The Rose Plantation

4.5
472 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 472 people are saying
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LuckyLucy
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LynnG
Omaha
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
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.

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SharonF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good. We did not wait long for our meals. The Crab Cakes were excellent.

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JimL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Enjoyed Joe the piano player.

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JimK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at the Rose Plantation numerous times and never have been disappointed.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys a fine dining experience.

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JosephE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the prime rib medium. Done to perfection. Wife had fish. Also very good. Waiter was excellent. Overall a very good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Rose Plantation never disappoints!

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NotAFoodie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great.

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RAP67
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the food and service were outstanding. Have come to expect.

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vipMargeC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter visiting

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vipFoodie
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is an outstanding restaurant extremely well managed and run .Pretty much an oasis in a culinary desert. A small complaint about over seasoning was handled professionally and in a very customer friendly manner. Prices are reasonable for what is an upscale restaurant. My wife and myself are hospitality professionals and cannot wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Overall it was ok. Entrees we’re good but sides weren’t that

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JoanB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant and not like the usual places in the area. Very nice for special occasions.

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Kellie
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Dined for parents Anniversary called to ask what they offer the day before and was told a candle in a shared dessert, I said that would be great! Didn’t get the candle and didn’t want to make a big deal in front of my parents. Chicken piccata with no pasta is strange to me and I’m surprised Brittany our server didn’t mention it t my Dad when he ordered and was chosing a side. Brittany was very patient with us and allowed us extra time to relax and dine we didn’t feel rushed at all. Piano player was fantastic !!

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GabiB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A fine dining experience with excellent food and service.

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TomR
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good health, Covid protocols. Nice ambience and view on the porch overlooking the water. Good choice of food for all types of eaters. Nice use of technology on drink orders at table via tablet and therefore ability to get drinks to table quickly. Would definitely go back

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Joes
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to for a celebration. Great food & service

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 472 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.