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1568 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-953-7111
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cajun & Creole, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1568 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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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 13 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 15 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 9 January 2016

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

Reviewed 15 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 9 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!

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...More

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

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.

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...More

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

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.

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...More

1  Thank Holly S
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...More

1  Thank P M B
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!

Thank Afallacaro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 25
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
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Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 02:00
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
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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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