Covey Kitchen + Cocktails

4.6
57 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Covey Kitchen and Cocktails offers hand crafted cocktails and an elegant culinary experience with southern favorites and globally influenced cuisine.

Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm.
Endless Minosas $18

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 57 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anastasia was absolutely lovely and the food was delicious
Valet was very nice and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant in Gainesville. Located inside of the Eleo hotel which just opened in late 2020. Great place for a drinks and great appetizers. I recommend their bloody Mary’s, avocado toast and roasted cauliflower! I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

It took 30 minutes to get a drink at the bar and we waited 45 minutes for our table even with a reservation.

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vipMFmom
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for brunch! The crispy cauliflower is to die for! The avocado toast was delish as well. Super friendly staff. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and great food.

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vipToni
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! An amazing find as we traveled through Gainesville! ❤️

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MorganW
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food menu was not very extensive, but the craft cocktails were delicious.

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PhreddyC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Flavors spot on, consistent with menu copy. Limited choice but provides options for casual bite or leisurely dining. Ordered a few things to share, all came at once. I should have asked for them to course it out. Cocktail program in good hands. Nice variety. Mezcal Negroni over large ice sphere perfect. Server was attentive but was only one there so a little slow to receive drinks and dessert. Room could use some accent touches. Overall a really nice add to the local dining scene. I’d go back for drinks, apps, a quick bite or another sit down dinner.

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Alana
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Despite being one of only two tables in the restaurant, the waitress Jennifer kept forgetting details and had to come back more than once to confirm info. Still brought wrong drink. Perhaps she should write down her orders. Burger was supposed to be medium rare but was more like well done. Hostess was superb and very friendly.

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emsage12
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot wait to go back! Wish we visited sooner, the food and service was excellent. I did not expect hotel food to be so fantastic and the views were gorgeous. This is a must do date spot!

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Gator
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and healthy and quick! Loved it! Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view while dining. Staff was very friendly. Salmon was great.

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Greatscott
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I was very disappointed. I will admit that the starkness of the restaurant is not my style, but it seemed to lack any type of atmosphere, a very cold feeling. Once seated, our server took forever to arrive at the table. Forgoing cocktails, we ordered iced tea, which took forever. Looking at the menu while waiting for our drinks to arrive, I was surprised at how limited it was. My wife had the flank steak, I had the short ribs and our guest had a hamburger. My wife's steak was medium-well rather than medium-rare, our friend's hamburger was raw and my short ribs were just right. However, my sides left something to be desired. The carrots were acceptable but rather bland and the couis couis was not couis couis at all, just boiled barley with zero flavor. It took us forever to get our food, forever for the server to return for the desert order, and forever for that to reach the table as well. And again the same with the check. As of yet, they do not have their act together but that could be overlooked, but not the quality and selection of the food at that price point will likely prevent me from a repeat visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The restaurant is nicely appointed with indoor and outdoor dining with a modern, clean look. However, the primary reason for the low review was the service. Cocktails took over 30 minutes even though the bar area was not full. The service staff didn’t seem to have a grasp of customer orders and ultimately had no solution or clarification for the delay. The food was okay, but the menu is somewhat limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant. Food very good. Lovely experience. Short rib entree and Caesar salad delicious

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RobertoF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food. The cocktails and wine were also good. Well recommended.

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CarlyM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Deviled Eggs and cauliflower are a must!

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vipPatriciaS
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was very cold and windy. And the menu was limited to a few things. Otherwise it was what we needed as an outdoorsy place to eat snd drink. I don’t think many know about this lake side place.. The appetizers were good with a bottle of red wine. Dinner was okay only to get cold quickly. Nice but pricey.

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ToniL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had dinner with out of town guests. We asked to be
seated outdoors...the service was outstanding...I
will return.

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TheresaB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit and it will not be the last! The menu was small but full of surprises and delicious in everything we tried ( deviled eggs, Caesar salad, steak frites and fried chicken.) The staff also helped us celebrate an anniversary with a complimentary toast and served our specialty wedding cake that we brought along. Highly recommend and will be back for more food and drinks!

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NWCY
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service. Small dining room is right off of the Hotel Eleo lobby with some outside seating overlooking fountain area. The cauliflower appetizer was excellent as were the fried chicken and steak frites entrees. Will definitely be back.

