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Mattison's City Grille

) #48 of 680 Restaurants in Sarasota ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
+1 941-330-0440
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came by to have a bite to eat outside and listen to some live music. My server Randall was excellent, as well as my margherita pizza!! Beautiful outside bar that looks like a good place to mingle with locals and visitors.

Thank Jay S
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review for Mattisons City Grille in downtown Sarasota. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please visit us again soon. And I agree Randall is a keeper! Thanks again, Elizabeth

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just came for a couple drinks, and ended up lucking into happy hour, with half-price well drinks, appetizers, and good selection of beers on tap. Nice big patio, personable staff and live music.

Thank Erwinka
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Please come back soon and often, Elizabeth

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

Thank n756tk
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review for Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I'm so glad you enjoyed your dinner and evening. Please come back again and often. Elizabeth

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank fdevilling
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank Brandon T
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank FairyGMa
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank lizardtiff
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

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

Reviewed 7 May 2017

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

Thank Richard P M
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

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

Reviewed 7 May 2017 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...More

Thank anniemax
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

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

Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

Thank HonestEvaluatorGal
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

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

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RJD4962
Is your brunch menu available on Saturdays and if so, between what hours?
2 January 2017|
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Response from Steve K | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Suggest contacting restaurant directly.
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J A
Why is it so gross in this restaurant? Health department needs to do a real inspection. Not just take gift cards from owner to get passing marks. The kitchen is gross and leaks water everywhere. And the cooler is always in danger zone. All of the cooler boxes on line don't work. Place is a joke. That's the truth
5 December 2016|
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Response from Jay K | Reviewed this property |
Hey I'm just a satisfied customer, what do I know? sorry to hear of your experience, JA, the place has always been great for me. Not that I've ever toured the kitchen or inspected the cooler boxes as a customer. So I... More
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Michele S
Hi! I will be staying in the Sarasota area for Thanksgiving and wanted to check if your restaurant would be open and doing a traditional thanksgiving meal. I am from the UK and find it quite difficult to find somewhere that is open and recommended. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
26 September 2016|
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Response from GregoryS57 | Reviewed this property |
From what I can see on their website they do have a Thanksgiving dinner. It looks like a set price that includes everything.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
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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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