Reviews

It was a great evening with great food and service celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary.
Sharon Halsted via google.com - Apr 23, 2018
Lunch
Overall great food and great Service! Food is prepared and served cooked to order So you will need to plan some extra time. Menu changes so here today may not be here next week. Beautiful scenery. Peaceful place.
BenjiMissa F via tripadvisor.com - Apr 21, 2018
Back to Fine Dining at The Rose ...
Back to Fine Dining at The Rose Plantation. It didn't fail to please us. Service by Laura was prompt, friendly, and always helpful. Three of us couldn't pass up the colossal Crab Cakes with panko stuffing. Mine came with the best Sweet Potato Casserole on the planet. The 4th guest had the Caesar Salad with anchovies and 6-oz Ahi Tuna ... read more
Pam S. via yelp.com - Apr 21, 2018
Excellent food and a nice atmosphere. Glad to see small business growing in our area. I will be returning for another special occasion.
James Miller via google.com - Apr 19, 2018
First time but will be returning
Went to the Rose Plantation in Fruitland Park today for lunch. The food was excellent on beautiful china dishes. There was a variety of different items and I tried the blueberry grilled cheese. It was yummy. The sandwich came with a side and I chose...More ... read more
Elizabeth S via tripadvisor.com - Apr 14, 2018
All The Right Stuff, Lacking Execution
The Rose Plantation is a charming old mansion and a beautiful setting for a fine dining restaurant. It offers an extensive and varied menu. Our waiter, Mark, was terrific and enhanced our experience with his good humor, attentiveness and knowledge of the menu. However, execution...More ... read more
philipo635 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 13, 2018
Wonderful food.Excellent service.Friendly atmosphere!
Carol Bowser via google.com - Apr 13, 2018
Impressive Lunch Experience
As with most restaurants, we heard good and not so good about The Rose Plantation. We resisted going until today. We felt like it was a safe bet for us to go for lunch, since the best comments were from the lunch hour experiences. As...More ... read more
Darlene P via tripadvisor.com - Apr 12, 2018
We were pleased. Any imperfections were recognized and fixed. Food was tasty, servers were gracious. Decent pricing. Drink specialty was pricey but good. Our first experience there and really enjoyed the lunch options. Wine list was impressive. Think we will try it for dinner.
Darlene Pruett via google.com - Apr 12, 2018
Service was great!! Food was fabulous. Worth every penny. Lobster bisque is great!
Tracy Gerber via google.com - Apr 12, 2018
Excellent food, my wife had rack of lamb, best since New Zealand. I had the prime rib, smoked and will prepared. We will come back.
Jim Reilly via google.com - Apr 8, 2018
We hosted a bridal shower here and it was incredible service, beautiful ambiance, comfortable setti
We hosted a bridal shower here and it was incredible service, beautiful ambiance, comfortable setting, delicious food/menu, and charming location. Thank you owners and staff for a perfect & ideal spot for a memorable day! �� ... read more
Angie McLemore via facebook.com - Apr 7, 2018
Good food but very expensive.
Paul Meola via google.com - Apr 7, 2018
Loved the charming atmosphere of this great place. Our anniversary dinner was fantastic! The filets
Loved the charming atmosphere of this great place. Our anniversary dinner was fantastic! The filets were very tender, exceptional side dishes. Definitely recommend for a night out or special occasion.
Sandy Brown Place via facebook.com - Apr 6, 2018
Outstanding in every way including the price.
karen allmacher via google.com - Apr 3, 2018
Celebrated a beautiful pre-Easter dinner with my boys there last night. Great ambience, delicious
Celebrated a beautiful pre-Easter dinner with my boys there last night. Great ambience, delicious food and good service. Plus, I couldn’t ask for better company❣️ Looking forward to another visit soon. 🍽 ... read more
Kathleen Ziegler Wolfarth via facebook.com - Apr 2, 2018
Lovely dinner!
My mother and I ate here this past Friday and were very impressed. The atmosphere and service is excellent- we both had caesar salads and she had the salmon while I had the weakfish. The preparation of the weakfish was fine, but the stand-out was...More ... read more
kdkswim via tripadvisor.com - Apr 1, 2018
Best meal we’ve had on this trip!
This is a must go place for dinner if you’re visiting The Villages and want a beautiful setting, great wine list, wonderful food and friendly attentive service. Our waitress Kimmie was fabulous and had great recommendations. Being from California, we were excited to recognize many...More ... read more
LGgirl866 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 29, 2018
Reunion of class mates from Nursing school
Was very impressed with the beautiful setting inside and out. The service was excellent. Our meals did not disappoint nor our desserts. Have recommended to my family for anniversary celebration in the future.
