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Maison Blanche Restaurant

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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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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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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
A TASTE OF FRANCE ON LONGBOAT KEY

“Consistently delicious” would be the adjective that best describes the very classy French restaurant on Longboat Key. Owned by most warm and welcoming Victoria and Jose Martinez, this restaurant does not disappoint. In the center of the dining room there is a beautiful display of beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Michele S
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

“Consistently delicious” would be the adjective that best describes the very classy French restaurant on Longboat Key. Owned by most warm and welcoming Victoria and Jose Martinez, this restaurant does not disappoint. In the center of the dining room there is a beautiful display of beautiful orchids, lovingly arranged by Victoria. (She changes this display according to the season and... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Always a treat to eat at Maison Blanche a little bit of Paris in Longboat Key, food is wonderful and beautifully prepared. Service excellent

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Nokomis
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! The chef and his wife own and operate this wonderful restaurant. They have an incredible menu. The only thing better than the menu is the actual food itself. The chef is world class. The wait staff is top drawer. No need or desire is missed. You will come away satisfied. PS The wine list is exceptional.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The atmosphere is elegant, but understated. The service is impeccable and the food is exquisite! One of the best restaurants in the area and that is saying a lot.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Perfectly beautiful restaurant, quiet atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food. In addition to all that, one can actually have a conversation without shouting in order to be heard.

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Longboat Key, FL
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The food here is exquisite! Some of the best food I have had anywhere. Service is impeccable,too. If you want a special meal, I would suggest this wonderful restaurant. Friendly, competent staff. Victoria is amazing.

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Irmo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Quaint dining with wonderful food and atmosphere! Enjoyed a glass of champagne with beef carpaccio while waiting on fish entree. All three diners loved the meal and dessert! Will go back every time we visit Longboat Key!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Driving up to the restaurant you may be a little concerned at the resort it is located in and question whether this will be a true fine dining experience. Once inside the ambiance changes to urban chic. The service was excellent. We had the lump crab appetizer which was very light and refreshing. Next I had the Suckling Pig which... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you've been to Bouley and Jean Georges in New York, the Maison Blanche is in a similar category but with less courses. The quality is there but we left looking for more desserts.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I have driven past this restaurant many times over the years, while staying on Longboat Key. It was a visit by my well traveled sister and her husband, who dine out frequently, that prompted our visit to Maison Blanche. What a treat! The decor is minimalist, with white linen covered table cloths and white draped walls, and... More 

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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 28 - 65
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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