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Obelisk

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Dupont Circle
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2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-6901
202-872-1180
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

Very casual and p,easing ambiance. The food was good, not great. It was well created, very fresh of nice flavor, but it lacked the punch or panache of a truly outstanding culinary experience. The menu was nice with a few choices, but not overly extensive. The wine list was good, but to be honest it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Stuart K
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Champaign, Illinois
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Champaign, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Very casual and p,easing ambiance. The food was good, not great. It was well created, very fresh of nice flavor, but it lacked the punch or panache of a truly outstanding culinary experience. The menu was nice with a few choices, but not overly extensive. The wine list was good, but to be honest it was overpriced for the selection.... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I took my wife and two children to Obelisk for dinner after a long day of tourism. The food was absolutely fabulous. I had the crabmeat ravioli with lobster sauce. I am pretty sure that the ravioli was made from scratch. All the other food my family had was outstanding. If I have a gripe it is that I wish... More 

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Washington DC
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220 reviews 220 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

From start to finish, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience and the tasting menu with wine pairings at Obelisk. Like other diners, we were surprised that the restaurant is so discreetly shown to the public. Although we were staying at a hotel less than two blocks away, and had passed the restaurant several times before eating here, we... More 

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Spring Valley, California
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87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place ran cold and hot... Finding it was a bit of an adventure; there don't appear to be any signs on the street and the restaurant is upstairs. Looks like an apartment door. Once inside, our table was ready, cute place. Service was exceptional! Attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Menu is fixed with three choices of each: pasta, entree and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-6901
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-872-1180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business

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