Harperr via tripadvisor.com - Mar 19, 2018
Dinner with friends
Had friends from out of town and decided to try Rose Plantation. From our arrival we were made to feel at home. Our server Jamie was attentive with out being over bearing. We had Duck, Lamb and a Beef and everything was excellent. Rose Plantation...More ... read more
DickEzo via tripadvisor.com - Mar 18, 2018
Went for lunch. It was very pretty on the porch where we were sat with a view of the outside and wa
Went for lunch. It was very pretty on the porch where we were sat with a view of the outside and water. Very good size portions we could barely finish. Good service and environment as well.
Katelynn Herrick via facebook.com - Mar 16, 2018
Awesome place... they offered us free drinks and cheesecake 😉😉 ... read more
Akshay Kumar via google.com - Mar 14, 2018
Excellent food, atmosphere , and people ! Thank you for a great experience !
Excellent food, atmosphere , and people ! Thank you for a great experience !
Shelly Osburn Jaffee via facebook.com - Mar 12, 2018
I have been to the Rose Plantation twice in the last couple of weeks. First at dinner for a birthda
I have been to the Rose Plantation twice in the last couple of weeks. First at dinner for a birthday celebration. I had rack of lamb that was cooked to perfection! Yesterday we went back for lunch and I had mushroom Brie soup and crab quiche. Both of these dishes were outstanding. It is now my favorite restaurant!
Peggy Nolte Crepeau via facebook.com - Mar 9, 2018
Luncheon in style
Upon arrival at the lovely Rose Plantation, you are greeted by friendly staff. The interior of the building is beautifully appointed. The view of the lake is peaceful.Our server Cindy was very helpful with menu options and daily specials.We enjoyed the colossal crab quiche with...More ... read more
catherinetodd2017 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 6, 2018
Good food prices are a bit on the high side.
Al Eng via google.com - Mar 5, 2018
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there Friday night. As soon as they knew it was our ann
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there Friday night. As soon as they knew it was our anniversary they went out of their way to make our night special. Mark was our waiter and he is the best waiter we’ve ever had anywhere. The food was delicious from the appetizer right through to the complementary cheesecake for our annive ... read more
Marti Tressler Gardner via facebook.com - Mar 4, 2018
I have not enoyed my lunch more. We went to a birthday party for a friend all8 of us loved our food this never happens with older ladys like us. We will go again ... read more
Jan Baker via google.com - Mar 4, 2018
Loved much at The Rose Plantation! The roasted potatoes were awesome, as were the desserts!
Cynthia Van Nostrand via google.com - Mar 4, 2018
They try hard to be good.
A Husband and Wife acquired a lovely lakeside mansion and have made it into a high end [ for here ] dinner club. The food is quite good but varies a bit in quality from good to superb. Waiters and waitresses are committed to serving...More ... read more
johncI2302QT via tripadvisor.com - Mar 3, 2018
Great special occasion restaurant.
Wonderful place to celebrate your special event. Our anniversary meal was wonderful. We both had the duck and requested crispy with cabernait sauce on the side. It came with 2 sides. We also had appetizers and a bottle of nice wine. We were given a...More ... read more
raynan41 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 3, 2018
My review
I had the pork roast and I could hardly cut it. The sides were delicious and the ambiance was nice. I wouldn't recommend the place.
WIgirlfriday via tripadvisor.com - Mar 1, 2018
Wonderful food and ambiance. We decided we are going back for dinner. Wait staff is wonderful.
Buffy Sutherland via google.com - Feb 27, 2018
Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Love the fact that it's on a lake. We'll be back!
Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Love the fact that it's on a lake. We'll be back!
Bruce Kanin via facebook.com - Feb 25, 2018
Food was great lovely place key lime pie is my favorite
Food was great lovely place key lime pie is my favorite ... read more
Mary Sue Holmes Perry via facebook.com - Feb 25, 2018
Our “Special Occasion” Restaurant
We have been there several times and have never been disappointed. I had crab cakes this last time. They were excellent, and I’m from the Chesapeake Bay area so know of what I speak. There was so little filler that I don’t know what held...More ... read more
PhoebeKat via tripadvisor.com - Feb 24, 2018
Very nice place to eat and enjoy your meal, the staff was very friendly an hospital.
Kevin Mccabe via google.com - Feb 23, 2018
Delightful Birthday
We went for my wife's birthday. Delightful experience, very good service, excellent greeting, friendly staff. Food was very good. Filet mignon one of the best I have ever had...review their smoking process!! Rack of lamb a little under cooked but re-grilled to meet expectation. Birthday...More ... read more
David L via tripadvisor.com - Feb 21, 2018
Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Great place.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Great place.
