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Overtures

Jo | Feb 24, 2002 08:58 AM

We had a wonderful meal at Overtures recently. We were inspired to go after reading the many positive posts on this board. The restaurant was beautiful and the atmosphere was quiet even though the dining room was full. The room was slightly cramped. We were quite impressed with the service which was similar to that found in the finest european restaurants. We never asked to have our water glass filled. The waiter asked us if we wanted more bread and asked before removing our plates. The timing of the meal was perfect. Our dining companions ordered the crab cakes which they loved. I had the lobster and scallop appetizer and my husband had the tuna sashimi. Both were superb. The escargot was excellent. The baby rack of lamb was, as advertized, fabulous. Everything came with a side of scalloped cheesy potatoes which were good but very heavy. The desserts, all made in house, were very good although the apple tart could have been served warm.

I do feel that I must mention a few negatives. As were were seated the hostess came over with the menus and before we could even look at them she started with the specials and specialties of the house. She was so emphatic (pushy) about the crab cakes and baby rack of lamb that we were reluctant to order anything else. I am sure that she is just very enthusiastic but that could be toned down a lot.
We were all going to order the fixed price $50 menu of four courses until we added the various items. Unless you order the most expensive item in every course you won't hit $50 a la carte! I almost hesitate to mention this because the menu is so reasonably priced.
Overall a fine dining experience and we will return.

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