Overture Restaurant-Art Ovation Hotel
Overture Restaurant and Gallery Lounge feature a contemporary menu of artistically inspired American Classics – utilizing the freshest and finest ingredients with dramatic and theatrical flair.
The energetic centerpoint of the Art Ovation Hotel Lobby, the Gallery Lounge, offers creatively crafted cocktails and carefully curated American wines. Enjoy your libations while taking in the gallery exhibitions, scoping out the action in the Hotel’s working artist’s studio and enjoying a view of Sarasota’s arts district.
Most people have an aversion to hotel restaurants so they have to be really good to succeed. This spot is just off the lobby and I would have hoped for a more secluded type location. I ordered one of their featured cocktails, something called a right hand I believe and it was absolutely terrible. It should come off the menu. Salads were delicious as was the main course. Menu choices are limited. The worst of the experience was giving back my appetizer fork to use with my entree. I noticed the wait staff removing dishes at tables where people were still eating. Please wait until all at the table are finished before clearing the table.
I think with a better trained staff where they know to bring a clean fork for the entree etc, people can enjoy the experience. The bottom line however is that this will never be a destination point. Food was good but there is absolutely no reason to ever go back
Slow slow servicing. We were there an hour and on our first drink and barely ordered
We had seen both good and bad reviews on Overture. We had tickets to the theater and the hotel is extremely convenient, so we tried it.
The restaurant was practically empty we arrived at 6:30, but filled up a little as we were finishing.
The waitress was very accommodating, the entries were generous portions, very tasty, great presentation and very nicely served.
We did get the brussels sprouts appetizer because of the positive reviews.
They were right, very interesting flavor and presentation.
We would definitely consider returning
Best scallops I have ever had in my life! And I am 70 years old and eat seafood all the time. Beautiful space, beautiful presentation of food, delicious food all around, if a bit skimpy on portions. For a quiet, romantic dinner, Overture is one of the top places we have eaten in Sarasota. If you like lots of noise, huge portions and an obnoxious wait staff go someplace else.
I thought the food was very good and well presented but the kitchen was extremely slow. It wasn’t that busy as there were only two tables filled in the restaurant. The waiter spoke minimal English and never came back to the table to offer us another drink or explain why the food was taking so long. We almost missed the beginning of our FST show.
We have enjoyed this restaurant 4 times for a Sunday brunch, simply amazing environmental, violin playing, great service, amazing buffet, however last Saturday I had reserved a table for Sunday and recieved a voicemail that morning indicating the buffet would no longer be available.
When I arrived no one new why the decision had been made.
Very disappointing ☹
Lovely atmosphere, good food, attentive service! it was a wonderful prelude to an afternoon at the theatre across the street!
This is a nice place to dine, prior to going to the Van Wezel for a show. The Brussels sprout salad is good, although a tad sweet and the fish was slightly overdone. Still, it was a pleasant option for dining.
Will be back.... very very nice... prices good... food fabulous... violin playing on Sunday.... terrific....
Always great! Good food. Love the ambiance. One of my favorites. The smoked chicken is a home run.
My friends and I enjoyed a pre theatre lunch. The food was delicious. Our server was very nice and attentive. The atmosphere of the room was lovely and intimate. I look forward to a return visit!
Food was pedestrian at best. We were the only table for lunch, apart from 2 ladies having drinks. Bread rolls we were served were totally inedible. Wine list very expensive and confused. It was like dining in an airport after the last plane had left. Would not return.
We are outside- no noise. Jamie was our server! She is attentive and excellent.
A new hidden gem in the Art Ovation hotel!. The ambiance alone is worth the trip, with artwork of many different mediums and genres throughout the lobby and restaurant, many of which are for sale. But the food is outstanding as well. From the crispy Brussel sprouts with sriracha agave to the crab-crusted grouper and delicious desserts, this is a must-stop on every Sarasota foodie's list!
It was great except I got stuck in the ladies bathroom stall due to a broken deadbolt. I was in there for 25 minutes screaming until my husband got worried and a hotel person said someone is screaming in the ladies room. It was pretty frightening !!!
Lovely place for lunch. Food is good and the room is beautiful. Have been there for lunch on four occasions and will be there again!
Pleasant surprise for a hotel. Frankly one of the better restaurants in town. have a rooftop drink first.
Service was impeccable as was the food we ordered. The cocktail was ‘the best’. Impressed.
My husband and I were celebrating his birthday. The manager came to our table and asked if everything was fine. The wait staff came to our table with a beautiful dessert. We will be having dinner there again soon.
Thought this restaurant was upsale. When we entered, we discovered it was not. Very loud rap music was playing. Lights were bright and harsh. Very loud overall. Had atmosphere of a cafeteria.
We started with cocktails at the roof top bar then had dinner downstairs. We opted to eat outside as the weather was pleasant. Very quite outside by the way. Food was excellent . We all ate different dishes: steak & frites was on point, fried whole snapper was perfect, raviolis and shot ribs were tender and so tasty! Service was friendly and very competent ! We met one of the very talented and friendly manager “Freddie Mercury” who made our evening even more personable. We will return... we had a lovely evening !!
Amazing experience, service food and facilities were all wonderful. Definitely now on our favorites list. Great value for money👍🥂😊
We started on the rooftop bar. Lots of kids as the pool is there. Noisy but fun with fancy unusual cocktails. Most are $12 each. Nice view of downtown and the gulf. Dinner is on the main floor. Restaurant was almost empty. Most people were in the lobby bar and the rooftop bar. Food was excellent. Loved the sautéed Brussels sprout appetizer. Scallops also very good. Prices are all ala carte but seemed reasonable. Nice hotel restaurant.
Poor wine selection. Fish over cooked.
Food and service was excellent. Definitely will be going there again!
Food was excellent. We were the only table occupied and it took tooling to get out food
AWFUL. Management was HORRIBLE. Server was excellent but too many things out of her control. It is clear to see why the restaurant was empty. Truly a shame. will never return and move the idea of other banquet functions away from the property.
We waited 50 minutes for out food. The restaurant wasn't even busy. We won’t going back.
The entree offer on the menu was not available. Our second choice took forever to be served. Very disappointed at the unprofessional service. Had guess with me and it made me feel embarrassed.
Delicious food and exceptional service.
Loved everything about it!
Unusual for a restaurant in a hotel to be good enough to go to for a meal even when we are not staying there. Rooftop bar is cool.
It wasn't as good as I remember it the first time. Maybe a different chef? It was worth the price the first time, but this time around, not so much. I was a bit disappointed.
It was uncomfortably cold. The service was hurried. Our appetizers were brought as our cocktails were served with no interval to enjoy our drinks. The serving dishes are attractive but not functional.
It was a shame because overall the food was good.
We will not be back.
We had so looked forward to our night out at Ovation. When we walked into the lobby, where was an overpowering perfume odor. When we were sitted, we asked the waitress about the smell and she said it's a floral scent they have pumped in through the air system in the hotel and they have no control over it, but many complaints. This is a very sad for this restaurant has it totally overpowered any smell from the food.
It’s always a Special Occasion to Dinner there.
Our dinner looked like a work of art on a plate. Great service and a delicious dinner - our first visit. Everything was served hot and timely. We look forward to many more visits to Overture Restaurant. It is also very convenient to the local theaters.
Love the shishito peppers. The ice cream sundae was bland & servers interrupt a little too frequently.
The valet parking was $10
Need to address the roof top bar soon. Too much sun and not enough shade. I feel sorry for the bar tenders.