Maison Blanche

4.9
813 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Praised by foodies and visitors as Sarasota’s best, the chef had a Michelin Star for his Paris restaurant, made semifinalists James Beard Foundation for Best Chef (South) in 2010, a Longboat Key leading Zagat food rating of 27 and #1 " French cuisine" in the area with 96% of positive survey . The room is designed by award winning architect, Franck Hammoutene, a striking contemporary white minimalism accented by gray leather seating. The wine list has an award of excellence and the dining room and staff is overseen by wife Victoria who, with impeccable grace and care, attends to every detail, matching her husband’s passion for perfection. Maison Blanche offers progressive French cuisine, a savory balance of classical French cookery with modern American influences. Your Maison Blanche occasion is brought to life in a sophisticated menu featuring “Farm & Field to Table” local ingredients as available. Your Maison Blanche dinner, a truly memorable experience.
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New York Area
166 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite! We loved everything about this restaurant. The prix fix was very reasonably priced for what was offered.

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JB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a scale of 1-10 it was an 11.

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SC
Melbourne / VIC
84 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good dinner. Service was excellent! Interesting menu and good domestic and French wine selection. This is the best restaurant on Longboat Key!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although expensive, food was very very good. Attention to detail was impeccable

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s
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is in a class of its own, in my opinion, when reviewing the options in Sarasota. The food is always top notch, service is impeccable and the atmosphere inviting. We love it each and every time we go.

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CH
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my new favorites in Sarasota area. A few miles down Long Boat Key. Great VIBE, food was outstanding, nice wine list. A bit pricey but worth it..Give it a try you won't regret it....

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New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as usual. Best restaurant on LBK! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in the area. Presentation flavors and execution are top shelf. Staff is superb. High end true fine dining.

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Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful—and one of the most civilized restaurants around.

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Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We believe this is the best restaurant in the Sarasota area. Amazing French cooking. Great service. Intimate and beautiful.

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l
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was really good and each dish was always very well presented.
The restaurant is modern and the decoration is really good.

One small comment regarding the cheese plate is the small size of cheese pieces and maybe not the best cheese selection.
The rest of the menu was excellent !

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BB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Certainly one of the finest restaurants in the Sarasota area, Maison Blanche is an award winning experience! While a fine meal can be had elsewhere, there is often an element that just doesn't live up to the hype. This restaurant on the other hand, is firing on all cylinders every time we visit!
The decor is outstanding- Sophisticated and clutter free. Service is exemplary, and each creative dish is portioned perfectly.
Just one of my suggestions... chanterelles w risotto as an appetizer followed by the short ribs!!

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DC
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat and great service

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s
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently terrific! Highly recommended. Been around a long time for a good reason.

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CL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is so good. Professional thru & thru. Prix Fixe pricing is very good & food is fabulous. Only quiet restaurant around.

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants we have ever been to

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TC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having dined there several times, we always experienced great food, service and atmosphere!

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CH
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true gem of the Sarasota dining scene. We love coming here to dine. The well appointed dining space transports you to another place and time. You feel like you are eating in Paris or NYC. You forget you are in a beach town. The food is executed well and simply presented with lots of attention to detail. We both enjoyed the Lobster Ravioli. The chocolate truffles and mandolines were a nice touch to finish the night. Service is attentive, but not intrusive. Lots of great French wines on the list to choose from. Special occasion or date night...either way a must try for the foodie inclined.

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JW
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I asked in advance and the chef had prepared a fabulous seared foie gras appetizer. This was my second visit to Maison Blanche and it is a great French restaurant. I will go there every time I am in the area!

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DZ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite meal and service.

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T
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The menu is limited and they hold you hostage to the Prix Fixed menu if you dare want a salad. The food was very good, all but the chicken which was bland and “gamey” for some reason - perhaps an off night for yardbird. But the rest of the entrees were very good notable the short ribs and the prime rib - all received raves. I would go back for a second try more prepared for a quirky menu which makes the experience feel a bit “cheap”.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this restaurant! Perfect for our 10 year anniversary! Food amazing, service impeccable ! Ambiance gorgeous!

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GS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional high end dining! Every dish was mouthwatering and the service was outstanding.

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T
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an exceptional restaurant with outstanding service, ambiance and food.

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M
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were told about Maison Blanche about three years ago and have enjoyed many meals since. It is consistently excellent. The food is superb and consistent. The wine list is interesting and diverse with something for everyone. Service is impeccable and this is our favorite fine dining restaurant in Sarasota.

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B
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and romantic from start to finish. Dijon provided flawless service, and was patient with us. Delicious cuisine all around. Thank you for a special evening.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant I have ever been to! Merci mille fois !!!

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MQ
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have lived in the Sarasota-Manatee area for 35 years and, finally, got to dine at Maison Blance.
It is everything we heard and more! My husband said it was the best meal he has had here in Florida...recalling experiences years ago in New York City and environs. Thank you, Chef Martnez and your well-trained staff!

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant excellent 5* food. Wine list is excellent and the staff is very attentive. The chef’s choices vary by the day and the flavors are off the chart !!! Highly recommended get your reservation in and enjoy yourself. The prices are reasonable - too reasonable in my opinion - excellent spot for a one in one dinner or a small corporate group.

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MP
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Sarasota! Service great as ust!

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PN
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific meal served by a wonderful staff. Always a pleasure.

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CH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the Top Five fine dining restaurants in Sarasota. Cuisine was exceptional. The chef came over to the table and explained how the entre was prepared. We love Maison Blanche. Quiet atmosphere and a true fine dining experience

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GK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for dinner to celebrate my sister's birthday. Every element of our experience was outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cuisine, ambiance and service. Unrivaled in the region. A very special restaurant, fine wine list, impeccable

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C
Tampa
59 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a patron of the famous 'Maison Blanche' in Paris for many years. Imagine my joy when I saw that they relocated to Long Boat Key! The LBK decor is reminiscent of the marvelous Parisian dining room which was freguented by many international celebrities and dignitaries. The cuisine is still meticulously prepared by Chef Martinez and is light, modern french, eclectic and beautifully presented. This place is a gem and worthy of dressing up for a truly special occasion.

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KD
Los Angeles
98 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be prepared for one of the best meals of your life. This is really an impressive restaurant. Quietly elegant, subdued but we had some of the best French food on this side of the Atlantic. I had salmon and my girlfriend had sea bass and it was tough to decide which was best. We started with steak tartare and grilled octopus and, again, it was tough to decide which was best. We ended with chocolate souffle and a strawberry dessert with meringue and, yep, tough to tell again. It was a great experience and a great surprise and we plan to go again.

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PM
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely thrilled with finding this superb jewel! Every aspect of our meal was top notch. Servers were very attentive and helpful with wine pairing suggestions. Each course was a delight in its own respect from our starter that included foie gras and chanterelles, through to our chocolate souffle for dessert, which was exquisite. Ingredients are fresh and executed to perfection!

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FS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Prix fixe can be mix and match from both sides of the menu. Perfectly prepared fish, no matter which you choose. Everything delicious!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s birthday celebrated at our favorite restaurant. We brought two friends and it was their first time eating here, the food and the ambience did not disappoint. They were blown away. We absolutely love this restaurant and can recommended this restaurant 100% to anyone considering the idea of having a mind blowing culinary experience.

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