Excellent dinner. UpstairsExcellent dinner. Upstairs less desirable than down.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner at 1789!We had a wonderful dinner at 1789. Even though it was a Monday night, the restaurant was completely filled - and with good reason. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was exceptional, and the service was impeccable. Business acquaintances were in from Missouri and they were especially impressed.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery lovely historic restaurantVery lovely historic restaurant with impeccable service and traditional menu. A great place to go for mothers day. We all had meat and it was great. The prime rib and the lamb were outstanding.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM1789 RestaurantMy wife and I made a reservation for Mothers Day and I was happy we chose 1789. The restaurant is dressy and very nice inside. The gas lights, quiet atmosphere and excellent staff made the moment relaxing. I would return in a minute and in fact when back next year we plan to return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous service and ambianceFabulous ambience and service. The food was good but not amazing and somewhat overpriced.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic dining experienceDelicious food, wonderful service, fantastic dining experience5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ServiceI enjoy this restaurant very much,great service and great food.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful eveningI took two friends out that I have known for forty years. We were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary
Everything was perfect
Thank you 17895/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occassionWe went to 1789 whilst visiting the USA for my wifes birthday and they made a huge effort to make the evening special for her, even going to the trouble of producing a special menu for her with happy birthday message on it.
The food aqnd ambiance were both superb and it is situated in such a lovely part of DC.
A must go to for any true foodie5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined at 1789 forWe have dined at 1789 for years and always take our guests there. It is a special treat for any occasion and we diners are made to feel very welcome and special beginning with the valet service, hostess, the many waiters, to when we depart. It is unequaled in every respect to any place else in DC. The food is unique, delicious and always interesting.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMRegenia's BirthdayI did not attend this dinner but everyone said it was fabulous and the Birthday girl had a great time. She was very impressed with her personalized menu. I am unsure about noise level but survey would not let me continue without choosing something. I did not hear any complaints.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceOutstanding restaurant. Everything was great to include service, food, wine, dessert, and ambiance. I highly recommend it.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable eveningA very cozy and delightful restaurant in a historic neighborhood. The welcome was sincere, our table was ready and as requested in a quiet corner of the Manassas room. Excellent food and wine pairings. Attentive and knowledgable, but never intrusive wait staff. Never felt rushed. A wonderful evening. Thank you.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasion spectacularGreat for out of town guests. My family came to visit and even though it put about a $600 dent in my dad's pocket it was well worth for our family of four foodies :)5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe surrounding grounds areThe surrounding grounds are beautiful, the food was excellent (I highly recommend the swordfish if they have it), and our waiter, and the rest of the staff, was attentive and helpful. A truly lovely evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM5 stars says it all!It was our first visit and we were not disappointed. It was a wonderful experience. We had very good service and a delicious meal. It is pricey, but it is worth it. Thank you, Trudy5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous evening! OurFabulous evening!
Our reservation requested a table in the John Carroll Room & that we were celebrating our 22nd Anniversary. As we were seated at private table near the fireplace in the John Carrol Room, the Maitra de wished us a Happy Anniversary. The menu was presented with "Happy 22nd Anniversary" printed inscription above the date.