Audra Francisco via facebook.com - Feb 21, 2018
Lovely visit. The crab quiche was excellent ... read more
Pat Shoemaker via google.com - Feb 20, 2018
All enjoyed ambience but even more so entrees prime rib, Ahi tuna and stuffed shrimp. Kimmy was so helpful in guiding choices. Will return again soon.
Lydia Rados via google.com - Feb 20, 2018
one of the best dinners we have had in while...the duck was amazing
great duck and wonderful prime rib the china was very pretty the staff was very friendly and attentive, the dessert were mind blowing. over all a wonderful time. they made you feel like you were at home in this huge house the history of the...More ... read more
Linda H via tripadvisor.com - Feb 18, 2018
Eight of us had dinner at The Rose Plantation last night. It is a beautiful place. The food was e
Eight of us had dinner at The Rose Plantation last night. It is a beautiful place. The food was excellent, the best I have ever had around here. Our server Mark was great very personable and informative. It's an upscale restaurant so a little pricy but worth every penny. We will definitely be going back. A big plus was you coul ... read more
Phyllis Buckley Hotchkiss via facebook.com - Feb 17, 2018
Family Birthday Celebration
This has become our go-to place to celebrate a special occasion and this time it was my birthday. Great table on the enclosed porch provided a lovely ambience. Our waitress Laura was very attentive and helpful. Corn and crab chowder was excellent and salads nice...More ... read more
pjwenzel via tripadvisor.com - Feb 17, 2018
A lovely restaurant near to The Villages. Great service, delicious food and interesting background
A lovely restaurant near to The Villages. Great service, delicious food and interesting background. Really nice!
Judy King via facebook.com - Feb 17, 2018
We had lunch here today, delicious and the desserts are wonderful. Lake view from the porch is very
We had lunch here today, delicious and the desserts are wonderful. Lake view from the porch is very nice.
Beverly Parolini Moreau via facebook.com - Feb 15, 2018
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Great ambience.... upscale restaurant with an elegant but comfortable atmosphere... excellent food and service. Had Ahi Tuna as an appetizer, filet mignon, loaded baked potato, vegetable of the day, wife had the pork chop, sweet potato casserole, and green beans. Split cherry pie a la...More ... read more
A TripAdvisor Member via tripadvisor.com - Feb 13, 2018
I discovered this lovely place by chance, googling restaurants by a lake. So happy we founded it. It is exactly the kind of place we like. We went for lunch. The place has been restored exquisitively. Details here and there show the love and care the owners have put on the property. Our squash soup was amazing. My egg salad sa ... read more
EVE TRINIDAD, MS, REALTOR via google.com - Feb 12, 2018
My husband loves the Banana cream pie, he could eat that for dinner!
My husband loves the Banana cream pie, he could eat that for dinner!
Mary Baker via facebook.com - Feb 10, 2018
Beautifully restored 100 year old mansion. Full of details. Impecable. Nice menu, very good serv
Beautifully restored 100 year old mansion. Full of details. Impecable. Nice menu, very good service. View of a lake. Very, very nice. If you are in the Orlando area, take time to come to this place for lunch of dinner. It is worth it. They open from 11-2 and then from 5-9pm. Casual dressing for lunch. Must dress up a little ... read more
Carlos Torano via facebook.com - Feb 10, 2018
Waiting for a company Christmas party great menu great scenery very pricey ... read more
Drew via google.com - Feb 9, 2018
A very classy place. Top notch food & service.
Ken Conner via google.com - Feb 9, 2018
Best lunch around
Friend and I had a great lunch here. The food was superb, as was the service. Everyone working there made us feel welcome. The homemade cherry pie was to die for!!!
Robert M via tripadvisor.com - Feb 3, 2018
Great Food & Great Service in Fruitland Park
Great meal and great service from Lydia. Lunch was great --- tuna melt very good and prime rib sandwich was also great. Banana crème pie was to die for.
Timothy S via tripadvisor.com - Feb 2, 2018
Best Restaurant Near Leesburg
Had a wonderful time with great dining - lamb and steak!! A bit pricey- $100/pp with a bottle of their cheaper wine.
SnowmanOrillia via tripadvisor.com - Feb 2, 2018
Finally, a great meal nearThe Villages
When you want a delicious meal for a special occasion, the Rose Plantation fits the bill. Celebrating 3 birthday's, we wanted to treat ourselves. The lamb, fabulous. The crab cake has huge lumps of crab, hardly any fillers, But expensive at $36.00.
