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The Rose Plantation, Fruitland Park, FL

The Rose Plantation

4.3
4.3
681 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Dinner Traditional Dining is Casual Elegant with long slacks and traditional collared shirt. Other nice attire permitted with sport coat. Ladies dressy with no blue jeans, shorts or flip-flops. Open Table or call.

Dinner Relaxed Dress Dining available. Call.

Gazebos - Golf Casual. Call.

Lunch attire - Golf Casual. Call.

(T-shirts, athletic wear, rips/tears, 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (352) 805-4340

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jay Hall since 2018

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining room offers a 5 course dinner for 2 - 6 people, customized with the Chef. Includes a bottle of House Wine per couple and your own personal server. Reservations for this room can be made 30 days in advance. This room is NOT available on holidays. Room may also be reserved for $40 and dining off the menu.

  • Neighborhood

    Leesburg

  • Cross street

    CR 468 (also Rose Ave.) and CR 466A

  • Parking details

    There is a one-way circle drive for dropping off guests.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 681 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Special Occasion

  • Orlando

    Special Occasion

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  1. MF

    MarkF

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We thought the food was a bit bland but maybe were just used to spicier foods. I had the snapper and it needed something, such as a lemon butter sauce maybe. Next time I will order something else.
  2. AG

    AllenG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    very little flavor in appetizer , crotons soggy in caesar salad steak fine . dissapointed after spending almost $140.
  3. r

    rickw

    Miami

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely setting. Good service. Lamb was undercooked but very tasty. Server very accommodating.
  4. c

    cinjo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the first time we were there. The food and service were excellent. We chatted with the owner. A very lovely lady. Definitely will recommend and return.
  5. e

    ekuk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice place. Piano player on the background what makes a nice atmosphere. Food was really good
  6. p

    pvisl

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, meal, ambiance and location. From the salad to dessert was a delight. The pecan pie, best I've ever eaten! Looking forward to a return trip.
  7. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    We were in a room with a table of 24 an us. It took an hour and fifteen minutes to get our meal. We were without water or drinks for for over 10 minutes.
  8. DR

    DennisR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great restaurant for those special occasions. Nice to go to a restaurant with a dress code (like the old days).
  9. F

    Ferg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service . We love the surroundings and the service was superior in spite of being a little short handed.
  10. RR

    RobertR

    Oklahoma City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service was a bit slow, but I suspect that was because several new servers had recently been hired, according to our waitress. The food was good as usual, although the lobster bisque had no discernible lobster meat in it, and my rack of lamb was, in fact, two separate lamb chops that had been grilled then placed together on my plate. When we arrived, I ordered a very dry Bombay Sapphire martini, and a short while later the waitress brought a chilled glass and a shaker which she placed on the table. Since she made no effort to pour it, I picked up the shaker after she had left to get the extra chill with a few shakes but was disappointed to find that there was no ice in the shaker. I poured the drink into my glass and tasted only vermouth but said nothing since the waitress never returned to see if the drink was satisfactory. At the end of our meal when the check came, I noticed a $14 charge for gin, a $3 up charge for Bombay Sapphire, and a $4 up charge for “served up”. I don’t mind paying $21 for a martini if it is properly prepared and served, but this was neither! Sadly, there still is no fine dining anywhere in or around The Villages in Florida.
  11. R

    Rmcf

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service with live piano music!
  12. D

    Diner8

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The bison ribeye I ordered had good flavor, however, it was very tough. I would expect for the price I paid that attention be paid to the preparation of the bison be such to make it tender.
  13. VW

    VinceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife here for her birthday with some friends. Everyone of us was very pleased with the amount and quality of the food. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were delicious. Very friendly service.
  14. N

    Nini

    Orlando

    67 reviews

    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The waitress we had was not trained sufficiently. Her manners were such that she should work in a Pancake House and not a refined establishment. She knew nothing about the wines and was loud speaking. With maybe a different waiter/waitress, we would have been very pleased with the Plantation. Though acknowledged by the receptionist, there was no recognition thereafter about our anniversary celebration.
  15. KC

    KarinC

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We returned to Rose Plantation for a birthday celebration. The ambience is quite pleasant, beautiful table settings and the live piano playing enhanced the atmosphere. The dress code requirements to be able to enjoy dinner were quite elaborate, even to men having to wear leather shoes, a bit much! We ordered the special soup appetizer and it was marginal, not hot and the presentation, well there wasn’t any, just soup in a bowl. We ordered the fish dinner special. The presentation was lovely, but once we took our first and second bites, it appeared not cooked and mushy because of the added enhancements to the nutty breading. Drinks were spot on and the dessert menu offering were boring and not very special. I will think twice about spending this kind of money in the future on a marginal meal.
  16. YR

    YellowRoseofTexas

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love dining at The Rose Plantation, whether it be lunch or dinner. Ambience is great. Food and drink…excellent. There was a lady playing beautiful music on the piano which made for even a more enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  17. CL

    ChrisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and it could NOT have been better.
  18. BS

    BradS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful. Old fashioned club style restaurant. Very classy. Service perfect. Low noise and spacious table placement. Definitely fine dining.
  19. GB

    GeorgeB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, we celebrated a birthday at Rose Plantation, and everything went very well. The service was outstanding, our food was tasty and excellent, and the ambience was, as usual, very nice. Kudos to management and staff for operating a great place to enjoy special occasions and, in general, a fine-dining establishment.
  20. BJ

    BillJ

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    We had the scallops and snapper, both excellent. The place was empty except for a group of 12 in the next room. They were whooping it up like they were at Hooters. Otherwise, our meal was great.
  21. B

    Birthday

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were seated about 15 minutes past our reservation time. Once seated, the food and service were excellent. I had the best banana creme pie I've ever had in my lifetime.
  22. LD

    LaurieD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have a varied menu and good food. The atmosphere is very nice, with lovely piano music. I don't like that the salad or soup costs extra.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall an excellent experience. Food was great and creatively presented. Server was very knowledgable and helpful. Very relaxing and beautiful environment. The piano player was superb. Will definitely go again.
  24. K

    Kathy

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy the Rose Plantation. It’s nice to go somewhere unique and special. The piano music is very nice and isn’t usually too loud. This last time it was a tad too much but not so loud we couldn’t converse. The food is always excellent.
  25. JH

    JonH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have dined there several times. Food and service is always first class.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent!!! Service needs work, slow and not up the standards of Fine dining, white wine was not chilled, poured my own wine. Server absent for most of Dinner, table had a Plastic Rose on a base, not candles to add to the experience, room light was to bright, I had a 7:30 pm reservation, I was seated on time, Hostess very friendly and efficient, will come back again as this was our first time visiting this restaurant.
  27. JM

    JenniferM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decided to give this restaurant a shot to celebrate a special occasion. The meal was fabulous. Our server Josh was great, very attentive. We enjoyed the piano music too.
  28. LM

    LyleM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening dining was great in all respects. We always have been pleased to spend our time in this setting. Very enjoyable.
  29. BI

    BILLB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful setting for a once in a while luxury dinner. The restaurant is inside an actual house, giving one a feeling of of being a guest, not a customer. Service was perfectly timed and friendly. My prime rib was done to medium rare perfection, just as I ordered. Save room for dessert.
  30. GP

    GeoffreyP

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I didn't like the Creamed spinach at all. Crab cake outstanding. Meat was very good but way over priced.
  31. MA

    MikeA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant atmosphere. Very good service. Delicious food. Thank you.
  32. GB

    GeorgeB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to go for a special occasion. We could not say enough positiverthings about Rose Plantation and will definitely be returning.
  33. T

    Tonto

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Only one question. Why did they want to know what special occasion it was when they never bothered to do anything to acknowledge it.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved this little gem. Staff and owners were fabulous. Had a little issue with dinner but they took care of us beautifully. A one time glitch, not the norm. Will definitely be returning.
  35. PH

    PamelaH

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We enjoy the specials thug have to offer.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Family dinner for 90th birthday. Close to 2 hours for the dinner to come and when it did one of the dishes, chicken, was severely burnt. Chef tried to hide it by putting the burnt side down. Manager couldn’t be bothered coming over to the table until we asked. At which time he did very little to rectify the situation. By the time the replacement dish came out everyone else was completely done eating. Another half hour for dessert to come. Very unfortunate as we were really looking forward to the experience.
  37. J

    Judy1

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We both ordered chicken Marsala. There was NO flavour of Marsala. The food was nice but nothing outstanding and in my opinion overpriced. The waiter was very nice though, efficient and unobtrusive.
  38. JW

    JoeW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Service was good food was okay . Reservation was on time
  39. r

    robin

    Jacksonville

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A nice evening for a birthday celebration. Would recommend.
  40. FM

    FloridaMan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    We usually have a good experience here, but on this visit the food and service were not good. My husband went without water for awhile. We ordered mashed sweet potatoes and we received chopped sweet potatoes that were too hard to eat. The fish was overcooked and the creamed spinach was too salty to consume.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Rose Plantation is rated 4.3 stars by 681 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Rose Plantation

200 Rose Ave, Fruitland Park, FL 34731

Additional information

  • Cross street

    CR 468 (also Rose Ave.) and CR 466A

  • Neighborhood

    Leesburg

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a one-way circle drive for dropping off guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jay Hall since 2018

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (352) 805-4340

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining room offers a 5 course dinner for 2 - 6 people, customized with the Chef. Includes a bottle of House Wine per couple and your own personal server. Reservations for this room can be made 30 days in advance. This room is NOT available on holidays. Room may also be reserved for $40 and dining off the menu.

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