Maison Blanche | Magnifique!
Maison Blanche did not disappoint. The food was exquisite and the service impeccable. It's nice to know that we have a gem like this in our neck of the woods!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Not to be missed
This is, by far, our favorite restaurant in the Sarasota area. MrSeriousFoodie and DinnerDoctor have dined here many times, and it never disappoints. We always look forward to the wonderful treatment by all the wait staff, and especially from Victoria who runs the restaurant with her chef husband Jose Martinez. We are impressed with their philosophy of value wines, impeccably matched with Chef Martinez's food. Can't miss dishes, always on the menu, are the suckling pig (best we've ever had) and the sweetbreads (again, the best we ever had). We give this place high marks because of the restaurant's consistency. It just misses getting our highest marks because the menu does not vary much, and the desserts need help.
2/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a special experience
Our dining experience at Maison Blanche was outstanding and one of the most enjoyable we have had in several years, including meals in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, London, and Paris. The dining room is tranquil and beautifully appointed. Our server was engaging and knowledgeable. And the tasting menu was superb! Each course was delicious and beautifully presented, and the wine choice was wonderful. We only wish that we lived closer so that we could dine here more frequently.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again, we had a terrific "last night" dinner on our vacation. Everything was simply perfect!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were outstanding. We were greeted and served with great professionalism. We hope to go back.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the best restaurants
One of the best restaurants in Sarasota. In the middle of the dining room, there is a huge pot of large white orchids( phalaenopsis) two words to describe the decor UNDERSTATED CLASS. The food is consistently good. The dishes presented by Chef Jose are authentic French, and very refined. The Cote de boeuf is especially good, as is my personal favorite the Mediterranean Sea bass. If you like Grand Marnier, the soufflé is to die for .
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food & service!
Excellent food & service! Expensive but you get a lot 'extras', making it relatively well priced. We shell return!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another outstanding experience here. It was Easter Sunday and I had the lobster risotto followed by the rack of lamb--both were scrumptious. We shared two desserts which were a perfect top off to a perfect dinner. Service as always was excellent.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Again and Again
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Maison Blanche. Not only did the restaurant live up to our expectaions, it surpassed them! We are pleased to have discovered this little white gem tucked away on Longboat Key. We will be returning Again and Again.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The place could use some added touches, some updating as it seems like it never changed from its opening. Is there such a thing as too quiet. Maybe some white noise would keep you from whispering so others won't hear your conversation. The food is amazing in that, while a beautiful blend of flavors, you marvel at how those modest portions fill you completely. The interlude courses are always a nice tough and keep the focus on the food. Always pricey, but for an occasion, it fits the bill.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a place I've been
This is a place I've been eating at since it's opening Light's out I have 30 years of owning top echelon restaurants and this is France inLongboat Outstanding Chef wife owners Can't say enough
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another excellent dining experience
Another excellent dining experience. A consistent special meal.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great french food
The french food is very good, service great, romantic atmosphere and overall very enjoyable. One quibble was we sent the shrimp appetizer back to the chef as we didn't think it tested right. They did not take our input well. Classic French chef I guess.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always an exquisite meal Dined
Always an exquisite meal Dined there probably 10-15 times and it's always great
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you want something special
If you want something special this is the place in Sarasota. Better than the Beach Bistro!!!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the best restaurant
This is the best restaurant in the Sarasota/Manatee County region. Elegant and excellent. Food is superb as is the service and ambience.
5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best place faraway for the quality of food.
Excellent service. This establishment knows of what they are talking and definitely of what they are doing.
Being an owner of restaurant... I recommend highly this place.
Thank you for the wonderful experience. It is pleasant to meet passionate and professional persons.
I will come back again with pleasure.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
By far our favorite restaurant
By far our favorite restaurant in Greater Sarasota. Always a fantastic dinner. Equal to the best of NY or SF. Reasonably priced for the quality. Jose and Victoria are simply delightful.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service superb
Great dining experience, replete with conscientious service and enjoyed trying my French with the wait staff. Not as fond of all the white curtains. Seems a view of the outdoors would be more pleasant. Otherwise top notch!
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A restaurant for a special night
Finally, a restaurant for an "occasion"! Excellent service, food, and ambience made the celebrations of our birthdays perfect. The staff was just the correct amount of friendly, courteous, and discreet. We will be back for every special occasion.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food, but...
It was some of the best food i've had but i cannot handle the stark atmosphere. I asked why surrounded by curtains, and they said it over looked a parking lot. I would rather look out at something than a white curtain. It really creeped me out. So sad because the food was absolutely top notch. Definitely need to fix the atmosphere. Something on the walls!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you want an outstanding memorable meal -- beautifully served -- then Maison Blanche is a must! Probably the finest restaurant in Florida!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This has become our favorite restaurant in the Sarasota area. Waiters were attentive without hovering. Food was excellent.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the food, service
We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. This is a a special restaurant for special occasion.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Why haven't we been here earlier?
