Plantation Restaurant

4.6
641 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Plantation Restaurant, located in heart of the borough of Harvey Cedars, is open year round for weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner with a festive happy hour. Chef Jeff Alberti’s adventuresome American menu is inspired by the local foods and flavors of the jersey shore using the finest ingredients available with creative specials. Plantation has an energetic bar featuring seasonal specialty cocktails and small plate menu. Our private rooms upstairs are perfect for any celebration or gathering.
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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a very nice night out with my husband. The food was delicious! We both enjoyed everything from appetizer to dessert. Definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent.

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WH
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very enjoyable. Waitress had goo sense of humor and gave very good service.
2nd time there this month and both times were memorable (in a good way).

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d
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Warm atmosphere. Friendly service. We will definitely be back!

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K
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got together with some friends for lunch. Food amazing and sevice was outstanding! Plan to come here regularly with this group!

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DV
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our meal was very good. Unfortunately, our waitress was super busy and not always attentive. It took 15 minutes for her to bring me my drink after it was prepared, we had to ask for our water glasses to be refilled and one of our appetizers was served with (not before) our entrees, contrary to our expressed wishes.

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J
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent service. Good meal. We had a great date night! Very consistent. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Years Eve dinner at 5:45 and there were several young families so noise was to be expected. The food and service was impeccable.
I’m sure it’s a tough nite for servers but the Plantation gets gets an A+ all around!

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KS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Though the food was good the bill didn’t match it. Our service was excellent. The feel of the restaurant lacked in ambiance. The lights were super bright, not conducive to any sort of romantic dinner. The decor seemed a bit mishmosh. Loved the wallpaper.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food; a pretty place with good service

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m
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Unbelievably bad. We were surprised we could get in so easily on a weekend night during the Kite Festival. Other notable restaurants were packed. In fact, there were only 2 other tables of diners at 8pm. The food was mixed at best, and horrible at worst. . Two in our party ordered caesar salad w/ chicken. The portions were very small. We also ordered lobster bisque and clam chowder. The soup was just ok...not a great deal of flavor and no discernible clams or lobster, just a thick purée. The “local” tuna was the worst I’ve ever had, although I have to admit I didn’t taste it. It was two thin slices and when I cut into it to check to see if it was cooked medium rare, I saw this strange brown color that was so unappetizing I sent it back. The well intentioned server said the chef explained its the “hemoglobin in the fish that turns it that color when the fish is cooked from frozen.” Seriously? The restaurant is a couple of miles from the docks where the local catch comes in. The server said of course it would be taken off the bill but didn’t offer another entree. So I asked for a menu and ordered crab cakes that were served uneven in temperature. By this time, others in my party had finished their meals. The manager never came over to check to see if everything was ok,
This is a very popular restaurant in season. Maybe they had an off night. We won’t be back,

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DJ
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always look forward to the New England Clam Chowder. The meals were prepared nicely and were delicious (Thai steak and noodles / NY Strip). Topped it off with their wonderful bread pudding w/ice cream .. warm and tasty.

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B
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our regular stopover when we come on the island each year. Never disappointed!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is nice and has a nice ambiance. The food was OK as I expected a better dish for price. The service was good and I had no complaints about the service.

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HC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Plantation House. It’s our favorite spot especially off-season. Food is fabulous and wait staff is friendly. We usually visit once a week. Great spot for just a burger or a fancy meal. Great board toO!

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J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service was terrific. They offered a great selection for meat lovers, seafood lovers and vegetarians.
The din created in the back dining room by the bar is loud. While I highly recommend the food, the downstairs dining room would not be my recommendation for a quiet or romantic evening. If that's what your looking fro see if the front dining room or better yet upstairs is available.

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c
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

While my food was delicious, the pace was like being in a race car. Felt like their goal was to turn tables as quickly as possible.

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MV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall, a good experience. Let's start with parking. There is very, very limited parking. Maybe valet parking or they should work out terms with the local stores next door to allow for parking.
There is a bar smack in the middle of the place. Lot's of levels to go up and down (stairs) The isle near the window is very narrow and tables for 2 are small.
The noise level is a bit loud especially when some knucklehead stands next to you while they are jabber jawing with a local neighbor. OMG Shut the (*&*&&^% up Yenta. You can hear people all around laughing and talking.
The food was OK but not great for the steep price. I had a veggie dish which was the same as the veggie dish with steak. Not sure how they priced that one.
So, overall OK but probably won't return. Too pricey, too noisy, limited parking.

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DC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good. Bar was terrific. Help was terrific. Enjoyed it very much. Will return. A tad pricey.

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E
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for the first time with another couple and the food was fantastic!! We will definitely be back.

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S
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Appetizer peppers were different and tasty. Crabcake sandwich had too much filler. Burger large and tasty.

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NJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

From the moment we arrived we were being rushed through the meal. The side dishes to our entrees came out cold and had to be sent back. We barely were done with dinner when they asked us if we wanted dessert. When we said not yet we were handed the bill. Overall not a good dining experience.

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MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food and beautiful ambiance.

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LD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorites on LBI. You can eat wonderfully in a healthy fashion, who more can we ask?

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

My family ate at the Plantation Friday 8/31/18. All four of us had the worst meal we have ever had, ever, anywhere. The food was inedible. The fried calamari appetizer was rubbery and tasted like old fried oil. The clam chowder didn't have a single clam in it nor did the lobster bisque have a single piece or even taste of lobster. Even the packaged oyster crackers were stale. The Ceasar salad with sirloin tips looked like dog food (I'm really not kidding) and was just not edible. The wedge salad would have been passible but it was drowned in enough dressing for 3-4 salads. I ordered simply thinking they couldn't screw up soup and salad, but they did.
On the plus side, they do take reservations and our waitress was lovely and attentive. If you're at the north end of the island, you would do much better at Kubel's or even Daymark. #We need a good restaurant.

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B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster bisque was fabulous. The food was very good and we brought some home and it was still great.

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B
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

I have been coming to Plantation for 3-5 years, because their food is usually outstanding, but they are changing the menu, and how some dishes are prepared, and it just wasn't the same. So sadly disappointed!

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OF
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing experience for a table of 6. Crab cakes were greasy, over-fried, and more filler than crab. Anemic portion sizes overall. Ambiance upstairs lacking--too bright and too loud. Some interesting items on the menu, but not enough to warrant a return visit anytime soon.

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SP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loud around bar. REALLY loud. Until one group of 4 left. Then it was reasonable. Great food.

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DW
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

We’ve been dining here for years. The food Is very good, service is very good but this restaurant is SO loud!! I must have only gone in the off season but I will never go in the season again!

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N
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

Food was good. Service was good but the noise level was so high it was uncomfortable to order or convers. The staff agreed the upstairs of the Plantation is a box with no noise absorption. With out a private room pre bridal groups cannot be served with dinner guests. We live 4 blocks from here and will not teturn

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Way overpriced for what it is. Definitely much better options for that price range. The food wasn’t terrible but not worth the prices they charge.

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MB
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere, good menu selection, friendly service & as usual the food was very good!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was good but the upstairs dining area smelled awful and the ac leaked onto the tables

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FT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. Seating near bar is too noisy for conversation

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h
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Extremely noisy, halibut very bland! Beet salad was good and filet mignon was good! Disappointed not as good as it use to be!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and dinner exceptional ! Very reasonably priced and a great friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Shannon was a terrific server. She knew the menu and helped with gluten free options. FUN!

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