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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
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
A Special Place
This restaurant was highly recommended by several friends. We went there last night with two other couples. We were greeted at the door by the very lovely owner. The atmosphere let us know we were in for a special treat. All the staff was warm...More ... read more
Joan R via tripadvisor.com - Jan 13, 2018
My husband and I just had dinner there last night. Everything was wonderful! The food, the service!
My husband and I just had dinner there last night. Everything was wonderful! The food, the service! We will be back.
Nicole Campbell via facebook.com - Jan 13, 2018
We went to celebrate my parents ...
We went to celebrate my parents anniversary this was a first class top-notch dining experience! Excellent service excellent food excellent wine choices need I say more.....
Lee G. via yelp.com - Jan 12, 2018
What a delight
Very nice restaurant in an old house. Good service, good bar, attractive menu, food well cooked and appropriately seasoned. Our table had, pork chop, prime rib, chilean sea bass and filet mignon. All cooked perfectly. creamed spinach and green beans were outstanding side dishes. The...More ... read more
David L via tripadvisor.com - Jan 11, 2018
I thought it was pretty awesome! The Vista was awesome! The food was excellent in the servers were so personable ... read more
Paula Kelsey via google.com - Jan 9, 2018
A bit loud for conversation. Tables very close together.
Aggie Steiner via google.com - Jan 7, 2018
Great New Year's Eve Dinner
New Years Eve dinner was a fixed menu with many choices. I had the prime rib with twice baked potato and green beans almandine, after a very nice salad. Dessert was to die for - homemade pecan pie, cherry pie, as well as others -...More ... read more
Linda P via tripadvisor.com - Jan 4, 2018
Wonderful experience. Expert service. Excellent food.
Paulette Mapson via google.com - Dec 31, 2017
Hours on Yelp are wrong. They are ...
Hours on Yelp are wrong. They are definitely open for lunch. Lovely setting and my lunch was spectacular! Soup and sandwich both filling and delicious. Full bar, beautiful views and pleasant servers who make you feel very welcome.
Stephanie C. via yelp.com - Dec 29, 2017
Great food, service and ampiance; but pricy!
Bruce Carlson via google.com - Dec 27, 2017
Went for lunch it was okay nothing special. The location was very amazing overlooking a pond. I know dinner would have been much better ... read more
david iannitelli via google.com - Dec 26, 2017
Went Saturday December 23rd for ...
Went Saturday December 23rd for our 4th visit.First time we were disappointed,head chef was not present and you could tell immediately. Our food came out an hour and a half after we sat down,prime rib was suppose to be medium rare,came out well done,sent it back with the same results,my salmon was luke warm,probably from sitting arou ... read more
Jeff K. via yelp.com - Dec 24, 2017
Just ok
Went with a friend for lunch, and was disappointed. I heard mixed reviews from her and other friends but I was curious to try this place for myself. The restaurant is beautiful and decorated for the holidays. We were seated right away which was great,...More ... read more
Sheryl G via tripadvisor.com - Dec 22, 2017
Great food and service. Highly recommend for small or large groups.
Emma Burdeaux via google.com - Dec 21, 2017
Good food. Good service. A bit pricey though. Clearly a place for special occasions.
John Hurst via google.com - Dec 21, 2017
Lovely and unique old house turned into a restaurant. Went here for lunch and was taken to a table
Lovely and unique old house turned into a restaurant. Went here for lunch and was taken to a table right away. Since it’s Christmas time, the whole place was beautifully decorated, inside and outside. Menu is good for lunch: I had the butternut squash soup which was very good! Then had the cheese and blueberry sandwich. Nicely melte ... read more
Sheryl Greenbaum Genco via facebook.com - Dec 19, 2017
Went there for our anniversary ...
Went there for our anniversary in October and had the most enjoyable dinner. The service, food, and ambiance were fantastic. The restaurant reminds one of a quality dining experience of times gone by. Much better than chain restaurants so apparent today. Really classy place. Highly recommend.
Steve M. via yelp.com - Dec 18, 2017
Previsit Impressions
I called to make reservations and spoke to the owner who was very friendly and spent time discussing their concept. I commented about the review regarding the noise of the restaurant and he was quick with explaining what they had done inside to improve the...More ... read more
211Jim via tripadvisor.com - Dec 15, 2017
Awesome service and food!!!!!!
R Jiles via google.com - Dec 15, 2017
It was wonderful. Good service - great waitress & delicious food. Beautiful view of the lake. Atmosphere was good also.
Martha McAllister via google.com - Dec 15, 2017
Outstanding food and service ... read more
Louis Scacca via google.com - Dec 15, 2017
Went there for a vendor appreciation ...
