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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
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Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Authentic (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Vegan (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great for foodies, good wine list especially french wines. Best meal in the area by far.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The best restaurant in the Sarasota area. Food and service is superb. Restaurant is beautiful and the owner is on the floor. We went here when they opened 16 years ago and it is still the top spot in Florida

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in Sarasota. REAL French chef and impeccable service. A must for anyone who loves truly great food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had out of town guests visiting and we all loved our experience! Dinner was outstanding!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very wonderful. Fantastic food and we had a kind and perfect waiter.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always lovely, they make you feel welcome regardless of how long it has been between visits. As only seasonal residents, we visit perhaps only once a year. Food is delicious. The risotto with French black truffle was an extreme indulgence but no better place to have it expertly prepared than Maison Blanche. Timing was wonderful, service was wonderful, but the food was definitely on the rich side.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Special venue for special occasion. Food, service, ambiance were excellent. Staff attentive & very
Knowledgeable regarding food preparation.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Certainly the equal to a Paris 1-star. Best in Sarasota.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always good. One of our favorites anywhere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Absolutely the best food on Longboat Key with a caring, attentive staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always superb food, great service, classy surroundings

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Maison Blanche is our favorite restaurant in Sarasota. It is a hidden gem on Longboat Key, tucked away in the Four Winds Beach Resort. The space is simple, yet elegant. The food is superb, the best French food in Sarasota and possibly in Florida. Service is impeccable.
The wine list has something for all tastes and all price points. When we dine here, it is like a trip to Paris. This is one of the best restaurants in Florida.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I have been fortunate to dine in many great restaurants in the world. Maison Blanche is exceptional in every way. Truly outstanding!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent meal as usual. I highly recommend the rib-eye steak with the sensational pommes puree.

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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 2, 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 30, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 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 28, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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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 26, 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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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 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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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 22, 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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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on December 6, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on November 22, 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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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 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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food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 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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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 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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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 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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