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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
Good but not great!
Ok! So we have dined here three times. The first was very good and then they lost their touch. Cold food should be cold not cool and hot should be hot not tepid. Get some soup warmers so the waitress does not have to make...More ... read more
FIRNATINE via tripadvisor.com - Nov 1, 2017
Great atmosphere, service and food ...
Great atmosphere, service and food. Now open for lunch. All Five of us ladies loved the place! Stately home on a scenic lake. Linen tablecloths, sterling dinner ware and fine china. I had the soup and sandwich and a tropical mimosa, and was happy with my choice. The desserts looked delicious, but I passed. This was my 3rd or 4th try ... read more
Cindy L. via yelp.com - Nov 1, 2017
Food fresh, ample serving, nicely presented ambiance inviting and staff friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
darlene allee via google.com - Oct 31, 2017
Charming atmosphere...excellent food and service. Definitely will return!
Carol Rosenberg via google.com - Oct 31, 2017
We have been for dinner twice! We live super close so it is dangerous. Very pricey is always a comm
We have been for dinner twice! We live super close so it is dangerous. Very pricey is always a comment others make but it is so worth it!!!!! Great food, fantastic people and a beautiful setting! I’ve never had a better filet and I’ve had a lot! Must go!
Christa Martin via facebook.com - Oct 29, 2017
really excellent service and food...highly recommend it ��
really excellent service and food...highly recommend it �� ... read more
Kathy Noga Salopek via facebook.com - Oct 29, 2017
Excellent food and outstanding service! The steak, fillet mignon was so tender and flavorful! The w
Excellent food and outstanding service! The steak, fillet mignon was so tender and flavorful! The wine was delicious! The legendary banana cream pie was very very good!
OD-Mary Jemtrud via facebook.com - Oct 28, 2017
Beautiful and elegant place! The food was excellent!
Beautiful and elegant place! The food was excellent!
Miriam Nossa White via facebook.com - Oct 28, 2017
Can’t say enough about the decor food and service all first class. Dining several times last March
Can’t say enough about the decor food and service all first class. Dining several times last March & April. This will be our first stop when back in March. A true fine dining experience. � ... read more
Jim Gardiner via facebook.com - Oct 27, 2017
First class restaurant with great food, service and the banana cream pie is to die for.
Pauline Vital via google.com - Oct 25, 2017
Great Place For A Special Occasion
Rose Plantation is a lovely setting, pretty grounds on a little lake. The dining rooms have white table cloths and pretty antique china place settings. Service was spot on-attentive and prompt. Our server, Kimmy knew the menu well and could answer questions about the various items and...More ... read more
catsmeow22 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 24, 2017
Best dining experience we have had while living in Florida!!
Best dining experience we have had while living in Florida!!
John Berry via facebook.com - Oct 22, 2017
A Surprise in Fruitland Paek
Our party of four had a great dining experience in this somewhat out-of-the-way restaurant in a rather stately house that has been attractively repurposed. The table settings were nicely done, making the dining room and attached enclosed porch very welcoming. Our server, whose name I...More ... read more
cruisergirl2014 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 21, 2017
Outstanding
Been wanting to dine here. Perfect opportunity when a friend visiting from up north. The atmosphere, the staff, the menu and the food and of course company made a fabulous evening. From the Chilean sea bass, lamb, duck and pasta no-one was disappointed. The Maison...More ... read more
jackiejackshaw via tripadvisor.com - Oct 15, 2017
Good grouper sandwich, good service. Lunch very affordable.
Cathy Barnes via google.com - Oct 14, 2017
Fine dining. Excellent Service, wine selection and food. We had the rack of lamb, duck, and stuffed
Fine dining. Excellent Service, wine selection and food. We had the rack of lamb, duck, and stuffed shrimp with Caesar salads and assorted sides. All were superb.
