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Sep 3, 2009 12:50 PM

Obelisk Saturday

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Ericandblueboy

      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.

      1. re: Indy 67

        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.

        1. re: Elyssa

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

          1. re: Elyssa

            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.

            1. re: Elyssa

              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.

        2. 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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          1. re: Elyssa

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

            1. re: Elyssa

              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.

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