbreads on a restaurant menu in the US. I don't know why not; they were delicious. They have other unusual entrees such as rabbit, bone... More 

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Thank NickAndPaloma
Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

My friend and I had an excellent meal at Melange yesterday evening. The dining room is delightfully decorated. The service, by Lan herself, was outstanding, she is a delightful, low key and wonderful person. We had the trout, sweetbreads, fried calamari, and heirloom tomato salad. The food was excellent, nicely but subtly spiced, only to enhance the dining experience and... More 

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Thank Dennis R
Tampa, Florida
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128 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Started off with cocktails taking recommendations from the attentive servers – "en Vogue" has Lychee Liquor, Elderflower and a Sparkling Riesling, it is quite refreshing, sweet and smooth. Of course I had to try the "Blue Mule" which is their take on a Moscow Mule – Vodka, fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and Ginger Beer plus a fun twist w/Blueberry... More 

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1 Thank Luvzog
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. My staff will be happy to hear all the great things you had to say about both Melange and Pangea Lounge. We're excited to have you back to try some more menu items in the future! More 

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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Though Melange has apparently been around for a while, I inexplicably never had the chance to eat there until now. Fantastic menu, different rooms with very different ambiences from loud and social, to intimate and relaxed. Great sevice too! Sure to be my go to late night spot from now on. Congrats!

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Thank weston l
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this review

I'm glad you found us and am grateful for your patronage. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1568 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-953-7111
Description
Casual New American/Eclectic restaurant open seven nights a week for dinner, from 6PM until 2AM every night. Chef-owned and operated. We support local farms as much as possible.

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