We have lived in Sarasota for 8 years and this is our first time visiting. We should have started coming here 8 years ago. This is a small restaurant with outstanding food. It may be that it's location is what through us, as it is on the end of a condo building and seems somewhat non-descript. However once inside, the atmosphere is entirely different with a modern minimalist approach primarily in white. Tables are well separated. Service and food are outstanding. They do not have a full bar - wish they did. It is expensive, but the food is worth it.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our very special restaurant
This is our very special restaurant in all of the Sarasota area and are always treated so graciously and always have the most beautifully prepared and tasty food. My one request would be to change the regular menu per season with a few different entres. What is there is wonderful but one might come a little more often with a varied menu.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five happy ladies!
My girlfriends and I try a new restaurant every month. Maison Blanche was top on our list! After their summer break we decided to go.
From the moment we arrived we knew we were in for a treat. The atmosphere is sheer elegance and the staff was as well. Attentive but not over bearing.
With five of us it made for a perfect tasting of this amazing restaurant. Five appetizers,five entrées,and five desserts! Honestly, there was very little conversation and a lot of mmmm's and oh my's going on at our table! Absolutely wonderful!
I sent clients there two nights later for a special occasion! They were just as thrilled.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
sarasota fine dining
Sarasota is fortunate to finally host a superb fine dining restaurant
Food, service and ambience combine to make restaurant number 1 choice in dining
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated our 24th anniversary at this restaurant and had the time of our lives. The quality of food and service provided by Jose Martinez and his team are just perfect for any special occasions.
Thanks to all and we'll be back see soon!
Mr. and Mrs. Amherst
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing good and great experience
We were in town visiting family and wanted to have a special night out with my wife. I picked MB based on the other reviews and was very happy that I did. The food was delicious with the right amount of technique and flavor to bring it to a fine dining experience. The ambiance was great for a quiet dinner. The staff was hospitable and very professional. I would definitely recommend this if you are in the area and looking for something special.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is exceptional and made us feel like royalty. We love it!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth It…In Sarasota
Excellent technique and classic french flavors. This is no doubt the best fine dining in the Sarasota area/Longboat Key, though the competition is unfortunately limited.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Mediterranean Sea bass and rib eye steak were delectable, and the chanterelles and herb ravioli perfect appetizers
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real French Food
Maison Blanche is a wonderful French restaurant in Sarasota. It is for special occasions and adult dining only. The food and service are authentic and amazing. Going there is a real treat. We often go for special dinners and are never disappointed.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and were celebrating 47 years of marriage.I always try to take her to a fine dining place. We were staying on Ana Maria so I went online and found Maison Blanche. Its one of the finest dining experiences that my wife and I have had.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
absolutely the best food
I know it is pricey, but you get what you pay for!! I had the cherry tomato tart (I think that is what it is called) and scrumptious is the best description and entrée was red snapper with potato puree. Melted like butter in your mouth, which it probably was. I don't even like fish very much but I would definitely order it again. Ditto with my husband's dinner
We were hesitant to drive to Longboat for dinner since we live on the mainland of Sarasota and are spoiled by not having to drive 20 minutes to dinner, but it is well worth it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Once Again
Maison Blanche is our favorite restaurant in this area. Consistently awesome food and wine. Great service. Try it, you will not be disappointed!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing food, great wine list. Service is excellent. Will return. Surprised more people do not know about this restaurant.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was simply excellent.
The food was simply excellent. It is unfortunately increasingly rare to get a genuine top notch French restaurant anymore; this one is holding the fort well, and is not doing so by half way measures such as trying to be a bistro. This is white napkins, solicitous service, a serious wine list fitted to the food. The wines, it should be noted, are first rate, and what is a rarity, they are genuine bargains compared to other restaurants. It is possible thus to have a wine that is as good as the food it accompanies. The service was friendly and solicitous, without drawing attention to itself, although I suspect that one more server in the room that night might have helped. A memorable experience.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
World class cuisine...certainly the best meal I've ever had in FL. Everything was perfectly prepared and looked beautiful too.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Evening of Dining
Undoubtedly, Maison Blanche is the top gourmet restaurant in the Sarasota area and can rival any fine dining establishment located in the largest cities of USA.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is our favourite spot in Sarasota for special occasions. This was for our annivesary and the food and service were outstanding. My wife had the duck and i had the snapper. Both were excellent as were the starters.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM