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“Decent lunchtime sandwiches, but choose wisely”

Plantation Restaurant
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Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, South American, Canadian
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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 Jeff Alberti 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.
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Imagine Tommy Bahama designing a chain restaurant and you'll have a good sense of Plantation. Stopped in for lunch. Atmosphere was a bit phony-creep, trying to be upscale. Waiter was hopeless. Food seems uneven. My wife had a first-rate Reuben sandwich. I ordered the crab-cake platter. Now, I routinely complain that portions are too large in American restaurants (as we Americans are too large), but I felt that I needed to send out a search party to find the crab-cake on my plate. And while it was well-flavored, it was actually more of a deviled crab cake with a bit of lump crabmeat mixed in. Plantation does a few different kinds of fries, and they're good. My sense: Okay for a lunchtime sandwich if, say, you're returning from a visit to Barnegat Light...but I wouldn't risk it at dinner. Description could read: "Perfect for oblivious yuppies who never got the food memo."

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Our server Taylor was very helpful, knew the food and wine menus like a pro, provided great advice and kept us happy. We had one late guest and Taylor did a great job timing that meal with ours. We appreciated her friendly care and attention.
The food was very good, portions were appropriate, and drinks were delicious. It was worth the price and we left full and satisfied.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Very loud people were arguing with other tables. Very rude atmosphere. Service was slow and not attentive to our needs and had to ask someone to find our server.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We ate at Plantation recently with a large group, and the restaurant staff did a nice job accommodating all of our varied needs. The attraction here is a well stocked bar with an adequate wine list. The food is ok with oversized portions.
Really, a fine place to dine while on LBI.

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Thank FStrav
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Went to Plantation last Saturday night with 2 other couples and 2 teens - 8 of us in all. Made a reservation the day before (highly reccomended). Were seated within minutes of our arrival, lovely table by the window upstairs. Waiter was great (...i want to say matt? tall, young, very sweet kid), service was great, food was amazing. The tomato bisque? Omigod, you could make a meal of that alone. Soooo good. My husband and another of our party had the root beer pork chop, said it was fantastic. Everything was great, prices were no more outrageous than anywhere else on the island. I think with apps, entrees, drinks, desserts and coffee it came to about $50 a person with tip. Not bad for a great meal and nice atmosphere.

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Thank alaskajoe
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