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Maison Blanche Restaurant

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2605 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-3106 (4 miles from St Armond's Circle; and 6 miles downtown Sarasota)
941-383-8088
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The room is designed by award winning architect, Franck Hammoutene in...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Paris on the West Coast

We were treated to delicately prepared French cuisine at Maison Blanche with good French wines in a refined atmosphere. Our table of six enjoyed delicious and light crab appetizers, chanterelles and carpaccio. Our entrees were poached halibut, short ribs, filet and sea bass, all hitting there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Daniel R
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Albany, New York
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We were treated to delicately prepared French cuisine at Maison Blanche with good French wines in a refined atmosphere. Our table of six enjoyed delicious and light crab appetizers, chanterelles and carpaccio. Our entrees were poached halibut, short ribs, filet and sea bass, all hitting there respective marks. For dessert, most of us enjoyed a delightful pineapple coconut mousse and... More 

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ann arbor, mi
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Don't trust all the positive reviews here; I don't understand them. The restaurant was also filled; something else I can't understand. This restaurant, given the very high price, was sub par at every step. It began by our asking the person who brought our menus whether they had cocktails; she said she would have to ask. She never returned. They... More 

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Easiily the best restaurant in the area. Most of all, we enjoyed the lovely leisurely pace of the meal. So many places in Sarasota seem to push people through so quickly presumably just to rebook tables but Maison Blanche makes eating out a real dining experience similar to the best european restaurants.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We dined at Maison Blanche on a recent trip to Sarasota and would highly recommend it. As others have said, it is nothing special from the outside and there is no view, but this dining experience is all about the food. The special the night we were there was Dover sole -- it was cooked to perfection and absolutely the... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This restaurant was hard to find but worth finding. Very small and intimate and limited menu but food was really good. I loved how they didn't Rush us thru the meal and it was a three hour event which was nice for a change.

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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We make sure that every year we are visiting the area we eat at least twice here because it is still far and away the best restaurant in the area. Superb ingredients ; subtle flavours ; excellent, discreet but attentive service ; very good advice re wines and combinations. There is no view ; the waiter doesn't want to be... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is always delicious--well-prepared, creative, from the highest quality ingredients, and simply but beautifully presented. The owners are French, so the foundation is strongly European-- they take good food and the eating experience seriously without being stuffy or too formal. The space is minimalist white--clean, curtained, and curvy. It's a comfortable combination of cozy and spacious. Dishes include both... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Visited Maison Blanche for our anniversary last year. When looking for Sarasota fine dining, Maison Blanche is second to none. Excellent food with an excellent wine list, especially if you are looking for fine French wines at a reasonable price. A definite must for any special occasion. The atmosphere is intimate; service is impeccable, and food is a memorable event.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We decided to visit Maison Blanche as a destination to celebrate my birthday and it was fabulous. The service was impeccable. The food was a 10 out of 10. And as we find in France the table was ours for the evening. A must destination while on Longboat Key

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Sarasota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First we must clear up a strange listing on TripAdvisor. When one searches for the best restaurants in Sarasota, up come pizza joints, ice cream parlors, and diverse venues that are NOT restaurants. They are eateries! Maison Blanche is a restaurant in the traditional sense of the word. My wife and I eat here with friends 2 or 3 times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2605 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-3106
    (4 miles from St Armond's Circle; and 6 miles downtown Sarasota)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: 941-383-8088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 42

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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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