Reviews

Beautiful surroundings. Excellent service. Good menu. Moderately priced.
Jeremy Richardson via google.com - Jun 20, 2018
Great place for good food and a girls lunch.
Laurie Topolski via google.com - Jun 20, 2018
Anniversary Dinner
Celebrated our Anniversary tonight at The Rose Plantation. The atmosphere, the service and the food were outstanding. Our waitress, Jackie, suggested a great wine, and gave us time to enjoy a glass before ordering. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Abbytgram via tripadvisor.com - Jun 19, 2018
Great service and great food! The ...
Great service and great food! The flavors of the soups, steaks, and desserts are so flavorful and the restaurant has such a cute charming look.
Jessica R. via yelp.com - Jun 18, 2018
The service, food and atmosphere is very nice.
The service, food and atmosphere is very nice.
Val Casale via facebook.com - Jun 17, 2018
Very good, nice music and atmosphere !
Very good, nice music and atmosphere !
Jeffery G. Correa via facebook.com - Jun 15, 2018
I mainly go there for the steaks, but I've tried a few other items. Filet Mignon is excellent, and lately they added a Delmonico, even though it's not on the menu. May be only temporary. They have the option of having the steak cooked with smoke (the default) or without smoke. The smoke adds wonderful flavor. Always excellent service ... read more
Robert Osorio via google.com - Jun 14, 2018
Great food, great service, amazing deserts! Mr Pauley is THE MAN. Nice for date night or special oc
Great food, great service, amazing deserts! Mr Pauley is THE MAN. Nice for date night or special ocassions.
Marc Robertz Schwartz via facebook.com - Jun 10, 2018
Little gem
All five people at our table ordered different dishes. Everyone was more than satisfied with the quality and taste and preparation of the food I ordered duck. It was crisp on the outside juicy on the inside. It was one of the best duck dishes...More ... read more
W5155KPjoyces via tripadvisor.com - Jun 10, 2018
Great service and food
This was our first visit to the Rose Plantation and certainly will not be our last. From our first arrival until we left the staff was fantastic! There were 3 in our group we had crab cakes, sea bass and a Delmonico steak. Everything came...More ... read more
ArkansasMark72703 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 8, 2018
Had a delicious lunch today on the porch overlooking the lake. Food was delicious, service terrifi
Had a delicious lunch today on the porch overlooking the lake. Food was delicious, service terrific, Waite staff went out of their way to make sure everything was to our liking. No one rushed us, wished I wasn’t dieting because the desserts looked heavenly. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, with all its wonderful Souther ... read more
Theresa Schmidt Richter via facebook.com - Jun 7, 2018
Beautiful and cozy restaurant.
Beautiful and cozy restaurant. Delicious dishes. Variety for all taste buds. " She-crab soup" is out of this world. Large salads. Open for lunch and dinner.Don't miss an opportunity to check it out. You won't be disappointed!
Isabel R. via yelp.com - May 30, 2018
Elegant Dining!
I had the pleasure of having lunch with special friends at this wonderful restaurant! The house is in a beautiful setting and very picturesque - loved looking at the lovely pond while we were eating! The food was excellent and served by a very personable...More ... read more
Sandy T via tripadvisor.com - May 28, 2018
Our fifth visit to this great dining experience.
Our fifth dinner visit. Great decor and atmosphere, especially after all the noisy, teeshirt crowds at virtually all Villages restaurants. Our server Linda was wonderful, but it's definitely a team serving approach. Expensive relative to Villages chains, but on a par with Mt. Dora and...More ... read more
ptownrob1129 via tripadvisor.com - May 28, 2018
I loved the place.the food was delicious.the atmosphere was wonderful.I will look forward.to returning again.
Carol Clifford via google.com - May 25, 2018
My husband brought me here to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary and we had a great dinner and
My husband brought me here to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary and we had a great dinner and the wait staff was awesome. Was a beautiful time.
Shelly Conine Rolfe via facebook.com - May 20, 2018
Absolutely amazing! So worth the hour and a half drive. Kimmy was our server and was knowledgeable
Absolutely amazing! So worth the hour and a half drive. Kimmy was our server and was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was great!
Laura Poirier Frey via facebook.com - May 20, 2018
Pleasant ambience and the food ...
Pleasant ambience and the food was excellent as was our waitress, unfortunately a grouchy maitre d' and waiter did not live up to these standards.I found not publishing the new prices online was pretentious but the prices were in line with the food and service staff.I would return for special celebrations ... read more
Ian W. via yelp.com - May 18, 2018
I just celebrated my 75th birthday with a special luncheon. The food was great and the service was
I just celebrated my 75th birthday with a special luncheon. The food was great and the service was great. No one was rushed and the ambiance was over the top. I can’t wait to go back for dinner. This is really the nicest restaurant we have near the Villages. Try it, you will really enjoy the entire experience.
