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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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09:30 - 23:59
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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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Orange, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heard the music and saw all the fun....had the grouper best in the area....wife had a lamb salad and also felt it.....band was playing....felt great to be outside.... a great evening in Sarasota

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Olympia, WA
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268 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One negative, at the top. There was a band. They were good, but they were so loud that we, a party of 6, could not talk with each other. The outdoor seating was enjoyable and welcome on a warm evening. Our server was energetic, if not a little ditzy. One of our group has a food allergy that the server... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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261 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a typically beautiful day so we chose to get an outside table.Chloe provided very good service and was high energy. The meals were generally pretty good. My eggs Benedict were cooked hard which was not exactly how I wanted them but I mushed on. The company was good and the guitarist was most enjoyable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Mattison's at the last minute on a Saturday night in high season without a reservation. The hostess did her best to get us into a table after a short wait. What I noticed most while watching the waitstaff and hostess work was that it seemed like the owners took pride in the craft of running a busy... More 

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

Thank you for your review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota.Chef Paul Mattison is our owner and you could not be more correct about what is important to him. We all strive to work together for the good of everyone. Please come back again and often. Elizabeth More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was there on a Saturday night and was attracted by the live music that I could hear from a distance. I had some great drinks and met some nice people over there. I'm sure the food is good too, but once again, the drinks and music were also worth visiting.

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

Thank you for your review of Mattisons City Grille in dowm town Sarasota. You are right this is a lively and fun spot and I can tell you the food is great . Come on back and give it a try. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, Chloe was great. Good house wine with generous pours at happy hour prices. A lot of options on the happy hour menu, 4 - 6 pm. Plus a bar menu. We hit it two days in a row.

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

Thank you for you review of Mattisons City Grille. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. I will tell Chloe what you said. I agree she is a doll!! Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good experience we had the lunch combo. Fresh cooked and quality. Good service and nice outdoor patio. Lunch was 10 bucks a person. Fit the bill for us and would return.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review for Mattisons City Grille in downtown Sarasota. I am happy you enjoyed yourselves. Come back again and often. Try us at night it is a blast!!. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on a Thursday night in February. Weather was a bit nippy for Florida, in the 50's, and it turns out that this entire restaurant is exposed to the elements. They have plastic dividers for rainy/windy days,and lots of heaters and mechanical torches for cool evenings. Sure enough, when we were shown to our seats, the heaters kept us... 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. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Our heaters do the trick for sure. We also have free standing A/C units we bring in for those warm summer months. Please come in again and often. Chelsea is a sweetheart and I will be sure to share your kind words with... More 

NC
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I at our hotel suggestion went to Mattison City Grille, we had a great meal, great drinks, and service. Food selection was outstanding and my fish was excellent! Superb fresh calamari as well. Great outdoor, covered dining in the heart of downtown, great vibe! The local band that Saturday was outstanding and the place was a lot... More 

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

Thanks for the great review of Mattisons City Grille in downtown Sarasota. I am so glad you had a good time. It is a fun place with a good mix of our locals and our visitors. We sure hope to stop back on your next time in town. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Pittsboro, North Carolina
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After traveling for almost a week, the meatloaf sounded like it would remind me of a home-cooked meal. If only I could cook meatloaf like that! Absolutely delicious! My husband had the monk fish, a special for the day, and enjoyed it immensely. Service was outstanding as well.

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

Thank you for your review of Mattisons City Grille in downtown Sarasota. I am so glad we could make you feel at home. Because we have so many visitors to our area it is so nice to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and felt welcome. We will be looking forward to seeing you again. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?