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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 - 00:00
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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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Penndel, PA
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time we visit Sarasota we stop in at least once. Good food, good drinks in a nice outdoor atmosphere. Even when its chilly, they have heaters which make it comfortable. They have nice selection of tappas on the menu if you want to snack and have a few drinks.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of Mattiisons City Grille. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please come again and often. Elizabeth More 

Sarasota, Florida
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I tend to go out on Saturday nights to listen to live music by the Lisa Ridings Band who are amazing! Energetic music, dancing. Mattison's has some great food and cocktails, Randall is usually our waiter and he's friendly and great! If you are in Sarasota, I highly recommend it for a fun night out!

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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 had a good time. Lisa is a real favorite here and I am lucky to have her. She is also a real nice person. I will let Randall know you enjoyed his service. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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196 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is prime and hard to beat. The menu not too extensive, which signals freshness and competence as well. The cleanliness is border line and has a big potential of improvement. We ordered the burger and the grilled chicken sandwich, both with fries and a caesars salad to start with. The salad was fresh and crunchy and the dressing... More 

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is on the main strip in downtown Sarasota. The night I went had live music and great energy just even walking up to the host stand. We were seated and our server Randall was immediately there for a cocktail order and questions. We chose the horseradish encrusted ribeye which was phenomenal. Between the food and the music and... More 

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

Thank you for the great review for Mattisons City Grille. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your evening. Randall is a real asset to us and a really nice guy all the way around. Please come back and join us again and often. We have live music every night. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Columbia, Sc
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I sat outside. It was a perfect day and there was live music which made it even better. Our waitress was so nice and quick. We both ordered the turkey panini...one with fries and one with a side salad. The food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the food is... More 

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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. The weather has been perfect I agree. Please come back again and often. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Skokie, Illinois
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143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Late afternoon on New Years Eve isn't the best time to review a downtown restaurant but here it goes. Bruschetta was outstanding, salmon was very good, one hamburger scored well but the other, not so much. A child's menu item of noodles with marinara got only a passing grade by our youngest. Big thumbs up on fries and broccolini. Though... More 

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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 and thank you for your understanding. It is really crazy downtown on that day. We hope to see you again on a less hectic day. Thanks again, Elizabeth More 

Northville, Michigan
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Mattison's on a Friday to meet cousins for dinner. We had a reservation that was ready when we arrived. We visited on a cold evening - temps in the low 50's . This restaurant is completely outdoors. We asked for a heater to be moved and were told they wouldn't be able to do so. We moved... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Server, David was exceptional. Location on Main St, accessible. Hostess could've been a bit more engaging. Manager seemed to visit with a number of tables with 'regulars' ... did not stop at our table - quite obvious as he walked past a few times. Bus 'boy' working hard to keep tables cleared & cleaned. (I didn't like the way the... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Went to Mattison's on a Saturday night for dinner and didn't realize that they had a band to entertain. Well, the food and service was terrific, great menu choices at a reasonable price and the drinks were also excellent and not overpriced but the highlight was the Lisa Riding Band. Everybody who could fit on the dance floor, which was... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of Mattisons City Grille. Everyone loves Lisa and her band and on top of being great they are also some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Looking forward to seeing you again and often. Elizabeth More 

Moorestown, NJ
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?