Tuesday, January 07, 2014


Rest : Ellipsis
Meal : Dinner
Loc : Colaba

First meal of the New Year, we broke with tradition and went for dinner instead of lunch and also ended up ditching our old spot Thai Pavilion on account of having been there too many times in the past year. 

It bit us.. it bit me anyway. 

Ellipsis has been around for a year or so now, i have been there a few times but never for a meal, always for drinks. They run a pretty good bar, expensive but then they dont scrimp on quality. 

The space is eclectic at best, dimly lit with a mish mash of seating, it certainly has the looks of a modern bistro, although i am weirded out with the excessive art on the walls.
The rationale behind the place was American cuisine with fresh produce sourced daily. Which means the menu is small and changes regularly. On paper, this is a fantastic idea and at the outset i think it works best for the carnivores than it does for vegetarians. 

The menu is divided into  Garden, Farm and Sea as well as a bunch of sides. The first thing i had ordered was a tomato flatbread which is actually part of their bar menu. It was excellent, like a rather thin pizza (but not Indigo Deli thin) 

The next thing was of course their version of the caprese. I think the cheese could have been a little fresher and it would have worked but a decent start. 

the risotto of various mushrooms was good, heavy as hell on the palate and in the system but no complaints. 

my original choice was going to be the fettucine marinara but i let myself be talked into the gnocchi. While the dish was good, chowderesque in taste, coupled with the risotto this was just too heavy in terms of a meal. 

i loved the oreo 'sandwich' fun little thing. 

Overall, i think their heart is in the right place but i don't think they have quite got the mix or the execution right. 

The veg side is very Italiacentric which in any case is better at other places. From a small plate/American perspective i think the The Table's California inspired menu set is far superior and better executed and makes for a better visit. (i was there the day before for a smashing lunch where not a single dish was disappointing) 

Also, i had a horrible case of acid reflux a few hours into the night with which i am struggling with even now, a week later. So all in all while the flavours were okay, getting sick isn't my preferred way of spending a night after dinner.

THe service was quick and friendly and the prices are certainly on the higher side.

Food : 6/10
Service : 8/10
Damage : 4000 without drinks. 

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