Food was fantastic! Calamari
Food was fantastic! Calamari with fried lemons was a hit with everyone at the table. Grilled fish entrees were awesome. Waitstaff was excellent. Had eaten there before and was anxious to try it again. Only disappointment was that despite having made the reservation weeks in advance, we were seated on what appeared to be a closed in porch rather than in the main restaurant. It was like a completly different place compared to the hip and comfortable restaurant I'd remembered. The only other customers seated in the same area were a large, very loud, party that made it very difficult to enjoy what would have otherwise been a superb dining experience. Would definitely eat there again, but only if seated in the main dining room.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed this restaurant while
Enjoyed this restaurant while visiting Amelia Iland Plantation. Food was very good, on the whole. However, we didn't get bread until we were almost finished eating, and it wasn't the best foccacio I have had. Booths were a little snug for four people. We had lunch at Brett's in Fernandina Beach (same ownership) and enjoyed that more.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been many times. Super
We've been many times. Super service. Eclectic menu. Great location.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the best restaurants
One of the best restaurants on Amelia Island. It is a little pricey but prices are up everywhere. Great for special occasions like anniversary or birthday or any celebration. Service and food are outstanding.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We annually travel to Amelia
We annually travel to Amelia Island and had never tried PLaE but absolutely love the Omni Plantation (especially after the extensive 18 month renovation of the hotel). Enjoyed this restaurant and the service was excellent.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a treat! The food was
What a treat! The food was delicious and the service was top notch. Our server, Courtney, knew her menu ingredients and how everything prepared and made helpful recommendations on menu items and wine. The entire staff put us at ease about having small children and we look forward to a return visit. Love that they are an independently owned restaurant and not part of the resort.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Been here several times when
Been here several times when at Amelia Island Plantation. Make it a point to go when there. Always good food and good service and a fun time.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was recommended by some
This was recommended by some friends who visit the island frequently. located within the plantation so very convenient staying in the villas. Had wonderful Asparagus appetizer and the tuna appetizer, my son had the mussles . Enjoyed Enjoyed
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic restaurant. Been
Fantastic restaurant. Been enjoying Plae since they opened. Always look forward to a visit when in Amelia Island.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best restaurants
One of the best restaurants on the island. Unique wine list and servers are a cut-above, really! The desserts are worth a special trip but you may not have room after all the good food.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was exceptional and the server most friendly. Nice evening!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We absolutely loved our dining experience there. It was our anniversary and Tara our waitress was excellent. The cheese appetizer was spectacular and our dinner was beyond what we could have expected. An amazing dining evening.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
This was our second time dining at Plae and everything was again wonderful. Each time we vacation on Amelia Island we'll be revisiting! Thanks for a wonderful experience and great food!!'
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Should have chosen this restaurant first! Great service - exciting food menu with appropriate portion sizes. Some of the best mussels I have ever had.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
the restaurant is unassuming, but the meal was really good. we had a table of seven and one of us raved about the food. i myself had the chef's surprise. it turned out to be a couple of beef medallions, two blacken seared scallops, and shrimp scampi. the sides included blue cheese mashed potatoes, perfectly cooked spears of asparagus and topped with a few of the best onion rings that i think i've ever had.
only cons were inappropriately named salads - the tomato party and beet salads offered more greens than the main ingredient namesake.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone at PLAE was very accommodating and gave us great service. The food is excellent!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Much better than expected
Having dined at other restaurants at the Amelia Island Plantation, I was a bit reticent when out of town guests asked to go to PLaE. To my surprise, the food was MUCH better than the other restaurants on the Plantation. Both my wife and I had a salad and the fish of the day. They were really quite good. THe wine selection was good enough, and the prices were not unreasonable as can sometimes be the case at the Plantation. The service was exceptional. Our guests brought two children (3 yrs and 6 mos) which can turn into a dining disaster. The staff was really great dealing with the kids while still doing all the things that needed to get done. The venue is really nicely done and because we went early, it was really quiet.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were in town for a conference and found this on OpenTable. Coincidently, the cab driver said it was one of his favorites and to definitely try the "Chef's Special". The special was fabulous and is always a secret until it shows up at your table. They will only say if it is sea, land or air. What a great way to step out of the same old typical menu items! Although, I would not say their menu is typical. They have a nice variety of well prepared entrees.
