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“Steak here is to die for!”

PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar
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Ranked #36 of 1,258 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Steak here is to die for!”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited Plan whilst we were in Playa Del Carmen and were shocked by the outstanding quality of the food and service.... and we're used to the service and quality of London!

Cocktails and steak here are top notch and really makes for a special night out!

Visited May 2014
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Thank Charlotte F
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Condohotels, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
We are so happy to receive such amazing comments! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts as they are truly valuable. We are indeed receiving a big name for the quality and flavor of our steak selections. Our unique Plank cooking technique allows natural flavors to be rescued during the slow cooking process, leaving the meat soft, juicy and exceptionally flavorful. Our Filet Mignon and Signature Beef Wellington are two of our most raved about dishes. Thank you again and we hope to see you in the future!

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager
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“Outstanding food in elegant restaurant”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had our second superb meal at Plank. The quality of the food and presentation was outstanding. I particularly liked the shrimps one night and the lamb cutlets and beef wellington were magnificent It is definitely worth a visit. The decor is really cool and the staff are well trained and exceptionally helpful. We are coming back for another treat.

  • Visited May 2014
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Condohotels, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your incredibly lovely review! We are happy that we were able to show you an amazing experience on two separate occasions. We do genuinely appreciate your kind comments about the staff and quality of service. We take extra care in providing only the best food, service and experience! We do hope you will return soon and when you do be sure to try our outstanding beef wellington dish!

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager
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Brunswick, Georgia
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food and atmosphere. There were 5 of us, we all had appetizers, jumbo shrimp excellent, salmon carpaccio excellent, ribs excellent, chicken pot pie not cared for by any of us(had a non-seafood eater with us). Margaritas good as well, did not care for bloody mary. I would go back to this restuarant.

Visited May 2014
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Condohotels, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your excellent review and your kind comments. We do have an exceptional appetizer menu perfect for sharing or even as a single entree, such as you mentioned the BBQ Ribs. We have a great family style concept at Plank which is why we provide generous portions and large family style side dishes to compliment. Offering variety to taste and experience different dishes is what keeps people coming back for more and more. We are certainly glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you back soon!

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager
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New York City, New York
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“Great meal”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great flat breads and wine selection. Highly recommend. We had the sampler menu and really enjoyed the steak too.

  • Visited May 2014
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Condohotels, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear Mikael,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your excellent experience at Plank. We do really appreciate all the wonderful comments. Our flat breads are truly amazing with a beautiful variety of flavors that is suitable to any taste. And it's nice to hear you got the full experience with our tasting menu. It's really a great way to go if you just can't decide on one item. We do hope you will return back soon the next time you visit Playa del Carmen.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“Glad we took the chance”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

When I clicked yes to one of the best meals I have ever had in a restaurant, I was not kidding.
The night before my husband tried to get a "To Go" order from this restaurant and he and his friends had some trouble. "The chef does not like to make his dishes to go" was basically what they were told. So, the guys went to another restaurant and we all ended up getting sick. Crappy story I know, but it doesn't end there.
The next night, my husband, daughter and I were walking around town trying to decide where to eat. W come to Playa every year and are quite familiar with the restaurants there. We really wanted to try Plank for a while, but were disturbed by the night before. We (our daughter) decided that we really wanted to try it out despite the fact. We are SO glad we did.
The atmosphere is amazing and the restaurant is beautiful! The staff was very attentive and professional yet relaxing. Our server had actually been from California (which is our original homestead) so it was fun to talk to him about his adventures living in Mexico. The decor was beautiful. And the food... I completely understand why the chef does not like "To Go" orders!! The presentation was absolutely amazing! And the taste was definitely a match for how wonderful it was presented. I can go on and on about this establishment. Seriously! But, I will sum it up to say.. I am so glad we decided to try it out. We are absolutely food snobs on top of it all, and it is the best I have had. My husbands favorite was the Salmon Carpaccio, and mine was the crusted red fish! It was absolutely amazing! Our daughter loved the chicken pot pie. (who would have thought;) .)
Anyway, like I said.. I could go on and on. It is truly amazing. Thank you all again for a wonderful experience!

  • Visited May 2014
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Condohotels, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for the incredible glowing remarks. Surely we are very happy that we were able to create an amazing experience for you and your family. Unfortunately, we are not properly equipped for a full take our service at the time. The concept of our food is to be cooked and served directly on the planks in order to maximize the affect of this cooking style. However, we are working on a special take out menu that will feature some of our most loved items. This specialized to go menu will launch soon, at which point take out service will be fully available. Thank you again for your lovely review and we hope that you will return back soon!

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager
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