Melange

4.7
254 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Sarasota's most creative dining experience,
serving flavors of the imagination since 2007

mé·lange (mā-läNzh’) n. 1. A mixture of items

​To us, méLange is the exploration of food and flavors from different regions around the world.  Changing our menu seasonally allows Chef Lan to continually create dishes inspired by her travels, while staying up to date with national food industry trends.  Our award-winning craft cocktail team is also on hand to create for you inspired cocktails 
that will pair perfectly with each of our dishes.  Enjoy the seasonal works by local artists that adorn our walls. Join us in the heart of Sarasota’s historic downtown, our relaxed atmosphere and approachable meLange of menu selections are perfect for an evening out with the girls or special date night. 

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vipDocT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The rabbit tacos were sooo good, I. Want the recipe. The veggie gateau was another standout, as was the tuna tartar and duck crepes. The crab soup was excellent. The waiter was really knowledgeable and helpful. the cocktails were expertly made and delicious. The bartender knows how to make a martini. Could go back today.

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SharonG
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, a different flavor with each selection. Tessa was our server and she provided valuable information about the food as well as being very friendly. We will be back to try the rest of the menu

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vipharrykhi
Naples
79 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our first visit and we were blown away. Though we have been here in Osprey for years, we just found it. The photos and reviews intrigued me. They were right! Our fabulous playful waitress Sarah was attentive and brilliant. The food & presentation fresh and inventive! Bravo! We can’t wait to return soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner with friends! The food was so special, just outstanding. And the service was excellent!

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MaryM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dining experience so far in Sarasota! We go out to dinner every Friday and we've experienced many excellent meals in Sarasota. But Melange is an experience that takes dining to the next level. It was a true culinary delight devouring the Chai Martini, Crab Soup, and Chickpea Crepe entre followed by Creme Brulee heaven at Melange. The creativity of the food and cocktail presentation and flavor was top-notch. Our server, Tessa, is a gem and is as excited about Melange as we are. She knows the menu in-depth and shares her enthusiasm to make your experience memorable. Make sure you dine here!

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. Food was different and delicious... 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was interesting & excellent. Great wait staff—helpful and friendly.

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BruceG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Far exceeded our expectations. Such a unique menu, each item more delicious than the last. We’ll definitely return!

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MichaelP
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make a reservation. Be prepared to be delighted with the menu, some old favorites ( lamb shanks, baby back ribs,salmon; and some maybe unfamiliar dishes ( rabbit tacos - mine were utterly delicious) all this with superb service.

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FoodloverWarren
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melange is a unique culinary experience, and has never been a disappointment. We return often and enjoy their unique crab soup(our favorite), cheese board, duck crepes, and delicious desserts .

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SKBB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food, presentation and atmosphere. This is a gem!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time, Dinner was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great ambience and great service! Nice touch in having our name on our table for the reservation!! So great!

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VBPofLWR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are top notch! We will definitely come back and recommend!

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Peter
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back! Everything was superb!
Loved the Spring Rolls …. Meal itself

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding.

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vipSu622
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited in during Savor Sarasota week. Delicious food, especially the duck spring roll appetizer and the short rib entree. Flourless chocolate cake although small, was rich enough for two people to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did appetizers and entrée and dessert, and everything was amazing. The service was impeccable, and we will definitely be back.

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Glad2BDone
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

There were too many unusual flavors for me, even for things I thought I knew. For example, the bruschetta was advertised as having a balsamic vinegar glaze. I am Sicilian and am very familiar with balsamic vinegar; but what was drizzled over everything on the plate did not taste like balsamic vinegar to me. Perhaps it was mixed with something else that I did not care for at all. Since it was on everything, I could not eat that appetizer. The server kindly replaced it with the duck spring rolls, which tasted pretty much what I expected duck spring rolls to taste like. The duck crepes were fine with their French influence, but the hamburger also tasted somewhat strange, and the French fries were oily-tasting. Perhaps the oil could be changed more frequently, and/or soy oil could be used instead of whatever is currently being used.

