Reviews

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
My rose goes to...
What a lovely experience. Thomas the waiter was world-class and did a wonderful job guiding us through the extensive menu. The food was 5 star quality...from our sea bass to our kool-smoked filet...fantastic. Beautiful setting, just right wine list, and what great desserts. Perfect for...More ... read more
Danak1993 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 9, 2017
Birthday Lunch with Friends
The Rose Plantation, opened in the century old summer home of James Dwight, a newspaper publisher from Holyoke, Massachusetts, offers a relaxing and tranquil setting for lunch with friends. Patrons can dine overlooking the water, from the open air side porch, the air conditioned back...More ... read more
Liz D via tripadvisor.com - Jul 9, 2017
The food is outstanding and the atmosphere makes it taste even better. What a beautiful place to di
The food is outstanding and the atmosphere makes it taste even better. What a beautiful place to dine!
Gary Connelly via facebook.com - Jul 7, 2017
Beautiful Evening - we dined
We were warmly greeted upon arrival and given a short history of the house and area. We were seated on the outside porch but in the air conditioning section as it was a warm evening. The staff greeted us immediately and poured water and brought...More ... read more
Claire_Tommy via tripadvisor.com - Jul 6, 2017
Amazing place!!! A hidden gym!!! We went here for dinner for our anniversary and food was perfect, ambience was perfect, and staff was more so! Wow!
Sheresa Absher via google.com - Jul 6, 2017
"Beautiful Evening - we dined"Pending ...
"Beautiful Evening - we dined"Pending review We were warmly greeted upon arrival and given a short history of the house and area. We were seated on the outside porch but in the air conditioning section as it was a warm evening. The staff greeted us immediately and poured water and brought our rolls with a delightful chive butter. We ... read more
Claire M. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2017
Amazing place!!! A hidden gym!!! ...
Amazing place!!! A hidden gym!!! We went here for dinner for our anniversary and food was perfect, ambience was perfect, and staff was more so! Wow!
Sheresa A. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2017
best dining experience I have had in The Villages. A little pricey but well worth it. Great food and service. 100 year old plantation house.
Eddie Dalton via google.com - Jul 4, 2017
Wonderful atmosphere and service. Food GREAT. Beautiful place
Wonderful atmosphere and service. Food GREAT. Beautiful place ... read more
Venetta McCray Benson via facebook.com - Jun 30, 2017
Mah Jonng Group Luncheon
We enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Prices were comparable to other local restaurants. Service was great. An upscale restaurant with no local competition.
Karen T via tripadvisor.com - Jun 28, 2017
Jim and Jane's Anniversary
For a special occasion The Rose Plantation fills the bill. It is a very nice old house near The Villages in Fruitland Park Florida. We had reservations and we were seated promptly. Some folks were leaving when we arrived and we asked about their food....More ... read more
Judy K via tripadvisor.com - Jun 28, 2017
Mother's Day Dinner
The Rose Plantation is a great place for a special event, couples dining or one-on-one dinning. You can't beat the atmosphere and service.
Annab1013 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 27, 2017
Cozy environment..superb cuisine
Our first experience dining at Rose Plantation was punctuated with a lot of good old practices that are not often found in most restaurants. For example, our wine selection was delivered and we were actually able to drink some of it before ordering. As a...More ... read more
mmarco2016 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 25, 2017
Excellent Evening
Visited with a party of six and it was exceptional. Service is terrific and all meals except one was cooked perfectly; the one that was not was quickly corrected. Small wine list and no mixed drinks but sufficient to locate something to go with dinner....More ... read more
Niferlou via tripadvisor.com - Jun 24, 2017
Wonderful place! Dinner is excellent. Menu has a variety of items for everyone. The staff is frie
Wonderful place! Dinner is excellent. Menu has a variety of items for everyone. The staff is friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back ... read more
Ginger King Robertson via facebook.com - Jun 23, 2017
Loved the view ... read more
Rhonda Bella via google.com - Jun 23, 2017
Perfect birthday dinner
My husband and I just returned from celebrating my birthday at Rose Plantation. We both enjoyed cooked-to-perfection ribeye Delmonico steaks. Laura, our server did a wonderful job, and presented me with a slice of birthday cheesecake. Both steak and cheesecake were melt in the mouth...More ... read more
Susiepi54 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 20, 2017
I've been to The Rose Plantation three times, and each time has been exceptional! From the service,
I've been to The Rose Plantation three times, and each time has been exceptional! From the service, the food to the ambiance, 5 stars!! Best food around.
Shelley A Graham via facebook.com - Jun 18, 2017
Four of us Ladies decided on a special dinner at The Rose Plantation. It was a true delight. My b
Four of us Ladies decided on a special dinner at The Rose Plantation. It was a true delight. My baked stuffed shrimp was wonderful. The best dinning experience ever had in The Villages. I would call it fine dining with a wide range of entrees. Will difenately take my husband here for a special occasion!
