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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
Beautiful place with a terrific dining atmosphere. Old Florida explemified with a fine dining menu and reasonably priced for the experience! Service was outstanding!!!! Another must do if you never been here before!
Dennis Stradinger via google.com - Oct 25, 2019
Good Atmosphere and food.
F Miller via google.com - Oct 11, 2019
Love the food and the service was excellent. Great job to the owners and chef see you soon ... read more
Pietra Inglima via google.com - Oct 11, 2019
We order the special stuffed pork chop. It was great and my wife had to take half home. Great desserts. We had Banana Cream pie.
Edward Nofi via google.com - Oct 9, 2019
Delicious ... read more
Renay Fritch via google.com - Oct 9, 2019
We had a great waiter. Food was excellent but pricey. I suggested putting some twinkle lights here and there because the decor was rather drab. Great pianist. Enjoyed his music and singing.
Louella Madden via google.com - Oct 5, 2019
Yummy food, interesting menu and specials, wonderful service!
Dianne Gardner via google.com - Oct 2, 2019
Food was delicious! Service outstanding! A jewel in Fruitland Park, Intimate! Great location for Weddings. Baby Showers, Anniversary celebrations and more ... read more
Vonda Parker via google.com - Sep 28, 2019
My husband and I went there for ...
My husband and I went there for our anniversary. They gave us a beautiful card as soon as we walked in. It was a very nice touch.
The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Everything was amazing. It's a beautiful place and I really recommend it.
Vanessa R. via yelp.com - Sep 27, 2019
Delicious food and friendly staff.
Mary Lynn Hausmann via google.com - Sep 22, 2019
A beautiful place with great food...ambiance and close to the Villahes ... read more
Jean Wagner via google.com - Sep 13, 2019
Excellent service, great food, and my friend really liked it. Will be back.
Mike Hajjar via google.com - Sep 13, 2019
Nice spot with good food.
Susan Strode via google.com - Sep 11, 2019
Good food, little expensive, at these prices they should at least throw in a salad. Charming atmosphere.
Kathleen Resch via google.com - Sep 11, 2019
Great food, great service, beautiful setting, charming old Florida home.
Julia Schmied via google.com - Sep 11, 2019
Fabulous food and ambiance ... read more
Rick Munsell via google.com - Sep 7, 2019
Beautiful setting in lovely area. Lunch with 5 friends, quiche was superb, cheese sandwich with blueberries delicious, but skimpy on both cheese and blueberries. Banana cream pie absolutely marvelous, best I've ever had. Server very personable as was all staff. Wonderful experience.
Teresa Vilardi via google.com - Sep 6, 2019
Very friendly staff. Made you feel welcome right away. Very nice view of the lake in back. Had a delicious grilled chicken sandwich. Will go back again.
Village Girl via google.com - Sep 5, 2019
Special place for special occasions
We have been to Rose Plantation many times and have never been disappointed. Food, Service,Atmosphere...All first class ... read more
bobslutsky2 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 4, 2019
Beautiful spot!!
We had dinner there, delicious food and great atmosphere, excellent service!! We highly recommend for a upscale dining experience..
gardens20 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 3, 2019
Elegant southern charm
Took my minister to a special lunch at the Rose Plantation. Walked around the gardens first. So pretty. Lunch was light but tasteful. We both had salads that were fresh and delightful. We ate on the porch which gave us an outdoors experience while staying...More ... read more
Ann B via tripadvisor.com - Sep 3, 2019
potentially great
I enjoyed a birthday dinner at Rose Plantation with my sisters. The restaurant is very good, but still needs some refinement. The atmosphere is about the best this art of Florida has to offer. Lovely dining areas, beautiful decor, and bucolic setting overlooking a lake...More ... read more
flipper214 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 2, 2019
Went there for the first time.
Went there for the first time.  Amazing!! We went for lunch and had the spinach quiche is was delicious.  We also enjoyed there deserts.  I had pecan pie and my husband had banana cream we both liked them a lot.  Couldn't decide which one was better.  The service was excellent.  We can't wait to try there dinners.
