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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.59mi
  2. Distance: 2.88mi
  3. Distance: 3.16mi
  4. Distance: 3.28mi

About Maison Blanche

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.

2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, International, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
OPEN for dinner every evening, EXCEPT Mondays.*

A deposit of $50 per person for party of 7 and above.

*On Mondays Chef Jose Martinez offers personalized grocery shopping and cooking classes in Your Homes. So please make a reservation for either or both!! The culinary experience will surely make you a regular.

Cross Street:
4 miles from St Armond's Circle; and 6 miles downtown Sarasota

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(941) 383-8088

Website:
http://www.themaisonblanche.com/

Parking Details:
Maison Blanche provides free and ample self parking for all our diners.

Executive Chef:
Jose Martinez

Additional:
Beer, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Maison Blanche
introduces
The Prix Fixe Dinner
A special selection of Maison Blanche fare
$65 per person plus tax and gratuity
New Year's Eve :
Prix fixe festive menu of 7 courses at $160 excluding tax and tip.
Seating 6PM and 9PM

Maison Blanche Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Romantic (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
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Notable Wine List (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Authentic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for a Date (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

absolutely outstanding - food, service, timing, atmosphere. classic French elegance

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The quality of the food and service is the best in Sarasota by our experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite Sarasota restaurant. Consistently delivers great food with superior service. Sarasota has plenty of “ok” restaurants but less than a handful of restaurants that can regularly impress with food preparation, creativity, quality and service.

Maison Blanche delivers it all at a fair and reasonable price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Superb winter dishes. Steak, snapper, braised vegetables. The atmosphere is also pleasantly removed from the surrounding by the minimal decor and drapes that surround the restaurant. Great value too, and wine list

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Extraordinary cuisine and undoubtedly the best restaurant in the Sarasota area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The dining at Maison Blanche is always a superb experience. The cuisine is fine, with attentive service and elegant surroundings. We do not think there is a better restaurant in the Sarasota area.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Owners who care about their customers, and believe in giving satisfaction

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Maison Blanche has been our favorite restaurant for almost 18 years. Exquisite tastes for even a seasoned palate- Jose has demonstrated consistency and artistry to every plate. This elegant venue has captured our hearts for every special occasion and remains our go-to for a predictable treat, classic ambience and welcoming patronage by Victoria and gratitude seen in Jose’s smile.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A wonderful meal; but then in maybe ten visits we have never had anything less!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very quiet and boring little place. Not much to go back for

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent. Wonderful to have a fine dining experience in Sarasota. You can dress up. You should dress up...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Superb food. Great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Hadn’t visited Maison Blanche in a few years and it was even better than we’d remembered!
Superb food, impeccable service - all one could ask for!
A true dining experience!
Can’t wait to return on our next visit to the area.
Highly, highly recommended!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delightful evening from beginning to end. Food deliciious, service excellent, ambiance lovely. Quiet, understated elegance. We had a 45 minute drive, but well worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 23, 2017

BY FAR THE BEST RESTAURANT IN FLORIDA....Chef Martinez and his family provide an unforgettable experience. It is no surprise that this is one of the top 100 restaurants in the USA.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I had not been at Maison Blanche for a while, and found the restaurant to be as good as ever... wonderful owners, great tasting food and a wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fantastic food. Fantastic Service. Great deal on the wine. My first Chateau Mouton Rothchild. Love the owners and hands on touch. My favorite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It felt as though we were back in France. The special bites provided in addition to our menu selections were FANTASTIC and the wine pairings we requested of our server were FABULOUS! A true gem and in our opinion EVERY BIT AS GOOD as Beach Bistro. You must try!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The best in Sarasota. We always come here for special occasions or when our children are here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 12, 2017

many visits to this fine restaurant and the service has always been 5 stars. The menu is limited ( no salad as an example) for ala carte? The food is excellent. The actual restaurant is located in a condo complex with drapes around the room. It works however. The wines are a great bargain.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Truly, one of the finest restaurants we have ever had the pleasure of dining at. It is equal, if not better then restaurants in NYC, Paris etc..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Maison Blanche was a great surprise. The food was fantastic as well as the service. This was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Highly recommend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our 2nd time to this restaurant. Never disappointed.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is a very special wonderful restaurant that we love.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We both enjoyed our meal and service was excellent. Will definitely return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We have tried to go to Maison Blanche several times, but it never worked out. We are very glad we persevered. The food was outstanding, as was the service. The décor is a little dated, probably meant to be 60s elegant. But we don't care about the décor. And LBK is full of people in their 70s and 80s, who probably think it is just right. The restaurant is pretty expensive, but it is still high value. We definitely will return when we have a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A wonderful evening with a very special friend and exquisite food and service. It does not get any better!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding as usual. Food and atmosphere were exceptional. We will be back! Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delious food , wonderful service , beautiful ambiance ! Wonderful for special occasions or just because . Well worth it , we will definitely be back !

