SPECTACULAR!! Maison Blanche is an excellent restaurant. In September of 2017, I moved to Florida from New York. At the risk of sounding arrogant, I am used to high quality restaurants, which are very common in Manhattan. I saw some reviews that were not favorable towards Maison Blanche, but those reviews ae unfounded. I was taking my girl out of a birthday dinner, and Maison Blanche did not disappoint but went well above my expectations.
First, the decors is beautiful – elegant but simple. Second, the service was very good. The waiter was a young man who was a member of the family who owned the restaurant. Third, the presentation was spectacular. Fourth, and most importantly, the food was excellent. I had the special ravioli with truffles. It was amazing. For the entrée, I had the special poultry pie. This was PHENOMENAL! It was quail, duck, mushrooms, truffles and bacon layered in a pastry puff and surrounded by a red wine reduction sauce. If you like gamey flavors like I do, then you will love it. The woman I was with has the pate, which was excellent, and then the sea bass over a bed of spinach. Everything was cooked to perfection. For desert, we had the chocolate soufflé and the bread pudding, both of which were superb. The portions were just right. I have read people complaining about the portions, and I suspect they may like Carrabba's. Maison Blanch is not for the Carrabba's crowd.
Everything was just delicious. Pate' wasn't what I expected. I had the special which was unique and wonderful.
Maison Blanche made Mother's Day memorable. The service and food was spot on. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite. From the baguettes to the desserts, everything was delicious.
Maison Blanche is always our first choice for special dining. If you haven't been there, you must go. It is really special.
One of the best classical French restaurants that I've dined in recently. Anyone in Southwest Florida looking for the true French dinning experience need look no further. I've dined at the French Laundry, Daniel's, Le Cirque , Maxims, and Roland Passot's La Folie. This is as good as any of them.
Photo attached is a Sashimi grade Ahi Tuna dish, topped with Sautéed, Baby Bok Choy, & drizzled about the plate, a pureed ginger, soy, and wasabi sauce.
Simply the best French cuisine in Florida!
It was one of the best French restaurants we’ve ever had the pleasure of dining at. It was such a treat to find a restaurant of this caliber tucked away in a condo building on Longboat Key. Bon appetite to those who are lucky enough to score a reservation there!
The reviews were very good and we likewise enjoyed our experience BUT make sure you get a thorough understanding of each food item ordered. The "sea bass" was not real Sea Bass and when I noted it to our server she said it was Bronzino. Now, it tasted fabulous but was not the mouthwatering, thick cut of sea bass I was expecting. Likewise, the escargot was in a puff pastry and less flavorful than a normal garlic buttery presentation. Overall, still a very nice restaurant.
Fiancés Birthday. Everything was outstanding!!
We love dining here for special occasions, such an exceptional experience/restaurant!
I have been going for years when we come to Fla. Always great food and great value.
We are NEVER disappointed in Maison Blanche. It is one of the top restaurants in the Sarasota area. Impeccable service. Great chef. Wonderful wine. This restaurant is always my first recommendation to friends. Congratulations to Jose and Victoria!!
Fabulous in every way. The best restaurant in Florida.
Superb food, beautiful ambiance, excellent and knowledgeable staff. Attention to detail on all fronts greatly appreciated.
Beautiful and very unusual dining room, very attentive and courteous staff, excellent food. The ravioli with foie gras sauce was very memorable.
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!
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!
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.
Very nice place with excellent food and service. Hidden spot in Longboat for a great meal. Highly recommend.
Interesting menu, great steak choices and classic French choices
Fit for foodies!
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 🙏🏻
Highly recommed this special restaurant! World class French cuisine - a hidden gem.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Maison Blanche. Our food was delicious, well presented and the proportions were ideal.
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.
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.
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.
Best restaurant in Florida!
A gem of culinary excellence on Long Boat Key! Fresh, French and Fantastic.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Elegant setting with delicious food and excellent service.
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.
As usual, the best food in Southwest Florida and beyond.
Best classic French restaurant in Sarasota. Original flavours and outstsnding presentation.
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.
We love the quality of the restaurant