Obelisk offers an eclectic menu, fine food but a very limited number of appetizers and entrees. The evening we visited the entrees were limited to veal, squab and tuna. The price fixed menu is billed as three courses but it's really more than that, with a variety of delicious appetizers appearing one after the other. The wine list is extensive, featuring excellent (and pricey) Italian wines that one doesn't see often in the United States. The decor is nice but nothing special for a small second-floor restaurant in one of Washington's busiest areas. Servers are knowledgeable about the food and go out of their way to deal with patrons who are having trouble finding something they want to eat. (One group apparently couldn't; they left shortly after reviewing the menu.) Some may see it as evidence of eccentricity but I found the absence of a sign outside the building mildly annoying.
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