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Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING, Winter Haven, FL

Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING

3.8
3.8
483 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
#1 smokehouse in Central Florida: At Ovation Bistro & Bar, we are unashamedly passionate about the food and drinks we create. As a family owned and operated business, we are always ready to serve! Our mouthwatering ribs and in-house smoked meats have earned us serious street cred among locals and visitors alike, and for good reason. Sit back and relax with a refreshing drink in our warm and casual atmosphere. Our wait staff is not only friendly, but inviting as well. Voted the #1 restaurant in Davenport, and the Best Smokehouse in Central Florida, we guarantee Ovation Bistro & Bar will never disappoint you! We look forward to serving you and thank you in advance for giving us the chance.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Barbecue, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (863) 656-1972
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    All our catering options are available at ovationbistro.com, you can pick it up and go or we can set it up, serve and clean it all up, what ever you would prefer. Please visit us at ovationbistro.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Reserve a private event at the Ovation Bistro by emailing us at info@ovaitonbistro.com, tell us the day of your event and we'll do the rest!

What 483 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

483 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was excellent. The food was good. They forgot to celebrate our Birthday girl.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We don't often get to Ovation Bistro & Bar so today's visit was a nice treat! We love the food and the fact they will donate a meal when you order one of the meals designated on the menu! The menu has plenty of variety beginning with the appetizers! You will be sure to find something you love. The service was wonderful and the portions will have you leaving with leftovers.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server very helpful. Food was amazing and the wine was good !!!

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  4. LoveCG

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time here visiting the area. It was 2:15 and quiet so promptly seated. Erin was our waitress who was very friendly and attentive. I ordered brisket and ribs. The brisket was delicious and so was the Ovation barbecue sauce. Garden salad was fresh and a good choice. Ribs were kind of dry and just okay. Hubby had ribeye and said it was very good. Had mango margarita that was freshing. Inside is dark but booths are very spacious and restroom very clean. Must try if you’re in the area.

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  5. PeterV

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Izzie was terrific. Special recommendation was great and good value.

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  6. Ernie

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    When we first checked in with Patrick at the front desk he informed us that he would be our waiter for our group. What an exceptional young man! He was very kind and considerate and very helpful in describing the dinner selections. Once ordered the food came out fast,hot and was very delicious. The cheese cake that I had for dessert was one of the best ever.

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  7. ThomasH

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly service in a casual but nicely decorated restaurant. The food was well prepared and tasty. I had a New York strip which was cooked nicely with a good sear. I prefer it more seasoned but thats just me. I was impressed with the wedge salad which was done perfectly with fresh cold iceberg with all the toppings. The chefs specials looked interesting but at a higher price. I will return when back in the area.

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  8. RIckW

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I had a Ribeye. It was tough and dry. I was looking for a new place and this will not make the list for a return visit. Our waitress struggled with the hand held ordering system. She kept asking me to wait while ordering. I had to ask another waitress for my drink which was sitting on the end of the bar. We also had to ask for bread which was not delivered until after we finished our salads.

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  9. AngelB

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First of all, this is not really a bistro. Secondly, service was not great. Aside from being immediately seated, there was a lot of waiting - for server to welcome us, take our drink orders, bring the drinks and app, entrees, etc. BBQ flat bread was really good. Lamb chops were a little overcooked. Ribs in chicken and ribs combo were great but chicken was dry.

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  10. AlyssaD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We picked this restaurant based on the rave reviews and I didn’t find the experience to be great at all. Unfriendly service and low end pub food in a dark, dingy atmosphere. Ribs, their specialty, were dry and tough. Fine for a quick bite but we didn’t find it worthy of all the great reviews at all. Disappointing.

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FAQs

Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (863) 656-1972.

Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING is rated 3.8 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Request priority seating

2 people

21:00


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING

7130 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Additional information

  • Area
    Winter Haven
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Barbecue, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options
  • Phone number
    (863) 656-1972
  • Catering
    All our catering options are available at ovationbistro.com, you can pick it up and go or we can set it up, serve and clean it all up, what ever you would prefer. Please visit us at ovationbistro.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Reserve a private event at the Ovation Bistro by emailing us at info@ovaitonbistro.com, tell us the day of your event and we'll do the rest!
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