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INCREDIBLE!
What a delightful restaurant. The food was gourmet. The service very professional and courteous. The setting is beautiful and the building is wonderfully decorated. The ambiance is exceptional. The Rose Plantation is a great example of “you get what you pay for.” My wife and...More ... read more
Mick H via tripadvisor.com - Jun 9, 2019
Very good food and excellent service everyone needs to try this restaurant.
Doug Frazier via google.com - Jun 1, 2019
Worthwhile to celebrate our GOLDEN Anniversary!
Awesome Food! Great Home Atmosphere! Carrie is a wonderful waitress and makes sure we are satisfied. It is not too expensive - because they are so delicious which you cannot compare with other restaurants in The Villages.
Louis S via tripadvisor.com - May 31, 2019
Very good but a bit pricey. Nice ...
Very good but a bit pricey. Nice for a special occasion. Had the prime rib and it was very good.
Steve S. via yelp.com - May 25, 2019
Beautiful old home converted into restaurant. Love the decor and china.
Cynthia Tanzi via google.com - May 20, 2019
Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. A little spendy.
Ramona Rhoades via google.com - May 17, 2019
Good food and service. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Live piano music was a nice touch. Portions were a bit small for the price and menu is limited. Reservations are recommended and dressy casual attire required.
Ron Dippel via google.com - May 15, 2019
Excellent food and great service.
Steve Lapp via google.com - May 15, 2019
Great Atmosphere, Good Food, Way Too Expensive
The restaurant is beautiful and many tables have beautiful views. The staff is attentive and seems to know their menu. However, be warned that everything on the menu is a la carte and you will double the price of your meal by adding a vegetable...More ... read more
S8540LAteresac via tripadvisor.com - May 14, 2019
My favorite restaurant for a beautiful dinner. Food is excellent too.
Linda Strzelczyk via google.com - May 14, 2019
Fantastic Meal
Awesome location, great food, good service... what more could you want? Special Mother's Day meal was superb.
1DrRick via tripadvisor.com - May 13, 2019
Excellent food and excellent service. Lovely place. Owners ate wonderful.
Victoria Moretti via google.com - May 12, 2019
Great food and service. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Live piano music was also a nice touch.
Ron Dippel via google.com - May 11, 2019
What an incredible experience! ...
What an incredible experience! I didn't know about this place until I was invited to dinner withy fiancé and his family. The place is absolutely beautiful and dinner was excellent! We also got surprised with fireworks over the lake. Employees are kind and great at they're job. Great place for a romantic dinner. I can't wait to go bac ... read more
Brittany C. via yelp.com - May 10, 2019
Fantastic place for a cool "chick" lunch ... read more
Jerry Hardwich via google.com - May 10, 2019
Wonderful food and great ambience. Went for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. Request the porch overlooking the lake if its available.
Lisa Pirkle via google.com - May 10, 2019
Just Okay
The restaurant is in a beautiful setting and offers an elegant dining experience. I just wish we had one. We brought my parents here for my Moms birthday and were really looking forward to a truly nice dining experience. Unfortunately it did not pan out....More ... read more
Hans H via tripadvisor.com - May 7, 2019
This is now our favorite restaurant ...
This is now our favorite restaurant in the Leesburg area. The menu online does not cover all that they have when you arrive. I had the chicken marsala and my wife had the filet mignon, and both were perfect. We started with the bruchetta which was very generous.  The sweet potato souffle, the creamed spinach, and the green beans were ... read more
Mario N. via yelp.com - May 4, 2019
The food was great. The service was very good. The wait for food was very long. We payed for dinner for 4, and then had to pay $40 for 2 used glasses as a momento for our friends 80th birthday. We have been here before and loved it. I edited this review, initially I was extremely put off by the price of the keep sake glasses. Gettin ... read more
Mike Do via google.com - Apr 26, 2019
Highly sophisticated and elegant yet cozy ... read more
rachel leech via google.com - Apr 26, 2019
Welcoming, beautiful with a flair of elegance.
Rachel Leech via google.com - Apr 26, 2019
Wonderful dinner tonight with children ...
Wonderful dinner tonight with children and grandchildren.  All were welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  Food was outstanding and service was fantastic.  Would recommend The Rose Plantation without hesitation!
Jan D. via yelp.com - Apr 24, 2019
Beautiful place. Great menu. We were seated immediately with reservations. The lamb chops were delicious but the salmon tasted like it was frozen salmon instead of fresh salmon. They served the best creamed spinach either of us ever had. The waiter was very nice and very attentive. If the woman at the table two tables down from us ... read more
Kimberly Green via google.com - Apr 22, 2019
Great food and atmosphere ... read more
Pauline Williamson via google.com - Apr 20, 2019
Lovely place! What made it most enjoyable (besides the food) was our server, Taylor. It’s not easy to satisfy a group of 8 ladies and he did it with ease and impeccable manners. Ask for him if you go there!
