2017 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence; Zagat Top Ratings in Food, Service, Decor, and Most Popular; DiRona Award Winner; 3 Stars from 2017 Washingtonian magazine.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
1789 Restaurant offers an a la carte Thanksgiving menu from 12pm to 9pm.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
1789 Restaurant offers an a la carte Christmas Eve menu from 4pm to 10pm.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
My husband and I went for restaurant week. The staff was amazing. Truly amazing. I would recommend this place any time you want to have a wonderful dinner.
A lovely venue with great and attentive service. However, I was disappointed with the dinner entrees offered during restaurant week.
First-class food and service! Our party of long-standing friendships couldn’t have gone to a better restaurant to enjoy our evening.
Generally the food was okay. The appetrizer was very upscale and tasty. Parts of the main dish were much too salty. The dessert was excellent. Unfortunately I had siginificant gastrointestinal problems the night and next day after the meal. While it is possible that it was unrelated to the food I am a bit suspicious.
The service was very friendly and attentative but there was too long a wait between courses.
We would prefer that items offered for Restaurant Week be from the main menu rather than a special Restaurant Week menu.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, mainly because our server, Gregory, was excellent. He was attentive without hovering over us. The food was great, in terms of quality and freshness of ingredients. Preparation is not the most inventive but I will take traditional preparation for overall good result over some inedible modern twist dishes. I gave only four stars for food because all my dishes were a bit too salty. (And I tend to add salt to everything.) Otherwise, all was lovely. Highly recommended. Glad to have found this gem in DC.
The restaurant has really cool period decor; it even has a gaslamp chandelier. The service was excellent. I split a large bottle of cider with a friend and the waiter kept it on ice and refilled our glasses. We went for restaurant week so it was a good deal. My only complaint was that the chef had a heavy hand with the salt.
The food was delicious, creative, and well-represented. The server and service were attentive but not intrusive. The restaurant even uses different glassware to signal the wait staff whether each diner is drinking still or sparkling water so they don't need to ask. The pace of each course was comfortable, but not rushed. When asked, the server gave helpful comments on various dishes, which helped us make great choices. I was very pleased with the halibut, scallop and shrimp "stew", which is not really a stew but but seafood perched on a moist bed of delicate vegetables and my companion was delighted by the moistness of a well-done pork duo. The sound level was wonderfully low. Great evening!
Best Restaurant in Georgetown!!
Service is quite good, but food is under my expectation.
I had a seafood dish, which contains an item (tastes like squid meatball) that is way too salty.
The chicken dish is not made of whole chicken breast, but in a innovative way of grounded chicken meat that is reshaped into chicken thigh. However, it lost the texture of chicken meat, which is kinda weird. I liked it, but another person doesn't.
The dessert is of good quality, but too sweet for both of my party. We didn't finish our dessert.
Overall, I still think this is a good restaurant, just not as good as what I heard.
1789 was fantastic!! We had a wonderful time that was filled with delightful service and exceptional food. I highly recommend 1789 for any occasion.
We celebrated our anniversary at 1789 and it was so perfect! Everybody and everything for our dinner was memorable and special - thanks so much!
Rob is a friendly bartender
The "pri fixe" style summer menu with wine pairing was an excellent value at $69/pp---the appetizers were good along with most of the entrees (chicken was meh) though desserts I was a bit disappointed.
The service was excellent, professional and attentive; only thing that was odd was they asked about a special occasion, which it was, along with the recipient and spelling of their name, which I gave them. However there was no cake/cookie or anything else offered all evening.
Thought it was a bit odd....perhaps a communication breakdown somewhere down the line?
We will be back!
Delicious summer seasonal menu and great service
No only good but excellent.
Very kind services of the whole staff.
We enjoyed our evening a lot
Everything was amazing, food, service, ambiance. We were celebrating my wife's birthday, and from arriving, the hostess greeted us and wished a happy birthday to her, so did the waitress, and her menu had a Happy Birthday sign. When leaving, she received a HB card and a copy of the menu, together with a nice small pastry.
As always 1789 outdoes it self in every way! Great food, great atmosphere, great ambience, great staff!
