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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” (28 reviews)
“prix fixe” (17 reviews)
“ravioli” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
2029 P St NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

The atmosphere is surprisingly casual for the cost of the experience. We added the wine pairing option. The service was friendly and informative. The food was delicious and plentiful. The appetizer course offers a little of this and a little of that. it encourages you...More

Thank Travelinggirl104
Reviewed 24 May 2013

At this restaurant, reservations are a must. The menu is set for each night. It includes about 7 dishes, too much for most people to eat, and it's fixed with unusual food combinations and taste. Expensive, but worth a visit for a special occasion.

Thank kaffir1
Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is the best meal I have ever eaten. It surpassed The French Laundry (I admit never tried some of the French Laundry dishes as I was too full to eat halfway through the extravaganza). Those thinking of going should expect a small, prix fixe...More

Thank gmgOc
Reviewed 28 April 2013

My wife and I have been going to Obelisk to celebrate special occasions for twenty years now. We went last night, and we were so disappointed. Total bill for two with a half bottle of wine: 290.00. The good: the burrata was excellent as always,...More

2  Thank travelsonitsstomach
Reviewed 16 April 2013

This tiny, hard to find Italian restaurant is a true hidden gem. The food is authentic, yet creative. The service is welcoming, causal yet elegant. Went there on the business dinner, but saw a few romantic couples around. Book in advance, since the place is...More

1  Thank yanka7
Reviewed 13 April 2013

If you see or do nothing else in DC, make sure to snag a reservation at one of the best places in the US. Small and intimate, great and friendly service, not that pricey considering what you get. It's prix fixe and at least five...More

Thank Upperwestsider
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The menu is fixed with a few selections for some of the 5 courses. It is small, maybe 12 tables. It is expensive but worth the price, at least the night a friend and I went. We went early, at 6, which was nice because...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 5 April 2013

After much searching and review reading, our family of four decided to go to Obelisk. For all of us it was a complete disaster. Except for the borrata, all appetizers were were tiny and tasteless. Second course the same. Entrees were actually worse. Three of...More

1  Thank AVJT
Reviewed 4 April 2013

My expectations were high, based in the excellent reviews, but the reality was a real let down. The antipasti was uninspired, prima pasta was the best course. The steak was undercooked, the vegetables were cold. My wife's squab was poorly cooked and she was disappointed...More

1  Thank Pangs0
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Obeslisk has been in a unpretentious Dupont Circle townhouse for a long time but continues to offer creative Italian-inspired prix fixe meals at what is a reasonable price for one of Washington's finest restaurants. It remains many people's favorite restaurant for special occasions, consistently excellent...More

Thank DocLBethesda_MD
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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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