Lee Grieve via facebook.com - Oct 13, 2017
We had a lovely luncheon experience. Great service , food and ambiance.
caryl Connell via google.com - Oct 13, 2017
Great experience
What a great dining experience. It's not cheap, but the food and service is first rate. And the setting, overlooking the lake is very pleasant, especially as the sun is setting. Service is friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. Our party had steaks, ahi tuna...More ... read more
kansasrfl via tripadvisor.com - Oct 11, 2017
Impressive High End Restaurant Venue, Treat Yourself to a Delightful Culinary Experience
This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. This is one of the nicest restaurant venues in or near The Villages, We went on a Tuesday night so it was not very crowded or very noisy. The food was great, the service was...More ... read more
John C via tripadvisor.com - Oct 11, 2017
A Great Dining Experience
The restaurant is in an ol historic house that has been tastefully renovated. The renovation included enclosing and air-conditioning the old porch at the rear. The view from the porch is toward a lake that is very serene. We dined there with 2 friends, so...More ... read more
skjaltd via tripadvisor.com - Oct 10, 2017
The food was delicious and well prepared, service excellent. It was a great place to go for our ann
The food was delicious and well prepared, service excellent. It was a great place to go for our anniversary dinner.
Janice Rhoades Doto via facebook.com - Oct 8, 2017
Birthday Celebration
We had heard about the new restaurant in town and finally were able to get reservations. When we called we were given specific information about the dress code for men - not women. The food was extremely good, well prepared and somewhat pricey.
appyhabit via tripadvisor.com - Oct 7, 2017
Dinner for two
We went to the RosePlantation for a special price-fixed menu dinner last night. What a relaxing and wonderful night. The courses of appetizers, salads,main meal, and dessert were harf to make a choice from. We had a delicious bottle of wine while we enjoyed stuffed...More ... read more
Terry W via tripadvisor.com - Oct 2, 2017
I wanted to write a post to thank ...
I wanted to write a post to thank you the staff at  Rose Plantation for making my parents anniversary a very special one! I live in NY and wanted to celebrate with my parents in some way in Florida. My parents have been so excited to visit this rest. based on recommendations. Well I called and talked to Becky on how I can purchase ma ... read more
Timothy K. via yelp.com - Sep 29, 2017
The food, staff and environment was excellent. Seems like old FL!
The food, staff and environment was excellent. Seems like old FL!
Phyllis Patnode via facebook.com - Sep 28, 2017
Great dinner and flawless service. Ready to go back.
Stephen Handler via google.com - Sep 26, 2017
I've been to many great restaurants in Chicago and this one can compete with any of them. Great foo
I've been to many great restaurants in Chicago and this one can compete with any of them. Great food great service great atmosphere. Best prime rib I've had in a long time.
Rita Havron-Thompson via facebook.com - Sep 24, 2017
Very mediocre for the money.  Soups ...
Very mediocre for the money.  Soups were very disappointing.  Tasted like a bowl of thick gravy.  Way too much corn starch.  The steaks were excellent cooked very well, just at $45/plate there wasnt much there.  The setting and the room are lovely though the noise level for such a pretty setting is off the charts.  Service was perky ... read more
Richard M. via yelp.com - Sep 24, 2017
This is a great place for adults to enjoy a white table cloth meal. There is no better restaurant
This is a great place for adults to enjoy a white table cloth meal. There is no better restaurant in or around The Villages. It is not cheap since the quality demands it. Service is impeccable but not stuffy. And, yes, men must wear long pants just as if they were adults. This is a place for those who enjoy an experience that yo ... read more
Ward Wilcox via facebook.com - Sep 24, 2017
Great experience
Called on Friday afternoon for a same-day reservation. No problem. We took the 7:10 seating. Everything from the moment we arrived was enjoyable. Our server was cordial and knowledgable. Entres for our party of four were two filets, crab cake dinner, and the Chilean Sea...More ... read more
Tsoocki via tripadvisor.com - Sep 23, 2017
Outstanding Fine Dining in an out of the way home converted to a multi room seating establishment.
