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Beautiful place with excellent food and superb service. Checking in was very safe as they took our temperatures and we answered questions to be sure we didn't have covid-19 masks were required upon entry which we wore I really like that they were following the CDC guidelines ... read more
Karen Marshall via google.com - Dec 1, 2020
Love the food and ambiance of this place. The live piano music is the icing on the cake. The staff is friendly and professional. Joe, the piano player is an excellent musician.
Janice Piechow via google.com - Nov 28, 2020
This is a beautiful place
This is a beautiful place with wonderful food and service. Very responsible, great menu and Phil was a fantastic server.
rebeccaannen via tripadvisor.com - Nov 27, 2020
It was a great tasting Thanksgiving feast !!
Ronald Trahan via google.com - Nov 26, 2020
Great food and wonderful ambience. It's nice to go to a restaurant like Rose Plantation.
Brian Maher via google.com - Nov 19, 2020
Amazingly delicious food..location..ambiance..Staff was superb..just stellar from beginning to end.
Kblakley 101 via google.com - Nov 14, 2020
Lovely setting and good food. Had the caprese cheese and lobster bisque.
Sharon Cuppett via google.com - Nov 11, 2020
My top scene for american food. Service is always super even when they have a full house. Prices are appropriate for the quality.
Mark Osborne via google.com - Nov 10, 2020
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely Anniversary dinner at The Rose Plantation two nights ago. This was my second time here, his first. Our server was so pleasant, knowledgeable of the menu and specials, and made recommendations. I took her advice and was pleased I did. She was wonderful! I'm so sorry I don't remember your name (I'm awf ... read more
Kim Desrochers via google.com - Nov 7, 2020
Wonderful food and service. Location on the lake was great too. Beautiful 100+ year old home, now the restaurant.
Brooke Silvernail via google.com - Nov 3, 2020
On October 31 2020 we celebrated my son's wedding at Rose Plantation. Working with them was one of the best experiences we had. From the planning through to the event was FLAWLESS. The food was perfect, the staff was the best, and the place was awesome. I would suggest if you are planning an event to call them. Could not have asked f ... read more
Todd Hollander via google.com - Nov 1, 2020
Awesome crab cakes ... read more
Cricket McGinness via google.com - Oct 23, 2020
Great place we went for lunch
Great place we went for lunch on Friday October 16th for my wife’s birthday lunch what a great serendipity find. We saw an ad in the villages daily and the ad was so compelling we were inclined to try it,and are we glad we did...it’s a charming 100 + year old former home of a newspaper executive. We ate outside in one of the gazeb ... read more
764lennyc via tripadvisor.com - Oct 18, 2020
My friends and I had a very delicious dinner experience there ... read more
Sandy Ditieri via google.com - Oct 17, 2020
Food is good but $$$$
Went with a large group but did not feel the price was worth what I received. I went home hungry. I could have had a slice of their homemade pies and I think they had 2 different cakes but I dislike paying for a slice...of pie/cake that is almost the price of a meal. I went home and ate a slice of cake. Quaint atmosphere. Perfect for ... read more
TravFL via tripadvisor.com - Oct 14, 2020
Nice house on the lake! Everything else was pretty mediocre! Not being able to wear shorts even nice ones was nuts! It was 100° heat index at 5:30 when we had reservations! No bar to relax at before reservations while waiting for the rest of are party!
Doug Ward via google.com - Oct 12, 2020
Food and service was great. A beautiful setting Will definitely go again ... read more
Janie Griffin via google.com - Oct 1, 2020
Very nice, great service, good food ... read more
Carolann Kmiecik via google.com - Oct 1, 2020
First time there. Had their lobster special tonite and it was delish 😋. We'll definitely go back. Lovely old house.
Janet Comesky via google.com - Sep 29, 2020
It was fantastic! Food was excellent, service the best and it was a very nice relaxing place to dine.
pat paciolla via google.com - Sep 29, 2020
We don't understand why we do not go here more often. Everything is excellent.
Jon Hoscheit via google.com - Sep 29, 2020
I are here a year  ago with friends ...
I are here a year  ago with friends. We had to wait on a seat it was very busy. We enjoyed a walk through the Rose Garden. So many beautiful colors. It was a very unique place.  The food was very good.
Jane R. via yelp.com - Sep 27, 2020
Great place ... read more
Vicky Stone via google.com - Sep 26, 2020
Great restaurant good food good service love the piano music will return again ... read more
Bob GRAVES via google.com - Sep 20, 2020
Super COVID-19 conscious from the front door. Excellent good and service. Wonderful atmosphere. Only concern was dinners leaving and not masking as they passed everyone on the way out. Otherwise a great dinning experience.
Fred Heid via google.com - Sep 20, 2020
GREAT LUNCH! Food and service was perfect in a wonderful setting.
