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Maison Blanche

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French, European, International, Contemporary
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2605 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-3106 (4 miles from St Armond's Circle; and 6 miles downtown Sarasota)
+1 941-383-8088
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17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all, you have to be prepared to spend $150 a person or you should not be going here. I've read reviews complaining of the price but you have to expect to pay for quality food served beautifully in a beautiful room. The owners are French and could not be nicer. Some of the wait staff are also French... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this was our third visit to the restaurant and another fantastic experience all around. Every dish continues to amaze us and the service is classic elegance. Bravo!

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Thank Karine234
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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108 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best food and service that I've experienced in the area. Everything was perfection from the moment we walked thru the door of the white tablecloth dining room until our valet closed our car door and waved so long. This is the perfect place to visit for a special occasion or if you want to experience what fine dining is all... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service fabulous food. Menu varies from a set menu to additions at a supplement but whatever one chooses is excellent.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family owned and staffed authentic French restaurant on Longboat Key. The room is unpretentious with white linens covering the walls. You start with a modest selection of two breads and butter, but when the amuse bouche appears there is a first hint of something special. The blue crab appetizer was an original creation wrap of cauliflower mousse. The foie... More 

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Geneva
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elegant set-up, perfect service, Maison Blanche has everything a great restaurant should have. But it has something more, an amazing chef that transforms ingredients into masterpieces. No words can describe my feelings during that evening. A truly exceptional culinary experience.

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Thank Jetro7
Sarasota, Florida
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to Maison Blanche a number of times over the past 5+ years but skipped a year or so, until we made two visits in the past month. We always enjoyed the true French experience - great service, excellent food, very good wines, a quiet room with tables spaciously separated - but sometimes found the menu choices limited.... More 

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Boston
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Four of us went here, after a large group of friends had been their a couple of days before. I was skeptical of their description of dinner, so I had modest expectations going in, and was simply blown away. From the amuse bouche of butternut squash soup with perfect, tiny house-made croutons, through dessert, and the "extra dessert" of caramel... More 

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LA
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My spouse booked this restaurant on the recommendation of friends. The exterior of the building and signage is unassuming. The interior ambience is more upscale, table placement allows private conversation. Service was excellent, unobtrusive, timely and friendly. Menu had sufficient variety, food quality and portion size were excellent. Wine choice was adequate. Overall experience was very good. An unexpected quality... More 

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Thank private1_90732
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I had heard about this little French restaurant on Longboat Key and finally went there after living here for 15 years! I cannot say enough great things about this restaurant! Attention to detail in everything they do! Service was superb with a knowledgeable staff. Great wine list. We did the Price Fixe menu which worked well. We had the snapper... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$65
Cuisine
French, European, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2605 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-3106
    (4 miles from St Armond's Circle; and 6 miles downtown Sarasota)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-8088
Description
Maison Blanche, or “white house” in French, embodies the ultimate in sophistication; simple yet elegant, a modern but still-classic approach to dining. Maison Blanche enjoys a reputation as THE BEST restaurant in the Sarasota area and one of the finest in the state of Florida due to the consistent high quality of food and service.

Both the luxurious decor and the incredibly sumptuous menu bring your dining experience to life. Every detail of your meal is approached with the sole purpose of making your evening and the occasion truly memorable. With a menu featuring only the finest cuts of meat, the freshest seafood, poultry, game and produce, renowned chef, Jose Martinez creates meals that delight the palate from start to finish.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?