Permanently Closed - Plantation Restaurant

4.2
738 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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SteveP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Noisy as usual. But fine. Service was a bit rushed. They had lots of folks to serve on the final night.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great last night. Sad to see the plantation go.

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KarenT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We will miss our favorite restaurant

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vipHClocal
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Plantation House was our go to place especially in the winter. My husband and I would walk there on Friday nights. I’m going to miss it. It’s very sad news. I hope we will feel the same connection with the new place. Will miss all the people that work there. Scott, Holly, Lacey, Sarah, Ashley, Chelsea, Madison and many many more. Maybe I’ll see you at the new restaurant. :-)

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vipMatt
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sad that they are closing on October 12.

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vipjanc
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service

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HowardK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

A very disappointing night based on previous visits.

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vipRobertD
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good restaurant. Food was good, service and ambience were great.

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NancyH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service
A completely clueless waitress
I’m not sure if it was her first day but if it was a manager should’ve been helping her and there was no one in sight
The food was fair

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything

Plantation Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate the business and hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to check out our sister restaurants Tuckers Tavern in Beach Haven & DaddyO in Brant Beach! Cheers, Chelsea Antona General Manager, Plantation Restaurant

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DavidL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A bit noisy

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vipThomasH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Server was not good at all.
Must have been new or short staffed.
Cocktail was not correct. Waited so long to get his attention. Drank what was served.
Main course come while we still had appetizer and dirty plates.
Waited over 20 minutes to pay bill. Tried to give server my CC when he dropped off check.
Felt sort for the server. Appeared others were helping him.

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DonnaP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is consistently very good. Service is always great.

Plantation Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate the business and hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to check out our sister restaurants Tuckers Tavern in Beach Haven & DaddyO in Brant Beach! Cheers, Chelsea Antona General Manager, Plantation Restaurant

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JudithP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Plantation Restaurant many times in summer and winter since its opening and have never been disappointed. The staff is always exceptional in service and the food fresh, delicious and creative.

Plantation Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate the business and hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to check out our sister restaurants Tuckers Tavern in Beach Haven & DaddyO in Brant Beach! Cheers, Chelsea Antona General Manager, Plantation Restaurant

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Cocoa1
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great as usual!

Plantation Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate the business and hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to check out our sister restaurants Tuckers Tavern in Beach Haven & DaddyO in Brant Beach! Cheers, Chelsea Antona General Manager, Plantation Restaurant

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RURahRah
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Plantation was fabulous! Hadn’t been there in a few years and had heard it was not so good anymore. We were all pleasantly surprised- we ordered 2 appetizers- rock shrimp and tuns nachos. Both were great! Tuna was very fresh. I had crab cakes for dinner- they were amazing! 3 crab cakes came on a bed of fresh spinach with tomato corn salsa and crispy shoestring potatoes on top. Yum! My husband had scallops and our daughter had shrimp scampi with bucatini and zucchini noodles. Everyone loved their dinners. We’ll be back!

Plantation Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate the business and hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to check out our sister restaurants Tuckers Tavern in Beach Haven & DaddyO in Brant Beach! Cheers, Chelsea Antona General Manager, Plantation Restaurant

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mikec
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Nice nostalgic place but way overpriced service service is slow and understaffed. Food was pretty good. .

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michaelj
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was ok I wouldn’t say great. Prices little to high for a bar like atmosphere.
Thought it would be more romantic to take my wife. But it was loud and were seated right next to the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us were seated in the upstairs dining room. Our table was located in the center of the room. The wait staff was attentive, but we could hardly hold a conversation with the other couple with us due to the noise level. There were times we just stopped trying to communicate with each other. One table in particular seemed to be having a contest to see who could talk the loudest over the others,

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vipFrankR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great appetizers. Live music andlve th decor!

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Homesickblues
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night of vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food excellent, service good, but salad and dinner served at the same time.

