Maison Blanche

4.9
796 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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants we have ever been to

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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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DZ
Chicago
6 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
20 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
1 review
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
97 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
1 review
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Longboat Key and Sarasota area! So perfect in every way!

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PZ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is still great, but I would like the chef to add new dishes, leaving the best

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A
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we were so impressed. We have been going to Longboat Key for 18 years and can't believe we didn't know about Maison Blanche sooner. The food was unique, beautifully served and absolutely delicious. The room was quiet and intimate and perfect for conversation. This will be our new favorite place when we want to go somewhere special.

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Key West
45 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS RESTAURANT- one of the top ten in the USA . Do not miss this French fine dining experience🍷

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JC
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite top end restaurants in the Sarasota area. The staff, service , food and ambience are exceptional
True French dining!

Jim and Lynne Carlisle

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FT
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal! I am so impressed with the food and service at Maison Blanche.
The foie gras special was the best I have ever had. My husband's octopus was cooked perfect. The steak and sweetbread entree's were delicious and cooked perfect. And the chocolate souffle was wonderful.
We found out the restaurant has been open for 16 years. How have we never tried this place is a mystery, but now that we have we will be back soon. 5 stars!!!

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in Sarasota! Everything was cooked to perfection. The wine was w exceptional.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!

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MW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Sarasota. Every visit is perfect.

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S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an exceptional meal with exceptional service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely owner made an effort to speak to every table. Food beautifully prepared and delicious. Portions the perfect size. Wait staff very attentive

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RT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance.

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WS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was the fourth time for us at the Maison Blanche restaurant. We were never disappointed.
Yes, it is not cheap. But you get what you pay for.
The food is excellent, and you can pair it with wonderful wines from around the globe.
I don't think you can get a better Mediterranean sea bass with skin anywhere else.
There will be definitely a fifth time at Maison Blanche.

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H
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maison Blanche is our favorite restaurant--anywhere. The food is superb. The service is absolutely outstanding. It is a gem that anyone who loves great food should try.

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MH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great. Geared toward a very specific clientele. I was celebrating my birthday and they did a nice of job of changing the music when they bought out the cup cake.

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KV
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals we have ever had in our entire lives. The service and quality were outstanding. The establishment has been open 16 years and I am so sad it took us so long to discover this hidden diamond.

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MW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Sarasota area, hands down. Consistent excellence in food, wine and service.

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