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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.59mi
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  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, American, 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
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, 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

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
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Good for a Date (17)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Authentic (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fun (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is the Florida gulf coast's best and perhaps only classical French restaurant. Others in the area a France inspired, but Maison Blanche is French cooking, very nicely executed.

We have tried to dine here before, but it is hard to get a table in season. As this is first Summer that MB has stayed open, we got lucky on a last minute trip to Sarasota/Longboat Key.

Meal started with a chilled vegetable soup amuse bouche, tomato tart and shrimp and eggplant appetizers, sautéed sweetbreads with braised endives for mains and very nice chocolate soufflés to finish. All perfectly prepared, nicely seasoned and sauced...what a one star Michelin would serve in France. Friendly, unpretentious service, some reasonable bottles on the wine list in a comfortable room all deserving of its strong reputation.

We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 23, 2017

It's off season in Sarasota so when we got there there was only 2 other couples in there. I was a bit nervous at the lack of patrons and the look of the outside of the restaurant which is attached to an average resort complex. Once inside the hostess was very friendly an seated the 4 of us at our table. The place is very nice inside and the bathrooms were spotless. My friend even commented how nice the hand soap was in the restroom. Now for the food experience. The server quickly took our drink order and brought out two selections of bread/rolls for the table. For appetizer we had the duck Foie gras and steamed octopus, both were amazing . My friend and I ordered the ribeye done medium rare with a side of the pepper sauce, mine with mashed potatoes and his with the vegetables. The girls ordered lobster and the short ribs. The server had my friend and I check the temperature of our steaks and they were perfect. We were each commenting how great our meal was. The steak was probably one of the best I have eaten out and the pepper sauce was superb. The hit of the night had to be the short ribs. In between appetizer and main course they brought out a cold soup in a shot glass . The soup was not for me but the girls loved it. For dessert we shared the apple tart and the pineapple desserts. There was nothing left on our plates.
Just when we finished our desserts they brought out a finishing touch of another small dessert in a shot glass with a small pistachio marshmallow and little cookie on a plate. We talked about our dinner the whole way home. Do not miss this place it was a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The BEST restaurant in the Sarasota/Longboat Key area. What a gem! Beautiful food, service and atmosphere. Well worth every penny.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Celebrating my husband's birthday tonight with a party of seven. Everyone in my party loved their meal. The service was spectacular. My husband certainly felt special. The decor is simple yet elegant. I have eaten here in the past and consistently had a fabulous experience. For the level of food quality, decor and service the prices are as expected. $64.00 a person not including beverages.
Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful cuisine with attentive staff. Our waiter was both knowledgeable and "fun". Our party stayed late but we were never made to feel rushed.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 11, 2017

An outstanding restaurant. Very fine French cuisine, service to match.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

One of the best chefs and service in Sarasota.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Loved it all; everything about it was perfect! Happy to celebrate my 76th birthday there!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent as always! The food and service is outstanding. Great place to dine with friends

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our dining experience was outstanding! We have been visiting Longboat Key for the last two weeks in July for the past fifteen years. We enjoy eating at all the fine restaurants in the Longboat Key and Sarasota area. Until this year Maison Blanche has always been closed several weeks during the summer. To our surprise we were able to make reservations and it was well worth the wait. Ok ow some may find Maison Blanche some what expensive but the caliber of dining and cuisine does deserve the pricing. We were served a complimentary chilled soup and housemade baguette and biscuits. We shared the Blue Crab
appetizer and the Fois Gras special appetizer with Parmesan Risotto and both had the Mediterranean Sea Bass with roasted spinach, a divine lemon caper sauce and tiny buttery croutons---Bon Appetite. We had Meringue Luzi Cream Raspberry for dessert---Delicious. They served complimentary small cocoa dusted chocolate truffle and petite serving of chocolate mousse. It was the best dining experience ever. I would truly recommend Maison Blanche for an unforgettable dining experience
and request Michelle as your waiter. He was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Sat for about 20 minutes before being asked if we would like a drink, service was really slow all night. Our server said they were down one that night. Not acceptable in such an expensive place. Snapper was dry but everything else was good.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Underwhelmed in all regards after reading such high reviews

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Best restaurant in Sarasota, which otherwise has almost zero good restaurants, however MB is quite good. Very fine food, although a little rich and saucy, which is becoming passé. Excellent quality ingredients and cooking, very good presentation, professional service and an excellent wine list. World travelers will not be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Outstanding dining! Outstanding presentation and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Amazing !!!!!!

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 (Naples)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I didn't get credit with open table

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