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vipDouglasJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was tremendous. Must try when in Sarasota.

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vipvillefoodie
Tampa
116 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Melange for restaurant week and were so pleased. The food is very innovative and delicious. Duck egg rolls were a treat, as was my beet risotto. The bread pudding and lavender creme brûlée were super meal enders. If the purpose of restaurant week is to draw new regular customers, Melange achieved that goal with us.

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Foodsnob905
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was there for Savor Sarasota. Appetizer was very disappointing. Entree and dessert were good. I do not think I would go back. The server Sara was a sweetie!

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vipCaza
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Melange and it was delightful. We selected items from the Savor Sarasota menu (available June 1 - June 13 2021) and each course arrived at our table freshly cooked and presented beautifully. But it was the quality of the food that so exceeded our expectations - wonderful

It is a small restaurant with some outdoor seating available so we would recommend making a reservation - but our table was available and marked with our name on our arrival. We voted the experience a great hit and will return

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MaxineB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest was 30 minutes late and the staff could not have been more gracious. They knew I was concerned and stopped by to refill water, chat a bit, make me feel comfortable waiting. We had the Savor Sarasoto specials, which were delicious. Highly recommend Melange.

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SandyA
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Always a great meal and excellent service. Thank you!!

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RobSRQ
Naples
40 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took advantage of Savor Sarasota to try out Melange and we loved it! The regular menu is rich with options as was the Savor menu. We loved each course: crab soup followed by duck crepes and bread pudding for me, crab Rangoon, beet risotto , and crepe brûlée for my husband. Each dish was delectable! I was particularly impressed by my shredded roasted duck crepes. Perfect melange of flavors and great presentation. Melange and its sister restaurant are understaffed for now, but everyone worked hard, and fast, to make our dining experience special. We will definitely go back. Thanks Melange for participating in Savor SRQ!!

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EvaD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food beautifully presented and attentive service. Not the same old restaurant fare. Definitely will be back.

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JenniferV
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Melange and it was fantastic. The appetizers were excellent. The crab soup was by far the best I have ever had and something We will return for. The Beet Risotto and Duck crepes were so creative and we couldn’t decide which one tasted better. Our favorite desert was the vanilla lavender creme brûlée. Also loved our drinks from the bar. Looking forward to our next evening there.

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vipNancyG
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I definitely will be back and will recommend it to my friends. The portions were great considering it was Savor Sarasota week. We were a party of five and had a great time sampling each other's dishes.

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KimU
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we have lived in the area for 21 years we had not been to my lunch until last night. The experience was amazing. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable and the ambience made the evening special. We will be back.

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FoodieSF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food quality, nice ambiance and service. We will be back for sure

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GaryG
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great bar, great service. Always outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, delicious food and drinks! Will dine here again!

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vipGeorgeannN
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find , sat outside, food was delicious and service right on point and very helpful with menu.
Can’t wait to return.
If I had to make a suggestion would maybe be a little more diverse wine menu or quality of wine but don’t want to come across negative, I loved the taste and beauty of the food and presentation.
Great job!!
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vipEvanH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Melange!

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SamuelF
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superior and attentive service, perfectly cooked short ribs with a very high quotient of flavor and thoughtful plate presentation. Really quite excellent

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MeganM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, creative, and delicious food and cocktails and wonderful service.

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vipLindaT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique menu, overall great experience. Rabbit tacos, mushroom strudel, duck brie crepes, roasted beet risotto - all lovely. Everything was incredible. If you are looking for something wonderfully different Melange is the place!

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TravelingChef
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were outstanding! One of the few places I would recommend to others to check out in Sarasota

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srqfoodie
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for inspired food.........run to Melange.......you will not be disappointed !

FAQs

Melange offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 953-7111.

Melange is rated 4.7 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

Melange does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/melange-pangea/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.