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4.7 (141) $$$$ $$$$ Italian


Summary: Intimate Italian venue with daily fresh menu.

At Obelisk, the charm of a chef-owned Italian restaurant unfolds through a five-course prix-fixe menu that's ever-changing, reflecting the freshest market ingredients of the day. The intimate setting ensures a personal touch to the dining experience, with servers who are as knowledgeable about the cuisine as they are about the kitchen's workings. Despite its prestige and longstanding presence since 1987, Obelisk maintains a warm, neighborhood feel that attracts a young and casual clientele. The restaurant distinguishes itself by presenting simple yet purposeful dishes with honest flavors, all within a relaxed townhouse atmosphere. From the fantastic assortment of antipasti to the in-house made breads and desserts, and not forgetting the stellar entrees like fork-tender roast lamb loin or perfectly seared dorade, each bite is meant to be savored over the course of a leisurely two to three-hour dining experience.


3 Diamonds
3 Diamonds
2 Toques
2 Toques
Best Washington DC Best Restaurants
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James Beard
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2018
Best Chefs - Nominee 2012
Best Chefs - Nominee 2011
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2029 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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