Outstanding Fine Dining in an out of the way home converted to a multi room seating establishment. Professional staff and great ambience.
Connie Tarsook via facebook.com - Sep 22, 2017
PRIVATE ROOM--SPECIAL OCCASION
Last night we enjoyed the best meal I can remember eating.... We felt so special in our private dining room enjoying a meal we previously chosen....General Manager Paulie and our server Jackie are the best. The food was out of this world, but the crab...More ... read more
Pat M via tripadvisor.com - Sep 20, 2017
Seriously, one of the few nice elegant dining venues in the area. I have been to all of the restaurants in the Village Squares and they are fine for casual dining, but when you want to feel like you had a gourmet meal with all the ambiance of a fine dining establishment, this is the place. Gentlemen, a jacket is not at all out of pl ... read more
Robert Whitaker via google.com - Sep 20, 2017
Good food. Great service. Friendly staff. A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion. ... read more
Laura Fiske via google.com - Sep 8, 2017
GREAT!
My husband was hesitant about going but was greatly surprised at the quality of food served. He had the crab cakes that were filled with large pieces of real crab. I had the duck and it was wonderful, not greasy of fatty. The other couple...More ... read more
Susanjj958 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 25, 2017
Have been to the Rose Plantation ...
Have been to the Rose Plantation several times by now and it is always a wonderful experience. They are currently running a special Tuesday through Thursday for $56. for dinner per couple. This is a great deal! Last visit we both enjoyed the prime rib, cooked perfectly with delicious sides. The house wine was good (and half price on ... read more
Mary Ann H. via yelp.com - Aug 25, 2017
Yes I love this place most ladies ...
Yes I love this place most ladies would enjoy the atmosphere and the food. Small menu but it's great Paul the manager is great. Friendly ... read more
Gigi V. via yelp.com - Aug 19, 2017
Lovely setting and wonderful food!
This was a special night for us to share with friends! Loved being together and enjoying the beautiful restaurant and view! Very lush on the lake and a bed of a variety of roses outside. They are labeled as well. The inside of this restaurant...More ... read more
ggerskine via tripadvisor.com - Aug 18, 2017
Excellent atmosphere, service and food.
Three couples who met on Alaska tour enjoyed reunion lunch. Perfect setting, casual for relaxed lunch but dress code for dinner. Lunch combos good value and good sampling of flavor and talent. Soup, sandwich, wrap and Chocolate mousse above average in taste and price -...More ... read more
Vincent M via tripadvisor.com - Aug 16, 2017
Expected more after all the hype.
Unimpressed by this restaurant after all the local hype it has received. I really should have known better. Our waiter John, ugh. So impressed with himself to the point of rudeness. The stuffed mushrooms..stuffed with goat cheese, were so very bland. The prime rib, slab...More ... read more
drivemyway via tripadvisor.com - Aug 15, 2017
Second time was as good as the first time
Went there with friends to enjoy their "two for" promotion. My wife had the crab cake which she rates as the best she has ever had. She made this comment both times we were there. I had the very good prime rib. On the first...More ... read more
Tony B via tripadvisor.com - Aug 14, 2017
Great food and service. Really a step back in time for an incredible experience.
Great food and service. Really a step back in time for an incredible experience.
Karl Madsen via facebook.com - Aug 13, 2017
Great 90th Birthday Dinner
We were celebrating Mom's 90th birthday so wanted to go somewhere special. We sat on the porch which was bright for an excellent setting for her failing eyes. Adele our server was fabulous and our food excellent. Mom had the salmon, one had prime rib...More ... read more
pjwenzel via tripadvisor.com - Aug 12, 2017
Great restaurant. Delicious lunch. Recommend the "She Crab" soup. Will definitely return.
Great restaurant. Delicious lunch. Recommend the "She Crab" soup. Will definitely return.
