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Maison Blanche

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$$$$
French, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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2605 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228 (4 miles from St Armond's Circle; and 6 miles downtown Sarasota)
+1 941-383-8088
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Maison Blanche, or “white house” in French, embodies the ultimate in...
Maison Blanche, or “white house” in French, embodies the ultimate in sophistication; simple yet elegant, a modern but still-classic approach to dining. Maison Blanche enjoys a reputation as THE BEST restaurant in the Sarasota area and one of the finest in the state of Florida due to the consistent high quality of food and service.

Both the luxurious decor and the incredibly sumptuous menu bring your dining experience to life. Every detail of your meal is approached with the sole purpose of making your evening and the occasion truly memorable. With a menu featuring only the finest cuts of meat, the freshest seafood, poultry, game and produce, renowned chef, Jose Martinez creates meals that delight the palate from start to finish.
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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This proves the saying " You should judge a book by its cover" .... This very fine restaurant is located Ina time share condo hotel. It does not look like much from the outside. GO IN! The decor is modern rather than French, but the meal is very French and very wonderful. Multi courses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ofstraveler
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falmouth ma
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falmouth ma
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This proves the saying " You should judge a book by its cover" .... This very fine restaurant is located Ina time share condo hotel. It does not look like much from the outside. GO IN! The decor is modern rather than French, but the meal is very French and very wonderful. Multi courses, excellent wine list, desserts to die... More 

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1 Thank ofstraveler
Tampa, Florida
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best, well-rounded restaurant at which we have eaten in years - anywhere! The portions are reasonable to large; the fixed price menu quite reasonable - and they were happy to swap a salad at the end of the meal for dessert. The setting, service, food and superbly-chosen wine list make for an exquisitive evening. Would we do... More 

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1 Thank TampaTravelers777
Bonita Springs, Florida
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were vacationing in the Sarasota area which we hadn't visited for a few years. We wanted to enjoy a terrific meal in a different/unique setting and we found it with Maison Blanche. The dining room is not huge, has a welcoming feel to it and is very comfortable. Waitstaff are very attentive. We started with and shared the Chanterelles... More 

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Thank stevieb708
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Visited this elegant place with our Florida friends, the atmosphere is beautiful with minimalistic decor. The service was most attentive and genuine. The food was good but contrived in my opinion. There is definitely apparent quality of ingredients and nice plate presentation, creative garnishes but the food lacked originality and soul. The flavours were tempered as if the chef was... More 

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1 Thank roland b
Lafayette Indiana
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I get it. The "White House" should represent white. And it did in all ways. For sure, the white décor put the emphasis on the color of the guests. However, when I walked in I felt that I had just entered a medical examining room. Only, in this case 40 or so other strangers were watching. The food was excellent.... More 

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Thank AMKLafayetteIndiana
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Almost gave 5 stars. Very elegant dining room with a kitchen that really cares. Very suitable for a special occaision dinner. Not a family/ kid kind of place. Attentive staff and nice pace to dinner. Thought they were a liitle pricey and don't have a liquor license so very wine focused. Would go again

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Thank Larry B
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We booked this after my wife Google "best restaurants on Longboat Key", checked out the Chef's pedigree and went last night. I was optimistic when the wine list presented included about 20 from a wide range od appellations, including vows nee romance, and one I had never heard of close to Bordeeux. The owners were from Paris clearly as to... More 

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Thank cowhairs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Excellent meal, wonderful ambiance. Wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Delicious foi gras! Chilean sea bass cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I drove down there with my wife at the weekend but it was not as busy as the Maison Blanche in Sarasotta (closer to where we live), but it is the same white style neat decoration. It is not a big place so it's better to book. The hostess greeted us upon arrival; she knew our name and made us... More 

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Thank Alexander M
Sarasota, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

You will not regret it. Best meal my wife and I have ever eaten. The Chef will cook whatever is in season and you can give him exclusions "no shellfish", etc.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2605 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
    (4 miles from St Armond's Circle; and 6 miles downtown Sarasota)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-8088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 65
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

Description

Maison Blanche, or “white house” in French, embodies the ultimate in sophistication; simple yet elegant, a modern but still-classic approach to dining. Maison Blanche enjoys a reputation as THE BEST restaurant in the Sarasota area and one of the finest in the state of Florida due to the consistent high quality of food and service.

Both the luxurious decor and the incredibly sumptuous menu bring your dining experience to life. Every detail of your meal is approached with the sole purpose of making your evening and the occasion truly memorable. With a menu featuring only the finest cuts of meat, the freshest seafood, poultry, game and produce, renowned chef, Jose Martinez creates meals that delight the palate from start to finish.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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