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Maison Blanche

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Jono03
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 1 week 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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Thank MDDdolphin
Geneva
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 4 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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Thank cooperpeterj
Boston
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank Wineknut
LA
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184 reviews
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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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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Thank SweetHomeFlorida
S. Natick, MA
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The dining experience here is top notch from start to finish, including amuse bouche along the way and a post-dessert treat. We enjoyed their dishes Mediterranean Sea bass and snapper preceded by the chanterelle risotto and followed by the fantastic chocolate soufflé. (Having an allergy to shellfish, I am so grateful that they do not include shellfish in the recipes... More 

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Thank Callisto S
Sarasota
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had a delightful dinner there last evening. Service was outstanding and food was excellent. Decor is very French as is the staff. This was recently rated among the top 100 restaurants in America and it does live up to its reputation.

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Thank lbktraveler
Saint Louis, Missouri
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

While the food was very good and the service was attentive, you felt like an outsider. We have a condo on LBK and we have visited before. The owner openly welcomes friends and hooves over them, and very unknowably makes the other guests feel like outsiders. She keeps returning to the tables where she knows the people. As new "friends"... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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?