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1568 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-953-7111
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rabbit” (14 reviews)
“brie” (11 reviews)
“ginger crab” (8 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1568 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

I felt like seeing what Lan did when she changed the name of her restaurant from Lan to meLange. Well, it was interesting. I had the salmon and avocado crisps. WE had some fries and my friend enjoyed a pasta dish, The restaurant is very...More

1  Thank Michele S
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Thank you for checking out the new decor. Different and fun are great descriptors. I also agree that Brad and the Pangea staff do have quite a talent for mixing cocktails!

Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

meLange is a cool place. There food is very good. Service is good. It's ideally located in beautiful downtown Sarasota. We love sitting outside. We really enjoy the menu, the creative drinks and dishes. Another good meal there.

1  Thank Lorinn S
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

I am grateful for your appreciation and continued patronage. Thank you.

Reviewed 19 February 2016

We recently enjoyed their ten course tasting menu. The food was interesting, uniquely combined and sauced, and really fresh. (My favorite was the duck.) The wines paired with the food were terrific. We liked all of them. The waitstaff knew the menu and wines inside...More

Thank Pat S
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

I'm glad you came for such a special occasion. Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed 27 January 2016

All food sourced from quality farms and locations. Unique preparations with amazing flavors. If you like duck, Brie cheese and crepes you must try the duck crepe. I really don't eat duck except when I am here.

Thank Barbara r
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the Duck Brie Crepes.

Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is a must-go-to restaurant -- but only if you like Michellin-starred cooking (should be), wonderful ingredients, and great service at reasonable prices. Preparations are not hot dogs and fries, and not the "chemical" innovations of French Laundry or Alinea. The ginger crab soup is...More

Thank edgar m
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Thank you Edgar. I am always grateful for your appreciation of our little restaurant, and happy that you took the time to review again!

Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We visited meLange on a Sunday evening with reservations online. We were greeted immediately and seated with a party of five. The menu is Eclectic as mentioned on their website which we love and were not disappointed. The decor is also Eclectic. The service was...More

Thank diddy66
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Thank you Diddy! Your praise is encouraging, and I'm excited to share this review with our hard-working staff.

Reviewed 14 January 2016

We had a great NYE dinner here this year. It's on main street so we were close to the pineapple drop core, but nestled quietly within the restaurant. It's a small space, so I enjoyed the uncrowded atmosphere. We enjoyed the four course meal and...More

Thank The_Dewey
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Thank you for celebrating the New Year with us at Melange. I'm glad to hear that you found good value in the New Years Eve Prix Fixe and hope that 2016 brings you happiness and lots of good food and drink!

Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We reserved five seats at the chef's counter at meLange. With no advance warning, either from the employee who took our reservation or from their website, meLange refused to seat us because my sister was under twelve years old. Keep in mind that, at this...More

1  Thank Chrisgunderson
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2016

You are correct. We do not allow children under 12 in the restaurant. It clearly states on the website and on previous reviews here on TripAdvisor. This is because we respect the comfort of our guests, most of whom expect a dinner experience without interruption...More

Reviewed 16 December 2015

You could walk right past this place and never see it, but definitely make the time to look for it. Delicious appetizers, small plates and entrees. We started with the Rabbit tacos and also tried the ginger crab soup and both were great. I had...More

Thank travelswithbeau
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2016

Thank you for dining with us. I am glad you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

This is our special spot when we vacation in Sarasota/siesta key. The concepts behind and execution of every dish is flawless. The flavors are incredible and plating exceptional. Always good service and we love trying the different drinks. We love sitting on the patio and...More

Thank katielinnfrank
Lan B, Owner at meLange, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2016

Thank you so much for choosing us for your vacation spot. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Sarasota!

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26 January 2018|
Response from bfg305 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know as we are not from Sarasota- just visit often
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
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Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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
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Casual New American/Eclectic restaurant open seven nights a week for dinner. Perfect for a mel with friends, pre or post thater dinner, a romantic evening for two, or a girls' night out! We are chef-owned and operated, and we support local farms as much as possible.
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