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our family had a fabulous birthday celebration for my husband. Everything was wonderful!! Very special place for a birthday or anniversary!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always excellent and very French great ambience and delicious food

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were very excited about trying this restaurant due to all the fantastic reviews here. We were expecting Michelin Star; James Beard level service and quality – meaning we would receive a memorable experience where the food is full of interesting flavors, textures, and is beautifully plated. Sadly, this was not what we experienced. I’ll start with service then move through the offerings.
Service: We were seated promptly, but had to prompt the waiter several times that we wanted to order wine then have it brought out. The service takes a long time – The entrée arrived one hour after seating. Whilst we waited our table was not cleared nor water and wine refreshed.
The bread was very good and warm out of the oven and was circulated twice, which was sufficient for us.
The Prix Fixe menu provides more options and you can substitute any appetizer or entree not included on the Prix Fixe with an upcharge. Rock shrimp lacked flavor, basically little cold cocktail shrimp. Foie gras was prepared well and had a decent flavor, but not impressive for the $29 price point.
Suckling Pig – we knew not to expect the same presentation we have encountered in Spain . This was pulled pork wrapped in I think bacon, though I’m sure it was supposed to be the skin… no flavor, tough, dry – not even good pulled pork. The presentation on this one was very disappointing - simply look at the pictures and make your own judgement.
Rack of Lamb – For $58 I had high expectations. Lamb was cooked perfectly. crispy potatoes executed well. Lamb was flavorless, no spice or herb rub, no pomegranate reduction.
We ended up rushing through desert so I am not going to comment on that portion as I don’t know we had a solid representation of what would be offered.
The total meal was $208.65 and not worth the price point - There wasn't a single serving that was creative, original, interesting, tasty or provided a memorable experience other than being a waste of time and money.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great restaurant
Sweetbreads was fantastic, great presentation
We will be back

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were disappointed that the for the ala carte menu we were prohibited from ordering a salad. The ala carte menu has appetizers and main courses but if you want a salad you're forced to order from the Pre Fixe menu. A very odd business practice. For such a fancy expensive place you'd think they'd make some accommodation. We had the crab appetizer, the size of a small tootsie role was served plainly without much presentation. The Salmon was good and a decent size but by the time we got to the middle it was a little under cooked but edible. The waiter was pushing a French Chablis when we asked for an oaky Chardonnay. The California Chard was a good one. So with a couple of glasses of wine, one entre and an appetizer and tip it was $95. Overall a disappointment. Maison Blanch doesn't compare to a place like the Beach Bistro on Ana Maria where you don't mind paying for quality, quantity, presentation and location.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We enjoyed celebrating our 38th anniversary at this restaurant. The owner's son was our waiter and he was an excellent server as was his assistant. He gave us a desert for our anniversary. Everything was excellent from the wine to the appetizers to the entree.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was my birthday dinner courtesy of my loving wife. We have been full time residents of Sarasota for over two years. Although the food scene is good, I can't say it is great. Maison Blanche is an example.
Read the reviews, you think you are going to have an excellent dining experience. I must say our first visit didn't quite meet our admittedly high expectations.
The starter (octopus) and dessert (chocolate soufflé) were excellent. The entrée (sweetbreads) was a BIG disappointment. No flavor and rather tough. I told our server it was a comment, not a complaint and he had nothing. I must say his overbearing French accent did not help things. Kind of got the impression that he might have thought I didn't know what I was talking about or, even worse, don't know fine cuisine when I taste it.
So...try it. Be prepared to pay for the experience and make up your own mind. We will try it again but will have lower expectations next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our second visit there. Our first visit was exceptional and our return visit did not disappoint us. Everyone ordered what we had the first time, because it was so good. And we were not disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The best fine dinning place in the Sarasota area. Not the first time visiting and Maison Blanche is getting better as a French vine over years. Exceptional experience as always. I'm a big fan of octopus and you can always judge the place based on how octopus being cooked. The octopus was just amazing as everything else we ate.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

An outstanding culinary experience. One word applies in virtually every category: 'Exceptional'.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Incredible experience. Everythjng spot on. The only negative they only serve wine. Really needed a martini

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