Ovation Bistro & Bar - Lakeland PRIORITY SEATING
Great service, good food, our waiter was great, always on top of what we needed, good place for a night out.
Nice place to eat, really good food, friendly staff.
Set a Friday reservation for 745 and arrive to be told that it would be a half hour wait.
Delicious food. Good service.
Manager served beer and appetizer samplers to guests waiting on tables. He also stopped by to check on us personally even tho the place was packed and he was busy. Food was outstanding and I'd definitely recommend Ovation Bistro to all my friends.
Great food, great atmosphere. The only criticism is that despite a reservation we had to wait 25 minutes anyway. But that's because the food was awesome!!
First time there, things seemed to be a little chaotic between cleaning tables and seating customers. Once seated. Service was great and food was excellent.
We’ll be back.
Valentine's Day 4 course special was excellent. Multiple options for all courses.
Ovation is our go to place to entertain friends and family. Another great experience.
We will definitely return. Our reservation was at 7:45 but they took us early. Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. My husband and daughter enjoyed the ribs. It is standard American fare, but they do it very well.
The write up made this sound like a fine place for dinner. It was not. It was a basic fried and/overcooked food.
This was our first time dining at Ovation Bistro and we will be going back. Food quality & variety was excellent. Our server Wendy was fun and very efficient !!
Nice restaurant, looks like they specialize in BBQ, which we didn’t get. We had the shrimp appetizer which was good. I had the mahi-mahi with coconut sauce, in which I was slightly disappointed with. The mahi-mahi was slightly over cooked, was on the tough side. The baked potato does come loaded in salt (something a lot of restaurants are doing now), which I scraped off.
Next time I go I’ll try there BBQ.
The waitress Gracie was excellent, she helped make the visit pleasant.
Food was delicious, and menu had many options. Great place with a group.
1st time visiting, and now won’t be the last. Excellent food, with excellent attentive service.
Had a party of six. Three people got their food the other three waited an additional 10-15 minutes before the food came out. Once we got the food it was very good.
Great Food, and excellent service from Robbie
Food was very good. Waitress a little stuffy but not rude. Will come back when not so rushed. Had movie tickets.
We were seated right away. Our waitress was delightful. She gave great recommendations. The food was delish. They had run out of gf buns, so the cook ran to the store and bought more. Nice, thoughtful touch. No negative remarks at all
We were greeted at the door with a warm friendly smile by the hostess, we had a reservation and were seated right away, Our waiter came over as soon as we sat down, we explained it was our first visit he suggested some dishes, we ordered the Chicken Acclaim (me) and it was better then anticipated I highly suggest this, Wife ordered the Pork Chops. She loved them very tender with great flavor, the Cesar salad was very good as well,
I gave them a 5 for overall service food quality and the team work we seen.
Great job Ovation we will be back.
Highly recommend Ovation Bistro & Bar. There were six adults in our group, all ordered different apps and entrees and everything was outstanding and our server Tony was also outstanding. Looking forward to going back.
Just getting together with siblings. Good and atmosphere were great! Noise level a little too loud for easy conversation.
The food was great. I had the bbq flatbread and the regular burger. It was delicious. Also had a few great drinks.
Booked this restaurant do to its ranking on Trip Advisor. I do not know what meal that the previous reviews had eaten but our meal did not live up to their reviews. The staff was very attentive and friendly including the manager
Most disgusting food ever!!! This is an example of a corporate greed, a sham with an attractive marketing presence yet know love or respect of food. Cold gray rack of ribs and dry over cooked room temp brisket the 2 signature dishes. The fraud is an attack on our society...
lol, come on Anonymous, you are too funny!
recommend maybe only for lunch . Menu was very limited. All the pasta dishes were basically the same with pasty alfredo.... nothing fresh. Beef filet was a safe bet.
Usually one of our favorites as it is quiet, service good and food always great.
This night was completely different. Restaurant wasn’t busy AT ALL, server Mary was less-than friendly and not very attentive. Two loud young men sitting behind us knew some of the employees causing distraction.
One of our orders was incorrect and one not edible. Manager made it right but it was not our normal Ovation experience.
We will reconsider before revisiting.
Great brisket - great fish entrees
Love eating at this place.
Took two friends tonite to Ovation. It was prime rib night. No issues with salads but when entrees came, the baked potato that was ordered was dry. No butter. Just potato. Guess the server never noticed. Asked for butter and it came after the potato was almost eaten. No sense of urgency on the part of the server. My prime rib was medium rare 16 ounce. At least 6 ounces of it was fat. Little seasoning on the meat that needed salt desperately. I was very disappointed. This is my 2nd visit to Ovation within a week. Something is different. Food use to be very good. Now it is mediocre. Not sure if I will be going back for a while.
Golden chicken and brisket are amazing. Great service, too.
Ambiance and decor needs updating and curb appeal a little worn out. Service was good but due to a slow Wednesday rainy evening. Would dine again for a burger during lunch time but not for date night. Expected a little more the price/value.
If you go for HAPPY HOUR, you can only do happy hour pricing for appetizers if you are sitting on THE BAR RAIL, but they will honor drinks in dining room, makes no sense but Okay. We still ordered appetizers just thought it was odd. We enjoyed our dinner and atmosphere.
We always enjoy dinner at Ovation. Tonite for me was very disappointing. The fried pickle Spears were delicious. Really enjoyed them. I ordered a Cobb salad with grilled chicken. The apple cider vinaigrette was very good. However, the salad was very disappointing. Chicken was dry and overcooked. Salad had no eggs or bacon as described on the menu. Don’t think I would order again.
The food was fabulous the service was top notch and the owner came around to talk and ask if we were satisfied with our dinner. Loved it. We will definitely return soon 🥰🥰
Outstanding dining experience in every respect. Our server Gracie is a delightful person attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, and took great care of my companion and me. The food was excellent...I had the Tilapia Imperiale that was deliciously prepared, and my lady had the awesome Grand Caesar. For apetizers, we had the margarita flatbread and shrimp..night were excellent. Nice, cozy atmosphere, and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Will definitely return. Check it out...you won’t be disappointed.
Service was great. Food came out in a timely manner in between appetizers and main meal. Food was hot and delicious. We will be back.
Great food and drinks! Thanks to Stephanie for taking great care of us.
Always great service and food here! Food yummy and can't wait for the doggy menu to come out.
Have had great food and great service with each visit!
Perfect! Some of my party arrived early and were seated with no issue. Our waitress was fantastic,and the food was excellent!! Thank you for a great birthday dinner.