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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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Longboat Key, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal, drinks sat at the bar and enjoyed the interactions with the bartenders. Definitely need to make reservations if you want table seats. The band was terrific. The chef has his own recipe playbook hanging on the wall. We had a lot of fun. Go and enjoy yourself.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of Mattisons City Grille. I am so pleased that you had a great time.Come back soon and often, Elizabeth More 

Newtown, Connecticut
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were initially going to eat at Duval's, but wouldn't be able to be seated until 9pm (it was about 7pm). So we kept walking down the street until we hit Mattison's on the corner. They had a live band and available outdoor seating, so we thought, why not? The band was great (although it did make it a little... More 

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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 in down town Sarasota. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Duval's loss our gain. I will pass alongt your compliment to the catering dept. See you again soon I hope. Elizabeth More 

Harrison Township, Michigan
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410 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were unable to get a table on Longboat, we decided to head down Main St and found this place. Took a bit to find a parking spot but well worth the effort. We had a great meal and the live entertainment was awesome! A GREAT place for dinner, drinks, and fun.

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

Thank you for your great review for Mattisons City Grille. I'm so glad you found us. We will be looking forward to seeing you again and often, Elizabeth More 

GLEN ALLEN
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasing variety of well-prepared dishes served outdoors in the historic downtown of Sarasota. Live music the night we were there. Lost a star for mixing smoking and non-smoking diners.

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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. I am so sorry you were seated in the smoking area. We have a smoking side and a non smoking side. Please tell the hostess the next time you come in that you wish to be in non smoking. Hope to see you soon, Elizabeth More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting--essentially, outdoors, with torch lanterns and a terrific jazz trio playing--only served to heighten the expectations here for a great dining experience. Unfortunately, it was not. And reflecting upon it, all of the negatives are attributable to management, rather than the staff. The menu seems relatively creative, and wine prices are reasonable. Enough with the positives. Our reserved table... More 

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

I am sincerely sorry you had such a terrible experience at Mattisons City Grille. Please contact me at 941-330-0440 so I can resolve this issue. Thank you Elizabeth More 

Ohio
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch on a recommendation from a friend. We both had the meatloaf sandwich which was incredible. I'm not always a meatloaf fan but this was delicious. Also had the Lobster Bisque which actually had pieces of lobster in it. Place has a great outdoor atmosphere,food is good and service is good. I would highly recommend

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Thank RVer42
MattisonsRestaurants, General Manager at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. Our meatloaf is a real crowd favorite. Please come back and see us again soon. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Sarasota, Florida
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588 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I ate there was 17 years ago. I loved the atmosphere, the live music, the outdoor cityscape and the food. They have good pizza, I had an excellent steak, my wife enjoyed her hamburger. It is a lively fun place to eat and enjoy downtown Sarasota.

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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'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. It's loyal customers like you that make our day!! Please keep coming. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

sarasota, florida
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192 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a few years since I ate the the Mattison City Grill in the middle of downtown Sarasota. Today with a friend I went for the Happy Hour there and had very good wine with a lovely shrimp dish and also shredded pork sliders. Delicious! Mattison offers really good food and good value. I'll go back for more happy... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review of Mattisons City Grille. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come back again soon. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Orange, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

What a wonderful review of Mattisons City Grille. Thank you so much for taking the time to post it. I agree the food is great and we always have fun. Please come back again and often. Be seeing you soon, Elizabeth More 

Olympia, WA
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272 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you for you review of Mattisons City Grille in down town Sarasota. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. Our band can always tune it down a notch. In the future just let the manager on duty know and he will let the band know. I agree people should be able to talk to each other. I am glad all... 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, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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