Ovation Bistro & Bar - Lakeland PRIORITY SEATING
seasoned and seared
freshly grilled, topped with a sweet coconut-chili glaze
Overall a great experience. Appetizer salads and soup all came out at same time so not ideal but all the food was very good and our service was wonderful.
We were 6 friends meeting for the first time in a long while, looking for a quiet, good restaurant for a lovely lunch. Ovation was perfect. The food was delicious with a great variety. Our waiter Bryan was funny, efficient and very good at his job. As we walked out, we all agreed that OpenTable had done a great job of presenting this restaurant (and we did a great job of picking it!) They gave us a round table off to the side and let us have it for 4 hours!!!
Try the Salmon, it does not disappoint
Food and service was great. Nice menu with reasonable prices.
My wife and I enjoyed the food and service at Ovation. The staff couldn't have been nicer. It was our first visit there and we will return.
Our server was very patient, can't say the same for my date. I took him to my favorite place and he boffed lol told me everything i needed to know about him!! Thanks ovations, I'll definitely be back😊
Great pork chops & steaks cooked right! Baked sweet potato was delicious but my son’s baked potato was dry
Excellent food and service. One of our favorite places to eat.
We've gone to all three Ovation locations and this one is the most lacking . . . I had ribs and they were too done on the ends and not done enough in the middle. The ribs wouldn't break apart if that makes sense. Another one in our party had steak and while it was prepared correctly, it was doused with spicy seasoning which masked the flavor of the steak overall. My wife had the shrimp pasta and it was fine.
Excellent food nicely served by courteous waiting staff. The grit with shrimp and the wedge salad are excellent. So
Is the key lime pie.
Food was excellent. We really like their pretzels with beer cheese, loaded fries, mahi-mahi and tilapia. Not a fan of their French onion soup, too watery. Really like everything else we have tried.
Food and service was outstanding, also enjoyed the setting, very relaxing
3 girlfriends and I met at Ovations Bistro for our weekly outing and will certainly go again. 1 had the pork chops and had enough for an extra meal to take home. Another had the steak salad and said was fantastic, the third had the special tilapia and enjoyed the added scallop, shrimp and sauce. I ordered the lamb chops with mint jelly and the lamb was cooked to perfection. We all enjoyed wedge salads as well. I highly recommend for any occasion.
Ribs - impressive and delicious. Fettuccine Alfredo with wood grilled shrimp - the shrimp had a nice bite and seasoned perfectly. The best I ever had. Reasonable prices. Recommend!
Our table was ready when we got there. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Every one enjoyed the delicious dinner!
The food and the service were absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend!
Nice little local place. I would not go out of the way to eat there but we did enjoy it.
The food and service at this restaurant were excellent!!! We had the pretzel and beer cheese appetizer. We also had Mahi Mahi and Tilapia. Highly recommend all of these dishes!!!
Only had appetizers but they were amazing! Service and atmosphere perfect for a working lunch
Don’t know how to make a chocolate martini. I had to send it back. The food had no flavor the brisket was dry in three pieces of asparagus was a joke will not recommend or be back
I frequent this lace a lot . Food is always amazing . Sever was awesome
We first came to know about Ovation through the Winter Haven location that is closest to our home and we LOVE everything about it, so whenever we are in the So. Lakeland area, that location is our go to place for a great meal and service. This trip, we had friends from another town meet us and they too were very impressed. Everything was excellent and our OpenTable reservation for dinner seating for 7 was set-up already upon our arrival. We have tried probably just about everything the menu offers and have always been completely satisfied and service is impeccable.
Server was great, attentive and helpful. The food just wasn’t up to par as compared to previous visits.
Good variety of food choices - mahi for fish lovers; shrimp, chicken a burger for our youngest member! Food was prepared as requested and very good. Very good service and accommodating when our 7 th guest did not show due course o car trouble.
We went to ovation with family that had come into town for the weekend. We had a great time the food was awesome the service was awesome we couldn’t have asked for a better dinner.
Mother in law’s Birthday
Second time we have been there and both times the service was great, drinks were great and food was delicious. Steak was cooked perfect, ribs were delicious, apps even better. Nothing bad to say about this place. Will be coming back more and recommending to friends.
Service was excellent
Very good food and nice service and good environment
Food was very good and customer service A1
An outstanding and enjoyable dining experience. Great food and excellent service. Highly recommend
I ordered the Brisket and grilled chicken with the lobster mac and cheese. I was advised prior to ordering that the brisket was smoked daily tender and juicy. That's not what I got it was impossible to chew, I wasn't even able finish it. The lobster mac was dry and and had no flavor. The prices are very reasonable but I just didn't enjoy the food that I ordered.
Manager & Wait Staff were very busy, but still managed to stay on top of things. We enjoyed our visit.
Food was good. Server was excellent and attentive.
Downside was had 12:30 reservation for 4 and still waited an hour!!! If walk-in was seated at 12 knowing that there were reservations at 12:15 and 12:30 those tables should have been saved. They opened at noon and seated people without reservations!!! Therefore we WITH reservations had to wait! Not good service. Disappointing to have to wait that long. Yes it’s Mother’s Day but don’t think they played by rules of reservations
The food and service was excellent. Our reservation was for 11:30. We arrived at 11:15. The doors didn't open until 12:00. We had to stand outside in the sun for 45 mins. along with several others, until it opened.
Porkchops were dry. Baked potatoes were cold. Salmon was obviously frozen, because still cold in middle. 92 yr old mother asked server to fully wear her mask, and she said she couldn’t because it did not fit. Server had a 12 top, our 6 top, and three two tops. No mgt staff came over to help her with the tables. That was disappointing. Probably would not go back
We were a party of 12 and were uncomfortably seated in a table for 10. Service was disappointing as they rushed us out and never offered us the option of coffee or a dessert AND IT WAS A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!! Good was OK....average
The menu has a lot of options and was hard to choose just one thing. I ended up having the chicken and steak and it was perfect. My friend had the same and her chicken was a little on the dry side, but her steak was cooked perfectly. The seats are close together so you can hear others’ conversations around but that’s normal in an open concept environment. We very much enjoyed our meal and the service was very good too. I definitely recommend the red sangria as well 😊
Good restaurant. Really enjoyed.
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Ovation Bistro & Bar - Lakeland PRIORITY SEATING is rated 4.7 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.
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