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Maison Blanche

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French, European, International, Contemporary
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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)
+1 941-383-8088
17:30 - 21:30
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Davenport, Iowa
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143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waiter was the best. He really understood us and what we were looking for. The food was good, but not great. One halibut special, one snapper from the menu. Risotto with mushrooms was OK. Warm tomato salad was beaten in house. Decor & atmosphere left way much to be desired! Stuffy. Bare. Formal? No fun! Won't be back.

Thank Wrightway4010
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant by far - excellent all around. Have been there many times and it almost seems out of place. Could be in New York, Paris... nice wine list with reasonable prices. Very comfortable seating - it should be a Michelin star restaurant. Only comment: add more vegetables - less potatoes more greens.

Thank Robert Y
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This meal stood out as one of the very best restaurant experiences we have ever had. The decor, the service, the ambiance, the music (from 60s cocktail to Coldplay) and of course the food, were all perfection. It has a gorgeous mellow 1960s feel to it, fitting for the structure it is in. The amuse bouche, the bread, the appetisers,... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is the main reason we continue to vacation in the Sarasota area. It is a wonderful dining experience. This is meant for a lovely evening out to enjoy fine wine, outstanding service and amazing food. On par with any Michelin or James Beard restaurant where I have dined.

Thank SBK552001
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135 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dinner and service but expensive. Several options, a la carts or prix fixe. The later includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. This is the less expensive option. We opted for the a la carte; this plus several glasses of wine plus tip came to $240 for the two of us. Don't get me wrong, everything about the meal was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went to celebrate moms birthday- outstanding service and good made the evening memorable. Thanks!! Great wine selection.... Service impeccable Food Devine - chanterelles risotto, asparagus soup and crab cakes for appetizers. Followed by Chilean Seabass or Mediterranean Sea bass enjoyed by the table. Lamb, Filet mignon and Sweetbreads for main course loved by all. Can't wait to go back!

Thank ElaineTO
North Port, Florida
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261 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went with our friends from Scotland who also invited their friends from Scotland, who reside on Longboat Key. The owners son among others served this delicious dinner. And the owner did stop by our table for she has known our friends friend for some time. Electric menu. Throw a dart at an item or two and you will not be... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Six of us visited at the end of our stay in the area. The first impression in driving up and seeing the relatively old condo/hotel Four Winds Beach Resort was one of hesitation. A great restaurant in this place? An emphatic YES! The space is spectacularly done almost extensively in white (linens, curtains, ceiling) with black chairs and a warm... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

First of all, you have to be prepared to spend $150 a person or you should not be going here. I've read reviews complaining of the price but you have to expect to pay for quality food served beautifully in a beautiful room. The owners are French and could not be nicer. Some of the wait staff are also French... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

this was our third visit to the restaurant and another fantastic experience all around. Every dish continues to amaze us and the service is classic elegance. Bravo!

Thank Karine234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$65
French, European, International, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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: +1 941-383-8088
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?