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The Rose Plantation, Fruitland Park, FL

The Rose Plantation

4.4
4.4
650 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 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 650 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando

    Special Occasion

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  1. MA

    MikeA

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant atmosphere. Very good service. Delicious food. Thank you.
  2. T

    Tonto

    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    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.
  4. PH

    PamelaH

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    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.
  6. 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.
  7. JW

    JoeW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Service was good food was okay . Reservation was on time
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. RA

    RAP67

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food and service were excellent. Only wish pricing allowed us to eat there more often.
  11. TR

    TrevorR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very elegant interior and overall feel. I like the dress codes, as it helps retain a nice atmosphere of old world/old times. Very nice place for a date.
  12. AG

    AlwaysGoodFood

    Orlando

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food not up to usual standards. Off night.
  13. RR

    RichardR

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose this restaurant to celebrate a very important event: the receiving of an Honorary Doctorate. We were seated at the end of the porch which was more private and had a lovely view of the lake. This was very special because our daughter came from Wyoming, to celebrate with us. Brittney was a sweet, energetic server who absolutely knew her business. She entered right into the occasion and made our evening delightful. The food was excellent - presented nicely, very tasty, and amply proportioned. Although we were on overload already, we couldn't resist the pies. This is the second special occasion we have celebrated at Rose Plantation, and both experiences have been wonderful. We'll be returning.
  14. b

    beachcat77

    Orlando

    234 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely delicious fish dinner while listening to a piano player. Truly dinner and a show
  15. RI

    RalphI

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, Great service from Melissa, and a nice ambiance. Was a bit pricey, but I'd recommend it and would return.
  16. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Our server had to be reminded several times about ordered drinks and a request for a pillow. The pillow never arrived. When I made the reservation I requested a small birthday cake which was never provided which caused me a degree of embarrassment since it was my friends birthday and I had promised his wife I had ordered a cake.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration of 2 birthdays
  18. J

    Johnniem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Ideally, everything on the menu should be available unless it's seasonal. If it's not, at least the customer should be informed when the item is ordered. This may not be the server's fault, but she did not know that the salad (modern caesar) I ordered was not available at the time I ordered it. She came back 10 minutes later to inform me. Still a great dining experience and the server was otherwise flawless.
  19. JM

    JimM

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was very average for a place like this. Order the prime rib medium and it was shoe leather. Very disappointing. My wife's filet was good and the the crab cakes appetizer was amazing.
  20. G

    Gomesy

    Savannah

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary on June 30th and decided to have dinner at the Rose Plantation because it always held a special place for us. When we arrived for our 7:00 pm reservation we were greeted with an acknowledgment of our anniversary by the restaurant manager. A passerby immediately took the opportunity to congratulate us and ask if we wanted a picture taken on my phone for posterity. That gesture told us we were in for a momentous evening. Upon promptly being seated (at a table that was exactly one table over from where we were seated during our last visit!) we were greeted by our server Melissa. Melissa (who had been on the tail end of a double shift) couldn’t have been more accommodating and attentive than she was at the beginning of her shift. During dinner we got to know how wonderful Melissa was beyond being just our server for the evening. What an incredible person! Alas, that part is just for us. We will hold that memory in a cherished place forever. You’ll have to find out for yourselves. Dinner, food, ambiance and service were all superb as a result. I would highly recommend the Rose Plantation to anyone wishing to create a memorable event that will be remembered for days, months and years to come. Please consider a visit to the Rose Plantation for special events or if you just want to remember what it was like to have dinner and feel really good about yourself afterwards! It’s worth the trip!
  21. H

    Haroldj

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Notable experience We have been here a few times and never fails to impress us
  22. CJ

    ChristineJ

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Gorgeous old place ... we sat on the veranda with a view of the water (white swan swimming) and vast lawn and landscaping ... food was wonderful (lobster bisque, fettucini alfredo, grouper). Waitress was a little loud and forceful in my opinion ...
  23. JN

    JodyN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We will go back, but lack something for it to be outstanding
  24. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was our first time there & everything was great. We'll definitely beback
  25. KK

