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“Old Favorite” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Plantation Restaurant

Plantation Restaurant
7908 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
609-494-8191
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Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Canadian, South American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 72 East
Description: Plantation Restaurant features an adventuresome menu using nature's finest ingredients with an island influence. Presenting the essence of contemporary American cooking, Chef Allan Vanesko has created a succulent array of dishes that will make dining at Plantation a most memorable experience. Tastefully decorated in a South Seas ambience. Plantation also features a full service bar & private rooms for any occasion.
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Old Favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We come back to LBI each year and find ourselves at Plantation at least one night. One of the plusses is that it has a bar...not often found at many Island restaurants. They used to have a vegetarian menu which may have been blown away with the hurricane! Since three of us are not meat or shellfish eaters, the menu was limited. The service was lovely,but the salmon was overcooked. Not that we were so surprised, there are other places we go to for better food, but we still like the convenience and neighborhoodness of Plantation.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Went to Plantation for our last night on the island. What a joy. We had our first visit last year with a large party and this time it was just myself, my husband and son. We sat downstairs and it was very nice. The waitress was a joy and the food was teriffic. My son and I both had a pasta special that was teriffic. Asiago cheese tortellini with chicken, shrimp and crab - so good. My husband has a veal tenderloin special with a lobster hollandaise and he doesn't even like seafood! The wings were the best treat we had though, so tasty, definitely give them a try. We'll for sure be back again next year, it's one of our favorites!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Caesarea, Israel
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Lovely bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We sat at the bar in Plantation. What fun! There are a few television screens to the side if you want the distraction but if you want to ignore them you can do that as well. The bar food is absolutely delicious. We ordered a few items as needed and each was beautifully prepared and worthwhile. The bartender was terrific and the ambiance a lot of fun.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Effingham, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The meal we've been looking for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We have had 2 weeks of very forgettable meals on LBI. We decided to try Plantation and were so glad we did. The atmosphere was different than any other restaurant on the island, service was excellent although we were there early before the dinner rush so I'm not sure how they are once the restaurant fills up. Portions were on the smaller side but I would rather a well prepared meal than a large portion of something that is just ok. The prices were on the high average side but nt outrageous for the quality. So far the only restaurant we will be sure to revisit on LBI.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“lunch or dinner - the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

best food and service, we ate there lunch and dinner. make sure to try their wings and bacon wrapped scallops!

Visited August 2013
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