What goes well with pineapples while sitting in a wicker chair? Everything!…”

Plantation Restaurant
$$$ | BAR | R
7908 Long Beach Blvd
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08808
(609) 494-8191

If Tommy Bahama decided to move to LBI and set up shop in Harvey Cedars, Plantation would be his vision. With it’s open shudders, long green palms and South Seas feel, it evokes a sense of being whisked away from New Jersey. It is like being taken to a warm, charming land of wicker and pineapples. What goes well with pineapples while sitting in a wicker chair? Rum drinks. Let’s start there.
As serious foodies, we are also serious about a good cocktail. A real cocktail. Plantation takes the specialty drinks very seriously. They make a classic Dark n’ Stormy using the coveted Barrit’s Ginger Beer. We love our Dark n’ Stormies and it is very hard for us to find Barrit’s anywhere. They also make one of the best mojito’s on the island. We’d also suggest the Sweet Tea and the Summer Breeze. They are instant “mood enhancers.”
This is a place to bring a date for a special occasion, Mom for Mother’s Day, or whomever for whenever day. It feels sophisticated and elegant yet relaxed. Try and sit near the fireplace if you can anytime of year, it will make the experience even “warmer.” Yeah, we said it. Now… onto the food!
After your first cocktail, start with some coconut shrimp. Coconuts, shrimps, South Seas… it’s a no-brainer. Go for the clam chowder if you like it rich. It placed well in Chowderfest ’04. We are a very serious chowder island. All those tasters can’t be wrong. Speaking of mollusks, the scallops here are winners as well. The seafood in general is a hit. Try the pan seared ahi tuna drizzled in a wasabi aoli, or the wasabi crusted seabass. We like wasabi. A must for all non-meat eaters. Both are high on the foodies hit list.
For the carnivore’s… the pine-apple braised short ribs will go delightfully well with your pineapply Summer Breeze cocktail. If you are a serious meat-a-tarian, go straight for the center cut filet mignon. In a spiced merlot reduction with Gorgonzola butter… it is not your average filet.
Remember, while sitting on your woven wicker transport device, you’re in the South Seas. So order the key lime pie. Tommy Bahama sure would.
Hey… is that Jimmy Buffett?

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2 Responses to “Plantation Restaurant”

  1. Geraldine Keogh says:

    Not Impressed, Again. Tried it again for a 3rd time and will not return. Server was unpleasant at best, food overpriced. Found bone in Salmon fillet, no apology or offer to change dish.

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  2. fun2bblonde says:

    Have you ever been told by a hostess if you don’t like the table we are giving you than don’t eat here?
    This is what happened to us when we arrived at the Plantation in Harvey Cedars last night for our reservation. The Plantation is a restaurant we really enjoy going to and have been going for the last 7 years, but last night might have been our last visit.
    We called ahead to make a reservation and requested a table in the downstairs area. There is an upstairs which we have eaten there once but really don’t enjoy it there. The person who took the reservation did say they could not guarantee a certain table but also said it shouldn’t be a problem as they were not busy. When we arrived we checked in & were told that the only tables available were upstairs or we could eat at the bar. There were 3 empty tables downstairs. I told the hostess about the phone conversation and was told that it couldn’t have been right as they have 178 people booked that night. We asked about the tables downstairs and were told they are for 5 people we were only 4 and if we didn’t like it we could eat someplace else. Now we were not being rude we just were inquiring about our options and the fact of the miss information we received. But after the hostess comment of eating elsewhere, guess what we did just that.
    Sorry to say The Plantation in Harvey Cedars is now off the list of places to go due to a rude hostess. We ended up going to Raimondo’s in Ship Bottom and had a fabulous meal. Our server Tyler was very nice and not problem getting a last minute reservation.

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