We ended up eating there twice and both times the service was fabulous and the food awesome. I would highly recommend this to locals and travelers alike!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I loved eating at P.L.A.E. We has the tuna tar tar appetizer, filet and grouper special for dinner and the Italian cake for dessert. Everything was scrumptious. Our service was perfect too. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be coming back for another date night in the future. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is wanting a relaxing, quality meal. We felt that the prices were fair for the quality of food and service that we received. Our bill was around $100, which included drinks, appetizer, meals and dessert.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, setting, and service.
Wife loved the whole fish, red snapper. I gambled on the chef's surprise that ended up being a huge portion of, fall off the bone, pork osso bucco.
We will return again, and again.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food wonderfully prepared!
The food at PLaE was excellent..wine list not extensive but nice selection in all price ranges. The bread was different but very good. My shrimp over jasmine rice was wonderfully yummy with a nice Asian flare. Portions were plentiful..unable to finish but gave it my all.. A great experience and would recommend highly!!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience! Will definately go back again.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I were part of a large group that recently had dinner at PLaE. Great food, great service. The roof leaked on our table in a rainstorm. Not a huge deal but it was disruptive. Overall, a very good experience and we'll be back.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I absolutely love making the trip just to dine at PLaE. The menu is superb, and while not a very large menu, the options include items for all types of special diets, i.e. seafood, red, white meat, vegetarian, sandwiches. We ate the oysters appetizer and loved them. The seafood is delicious, as is the red meat.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great presentation and service.
Great presentation and service. good wine selection. Live music was well played but almost put us to sleep. Snapper was a bit dry but all else was delicious.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food and Service
The service was on par, and the food was great. However, the price was a little outrageous for the quality of the food. You're paying for the atmosphere and the name.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
This is our second year coming to Florida from NC for a conference, and we definitely did a repeat dinner at Plae.
Plae is located in an adorable shopping area on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. We ordered bacon wrapped scallops and calamari for apps, and they were perfection in every way. I ordered the pork steak with shrimp and grits, and while it was cooked great, there were bell peppers also on the plate, which I don't care for. The menu needs to be more specific with entree details so you don't grimace when your plate arrives. But five stars all the way, amazing dinner, location, atmosphere.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife had two appetizers that she enjoyed much; a salad and asparagus with crab. I had the filet mignon with bernaise sauce that was as good as it gets. Service was a little slow, but we were having good conversation, so it was not really a problem.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best on Amelia. I will not go to
Amelia without dining there-nice, friendly,
competent staff. Food is always fresh,
innovative, and tasty.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
we were told by friends to try this because they loved it so much they went twice during their trip. We were not disappointed! Everything was amazing!!!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a reservation for 3 and were seated promptly upon our arrival. The server was excellent, attentive and very knowledgeable of the food options and wine list. The food was beautifully presented and was just as delicious!! We had fish and steak entrees, as well as the chocolate cheese cake for dessert! All were prepared perfectly! PLAe is definitely at the top of our list and we look forward to dining there again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Pleasant welcoming as we entered, greeting at the Table, Ordering was very helpful,throughout the entire meal,Drinks from the Bar were excellent, Deserts were exceptional. I was Very Pleased with everything ,and what made it Very Special is that it was my Friends Pre-Birthday Dinner. Thank You Everyone. Joel B.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
romantic birthday dinner at Amelia
PLaE is aptly named, because it was full of people laughing and eating. The restaurant was full of people on vacation with a few tables there for a business conference. PLaE has a modern menu. It is located at Amelia Island Plantation Resort on a pond overlooking part of the golfcourse, nestled in a maritime live-oak hammock. There is warm lighting, plush leather booths, a fun waitstaff, and an intimate feel. My girlfreind's steak was excellent, and my grouper was also very good. We tried the grilled asparagus with lump crab and cheese sauce as an app, and it was superb. Good wine list and some signature coctails. Dinner for two with drinks will cost $80-150
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love to PLAE!
