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Maison Blanche

4.8
697 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, International, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(941) 383-8088
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Martinez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4 miles from St Armond's Circle; and 6 miles downtown Sarasota
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Parking details
Maison Blanche provides free and ample self parking for all our diners.
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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
Additional
Beer, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 697 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful and very unusual dining room, very attentive and courteous staff, excellent food. The ravioli with foie gras sauce was very memorable.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had 15 guests here for my Mom's Birthday party, and everything was perfect! The owner Victoria was very generous with her help in choosing a menu and the perfect champagne to toast the evening off to a wonderful start. Every one of my family and guests raved about the food. It was nothing short of perfection! If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The best meal I have had in a while. The mushroom risotto and the rib eye were a phenomenonal pair, then top with Bernaise sauce was to die for!

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

WE EUROPEAN ARE A LITTLE SPOILED ON THE FRONT OF GREAT FOOD...SO WE FOUND IT TOO EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT IT IS...ALSO THE SPECIAL MENU ( $65 WITHOUT ANY SUPPLEMENT OR WINE !!! ) AND A LA CARTE ARE TOO COMPLICATED TO UNDERSTAND : YOU CANNOT CHOOSE ONE OR THE OTHER SELECTION AND ON TOP OF IT, THERE ARE HIGH SUPPLEMENTS EVEN ON THE MENU...
THE FOOD IS GOOD BUT NOT ANY MORE THAN AT ANY OTHER GOOD AMERICAN RESTAURANT ( WHICH ARE USUALLY LESS PRICEY...)
ALSO THE SETTINGS IS OLD STYLE, CERTAINLY NOT ROMANTIC, I WOULD EVEN SAY NOSTALGIC !!!
BUT ALL TOGETHER FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE, IT IS A GOOD SENSE OF FRENCH "GRANDE CUISINE " AND IS WORTH A VISIT.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very nice place with excellent food and service. Hidden spot in Longboat for a great meal. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Interesting menu, great steak choices and classic French choices

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fit for foodies!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent all round and our server/waiter Michel made our night special with his all round attention, professionalism and sense of humour,we’ll be back 🙏🏻

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Highly recommed this special restaurant! World class French cuisine - a hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Maison Blanche. Our food was delicious, well presented and the proportions were ideal.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My husband and I have been noticing how consistently Maison Blanche receives excellent reviews over several years. I’m not sure why we waited so long to go. It was a true French experience from the delicious food, beautiful presentation, fantastic wine list to the perfect service we received. The evening was amazing. It was the best meal we have had in the Sarasota area in three years. It is priced comparably with other area high end restaurants and we walked away feeling we absolutely got what we paid for.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Maison Blanche is the best fine dining restaurant in Sarasota. If you want authentic French food, this is the place. The food is superb with varied starters and entrees. The wine list is excellent with reasonably priced with domestic and foreign wines, especially French wines.
The desserts are super and I would recommend the chocolate soufflé.
The dining room is white, elegantly simple, except the central spray of sumptuous flowers which change periodically.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is certainly the best restaurant we have been to in the Sarasota area. It equals many fine restaurants in Europe.
The Colorado lamb and bread puddind were wonderful! The service was suitably attentive and it has an excellent wine list. I thoroughly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Best restaurant in Florida!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

A gem of culinary excellence on Long Boat Key! Fresh, French and Fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A wonderful dining experience from start to finish. Welcoming hosts, varied and large wine list, a menu that will please all, what more could one ask for. Oh yes, professional service.
All delivered for your enjoyment.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Maison Blanche is a special place. We go once a year each season to remind ourselves of just how good the food is. It is a top notch French restaurant. Food was again amazing and service was great.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Love this restaurant, best on Longboat Key! Had the Colorado Lamb this evening. What a treat! Thank you for the wonderful food, great atmosphere and fabulous service!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Top of the line. Food excellent, service refined but not snooty, nice white-curtained room. Poultry pie (duck and chicken) excellent, snapper in buttery sauce very tasty. Asparagus soup just ok and music a bit too loud, but on the whole as good a dining experoence as any in Sarasota. Expensive, but not unreasonable for what you get

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is the second time I have dined at Maison Blanche. Each experience was wonderful. The presentation is magnificent and the waiters are very attentive. I look forward to coming back again. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the Sarasota area.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Elegant setting with delicious food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As usual, the best food in Southwest Florida and beyond.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Service was impeccable! Food was outstanding. I recommend the mushroom risotto. I felt underdressed for dinner due to most of the men were wearing sport coats, so dress up.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Best classic French restaurant in Sarasota. Original flavours and outstsnding presentation.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Best modern French cooking in the area. Ambience is casual but beautiful with flowers and clever table centerpieces. The chef has a mssterful way with fish and seafood. Octopus appetizer was tender and very tasty. My wife’s crab roll appetizer was also a delight. Her sea bass entry with beautifully crisped skin was to die for. My salmon was done perfectly and served on a bed of spinach purée that enhanced the flavors of the salmon. Desserts are decadent: apple tart is light but skillfully caramel iced, the strawberry vacherin rich with ripe strawberry flavors. Service is friendly, responsive and knowledgable. I am sure that you will not find some of the older vintages of burgundies, bordeaux’s and Loire valley wines anywhere else in Florida, especially with such value driven pricing. Well worth the trip to Longboat Key.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Fabulous experience
We love the quality of the restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We had a fabulous experience. Would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Best classical French food around! Impeccable service and friendly vibe - every time we visit!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. Every element of one’s dining experience is first rate.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was good but not good enough to warrant the price.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Inventive menu. Delicious food. Wonderful service. Nice background music. We especially enjoyed hearing Madeline Peyroux. We woke up the following morning remembering fondly our dinner at Maison Blanche. Would love to dine here again on our next visit to the area.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The various courses were well prepared and presented. The wait staff were very pleasant and very knowledgeable about the menu offerings.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Consistently excellent! What more can be said!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Superb food
Impeccable service
Repeat customers for a reason!!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Consistently good. Order Soufflés for dessert in advance. Menu is limited but choices are all wonderful! We always go twice in a week because it is that good!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We always enjoy dining at Maison Blanche.The food and service are excellent.We have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great meal and great service. Menu features many classic French dishes all served by a wait staff that is both attentive and unobtrusive. Maison Blanche is fine dining at its best.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Refined French in minimalist modern setting. We prefer more bistro cooking with varying textures and a warmer atmosphere. The vacherin was beautiful with luscious meringue. Suckling pig did not have crispy skin though extremely tender meat. Lamb chop with no bone. Very good mushroom risotto

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The birthday dinner for my wife with our friends was flawless. The food was exquisite, the service from Victoria was an exceptional special touch, and the room was elegant and vibrant. Our friends from Manhattan could not stop extolling the experience. This is easily our favorite restaurant in the Sarasota area. We look forward to many visits.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Simply superb! Thank you!

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