One North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Cost range: 20.01-100.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
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Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Mattison’s City Grille has added a little spice to the local dining scene. It’s casual, hopping, with Italian-inspired small plates and pizzas and lots of pretty people. It feels more urban, and urbane, than many of the other downtown restaurants, with a great outdoor covered bar, cool wine events and cigar dinners, late-night dining and live jazz nightly, and Sunday brunch. Award-winning chef Paul Mattison has created an exciting al fresco menu with an Italian edge — from casual sandwiches and brick-oven pizzas to sophisticated lamb and fish preparations.