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Covey Kitchen photo: Frazier Springfield - Covey Kitchen + Cocktails, Gainesville, FL

Covey Kitchen + Cocktails

3.9
3.9
235 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Covey Kitchen and Cocktails offers a stellar menu crafted by Chef Andy Niedenthal with a focus on American cuisine with global influences. In 2022, the restaurant earned a coveted spot on Yelp's Top 100 Restaurants in the USA. Their hand-crafted cocktails earn rave reviews and the bar features an impressive wine list and local beers. The elegant culinary experience starts with complimentary valet parking. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Brunch is available Sunday from 11am-2pm.
Live Jazz Sundays and Wednesdays

Valet parking is FREE for all guests

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (352) 565-3536 ext. 3712
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Niedenthal
  • Private party facilities
    Indoor and outdoor space is available for private events.
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Cross street
    We are located in Hotel ELEO and valet is complimentary
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet with Covey Kitchen + Cocktails receipt.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 235 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Hot spot

235 Reviews
  1. TomP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This review is specific to Covey's Easter Sunday buffet brunch, and not indicative of the restaurant in general. To explain, I have had dinner at Covey a couple times in the past and it was quite good, on all points, from quality of the food, to service, ambience, etc., and I would recommend the restaurant for casual dining on any "normal" day. But their Easter Sunday buffet brunch was pretty close to awful. First, the stack of plates for the buffet were disgusting. Although I'm sure they were sterile, because they were still so hot from the dishwasher I could barely hold them without burning my hand, they were not clean; every plate I looked at had remnants of food caked on it, baked onto the surface from the heat of the dishwasher. Even plates that looked reasonably clean were not, as running my fingers across the surface I could feel the food residue - just gross! I brought this to the attention of management, and they were very apologetic and removed all the plates to be rewashed, but it set the tone for the entire dining experience. The food was between mediocre to just okay, at best. Also, there was not enough variety of food choices, and of the choices they had, several of them ran out and were not refilled for a very long time, effectively reducing the choices if you actually wanted to eat in a timely fashion, and frustrating if one of the missing dishes was something you actually wanted to try. Service was just okay, but could have been more attentive in clearing plates and particularly in bringing fresh silverware, which never happened. All in all, I think Covey is a decent restaurant, but they failed badly at trying to pull off this special event for Easter, and at $40.00 per person, the value was just not there.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    About 15 minutes after being seated, nobody had come to say hello or take our drink orders. I had to go ask the manager what was going on. When he brought the server over, she seemed a bit peeved. I asked about getting Feta in an omelet and she said flatly “we don’t have that.” I mentioned how feta was an ingredient in a different menu item and her response was “I’ll have to go look.” So I ordered the corned beef hash, which turned out not to be a hash, but just a pile of overly-salty corned beef. Oh, and the coffee was terrible.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. AliA

    London

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was average at best. Except the French onion soup. Service was good. Ambiance is average too. Very overpriced for the experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. jmoVFX

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on Valentine’s Day, and I’d like to preface this by saying that I believe they were over booked and understaffed. But while the service was very friendly, it was also incredibly slow. It probably took about a half an hour from when we sat down to get our first appetizer. The drinks were fairly bland, and the food, while seemingly high quality, was nothing to write home about from a flavor perspective. The ambiance, at least, was elegant and well done, but there wasn’t much to recommend past this.

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  5. DavidC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Big disappointment. The place has the ambience of a small middle school cafeteria. Super plain and noisy. The space is quite small and crammed with tables and chairs. No chance for a cozy and intimate Valentines Dinner. We ordered the Valentines Day dinner hoping the chef would put his best possible product on our table. The food was okay but not great. The price was exceptionally high relative to the not very exceptional cuisine. Service was absurdly slow and inattentive. All and all, a costly mistake.

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  6. Eatm

    Miami

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tomato bisque, panini & burger were great. The wine selection was nice and service was outstanding!

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  7. AKkk

    Key West

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. A great place for brunch in Gainesville

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  8. ScottL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We paid a special price, but New Year's Eve is special, and the food is special here. The dishes are beautiful, artistic, and tasty. We made an occasion of a special cocktail and the small plates. An added attraction was the fireworks display at Depot Park!

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  9. JayC

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Covey Kitchen was overpriced and noisy. I wouldn't recommend it.

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  10. StephanieC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and cocktails were very good! Soup could have been warmer but we didn’t say anything to our server. Bit pricey for what we had but enjoyed overall

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FAQs

Covey Kitchen + Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 565-3536 ext. 3712.

Covey Kitchen + Cocktails is rated 3.9 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Covey Kitchen + Cocktails

1514 SW 14th St, Gainesville, FL 32608

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are located in Hotel ELEO and valet is complimentary
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet with Covey Kitchen + Cocktails receipt.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Niedenthal
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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