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Covey Kitchen + Cocktails

4.0
4
232 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Easter Brunch

    $40.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Join us for an unforgettable Easter Brunch at Covey Kitchen + Cocktails. Indulge in a delectable array of favorites like French toast, Eggs Benedict, and made-to-order omelets. Feast on our signature Brown Sugar cured ham. Explore fresh salads and curated charcuterie. All this and more for just $40 per guest. Make your reservation today and elevate your holiday celebration with culinary excellence.

What 232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Innovative

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Hot spot

232 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. AKkk

    Key West

    72 reviews

    vip
    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Just skip this place, Brunch was subpar at best. Gooey bun was stone cold, had to ask for things 3 or 4 times - like a spoon to stir coffee. Waitress even got sassy, manager said they were busy and tired. There were FOUR tables. My quiche was dry, cold and obviously warmed up from being made hours prior. Had to be one of the worst brunch experiences in my life. Certainly not worth the money or hype. The only thing that was as expected were over easy eggs - you can get that at I Hop or Cracker Barrel. I would suggest going to the brunch at another popular Gainsville location. Or just go to Cracker Barrel if you don’t want the Mimosas. The Mimosas weren’t that good either - how do you mess that up?

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor service, sub par food for the price, would not recommend.

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  10. DavidR

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food , but wish server would have been a bit more attentive to the table. That said, I hold their work in high esteem, especially on such a busy day like today. Our experience was a positive one overall.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. Mori

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was delicious an amazing Thanksgiving buffet with may options desserts could of been smaller pieces overall great experience

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the absolute best Thanksgiving buffet— an amazing array of traditional and progressive offerings. Thank you for cooking for us!

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  13. DetDet

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pro- The food was fantastic! We went to the Thanksgiving buffet I may never make Thanksgiving dinner again. The staff was very pleasant. The manager checked on us twice and clearly was very involved in the while operation. Ceiling to floor windows over looking a tree lined pond l, you almost forget you ate looking at the back on UF Health Hospitals. Con- The dining area could use some sound proofing. It was hard for us to hear our tablemates and our waitress. Valet parking is required.

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  14. DinoS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Changed the menu radically.. not a good move Big sjare plate for table does not make any sense

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  15. ChristopherR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Covey Kitchen seems to be torn between being a hotel bar and a higher end restaurant. Not sure how they are doing at the hotel bar concept but they are average at best on fine dining. We shared a number of plates (roasted garlic appetizer, duck confit, mushroom and potato sides, and cheesecake for desert). The roasted garlic plate was huge but bland as they barely added any balsamic glaze. The duck was dry and overcooked. The mushrooms had no flavor other than the oil they were doused in. On a good note, the roasted fingerling potatoes were nice and the cheesecake was pretty good. It was missing any raspberry component which was part of the description though. Overall, our experience was not the best. Probably won't return unless they get the quality of items up to par.

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  16. PaulS

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chowder was very good but the fish sandwich I had was the worst, well unless it was rubber mahi. Service was good but really no reason to go back or recommend.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food & service! Will definitely be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. AliceR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We checked the website early in the day and saw the “current menu” which had many of our favorite dishes. Delightful waiter, but the new menu was very disappointing. The “light fare” Mahi sauce tasted like it was burnt. I received my meal at the same time as another diner received his soup. Waiter retrieved my entree, and returned the same plate when the other 2 entrees arrived. The new menu is awful; we would be surprised if that Caribbean style menu survives. We will not return. I even waved off my dog sitter whom I had recommended the restaurant to, so she cancelled her reservation as she was planning to bring her parents when they come to town. Improve/replace the menu and update your website to show the current menu!

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  19. Carpersn

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service and incredible food, but I will say atmosphere a bit clinical and generic for such an otherwise bright spot in the Gainesville food scene. Will def go back, just wish they would decorate!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. SandraH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Florida yellowtail was amazing in both presentation and flavor. Loved loved the sweet chili sauce kick, delicious!

    1 person found this helpful

  21. JulesG

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We have dined here over 12 times. It is getting more unwelcoming each visit. The glass is dirty- Windex the door please! Clean the cobwebs off the wall please. Service has never been great. Cheeseburger was good but overcooked. I will say I ordered the fries well done and they were very good. Doubt we will be back

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was okay. Staff had a call in and it was obvious they don’t know what to do being short of help. They did not work well together and we were ignored half the night. My main ribeye course looked like an hors d’oeurve. Very disappointed in selecting this restaurant. I’ve had better for less.

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  23. JeannineS

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok. The menu selection has some nice options, so possibly I needed to try something else. Live jazz evening was a nice experience. Would go back just for that alone. Dessert menu needs to be a bit more creative with options and descriptions. Looked like a grocery store selection.

