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Plantation Restaurant
Plantation Restaurant
  • Address:
    7908 Longbeach Blvd.
    Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
    Neighborhood:
    Harvey Cedars
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Plantation Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.plantationrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (609) 494-8191
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Allan Vanesko
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Plantation will cater events up to 500 guests. Please contact Paul Sabarese.
  • Private Party Facilities: Plantation offers several private room accommodations from 10 to 150 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Sabarese (609) 494-8191

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 80th St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking during season. Private lots always available.
A word from Plantation Restaurant
Plantation Restaurant features an adventuresome menu using nature's finest ingredients with an island influence. Presenting the essence of contemporary American cooking, Chef Allan Vanesko has created a succulent array of dishes that will make dining at Plantation a most memorable experience. Tastefully decorated in a South Seas ambience. Plantation also features a full service bar & private rooms for any occasion.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Plantation used to be much better, the food quality and service this time was not that great. Waitress was very friendly but not good at being a server, she never cleared the table of dirty plates or empty glasses and each course was brought out while dirty plates were on the table. Food was just so so. Not what I expected or have had in the past here. Coconut rice In particular was terrible, all mush, looked like rice pudding. Lots of flies in the restaurant as well."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "What an absolute gem of a restaurant. From the moment we entered, we all felt immediately comfortable to be there. The hostess was extremely accommodating, especially since we arrived a little late due to traffic on LB Blvd. Our waitress was at our table within a few minutes and was very pleasant. The food was outstanding in every way imaginable. From presentation to last bit remaining on the fork. The cocktails are worth the price. A good pour, if you will. We recommend this restaurant to everyone that visits LBI. We know we will be returning again and again."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Fine dining? Perhaps. Just don't come hungry. Though the food is tasty the portions of some items were downright insulting. Noise level is a bit too high and a clear sign for the entrance would be helpful."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We go to LBI every year but rarely go out to dinner. We found this place while coming back from Barnegat but were getting nervous from some of the reviews. I am glad I didn't listen - the food was awesome and the noise level really wasn't bad! We had the scallop appetizer and calamari special. Both delicious! We also had the caesar salad which was great! For dinner my husband and sister had the filet (both cooked perfectly), I had the sea bass (the best!) and my brother in law had the swordfish (he liked it a lot - not my particular favorite but if you like swordfish I am sure you will like this). Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Plantation is always on our list of restaurants to visit when we're on LBI. The friendly staff, nice atmosphere and delicious food keep us coming back every year with our family."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was good but not great for such a high price. Table next to us was very loud and there were lots of empty tables yet they sat us right next to them. Not a good choice by hostess. It will be a while before we go back."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "When you go out to dinner on vacation, you want to relax, you want a nice quiet table, which was requested. We were seated near the bar at a table for 2, while in the back corner, still very noisy. When you order you appetizers, dinner and dessert, you would like your meal to take more than 1 hour to complete!!!! They need to work on their timing because we had 7pm reservations, go there about 10 mins early and were out of that place before 8:15, ridiculous. Food was very good, portions are not huge and it is pricey but it's LBI, nothing is inexpensive there."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Food was really good but a bit pricey. The peanut butter explosion dessert was awesome!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "An unfortunate combination of poor acoustics and a couple of large, rowdy parties made the noise level on the second floor actually painful. That was a shame because everything we had, from the scallops to the salad special to the ravioli was really, really good. I felt bad for our server who was working very hard but had to deal with noise complaints from several tables. It sounded like a Super Bowl party at a frat house. We would have loved to stay for coffee and dessert but couldn't take the noise. Somebody dimmed the lights, possibly to encourage guests to tone it down but that didn't work. I've been here several times before and never heard it like this. I think that it might be better to come during the week or off season."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The quality of the restaurant has tremendous potential which was lost in the non acoustic atmosphere.....noisy, noisy, noisy....add a truckload of toddlers and you have a romantic dinner quashed. I'm not against children but, really is this a place for a 2yo extravaganza? I guess this isn't the restaurants fault, but maybe toddlers should be designated to a special room?(there are 3 with a bar between two of them) Anyway, the food was pretty good but we really couldn't enjoy it. Maybe you don't mind noise and you have children you'd like to bring. This is the place."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "My wife and I have stayed on the island for a few years in Brant Beach but last year we stayed in Harvey Cedars. We always look for a new place to eat and saw the Plantation restaurant last year. Before going to an eating establishment, I look at the reviews on line. So, this year we decided to try it. We were not disappointed. We had reservations for 5:30 but arrived a little early to have a drink at the bar and relax before being seated for our meal. The food was fantastic and the service could not have been better. We would go back in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Appetizers were highlight. All of our entrees perfect. Atmosphere lovely but it's a bit noisy and more costly than other restaurants in similar category"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had a really good dinner - food has improved dramatically over previous times we have gone there. And service and food preparation were very quick. Only negative was that they didn't have a lot for vegetarian's (one person in our group). Also wine list is a bit limited."