Good but not great. Certainly not a good value. There are better options.
We celebrated my husband’s birthday there last night, and as usual, the food was outstanding. The ambiance was lovely - quiet and relaxed. Although the food is a bit pricey they offer a nice selection of unusual combinations. My husband’s rack of lamb disappeared before I finished half of my lobster! And my favorite morsel was the hot peach with goat cheese. If we had had room for dessert we might have asked for another one of the chef’s amuse-bouche of shrimp ceviche- yum.
My husband and I celebrated his birthday there. We were late, but we called to let them know and the host was understanding, friendly, and accommodating - on the phone and upon our arrival. At the table, they provided my husband with a menu that said, "Happy Birthday" at the top; they wrote "Happy Birthday" in chocolate sauce on his dessert plate; and they provided him with a birthday card and a souvenir menu. It was a lovely and elegant touch. The server was very pleasant, timely, and not overbearing. She also worked with the kitchen to accommodate a special substitution request. The food was delicious and worked well with the suggested wine pairings. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we will return.
1789 is not a new experience for us; have visited many times but especially for our wedding anniversary.
Everything is done exceptionally well, and the extra touches are terrific. And the food it terrific, too.
Fantastic staff and food. It was my wife’s birthday and they took such great care of us and accolades us in every way including her major food allergies. Complimentary valet parking as well. Definitely would recommend to everyone wanting a nice meal.
One of the best places anywhere. Great food! Loved the seafood bisque and all the food! The ambiance is wonderful. All the staff are awesome! Drinks great! Dessert terrific! On the expensive side but so worth it!!!
We return periodically on trips to DC. Always super-excellent!!
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at 1789 Restaurant. We really had a great experience. The food was delicious. We brought our own wine but was not charged a cork fee (it is waived on Tuesdays), so that was great. The server was attentive. The 5-course tasting menu was an adequate amount. They gave us a small gift at the end which was a nice touch. We found the interior design to be a bit more traditional to our taste (we are more of modern / minimalistic people), but that was not as important as food for us. Overall I would recommend the place to friends who want to celebrate a special day.
I got the five course tasting menu w/wine pairing and it did not disappoint. I was to full to eat the dessert.
Another wonderful birthday celebration at 1789. Quite expensive but very much worth it. Excellent service, a lovely old world space, and fantastic food!
If you want to have a delectable dinner with beautiful ambiance go to 1789. The ambiance is serene and the service is the best in the city. The ingredients are innovative and delicious. The presentation is amazing.
Disappointing. Went in for the summer tasting menu - crab bisque: heavy cream in a bowl w a hint of crab flavor. The chicken and fois gras: over cooked dry chicken w bland fois gras in a broth the likes of water under a grocery store cooked rotisserie chicken. Only saving grace was the dessert..
The food and service here are both outstanding, and the manner in which the management and staff handled my low carb requirement was most impressive! Our waiter, Anil, was the star of the show, and went out of his way to give us the perfect evening. If you are looking for elegant dining in a comfortable atmosphere, book a table at the 1789!
Outstanding. Exceptional service. Summer menu with wine pairing was an excellent value.
The service was terrific as well as the food! Our waiter had excellent recommendations. Lovely atmosphere!
Paired wines were perfect
Birthday dinner. Spectacular in every way.
Wow. It was such a beautiful experience all around. Amazing food. Amazing place.
Not the right place to go for a nice dinner with your date. Tables are so packed together it’s impossible to have a conversation, and if you don’t smell like money you’ll be treated with disdain from the moment you walk in. Our waitress started laying on the charm after we ordered some pricy drinks, which just made it more uncomfortable. We did not stay for dinner and won’t be going back.
Pretty terrible. The place was empty on a Saturday night except for a loud table of 8. We had to ask for almost every of service - to order drinks, to see the menus, to order dinner, to order a re-fill, etc. The waiter explained that the hamburgers come with two thin patties so that the chef can precisely control the done-ness. Mine was ordered Medium Rare but was served with a cold/dark red/uncooked center. And crazy expensive for what it is. Will not return, ever.