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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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“antipasti” (31 reviews)
“squab” (16 reviews)
“ravioli” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ahve been dining at obelisk for 20+ years. It is one of the finest restaurants in DC or anywhere else! The menu is limited and very sepcial. Antipasti, primi, main, chees, and desert. I had the papardelle with wild boar ragu, squab, and ice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dejindc
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Everything was excellent the food, the service and the atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for any occasion. It will be on my “go to” list whenever I am in DC. I liked the quiet atmosphere and the fact that many small dishes were served...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robpender
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to Obelisk; we went this same time last year (also for my boyfriend’s birthday). When making the reservation, I again let them know that we are both pescatarian & I can’t eat shellfish. Unlike last year, they knew upon seating...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank McN2
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I celebrated our anniversary here, and it was truly a special occasion. Good mix of flavors in the antipasti. The scallops with tagliatelle were a standout. The dining room is small, about the size of a rowhouse living room, with maybe 10...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cordell S
Reviewed 16 September 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LindaS558
Reviewed 14 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Ellen C
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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