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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 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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Moorestown, NJ
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An always-busy outdoor eatery with good food and drinks. The main attraction for me however is the atmosphere. It's always lively and there is a live band every night. Usually the music is good and some are dancing to it. In fact, one night when walking by (we were going to the Gator Club across the street that night) the... More 

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MattisonsSarasota, 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. Yes we are a lively spot alright. Please visit us again and often. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Halifax
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311 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like this place primarily for the location . It is an ideal spot to catch the vibes of the action around you . We always like the food and the service is good too. This is our go to,place when we want a casual meal outside.

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

Thank you for your review of Mattisons City Grille. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. With this weather how can you go wrong? See you soon, Elizabeth More 

Pittsburgh, PA
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While visiting Sarasota stopped here for lunch. Food was good, service was good. Nothing to write home about, not sure if I would go back. Too many other places to try.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous dinner at City Grille last night. Great to be eating outside and Jason was an excellent server. The kitchen was willing to modify the Sea Scallops special they offered, and they were delicious. I must also compliment both the young ladies doing the hostessing. All round great experience.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of Mattisons City Grille. I am so glad you had a great time. I agree that our Jason is certainly an asset here and an important part of our team. Our hosts really enjoy their job and it shows!! See you soon,Elizabeth More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Stop in frequently for lunch with the last time having the Norma Gene Sandwich. This is an excellent sandwich...and really too much for just one person. All the meat cheese on tosted bread makes for an excellent lunch. And I will add there ceader salad with grilled chicken is very good..checked very tender and tasty.

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

Thank you for your great review of Mattisons City Grille. So glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Please visit us again and often. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our first time here, we ordered Tapas and were extremely disappointed to cut into our crab cakes to find fishing line in them, my husband also found nylon type material. The chef tried his best to convince us it was crab tendons. The manager waived the cost for the crab cakes and kids meals. The rest of the meal was... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am sorry your visit was less than satisfactory. Please contact me at 330-0440 so I can be of further assistance, Elizabeth More 

Tampa, Florida
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228 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Not much in the way of "grilled" food for being a Grill restaurant. When I request no sauces or butter on my meal, I meant none applied, not scrape it off and bring it back to me. Horrible restaurant practices. Waiter couldn't understand no potatoes and double veggies instead, kept insisting on potato. And by the way, putting the meat... More 

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

I am sorry your experience at Mattisons was not up to our usual standards. Guest satisfaction is very important to me. Please contact me so I can get more information and try to make this right. 941-330-0440 Thank you, Elizabeth More 

Woodbridge, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Culinary experience, friendly service and good music oldies that brought back good memories. You should try it.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

After reading through the reviews I wasn't expecting much from this restaurant. The food is of average quality. The MOD did handle our messed up order nicely and the ambiance was a nice casual place to meet.

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MattisonsSarasota, 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. I am sorry you order was not perfect. Please call me at 941-330-0440 if I can be of any assistance. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The shrimp appetizer and steak salad goes together quite well. The meatloaf sandwich is awesome and the kids meals are not petite. Highly recemmend a walk around downtown while in the area.

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MattisonsSarasota, 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. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience here and in our lovely downtown area. Please come back soon and often. 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, Pub, 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:30 - 00:00
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?