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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” (28 reviews)
“ravioli” (12 reviews)
“quail” (7 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
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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11 - 20 of 171 reviews

Reviewed June 11, 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 May 30, 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 May 17, 2017

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

Thank PeterHollandIN
Reviewed April 22, 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 April 12, 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 February 19, 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 February 13, 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 January 20, 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
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Two New Yorkers came here on a recommendation from a work colleague and thank goodness we did. What a lovely experience, in every way. By far the most wonderful meal we had!! Everything was incredible. You will thank me for coming to this charming restaurant....More

Thank Sam-Kelle A
Reviewed December 28, 2016

I had been meaning to try Obelisk for years and went with friends for a holiday dinner. First of all, the service was outstanding - friendly and helpful and set the right vibe for the evening. The 5 course menu was perfectly done and nicely...More

Thank sircalypso
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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