100 Very Best Restaurants: #80 – Obelisk

Bigoli Pasta with Duck Ragout

About Obelisk

cuisines
Italian
Location(s)
2029 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036

This intimate room offers one of the region’s best prix fixe deals. The five-course meal ($81 or $91, depending on the night) starts with antipasti—maybe briny bottarga, or burrata with Ligurian olive oil. Then it’s on to such pastas as suckling-pig-stuffed agnolotti and maybe a rosy Waygu steak. The menu changes, but if you’re lucky, the pear crostada will be on offer for dessert. Very expensive.

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