My wife and I have been going to Obelisk to celebrate special occasions for twenty years now. We went last night, and we were so disappointed. Total bill for two with a half bottle of wine: 290.00.
The good: the burrata was excellent as always, and the tagliatelle with proscuitto and fava beans was very nicely done. The bland or so so: everything else. The appetizers used to be in individual portions and more plentiful, not to mention tastier. The veal sweetbread was a fried lump of bland; the pork belly was ok; the sardines just ok. I had the lamb with asparagus, which was perfectly fine, but nothing to it , really. The chef was the grill. Same with the fish: it tasted like grilled fish, and was even a tad dry. The radicchio tasted like its balsamic marinade, but again, I could have cooked this. Where was Peter Pastan last night? Tell me he had the night off. The meal was such a downer, that I don't know that we're going back. And this is a place were we have gone at least once a year for twenty years. Maybe this is why there are fewer tables in the house than previously, because who is going to pay 150/per person for eeh?
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