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PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar

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218/2-4 M. 10 Beach Road, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 0108
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: PLANK offers a unique & fine dining experience like no other in the...
PLANK offers a unique & fine dining experience like no other in the region. We're located on a quaint street right off 5th ave with an upscale sophisticated atmosphere Our concept focuses on a special cooking technique designed to delicately infuse natural flavor by cooking our food directly on Himalayan salt stones and wooden planks! We feature a gourmet family style menu including USDA certified beef, prime seafood selections, gourmet flatbreads and large shareable side dishes. Be sure to try our signature creations including Cedar Plank Salmon or our Famous Beef Wellington or our tender Twin Baby Lobster Tails! We're also the perfect venue if your celebrating a special occasion (let us know). For reservations click on our web site.
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  • 359
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth a visit

Plank has an interesting concept (everything cooked on a plank) and some excellent dishes. On the pricier side for Playa, and at that price there are better options, like el Muelle and Como Como. But worth checking out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Jewdi
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Plank has an interesting concept (everything cooked on a plank) and some excellent dishes. On the pricier side for Playa, and at that price there are better options, like el Muelle and Como Como. But worth checking out.

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columbus ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I started with the salad with bacon and a poached egg on top. I would have liked the bacon with a little crunch to it, but it was ok. Had the chicken pot pie as my meal because I wanted to save room for the dessert sampler which sounded great. Pot pie was too rich for me; just swimming in... More 

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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We value all guest feedback and use it to create even better experiences in the future. We are very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience at Plank as you had hoped. Our main priority every day is the happiness and satisfaction of our guests. Had we known in the moment... More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Last week we celebrated my dad's 90th BD in Playa. Plank was recommended by a niece who lives there and the folks at El Taj where we were staying (more about them in another review). Plank had a great menu to choose from on line. Great planning staff and Emerson the manager was very accommodating for our party of 40,... More 

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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We couldn't be more delighted to hear that you had a wonderful party with us at plank to celebrate your dad's 90th birthday. We love celebrations and are very happy to work with you to coordinate an event that will be forever be fondly remembered. Our tasting menu is a great option for large parties and gives you... More 

Harrow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place, the food was awesome and the service was very attentive, have to say a big thank you to Willy our waiter for reccomending the Rib Eye.

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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your excellent review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you loved your dinner with us at Plank! The Rib Eye for two is outstanding and absolutely delicious! All of our beef is USDA certified and of the very best quality and cuts. Thank you so much... More 

highland park, IL
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Plank is a fabulous restaurant on a quaint street in PDC. We started with salads- mine had a poached egg on top which was outstanding and my husband's had poached pears, blue cheese and walnuts. Both salads were huge! Bread was a flatbread with three different spreads- a humus, a vegetable and a creamy pepper spread.! My husband had perfectly... More 

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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so incredibly delighted to hear that your experience with us was simply amazing! And we truly appreciate your recognition of being among the best! We truly work hard every day to show all of our guests a wonderful and top quality experience from the moment they come through the door. All of your entree selections were... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great Menu, excellent service and reasonable prices. Just off 5th Ave in the middle of town. Great vibe, live music.... looking forward to a repeat visit so we can try other menu items

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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so delighted to hear your experience with us at Plank was exceptional. It also makes us very happy that you are already planning to return. Fantastic food and service is everything we are about! Our unique concept of cooking and serving dishes on wooden planks and Himalayan salt stones brings a new flare to the region.... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We LOVED our dinner here!! A little off the beaten path treasure for sure!!! Great serving staff, waitress wonderful, beef Wellington perfect!!!! A must try in Playa!!!!

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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We love what you said - "a little off the beaten path treasure". Thank you so very much for your kind compliment. We are very happy that you had a fantastic experience with us. Amazing choice on the beef wellington as its one of our best dishes. All of our meat is USDA certified and of excellent quality.... More 

Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We really enjoyed this restaurant - we ordered a variety of dishes from seafood, to steak, to a vegetarian option and all of us were satisfied with our choices. We ordered grilled dishes that were all seasoned well, presented nicely, and tasty. We also ordered sides of asparagus and mushrooms which were also well done. (Sides are ala carte -... More 

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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us! We are so happy to hear that you had a great dining experience with us and you felt the food and service to be excellent! Also, we would like to thank you for your feedback about the music. We take all feedback very seriously and use... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Read about Plank on Trip Advisor so we knew we had to experience it first hand! As a repeat visitor to PDC, my husband and I are always looking for great eats when we leave our AI resort. Plank did not disappoint! As a matter of fact - we visited twice during the week we were in Mexico. We had... More 

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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is so wonderful to hear that you loved your experience with us at Plank. It's also great to know that our outstanding Trip Advisor comments were able to steer you to making a fantastic choice! As you mentioned, our style is quite different from what you would expect in the region. We have a trendy upscale environment.... More 

Great Falls, Virginia
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Plank stands out for its differences with the other excellent restaurants in the city. Its atmosphere is more sophisticated. The food is simply prepared. My wife had a pear, blue cheese and arugula salad. I had a gravelox served on a pink Himalayan salt slab. We shared the red snapper baked in salt and bowl of assorted mushrooms. Our waiter,... More 

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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us on Trip Advisor. We strive to deliver quality food and excellent customer service 100% of the time. As you mentioned, if there is ever a time where a guest is unhappy we always work to rectify the situation immediately. However, we are happy that in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 218/2-4 M. 10 Beach Road, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 0108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
  • Cuisine: International, Grill

Description

PLANK offers a unique & fine dining experience like no other in the region. We're located on a quaint street right off 5th ave with an upscale sophisticated atmosphere Our concept focuses on a special cooking technique designed to delicately infuse natural flavor by cooking our food directly on Himalayan salt stones and wooden planks! We feature a gourmet family style menu including USDA certified beef, prime seafood selections, gourmet flatbreads and large shareable side dishes. Be sure to try our signature creations including Cedar Plank Salmon or our Famous Beef Wellington or our tender Twin Baby Lobster Tails! We're also the perfect venue if your celebrating a special occasion (let us know). For reservations click on our web site.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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