Went there for a vendor appreciation dinner on 12/14.  While we had a limited choice due to the large group, the food, for the most part, was excellent.  We started with 3 appetizers: shrimp cocktail, stuffed mushrooms and bruschetta.  The shrimp won that battle, although the cocktail sauce could have used some horseradish in it.  Th ... read more
Don N. via yelp.com - Dec 15, 2017
Wish the menu for lunch were better. They have that unique ambiance and could do a lot more.....se
Wish the menu for lunch were better. They have that unique ambiance and could do a lot more.....seems like lunch is an afterthought. Otherwise, not very busy and a perfect place for a long, leisurely lunch with girlfriends. I do know that dinner must be stellar from the reviews. Will try it sometime but know it is a bit on the hig ... read more
Vicki Martin Pollitt via facebook.com - Dec 14, 2017
Office Christmas party!
This place is amazing! Built in 1917 as the winter home for the Dwight family of Massachusetts. The Dwights were the "Gatsbys" of Fruitland Park. Located on 4 acres around beautiful Fountain Lake, this was the 'place to be' during the Roaring '20's. Nicely restored...More ... read more
FlaHarlock via tripadvisor.com - Dec 10, 2017
Special occasion
Elegant Dining in a beautiful setting by the lake. The service was outstanding. The meal itself was second to none and the desserts were wonderful. I would recommend the Rose Plantation for those special occasions.
Flman63 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 7, 2017
Great place to go for great food in Lake County! Nice to go somewhere and see everyone dressed nicely. Much needed in Lake and Sumter County ... read more
Misty Buckner via google.com - Dec 1, 2017
Went on a Tuesday night, was very impressed. We were a party of 4. Everything was perfect. I had a NY Strip "Kool Smoke Process" steak, the flavor was OUTSTANDING. The Rose Plantation is the only restaurant with the "Kool Smoke Process". Our waitress was Amanda, she was great. Amanda went over all the specials, made recommendat ... read more
Stanley Harriman via google.com - Nov 29, 2017
Great food and service but a bit pricey ... read more
Harvey Bernstein via google.com - Nov 29, 2017
It was wonderful growing up in this old house in the late 1950s and 1960s . My husband Charles sai
It was wonderful growing up in this old house in the late 1950s and 1960s . My husband Charles said he remembered going into the cypress paneled Den to ask my dad, PB Howell for my hand in marriage! such a gentleman ....so sweet 💕 ... read more
Margaret Howell Farrell via facebook.com - Nov 26, 2017
Wonderful restaurant! Food was delicious! We look forward to going there on another special occasio
Wonderful restaurant! Food was delicious! We look forward to going there on another special occasion.
Caroline Valero Hoffmann via facebook.com - Nov 25, 2017
First time there, great place ... read more
Joe Leto via google.com - Nov 22, 2017
The Best so far
Visited with my wife and two "foodie" friends. We expected it to be an expensive evening, and it was, we also expected it to be an excellent culinary experience, and it was. I had the chowder and the roast duck - both were the very...More ... read more
Colonel1Sandbach via tripadvisor.com - Nov 21, 2017
Had dinner at the beautiful Rose �Plantation tonight with George and Laura. It was the best dinner
Had dinner at the beautiful Rose �Plantation tonight with George and Laura. It was the best dinner ever. I had Prime Rib. The flavor was outstanding. The Caesar Salad was huge and delicious. Then to top it off with home made cherry pie. I mean Home Made!!!! Pricey but I didn’t have to worry about the bill. I have great kids.
Paulina Urbanik Smith via facebook.com - Nov 11, 2017
Southern charm
Atmosphere is delightful. Food plentiful, inventive and tasty. Prices are a little high, but meal is well worth the money. I have only had lunch but am looking forward to dinner.
Margaret F via tripadvisor.com - Nov 9, 2017
Not Bad but Expensive
The facility is nice and quaint, the service is good depending on the amount of folks that are there, we had lunch and the service was good, the food was good, the price was expensive, but we enjoyed our lunch.
Robert W B via tripadvisor.com - Nov 9, 2017
Elegant dining in a small town.
My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful dinner at the Rose Plantation last week. From start to finish, this was a special evening. The setting is in a beautiful old home nestled under sweeping oaks and looking over a small lake. The decor takes you...More ... read more
Marg1952 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 9, 2017
Overpriced, but good food
Charming atmosphere in older "plantation" style house. Nice menu, but for the area, it is a tad expensive. The food is excellent and service as well. I go there for a special occasion. I'm not a cheap person, but can get great food for much...More ... read more
sallyPTheVillages via tripadvisor.com - Nov 8, 2017
The “gem” of Lake County! Fantastic atmosphere, food, service, and staff! We have been there tw
The “gem” of Lake County! Fantastic atmosphere, food, service, and staff! We have been there twice and are already planning on future visits!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 ... read more
Ray Newman via facebook.com - Nov 5, 2017
Surprising
We wery very surprice of the nice and good food they served for lunch . A very quiet location where outside sitting is possible The did not yet try the dinner , but we surely come back to do it ... read more
alainBeveren via tripadvisor.com - Nov 5, 2017
Amazing food and service!
This restaurant had the most spectacular ambiance. The server, Adele, and the staff was so kind and helpful. The corn and clam chowder was out of this world. Paired with the table bread and butter, I could have filled up on that! I'm so glad...More ... read more
Samantha M via tripadvisor.com - Nov 5, 2017
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