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Obelisk

2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
+1 202-872-1180
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“antipasti” (29 reviews)
“ravioli” (12 reviews)
“quail” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 June 16, 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

1  Thank XVictorious
ObeliskDC, Manager at Obelisk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed February 24, 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 February 5, 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 January 24, 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 January 18, 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 November 16, 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
Reviewed October 21, 2017

We have dined here over the years but not for some time now since many more options have opened nearby and we really hate the trip into DC from the burbs due to the traffic. However, it being a special occasion, we decided to make...More

Thank Grey C
Reviewed September 1, 2017

...this restaurant rocks... i had not been there in several years, for no apparent reason.. it was a reunion with an old dear friend, it was a vision of times past... except that the vision was vivid and the friend never aged.. after so many...More

Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed August 14, 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$60
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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