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2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-6901 (Dupont Circle)
202-872-1180
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Ranked #78 of 2,699 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

After being seriously excited about going to Obelisk for the first time after all of the great reviews and recommendations from friends I left with mixed reviews. My wife and I walked in at 8:28 for our 8:30 reservation and were told our table wasn't ready yet have a seat at the bar. That would not have been an issue... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our first visit to Obelisk was an experience warranting praise. The menu is well planned and executed, and the staff is friendly and more than expert in their attention to detail and service. We opted for the wine pairings which were well described and perfect to accompany the food. Knowing that the menu changes either daily or weekly means we... More 

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Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is our third visit to Obelisk and even though the food was excellent I was disappointed in the food choices for the menu since it is a prix fixe menu for $75. There is a lot of food brought out to you that is not on the menu. Small plates of tastings which are quite enjoyable. The main entrée... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our second visit to Obelisk, and it was just as memorable as the first. There was a short menu of first and second courses. But before that began, the server brought a selection of antipasti that was spectacular. Burrata, a beet and radish salad, parmesan croquettes. My first course was a quail pasta that was outrageous, and the second was... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a business contact to me and a colleague. It is tiny and we were lucky to get a table for two on a busy Friday after a day of meetings. We settled in, ordered a couple of negronis and set to perusing the menu. It slowly dawned on us under the guidance of the waitress... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Absolutely stellar meal, attentive, amazing service from knowledgeable staff. Every course was a new adventure, and it was all so good. We had the wine pairings, and they were perfect.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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111 reviews 111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Had a business dinner here and could not have been happier with the food and service. The space is small and not particularly warm or interesting however that is quickly ignored as the menu comes out and the specials recited for the evening. From start to finish the food was outstanding, delicious, flavorful, not pretentious in size but not too... More 

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West Bend, WI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I recently took a trip to DC as a bit of a getaway. We were surprised when just a week before our arrival, we were able to get a table at Obelisk. From other reviews I had read, it seemed as though it was very difficult to get into. Mainly because of the limited seating and the... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This small fixed price restaurant was 5 stars. Three courses plus amuse bouche. Optional wine pairings available, or order by the glass/ bottle. Attentive service. Homemade pasta first courses, awesome veal chop for 2 for the entree, chocolate rice pudding. Hope to revisit when I'm in Washington again.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What an amazing meal. The menu changes every night, but the buratta appetizer is always served - oh my. Taste explosion! Everything we had was delicious, including the wine. Pricy but well worth it. Small and intimate, easy to talk, great service. Our favorite memory of DC

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Address: 2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-6901
Phone Number: 202-872-1180
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Average Prices: USD 0 - 60
Cuisine: Italian

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