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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
Quaint, good food, nice friendly staff.
Robert Akers via google.com - Aug 19, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wonderful evening!! Food and service were terrific. Love the Rose Plantation for its consistency.
Philip Ambrosini via google.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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