Carol Reinerio via google.com - Apr 17, 2019
Very tasty. Excellent crab cakes, meaty flavorful, with a very high quality meat. Caesar salad was nothing special. Filet mignon was high end. Extremely tender, and cooked expertly. Probably could have cut it without a knife. Seasoning was a bit much, but honestly i think a 40+ dollar stake should be left pretty basic. A little butt ... read more
Ryan Clifford via google.com - Apr 16, 2019
Lovely place for groups
Had my wedding reception here. It was absolutely wonderful. Service was perfect. Everyone was lovely and couldn’t have asked for a better venue.
Hannah S via tripadvisor.com - Apr 16, 2019
Elegant Dining!
This family-owned restaurant is located just outside The Villages, FL, and boasts fine dining with an original menu comprised of fresh ingredients. the setting is a lovely restored Victorian home on a scenic lake with indoor and outdoor dining venues. The food is delicious and...More ... read more
Brian K via tripadvisor.com - Apr 15, 2019
Ambience, service, menu choices but it is pricey. Great for special occasions so make reservations.
Nancy Westberry via google.com - Apr 14, 2019
Lovely setting in a well decorated old Florida plantation. We did the shared dinner for 2 which was plenty of food and everything was well prepared. Service was excellent. We had a 5:45 reservation and were done by 7. Key lime pie was delicious.
Janet Donegan via google.com - Apr 14, 2019
Atmosphere very comfortable and relaxing. Staff extremely engaging and attentive. Views from the po
Atmosphere very comfortable and relaxing. Staff extremely engaging and attentive. Views from the porch beautiful! Food really delicious. Will be going back often!!
Peter Cole via facebook.com - Apr 13, 2019
Lunch - brilliant, again!
Lunch with friends - it's become an annual visit on our Florida vacation and I can only wish this place was closer to home for us. The menu shows a unique touch. The spinach strawberry salad was fresh and tasty, it was huge! I have...More ... read more
Heather F via tripadvisor.com - Apr 13, 2019
We enjoy our visit!
This restaurant didn't have the patio I was hoping for. They have a veranda and I asked to sit there, however, they seated us elsewhere. It was stuffy in the side room we were seated, but they did open a window for us. Shortly after...More ... read more
PatioPlease via tripadvisor.com - Apr 13, 2019
The food was great. The service was very good. The wait for food was long. We spent $240 for 4 people on our meal,(including tip), and then 2 used glasses as a momento for our friends 80th birthday was another 40$.
Mike Do via google.com - Apr 11, 2019
Good but not all that
Went with a group of friends for lunch. Expected so much more. It was an interesting setting and there was varied items to choose on the menu, but the food itself was just OK. I had the tuna, chicken, egg salad plate. It was supposed...More ... read more
susane244 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 7, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The Plantation is lovely; our meal was excellent; the shared double portion special was very nice; the Napa Valley White Zin was really good...I meant to ask the name of the wine...We will definitely dine with you again. And thank you again for the anniversary card, a very nice touch. Our waitres ... read more
Patty Wertz via google.com - Apr 5, 2019
Fabulous old colonial style
We had Bruschetta and gorgeous Pasta Purses to start, followed by a Grilled Salmon drizzled with honey and a Filet Mignon, both with Veg and a choice of Potato (baked, mashed). A Pecan Pie to share and all washed down by an excellent Cabernet Sauvignon...More ... read more
PBW32 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 5, 2019
Everything excellent, absolutely no problems at all
My wife and I, along with 4 friends, celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary on March 29th with a wonderful dinner at The Rose Plantation. Each of us loved the food, atmosphere, ambience and service, We all agreed that this is the best overall restaurant in...More ... read more
DFP918 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 30, 2019
First class place. The food is superb,the ambiance is classy and the wait staff is excellent. If you want a dress up place, where people can enjoy a more formal atmosphere, you must visit this place. PS the wine list is extensive!
Frank Ruscitto via google.com - Mar 28, 2019
Disappointed
After reading some reviews, six of us decided to visit. The location is very pretty outside and the house was very nice inside; we were seated on the porch which was lovely. The good: drink and wine selection and service. Food: Prime Rib was good,...More ... read more
LuBabe via tripadvisor.com - Mar 20, 2019
Lunch
6 girlfriends had lunch there today and it was fabulous, great service, good food and loved the wine. Overlooks a lake, grounds are beautiful. Highly recommended ... read more
707PatriciaM707 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 20, 2019
Excellent ... read more
Jackie Fwrro via google.com - Mar 18, 2019
Great food. The crab was the best I have ever had.
