PLaE Restaurant
PLaE Restaurant

PLaE Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.plaefl.net/
  • Phone: 9042772132x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 6-9pm
    Friday and Saturday 6-930pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Watson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A separate dining room that accommodates a group of 28 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Shari Murphy 9042772132x
  • Entertainment: Entertainment in the lounge of PLAE Restaurant is available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Please contact the restaurant for our entertainment listings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: A1A Highway
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from PLaE Restaurant
PLAE Restaurant is Amelia Island’s premier dining establishment. Our menu blends eclectic cuisine with artful presentation under the guidance of Executive Chef Brandon Watson. Exceptional food and service in a contemporary setting, make this restaurant a must see on your dining agenda.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
PLaE Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)romantic (33)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (19)good for groups (15)notable wine list (12)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Brees
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My review is below in private notes. I will add great spot, appeals to all types of diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off season
    Mypic
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went in October at 8:30- so late dinner. Live piano player- great- server very peppy but more interested in the next table. Ordered chef's "surprise". Ribeye with blue cheese butter- great combination but smothered in gravy like pot roast. Wife ordered salmon- excellent. Has potential to be energetic atmosphere- assuming it was our time of night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our group of six had a wonderful time. All of our food was exceptionally great and our server Courtney was excellent. Definitely a must when you're in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • islandfavorites
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My wife and I have always enjoyed the food and service at PLaE; however, we do not like the indoor dining atmosphere. Would prefer to dine outside; however, the resturant does not have citronella candles or other means of controlling the bugs. The food is wonderful so that keeps us going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECTION
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Perfect restaurant - food,ambiance, service ! Delicious wine, small plates, sumptuous full meals. Couldn't get much, if any, better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    TheDutchmansGirlfriend
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great Amelia Island restaurant. Very accommodating to special dietary needs. Very knowledgable staff. Helpful and friendly, waitress recommended dishes. Though they could add a few more vegetarian entrees. Overall, great date night spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holly
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We were a group of 5 - the food was amazing!! One of our party went with the chef's surprise and it ended up being steak and lobster. I had the steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables and then peanut butter pie for dessert. From the complimentary bread to the appetizers (fried calamari and bacon wrapped scallops with grits) to the main meal to the dessert, everything was so flavorful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    JBsod
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Not bad, Just Ok Nothing really wrong but nothing special to remember
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible experience.
    Jennifer60VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Fabulous food, service was excellent by Heather -- so much so that we requested her for an additional booking for family two days later, wonderful atmosphere. Even our most experienced foodie was impressed with the selection, presentation and exquisite taste of the food. One of our favorites is the whole fish which was not offered the first night we were there. Upon mentioning it to Heather, she discussed our request to the chef and we were served a delightful and flavorful whole red snapper. Also, incredible small plates. One of our favorites is the grilled artichoke, but all of them are fabulous. Plae is our favorite place to dine at Amelia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    Deebee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our best meal of our vacation at Amelia Island...the food was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best on Amelia Island
    spzaggerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our recent dinner at Plae was one of the best we have had on the Island. The "catch of the day" was a nicely prepared swordfish resting on a generous portion of divine risotto. Other winners included the tuna tartar (even though it is plain tuna with mix-in sides) and the fried green tomato caprese salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining with friends
    KTBGA72
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I would most certainly recommend this restraurant if people are looking for good service and good food. I went with friends and we are so tired of the loud bar scenes and places where we can't hear ourselves think. The music was lovely, soft background music and we have a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Keith
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderful food everytime we come here. We always eat hear when we come down for vacation or long weekend. Heather was our server , and is the BEST !Our meal was excellent , and the wine list is very good , although a little high in price per glass.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service - Great Food
    Foodies12
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We visited Amelia Island for the first time and were pleasantly surprised with PLAE. So much so that we spent three nights there two of which were at PLAE. Our server (Tara) put our experience over the top, friendly, super knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions with excellent recomm. Menu had a good variety of options, we usually go to restaurants and only see 2 good options with PLAE we couldn't decide between at least 10 dishes, with add'l "special" options, which Tara did a great job of explaining. Definitely request Tara! We had the scallops wrapped in bacon and the tuna tartar for apps, both were excellent, wife had mahi mahi blt and I had pork ribeye w.shrimp & grits, yum on both just a bit salty on the rib eye.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Scout56
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been eating here for years - this trip ate dinner here three different nights. Food is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Michael
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a great time. Relaxed island atmosphere. Our waitress was spectacular - fun, attentive and a joy - she made the evening more fun. The food was very good - the mussels app with blue cheese and bacon was great and everyone enjoyed the fish special and surprise dinner. We also enjoyed the peanut butter pie. look forward to our next visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressed
    Jerry
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very much enjoyed great food and service. We will definitely visit again next trip to the island.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be improved
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Interior too dark, music too loud and music selection not to my liking
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Meh" describes dining experience
    food4me
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Ambiance was like an upscale fast food place. The food was edible but without character. Expensive. Waitress was good. Wine list fair. So yeah our dining experience can be described as "meh".
