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2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
+1 202-872-1180
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obelisk has always been my favorite DC restaurant. After moving away a few years ago I had not been there in a while but when in DC recently for a business trip I took my coworkers and my husband there for dinner. I had eagerly-awaited...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am dining at Obelisk 2-3 times a year for the past 10 years. It is a tradition to take my parent for dinner at Obelisk every time they visit us. It is a pity to report that the restaurant is not worth it any...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Well, one thing is for sure: at obelisk they have learned what taste is and what different tastes can do for the human body. A feast of flavours in 7 courses nicely compact, never too much. Friendly non-introsive hosts who know about food and glutenintolerance....More

Thank Diamond-Guitars
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

After almost 30 years this restaurant still stands singularly as a bastion of refined northern Italian dining. At a reasonable price for a honest five course meal of well thought out choices it remains one of the best values for fine dining in DC. The...More

Thank napman
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The meal was delicious and the service was superb. Our family visited the restaurant to remember a wonderful friend, Lief Erick Ohlsson, who was unfortunately departed this world way too soon. He provided his best friend those crystal obelisks you see in the restaurant, and...More

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ObeliskDC, Manager at Obelisk, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thank you again for the sweet thought. The crystal obelisks get admired all the time by guests!

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Obelisk. The 5 course meal with wine pairing made for a special, relaxed evening. Once we ordered the staff took charge, allowing the various courses, with the delicious wines, come to us at a very pleasant pace. Thank you...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We had a great time at Obelisk. The food was excellent and each course was better than the last. Vegetarian friendly and even more enjoyable for the adventurous. An all-around fantastic experience.

Thank EliizabethWS
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Obelisk is easy to miss while walking along P Street. The sign on the door is subtle (an obelisk), but up the steps you find yourself experiencing food "the Italian way." From the staff greeting at the door to the final sip of grappa, it's...More

Thank malexander_13
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Not a place to be rushed. Delicious, interesting, somewhat unusual Italian fare (for a non-Italian). Wine pairings we're also excellent and included grapes that aren't frequently on menus. Friendly, informative staff. Very special evening - especially since we found this place only because it was...More

Thank alwoh
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been dining at Obelisk for years and it continues to shine. Had dinner with clients here the other night, was able to get a reservation on short notice, luckily. Service is professional and well-informed. I ordered a favorite dry Riesling which was corked but...More

Thank CatGirlUSUK
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-872-1180
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