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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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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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S. Natick, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Sarasota
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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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Bradenton, Florida
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had high hopes for this restaurant and it didn't disappoint. It is a small restaurant with minimal decor which seems to work well . Limited menu but the appetizers and entrees were both strikingly beautiful and delicious. The dessert while ok, didn't live up to the rest of the dinner. We both ordered the chocolate soufflé and it was... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Came to celebrate one of my friend's birthday. Service was great and the food was amazing. I do think some dishes are overpriced but you feel France ambiance for sure I would return

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Goodspring, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a great find. We were in the area for my husband's 50th high school reunion, and the night before we stumbled upon this hidden gem. The food was wonderful prepared and presented. Waite staff were attentive, but not intrusive. They were also very knowledgeable about the various items on the menu and the specials. It has limited seating... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Maison Blanche is 2 1/2 hour drive so eating there requires an overnight stay - but it's definitely worth it for special occasions. From the amuse bouche to the desert course, you will be treated to a culinary tour of flavor and styles. With the Prix Fixe you have more options since you can substitute any appetizer or entree not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We eat out all the time. We know what and how to enjoy dinner... and Maison NEVER disappoints! Chef knows flavors and combinations, don't question it just try it and sit back and enjoy! Maybe you won't know but try it, you could, we try and learn new fantastic culinary delights!!! Thank you!!

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Tampa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Best restaurant in the Tampa Bay / Sarasota area. I travel extensively and am very familiar with excellent French cuisine. ( I have been to six 3 Star restaurants in Paris). This jewel of a restaurant captures the essence of fine French fare. The chef, Jose Martinez, owned a 1 star French restaurant in Paris. He trained under great chef's... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were with a group of friends all of whom had the 5 course tasting ,- starting with an amuse buche that was a terrific green spinach based cold soup. The salad, the risotto, fish dish and filet were each unbeatable. We had a choice of 2 whites (California Chardonney or Sauv Blanc, a Willamette Valley Pinot or a Rhone... 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
USD 30 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?