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Ovations at Wolf Trap

Ovations, an open-air restaurant overlooking the Green Meadows at Wolf Trap, offers a brand new pre-event buffet dining experience with a FRESH NEW FLAVOR of foods that will satisfy the "foodie" in you and comfort the buffet lover. Reservations are requested and recommended.
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272 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
(272 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 272 reviews
5 stars
(71)
4 stars
(89)
3 stars
(62)
2 stars
(35)
1 star
(15)
Food 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
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  • great for outdoor dining(155)
  • scenic view(139)
  • special occasion(61)
  • good for groups(57)
  • fit for foodies(29)
  • kid-friendly(21)
Ovations at Wolf Trap Reviews List
Review 1 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2011
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Review 2 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/01/2015
 2006
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2006
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Review 3 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 9/10/2015
 2009
Dined on 9/10/2015
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 9/10/2015
 2009
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Review 4 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2006
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Review 5 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 6 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/11/2015
 2005
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

do it yourself

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2007
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food is ok. Remember this is just for before a Wolf Trap show so don't expect a 3, 4 ,or 5 star restaurant. The food selection is limited but good for what it is. The only thing lacking is attentive service."
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2007
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 8 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

jackson b. concert

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Dined on 9/11/2015
 2006
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Ovations was great. Makes for a nice experience. BBQ Lamb was amazing!
But the wine was grossly over-priced.
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Dined on 9/11/2015
 2006
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 9 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2005
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Review 10 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Beautiful setting, dreadful service

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is buffet dining, so my expectations for service were not high. Still, we went through the entire meal with only 3 glasses of water for our table of 4, and never received the peach sangria we ordered, despite several requests to the various servers (ours never reappeared.) The dessert server was downright strange in his interactions with us; his "scoop" of ice cream was barely a scrape, and he didn't refill the hot fudge, despite being completely empty, even when I requested it. I really have to think twice about eating here again. It's expensive, and while the setting is lovely, the experience is a bit of a downer and not the way to prepare for a nice show."
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2006
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 11 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

What a Surprise

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My husband and I usually avoid buffets, but we were pleasantly surprised at the quantity and quality of the items of this buffet. The macaroni and cheese and fried chicken were real standouts, as was the carved roast beef."
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Review 12 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/11/2015
 2014
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 13 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2011
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Review 14 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/10/2015
 2009
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/10/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/10/2015
 2015
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Review 16 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

What happened?

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I have eaten at Ovations for years. Once upon a time you could select from a menu. Now it is all buffet. The food comes from good restaurants. But staff doesn't refresh the food frequently enough. So you might not ever get an item. Plus the staff is slow and got the bill wrong. It's convenient for attending a show at Wolf Trap. That's the only positive right now."
Dined on 9/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 17 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/06/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 18 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Gone Downhill

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've eaten here a few times over the past few years, but this year the food selection is poor and not appealing. Entres and deserts are not well stocked. Simply put, it's not even close to worth the price. The only attraction is the setting so if you haven't been to Ovations before perhaps you'll like the convenience and setting, but I'm not going back. We'll do picnics from now on."
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2008
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 19 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I suggest that you stuck up the foods and desserts more often. This is the second time that we are dining here , the first time when we went for the second round of food there were not many options left and ,most plates were empty. Same thing happened this time with dessert, by the time we were ready for dessert all was left were ice cream. It seemed that they were in a rush to clean up and leave while still lot of people were sitting there. Both times our reservation was at 6:45."
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 20 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 9/01/2015
 2014
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 21 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/02/2015
 2010
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 22 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Another GREAT night at Ovations

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Definitely the restaurant knows what we want and are doing a great job in 2015. Love the sweet, energetic and gracious hostesses, service the past two times there has been awesome and food wonderful with plenty of it. Thank you, Ovations. See you next year!"
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Decent food for a buffet

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Ovations is a buffet attached to Wolf Trap. While the food is not fantastic, it is decent for an all-you-eat buffet. The salads are OK. Cake cake sliders were a nice touch. The peel and eat shrimp were large and excellent. Meat selection was varied and there seemed to be something for everyone. For those who don't want to schlep a picnic into Wolf Trap, it is a good choice for a pre-show dinner."
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 24 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Taste & Beautiful View

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Dined on 9/01/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Buffet style dining with great food, friendly service and a beautiful view. An awesome dessert bar."
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 25 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Come for Convenience, Stay for the Sparkle

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I chose Ovations for my friend's 50th birthday--primarily to avoid fighting Friday night traffic to a restaurant and from a restaurant to Wolf Trap for the Disney concert. Mission accomplished, and then some! The view is lovely, the ambiance relaxing, the service friendly and attentive. The food offerings were varied, fresh, and delicious. I tried the beef and the fried chicken, both of which were enjoyable. My friend, a seafood lover, had the salmon salad and crabcake, declaring them good. Notable was the very fresh fruit which included strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, watermelon, honeydew melon, and cantaloupe. They were presented in several attractive combinations, all of which tasted as good as they looked. Cookies, brownies, cake, ice cream, and toppings provided an ample--and, again, tasty--selection of desserts.
My only thoughts in selecting Ovations had been convenience and a relaxed evening, but the service, delicious food, and beautiful setting left us both with the determination to make this an annual event. Thank you to everyone who made our Ovations experience sparkle!"
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Ovations