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow and lacking. Food was so so.

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vbecv
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Made reservations and was seated late, the menu online did not reflect what they had in restaurant that day, they ran out of certain menu items, dinner took 40 minutes to come out and was then told kitchen was closed and they couldn't serve dessert. Was seated next to kitchen/waiter station and heard yelling from kitchen the entire night. Only positive thing I have to say was food was great. I understood they were busy (especially this weekend) but felt it was a constant miss after miss.

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matthewb
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Went the day before Valentines. When we arrived there was no hostess. She showed up after 5 minutes or so. We asked to sit outside but were told that the several empty tables were reserved. If they were nobody used them during the hour plus we were there. Food was mediocre. I asked for medium on the steak frites and got well done. Cocktails were good and service was average.

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vipLauraT
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We decided to try out this restaurant for Valentine’s Day and we were not disappointed! The food was absolutely fantastic...I had the salmon and my husband had the short ribs (and we tried a little of each other’s). For dessert, he had the banana pudding in a mason jar and I had the citrus bowl...kind of like a key lime pie, but with a tart orange taste. I don’t know how they make the crumble they put on both of the desserts, but that makes it! It could be a dessert on it’s own! The inside of the restaurant is modern and quaint with a nice view of the lake. At night the fountains in the middle of the lake are lit up and it makes for a really nice background. The free valet parking was also a plus...just please tip those gentleman — they were working up a sweat between guests checking into the hotel and patrons coming to the restaurant. We’re actually thinking about having a staycation for a weekend just to get away without really going anywhere. Will definitely be back!

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TomS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The staff was great - we were a group of 7 celebrating my daughter's birthday. We had a big table set off in an area by ourselves and were able to bring in our cake. Everyone enjoyed their food - omelets, avocado toast, cobb salad, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious appetizers and entree.

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! All staff members were very accommodating and the food was delicious.

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vipFLFanatic
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! In Gainesville for some medical tests at UF and saw this place on OpenTable. It definitely lived up to all the good reviews! Beautiful dining room overlooking the lake and fountains. We originally had a reservation for outside dining, but due to some unusually cold temperatures, we ate indoors where the social distancing was not a problem and all the staff wore masks, so we felt safe. My husband had the fried chicken and said it was amazing...flavorful and rich but not at all greasy. I had the salmon nicoise which was served over a beautiful salad and it was perfect! For dessert, we had the orange pie in a bowl...sort of like key lime, but with orange and it was great...tangy and not too sweet. The best part of our experience was our server Autumn...she was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and just such a positive person during these difficult COVID times. This is THE place to go in Gainesville!

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vipRaymondH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service
excellent food and wine
overall A plus

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!! We will be back.

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HeatherD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous little hidden gem. We were there to celebrate my daughter's engagement. You'll have to valet, but it's complimentary. They were all so excited for the newly engaged couple. They catered to our every need. Great cocktails, food, and service. If you want a great restaurant with unique views, fabulous atmosphere, and delicious food, head here first and skip the downtown madness.

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DebD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little gem of a place. Sit outside and enjoy the waterfall. The cocktails are some of the best in town and their red sauce (Italian gravy) is spectacular. Ohhh and the citrus (blood orange) key lime, mmmmmm

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We has a delicious supper with cauliflower and deviled eggs for appetizer and delicious mains! Service was delightful and the place was spotless.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

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MikeO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic menu with creative appetizers and entrees. Great cocktails. Chic modern architecture. Warm host (owner) and great staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were wonderful. Fresh, beautiful food

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vipChristineA
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We went there for Thanksgiving. While the food was excellent there was no hint on the website that there would be a special pre fix menu. I wish we had known before so we had a choice if we wanted to spend the money. We both chose the steak and it was delicious. my wine Marc West was also a very good option on the menu. No complaints regarding service and outside seating.

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Princessarita
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice addition to Gainesville. Has a feel of bigger city. Beautiful setting for dining al fresco. Service was impeccable. I liked that the whole staff acknowledges your presence; our server was most hospitable.

For appetizers, Deviled Eggs looked amazing, Avocado Toast and Crispy Cauliflower were very good. Short Rib entrée was amazing. Bahn Mi sandwich was to die for! Cocktails: Jalapeño Muddle and Elderflower Margarita were big hits.

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 4.6 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.