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Downtown Sarasota is home to many iconic and historic businesses and buildings. Mattison’s City Grille is one such icon. Where Mattison’s City Grille sits today was part of the original Seaboard Air Line Railway, the first railway with tracks in Sarasota and an accompanying passenger station that brought thousands of sun-seekers to our area from 1925 to the late 1960’s. They were most likely looking for a great meal and to sit outside where they could enjoy the beautiful Florida weather. Who knew that in 2002, when Chef Paul Mattison opened the restaurant, that they and their descendants would be able to do just that. Like Mattison’s, the railway station was considered the city center. Being in the heart of downtown, Mattison’s is a perfect spot for locals and visitors to enjoy a delicious meal and a cold beverage while listening to live music and watching all the activity on the corner of Main Street and Lemon Avenue. And what represents American cuisine better than a good old-fashioned burger? Mattison’s starts with the best beef, which is all natural, antibiotic and hormone free, from small family farms and adds their own cherry wood smoked bacon with your choice of cheese all on a brioche bun. Grilled to perfection, juicy and flavorful, you can’t go wrong with the Mattison’s Main Street Burger. The train station might be gone but if you look close enough and listen hard enough you may still be able to experience the remnants of days gone by as friends gather to enjoy great food and good times in the Heart of Downtown Sarasota at Mattison’s City Grille.

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille, Mattison’s City Grille and Mattison’s Forty-One were all Recognized as Best Restaurants in Bradenton and Sarasota Based on Outstanding 2019 Diner Reviews.

Mattison’s announced that all three of its locations have been recognized as 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winners for Best Restaurant. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, Mattison’s is known for consistently receiving great diner feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

According to Owner and Executive Chef, Paul Mattison, “We are honored to receive this award and want to thank our guests who have given us high marks for our food and customer service. We strive every day to make each guest experience unique and wonderful. We are thankful that our hard work is being recognized. I also want to thank our entire staff who go above and beyond daily to make sure our guests are happy.”
“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for diners as the world begins to venture out again.”
To see diner reviews and popular dishes and features of Mattison’s, visit:

Mattison’s City Grille, 1 Lemon Avenue, Downtown Sarasota
City Grille Reviews

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille, 101 Riverview Blvd., Downtown Bradenton
Riverwalk Grille Reviews

Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S. Sarasota
Forty-One Reviews

Mattison’s is a chef-owned restaurant and catering company with three restaurants and an award winning catering company throughout Sarasota and Bradenton that focus on presenting menus using fresh, sustainable ingredients, innovative cuisine, and exceptional service while supporting small family farmers, culinary suppliers, and the community on Florida’s Gulf Coast. All three restaurants offer live music, happy hour and lunch and dinner service. Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille and Mattison’s City Grille offer weekend brunch. Mattison’s caters in all the premier locations throughout Central Florida.
For more information on Mattison’s, to make a reservation, book a catered event or see menus visit https://mattisons.com/

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We are excited to announce that all three Mattison’s locations are reopening May 4th.

 

Hours of Operation:

 Our hours of operation may change in the near future so please check our website for current information.

Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Monday – Saturday 4:00 pm-8:00 pm. 941-921-3400

Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Downtown Sarasota. Monday – Sunday, 11:00 am-10:00 pm. 941-330-0440

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille, 101 Riverfront Blvd., Downtown Bradenton. Monday – Sunday 11:00 am- 10:00 pm. 941-896-9660

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Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille

Mattison’s City Grille

Mattison’s Forty-One

 

The safety and comfort of our guests and staff is our top priority so we will be following all guidelines and safety protocols put forth by Governor DeSantis and the CDC.

We will be continuing with Curbside Pick Up and To-Go services. Delivery is available through Door Dash, Uber Eats and Bite Squad.

In addition to cleaning and sanitizing all equipment and surfaces, we have pressure washed all outside areas and will have hand sanitizer available for our guests placed throughout the restaurant.  Our staff will be taking the necessary recommended safety precautions.

We understand that this is still an uncertain time and we continue to take it seriously. If any of our staff are not feeling well, we will not allow them on property or will require that they leave immediately. We ask the same of our guests, if you are not feeling well, please stay home or use one of the delivery services.

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy.
We look forward to seeing
and serving you again!

 

Mattison’s serves Good Food!

We are excited to announce that we have been recognized by Good Food 100 as one of only two restaurants in the area and one of only five in the entire state of Florida, to receive this recognition denoting Mattison’s as a leader in the area of sustainably sourced menu items.

According to the Good Food 100 website, “As ingredient transparency increasingly becomes the most important item on any menu, the Good Food 100 program seeks to redefine how chefs and restaurants are viewed and valued. Good Food 100 Restaurants™ is a badge of trust that educates eaters and recognizes chefs and restaurants that are transparent with their purchasing and sustainable business practices. Founded by food industry veteran Sara Brito, Good Food 100 moves the restaurant industry forward by underscoring how chefs and restaurants are building a better food system and supporting state, regional, and national good food economies.”

Brito adds, “Good food is more than just taste. Truly good food is beneficial for every link in the food chain. We want eaters to appreciate that and learn to evaluate chefs and restaurants for their commitment to transparency, sustainability and their overall impact on good food economies,” said Brito. “Eaters look to ratings, lists and awards to help navigate the proliferation of food choices. Good Food 100 Restaurants is a game changer, shifting away from recognition based on opaque standards and subjective criteria to recognition based on objective standards and transparent criteria defined by economic impact.”

Chef Paul Mattison states, “We are honored to be featured on the 2019 Good Food 100 list. Being included on this prestigious and exclusive list justifies our daily committment to sustainable business practices that include working with small family farms that grow and produce all natural, antibiotic and hormone free products, using environmentally friendly materials, and seeking out partnerships and collaborations with like minded regional and local culinary suppliers.”

For more information on Mattison’s and how we are a leader in the area of sustainabile business practices contact Caryn Hodge [email protected], 941-921-3400 ext. 110.

Let the wedding planning begin with Mattison’s! More than x number of couples can’t be wrong! Wedding Wire couples have voted Mattison’s as their favorite wedding caterer. We are the premier wedding caterer in the Sarasota and Bradenton area but we cater anywhere and everywhere. We also can help with other aspects of your special day. We can connect you with amazing vendors, help the day of and ultimately, take care of every little detail so you can enjoy the most important day of your life! Our chefs can create customized menus incorporating your favorite flavors, family treasured recipes, and Mattison’s signature dishes using all natural, environmenally sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. Do what so many Wedding Wire couples did, contact Mattison’s Catering to make your wedding a day you, and your guests, will never forget. Contact Kourtney Culler, Mattison’s Catering Sales Director. [email protected] 941-921-3400  ext. x.