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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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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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Longboat Key, Florida
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to celebrate one of my friend's birthday. Service was great and the food was amazing. I do think some dishes are overpriced but you feel France ambiance for sure I would return

Thank Danilozuniga
Goodspring, Tennessee
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great find. We were in the area for my husband's 50th high school reunion, and the night before we stumbled upon this hidden gem. The food was wonderful prepared and presented. Waite staff were attentive, but not intrusive. They were also very knowledgeable about the various items on the menu and the specials. It has limited seating... More 

Thank dhcoble
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maison Blanche is 2 1/2 hour drive so eating there requires an overnight stay - but it's definitely worth it for special occasions. From the amuse bouche to the desert course, you will be treated to a culinary tour of flavor and styles. With the Prix Fixe you have more options since you can substitute any appetizer or entree not... More 

1 Thank CandidReviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat out all the time. We know what and how to enjoy dinner... and Maison NEVER disappoints! Chef knows flavors and combinations, don't question it just try it and sit back and enjoy! Maybe you won't know but try it, you could, we try and learn new fantastic culinary delights!!! Thank you!!

Thank Exowner
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best restaurant in the Tampa Bay / Sarasota area. I travel extensively and am very familiar with excellent French cuisine. ( I have been to six 3 Star restaurants in Paris). This jewel of a restaurant captures the essence of fine French fare. The chef, Jose Martinez, owned a 1 star French restaurant in Paris. He trained under great chef's... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were with a group of friends all of whom had the 5 course tasting ,- starting with an amuse buche that was a terrific green spinach based cold soup. The salad, the risotto, fish dish and filet were each unbeatable. We had a choice of 2 whites (California Chardonney or Sauv Blanc, a Willamette Valley Pinot or a Rhone... More 

Thank SpringfieldFresser
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Living for 6 years in this area we never heard of Maison Blanche and it seems to exist for 16 years already. You would not find it if you would drive by. Hence you need an article and that is also how we found it. More importantly you get here something far elevated above the handful of other of top... More 

Thank Hans M
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We have finally dinned at Maison Blanche after two years of never being here when it is opened. Every single aspect of our time there was Splendide! The ambiance left the beach behind as did the beautiful owner who greeted us. Jose, the younger, was our wonderful server and his recommendations were just perfect. My husband and I had high... More 

Thank Susan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Life is wonderful at 80 years of age. Especially as every year my oldest son, Pat, takes me and his family to Maison Blanche on Longboat Key, FL. for a gastronomical delight on my birthday. The Chef and Owner, Jose Martinez, has a command over fine food and wine that is unsurpassed in my young 80 years on this earth.... More 

Thank GeneatBest
Maitland, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Due to the red tide plague we were the only couple there for the first hour, but they were very nice. The food was expensive but quite good.

Thank jgscott

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?