Barbara S. via yelp.com - Sep 1, 2019
Lovely dinner
Pleasant evening at Rose Plantation. We started with the pasta pockets, and caprese salad. I had the 4 oz prime filet and hubby enjoyed the prime rib special. The sweet potato casserole was very nice. Service was good and the pianist was low key and...More ... read more
773jruth via tripadvisor.com - Aug 31, 2019
Was seated immediately. Had great ...
Was seated immediately. Had great service. Excellent food. I look forward to eating there again. I recommend to all of my friends and family.
Mike M. via yelp.com - Aug 30, 2019
It was an old southern plantation house that was turned into a restaurant.....
David Edwards via google.com - Aug 30, 2019
Terrific option for nice meal, service, and atomsphere in an area saturated with average food options.
Parker Sykes via google.com - Aug 30, 2019
I grew up 18 miles from Manhattan ...
I grew up 18 miles from Manhattan and then moved to Atlanta. I've been accustomed to access to fine dining all my life. The Rose Plantation provided the best dining experience I've ever had!  Wonderful and perfect service, magnificent food. Have the crab, you will not regret a single bite.
Kathleen C. via yelp.com - Aug 26, 2019
We had a lovely lunch followed by a huge and delicious slice of banana cream pie. Atmosphere was like stepping back in time to the gracious South.
Kathy Canales via google.com - Aug 21, 2019
Very nice, my lunch was DELISH.
mari-ann rocchio via google.com - Aug 20, 2019
Special occasion
Just a wonderful evening out excellent dinner n dessert friendly staff lovely place for a special nite out ... read more
Excursion731956 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 19, 2019
Quaint, good food, nice friendly staff.
Robert Akers via google.com - Aug 19, 2019
Must have missed something
By word of mouth you would think this restaurant was on par with outstanding restaurants in major cities across the US. I don't understand the hype. Just one example. I ordered the grilled duck breast entree. The duck was so overcooked-and totally dry, there wasn't...More ... read more
C2309XSbobs via tripadvisor.com - Aug 16, 2019
After reading the positive yelp ...
After reading the positive yelp reviews, my husband and I were excited to try out the Rose Plantation for lunch today, while we were in the area for work. He ordered the blueberry grilled cheese sandwich, with a side of potato salad, for $9.50. I had the special--Baja steak tacos, with a side of marinated cucumbers, for $16.00. We sh ... read more
Amanda P. via yelp.com - Aug 15, 2019
Good old school restaurant that makes you feel like you went to grandma's house. Very good food and attentive service made a great setting to celebrate my in-laws' anniversary.
Will Avery via google.com - Aug 12, 2019
Charming place for lunch
We (my Mom, my sister and I) enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Rose Plantation. It is lovely, yummy and the staff is friendly and attentive. The grounds are beautiful and the interior is as well.
Keyna W via tripadvisor.com - Aug 8, 2019
Birthday Dinner Very Pleasant
The veal Marsala was incredible and worthy of much praise. The Cesar salad was one of the best in the area. The service was attentive and done well. The place is an attraction rather than just a restaurant.
rogersober via tripadvisor.com - Aug 8, 2019
I had the prime rib, garlic mash, and mixed vegetables. The prime rib was perfect, medium rare and very tender. My husband had the filet mignon, again perfect. I had that cherry pie for dessert and my husband had the cheesecake. Both were out of this world. We'll definitely go back again ... read more
gina bulloch via google.com - Aug 8, 2019
Pretty nice people ... read more
Quinton Woods via google.com - Aug 5, 2019
Yummy
I had never been, stopped by because it was close and boy it was a real treat. I had the lobster crab bisque and a caprese grilled cheese, delicious. My server was carrie and she was such a delight. I will be returning with friends...More ... read more
leesunni80 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 31, 2019
Just shy of 5 stars and well worth visiting - we'll certainly be regulars
Excellent reprieve from the same-old, low cost, low quality Villages fare. Some reviewers think this place is 'pricey'. However, if you look carefully at high-end chains (such as Ruth's Chris, Capital Grille, other steak house or seafood places etc.) the Rose Plantation is excellent value...More ... read more
cd908672 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 28, 2019
Excellent reprieve from the same-old ...
