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“Excellent food and service”

PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar
Ranked #43 of 1,305 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: International, Grill
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great food and nice atmosphere.
Smoked salmon for appetizer, salt crusted fish and rack of lamb were all excellent. The drinks were reasonably priced.
Walked in without reservations. Felt some what touristy, but good food and drinks made up for it.

Thank SL_DCA
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Condohotels, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Dear Guest,
We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent experience with us at Plank. Surely we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and that you loved the food and great service. Your menu choices were really amazing. If you loved the salmon next time try our grilled jumbo shrimp. You will love them for sure! Thank you again and we do hope that you will return back with us in the future.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed May 31, 2014

My wife, our daughter(12) and I dined at Plank tonight and it was the highlight of our trip to Playa. It's not cheap, but the food is incredible, the service is impeccable, and the ambiance is very modern and warm. Our waiter was Miguel and he took good care of us. Since it was our first time dining there, he showed us pictures of most dishes on a tablet and helped us decide what to order. The owner (or manager) came to the table a few times to check on us and to make sure we were having a good meal and fine overall experience. We had the scallops as an appetizer and they also brought a flatbread with three delicious sauces to dip. Both were delicious! The three of us had the fillet mignon as an entree and we chose a side of Parmesan potatoes. The meat was perfectly cooked and it melted in our mouths. The potatoes were a great complement to our fillets. Unfortunately, we were too full to order dessert. I guess that's a great reason to come back!

1  Thank sebamt
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Condohotels, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Dear Guest,
It is so wonderful to receive such an amazing review from a Senior Contributor such as yourself. We genuinely appreciate you taking the time to share your lovely comments! Outstanding choice with the Filet Mignon! Next time you should try our Beef Wellington version of the filet which is baked inside a perfect pastry crust! And on that note: when you do return, you definitely need to try dessert. We have a brand new "create your own sundae" banana split flambe that will surely put you over the moon! Thank you again and we hope to see you soon again at Plank.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is, quite simply, the very best restaurant in Playa! The service, atmosphere and food are top notch. The salt-encrusted fish was phenomenal. Everyone should include Plank on their "must go to" restaurant list while in the area.

Thank Amy0331
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were in Playa del Carmen last week for our sons wedding, and went to the Plank for dinner. What a beautiful place, service is 5 stars! We were a group of 20 and they put up an enormous square table for our group. We knew right when we walked in that this would be a memorable dinner. The square table was beautiful and it was great, everyone could see each other and talk. We gave the chef more or less carte blanche, and what terrific idea that was! We were treated as royalty with a 10 course meal. Seafood, filet mignon, chicken all served on wood plank's. The food just flowed constantly onto the table, and no matter what you had it was great. It's the first time I have had such a variety of plates and everyone was delicious, usually there are a few plates that are so/so but not at the Plank! Hold on it's not finished, desserts.....just mind boggling! I am not a dessert type but this was just too much! Everyone was amazed by the variety and they were all mouth watering, everyone ended up sharing! A truly can't miss having lunch or dinner place (went for lunch next day for grilled shrimp they were too good)! If you visit Playa, treat yourself to a great experience. 20 people sitting around a table and all waking out saying it was one of their best meals ever can't be wrong!

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Thank Guy B
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Condohotels, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for all of your amazing compliments! We are overjoyed that you and your party had such a fantastic experience! As you can see we are very well equipped to handle large groups and do so quite gracefully! Our tasting menu always works out wonderfully as people naturally love variety! We are so glad that you loved it all! We hope that you will return back the next time you visit Playa del Carmen.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager

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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!

Thank Charlotte F
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Condohotels, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this reviewResponded 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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