The Rose Plantation

4.5
488 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Dinner Traditional Dining dress is Smart Casual with long slacks and collared shirt. Blue Jeans and flat pocket cargo pants permitted with sport coat.

Dinner Relaxed Dress Dining available by calling restaurant. Collared shirts, long pants or dress shorts.

Lunch attire is Golf Casual. Gazebos are always Golf Casual. Call restaurant for lunch, Gazebos, Golf Casual or Relaxed Dress. (T-shirts, athletic wear, flip-flops, etc. are never appropriate).

The Rose Plantation is casual elegant dining amidst a beautiful serene atmosphere. This century-old home, built by the prominent Dwight family of Massachusetts, sits on four acres of Rose Avenue along Fountain Lake. Eclectic china, fine silverware, stemware and linen tablecloths enhance the setting for the Americana-style food and wine that awaits the discerning evening diner. Lunch is served in a more casual setting, consisting of delicious soups, salads, sandwiches and smoked meats. The Rose Plantation is family owned and operated.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 488 people are saying
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TomS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit for my beautiful wife and me. Wonderful bottle of Wine. We had Steak entree and a Salmon entree. Both were great. Sides of Asparagus and Bake Potato were the best. We tried the Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer, decent size shrimp with a Spicy Cocktail Sauce. We both enjoyed, but pretty spicy. Ribeye was cooked perfectly, Mushrooms as an added taste. We were never rushed and the piano player was very entertaining. Both of us ordered Dessert only able to eat a couple forkfuls, but we took them home for the next day. Outstanding flavor.
Overall, a wonderful experience. highly recommend the Rose Plantation.

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FranA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Elegant surroundings, easy listening piano music in the background, lovely table setting, fantastic food. Not inexpensive but worth it. Value for money. Go!!!!

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Kate
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a great find. One thing I would change. There are faux flower arrangements of roses on each table, Please remove the cotton boll from them.

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PatriciaB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Rose Plantation to celebrate our anniversary. My husband had the weekend Prime Rib special and I had the Angeloni special (with crab). Both were delicious. We already have our reservation for Thanksgiving dinner with family.
Yum!

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MarkJ
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a very nice early dinner at The Rose Plantation. Table for 2 at 5:15. Promptly seated. Ordered drinks. Both very good. Apps salad and dinner were all 1st rate. The Blackened/peppered Mahi Mahi was too spicy for my guest so they quickly produced a second entre that turned out just right for said guest. All staff were excellent, including a trainee. Will return in the future.

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Sway
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Potatoes and spinach tasted like they sat in a too hot steam table since lunchtime. Duck was crispy but dry. Not an easy feat with such a fatty bird. Veal was amazing. Bisque was superb. Caprese salad had no basil. Service was OUTSTANDING

The Rose Plantation
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Our goal is nothing less than perfection. If there is anything the slightest bit to your dissatisfaction, please inform us immediately at the restaurant. That is the only way we can find and correct the problem. Not only do we want your food to be 5 star, but we also want to ensure other guests are not experiencing the same problems.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food great service but very expensive

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vipMarkC
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was cooked and seasoned well. Would have been 5 stars but our side dishes we’re warm not hot.

The Rose Plantation
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. I wish we had known at the time so that we could have corrected the problem immediately.

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Crabapple
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no Leonard here! Only Arlene McIntosh! It was my birthday dinner bought for me by a friend! Great time!

The Rose Plantation
Responded on October 10, 2021

Wonderful!

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Mayor
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Colossal crab cakes were not colossal. Mostly creamy filler with small pieces of crab meat. Owner agreed with me and removed crab cakes from bill. Prime rib floating in juices. Vegetables served with meat, should have been placed on separate plate. Dress code by couple near me was not adhered to---they were both wearing shorts.

The Rose Plantation
Responded on October 10, 2021

Crab cakes are 95% crab. Due to skyrocketing crab prices, we blended colossal with jumbo 50/50. Both are high quality crab, but the jumbo crab is smaller, more granular. We only use enough filler to hold the cakes together while cooking. We will return to 100% colossal. You were sitting next to the Relaxed Dining Section. We apologize that the did not enjoy your experience. In the future, allow us to correct any problem by immediately bringing it to our attention.

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Cookerdt
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There were 4 of us for dinner. When food arrived it was warm, but not as hot as it should have been. Two of us sent it back and when it arrived second time was hot and very good. Felt that for a restaurant of this caliber we should not have had to do that.

The Rose Plantation
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you for your note. We are looking into it.

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ChuckW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband had the prime rib and I had the fish special, both were excellent. Our server was attentive and kept all the table items filled. We split a slice of key lime pie which was to die for! Will definitely go back again.

The Rose Plantation
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you. So happy that you had a wonderful experience.

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HarryH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall we had a enjoyable time at the Rose Plantation. The food was over priced for both the quality and quantity. I ordered the 8 oz filet medium and it came out medium well. The service was very attentive. The crab cakes were delicious but overpriced again based on the size.

The Rose Plantation
Responded on October 10, 2021

We apologize that you were not totally delighted with your experience. If anything is not perfect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct it. Crab prices have been going up $5 per pound per month for several months.