We had a fabulous meal. The chef's surprise was a quite a topic of conversation with our server! Gluten Free accomodations were tasty- I had the grilled shrimp. Awesome ambience, knowledgeable server, tasty food., Highly recommend.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good food
The occasion was a birthday celebration. Nothing special was done. Had raw oysters - outstanding; grouper - excellent, & whole snapper, very good; sides were very good. Wine service was accommodating & resulted in just the right ones. Server, Faye, was excellent.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is one of my husband and I's favorite for just the two of us or a double date night. The atmosphere is very romantic, dark with wonderful warm lighting on the tables. The booths are high and very comfortable. Because of the high booths it is extremely private. The service is top notch. The staff is extremely friendly and professional. Along with the wonderful ombieance is the amazing food! We have eaten there many times and have never had a bad meal. The menu is broad and has small and large plates. They do a "chefs surprise" and you get a clue to the meal, ie land animal, ocen fish or something like that then the rest is a mystery! Always a great try for the adventurous diner.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here a few times before, and we enjoy it each time. The staff us helpful and pleasant. The food portions are generous, and tasty. Save room for dessert.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining, Romance, and Ambience
When roaming around the very excellent eateries of Amelia Island, one comes to the South of the Island expecting to eat well, be well attended to, and be able to romance your wife. The two we usually select have the reputation for what we expect. This week-end, PLaE took the honors. Table was ready. Service was first rate and just right. Food was more than enough, well presented, and was an experience for the taste buds. We will be back soon if this is the standard the staff has established.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for a special night out
Visiting from Boston and glad we picked PLaE. The space is cozy/dim, with high booths that make each seat feel very private. We were able to find a reasonably priced bottle of wine (less than $30), which was nice. I had the tomato salad, which (although tasty) was very large for the price, but too filling to order with a regular meal. I had a grouper special over risotto that was fantastic(!), but couldn't finish. I wish I skipped the salad altogether. My husband had the tuna starter which was good, but tricky to eat. He also picked the NY strip, that was delicious and perfectly sized for less than $30. Coffee was served in oversized mugs, which I liked. The meal came to $150 after tip, which was fine for a nice evening out on vacation.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of best on Amelia Island
PLAE is one of the best restaurants on the island and one of our favorite places. Sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere, warm and knowledgeable service and always good food. Interesting menu with inventive specials and chef's surprise delights.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Island resident, but had never
Island resident, but had never been to PLAE. Very pleasant experience with good food. In contrast to claims to the contrary in some on-line reviews, the portions were quite generous and the pricing very reasonable. We used it for a small family celebration and were quite pleased.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and thoughtful service.
Warm and thoughtful service. We had the mussels with bl cheese that we loved! Slightly awkward to eat but very tasty! The escargot we really enjoyed, nice touch with the cheese. Beet salad was huge! So glad we shared. He ordered the veal chop. He appreciated the crab still in whole lump. Veal was cooked to temp. I ordered the whole snapper. Holy cow I tried to eat it all but couldn't. Moist and crisp. Nice presentation.
Disappointed to order an espresso to be told the machine was broken. But ordered Creme brûlée and forgot all about the espresso. Very well done, good thick consistency. We will be back.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was on a girl's weekend with my college roommates and we wanted a nice place to dine. We had a fabulous meal and the restaurant was able to accommodate my friend who has food allergies. They could not have been any nicer...I hope to bring my husband here when we come back!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this gem 3 years ago, every visit to Ameila Island we dine here . Food is high quality and always has great presentations and taste. Chef offers unique specials that are always a treat. Service is exceptional and the atmosphere make it easy to carry on conversations.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food, lovely atmosphere.
Very good food, lovely atmosphere. A great place to take friends or for a romantic evening.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Calming atmosphere, everything around you to in a slow motion but the wait staff is on top of everything.
Everything that we had was awesome, however the crab cakes according to the person that had them stated that they were just a tad too salty. I had the pork loin and it was spot on. at least 1 inch thick and sooooo tender to cut. the calamari had a unique lemon taste that brought out the flavor more so.
Overall, this restaurant has two thumbs up in my book
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
People laughing and eating
PLaE is an island gem. The food is wonderful and the ambience is very sophisticated.
The menu is one of the best on the island, The chef's surprise is always a delight-you don't know
what you are getting until it actually arrives. This adds a fun note to the dining experience.
We save PLaE for special occasions but it is a great dining experience.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM