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Mattison's City Grille

1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
+1 941-330-0440
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
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Reviewed 4 days 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 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

Reviewed 6 days 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 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

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...More

Thank FairyGMa
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...More

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...More

Thank lizardtiff
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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 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

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...More

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

Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank HonestEvaluatorGal
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

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...More

Thank fluffnfold
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...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank D_317_B
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

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Kale Apple Salad thats all Im gonna say. More than I could eat....although it was the best salad I have had in quite some time. Tasty and healthy and fresh and robust. Wow. Great outdoor dining, good service, walk to location.More

Thank Cindy E
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. I am especially happy about this review because the Kale salad was my idea. I love it too. Please come back again and try another one. All of our salads are...More

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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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.