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vipJF1024
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very cozy homey atmosphere waiter was informative and engaging

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Gigi
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We have always had good experiences at Rose Plantation before, but we were shocked at how bad the food was this time. My husband’s chicken Marsala arrived cold, and my Caesar salad with salmon was dry as a bone. I had to ask for more dressing, but, unfortunately, there was no help for the dry salmon, which I gave up on eating. What a disappointment. I was shocked at how different the pasta purses were from the times I’ve had them before. The sauce was different, not the brandy cream sauce I remember and which the menu describes. This sauce was full of garlic pieces. Even the Riesling was warm and way too sweet. At $10 a 6 oz. glass, this is inexcusable. We have already made a reservation there for Thanksgiving, but now we’re wondering if we should rethink that.

The Rose Plantation
Responded on October 10, 2021

I apologize for your poor experience. Please always tell us immediately of any problem so that we can find the cause and correct it for all guests. In this case, we think we have identified what may have happened with the chicken and the salmon and have made adjustments. Other items are less clear. Pasta purse reviews have been outstanding and we have not changed the sauce. We are buying the same reisling and taking it out of the same cooler. Will keep an eye on these items.

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LuckyLucy
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice meal in a beautiful setting. The special of the day, blackened prime rib, was very tender but really did not seem to have been carved from a freshly roasted rib. It was better than some I’ve had other places, but not quite what I expected. The gravy actually detracted from the dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely gem of a restaurant. Not cheap but superior to anything inside The Villages. Top notch food. Top notch service

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BernardS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there was great and enjoyable will be back for sure..

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LynnG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 25th wedding anniversary and the dinner and experience delightful!

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Bill
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!!! Superb service, food, location and setting.

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vipbeachcat77
Minneapolis
228 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely gorgeous and has fantastic food. Best beef I ever had. the service is very good but be prepared, this is a leisurely experience.

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RaymondS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience. The dress code is also a great addition. Will visit again soon.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband took me to The Rose Plantation for my 75th Birthday,we were seated in the porch with a view of the lake which was lovely.We ordered drinks and sat for awhile and we were not rushed to order oour meal,when we did order I had the Queen rack of lamb and my husband had the prime rib and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal and after that I ordered a cappuccino which came nice and hot just the way I like it.The waitress was efficient and pleasant and the piano playing was very nice and not too loud.We enjoyed it so much we will definitely be going again

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MikenShirleyO
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time and our 59th anniversary. We were most pleased with our experience, service great and food was just right! The price was a little high, However we will be back on special occasions. It was indeed a rememberable time we will share in the future.

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Barbara
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food is very good. However one guest had cold food and sent it back to be reheated. I had duck although tasty it was dry in areas and overcooked. Most importantly table #202 is so cold it is difficult to enjoy your meal. I will go back but will never sit at that table again.

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Lenny
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great, food a disappointment. Hike from parking to door also a negative. Sand everywhere. No sidewalks.

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vipbnjames
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. The ambiance was wonderful. The only reason I did not give it a full 5 stars is that some of the food is not from scratch - however - they do manage to elevate it to a delicious level.

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Otto
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Roast Duck excellent, as was the bread and butter service. Well paced, unhurried dinner. Very nice ambience with live piano music. Server somewhat extended due to number of guests, but courteous and friendly. Have been multiple times and never disappointed.

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LaurieD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance was outstanding. I enjoyed my entree but my husband did not like his. The house chardonnay was not very good.

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LynnB
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 47th anniversary, the restaurant, food and service were impeccable. Absolutely loved it. We did ask for dining by window in my reservation comments but did not get and thought that perhaps we would have been offered a complimentary free dessert or something to recognize this special occasion but nothing. We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely Friday nite out. Piano player was terrific!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Expensive diner type food, doesn’t seem they cook anything in-house.

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vipBill
Orlando
61 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this place by accident and wow what a find.
Everyone was friendly and the service was excellent the food was excellent we will be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter's birthday. The place to go for special occasions. As usual, food and service was top notch.

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vipKWeataround
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my daughter's birthday and had a wonderful experience. Our waitress Linda made it extra special. The food and service was excellent

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Breeze
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pasta purse appetizer was excellent. Last time we went there was a brownish sauce on them. This time it was more of a cream sauce with lots of garlic. The caprese salad was fair, at best. It was more a salad with some mozzerella balls thrown in. The cheese smelled and tasted like it was off. The Angelino, roast duck, and risotto were excellent. The peach.pie was fair. The vanilla ice cream was awful! Waitress, Linda, could not have been sweeter or kinder. Grounds need attention.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Main course was great as expected. Cherry pie was good but seemed smaller than before.

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Romeo
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to reserve the private dinning room and I was able to work with the chef on our 7 course meal to fit our experience. It was great!!! Jay did a wonderful job of guiding me through the evening and the owners were wonderful!!! Highly recommend this place and will definitely be back

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JoAnnM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Beautiful view great service and good

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MonteM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Noise level was for very nice for conversation, very nice.
Had a seared fish filet, one of the best ever. Service efficient and fun.

FAQs

The Rose Plantation offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 805-4340.

The Rose Plantation is rated 4.5 stars by 488 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.