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Maison Blanche Restaurant

2605 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-3106
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Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $42
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4 miles from St Armond's Circle; and 6 miles downtown Sarasota
Description: The room is designed by award winning architect, Franck Hammoutene in subtle homage to American mid-century in 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.
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English first
Anna Maria, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a terrific place for real foodies. The servings are small but exquisite, the service is great and not overbearing , and the wine list is really good. If you are looking for "all you can eat" and a gulf view, you will be happier at a different eatery. This is a fine French restaurant with a perfectly prepared... More

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St. Petersburg, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This place is tucked in an old hotel but they did a great job of making you not feel like you are. They're pretty fancy so be sure to dress nice to avoid feeling uncomfortable. Their menu is what you would expect in a high scale restaurant. The fois gras the steak tartar and the suckling pig were all amazing.... More

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Akron, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

If you appreciate well executed and delicious French food and don't mind paying the price, this is the place for you. We visit the Sarasota area three to four times a year and alway visit Maison Blanche. It is the highlight of our vacation. It is better than Danielle in NYC.

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Chicago, Illinois
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490 reviews 490 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A couple of years ago, a friend recommended Maison Blanche to us. It had been recommended to him by a friend while he was attending a conference in Sarasota. He was wowed by the experience and urged us to try it. Before we left on our June/July vacation in Florida, I called to make a reservation. Sorry, but the restaurant... More

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

There is nothing like this restaurant in our area - and it probably the top restaurant in FL. Chef Martinez has incredible credentials, working with some legendary French chefs - and his technique and presentation reflect his experience. Each item is meticulously prepared, and the service is what you would expect from a high-end restaurant - and we especially enjoy... More

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Tampa, FL
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The last time I had a meal this good was at The French Laundry in Napa Valley - only this one is cheaper. I cannot stress how INCREDIBLE the food and service are - forget five stars - TEN STARS! The suckling pig, the rib-eye steak, the short rib, the sea bass ... I could go on and on. Our... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A wonderful and gracious meal for our anniversary. Excellent, courteous and knowledgeable service (except for one busboy), and an anniversary cupcake brought in to the Chorale from Beethoven's Ninth! Very easy about a dish not quite as good as the others, immediately taken away and replaced with a superior alternate. Reservations an absolute must. Don't be put off by the... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After reading all the positive reviews, this appeared to be the destination! No ambiance whatsoever. Only wine served, however, when a local known patron requested a Martini, it was served. The food was ok, for the price I have had much better. I would not recommend this restaurant, nor will I return.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

After reading all the excellent reviews we booked for Mother's Day while on vacation on AMI. What happened?? This was not our experience. This was the worst meal we have ever had at this price. $300 later we were so disappointed especially since it was Mother's Day and we were treating our Mom. Room is odd. With views of a... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

You enter this sophisticated restaurant, decor all white with a beautiful arrangement of white orchids in the center of the room. The food is very refined and beautifully presented. Definitely FINE dining experience.

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