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) #273 of 2,596 Restaurants in Washington DC €€€€ Italian
2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
+1 202-872-1180
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a table after reading the TripAdvisor reviews. Its not the sort of place you'd stumble across - there's a menu board outside but no other signage. The dining room is very small - maybe 12 or so tables - with an cosy, intimate...More

Thank JuneS61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the 1st time that my wife and I had been here. We chose it, based on TA reviews - and we weren't at all unhappy. All the dishes were obviously homemade, and excellent. The 5 course dinner easily filled us up, but at...More

Thank TomR233
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We came for an anniversary dinner. So did the couples on either side of us, and the restaurant offered all six of us free glasses of prosecco. That was an excellent start. This is a fixed-price restaurant, and the menu choices aren't extensive. But they...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I love everything about Obelisk. It is hidden, small inside and they only cater to a few tables a night. I like this because a) you are not rushed and b) every meal is prepared perfectly and fresh/ locally sourced. The food was so good...More

Thank MariaS12416
Reviewed 17 May 2017

As always, one of the finest restaurants I know. Sheer bliss! Superb cooking, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere.

Thank PeterHollandIN
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This pleasant small restaurant had excellent service and very good food. The small plates were delightfully different and tasty as was the primi. Others with me loved their fish, while I wished I had chosen it instead of the quail. We also had wine pairing,...More

Thank brwerner
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is the best food I've had in DC. No pretension or BS but very high quality food and service. I was going to eat at some trendy spot but saw that it was near my hotel and had a daily hand written menu with...More

Thank ProfLouie
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Three of us had dinner at Obelisk after not having been back for many years. We found the menu and food to be uninspiring and the prices too high for what was being served. The service was fine and the ambiance, which hasn't changed in...More

1  Thank Sheldon H
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We ate at obelisk regularly when It opened decades ago and we lived in D.C. It never disappointed. It is somehow the same and gently updated on a recent visit after all these years, and I can't recommend it enough.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A classic, European dining experience, where you are made to fell like a special guest. With all the new, often large, "themed", buzzy restaurants, Obelisk is focused on the experience of food and wine. Nice environment, personalized service, creative cuisine with Italian foundation and ingredients....More

Thank Miniamo
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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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