Eileen Steele via google.com - Sep 15, 2020
Amazing food and service in a historic home with a beauty view. A very special place ... read more
Vickie Griffith via google.com - Sep 11, 2020
Overpriced ... read more
Steven Niswonger via google.com - Sep 7, 2020
nice change from cookie cutter ...
nice change from cookie cutter dining at the villages,,, authentic 1 off dishes,,, attentive competent cordial staff,,, banana creme pie's outstanding ... read more
John B. via yelp.com - Sep 5, 2020
All 4 meals were delicious and service spectacular. Good social Distancing and health review regarding travel, symptoms, washing hands before entering.
Kaye Smith via google.com - Sep 3, 2020
Doing their best under the circumstances ... read more
Anna Lehrberger via google.com - Sep 2, 2020
Love this place. Our first time here but we'll be back for sure. Lovely atmosphere, great food cooked perfectly. I had veal picata. Delish. The bread was fresh & hot. Our waitress was wonderful, sweet, answered all our questions and made suggestions.
Barbara DeCeck via google.com - Aug 29, 2020
Lovely Birthday Dinner at Rose Plantation
This was a first time for us at Rose Plantation and there was no disappointment. Social distancing is taken seriously with masks, health check, hand washing and temp checks before entering. The meal selection was excellent and the flavors of everything were delightful. Great server...More ... read more
patcolello via tripadvisor.com - Aug 15, 2020
Awesome place when are you opening? Want a reservation ... read more
Pam arte via google.com - May 7, 2020
We Took our neighbors for lunch and the service and quality of food earned a 5 star.
Ed Grabusic via google.com - Mar 17, 2020
Great place for a special occasion.
Has a nice setting on its property. Small lake and lots of flowers growing. The service, and food were great. My wife and I celebrated her birthday and was a memorable day, in part due to The Rose Plantation ... read more
remron1 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 16, 2020
Fantastic food and service!
Paula Scott via google.com - Mar 14, 2020
Pauly cut a ribeye for me and it was cooked to perfection. Best restaurant in the area. Dont forget to bring your own wine for a $20 corkage fee ... read more
Jeff Pitel via google.com - Mar 10, 2020
Lovely evening
We went for DH's birthday. We were seated on the lanai with a lovely view of Fountain Lake. I had the lobster bisque and stuffed flounder. My husband had mushroom brie soup and duck. Both were exceptional. Vegetables were fresh and not over cooked. Our...More ... read more
Sassafras06 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 10, 2020
Our waiter Willie is a waiter of Class. He is a top shelf waiter and you should be very happy to have him in your employ. The food and atmosphere is excellent and priced right. I would recommend this restaurant to all who love to eat. Great for a Special Ocasion. I'd give it a 5 *!
Margie Perretti via google.com - Mar 10, 2020
Spent a lovely evening at the Rose Plantation.
Five of us had a marvelous evening at the Rose Plantation. The table was in a location that we could see the lovely view of the lake. I had been before and sit on the porch which I liked for the just two of us....More ... read more
junerT203UB via tripadvisor.com - Mar 7, 2020
Food is good, but pricey. Nice atmosphere, but noisy. A couple of us had the pecan pie, and it was a big disappointment compared to past visits. Flat, runny, and small, and a RIP off for $9.
lynn savron via google.com - Mar 6, 2020
The restaurant is actually a converted home that was built by a newspaper publisher from Massachusetts in 1917 as a winter retreat. The current owners converted it into this elegant restaurant. The China and silver are eclectic and lovely. The wait staff is well trained and very attentive. The menu selections offer variety and all ar ... read more
rgw 2112 via google.com - Mar 6, 2020
Enjoyable evening with friends-
Enjoyable evening with friends- scallops were great as was 1/2 rack of lamb. My snapper special was a huge portion and very delicious. The entrees came with sides so we had plenty to eat- will return ... read more
KateH141 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 5, 2020
Lovely atmosphere and dining with a view of beautiful rose garden
I enjoyed lunch with a large group of friends. The blueberry grilled cheese sandwich was wonderful and the banana cream pie creamy and delicious.
KenKathyTheVillages via tripadvisor.com - Mar 5, 2020
Very nice atmosphere in surroundings food was mediocre.
Harry and Diana Taylor via google.com - Mar 1, 2020
Our waitress was fantastic! But my seafood order did not include my preferred temperature. I assumed the fish would be served medium rare, but it was cooked to well done. It was still good, but just “one of those things”...
Kay S via google.com - Feb 28, 2020
Wonderful dinner with friends
The Rose Plantation is a lovely, upscale dining experience. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive, the food was delicious. The dining room tables are not close together so you feel you have private space. I look forward to my family's next visit so I...More ... read more
CPAMOM8686 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 23, 2020
Great food, Excellent service, ...
