Overture Restaurant-Art Ovation Hotel

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$31 to $50
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American
Elevated views onto Sarasota’s historic Palm & Cocoanut Avenues

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.
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AB
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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!

n
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!!

M
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

m
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant surprise for a hotel. Frankly one of the better restaurants in town. have a rooftop drink first.

CD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable as was the food we ordered. The cocktail was ‘the best’. Impressed.

B
Jacksonville
32 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

PJ
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

F
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!

PT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, service food and facilities were all wonderful. Definitely now on our favorites list. Great value for money👍🥂😊

f
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Poor wine selection. Fish over cooked.

NF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Definitely will be going there again!

S
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. We were the only table occupied and it took tooling to get out food

DD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

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.

PB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We waited 50 minutes for out food. The restaurant wasn't even busy. We won’t going back.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience2

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and exceptional service.

M
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it!

MV
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

N
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

NW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

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.

e
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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.

DJ
Tampa
45 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a Special Occasion to Dinner there.

RT
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

r
Tampa
69 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the shishito peppers. The ice cream sundae was bland & servers interrupt a little too frequently.

OT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The valet parking was $10

TT
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Need to address the roof top bar soon. Too much sun and not enough shade. I feel sorry for the bar tenders.

K
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not up to Marriott standards. Couldn't get a Vodka Gimlet, no Rose's Juice? Tom Collins instead? Wife's first glass of wine was white, switched to red, the server poured it into the same glass. I let her take my knife and fork with my salad plate, but only got a new fork, no knife for my entree course.

LR
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose this spot to have a girls brunch and celebrate my “daughter’s” 30th Birthday! We loved the entire restaurant and Darhoda was a wonderful waitress! We shared some meals and everything was delicious! We finished the meal with infused donuts!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

$50 buffet that had the value of a $15 buffet. Nothing special.

A
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Our server was very polite and professional. The scallops I ordered came almost completely raw. It was disgusting. I let them know and they kindly remade my plate. They were then cooked perfectly the second time but the risotto was cold. After reading the reviews this seems to be a common problem. We won’t be rushing back.

J
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

M
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service....looking forward to our next visit.

E
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Buffet on Sunday was average quality and service was terrible

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Menu limited. Portions small. Food not cooked to correct temperature. Service amateur.

e
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Not a good except the wait staff was very good

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Easter brunch amazing!!

P
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location. Limited menu but did order all appetizers for dinner and it was very good and satisfactory. Live music in the lobby which we could hear while dining. Rooftop bar and lounge quite nice on top of hotel - a must stop.

JH
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was amazing, as was the food. The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. I stayed at the hotel as well as ate at the restaurant. I proposed to my now fiancee at the rooftop bar. The staff helped with all the arrangements and made my life allot easier. We enjoyed the experience so much, we will be having our rehearsal dinner here as well. This was by far my best experience at a hotel and I stay at hotels over 100 times a year, all over. I would like to thank all those who took part in making a great memory for us, that we will never forget.

c
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lively restaurant in a hotel that welcomes locals as well as guests. There are always art shows and just a really comfortable place to be. The food is quite good and reasonably priced. Service is attentive and low keyed. It is becoming a neighborhood favorite.