Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING
Steak & Ribs
1 lb of our fried or smoked wings with your choice of mild, medium, or hot sauce
BBQ sauce, cheese, bacon, onions and cilantro with choice of chicken, beef or pork
We sat outside and were lucky to have some shade. Our salads were excellent!
We were in Lakeland for 4 nights and 5 days. We ate here all 4 nights and had great food each night. The selection was great so it allowed us to have different plates each night. The staff was extremely personable and the music rocked. We will be back! #StAugustineFamily
The food was very good and delicious. However, my wife's fish entree was too salty so they replaced and brought another one. Because it didn't come with what she understood it to be served with and I had finished my meal, she opted to take it home. It was our 50th wedding anniversary and the manager felt so bad, he comped the meal. Very kind waiters and manager. We will definitely go back!
excellent food and service in spite of working around the Covid situation...servers were all masked and cleaning was ongoing
While the service was great! The food sucked. Salmon completely over done. Pork chops hard like rocks. Steak not cooked properly as ordered, then bring back burnt. Gluten free burger was to have pulled pork instead had hard to chew brisket. This was to be a wonderful celebration for my brothers 21st birthday instead we had to stop for McDonald’s on the way home. I will not be coming back to this location.
Servers wore masks, but social distancing was not probably observed where customers were seated.
Appetizer and salad came out quick but had to wait a while for the food to come out.
Food was very good. Enjoyed the atmosphere. The manager was awesome. Very pleasant and attentive.
Service and good was great! Group of 8, no complaints from anyone.
Dinner after Legoland. We ate at Ovation last summer and had to return. Luckily, Matthew was our waiter again. His customer interaction skills are fantastic. Try their house red ale, pretzels w/beer cheese and smoked wings. We will be back!
Tilapia was excellent, service was great. Would recommend!
Food was very good. Restaurant was a little chilly. We usually go to Ovation in Davenport. Food here was comparable, and I think it was a little less crowded.
Will come back!! Service person great for a group of 11!
Birthday dinner was delicious!
To clear up some prior reviews and postings this is NOT a steak house. They have three stakes on the menu along with BBQ, wings etc. this is a bistro bar as the name says. A few tables and some booths with an outdoor seating area beside the parking lot. This is a T-shirt kind of place and not a fine dining restaurant. As far as steaks this is about number 10 on the list of places to get a steak in Winter Haven. If you’re in the area of Legoland and looking for decent food at a slightly higher then it should be price, then you’ll be ok.
Love Ovation but they told me that they don't honor your priority seating unless it is a big group.
Everything we ordered was great. The service was even better. We will definitely be back when were in the area!
Great Food with quite a varied menu. Service staff was very attentive and friendly.
Quieter than the one on Hwy 27 N which suited us. Not a lot of seating for a larger group (We had a party of 8 and were seated at a combination booth and table so it was difficult for people to get in and out of). Otherwise, it was quite an enjoyable experience.
We will return. Sea bass was amazing!
Excellent! Probably the best restaurant in Winter Haven. Delicious and the service was outstanding. A must try if you are visiting Legoland.
Our server Sara was awesome. Food was great, as it always is. Ovation is our favorite local place to dine.
Great service and tasty food. The owner actually took the time to come by the table to chat and wish my wife a happy birthday. The venue is not large so noise levels are what you would expect. This is a must stop for those visiting LEGOLAND.
as usual this place continues to exceed our expectations.
Ovation is our favorite restaurant in Winter Haven. The food is always delicious. Patrick was our server. He was undoubtedly the best server we have had in a long, long time. He was hospitable, efficient and extremely helpful in everything.
My family and I were visiting Winter Haven and decided to try Ovation Bistro & Bar after reading the reviews for the restaurant. It was highly recommended.
Overall, the service was probably the best part about our experience. Our waitress was very accommodating and friendly and so was the manager. The food was okay. My husband and I both order the filet - medium rare. Mine came out medium well and my husbands was medium. The flavor was good but the cook was obviously not right. We both were very hungry so we just ate it and didn't send it back to the kitchen. However, I'm sure they would have been more than happy to remake the steaks for us. Our kids had the macaroni and cheese and the grilled cheese sandwich and were happy with their choices.
We would probably try it out one more time and try something different on the menu.
We had to find a nice place to eat in the Winter Haven area and landed on Ovation due to the menu having a variety of items that appeal to everyone. The main reason to come back is the service. Our server, Patrick was outstanding! When they did not have the item to make our drink, he asked our permission for an alternative drink and was very kind about comping the drink. The BBQ nachos on homemade chips was plentiful and tasty. The BBQ flatbread was ok but fell flat next to the nachos.I had the Osso Bucco and it was outstanding. It was fall off the bone and the gravy was light enough to not overpower the meat. The baked Mac both cooked excellent but one had a bit of fat and grizzle. The sides were satisfactory. The desserts were all good. We will be back.
Food and service was excellent. They were more than happy to accommodate our large group of 11.
Great bar atmosphere with very tasty food. The service was great and the food came out in a timely manner and hot. The Happy hour specials 2 beers for one was "special." I had the brisket, it was tasty and tender. My wife had the grilled chicken on a salad and she enjoyed it.
Our server had tables to scattered away from each other. The service was less than par. Food was deli and served hot.
Second time here. Won’t be going back. Too bad. Wings are the best. Would have been nice if they remembered to bring them out considering that was all I ordered!
THE FOOD WAS VERY POOR. WAIT TIME FOR FOOD WAS VERY LONG. VERY LOUD IN THE DINNER. VALUE OF THE MEAL WAS TO MUCH MONEY
Got right in. Great food. Nice staff. Quick service.
The restaurant is a decent size and was busy when we arrived at 7.00. We waited to get a booth which more space. Service was excellent and the food was first class, steaks all round at very reasonable prices. They have a decent range of lagers and beers. They have bar seating as well with TV screens. Definitely worth a visit.
Went to Ovation for dinner. Overall it was good but not as spectacular as some reviews made it sound. Had a Caesar salad, filet with lobster cream sauce and salted Carmel cheese cake. Caesar has too much dressing, filet undercooked (I asked MR and came out rate), cheesecake tasted store bought with not much flavor.
Service was great until the end when it took time to get our server back to get our check.
Glad to have tried it but don’t know if I will
Every time I book with open table for Ovations
Great food, great service. Ovation Bistro & Bar never disappoints. We dine at Ovation several times a month. We have never had bad service nor bad food. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant.
Delicious, as always! Generous portions always enough to have for lunch the next day.
Everything was very good. Waiter came to our table right away. We even changed our mind about the side dish after the order was placed. No problem! Thursday is Prime Rib night so we had to try it. It was excellent
When we arrived our booth was ready, our server was there immediately and was very knowledgeable about the menu.
Service was outstanding and the food was great. Definitely will return at a later date.
Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and Uber Eats. Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (863) 656-1972.
Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING is rated 4.4 stars by 311 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.