Richloufoss via tripadvisor.com - Jan 29, 2018
This would be the place to take ...
This would be the place to take your parents when visiting the Villages for fine dining.  Your only other options would be to head north to Ocala or south to Mount Dora or Orlando.It's a lovely setting on a small lake and the old house is charming.  The staff we experienced were consumate professionals reminiscent of how dining out u ... read more
Pamela J. via yelp.com - Jan 29, 2018
Dinner with my hubbie..we had Triple tail fish and prime rib. Would have given it 5 stars but the triple tail fish was just ok and was one of the specials for the evening. Their prime rib was excellent. Lemon Berry mascarpone cake also good. Pricey but s good night overall.
Ann Cappello via google.com - Jan 28, 2018
A Special Place
I am so happy to have found this fine restaurant. Most "better" restaurants are good southern BBQ restaurants. Rose Plantation is dining at its finest, regardless of being in Florida, Boston or New York City. The service is impeccable. The food is perfectly prepared and...More ... read more
Recon71 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 27, 2018
Excellent Anniversary Dinner with Friends
The Rose Plantation is a restaurant in a restored historic building. The atmosphere is very comfortable and inviting. Great place for our 50th Anniversary dinner with friends celebrating their 30th. The menu is very nice. The men both had the 13oz prime rib which was...More ... read more
rlewan via tripadvisor.com - Jan 27, 2018
Already Planning my next trip back for a Great Dining Experience.
You know you think you’ve been to some of these homes converted into restaurants and it usually they are the same. Pleasantly surprised it was not this case. Rose Plantation is everything you could ever wished for and they deliver. The setting will sell you,...More ... read more
brelda via tripadvisor.com - Jan 26, 2018
Wow!  How fortunate we are to have ...
Wow!  How fortunate we are to have this restaurant so close by.  8 of us went for dinner on Saturday evening and thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, the company and of course and most importantly for a review, the food!Pre-dinner two of our party split one of the salads and it was still the size of a regular Caesar salad.  Two of our pa ... read more
Powder W. via yelp.com - Jan 26, 2018
Excellent food, service and atmosphere !!! Highly recommend it!!!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere !!! Highly recommend it!!!
Wendy Miller Jordan via facebook.com - Jan 25, 2018
Wonderful dining
My wife and I visited to try out the Plantation. Our experience left nothing to be desired. The food, the service, the cleanliness and the setting were all wonderful. Thank you and we will be back.
Bob M via tripadvisor.com - Jan 24, 2018
Excellent lunch topped off with shared mile high banana cream pie all in the ambiance of a restored old home on a lake. It is close to the villages and perfect for afternoon or evening dining’s. Stroll around the grounds and enjoy a different era.
Barbara Bockenstedt via google.com - Jan 24, 2018
Romantic place for dinner. Some of the best aged, smoked steak around!
Brett B via google.com - Jan 24, 2018
Great place for a Special occasion
We went for my birthday with my parents. The restaurant itself is very cozy and warm, like you were eating at your family's house. The food was excellent cooked to perfection. The service was awesome of course the gal we had was extremely familiar with...More ... read more
RJVB57 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 22, 2018
Good food and great service. Will dine there again
Good food and great service. Will dine there again ... read more
Ray Hartsell via facebook.com - Jan 21, 2018
Lunch with girl friends
Lovely setting under the oaks. Interesting menu not your traditional lunch fare. Prices are a bit high for everyday lunch but a nice treat Good service!
Slicksister via tripadvisor.com - Jan 21, 2018
We had an excellent lunch with a beautiful view sitting in the enclosed and amply heated back porch
We had an excellent lunch with a beautiful view sitting in the enclosed and amply heated back porch. Our meals came with a complimentary dessert, the most fantastic and homemade tiramisu!
Michelle Gordon Nicotera via facebook.com - Jan 19, 2018
Great ... read more
Jim Nicotera via google.com - Jan 18, 2018
A marvelous evening
We have heard many positive comments about Rose Plantation so we decided to see for ourselves. We had reservations in December for our anniversary but had to cancel on very short notice. They were very gracious to cancel and when I called back and gave...More ... read more
cmunroemd via tripadvisor.com - Jan 15, 2018
Attentive staff, awesome food, great ambiance all-around pleasant experience.
Betsy Greene via google.com - Jan 14, 2018
We celebrated my parents anniversary with a delicious lunch that included soups, blueberry grilled
We celebrated my parents anniversary with a delicious lunch that included soups, blueberry grilled cheese and banana cream pie!
Sue Storm Burt via facebook.com - Jan 13, 2018
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