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Obelisk Saturday

hotel Sep 3, 2009 12:50 PM

Going to Obelisk for the first time on Saturday. Has anyone been recently? And if so, what's not to miss.

More importantly, what is the appropriate attire for a Saturday evening?

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    Ericandblueboy RE: hotel Sep 3, 2009 01:08 PM

    Business casual (which is subject o interpretation). As far as I know, there's no menu to order from, you eat what they have that day.

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      Indy 67 RE: Ericandblueboy Sep 3, 2009 08:39 PM

      There's a menu. There aren't many choices for each course reflecting the fact that the menu is developed each day based on what looks good in the market, but there's definitely a menu.

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        Elyssa RE: Indy 67 Sep 4, 2009 06:56 AM

        Is there usually a variety of choices for each course...for example for the entree a chicken, fish, and meat course? I'm cool either way...but curious since I've never been and they don't have a website. I don't really know what to expect except they have an amazing burrata cheese (is it burrata?) and lots of courses.

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          reiflame RE: Elyssa Sep 4, 2009 06:57 AM

          I think some courses had 2 choices when I went but I don't recall any having more than that.

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            Ericandblueboy RE: Elyssa Sep 4, 2009 07:07 AM

            It's been awhile since I was there...didn't think there were choices. We were asked what we don't eat. Guess you'll have to refresh our memories.

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              Indy 67 RE: Elyssa Sep 4, 2009 12:55 PM

              I was one in a party of four when we dined at Obelisk. Two of us ordered the roast suckling pig and two of us ordered the fish/shellfish option. (I simply don't remember anything more than the broad fish/shellfish category.) I believe there was another option, but I don't recall what it was.

              The restaurant's reputation for abundance and lack of choice really comes from the first course. You'll be presented with lots of little plates showcasing a wide variety of what's fresh and wonderful at the market. Perhaps a parade of amuse bouche is the best way to describe the start of an Obelisk meal. (I don't know if there's an equivalent word in Italian for "amuse bouche.") Try a bite of everything. Finish the portion of the things you love.

              Yes, the cheese is burrata.

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          Elyssa RE: hotel Sep 3, 2009 05:26 PM

          I'm going Saturday night for the first time as well! I'm so excited to check it out. I hear rave reviews all the time from my friends and on Chowhound.

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            Joe H RE: Elyssa Sep 3, 2009 08:04 PM

            Elyssa and hotel: I am envious of you both!!! Obelisk will be a wonderful experience for your first time.

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              hotel RE: Elyssa Sep 4, 2009 09:43 AM

              God I can't wait. I had previously heard it was a prix fixe type meal with limited choices, and honestly they could parade anything out in front of me and i would eat it. I'd rather be surprised.

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              180hearted RE: hotel Sep 4, 2009 12:03 AM

              Obelisk Rocks, just go with flow and you will love it!

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