Isabel S. Ruiz-Ortiz via facebook.com - Aug 11, 2017
Mostly highs but a couple of lows
Went for our anniversary dinner. The atmosphere is very nice, the staff are all wonderful, service was great. Our table was by the fireplace, and there was a whiff of smoke smell quite a few times. My husband enjoyed everything he ordered. The spinach salad...More ... read more
Laura99 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 11, 2017
Great atmosphere, lovely surroundings, John took great care of us and the food was phenomenal!
Great atmosphere, lovely surroundings, John took great care of us and the food was phenomenal!
Cathy Reynolds Rixie via facebook.com - Aug 11, 2017
Blooming Great
We went for dinner with our neighbours. This part of Florida has very little in the way of "better" restaurants so we were hoping this turned out to be one, and it did. We chose from the four-course sharing menu (available during the week for...More ... read more
BermudaTriangle via tripadvisor.com - Aug 10, 2017
Dinner at Rose Plantation
The food was portioned just right and it was very good. The crab cake was excellent by Baltimore standards. The sweet potato casserole will blow you away. Salad was not great but the braised veal was very good with an excellent reduction. We all enjoyed...More ... read more
V4308OMmikel via tripadvisor.com - Aug 9, 2017
Outstanding Gem
The food and service was excellent. A bit pricey but they have a summer special going on which is quite reasonable for the area. Fifty-six dollars a couple with a shared appetizer, individual salad and main course and a shared desert. The prime rib I...More ... read more
Michael R via tripadvisor.com - Aug 8, 2017
Wonderful upscale restaurant
This is a wonderful upscale restaurant in a gorgeous location. The structure is an old house on a large heavily wooded lot overlooking a nice pond/lake. The food was very good and if you wanted a bottle of Rose Plantation wine, it was $11.00 and...More ... read more
Randy C via tripadvisor.com - Aug 6, 2017
First timer
My husband, mother and I visited on Friday, August 4 to celebrate my mom's and my birthday. From the moment we walked in the door we felt welcomed like family members. I'm not sure whether I should talk first about the staff or about the...More ... read more
Joanie212 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 5, 2017
From the moment we pulled into the parking lot I love the location. Beautiful roses up the walkway
From the moment we pulled into the parking lot I love the location. Beautiful roses up the walkway, pond in the back and inside lovely setting. The service was excellent! The food was absolutely delicious. I loved the special you were running sharing appetizers and dessert and being able to order individual main courses and sides ... read more
Mary Chartier via facebook.com - Aug 4, 2017
Very good food, but very pricey. Fortunately we were there when they had summer special shared menu
Very good food, but very pricey. Fortunately we were there when they had summer special shared menus. It's a beautiful location, but definitely a special location kind of restaurant. I would not have paid their regular prices for the meal we had.
Danielle Bolduc Cross via facebook.com - Aug 3, 2017
The food was very good, but very expensive for lunch. Scenery was very pretty.
The food was very good, but very expensive for lunch. Scenery was very pretty.
Kathleen Sheaffer via facebook.com - Aug 1, 2017
This is a delightful place for any special occasion! The "Best Kept Secret" in Florida!! We will be
This is a delightful place for any special occasion! The "Best Kept Secret" in Florida!! We will be back!
Louvina Carte via facebook.com - Jul 31, 2017
Nice Experience, but definitely expensive.
My husband and I had dinner here last night to celebrate our anniversary. My husband called on Wed. for a Saturday reservation. Initially offered a 7:45 reservation, when asked if there was something earlier, was told we could have a 5:30 reservation but we would...More ... read more
Mary S via tripadvisor.com - Jul 30, 2017
A Great Fine Dining Establishment
Our experience with this restaurant was beyond excellent. The Service and food was excellent and the setting inside was extremely nice. For the number of people there the sound level was very acceptable. The variety of food is excellent and nicely presented.
Bruce W via tripadvisor.com - Jul 29, 2017
Food is good.  A step above what ...