Excellent reprieve from the same-old, low cost, low quality Villages fare.Some reviewers think this place is 'pricey'. However, if you look carefully at high-end chains (such as Ruth's Chris, Capital Grille, other steak house or seafood places etc.) the Rose Plantation is excellent value for very high quality and without the chain ty ... read more
Cameron D. via yelp.com - Jul 28, 2019
Pleasant but Tarnished
Had dinner at Rose Plantation last evening. Seated at our request on the enclosed porch. Could hear the piano in the background as we dined... not intrusive on conversation but yet adding to the great ambience. Ordered a Cab which was being offered as a...More ... read more
Vacationer440493 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 27, 2019
My wife and I went here to celebrate a birthday lunch and it was terrific. Excellent waitress, great food and dessert was super. We will definitely be coming back.
dean kantarski via google.com - Jul 24, 2019
Quiche Lorraine for awesome lunch ... read more
Sandy Saslow via google.com - Jul 23, 2019
50th Wedding Celebration
My husband & I & our family celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at the Rose Plantation. The food was outstanding, our server, Kerry was so helpful, even taking pictures for us. It truly was a memorable evening and I would highly recommend the restaurant!
encyclopedia767 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 18, 2019
Wonderful evening!! Food and service were terrific. Love the Rose Plantation for its consistency.
Philip Ambrosini via google.com - Jul 13, 2019
AMAZING
Went fora father/son dinner tonight, and had a wonderful experience. Linda, our server really elevated our visit by pointing out some wonderful dishes. My dad had a Spinach Salad with a steak filet which was very tasteful. I have the chef special of Veal Chop...More ... read more
212perryw via tripadvisor.com - Jul 13, 2019
Large Group; Great Visit!
Our group has lunch once a month at different restaurants and this was our first meal at the lovely Rose Plantation. There were 12 of us and we were seated at two tables on the porch overlooking the lawn and lake. Our waitress was very...More ... read more
ShelbyLyn62 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 9, 2019
Great food. Great service. Great ambience.
Robert White via google.com - Jul 7, 2019
Awesome! $$$$ well worth it, great for special. Occasions.
Kurt Ratzlaff via google.com - Jul 5, 2019
Just had a wonderful experience here! Staff were wonderful and very attentive to each of our party. The food was phenomenal and pricing for lunch was quite reasonable. Definitely will be visiting again!
Peter Donlon via google.com - Jul 3, 2019
Lovely restaurant in a period home. Food and ambience were great. Can't believe I didn't know it was there.
Donna Beardsley via google.com - Jul 2, 2019
Quality restaurant.
michael Lucky via google.com - Jul 1, 2019
Fabulous food, wonderful ambiance ...
Fabulous food, wonderful ambiance complete with piano played in the background. All of the staff and management went out of their way to accommodate all of our requests. Will make this a regular place to meet our friends and dine.
S J. via yelp.com - Jul 1, 2019
Beautiful setting not much else
The restaurant is very pretty and so is the setting by the lake. Service for a group was unprofessional and disorganized for a place that pretends to be upscale. The specials were a good price but not mouthwatering. Many groups like this place, so will...More ... read more
Starviagera via tripadvisor.com - Jun 28, 2019
Disappointed
I’ve eaten there 6 times, lunch and dinner. Unfortunately the food has declined. However the service we had from Gephart was very professional and friendly. Maybe it was a bad night for the chef, but first of all the bread was gummy inside and we...More ... read more
Pat M via tripadvisor.com - Jun 27, 2019
Ok. A bit pricey. But the food, service and ambiance. Outstanding. A special place for a special occasion. Prize winning pies. People just really nice. You will not regret it.
Robert Gallucci via google.com - Jun 23, 2019
Outstanding food and excellent service right next to The Villages
First let me go over the negatives. The seasoned green beans were not true Southern style. As everyone that grew up in the South knows green beans are supposed to be "cooked to death" so there is no crunch left in them. By Southern standards...More ... read more
Pszychojoe via tripadvisor.com - Jun 22, 2019
Fabulous. Filet and prime rib were perfect! Wonderful piano player. Staff was warm and welcoming. It is truly a hidden gem!
Kelly Kerr via google.com - Jun 16, 2019
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
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