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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 #51 of 2,676 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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 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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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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New Kent, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I dined there for my birthday. As mentioned, it's expensive. For two of us, it was around $200. without drinks/wine or tip. While we really enjoyed it, Obelisk fell a bit short of excellent. For $100.00 p.p. for food only, it should be. The service was casual, friendly and smooth. It was a bit rushed during the appetizer course, though.... More

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San Francisco, CA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very high quality food. Some unusual dishes. Very friendly, helpful attentive service. Small, intimate setting, not stuffy. Excellent wine. We felt like very special guests at an elegant home. Very expensive, but worth it. Go when you have time to linger over a very special meal.

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Additional Information about Obelisk

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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