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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
+1 202-872-1180
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here on election night with husband and friends. We were the only guests...a private restaurant. We were never made to feel that we were unwanted, exact opposite. Food was fantastic. An array of appetizers, followed by marvelous sweet potato ravioli. Then wagu beef, an assortment of cheeses, and flour less chocolate cake. Others had pasta with rabbit ragu, snapper... More 

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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is a an elegant place to dine. There is a refined changing menu which you can select one of three for "primi piatti", "secondi piatti" and desserts in addition to fixed assortment of small plates and cheese. You can leave the choice of wine for the plate you selected to your hostess for a fixed price of USD 50.-... More 

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U.S.
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

If you don't mind little or no choice on the menu this is the best food in DC. Plus they're accommodating to vegetarians and other food preferences if you let them know in advance.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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142 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice meal. Delightful appetizers started the meal with very interesting flavors followed by out of this world anchovy ravioli. Fish main course was good but not outstanding. Cheese course was nice and dessert was really good. Service was equal to the really, really good food.

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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

While the service is outstanding and the atmosphere relaxing, the food is quite bland. The amount of food is generous, but the menu is very limited. Overall, a good experience but an expensive evening with food that is nothing special. Simply stated, overrated. With all the outstanding restaurants in the city, spend your money elsewhere.

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Dayton, Ohio
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Massimo R
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Shaker Hts Ohio
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$60
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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: +1 202-872-1180

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