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Mattison's City Grille

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1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
+1 941-330-0440
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:30 - 23:59
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Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to a play at Florida Studio Theater and ended up on Main Street. We got an outside table and ordered our appetizer and wine. Calamari was delicious cleaning the plates off before we could take s picture. It started a light rain so the manager worked us in under cover - much appreciated. Dinners were salmon salad, Greek... More 

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Sarasota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent place for brunch. The meatloaf sandwiches are outstanding! Bloody Marys are great too. Try it you like it!

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MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I am glad you enjoyed your meal. Our meatloaf is a crowd favorite for sure. Please come back again and often. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved the environment. Fans everywhere so you were not hot. Great music playlist. We ordered a few apps and all of there were great. Good for people watching, Pleasantly surprised.

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MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the review for Mattisons City Grille. I am so glad you found us and had a great time. Please come back again soon and often. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outdoor dining venue. Lively atmosphere! Very busy. Be aware noise level is high. Live music in bar area. The majority of the food seems to be locally sourced. Freshness is a top priority. Good size portions, attractively presented. The food was wonderful and the wait staff is top notch and extremely efficient and always cheerful. No small... More 

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MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

What a wonderful review for Mattisons City Grille. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. I do agree we are a busy place and always lively for sure but we would not have it any other way. We will be seeing you soon. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Sarasota, Florida
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342 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my boyfriend to Mattisons on his birthday. He loved his linguine vongole. My grouper picatta was very tasty, but a tiny bit overcooked. It was served with mashed potatoes and brocollini, which were great. For desert we got creme brulee and cheescake. One of the staff came out with a candle in the creme brulee for the birthday... More 

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MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I'm glad you had a nice evening. Tell the birthday boy " Happy Birthday " for me. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Hudson, Ohio, United States
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Main Street outdoor eatery "hot spot" offers excellent tasting food ...excellent service ...and great entertainment!

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MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I am so glad you had a good time. Please visit us again soon. Elizabeth More 

Sarasota, FL
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As residents, we have some favorites and Mattisons is high on our list. Good martinis for $5 and affordable beers plus tasty and generous "appetizers" turn into a satisfying meal. And the open air tropical ambiance, with live music later, is comfortable. I don't think we've ever been disappointed there.

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Thank anniemax
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of Mattisons City Grillle in down town Sarasota. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Since you live here we are expecting to see you again and often. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Newington, Connecticut
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132 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just love sitting outside for us easterners getting away from winter to the warm sun beating down on you. We had a great server and this was for Happy Hour which we just happened to wonder in a the right time. It wasn't particularly busy at the time we were there so service was great and we enjoyed the food... More 

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MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come back again and often. We have music every night and on Sunday afternoon. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Pennsylvania
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580 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 641 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I joined two family members for happy hour on a Saturday afternoon (Christmas Eve) in late December 2016. (We visited Mattison’s previously because we have family who live in the area.) Mattison’s is open daily for lunch, dinner, drinks, snacks, and happy hour, as well as for Saturday breakfast/brunch. Other locations of Mattison’s include Forty-One (South Sarasota);... More 

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MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. You sure know a lot of history and that's wonderful. You will be pleased to know Chef Paul has recently opened another location in Bradenton on the river. It is a brand new Mattisons City Grille and is great food and fun also. We will be... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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104 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect night out - thin crust pizzas and lovely Pinot Noir while sitting outside (of course) and listening to their live music which was very good if a bit loud. Definitely order a pizza - you won't be disappointed.

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MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I am so glad you enjoyed our music and pizza. Come back again and often. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:30 - 23:59
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
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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