Great food, Excellent service, beautiful grounds! We are visiting the villages from NY/NJ and this has been the best food so far.  Our waiter Taylor was amazing, attentive and so very personable.  One star taken off bc the drinks were only ok but everything else was great! I had the duck and they brought out my plate, told me the che ... read more
Elizabeth L. via yelp.com - Feb 22, 2020
Great food, beautiful presentation, a "chef prepared" kind of feel to each dish. I had a great date nite even if it is bit of an older crowd.
shaun egan via google.com - Feb 21, 2020
For special occasions
It is a bit pricey but for a special occasion, it is soooo worth it. When scanning the restaurant, all I saw for the most part were women. That is not to say a man could not or would not find something delicious and filling...More ... read more
TravFL via tripadvisor.com - Feb 20, 2020
Perfection
Rarely can one dine and say that everything was perfect but last night to celebrate my husband's birthday, EVERYTHING was perfect! The food, all prepared and presented beautifully: my duck was moist and plentiful,my husband's rack of lamb melted in your mouth and all the...More ... read more
Diane K via tripadvisor.com - Feb 19, 2020
First time and it was Beautiful vintage dinning setting, the atmosphere, the food was good and pleasant, the waitress was prompt with taking our orders as well as checking to see if everything was okay. It was really busy for lunch and the wait wasn't bad at all, the parking was ridiculous but overall I'd recommend this place to othe ... read more
Nadine Pierson via google.com - Feb 18, 2020
Excellent service and delicious food.
Olga Reggie Caporale via google.com - Feb 15, 2020
2019 historic home setting, delicious food and great service
I have been to your restaurant a few times and always look forward to returning. I arrived at the second sitting and learning your best prime rib beef was already gone. Drats!!! The next time I arrived, I ensured I arrived for the first dinner...More ... read more
Dreamersdoit1 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 10, 2020
Wonderful setting, ambience was priceless and the food and service was exceptional.
Carol Morris via google.com - Feb 5, 2020
Very pleasant surprise
We stumbled upon this restaurant after shopping at a consignment shop close by. It seemed really busy for a late lunch so we decided to give it a try. We were glad that we did. The food was good, the service was good and they...More ... read more
anoleslady via tripadvisor.com - Feb 5, 2020
Dinner for Four
We went here for the fist time and the food and service was outstanding. The rack of lamb was had be two and was delish and perfectly cooked medium. the creamed spinach and sweet potato casserole were outstanding. The other two in the party had...More ... read more
dougfleming via tripadvisor.com - Feb 2, 2020
There were 3 of us and we each had something different. My crab cake was delicous! Our friend's 4oz filet, from the pre fix was excellent. The appitizer, lobster purses, tasted like and looked like salmon. It was replaced with a ceaser salad which was good. The scallops were small but good. The server, Willie, was a pleasure. Tha ... read more
Linda Ouellette via google.com - Jan 30, 2020
Very well prepared food and good service. Well worth a trip.
mary muenchinger via google.com - Jan 29, 2020
Great food, atmosphere and service.
lee snyder via google.com - Jan 27, 2020
Our first dining experience was wonderful. There was something on the menu for all of us and we each raved about the service, presentation and quality of the meal.
Guy Shipley via google.com - Jan 24, 2020
Awesome food and deserts ... read more
Kitty coffey via google.com - Jan 24, 2020
Great decor, exemplary service ...
Great decor, exemplary service, a decent wine list, and an old-fashioned menu. Terrific views, a nice garden, a wonderful interior, and OK food.
Richard K. via yelp.com - Jan 24, 2020
Anniversary Dinner
Beautiful setting! The food was excellent. We had the 4 oz filet which you could cut with a spoon. It was expertly prepared. Our server was very attentive. A great experience!
FPCHAP via tripadvisor.com - Jan 23, 2020
Had lunch... excellent Reuben sandwich. Really wish I had the banana cream pie for dessert. It looked amazing!!!!
Dave Kuhn via google.com - Jan 22, 2020
Anniversary Lunch For Just We Two, BUT,
The establishment is very attractive and on a Lake with lots of Rose bushes. The food was excellent. Definitely will pay them a return visit. BUT; our server was overworked serving several tables including one with a party of 14 to 16. We had to...More ... read more
CharlesM4047 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 21, 2020
Best crab cakes in Florida!
Bonita Hoke via google.com - Jan 20, 2020
A beautiful place with great food...ambiance and close to the VILLAGES ... read more
Jean Wagner via google.com - Jan 20, 2020
Good service, good variety on lunch menu, very busy. Would go again.
Tom Burgess via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
Southern delights
Beautiful old plantation house in a great location (well off the beaten track), no tourists here just locals, which was a refreshing change and very tasty plates of food served. Our server was superb, great explanation of the dishes and speedy service! The Lobster bisque...More ... read more
honeyImhome61 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 13, 2020
Wonderful lunch menu. Beautiful place.
Eunice Hurt via google.com - Jan 12, 2020
Beautiful setting, but ...
A beautiful setting for a lunch with girlfriends with window seats overlooking the lake - an excellent start to the afternoon. However, the service was not as expected. Our server looked tired, even at 1pm, and she was not attentive. We needed to get up...More ... read more
A1592KKmaryw via tripadvisor.com - Jan 10, 2020
Excellent service and delicious food. Our entire party of 6 enjoyed our meals. Only a couple of Doggy bags. So good!
James DeLapp via google.com - Jan 9, 2020
Loved the food! Service was also very good. It's a beautiful place ... read more
Sedina Lafevor via google.com - Jan 3, 2020
Food is excellent but far too pricey. Doesn't get value for money ... read more
Johanna OBrien via google.com - Dec 28, 2019
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