Nancy Tortorici via facebook.com - Jun 17, 2017
Lovely Setting, Great Service, Good Food
Always looking to leave The Villages to find unique dining experiences. The Rose Plantation is a great find and off the beaten path. A beautiful setting for a lunch with my friends and a warm welcome by the owners and staff. The grilled cheese made...More ... read more
pjwenzel via tripadvisor.com - Jun 17, 2017
I have been there several times and always the service, food and atmosphere is excellent. Love it. Congrats to the owners.
Joe Bivens via google.com - Jun 16, 2017
Good service and food But by showing your tip guide as 18% + with no option for15% on waiters pallet is wrong. Just a note Overall a very nice dinning experience !
Lee Thompson via google.com - Jun 15, 2017
Excellent lunch! Good service. We will definitely go there for lunch again.
Excellent lunch! Good service. We will definitely go there for lunch again.
Helen Wilgus via facebook.com - Jun 14, 2017
Private dining
We celebrated a birthday with another couple in Rose Plantation's private dining room. It was an exceptionally great experience. The food, including scallops, rack of lamb, prime rib and duckling and all 5 courses were excellent and with good house wine, an excellent value. We...More ... read more
David S via tripadvisor.com - Jun 12, 2017
We had dinner at this lovely restaurant ...
We had dinner at this lovely restaurant in May . It was a week night and was busy but not crowded. We had a very good wine but the list needs more information about the source of the wine and the year. I found out they are still working to improve the list. I had squash soup for an appetizer. It was too sweet for me but may appeal to ... read more
Carolyn O. via yelp.com - Jun 9, 2017
It was an excellent dinner. I would recommend it to everyone. Very. Fine dinning. ... read more
Joyce Kirkman via google.com - Jun 8, 2017
A wonderful dining experience enjoying the beautifully restored and decorated mansion with surrounding gardens reminiscent of yesterday years. Meticulously prepared gourmet dishes served on fine china and served by a friendly staff eager to give you a little history of the grounds or knowledgeable information on the menu items. Lov ... read more
Betty Parker via google.com - Jun 8, 2017
John and Judy once again... we were not disappointed.!!! We loved everything & everything was wonde
John and Judy once again... we were not disappointed.!!! We loved everything & everything was wonderful and amazing! Great staff and PR! �� ... read more
Kristine Anderson Howard via facebook.com - Jun 8, 2017
Beautiful setting, ambiance and delicious food. We had Stuffed Mushroom appetizer that was very ta
Beautiful setting, ambiance and delicious food. We had Stuffed Mushroom appetizer that was very tasty. We split the Crab Cake dinner and Crab stuffed Shrimp. Best crab cakes since we left Maryland. Loaded Bake Potato and cream spinach. Highly recommend!!!!!! I want to go again for my birthday and our Anniversary.
Nick Nichols via facebook.com - Jun 8, 2017
Birthday celebration
Loved the Victorian home/ decorating, great food, beautifully presented and a friendly staff. Looking forward to returning soon .
ltcricciardi via tripadvisor.com - Jun 7, 2017
A wonderfully​ elegant restaurant in a mansion. Gourmet food. A perfect place for our anniversary dinner.
Linda Kost via google.com - Jun 6, 2017
Absolutely wonderful experience. We will be returning for sure!!!
Absolutely wonderful experience. We will be returning for sure!!!
Jessica Towne via facebook.com - Jun 4, 2017
Wonderful food, beautifuly presented, friendly wait staff and soft piano music as we entered. I hig
Wonderful food, beautifuly presented, friendly wait staff and soft piano music as we entered. I highly recommend this lovely Victorian style home/ resturant for your enjoyment 😊 ... read more
Sandra Ricciardi via facebook.com - Jun 4, 2017
Over-the-Top Dining Experience
My husband arranged an intimate evening for us in the private dining room. We met with Chef Jeremy in advance to "choose" our specially prepared dinners. The entire evening was over-the-top !! The entire staff at Rose Plantation was very accommodating and our 5-course meals...More ... read more
pattibntn via tripadvisor.com - Jun 3, 2017
Butternut soup
I really enjoyed the ambience of this home turned into a restaurant. I had the chicken salad and the butternut soup that was good.
Sldenning via tripadvisor.com - Jun 2, 2017
I real nice surprise on a sleepy, tree lined road in Fruitland Park, Florida
It was just a very beautiful day yesterday, so we decided to go to a relatively new (8 months) establishment named "The Rose Garden" on a nice shady and tree lined road with a beautiful lake just down the hill from the restaurant. We were...More ... read more
Donald D via tripadvisor.com - Jun 2, 2017
Truly Fine Dining
I remember a time when going our for dinner meant dressing up and enjoying good service and atmosphere. It's mostly lost in America today - and certainly is hard to find here in Central Florida. Having enjoyed lunch on the porch of the Rose Plantation...More ... read more
rockyisle via tripadvisor.com - Jun 1, 2017
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