As you can see from the entry right before this, I decided to start tossing in some of my favorite reviews that I have posted on Yelp.com here on the Carnivore and Vegetarian.

Hope you like it, and if you do, let me know, I’ll post more from new places I try and past places I loved.

So I finally got to Obelisk, and I was not disappointed.  My gf’s father (now fiance) was in town and so this was the place he picked to go..not like he had to twist our arms.

Lets start with the setting.  It looks like a town house that without the sign, you’d think was a family home.  The place it tiny, only about 30 seats, and has a very warm feeling to it.  I’ve never been to Italy, but this is what I picture a really small local place to look like.

My gf is a vegetarian, so we alerted them and they prepared slightly different variations of the dishes for her.  Very accommodating.

The meal:


First we were brought Burrata Cheese with olive oil.  It was a mix of mozzarella and ricotta. Delicious, very fluffy and flavorful.

Second was a sardine over onions with lemon sauce.  The sardine was perfect over the onions.

Following that was duck breast with onion jam.  The duck was tender and cooked to a nice medium rare.

After that was a sucking pig fritter.  Probably the “worst” (not bad though) of the first little plates.

Next was Crostini with fava bean spread and pecorino cheese.  This was a nice way to finish the mini anti-pasti.

First Course:

I ordered the tagliatelle with morel mushrooms, ramps and a very very rich butter sauce.  While it was super rich, it was still amazing.  After this course I was definitely feeling a little full…but I was ready for more.

Second Course:

Sea Bass over peas, artichoke hearts, fava beans with a light lemon “sauce” (aka as a lemon on the side).  The fish was tender and flaky and the skin was left on a just cooked through.   My favorite dish of the night.

The Cheese Course:

Pipedreams goat cheese, a cow cheese and a mix.  These were served with sour cherries.

The dessert:

I ordered the lemon tart, my gf ordered the chocolate cake with coffee creme anglaise.  Her dad ordered the strawberry “soup” with black pepper ice cream.  I really enjoyed the tart, while it was probably the least imaginative of the three.  The soup was quite tasty and the chocolate cake was super sweet and a bit too much for me.

Overall this place was fantastic.  Each course were very delicatly plated and really showed a very classic style of Italian cooking…but of course with some special aspects.

I will be back, no doubt.

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About Evan Halperin

I like to eat. I like to cook. I like to eat what I cook. Now, I will share with you what I like to cook. My wife and I may be a vegetarian and a carnivore, but it doesn’t mean we can’t cook a nice meal with both, without compromising taste. I will share my creative meals of the Carnivore and the Vegetarian.
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3 Responses to Obelisk

  1. Angela says:

    I've been trying to get to Obelisk for awhile – we had reservations the night of the blizzard that got canceled. Now I'm definitely going to try to go!

  2. Yes, you MUST go. I would say its in the top 3 meals I've had in DC

  3. Vanessa says:

    Greg!! It was a great pleasure to have you, I think I may have to reatke your class, and try to be more serious next semester, since well, you know.. I had a hell of a time finding people, but hopefully this next time around, I am ready, and will have no PC crash.. Cheers and Happy Holidays too you! =)

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