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“Food good value- wine expensive- no wine by glass” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maison Blanche

Maison Blanche
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Ranked #7 of 24 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $65
Cuisines: French, European, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4 miles from St Armond's Circle; and 6 miles downtown Sarasota
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.
Stratford on Avon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Food good value- wine expensive- no wine by glass”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We were party of 4 and thought they should sell wine by the glass as bottles were SO expensive that we had to choose a bottle to suit all 4 ...
We would have taken 4 glasses of different wines but had to drink same wine ... We could not order a bottle each ..
It was the most expensive dinner I have ever had as a result . Suggest ordering dinner
with water as food is fine but wine is off the charts..

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Sophisticated French on Longboat Key”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

A very nice, quiet, coddled dining experience in an unexpected location on Longboat Key. Very French, excellent service. amazingly quiet and top notch food.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IntlTravler
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Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent service, even better food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Went to celebrate our anniversary. I had the duck and my wife the scallops, both of them fantastic. The octopus appetizer was delicious. For dessert, my wife really liked the hazelnut puffs, I enjoyed the chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet.
Service was very attentive without being intrusive. This place is fantastic, a most while in the Sarasota area.

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Thank Juan M
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Excellent dinner. I ordered the pasta w/shrimp&lobster. Yummy and a perfect serving. Hubby's crispy duck was too good as was the sautéed foie gras. Short ribs are worth ordering too. My birthday dessert was the best surprise and our server was so friendly and fell into our humor easily. Not as straight-laced as it appears. LOVED IT!

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Thank Windswept2
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Chicago, Illinois
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233 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Le Bon Vivant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

Maison Blanche is an example of the good life. It has it all: Food fit for foodies, outstanding wines, remarkable ambiance and great service. The menu is Prixe Fixe consisting of a starter, entrée and dessert. We substituted a mesclun salad for dessert which we elected to be served after our entrée. The Foie Gras terrine was smooth and full of flavor, My braised sweetbread entrée was tasty and served with a beet puree. The hit of the night was my wife’s suckling pig. It was baked to perfection. The skin was crisp as it should be. The meat was tender and tasty. Our salad was fresh and lightly dressed, We selected a French Bordeaux that complemented both entrees and starters. Do not let the entrance fool you. Upon entering, you are transformed into a room elegantly furnished. This is truly a special occasion place. There might be 25 tables in total, Reservations are definitely a must. Our server had a heavy French accent that added to the experience. It reminded me of upscale restaurants that I have eaten in when in Paris. A definite come back to place!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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