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The Fermented Pig at Ovations, Vienna, VA

The Fermented Pig at Ovations

4.1
4.1
81 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Ovations at Wolf Trap! What a perfect setting to enjoy the fabulous locally sourced cuisine from Chef Joshua Plante and his team at The Fermented Pig. Firmly rooted in the Farm to Table movement, The Fermented Pig at Ovations serves a buffet of barbecue standards, delicious and plentiful side dishes and favorites like herb roasted salmon and chicken paillard. We also feature a rotating selection of tasty vegan entrées including our famous grilled portobellos. Delicious and unique locally sourced salads and vegetables round out the broad selection. Finish your evening overlooking the meadow with delicious baked sweets and sorbets and a steamy espresso or cappuccino.
Why not start with a delicious charcuterie board with our house made cured products and a cocktail to make it a magical night of music under the stars?
Our sturdy and approachable wine list (bottle and glasses) as well as our fresh made classic cocktails and our local beer selections has something for everyone.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 424-0357

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Plante

  • Private party facilities

    The Fermented Pig at Ovations Pavillion is the perfect place for your pre concert corporate or private event. Please contact us for details and deals

  • Neighborhood

    Tysons

  • Cross street

    Trap Road and the toll road

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Wolf Trap with Fairfax Connector busto nearby metro stops (Tysons and reston)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 81 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Ceepy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very generous and tasty buffet, and wait staff were attentive and efficient.
  2. f

    foodie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ovations is a great way to start your evening at Wolf Trap. The restaurant is in a lovely spot overlooking the lawns at Wolf Trap. The service is excellent and the buffet is very good and has something for everybody. The salads were very fresh and we enjoyed the pulled pork, chicken, and so much more!! We will be back!
  3. SG

    StephenG

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Pre-concert dinner. Food was buffet-style, and was only lukewarm. Meats were dry and bland. Service was lackadaisical.
  4. AA

    AndyA

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The venue has changed greatly since we were last there and is beautiful. The staff is friendly and hardworking. The food was good - not fantastic - but with the variety offered and number of people they're feeding it was very good. We always book dinner here before a show. Totally worth the convenience.
  5. JD

    JimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Can’t beat this place for an excellent and relaxing meal prior to an event. Friendly staff and excellent food.
  6. DS

    DonnaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Firmented Pig at Ovations was Perfect everything just before the concert!
  7. P

    Pedro45

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and an excellent buffet with a number of tasty options. Great place to eat before a performance if you don't want to picnic. We arrived early for our reservation but were seated without a problem and not rushed at all.
  8. G

    Galtee94

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and venue at Wolf Trap was great. A little pricey but it was a very nice night out.
  9. JY

    JenniferY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    The food was tasty but overall was NOT a good value for the money.
  10. K

    Kiki

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience Great good and service Variety of options to suit sll
  11. CK

    CindyK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely venue to have sit down dinner buffet at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening before the Steely Dan concert.
  12. HC

    HelenC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    In my opinion the best part of this restaurant is that it exists right on a major event venue location. The food was good and the staff was attentive for the most part. It seems they cater mostly to people wanting wine or mixed drinks. There was no plain tea. The lemonade we asked for was in a very short glass maybe 6 ounces for $7. I the buffet meal was $39 and I feel it should’ve been around $30. I will visit again.
  13. d

    diane

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. Very good food Wait staff great
  14. RB

    RBatGF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! A very nice selection of meats, seafood, and salads/sides. The renovated pavilion adds to a great atmosphere.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Concert!! Easy and delicious.
  16. CC

    CarynC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect place to have dinner. The view was spectacular. Food was great. We will definitely come again when attending a show at Eolf Trap.
  17. FT

    FromTheBachs

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent way to chill out before a concert. Good food. We had the buffett. Great selection and tasty cocktails.
  18. NB

    NancyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Decent array of BBQ foods, but every kind of meat that I tried (chicken, salmon, pulled pork, brisket) was dry. Our server was delightful, so we tipped well even though we were disappointed with the food (especially at $39 per person). Odd that iced tea is not offered, and no salt/pepper on tables. Sides were okay, nothing notable. Dessert choices were unexciting. Maybe some fresh fruit would have been nice as a healthier alternative. Sadly, we will skip on our future trips to Wolf Trap concerts.
  19. DC

    DebC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Waiter never brought our rolls, plates or grapes. Even though he is young, the service was below par, especially for what we were charged for just an appetizer..
  20. y

    yummyfoodiej

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My family had a lovely pre-show, 89th birthday dinner for my Mom. We got to celebrate & toast her beautiful years on this planet, and she enjoyed every moment of it with a birthday candle on a cookie/ brownie cake that our server, Vivian was kind enough to make happen to start the evening out perfectly...THANK YOU SO MUCH 💗🌞🙏🏾 -The Brown, Johnson, Greenfield Family
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience.
  22. RH

    ReneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The buffet selections were excellent. Although the name "The Fermented Pig at Ovations" might hint at primarily meat-based foods, there were plenty of vegetarian and even a couple vegan options.
  23. E

    Eileen

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the outdoor pavilion atmosphere and the food was excellent, with a great assortment of dinner and desserts offerings at the buffet. Our server, Grace, was exceptional. She was professional and very friendly and attentive to our needs. She continued follow-up to our table to ensure we had everything we needed to make our visit even more delightful. Also, it was nice and we appreciate that the Manager/Owner made it a point to stop by the table to introduce himself and ask how we were doing. We plan on going back again soon. We highly recommend The Fermented Pig at Ovations for a great meal and relaxing atmosphere.
  24. T

    Teresa

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was our first time eating at Ovations. We loved it! Great food, service, & atmosphere! Highly recommend the brisket & raspberry sorbet.
  25. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fermented Pig at Ovations was the perfect place to dine before our show at Wolftrap. The farm-to-table food was excellent and served buffet style with a wide variety to choose from to please a variety of palates. The pulled pork barbecue and chicken dishes were my favorites, and the wine and cocktail offerings were great and added to the experience. Our table had a beautiful view of the meadow and our server, Haley, was very attentive and hospitable. Overall, a truly enjoyable experience and we will definitely be returning.
  26. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    We had dinner at The Fermented Pig at Ovations before the 8 pm show at Wolftrap. The food was horrific. It was a buffet, and it looked like we had totally missed dinner when we arrived at 7 pm. Much of the buffet was empty. The chicken was overcooked and dry, there was no salad dressing for a pretty mundane salad, the coleslaw was OK. Best were the vegetables, including portobellos, zucchini and eggplant. I asked for a restocking of the salmon, and the buffet person went into the kitchen and asked them to cook it. It took a long time, and our terrific server actually got us the salmon and brought to our table right after it was cooked. The salmon was totally without flavor, and the quality was pretty bad. We skipped the dessert and had a bottle of mass produced McMurray Ranch California pinot noir. The wine was the best thing we had. It is really too bad. It would be so nice to be able to have a good dinner at Wolftrap before a show. The pricing is very reasonable, but in my view, I would rather pay more for good food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Service was very friendly but slow. Probably short staffed as so many businesses are these days. Good was average. Some items did not hold up as well on the buffet as others. For example, the chicken pailard was dry and tough. Also, consider not sharing one chicken and fish each in half pans in one chafer. Those with fish allergies aren’t able to eat the chicken when you put both in one chafer.
  28. RL

    RonL

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We went to a show at Wolftrap and the Fermented Pig is your only dining option. The buffet was OK but not great. Expensive for the offerings and amount of selection. They kept running out of items on the buffet (including plates) and were slow to replace. They ran out of sorbet half way through the service. Diet Coke was $4 and a refill was an additional $4.
  29. DS

    DonnaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and delicious. Enjoyed the selection. Service was good and they were friendly and helpful in accommodating my special physical needs. View was gorgeous. I'll be back.
  30. JC

    JudyC

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The main reason we decided to eat at the restaurant was because the weather prediction was rain. We usually come early and picnic on the lovely Wolf Trap grounds. From past experience dining at Ovations and some recent reviews, I didn’t expect much. While the setting is great, the food was a solid mediocre. The pulled pork was the highlight. We had 6pm reservations and all of the serving pieces were filled with food. When we got around to dessert, the sorbet had run out, which was a disappointment. I doubt whether we’ll return any time soon.
  31. SK

    SusanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The buffet offered a variety of foods for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. I really like that almost all the food offerings were locally produced. I never did get the salt & pepper I asked for but found out none of my the food selections needed any. Tables were fairly spaciously arranged. The service staff seemed to flow about smoothly and willing to chat a bit if you had questions about anything Wolf Trap related.
  32. C

    Carmen

    Washington DC

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Given the setting (Wolf Trap), a buffet is a good choice. But the serving dishes were not kept filled, there were very few vegetable dishes, the salmon was over cooked and too salty. There was no bar—just premixed cocktails and wine and beer. There was no salt and pepper on the table.
  33. l

    luv2eat

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Convenient place to grab a reasonably priced meal before a show.
  34. TR

    TimothyR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A wonderful accompaniment to an enjoyable early evening at one of the best outdoor concert venues anywhere. Superb service.
  35. T

    Tenabetsy

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely way to start a evening at Wolftrap. Food was well prepared and a good variety.
  36. d

    dpatrick

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Ovations provides a great way to gather before a Wolf Trap concert. Tasty food and easy. Highly recommend.
  37. SE

    SueE

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting high quality food
  38. D

    Drew

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good overall other than salmon which was overcooked..Waiter was slow on refills. Some chafing dishes were empty and slow to be refilled. Good food selection. Brisket was the star.
  39. DG

    DeborahG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    This place is convenient for Wolftrap shows, and in the shade, which is nice in hot DC summers. But that’s all I can say to recommend it - food was uninspiring and extremely expensive.
  40. KJ

    KJStJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the first time I've eaten here and it's great. Will do this the next time I'm at Wolf Trap for a concert.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Fermented Pig at Ovations is rated 4.1 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for The Fermented Pig at Ovations

1551 Trap Rd Vienna, VA 22182-1643

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Trap Road and the toll road

  • Neighborhood

    Tysons

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Wolf Trap with Fairfax Connector busto nearby metro stops (Tysons and reston)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Plante

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 424-0357

  • Private party facilities

    The Fermented Pig at Ovations Pavillion is the perfect place for your pre concert corporate or private event. Please contact us for details and deals

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