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Obelisk

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Dupont Circle
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2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-6901
202-872-1180
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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Excellent and Refreshingly Different

A delightfully innovative Italian restaurant in Dupont Circle. Pris fixe menu in a quiet personal environment. Excellent food and impeccable service. No flashy sign out front so look for the menu outside and it's up a few steps. This is a refreshing change and I always look forward to coming here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Princeton, New Jersey
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A delightfully innovative Italian restaurant in Dupont Circle. Pris fixe menu in a quiet personal environment. Excellent food and impeccable service. No flashy sign out front so look for the menu outside and it's up a few steps. This is a refreshing change and I always look forward to coming here. They do have an annoying reservation process- be prepared... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went with a colleague. The restaurant is situated on a first floor of a terrace block just off DuPont Circle. My expectations were low based on the exterior but I was pleasantly surprised. Interesting selection of antipasti, great pasta and bass for main. Pudding a little disappointing. Overall a great meal. Service attentive and friendly. Italian wine list that has... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have been writing reviews on Tripadvisor for years but generally have avoided postings recently. My family and I have been eating at Obelisk for more than twenty years and decided to go back again as we were going to be in DC for a Friday afternoon appointment. I checked the Tripadvisor reviews and was appalled at some of the... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

. We haven't had a dining experience like this in a long time. The food was great. A couple of things were heading toward a bit salty...but all in all it was near perfect. The menu is set but varied enough for everyone. It is lovely to actually dine and not be rushed. Felt like we were in Italy. The... More 

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DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

A lot of high points bread sticks cheeses pork was not in love with any of the main courses offered that evening. Would prefer an a la carte menu. Pasta was excellent as was dessert

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Finally after years of wanting, we made it to Obelisk. And it met all of our expectations. The Staff is great, the food is phenomenal, the wine was perfectly paired. The small plates (radish salad, stuffed zucchini, bruschetta, lamb shoulder kabobs) were great. Our first courses (pasta in a pesto and arugula and watercress ravioli) were even better. And the... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Loved thath this was a an incognito restaurant. It looks like an apartment from the street. Very cozy interior. You feel like you have found the secret in DC! Staff was very attentive. Really enjoyed the wine pairing. The food was delicious and perfect sizings to share.

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Hong Kong
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Visited as a couple for dinner First intriguing part of this restaurant is finding it. Instead of a large signboard with a logo like most restaurants, Obelisk has a piece of A4 paper taped to their door with "Obelisk" written in pen... keep your eyes open as you might walk past it a couple times. The modest entrance opens into... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I managed to get in on a Saturday night, what can I say? The menu is new daily and the restaurant is hidden on the first floor (second floor to our American cousins) of what looks like a domestic house. The ambience, like the location and menu is discrete in every sense of the word. Our meal... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I had seen the Obelisk in movies, shows and photos but not even seeing it from a distance while sightseeing in DC prepared my for the full effect of standing next to this impressive and beautiful monument. I think it was my favorite site in the city.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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