Maxine Levin via facebook.com - May 17, 2018
Very nice surroundings food good but expensive ... read more
Lou Murphy via google.com - May 17, 2018
Great food.
Ed Borchers via google.com - May 16, 2018
We had a delightful Mothers' Day dinner!
Joy Kucinski via google.com - May 13, 2018
Wonderful venue in grand old house with lots of history overlooking lake complete with mature oak and magnolia trees. Food is good. Fairly spendy. One of the few upscale restaurants in this area.
Russell Kucinski via google.com - May 13, 2018
This is the second year that my friends and I get together because our children are all up north and we celebrate Mother's Day together we chose the rose Plantation last year and we loved it so much we came back again this year we've been to the restaurant for other occasions like just hungry and want to have a nice lunch and we have ... read more
Sue Hinkley via google.com - May 13, 2018
Had a real nice meal
Went w friends, for a special celebration dinner, extremely pricey. We all had something different, I think the duck was overpriced, the fettchini was overpriced, I had veal with the prices of food it should go w salad I think that's just cheap, if you...More ... read more
Eva R via tripadvisor.com - May 12, 2018
Excellent...great keylime pie too ... read more
Debbie Love via google.com - May 12, 2018
Met some friends for lunch today and really enjoyed it! To start with, I got a rose memosa which was very good. I had the heart smart salad. Greens were very fresh and so was the fruit. The raspberry vinegrete dressing was perfect. The wait staff is excellent! I can wait to go back.
Lea Ann Bird via google.com - May 11, 2018
A spring lunch with my wife
My wife and I spent a sunny afternoon having lunch together. Many of our friends told us about this restaurant, so we tried it. We had our table overlooking the lake behind the restaurant. The atmosphere was very charming and quaint. Our lunches were very...More ... read more
Dennis L via tripadvisor.com - May 8, 2018
We went tonight for our Anniversary and dinner was great! My husband had the prime rib and I had th
We went tonight for our Anniversary and dinner was great! My husband had the prime rib and I had the filet mignon. The service was great too!
Stephanie Prevatt Indomenico via facebook.com - May 6, 2018
Absolutely outstanding. The food was excellent. Great dining experience...
Absolutely outstanding. The food was excellent. Great dining experience...
Lilla Nickerson via facebook.com - May 5, 2018
nice enviroment
reservation time was met with accuracy food was good--food service kind of slow--but the place was very busy -- parking nothing to talk about for first time visit not much directions went to right and came to dead end with cars had to back track ... read more
taxman2018 via tripadvisor.com - May 4, 2018
Had lunch with friends and sat ...
Had lunch with friends and sat out on the porch. Beautiful place with excellent food and service. Would love to go back for dinner ... read more
Patti B. via yelp.com - May 4, 2018
Absolutely the finest dinning experience in Lake County! Try it, romantic, Scenic with great tasting food and hospitality!
Ralph Viola via google.com - May 2, 2018
The best in the area
We eat here at least once a month! It is a charming place set in an old home. The blueberry grilled cheese sandwich is a must for lunch! Dinners are excellent! Try the cold smoked filet or the crab cakes or lamb. It is all...More ... read more
cherylboone via tripadvisor.com - May 1, 2018
Beautiful location and wonderful experience ... read more
Mary Gerber via google.com - May 1, 2018
Since my husband’s 70th birthday was a special occasion we decided to have dinner last Wednesday at
Since my husband’s 70th birthday was a special occasion we decided to have dinner last Wednesday at a very special place. Thank you Rose Plantation for another wonderful dinner and the next time I promise not to leave without trying the banana cream pie!
Kathy Walla via facebook.com - Apr 27, 2018
Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
I can not say enough good things about our dinner experience last night. First, the setting is lovely, lush trees and a rose garden on a pretty lake - especially at sunset. The restaurant is in an old home, restored and transported into a several...More ... read more
jhaverty via tripadvisor.com - Apr 26, 2018
Delightful Anniversary Dinner with Friends
Food and service were excellent! Everyone tried a different entree. I had chicken piccata, sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach and the best banana cream pie I've had anywhere!!!
Kathleen917 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 26, 2018
Loved it.
Nancy Seddon via google.com - Apr 25, 2018
The food was amazing! Service was perfect! Setting and atmosphere were perfect for an afternoon lunch. Wow! Haven't had food that good in a long time!
Engiethefriendlyengineer via google.com - Apr 24, 2018
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
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