Chef and owner also operates restaurants in downtown Sarasota and on Bradenton Riverwalk.
Published 3:33 p.m. ET Nov. 29, 2021
Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota recently reopened after several months of closure during extensive renovations and additions. The popular restaurant on South Tamiami Trail, aka U.S. 41, also was closed for two months last year for the first phase of many changes.
“We are excited to open our doors again to Mattison’s Forty-One with a brand-new look and additional menu items,” said Paul Mattison, owner and executive chef of the local Mattison’s restaurant group, in a statement.
“We are pleased with how much the improvements have lightened up the space, expanded our outdoor seating and made it possible to host many more private and corporate events throughout the restaurant on our al fresco terraces and in our galleria. We invite everyone to join us for a delicious meal, drink or special event soon.”
The restaurant now includes two covered terraces (north and south sides) with outdoor dining for 110 guests, a new up-lit bar, an updated galleria for private events, plus a whole new look for the main dining room that seats 170 diners.In addition to the galleria, which accommodates as many as 100 attendees, there are several new spaces for private and corporate events.
Mattison’s Forty-One includes catering operations, covering in-house or off-site regional events and private parties ranging from weddings and family celebrations to large charitable and corporate functions.
In keeping with the updated setting, Mattison’s menu includes some new items while retaining favorites. Among the additions are a New England lobster boil and baked collard greens. At the new bar, guests may now enjoy light bites and snacks as well as hand-made pizzas. Mattison’s culinary offerings are made from scratch using all natural ingredients sourced from small family farms that do not use antibiotics, hormones or chemicals.
Mattison’s Forty-One, at 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday until 10 p.m. and Saturday from 4:30 to 10 p.m. For more information, phone 941-921-3400 or visit the mattisons.com.