Great food. The crab was the best I have ever had.
Pam Constantineau Kovacik via facebook.com - Mar 8, 2019
for special occcasion
ambiance is exceptionally serene and pretty, white tablecloth, mixed china (many sets donated we were told) southern atmosphere overlooking lake; our table had butternut squash soup, nicely thick and flavorful, and the mushroom brie with alot tiny pieces of mushroom in athick creamy base, highly...More ... read more
dianemg327 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 7, 2019
A Meal To Remember!
We were guests of friends who helped us celebrate my husband’s birthday. Amazing food. Best meal we have ever had! 45 years in Atlanta and accustomed to fine dining....this blows them all away!
woodsstockmom via tripadvisor.com - Mar 6, 2019
Lovely setting to dine in. We were four for lunch. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our soup and salad combinations. The service was attentive and friendly without being overbearing. Give it a try, you will enjoy it!
Brian Roller via google.com - Mar 6, 2019
Scallops we're excellent. Crab cakes we're a 10++. Soup delicious. Good piano player. Higher prices but worth it.
John Withrow via google.com - Mar 2, 2019
We had our wedding dinner here and it was perfect. Our wedding was small, only 10 people and it worked out wonderful. The table was beautiful, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
Sierra Richter via google.com - Feb 28, 2019
The service and food was above average for the area. Far enough above average to demand the prices? That my friends is going to be an unending debate. If you are seated in the house proper, I'll bet you will be pro. While those banished to the porch 'bogey land' might find themselves on the other side. Liquor and wine prices are at a ... read more
Jeffrey Taffuri via google.com - Feb 27, 2019
Can you give 6 stars? 7? Outstanding and elegant. The soups are amazing. I had the crab quiche and it was perfect, the sandwiches are superb. Atmosphere is old southern. Must go!
Samuel Peppard via google.com - Feb 25, 2019
Lovely Atmosphere and Fine Dining Outside The Villages.The
A lovely southern home turned into a fine dining establishment. The parking lot can be challenging after dark. GM, Pauley, was charming and made us feel welcome. Our waiter took a while to get us our drinks but Gerhardt was helpful and accurate. I highly...More ... read more
FloraPhyllisNJ via tripadvisor.com - Feb 24, 2019
Pricey but a wonderful place for ...
Pricey but a wonderful place for a special occasion dinner! Old farmhouse feel with a lovely view. Had the prime rib special and was so much, I enjoyed the take home for dinner the next day!
Denice M. via yelp.com - Feb 24, 2019
Excellent menu.
Hollie Buckner via google.com - Feb 17, 2019
A Nice Night
We visited on a Friday evening and were seated immediately with our reservation. Our server was Gerhard, he was pleasant, efficient and capable. All of our dishes were good, the service was excellent and the rose as we exited was a nice touch!
466ditad via tripadvisor.com - Feb 17, 2019
With out a doubt one of the best ...
With out a doubt one of the best meals my wife and I have eaten in The Villages or outside for that matter.  We went with two other couples on Valentines Day.  We were promptly seated at our reservation time.  Our server Linda promptly attended to our table.  My wife and I had the Chateaubriand for two.  The portion size was reasonab ... read more
Robert S. via yelp.com - Feb 17, 2019
It was wonderful Will certainly return ... read more
Vi Hunter via google.com - Feb 16, 2019
Fabulous Valentines Dinner!
Our dinner was better than any we have ever had in this area. Start off my asking for Laurel to be your waitress. She explained everything, answered every question and has the most charming personality. A real treasure for the restaurant! The Chateau Briand was...More ... read more
NanaFromFlorida via tripadvisor.com - Feb 14, 2019
Good Potential
The Rose Plantation was recommended to us as a nice fine dining restaurant. And it was... for the most part. The setting is pretty and the old house interesting, but the parking lot is difficult to maneuver and there were only two handicapped spaces. After...More ... read more
55chmac2 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 13, 2019
Rose Plantation
Great atmosphere, long wait was eased by free appetizers served to us in the Foyer. Once seated service was great, no complaints about entree’s in our party of 10 except sides were not hot. After the meal the unanimous complaints were the prices of entree’s....More ... read more
rugby4 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 12, 2019
A wonderful place to bring the girls or guys to celebrate a special occasion. The blueberry toasted cheese sandwich is to die for.
