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Obelisk

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Dupont Circle
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2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
202-872-1180
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dayton, Ohio
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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a fabulous evening! We had a lovely table in a small quaint room and very helpful staff! 5 courses of delicious food! Some choices..some served to all! Highly recommend!!

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home
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This restaurant is a little gem if you appreciate fresh ingredients, creatively and expertly prepared. Cheese and dessert courses finish up the 5 course fixed price menu and perfectly topped off our meal. The antipasti to begin consisted of three or four small offerings, including burrata. The others were light, chilled vegetable dishes that accompanied the crusty bread and burrata.... More 

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Thank wagesq
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Excellent food, authentic italian, yet original. It would stand its own with top restaurants in a big italian city. All courses are great, portions are well balanced, and service and ambiance are flawless.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

It was a 5 course menu at $85, wine paired $55. It might seems a bit expensive if you only look at it as a small old restaurant, but the quality & quantity of the food/wine paired is really superb. They served 3 small dishes as Antipasti, so it feels like more than 5courses, they made me fall in love... More 

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Thank Shirley C
Shaker Hts Ohio
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

These folks know food. The preparations are creative. The presentations are simple. And the flavors are out of this world. Don't go when you are in a hurry. You need t to relax and appreciate what the chefs have been working on all day. If you enjoy wine, definitely go with their wine pairings. Each choice was perfect for the... More 

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Santa Fe
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We hadn't been here for a decade and were delighted to find the superb food and service even better than we remembered. No canned music; knowledgable waitstaff; every course memorable and served with excellent wine pairing choices. Reservations essential.

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Nederland, Colorado
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We were a party of four, spending nearly three hours starting at 7 pm for our five-course prix fixe dinners at Obelisk. It is a very small, northern Italian restaurant near DuPont Circle, but easy to miss: it has no sign, only a menu posted at the bottom of some spare stairs from the street. The menu changes daily. We... More 

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Thank nedtraveler
Lincoln, Nebraska
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Have a chance to eat at a lot of good restaurants. This is in my top five for atmosphere, food, service and value. A true dining experience. Enjoy.

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Dublin
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant on the 29th March. It was superb. It was so good we returned for a second visit on the 30th. The food was a revelation. The surroundings simple, staff very attentive. Finally, it is expensive but worth it. EdwardDublin

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Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I completed a rigorous training program at Georgetown University, and my brother (who lives in DC) made reservations at Obelisk which was the perfect place for a special celebration! We had five courses served to us, three of which we could choose between three menu selections. Every single thing was delicious. The extra long skinny bread sticks were so tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$60
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-872-1180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?