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“Excellent food and service, reasonable prices”

Obsidian Dining Room
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We were here in early June 2017 and ate dinner here several times. Excellent food and service, reasonable prices (what one would pay in a nice restaurant in a large city), decent wine list with options in many price ranges ($30 and up), martinis were reasonable ($9). We ate dinner here multiple times. Dinner choices were varied, service excellent. Over several days we had: trout ($25.95), bison short ribs ($28.50), wild boar tenderloin ($29.95), tossed mixed lettuce salads ($5.50), dinner sized Caesar salads ($9.95), corn chowder ($6), huckleberry cheesecake ($8.25) and pecan pie ($8.95) that was not overly sweet. Attentive servers, knew the menu, answered questions about Yellowstone. They don’t take reservations, wish they did.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

First of all, you won't find gourmet dining in Yellowstone. That being said, the Obsidian was definitely our favorite restaurant in the Park. It is much smaller and more intimate than the mammoth restaurant in Old Faithful Inn. Because it was smaller and less crowded, the service was good and the atmosphere more relaxed. We found the food to be better too; probably because the kitchen was not dealing with the sheer volume of people like the Inn deals with.

My recommendation would be to go see the inside of the historic Inn but then go to the Snow Lodge for dinner at Obsidian. It was definitely a more pleasant experience.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We ate at the Obsidian twice and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant. The waiting staff were excellent and extremely friendly and interesting. The food portions were very big.

Thank PaulaHerts
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here. It was on par with any decent restaurant. Disappointed that there was no huckleberry syrup for my French toast. Service was just awful. We had to ask for syrup, milk for coffee, ketchup for the home fries. Service was also SLOW!
Server did not try to engage with us at all. Too bad as the dining room itself was beautiful and lent itself to a wonderful atmosphere.

Thank Peggy R
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We had our second evening meal at the Old Faithful complex here, having been deeply disappointed by the Old Faithful Inn dining room on the first night. No reservations accepted here, but we got there at 5 pm as they opened, and the service was very prompt and attentive. The trout was well prepared (not overlooked) but the preparation was un-remarkable (some sort of brown butter sauce, but who would have known had you not read it on the menu). The vegetable of the day was asparagus, but I got just three tiny spears. Among other entrees, the bolognese made with game got good reviews from my party. The salmon wontons were tasty. The (very) baguette was undercooked and underwhelming.

Contemporary dining room is in the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, a relatively new structure.

Thank Sprout15
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