    KayceK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting. Creative cocktails. Food was delicious. Staff friendly.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! Great atmosphere, delicious food, very attentive service.
  27. VG

    VictoriaG

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tammy our server was Cary attentive. One entree was Luke warm but quickly remedied. Lobster bisque my favorite. Could really taste the sherry
  28. V

    Villager

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rose Plantation is unique. There is no other restaurant like it in the area. The menu has something for everyone. The setting is beautiful. Don't forget the homemade pie for dessert!
  29. M

    Michealb

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We thought we were getting a special price on our steaks and must have misheard our server. We got bone-in ribeyes, commonly called cowboy steaks. When we got the bill, the steaks cost $70 dollars each. And we learned that they couldn't accept a $100 VISA gift card that we were planning to use. With a bottle of moderately priced wine, the bill was almost $260, including tip, for just 2 people. The food was good, but this was far from the best meal I've ever had, but by far the most expensive.
  30. j

    jgg7933

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    For the menu prices being charged our food was nothing special. The expectations we had based on a couple "word of mouth" recommendations was very high but found the food basically bland and nothing remarkable. Our service was excellent and the atmosphere is very refined.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I told them that it was a special occasion- actually 2 of them. My birthday and Father’s Day for my husband. I was disappointed that these were not acknowledged at all. We went to a pizza restaurant the next day and celebrated my birthday. The server gave us a dessert, on the house! For the money we spent at the Rose Plantation, you’d think that they would have given us a sliver of cake.
  32. DS

    DebiS

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a lovely dinner , I ordered the Salmon and so delicious .it could have used a little more purée under neath to complete each bite but very good! My husband enjoyed his Crab Cakes and commented they were the best he has ever had ! The special raspberry martini was a hit and the Manhattan was spot on ! We ended the evening sharing the Homemade Peach pie with ice cream ( which was a $4 charge in my opinion for the scoop of rather plain ice cream ) fabulous meal and will definitely return ! Our disappointment was the lack of flowers and one fake Rose on each table , it is The Rose plantation and should have no question had real Roses on the table .. we did expect more flowers and a garden area with hanging flowers .. over all a very good dinner to celebrate a special occasion !
  33. PW

    PamW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Rose Plantation is a lovely place for a special evening out. The service is friendly and attentive. It is somewhat pricey but the food is excellent. The atmosphere is beautiful and quiet. We would definitely go back.
  34. SS

    SeanSouthFlorida

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My Mother and I always incorporate a Rose Plantation dinner when I visit. The food is very good and the service is outstanding. This last trip was a rainy evening and we went early - 5:00. It was not crowded, yet. We were seated at a corner table with a view of the lake. Perfect. It was a Saturday, so there was a delightful pianist playing in the main dining room. The volume from where we were seated was just right. Be sure to leave room for the Banana Cream Pie. It is a must. We'll be back again and again. Thank you.
  35. CJ

    ChefJeff

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The chef tries but unfortunately falls short in execution. Microwaved baked potatoes? Frozen seafood? Gloppy sauces. The lobster bisque had too much sherry and tasted of roux and lobster base. 42.00 for prime rib and 38. 00 for 4 tiny frozen scallops? Skip this one unless you are 80 and live in the villages and have no taste at all.
  36. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Liked this place very much. Fine dining in a beautiful surrounding
  37. AD

    AlejandraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waited a few minutes to be seated and waited about an hour for food. The food was really good but a bit pricey for me.
  38. TB

    TeamBeefFlorida

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic Service , Excellent Food, Lovely Atmosphere. It's our 'go to' for special occasions.
  39. MJ

    MarkJ

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything involved in my recent visit to The Rose Plantation was excellent. Staff was able to accommodate my 96 year old mother and her wheelchair without difficulty. Our server was wonderful. The cuisine was wonderful too.
  40. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Phil was our waiter he was very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was good. One of the ribeye was a little overcooked but not bad. Lava cake dessert was excellent.

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 4.4 stars by 650 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 5 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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