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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
Excellent entree bad dessert
We both had crab of some sort for dinner and when they say lump crab they mean lump crab. The crab cakes were delicious as was the stuffed shrimp. But the crab cake was the winner. The staff was very nice and pleasant. The only...More ... read more
Jamaicaman43 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 26, 2019
A great place to eat was well worth it ... read more
Brenda Gardner via google.com - Dec 20, 2019
We went for lunch and were seated on the back porch overlooking the lake. It was packed with women's groups and the noise was so bad our server had to shout. The food took awhile but we had a chance to talk. Our orders were delicious. I am not going to ding this place because of the noise and slow service, this is their busy time of ... read more
Christine Kirsch via google.com - Dec 20, 2019
Rose Plantation was a pleasant surprise! Six of us happily devoured crab-stuffed flounder, veal piccata, prime rib and veal marsala. Service was efficient and attentive without being intrusive. Gargantuan slices of homemade cherry pie were a fitting end to a fun evening.
Steven Massy via google.com - Dec 17, 2019
Great good and service.
karen pickelsimer via google.com - Dec 17, 2019
My husband and I had dinner there ...
My husband and I had dinner there last night with another couple to celebrate our birthdays.   I would have given the night 5 stars except for 2 things that rather bothered me.  Our reservation was for 5 o'clock and we arrived about 10 minutes early.  We were greeted ( or should I say "not" greeted) by  a man, who I think may be the ... read more
Gina B. via yelp.com - Dec 14, 2019
No place for TWO
My wife and I went to the Rose for a nice lunch and, were seated out on the porch up against the wall in a two seater table for one. This is a practice the Rose follows on a regular basis with two people. They...More ... read more
Dadeautotheftd2100 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 9, 2019
Excellent! 😊👍 The food, the services, and the people what's excellent!
mike gonzalez via google.com - Dec 7, 2019
Thanksgiving
Had made reservations, and were taken almost immediately to our table. As we waited fresh bread was put out for us. Food was plentiful, hot and delicious. Our waitress was attentive, even though the restaurant was busy ... read more
Pathfinder725707 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 7, 2019
The food was delicious and the staff was very kind and awesome. We had a large group to celebrate our son's birthday.😛😛 ... read more
Ellen Brady via google.com - Dec 3, 2019
Beautiful place of the lake. Food was fabulous!!! Ham is a so good. Will definitely go back!!!!
terryann hollywood via google.com - Nov 28, 2019
A tasting menu with wine flight
Yet again the people at The Rose Plantation outdid themselves. The food was superb, withe chef introducing every dish, and the accompanying wines were divine, and perfectly suited to the food.
PBW32 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 24, 2019
Always great & they ask how they can improve.
mary spencer via google.com - Nov 21, 2019
Very good but pricey ... read more
Judie Fallon via google.com - Nov 21, 2019
Wonderful food, beautiful presentation!
Kathleen Fik via google.com - Nov 20, 2019
For special occasions.
Unique and different. Nice service. Good food. Reservations strongly suggested. Seems rather high priced however.
DayBreeze via tripadvisor.com - Nov 17, 2019
Love the atmosphere and the piano and the food always good ... read more
ROBERT GRAVES via google.com - Nov 17, 2019
Very pricey but good ... read more
Ruth Bailey via google.com - Nov 17, 2019
Great attention to detail. Good food. Nice staff ... read more
Mark Lee via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
A Perfect Evening
Celebrated our anniversary here last night. I have been here before for their delicious lunch but this was my first for dinner. Décor is vintage and the 1917 house is warm and cozy with pretty grounds overlooking a lake. The service is always superb, the...More ... read more
Shirley S via tripadvisor.com - Nov 14, 2019
Wonderful food and service!
Carole Bozeman via google.com - Nov 13, 2019
7:30 reservation many empty tables.
Prime rib healthy portion for a queen cut but lots of fat. Potato small and cold. Salmon was very good. Server never made you feel comfortable. Server asked me if I wanted wine, I declined wine so to her that meant I did not want...More ... read more
rexrus1 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 10, 2019
5 star price 3 star quality. Queen size prime rib was a nice portion and was prepared correctly. Lots of fat! Potato was small and over cooked. My wife liked her salmon. Service slow and awkward. Server struggled with the I pad payment method.
Jack STAUN via google.com - Nov 9, 2019
The best restaurant I have ever ...
The best restaurant I have ever dined at. Period. The meal portions were huge, food well seasoned and TASTY. Beautiful property. Amazing service. I cant stop raving about this place. Ask for Colleen- wonderful server!
Robyn B. via yelp.com - Nov 9, 2019
Birthday Dinner with Friends
Good food, good cocktails, upscale service in a quaint setting. White table cloth in a rose plantation ... read more
Ann C via tripadvisor.com - Nov 8, 2019
celebrating my birthday.
The food was delicious and well prepared. Our server was very knowledgeable and brought each course in a timely manner. We will definitely go back soon!
Cyndy J via tripadvisor.com - Nov 8, 2019
Attention to detail. Food prepared with love and plate presentation is outstanding. Our server was Kevin. He was knowledgeable with all the offerings including the ingredients. Attentive but not obtrusive. Great location and the property has a great history. Not to missed.
Dave Laughery via google.com - Nov 7, 2019
Lunch was delicious and served elegantly on China. Excellent service.
ELLA Hoffman via google.com - Nov 6, 2019
Best veal marsala I have ever had!
Judith Talbott via google.com - Nov 6, 2019
Pricey
Nice quaint place to have a leasurely dinner. Food was good but noting outstanding. Service was also good. Just a bit over priced for what we got.
Bob D via tripadvisor.com - Nov 6, 2019
Pauly and Linda were fantastic ... read more
Jeff Pitel via google.com - Nov 2, 2019
Great place to go with the ladies for a super luncheon. Menu is extensive, service is excellent. Most importantly the food was really good. I don't know if I would go there for dinner. My husband is would think it's a bit too girly. I will bring my daughters and granddaughters out for a special treat. My kids will love it. Pinkies up ... read more
Suze Bernstein via google.com - Nov 2, 2019
All the food was delicious. The ...
All the food was delicious. The wait staff was helpful, friendly,and attentive. Every dish was delicious and I highly recommend their homemade desserts. The wine list was more than adequate and the bottle we enjoyed was exceptional.  I enjoyed the setting and ability to have a conversation. I'd love to return again.
Marion Y. via yelp.com - Nov 2, 2019
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