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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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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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. 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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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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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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7 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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 50 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Pleasantly surprised that after almost 17 or 18 years of trying this restaurant when it was new, the quality is intact.

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

High end Italian with multiple courses. All fresh ingredients with excellent presentations. We dined for two and a half hours on portion sizes that allowed you to continue to the end. Service was outstanding. We went for our 30th anniversary and expected it to cost us. I don't mind spending the money for special occasions when the food and service... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Exquisite preparations in this warm and comfortable restaurant. Nothing disappoints but go easy on the appetizers and baked goods because it gets way better as the meal unfolds.

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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 60
Cuisine: Italian

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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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