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food and service were very good. Portions were ok. noise level was too loud until a large table of 2 families with little kids left and then sound normalized and you could carry on a conversation without having to shout. would not have been happy if there for a romantic dinner. would definitely return with a group."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We've been coming here for years and it never disappoints!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "It accommodates any type of reason for going there, bar, dinner, lunch....love it"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Happy hour is very loud at the bar. Hard to hear each other at dinner tables at 7 pm."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The noise level made conversation almost impossible. The waitress rushed our meal so much that we were out in 45 minutes. The appetizers came right after the bread and we were still eating the last of them when our food came. Totally unacceptable. The food seemed to be high quality ingredients that were cooked poorly. The fish was over cooked and the scallops were undercooked. The octopus appetizer had a big mound of potato salad in the middle with 2 little pieces of I edible octopus. I'm not sure what's happened to this place. It used to be good but they failed in all areas this time."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We have been coming to the Plantation for the past 8 years. It is excellent every time we visit. The atmosphere is a perfect tropical feel. The food is always delicious."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great food, great service, can't go wrong with Halcyon!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The white sangria was a big letdown. I've always loved their sangria but they must have changed their recipe and it tasted like club soda."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The service was attentive. The atmosphere with a bar centered in the dining area made the noise level at times unfit for a conversation. The food: The scallops were tasty and cooked to perfection. The short ribs serving was ample yet a little too dry. The mushrooms overwhelmed the short ribs. We visit The Plantation when we are on Long Beach Island, and we have had really fine food in the past. It was a Monday evening this year, and Mondays are not always occasions for great dining experiences."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Sorry to say out first time was better ! We wrrr disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food OK, service OK. Very loud. Big bar scene. Decent place for north end of LBI. If you don't expect too much, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "While I panned this place for Easter brunch...I had a very good experience for " girls weekend". July 4. It's fair play that I make that statement. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was mediocre and the noise level was fairly high. They have valet parking, but we were told they had run out of spaces. They apologized, but we still had to find our own parking spot."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great bar scene can get a little loud. More pricey than most on the island so only go occasionally but quality is good"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A little pricey but the food was fresh and well prepared. I would highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass. Fresh and cooked to perfection. Buzzing bar like atmosphere downstairs and quieter family groups upstairs. Pricey but good fresh ingredients"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious Took us back to when we first visited Plantation and had excellent Chilean Seabass."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our son treated my husband and I to dinner for our birthdays. We were so impressed with our server, Erin; our dinner; and the speed with which our meal was prepared and served. Loved everything Erin recommended, and will definitely be returning in the future."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "As always the food was great. The noise level upstairs is a problem if you plan on holding a conversation (this was due to three large parties) "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very positive experience, server greeted us less than a minute after sitting down. All dishes had a great presentation and were very good. We will definitely come back next time we're in LBI."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food, drinks, dessert, service, atmosphere...all A+, every visit"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Dinner was great. Service was excellent. The band was also a lot of fun! Great place for a group! Lots of dancing!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Very disappointed. My family of 7 were there for Mothers Day Brunch. My nephew ordered the steak and eggs. The steak was sent back twice. Very poor quality of meat. Should not offer this on the menu. The restaurant is in need of updating. Very musty smell which was an immediate turn off. Will try a different place next time we are in LBI."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We've had dinner here on several occasions that we've enjoyed very much. There's a new menu; several choices looked interesting. The Sea Bass was good; the sea scallops was so so-the risotto it was served on was better than the scallops.The food, however, turned out to be just OK. BUT...the prices on the new menu were not OK (salads $9-12, entrees $29-38). At those prices, the food better be really good. It wasn't..."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have been coming down here for years and have lived on season locally for seven years. For Easter brunch, we were actually charged $14.00 for THREE shrimps (appetizer). When we asked the waitress if this was the correct price, she came back with the menu and said "yes. It is. " Then said they were "jumbo shrimp". We all laughed and she agreed they were not. My eggs benedict were where hard boiled. I had to send them back. (which I never do.) When they came back (somewhat better) they were actually cold. I just can't imagine where they had been. My son enjoys the bar scene at night, vibrant sports bar. Great atmosphere at that time for 20 somethings. Hate to have to write this review. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My husband and I had never been to Plantation but decided to give it a try for Easter Brunch. We were not disappointed! We were seated immediately and received service within minutes. Food was excellent...as was the atmosphere. Looking forward to going back for dinner."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Its the shore - so don't have high expectations of food / service or anything else ... That said - you're not at the shore to cook - so its worth it for that! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Slow service to start. Salads were good, visually appealing and delicious with the exception of the caesar salad that sported chopped romaine and almost no dressing. Entrees were less than tasty and the deserts were edible. Some hits...mostly misses."
    Dined on 4/19/2014