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great option if going to a show at wolftrap. But service was slow getting drinks, water and the bill."
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2007
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 27 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great time at Wolf Trap and Ovations!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food and company were great! The only thing I can recommend is some more green salads. There were none. There was a asian dressing with beef in a jar with some greens but no green salad. More veggies would have been good but their steamed veggies were good."
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Friendly staff"
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2012
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Review 29 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2006
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 30 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Another great night at Ovations this summer!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"And this time the service was AWESOME! It was another crowded night but this time the servers did a great job of keeping up with the tables. The chef was also keeping a close eye that the food was available, which can be an issue with packed house. Going back tonight and hoping for more of the same. You folks have really come up with the a winning menu and staff for 2015."
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 31 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Nice pre-show dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"There was a very nice selection of well prepared dishes."
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 33 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2011
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 34 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Better Than Expected

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We read several reviews of the buffet and a number of people complained. We found the buffet was mostly top quality. The fried chicken was some of the best I've tasted, the lamb shank was especially tasty, the sides were all good. The shrimp were good sized and well prepared. The things I had problems with were the crab cake sliders were mostly filler and did not have much crab flavor, and the two items with salmon had extremely small portions of salmon. But overall we enjoyed it and will come back when we visit Wolf Trap again."
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/28/2015
 2011
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 36 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

continued decline

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"after eating here before filene center concerts for 10+ years, sadly the decline is noticeable. service, location, and view continue to be excellent. plus early parking and easy last minute walk to concert seats are draws. but the summer season 2015 buffet hit a new low. mostly just average items with some exceptions. and they ran out of popular dessert items 30 minutes or more before showtime ... something that should never happen for a fixed price meal. we don't mind paying $32 apiece plus drinks for dinner, but we really should get more selection and/or better quality at that level. the government competitive bidding process is probably driving food service vendor bids higher and higher each year and the "winning" vendor has to both raise prices and slash selection and quality to make a reasonable profit. if forced to choose, we would prefer healthy quality over more selection ... a real challenge for diverse audiences. we like ovations for many reasons, but may eat elsewhere from now on. a real shame."
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2009
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 37 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Still great

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"We have been going to Ovations for several years and it is always a great plus to the Wolf Trap venue. Everything about this open air restaurant satisfies us. The food for a buffet is exceptional and this time they had crab cake sliders that were excellent. Service is always great with young, attentive, personable and efficient servers and hostesses. The buffet line is laid out effectively so that there are no lines to obtain the food you want and the selections should suit all tastes. The open air ambiance is also incredible. Ovations is what really makes an enjoyable evening at Wolftrap and we highly recommend that you try it next time you go to Wolf Trap."
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One of the best buffets I've ever experienced

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"This was the first time I ever went to Ovations. I'm not big of buffets, but Ovations was a pleasant surprise. The food was fantastic, the service solid, and the atmosphere was wonderful. it was the perfect dining experience before the show. I recommend this to everyone, and we will definitely dine here when we attend future shows."
Dined on 8/22/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 39 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2009
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 8/26/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 40 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We were pleasantly surprised how good the food and service were after reading the online reviews prior to going. There was plenty of food and cocktails were also excellent. Thank you for such a pleasant evening with dinner and show."
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 42 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2011
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 43 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2009
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 44 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2008
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 45 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"I will say that the food is better than it had been during previous seasons, but I can't see dining there unless it's to miss incoming traffic for shows that are well sold."
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2005
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 46 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2007
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Review 47 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

2015 is the year to be at Ovations!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"After 25+ years of attending Wolftrap and Ovations, this year is the best ever. You folks have really gotten the menu/buffet spot on this year!!! Have been there over ten times this season, with just three more times to go, and we have loved it every night. Many of our guests have attended with us in prior years and they too notice the change."
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 48 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Frequent Flyer

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2005
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"This was our third visit this season. We like to eat at Ovations before the Wolf Trap shows. The menu had changed a bit since the last time and crab cakes were on the menu. This season's transition to small plates h been a winner for us. There seemed to be some glitches in the service this time but it's a buffet and the plates were cleared promptly. It was such a beautiful evening we could overlook having to sit and enjoy it while waiting for the check to come. We'll be back again for the Jackson Browne show. Hope the crab cakes are still there then"
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2005
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 49 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2005
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Ovations at Wolf Trap
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Buffet was not adequately stocked. Lots of empty dishes, sauces, entrees and desserts. What food was available was edible but nothing to recommend. Neil took the initiative to wait on our table since our waiter was no where to be found. Thank you Neil. He did a good job."
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2012
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