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1789 Restaurant

4849 reviews
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$50 and over
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Sitting on a quiet residential street in Georgetown, 1789 Restaurant has the charm of a historic country inn. Our contemporary seasonal menu blends the flavors of fresh regional ingredients into unique and delicious dishes.

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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Open for Sunday Brunch on Easter and Mother's Day.

Closed Christmas Day and July 4.
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Phone number
(202) 965-1789
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Cross street
Prospect & 36th Streets
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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Special events & promotions
Easter Brunch
Mother's Day Brunch
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Location and atmosphere make 1789 Restaurant the perfect choice for private events. It has all the charm of an elegant country inn, and is situated right in the heart of Georgetown. Private rooms are available for luncheons, dinners, weddings, business meetings and cocktail receptions.

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What 4849 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

An excellent (but expensive) meal. The service was outstanding, each entrée and appetizer (and dessert) was perfect. We were in the front room, and the little café-style chairs were very uncomfortable if you ever wanted to lean back -- it felt like you were reclining on a bamboo rack.

We will be back!

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My girlfriends came to visit me from Miami for a girls weekend. We enjoyed our meal, ambiance and wine .. our waitress was amazing! Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Classic Georgetown restaurant with great food

LKKB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing, I went with my boyfriend for our 1-year anniversary and the food was great, service was great, and they even gave us a personalized menu, a card, and a take-home dessert gift to celebrate our anniversary.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It’s nice experience. Good service and food in general. The tasting menu is great, totally worths it . We had the oyster, foie gras, scallop, and duck. The oyster was little bit not as well as I expected. But all the others were perfect.

vipmouseandhung (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I reserved 1789 but was seated next door in a sports bar with paintings of football players on the wall - not very romantic!

vipWhack (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We love 1789 and we decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a very special dinner. We tried the seven course tasting menu and it was the best meal we have ever had. Each course contained superior ingredients and new flavors. The presentation was amazing as well. As always the service was attentive, warm and welcoming. Congratulations to 1789’s new chef.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food, service and environment is always amazing every time we go!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our Valentines Day celebration. We had dined here many years ago in our youth. The meal was delicious, and service was superb. It was perfect. We will definitely return.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I was told that “all wine bottles would be 50% off, however, I was informed just as they were opening a bottle of Opus One that all wines over $250 would be full price. I was extremely disappointed with this, but the food was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Manager was not friendly. I asked to move our table, since it was really dark, they didn’t respond to my request. I couldn’t see my food and my bass had fishy smell. As general they did not give good service so I didn’t enjoy my dinner which cost us $200 for 2. I can’t recommend it as before it was my favorite place.

Jpfob (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Except for the valets great

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Very old fashion decor. Quiet place, the food was just OK. Not worth the $180 we spent on two people. The staff is very attentive.
The reservation comments sent back after making reservation in Open Table specified a jacket "required" for men, however a lot of men showed up wearing jeans and casual clothes (that alone spoiled my night). Don't specify a jacket anywhere if you are NOT going to follow thru!!
The bread was very good. I ate the recommended duck dish and it was just OK, nothing to rave about. The portions are small which I liked but at the same time I wonder how much smaller are the portions if you choose the pre fixe chef recommended menu (the waitress said portions were smaller if you chose that option). The food is served on a big plate, which is OK IF THE PLATE is super shiny and new, however the plates at the restaurant are showing some tear and wear stains so in that case it just made food look bad. It's just a white plate, go and buy new ones please.

I loved the fact they have complimentary valet parking and coat check-in.

JoeE (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Liked the renovation, new bar in the old F. Scott Fitzgerald area a nice touch, Sean is an awesome bartender. Server was knowledgeable, patient. Food (Cod and bass) good but not spectacular.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I went here for her birthday and the staff presented her with a card after our dinner. Excellent service.