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BrigEagle780
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed with the staff. We go there with our grandchildren often ages 5-3, 5 of them in total, in different groupings and the friendly willingness to accommodate each time is as good if not better than the food and the food is Top Notch. We usually are seated upstairs which is great since they gave rest rooms up there as well and with little ones it really helps. This time, Francesca was our server and she did all she could to help while serving us professionally. She even got a crayon drawing from our youngest grandchild as we were leaving. Thanks for another great night at the Plantation.

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EReviewer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I hate to say anything bad about a beach restaurant because i know the challenges however it was a less than average meal and service. The upstairs room was very very loud. Sorry, it just wasn't good.

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vipDaneM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food way overpriced and quality quite mediocre. Based on the Yelp reviews we expected this expensive restaurant to warrant the prices. Unfortunately, the restaurant turns out to be a Big Fish in a very Little Pond in this vacation spot. Not worth the $75 per head.

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SusanD
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner. Beautiful ambiance. Food was ok.. calamari appetizer was sparse and tiny. Other area restaurants make it much better. Tuna was raw (ordered medium-rare) I couldn’t even cut through the tendons. Was quickly remedied and was brought back out medium. Better than raw I guess! Waitress was a bit scattered and had chipped nail polish which was surprising for a place that nice.
Overall good food experience, delicious key lime pie and a decent size martini for the price.

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vipatt1
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good service with good food at reasonable prices. Versatile menu to please everyone

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MaryLouH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went with 2 friends Mon night for dinner at 7:30 pm. Restaurant very busy. Live music playing & patrons, including our group, were yelling across the table to each other trying to have a conversation. I ordered salmon entree with polenta & arugula salad. Salmon was over cooked & dry. Polenta tasteless. One friend got Thai beef noodle salad that she said was delicious. Other friend had salmon but asked to sub risotto for polenta. Smart. Waitress very harried—had too many tables & service suffered as a result. Did not expect this experience on a Mon night despite it being mid-August. Also quite pricey. Have eaten here a few times before & it was ok. This was the worst experience I’ve had there. I won’t be hurrying back any time soon. Very disappointed.

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JoeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The noise level was unbearable! This is not the place to go if you want to enjoy dinner and conversation with friends. The price point was very high but the quality was very good. Service was fair. Valet parking was not there after my dinner. I was told to get my keys at the counter. Very disappointed with valet.

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KeithW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I have had dinner at Plantation Restaurant in LBI 3-4 times now, but this last visit was disappointing. The upstairs seating area is not as nice as downstairs, & there are steep stairs to climb. Our waiter forgot multiple things, & the food & cocktails came out missing ingredients, & generally not as described. The food was also kind of bland to be honest. Never had any complaints before, but this visit was very disappointing. The food and service need improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted to have a romantic date after having company for the weekend. We had been to The Plantation last year and liked it. When we arrived we were seated in the bar side and it was quite noisy at first. We could hear several loud conversations going on around us, but had trouble hearing the specials from our server. Eventually, the noise level dropped, and we both enjoyed our meals, We enjoyed our visit and would return to dine again in the future.

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JakeJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time here - celebrate wife's birthday. The waiter was personable and attentive.
Tables too small and too close.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Menu, food, service, live entertainment were all of the highest quality. Would dine here frequently (if we could afford it). Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went here for my birthday. The shrimp scampi was great. I wasn’t too impressed with the mixed drinks but the service was great!!!

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vipFrankR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have had a house in LbI for 15 years. We have found over the years it has been hit or miss with the food. This year we found the menu to be more concise and the food was outstanding. From the appetizers , to entree and dessert.
We will def be back !

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vipKaren
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plantation is our go-to restaurant on LBI. The food never disappoints. The staff is always friendly and fun. The rock shrimp appetizer is yummy. Our daughter is a vegetarian, and they have a quite extensive vegetarian menu. My husband and I both had specials which were amazing (although very pricey!!). Always a fun dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, great food.

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vipDenDen
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waitress at times ‘disappeared’. Food was mediocre, but pricey. The table beside us was so loud you couldn’t think. Went home with a headache.

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TishaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

It was overpriced & very small portions.
The salad was very tiny.

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vipLarry74
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Too noisy, although food was good. Overpriced. Decor leaves much to be desired.

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