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  24. AaronS

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal. Was expertly served at the bar by a very gracious young woman. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Gainesville who wants a top notch meal!

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Emily was so nice and very attentive! The food was well cooked and came out quickly!

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  26. RickC

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    They changed their menu last week. Now it is both confusing and way more expensive. Confusing because the menu has three sections, Small Plates, Shareables, and For the Table. They all sound like different ways to say he same thing, and the server could not tell me the difference. I specifically asked is they were different sizes (I thought "for the table" might mean larger portions designed for the more than one person) but she said "no." And having ordered the duck from this section, I agree. It was not a lot of food. Moving past the confusing menu, everything is is now mid-twenties to sixties with a few more expensive items thrown in. Given the small plate/sharable menu items, you end up having to order one and a half or two items per person. Sides are separate and $10 each. The potatoes I ordered were mediocre. The ambiance is nice and the food is pretty good. But for the new prices, the food and the service were disappointing. Again, it is decent, nice atmosphere, drinks were good, etc. But the new pricing raises the bar on expectations, and by that measure, I left fairly disappointed.

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  27. BarbaraB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and outstanding service in a lovely space in a chic hotel. Given that it’s back to school week, there was a lot of activity around the bar and the noise level was high. But we ate outdoors around the lovely lake and we could fully enjoy the good and exceptional service. Our server, from South Africa, deserves a special shout-out.

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  28. Carissa

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was amazing. However, I think they were a bit understaffed. Service was very, very slow. We had dinner (2.5 hours) and went back for breakfast the next day but after sitting around for 10-15 minutes without anyone coming to ask us about drinks, we decided to walk out because we didn't want to spend 2.5 hours at the restaurant again. The food was very good. However, I ordered a mezcalita for dinner and the next time we went to the bar, I ordered two and was charged $27 each drink when I had less than paid half ($12 each) that the time before. The bartender said it was because it was Casamigos mezcal instead of the type prior. But he never told me about the huge price hike beforehand.

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  29. CynthiaT

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was not very good with small amounts for the price.

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  30. masterkos

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My overall score for Covey Kitchen + Cocktails is actually 3.5. It is not quite a 4. Food is okay. Service is not deserving of anything past a 3. I really enjoyed the Covey Old Fashioned. Other than that, this is a typical hotel restaurant. It's extremely convenient but "meh" in the food department. The place that good easily make it stand apart from the next restaurant would have been the service. The service was disappointing. Whenever the main waiter/waitress fails to come and check on us and one of us needs a drink refill or is missing something in the order, their rating immediately drops to a 3 or equivalent. From my experience, that type of failure bespeaks the rest of the service.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Uf college orientation

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  32. SusanH

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The jazz and our server were great. Food was meh, but a nice evening for the music and company.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Hostess overwhelmed. Staff overwhelmed. Bars not delivering drinks. Tables not turned— dirty dishes sat everywhere. 45 mins late to seat. Check arrived before we were asked if we were finished. It was not a great experience…. That said i blame this all on scheduling. This was graduation weekend and everyone and their mother literally was there. But very poor planning.

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  34. SnootyFoodie

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Miso Mahi - the fish was not well seasoned and still a bit fleshy, so just passable. The Risotto and bok choy were delicious! and my drink (the Thompson Sling) was amazing! Waiter was very attentive. Overall a good dining experience.

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  35. SanibelD

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was excellent , we loved everything about it. It was so convenient , especially after a 5 1/2 hour drive . Food was delicious , Crispy cauliflower appetizer was AMAZING! For Entrees , I had the Ricotta Cavatelli and my husband had the Scottish Salmon, both outstanding! Staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating. Wine was delicious and a Baileys on the rocks was the perfect ending . We loved this restaurant and have plans to return !

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality was excellent and service was very good. I will certainly come back next time for a special occasion.

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  37. Matt

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and food! Mahi Miso was excellent. Server was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. Would highly recommend.

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  38. ReneM

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was excellent. We had dinner the first night we arrived and to our surprise the food, presentation and quality was excellent. We had salmon, steak and a burger all were delicious. The drinks from the bar were creative and tasty. We had breakfast both mornings we were there and were extremely impressed again with presentation, quality and taste of food. The scrambled eggs specifically were so light and fluffy with great flavor. The waffle was also a bit hit. The staff was extremely professional and well prepared. It was above our expectations and truly a pleasant surprise.

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  39. mmrealtor

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent for first time at this restaurant. Food and service were excellent. Ombiance was not what we expected but was nice and the seating was very comfortable.

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  40. NicoleC

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cripsy cauliflower was fantastic! A nice location for a quick get-together with busy friends.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4 stars by 232 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 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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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