The staff were wonderful: attentive but not overbearing, suggestive but not pushy, very professional but friendly. The food was delicious!! The evening far exceeded our expectations!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb restaurant with niceSuperb restaurant with nice atmosphere, service, and food4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and service.....willFantastic food and service.....will definitely return again!!!! This restaurant is truly a gem! The service from the moment we walked thru the door was impeccable and the food was perfection. Dan, Eve, Anthony are all wonderful!!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant experienceBest restaurant experience I have eve had. From the host to the waiter to the bartender they were all very professional and courteous.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExpected much moreWent to 1789 to celebrate our anniversary. Was really excited to go but was disappointed in the food vs the price. My appetizer, scallops, was very good, but my salmon was on the dry side and I found the green pea sauce to be over sweet. For those prices I expected to be wowed. My husband had a halibut that was supposed to have a lobster sauce - he said the sauce was good but did not notice the lobster. Will probably not return4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA top quality, all aroundA top quality, all around excellent restaurant with impeccable service and food. I would highly recommend it and will return!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second trip toThis was our second trip to 1789 - just had to do it again. The ambience, service and food was excellent. Our food took awhile to prepare, but we were pleasantly distracted by the complimentary charcuterie board. I had the black bass - outstanding - and my dining partner had duck. I don't care for duck, but even it was good! We always try new restaurants while traveling, but 1789 will stay in the DC rotation!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT EXPERIENCEAside from a Swedish woman talking much too loud at the table next to us our experience at 1789 Restaurant was great. Swedish is definitely not an attractive language and when it comes over my shoulder loud and rapid fire it detracts from the ambiance of the restaurant. Fortunately the woman left after a while. Just one of those unfortunate occurrences when you dine out.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely excellent! A greatAbsolutely excellent! A great favorite of all my family. No trip to Washington complete without eating there!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent experienceExcellent experience, prompt service, highly recommended.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Real Gem1789 is a real gem. Our food selections varied--each diner requesting his/her choice--appetizers, entrees, etc. As always, the food was superb and prepared exactly as requested. The staff was very courteous and helpful with suggestions. At dessert-time, our server surprised our guest by including a small, lit, birthday candle on her plate and two keepsakes: a scroll of that evening's menu and a beautiful 1789 birthday card. We dined at 6.00 pm and noise decibels were minimal; however, the decibels climbed as the evening evolved--bearable but confining. One thing we did miss was the "tasting spoons" which we always look forward to. We were overlooked--don't know why. We wish that 1789 were open for lunch or brunch.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFish was terrific. StaffFish was terrific. Staff and service were all very nice and helpful. Expensive.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA marvelous experienceWe enjoyed the entire evening of unhurried perfection4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I recentlyMy husband and I recently dined at 1789 Restaurant for our anniversary. What a wonderful experience! The service was very personal and top notch. The ambience was perfect for a romantic evening. And, the food...it was fantastic! We told them when we made the reservation that it was our anniversary, and they made it very special. We would highly recommend this place for any special occasion!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the great institutionsOne of the great institutions of DC. Terrific wait staff, attentive but not intrusive. Great food locally sourced (in one case from my home town in the Shenandoah Valley) all make for a great experience.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM1789 - A Georgetown Gem!My second time at 1789, and it was better than the first! You can't be in the Georgetown area, and not dine at this fabulous restaurant!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good at making a specialVery good at making a special occasion that little more special with personalized menus and a card. Attentive staff and high quality food.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPresentation superb. Delicious.Presentation superb. Delicious. Had a beautiful evening.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding for special occasionsWe were visiting from Australia and it was my wife's 50th birthday. 1789 had been recommended by a local as a great special occasion restaurant. I let the restaurant know and as a result they treated us royally. Fantastic explanation of the menu and worthwhile recommendations. Perhaps the best service I've experienced anywhere in the world.
We'll be back for the 60th!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I traveledMy husband and I traveled to DC to celebrate our anniversary, and wanted a special restaurant to help us celebrate. After reading reviews, we made reservations and were so happy we did! The staff were all warm, personable and sincere. The wine list was wonderful -- and we really enjoyed Barboursville's Octagon. Selecting our entrees was a tough decision, but honestly, I think any item would have been stellar. The brussel spout salad was outstanding -- a nice balance of flavors. My tenderloin dinner was a-m-a-z-i-n-g, tender and cooked to perfection. My husband's sea bass dinner was also perfectly cooked, and we are very picky with our fish preparation. We would certainly return the next time we visit.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful evening all around.A wonderful evening all around. the food was just excellent!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here severalWe have been here several times over the past ten years, as we come to DC every Spring. Usually it is an amazing experience, however this time my wife and I both felt as if we were rushed through a fine dining experience. This is atypical for here where the pace is usually very relaxed and there is plenty of time to enjoy the great food and excellent ambiance. We're guessing it was just a fluke this time and hope our next experience is more enjoyable.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM1789 has it all going on!1789 has it all going on! They have a very tasty and interesting menu and they truly understand customer service. We had a lovely family dinner there and will be sure to go back the next time we are in town.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Easter dinnerWe went for Easter dinner and the whole experience was extremely enjoyable. After a slight mis-step at the host's desk when we arrived we were seated. The restaurant is comfortable and quietly elegant.
