Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING

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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is a good local place to go eat ,great service and awesome food

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KatherineR
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food, drinks and service was amazing. Slightly overpriced. Paid for a premium side and was served inedible asparagus.

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William
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, service and food were excellent, we will be back

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AaronW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Goodnight was great. We sat outside to give ourselves some space from other patrons. Service was great, food was excellent. The only thing holding the scores back is that our waitress kept pulling hermano mask down when speaking to us and taking our orders. It feels weird to write this feedback but given the current climate, these are the things we notice now.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and great service!

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MelissaA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location has various seating: outdoor, bar, booth, tables, and large room. We enjoyed our spot in the back, social distance observed. Great wedge salad! Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal here. Service is always great. Smoked wings are legendary. The prices are reasonable. All around great restaurant.

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vipStevenW
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and a safe environment. A bit loud but still a pleasant outing.

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foodie318
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time visiting and definitely won’t be our last.

First I will start with our server Christena R. She was a great waitress. Very knowledgeable of the menu and the items that may not have been available right now. Also she was attentive, nice and was probably the best waitress I ever had in a restaurant.

The GM even came over and talked for a few min and was such a nice guy.

The restaurant was clean and the tables were definitely social distance well. I didn’t have to worry about the person behind me being to close.

The food was delicious. We ordered the Fillet dinner. It came out cooked perfectly. Also we had the Sirloin and rib combo. The ribs had great flavor and were not dry. The sirloin with parmesan crust was juicy and cooked perfect.

We ended the night with two desserts that I believe were family recipes and made fresh everyday. The pineapple upside down cake. It came out warm and fresh it was perfect, and the Key Lime pie was great also.

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RONA
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the service and food were great. We used Open Table for our reservation and it was easy to expand it when another couple joined us. Enjoyed our wine on wine Weds.

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KarenH
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great! Outstanding server. Good ambience I recommend the filet mignon!

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MelanieH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great. Our server was attentive and so funny. Great night out.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall we very much enjoyed our experience at Ovations! Our server Joseph was excellent and the food was delicious! Our only constructive criticism would be the ambience, too much black gives the restaurant a heavy feeling, some lightness in decor would be nice. We were a party of 4, 2 of whom are locals, we all agreed we would highly recommend your restaurant and the locals said they would be back!

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KarenV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like the menu- food is always great- so glad the restaurant is open and doing all the safe things so we can feel comfortable going out to eat.

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vipChristinM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and superb service. Highly recommend.

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KathyB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good place to go and eat, drink, have nice conversation at your table. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Definitely recommend this place.

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RobertT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. This was about our 8th time there and every meal was good.

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TimD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food! Love the brisket!

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Barcolyn
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant , a great atmosphere and fantastic staff

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this eatery!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Ovation since they opened. Joel & Fernando run a top notch restaurant.

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MarkSue
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away and our friendly server brought water and warm bread for the table. Our food: tangy salmon fillet and sirloin steak wedge salad was excellent. Two for one wine/beer was well received; overall a great dining experience!

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Maniac
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, Thursday nights prime rib special may be the reason it was so busy and a bit loud. We were in the side or back room however but that is a bit echoey. Enjoyed it and recommend it - wonderfully friendly staff

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Barbo
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

What a difference a day makes! We went on Tuesday and it was excellent!! Everything from our waiter to our food. Cannot say that about Thursday night. Our waitress was not ready to be on her own. A lot of mistakes in order and extremely slow. The menu said it was prime rib special night, so we all ordered it. The price we were charged was higher then menu stated. We didn’t even say anything because it took us so long to get our check we didn’t want to wAit any longer. I could go on and on about the service so disappointing, not to mention the food wasn’t worth the price we were charged.

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CarolineR
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So nice to just walk in this place is very popular so super busy nice to just get seated. Would recommend it as food is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and excellent food. Walked in and were seated immediately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Woodfire chicken and salmon were excellent.

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Barbo
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome dining experience! Our waiter Lucas made it even better!! He was fun, personal and efficient. Food was delicious, all dinners we had were excellent. Dessert was the best! We will be returning

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Binki
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Seated promptly...it was early..4:30. Waited for a long time for a server to wait on us. Apologized because she didn't know she was our server. Wanted 2 for 1 drinks..didn't have Yuengling for that. Ordered food and service improved after that. Offered us a dessert on the house. We declined. We are loyalty members, too.

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vipEatoutmuch
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our waiter was not attentive. God came out incorrect and manager fixed it. When it came time to pay bill, server did it through a handheld credit card machine and waited for us to fill out the tip. This was uncomfortable as we don’t usually have the server watching us tip them. When he saw we didn’t leave a tip (because it wasn’t going to be a cash tip), he just walked away. We summoned him to come back because we needed a credit card receipt. So he said well it’s the restaurant receipt because the amount didn’t change because you didn’t leave a tip. So since we had poor service and he had attitude because he didn’t think he was getting a tip, he just ticked us off and we left a minimal tip. We were never asked for dessert either. Just left us with a bad taste due to our service.

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TrevorB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and lovely food. Well cooked to our liking.

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DinaG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed sitting in the enclosed patio. They had the heaters on for the chilly night. Had the brisket and ribs. Very good. Will definitely go back next time I'm in town

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Holidsy320
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We had been to Ovation Bistro before.
Very disappointed this time. We all ordered their famous ribs. Portion was smaller from the last time we were here. The biggest disappointment was that the ends of the ribs were overdone on the grill making them inedible. The flavour was great but
the experience was not.

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StacyD
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was wonderful but we had a very bad waiter. He basically took our order and then never checked on us again.

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vipplustick
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good

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Bogeygal
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Loved it except for the noise level

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JaJlmfl
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside as it was a bit noisy inside. The meal was mixed. We really enjoyed the sides and dessert, our caesar salad, mashed potatoes and the amazing banana toffee cake. Unfortunately, we were a little underwhelmed by the meat, which is supposed to be the main draw. I chose the brisket and there were parts that were really tender and quite good but a lot of it was overcooked and I found myself picking through it. My husband said his ribs were over done as well. The bbq sauce was average as well. It was good enough to go back another time though and try something else on the menu.

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mikel
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and brilliant service. Very busy and had great reviews

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MichaelS
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value great food and excellent service
This is a hidden gem in the area
Good luck to the team

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TammyB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

They messed up our reservation and sat a walk in group in our big table, so we had to wait about 30 minutes. It was so loud we couldn't hear each other talk. The food was good. Probably won't go back.

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Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and Uber Eats.

Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING is rated 4.6 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.

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