Lana Tharp via google.com - Feb 12, 2019
Gorgeous Ambiance, bland cuisine
Gorgeous rose garden, "French door" windowed back porch with a splendid view of a pond and a garden. Antique furnishings & linen service. Wonderful wait staff. Sixteen dollars [at lunch time] for a bland mayonnaise & chicken salad sandwich on a bun, $7.50 for a...More ... read more
BellaTavares via tripadvisor.com - Feb 11, 2019
The Food was Bland
Yesterday I went to lunch with 8 other ladies and was really disappointed in the food. I ordered the spinach, mushroom, gruyere and feta quiche with a side of potato salad. The quiche was flavorless. No hint of a taste of feta or gruyere cheese....More ... read more
jmeddick via tripadvisor.com - Feb 6, 2019
Nice views and good food but slow service.
Fox M.D. via google.com - Feb 5, 2019
Loved this place. First time there, with a luncheon of 20 ladies. Service was perfect and the food was wonderful . Definitely will return often. Kelly was great and Annette very helpful when I made reservations.
Sandra Persson via google.com - Feb 1, 2019
First time there and it was excellent. Service was great, food was great and since we were a group of 33 they did exceptional.
Deborah Brown via google.com - Jan 31, 2019
My husband and I finally went to try this restaurant for lunch and it is above and beyond incredible. We were greeted by beautiful Dawn who made us feel welcome the second we entered. She showed us around and sat us at the most beautiful table in the solarium that overlooked the outdoor lake. Both the outside and inside are magnif ... read more
Denise Schmidt via google.com - Jan 28, 2019
True Southern Hospitality Is Still Here
My husband and I finally went to try this restaurant for lunch and it is above and beyond incredible. We were greeted by beautiful Dawn who made us feel welcome the second we entered. She showed us around and sat us at the most beautiful...More ... read more
920denises via tripadvisor.com - Jan 28, 2019
FANTASTIC FOOD AND SERVICE
This beautiful home and surroundings served some of the best food in the area and our server was wonderful!! My husband raved about the Stuffed Flounder and the Crab Cakes and the Bisque!!! My daughter and I thought it was the best Filet Mignon ever!...More ... read more
Margo G via tripadvisor.com - Jan 27, 2019
The atmosphere was wonderful, the service was amazing and the food was incredibly delicious. I got the Chicken Rockefeller and unlike some restaurants where it comes out dry or bland, it was absolutely juicy and flavorful. The desserts are also delightful as well; For dessert I got the banana cream pie and it wasn't too sweet or anyt ... read more
Ratatouille Rat via google.com - Jan 25, 2019
Good food ... read more
Shirley Stauffer via google.com - Jan 25, 2019
I love the high quality of ingredients for consistently good food. Had the quiche & loved it!
Sandy Gastil via google.com - Jan 23, 2019
This was the highlight of my trip ...
This was the highlight of my trip to the Villages. Food is terrible in the Villages, and this restaurant was a nice reprieve from the low quality food everywhere else.Service was attentive. I ordered the pasta pillows, Caesar salad and crab stuffed shrimp. The pasta pillows themselves were delicious. The sauce did taste like alcohol ... read more
Lacey G. via yelp.com - Jan 21, 2019
Dinner with a Client
My client had this on their list of places to eat. It turned out to be a very enjoyable night. The place is unique with a great history. The food was excellent as well as the pace of the meal. The prime rib was very...More ... read more
P1096YWbobb via tripadvisor.com - Jan 18, 2019
The Rose Plantation
This restaurant has character! An older home renovated for the use of serving food. If the weather is nice outdoor seating is available with a water view, but the inside is quant also. We recently went there for lunch as a group of 7. Our...More ... read more
880gayec via tripadvisor.com - Jan 15, 2019
Great dining near The Villages
Had dinner at the Rose Plantation and was pleasantly surprised. Service, quality of the food and the overall experience was terrific. I found the restaurant superior to those located in The Villages proper and highly recommend it for a great meal out!
therapy279 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 15, 2019
Food is wonderful. Very enjoyable evening ... read more
David Blumberg via google.com - Jan 7, 2019
Birthday celebration
Our daughter's birthday and we wanted her to enjoy the very best. At the Rose Plantation that's exactly what it is. Food,service, ambiance all first class. Certainly in this area there is no finer eating establishment. They have a fine selection of wines to accompany...More ... read more
minpooh via tripadvisor.com - Jan 6, 2019
A bit pricey but both the food ...
A bit pricey but both the food and service are excellent.   The wine list is overpriced.  We both had the crab stuffed flounder special which was great and shared the key lime pie.
Ray V. via yelp.com - Jan 5, 2019
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