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“Amazing again...”
Review of Maison Blanche

Maison Blanche
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Ranked #9 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$65
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
Akron, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing again...”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

This was our second visit to Maison Blanche and everything was exceptional. Martin was a wonderful server and helped with our wine selection. It was the perfect French white wine to complement our seafood dishes. I had the salmon special which was so fresh and tasty.
My husband loved the herb ravioli and sea bass. The raspberry soufflé was a highlight of our last meal and the grand marnier soufflé tonight was AMAZING. If you appreciate fine food, sophisticated ( but not stuffy ) atmosphere and attentive service, this is your place. Nothing else compares in the Sarasota area.

  • Visited April 2014
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Stratford on Avon
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Food good value- wine expensive- no wine by glass”
Reviewed 2 April 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
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Sophisticated French on Longboat Key”
Reviewed 30 March 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
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent service, even better food”
Reviewed 16 March 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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Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Birthday Dinner”
Reviewed 26 February 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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