The food exceeded expectations, truly every dish right to the bread and butter was of the highest quality and taste.
Will be dining again in the very near future.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 1789 probably needs noThe 1789 probably needs no rating. This historic restaurant was excellent in all aspects. The historic decor was interesting and appropriate. Quaint and excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding experience!The food and wait staff was awesome. I've eaten at many fine Steakhouses, but none have come close to the tenderloin that was served here. The wait stuff couldn't have been any more attentive. It was like we were having dinner in our own mansion. 4 1/2 stars overall, this is a place I will certainly visit again!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAn outstanding meal by candleAn outstanding meal by candle light in a lovely quiet dining room.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA KeeperThis restaurant was an absolute find......my husband and I totally enjoyed the entire night...from the informative bartender to the phenomenal service...1789 is a keeper!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's strange, how such a pleasantIt's strange, how such a pleasant restaurant with excellent service and an attractive menu somehow does not deliver the tasty food one expects. First rate sorbets aside, no course at our latest (of many) meals there was memorable or equal to its price. It must be a problem with the relatively new chef, given that my opinion has been formed from a consistent reaction to his cooking.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a special occassionFor my birthday we wanted to go somewhere special and 1789 didn't disappoint. From the moment we pulled up with the valet service handling the door complete with a huge umbrella to escort me to the front door to the delightful young lady greeting me, we had a wonderful evening. The menu changes daily and although one might find it a bit limited in choices, the final result was delicious. The servings are adequate to share as we did since we ordered 4 courses but otherwise one could be quite satisfied with less. The prices are up there but appropriate for a restaurant of this caliber. 1789 was a great topping to a wonderful birthday. They even gave me a menu with "happy birthday" and the date on it as a souvenir of my special day and dinner.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMwent with my husband not expectingwent with my husband not expecting a great deal--despite the great reviews--but had a wonderful evening. the service was absolutely excellent, the food delicious if a little heavy on the salt (loved the scallops, pasta, cauliflower soup, and mushroom crepes...lamb was very tender but a bit salty). i had to have a virgin mojito as i'm pregnant and it was not the greatest effort made by a bartender but the actual cocktail my husband had was apparently very good. we went on a sunday and the georgetown chimes, their all-male a capella group, serenaded the dining rooms with three short, very well-done and entertaining numbers. all in all, the atmosphere was elegant and relaxing and it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great setting,Great food, great setting, but was overbooked and understaffed, so wait for table was too long, the front of the restaurant and the bar was crowded, the host staff was frantic, and the table service was friendly but intermittent until later in the meal when the tables had thinned out.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dining experiencesOne of the best dining experiences in DC. Amazing food. Fantastic service. They were running a little behind, and the manager gave everyone a free glass of champaign. I called ahead to have them write "happy birthday" on our dessert for my girlfriend's birthday, and they forgot about that--only complaint I have.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurant. ServiceFantastic restaurant. Service the best. Everything we ate or drank was fantastic. Truly one of the best restaurants I have ever been to.
Small individual dining rooms, which I thought was a plus and kept the noise down and the service up. Jackets are requested, which I did not have, but this was not a problem, except for me feeling out of place. This is diffently a restaurant where you want to dress up and wear a jacket.
Great ambience, food, and service!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM