In the heart of South Bound Brook, Ovations serves a unique culinary fusion featuring sumptuous Asian and Italian cuisines in its relaxing and friendly eatery. For starters, enjoy the jumbo coconut shrimp with sesame garlic sauce and the homemade mac and cheese gnocchi, which display Ovations inventive aesthetic. Some of the house specialties include the pan seared scallops and shrimp with white wine sauce served over risotto, the braised boneless short ribs baked with port wine and plum tomatoes and the chicken sorrentina with eggplant, mozzarella and prosciutto.
Be sure to visit Ovations during its happy hour “manager’s hour” Monday through Friday, where delightful drink and food discounts abound.
White and dark chocolate mousse on a sponge base, coated with chocolate and topped with white chocolate shavings
spicy marinara sauce
white wine / fresh parsley / garlic / olive oil
Great dining experience. Would recommend to anyone!
Everything was excellent except for the long wait for our food.
Have been eating at ovations for years and have never had a bad meal. They have a great menu and the bar always makes great drinks. We are always greeted like family. highly recommend.
Our meals were very good. A little pricey but we will definitely come back. Ambiance is ok, as the furniture seemed a bit worn to me. I was surprised the seated us next to a full table even though the place was practically empty. They then let us switch to a another table.
Very poor management response to my Open Table dining reward certificate. They refused to honor reward without even looking at the processing instructions that came with it. Manager’s attitude was very rude, but worse part was he wore NO MASK when he came to table. When I commented on the lack of mask he said he was vaccinated.. “want to see my card.”... ridiculous comment to a paying customer. Management either has no clue about NJ restaurant employee COVID rules, or they refuse to follow them. Overall horrible dining experience. You would think a restaurant would do everything possible during these times to treat customers fairly, and create a safe environment. Not here, at least for me tonight. Will not return.
Just celebrated my birthday at Ovations and the food was delicious. All my guest raved about the place and food. I will definitely be back.
Food was excellent, server difficult to understand, very clean
The food is excellent!! Great place to go if you're around the Rutgers area.
Wonderful service and food! Drinks were phenomenal as well!
The food was so good. We went for Valentine’s Day, the service was great. The vibe was there. The drinks were amazing. I ordered the fried calamari, coconut shrimp, penne vodka and it was all amazing.
very personal staff, enjoyable time! Food was delicious !!
This restaurant is absolutely amazing. It is good for romantic dinner or a birthday party. The food is excellent, never did we get disappointed.
Thank you Ovations for being able to accommodate a large party for my birthday! Food was delicious, service was impeccable. Very nice ambience, and such a lovely evening. Thank you to all the staff for allowing me to have such a memorable night, can’t wait to visit again!
Upon entering the restaurant, was very surprised that the hostess/owner was not wearing a face mask during this pandemic when it is required in all dining establishments in NJ. She continued to walk throughout the restaurant the entire evening without a mask speaking to customers, which we did not appreciate. However, we decided to stay. Our face masked server was fantastic - very attentive and friendly. Our variety of pasta meals were all delicious, and our cocktails were also very enjoyable. The restaurant was busy for a Saturday night however we did not feel rushed. The spacing of the tables seemed reasonable. Overall, we enjoyed the evening but again did not appreciate the lack of respect shown by the hostess by not adhering to the state requirement of wearing a mask at an indoor dining establishment. May have to wait for outdoor dining to resume for a repeat visit.
Atmosphere was great wait staff was fantastic and the food was very good I wouldn’t hesitate to go back again
We have been coming to Ovations for about 10 years now and have never been disappointed. The have a fantastic specialty drink menu. The staff is family and they make you feel so welcome and the food is perfect, every single time no matter what we get.
GREAT food, service and atmosphere! One of my go to places!
Great dining experience from the second you walk in the door. Perfect place to take your special someone or to kick back with family and friends
Totally in covid occupancy violation at 80% plus full indoor
Hostess and bar tender/waiter not wearing masks in violation of state guidelines
As they kept seating people - we finally walked out when they became abusive to us
Been there numerous times in the past but never again
Everything was phenomenal. Drinks were artfully prepared. Appetizer was clams, and I wish we had ordered 2. Each of us had specials, a fettuccini with beef tips in a brandy cream sauce, a grouper entree, and the NY strip with mashed potatoes that were so out of this world! Dessert, chocolate mousse cake and cheesecake were solid. Service was amazing. Made us feel like family. Can’t wait to go back!
What a nice surprise! First time eating here, but won’t be our last. Food and service were excellent, and the outdoor dining area was set up nicely. A bit pricey overall, but a first class experience. Will return.
The food was excellent. Cocktails were delicious. Ate outside on patio. Very nice. But... although servers had masks on, the manager (??) did not. Walking throughout the restaurant both inside and out making conversation with guests without a mask. Made us all uncomfortable. Tables were not far enough apart either. And we were looking forward to coffee and dessert but after they took our entree dishes away someone (not our server) brought us the check. Did not ask if we would like dessert or anything so we left and went someplace else outside for after dinner drinks, coffee and dessert. Our own house.
Never disappointed in the quality of food and service
Limited seating, not there fault of course. Absolutely FANTASTIC food.
Great place. Been coming here for 11 years and we love it every time
Birthday. Fantastic meal
Always a great experience. Good food, wonderful staff.
You don’t plate Asian stir fry veggies with crab& lobster ravioli. Just saying.
Great dinners- we were all happy with our meal from start to finish-will be back definitely!
Outstanding clam appetizer!! Next time would order twice,
Noise level was annoying even when the room was not half full at 1pm.
Same menu for both lunch and dinner, but will try again .
It was wonderful as always! My friends and I love ovations and the staff. They always treat us like VIPs and the food is always amazing! Their cocktails and wine selection are pretty amazing too.
I’ve been to Ovations quite a number of times for casual business dinners, and we always have a great time. The menu is extensive so there’s something for everyone, and the service is always good. It can get a little loud at times if the dining room is full, but it’s not a big deal because everyone’s enjoying themselves. The sushi is quite good, as are the pasta dishes and others. We give Ovations 2 thumbs up!
Very nice waiter and hostess ... felt welcomed and enjoyed our time there
We had great Valentine’s Day lunch date. The food was delicious and ambiance was so chill and relaxing. The music was soft jazz and lounge focused. We had an amazing time in the cozy semi round booth.
I took my friend to Ovations for her birthday and we loved it!!! Our server Chris was outstanding & we just had to leave him something extra with the management to acknowledge his service! The food was to die for ! We each had some of the best Italian food ever!!! The desserts chocolate mousse and cream brûlée were phenomenal. We will be back to try the vast sushi menu next time! I recommend the cozy and classy Ovation Restaurant for any occasion!
I was thoroughly impressed with Ovations. The service was fantastic, the owner & manager gave me a personal greeting which was really nice. Last but not least the food was outstanding. We all had steak, sushi, and salads. Everything was just so delicious. From start to finish we had an excellent experience.
Food is fantastic and priced well.
Great service. But noisey
Good menu selection and great food!
Great food and service. Noise level was a bit high though.
As always, perfect meal! I had the gnocchi which is superb all the time! Friends had the flounder which was yummy( I tasted) and chicken parm on my recommendation (best chicken parm anywhere!). Hubby had scallops and shrimp over linguine.. he aid the scallops melted on his mouth. Love Ovations! You can never go wrong!
Ovations offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 667-7810.
Ovations is rated 4.5 stars by 181 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.