Food is good.  A step above what you would find but be prepared to pay two steps up from what you would normally pay.  20 for a corking fee?  Really?   Was the opener a singing waiter or someone who brought a different value to the experience?  If not, stick with $15 cork fee where others charge $10.   We had four bottles of wine wit ... read more
Laura S. via yelp.com - Jul 27, 2017
Great food. Great ambience. Great servers. We will be back!
Great food. Great ambience. Great servers. We will be back!
Pam Kearney via facebook.com - Jul 26, 2017
...a second review...if you are thinking about trying this restaurant, do so now..on a Tueday, Wednesday or Thursday
It has been a few months since our first visit and my first review of the Rose Plantation. As I stated in my first review this is a place to dine, not a place to grab something to eat. Because it is a little pricey,...More ... read more
LindaERyan via tripadvisor.com - Jul 25, 2017
Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful staff. Absolutely fabulous fine dining experience. Can't wait to go
Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful staff. Absolutely fabulous fine dining experience. Can't wait to go again!
Laura Rhoades-Warrington via facebook.com - Jul 21, 2017
Great food and the service was perfect! John our waiter was amazing and a big shout out to Paulie..
Great food and the service was perfect! John our waiter was amazing and a big shout out to Paulie...you completed our wonderful evening!!
Gloria Miller via facebook.com - Jul 20, 2017
My husband and I went there to celebrate our 30th Anniversary last night. It was fabulous. We had a
My husband and I went there to celebrate our 30th Anniversary last night. It was fabulous. We had a table with a beautiful view and the food was excellent. Can't wait to go back. 💏 ... read more
Toni Ezel via facebook.com - Jul 19, 2017
Upscale Restaurant Near The Villages
Went to The Rose Plantation for a ladies lunch....food was very good and presentation exceptional. Cloth table linens, china plates, very nice. A bit pricey, but nice for special occasions.
Leenda51 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 19, 2017
rose plantation over rated
Living in the villages has been a challenge for people who have been in areas of the country where restaurants are of much higher quality than here. so when a new place opens that appears to break the mold of what's now available it often...More ... read more
AAR via tripadvisor.com - Jul 16, 2017
Overall... enjoyable
7/11/17- went for a birthday lunch. Very crowded but we were seated immediately on their veranda. Both of us had the Chicken Caesar Wrap with Sweet Cole Slaw. Presented nicely. Wait staff very attentive and pleasant. Since it was my birthday, they brought a slice...More ... read more
Anna Mae H via tripadvisor.com - Jul 13, 2017
In anticipation of what I thought ...
In anticipation of what I thought to be our maiden outing to the Rose Plantation with my group of friends, , I decided I'd better know exactly where it was since we had passed it briefly a week or so ago and I would be on my own getting there!   So since hubby has been so good still sorting thru the piles of unknowns still cluttering ... read more
Dale S. via yelp.com - Jul 13, 2017
Wonderful food, amazing service! Recommend this lovely restaurant highly! The garden room is deligh
Wonderful food, amazing service! Recommend this lovely restaurant highly! The garden room is delightful!
Kathy Vicory via facebook.com - Jul 11, 2017
An elegant night out
An old southern feel plantation setting overlooking a small lake. Open for lunch and dinners. They do ask men to wear long pants for dinner. It is fitting for the atmosphere. excellent wine list. Food is always well prepared and presented. Steaks are specially aged...More ... read more
Wendell S via tripadvisor.com - Jul 10, 2017
A beautiful spot.  The atmosphere ...
A beautiful spot.  The atmosphere is to die for.  If you love a Bloody Mary- this is the place.  It is a wonderful spot to linger over a cocktail and munch on an olive or two.  The wait staff are all incredibly attentive.  The salads are imaginative and tasty.  We were here for lunch- and I look forward to coming for dinner.
John K. via yelp.com - Jul 10, 2017
Pricy but beautiful. Parking can be bad when busy. Not paved.
Pricy but beautiful. Parking can be bad when busy. Not paved.
Carolyn L Kerkela via facebook.com - Jul 9, 2017
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