Maison Blanche

4.8
844 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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JM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Maison Blanche many times, and it never disappoints. This is the best restaurant in the Sarasota area. Chef Jose's excellent combinations of flavors are a treat for the palate. Service is uniformly excellent and the ambiance is lovely. It is rather expensive and/but remains an excellent value. We recommend Maison Blanche without reservation.

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BE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A defining French restaurant.
In an experience of over 15 years we have

never doubted Jose’s ability to create the defining French Cousine
The wine list,particularly the white and red burgundy,is unique to this area and there are many rare gems.

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s
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and excellent service in a beautiful peaceful atmosphere.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious in every bite! Beautiful setting! Excellent staff!

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A
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous and professional!

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here before and alway look forward to going back. During the week is a better time because the dining room is small . Great food and service . 5 stars

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Interesting dining experience. Old school French . Lobster ravioli was the hit of the dinner! Dining chairs are a bit odd, menus looked like they were glued in place by a kindergarten class. Wine list was very nice and varied. Waiters French accent came and went. Red Snapper and Salmon were both very good, pig was meh. Overall good evening.

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WW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining at Maison Blanche. My husband loves the chanterelle risotto and the beef filet with peppercorn sauce. I love exploring the menu. I recommend exploring the menu, every dish is delicious, try a different each time. Be sure to save room for dessert. The wine list is also very nice, something for everyone. The staff are terrific, attentive and very knowledge.

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H
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our daughter with us this time. She had never been to Maison Blanche. She told us the sea bass was the best fish she's ever eaten. As always, the food, service and atmosphere was impeccable. An amazing restaurant!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was goid

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RL
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Sarasota area!

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M
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having moved to Sarasota from the Washington DC area a few years ago, we have sampled all of the top restaurants in Sarasota. Maison Blanche is one of the 2 best. The cuisine is French cooking at its best with creativity and perfect preparation. The management and staff are outstanding and the room has an understated elegance. Value and price compare favorably with the best restaurants in DC. It is always the right choice for a special occasion.

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MW
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the finest restaurant in the area. Every course is excellent. Wine offerings are broad and deep. Service is impeccable

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H
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I brought as my guest a wonderful person, a Holocaust surviver. Unfortunately the filet mignon he requested was not raw but well done.

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PH
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd visit to Madison Blanche. The service, ambiance, and food are consistently superior.

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S
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My niece and I loved our dinner! Victoria is amazing and helped us greatly with the menu and suggestions! Thank you, Victoria!

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MS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a very good restaurant. The food is lovely. So are the surroundings & ambiance. Full French service!!
The curtains are a clever way to sound damper.
Be prepared for some sticker shock. As advertised this is a $$ restaurant.
A lovely restaurant for a special event. Our evening which was for a Birthday Celebration was shared with
3 other birthday guests.
I enjoyed myself.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just lovely

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our dinner was very enjoyable. The ambience was excellent, the food was very good, and the service was polite, if a little slow.

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DG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the cuisine, the ambience, our server, and our hostess.
We will return again (this was our fourth visit over the last five years).

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F
Atlantic City
36 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. We have homes in southern New Jersey and longboat key and have been fortunate to travel most of the world. Maison Blanche was simply exceptional. Obviously the outside in an old condo is deceiving. Interior is by a French architect and truly elegant. Dinner from start to finish was one of the the best meals we have ever had any where in the world. Appetizers of the tart and lobster bisque ravioli were sensational. Entrees of sea bass and snapper were beyond delicious and desserts , soufflé and apple tart crisp were all memorable. For the level of food the value is good and we will make sure to include this as a regular dining spot. We simply cannot rave enough,WOW!!

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c
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maison Blanche never disappoints. Five stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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H
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service!

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the finest restaurant in the whole area. Fancy expensive and worth it

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K
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at Maison Blanche. Our Waiter from Belgium, was super friendly and knew the menu well. Our food seemed very fresh and was hot, which is important to us. The cheese for dessert was OUTSTANDING and the Latte' was the best.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food excellent, service disorganized and inattentive

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

French food is my favorite cuisine. Chef Joseph is a master at getting it right. He is a top rated chef as well. The wine has something to suit most anyone!

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WO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably the best restaurant in Florida - superior to many of the best restaurants in New York

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M
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This could be the best fine dining restaurant in Sarasota. The dining experience is superb. The dining room is lovely: rather spartan, except for the plateau in the center of the room which has a large array of flowers that change with the season and add color, form, and a lovely focal point. The
service is attentive but not overbearing. The food is superb. The wine list has an excellent selection with price point for all tastes.

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GY
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Great experience just like the last time we were the last time. it is expensive but we'll worth it.

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OT
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
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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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful!

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JB
Philadelphia
5 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
86 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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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 1, 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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S
New York Area
25 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 27, 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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D
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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