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MikkiHVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Fabulous time. Our waitress was exceptional! Very knowledge not only on food selection but wine selection as well. Great spot for groups!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • recommend plae
    eatingwellinjax
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We enjoyed the whole experience. Perfect timing on the food. Our waitress was excellent just the right amount of chit chat
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were at a meeting on the island and went with a couple of friends. We eat at PlaE every time we are on Amelia. It is terrific. Always something new and good tasting. Our favorite on Amelia
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FinickyfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    PLAE is, in my opinion, one of the top 3 restaurants on the Island. One of the very few places for a delicious Filet Mignon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at PLaE
    Traveler
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Party of 5 in a corner booth perfect for conversation at normal voice level. Our server was first rate and she was cute as a button. We've eaten here several times during our visits to Amelia Island and the food is always first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    av8rjax
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We chose PLaE for dinner to celebrate a birthday after receiving excellent reviews from friends. We were very delighted with the various menu choices for food as well as their extensive wine list. Barbara, our waitress, was OUTSTANDING. She was friendly and thoroughly knowledgeable of the entire operation. Her service was impeccable. She made our dining experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Continues to be an annual favorite!! NEVER disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We got the chef speciial
    Fishmaster
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    It was very good, but over priced. it was steak and a lobster cut down the middle. I basic got a half of a med. size lobster, 2 pc. of corn on cob, scallops potatoes , and 2 pc. of steak for $60.00. It should of been $40.00.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The price point of the foods served seemed high to me. The server seemed more interested in catching up with old friends at the table behind us than working. We waited a long time for everything from drinks to entree and it was not crowded
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • John
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Not the best meal we've had there by far. They need to step up their game a little. Maybe it was just an off night for them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything is good but the service
    BadserviceVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Much like its sister restaurant, Brett's water way cafe, everything at plae is nice and well done except for the service. At both restaurants, a 20% tip is included for groups of. 5 or more. It is obvious that the staff knows this, because they are rude, slow and very poorly trained. They also go out of their way to make it clear that they don't like children.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 304 reviews are from the PLaE Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Alisha gave great service
    Cliff
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Food and service both great. Alisha was a fantastic server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place for dinner.
    Bryan
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Acoustics are outstanding. Diners can carry on a conversation without straining to hear or be heard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Service was very accommodating. The evening from start to finish was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Get the Chefs Surprise. I've had it several times and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Offers a great setting, food & staff. This is a fun evening out even if you have to drive a little to get there from Jacksonville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice setting on the Plantation
    rtpivVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    PLAE is a steady standby for business dinners or special occasions. They always have a very good seafood special and they offer many menu items that take advantage of the coastal waters around them. We had a good meal, but the service really drug. It seemed to take forever to get our drink order and our server appeared to be really flustered by something. With all that said, PLAE is a place we will go back to for its food, ambience and location in the Plantation on Amelia Island.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Watch out out for chef's surprise
    forester
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We found this restaurant to be just fine. I ordered the chef's surprise expecting it to be something memorable - the server said she could not tell me what it was. After ordering our server told me it would be $60, which I accepted. It raised my expectations. What I got was two tenderloin medallions, two scallops, three four shrimp and whipped potatoes. Really? Hardly worth $60. I guess the chef's surprise is that you pay a lot for something very ordinary. Surprise!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plae
    lisa
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Took my daughter to Plae for her 30th birthday...we had a wonderful meal with great service and wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun with food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Fabulous food great service cannot wait for our return visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, very good service.
    Dinealot
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Great spot on the island, close to the Ritz where we were staying. Recommended to us by locals. Really good tasty food choices. Would highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.