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1789 Restaurant

4.7
4.7
5829 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

2020 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence; Zagat Top Ratings in Food, Service, Decor, and Most Popular; DiRona Award Winner

Executive Chef Kyoo Eom

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 965-1789

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kyoo Eom

  • Catering

    Call us at 202.965.1789

  • Private party facilities

    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 brunches, luncheons, dinners, weddings, business meetings and cocktail receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Gena Garcia: (877) 273-4238

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Cross street

    Prospect & 36th Streets

  • Parking details

    Street parking available; Nearest parking lot: PMI Parking Lot - 3307 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,829 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Best Service

  • District of Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • District of Columbia

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good, kind of pricey and small portions. The service was great
  2. L

    Lilibeth

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb as usual! Food is creative without being crazy inedible. Nice variations on traditional fare. Service is exceptional. It’s our go to for anniversaries, birthdays and holidays.
  3. EM

    EmmeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband here for his birthday and it exceeded expectations. What we loved about this place: -Excellent, attentive staff. -Incredibly inventive and delicious food that was beautifully presented. I had the gotten the scallops intending to share them with my husband, but found that I didn't want to give up a bite of this incredible dish.... when I confided this to him, he confessed that he felt the same about his halibut dish! -Beautiful historic space. -And best of all, we could hear each other because it wasn't loud. :) We would definitely return!
  4. KT

    KTap

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Hosey, Ben and team were amazing. Above and beyond.
  5. RL

    RayL

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was quick and friendly. Very classy and sophisticated. I will definitely go back when I’m in DC.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails, amazing wait staff, and great ambiance. Will definitely be coming back.
  7. DE

    DavidE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived for first seating so we had the entire restaurant to ourselves for almost a half hour. Had a wonderful time. Food is very good. Service was also top level.
  8. w

    waynepotts

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was the best. Great advice and very attentive. Food was outstanding.
  9. T

    Trish

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary could not have been more perfect due to all the attention the restaurant’s staff did to acknowledge it. The meal was outstanding! We will be returning for a large celebration of our 50th!!!
  10. CG

    CarrieG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the staff, food, and cocktails were exceptional. This restaurant consistently delivers an amazing experience across the board and remains on of our favorites for special events and celebrations.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting, food, and service.
  12. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Feines Essen in tollem Ambiente mit historischem Touch
  13. PK

    PaulK

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Went there with another couple who was in town. Been there before years ago, and brought friends there because the place has certain DC charm. While the service was good, the food was largely mediocre (ended up sending tuna crudo back), with portions on the smaller side. Came back home, and ended up ordering pizza because after appetizers and main courses, we were still hungry. Not coming back :(
  14. LD

    LeanneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, Beautiful restaurant and outstanding service. Brian, the Sommelier is incredibly helpful and very personable-one if they best we’ve had.
  15. DL

    DLB1

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious,inventive food (and cocktails). Excellent service and ambience. Great place for a special occasion dinner.
  16. WS

    WendyS

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Hadn’t been there in years. Forgot how lovely it is. Food was just great. What a nice evening.
  17. RG

    RobG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Less than I expected from all I’ve seen about 1789. Service seemed to be rushed; food was good and well-presented but not spectacular. We were seated in the bar with a reservation - seemed odd to me. Maybe they reserve the dining room for regular customers?
  18. IO

    marmelaIOPS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always - excellent ambiance, excellent food, and the service is impeccable. I enjoyed a quiet and lovely dinner. Kudos to the staff who were exceptionally attentive and kind. I've been coming here for the last 20 years and it still lives up to its promise.
  19. KT

    KameyT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the moment you are greeted at the door is amazing....the service and the food! The food is just sooo good! Worth every dime! Love the feel of the restaurant and the attentiveness of the staff. It was a great dinner! If I could just bottle the smell of the oysters being smoked.. 😊❤
  20. RI

    RIchardX

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The best of classy old-school, great for pretending you’re in “All the President’s Men”
  21. JT

    JohnT

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Every aspect was fabulous. Quiet. Intimate. Professional staff. Food is priced higher end. But it will be a memorable experience.
  22. MD

    MarianneD

    Connacht

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, fantastic service and beautiful ambiance ❤️❤️
  23. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Really expensive - but a beautiful restaurant. Great wine list (try the Grenache), good food. Dessert in particular was spectacular.
  24. L

    Loxley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The services was outstanding and so was the ambience! We loved the personal touches that 1789 applied that will help my wife and myself remember our 20th annivessary!
  25. C

    Chip

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined at 1789 prior to heading to the airport. The hostess kindly took care of my luggage. Excellent classic French fare and lovely ambience. Foie gras and sole meunière were divine. I highly suggest the Meyer Lemon cremeux dessert My waiter recommended great wine pairings and the GM checked in often to ensure high level of satisfaction. My only regret is recalling my waiter’s name so I can request him when I return.
  26. LT

    LesleyThompson

    Key West

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was surprising original and very well done. Service was impeccable too
  27. DH

    DavidH

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was wonderful to be somewhere quiet with outstanding food and great service. The ris de veau was a different presentation than most French restaurants and very tasty. The sorbets were out of this world. They were extremely flavorful and not icy. The Dover sole, short ribs, duck and halibut were all memorable.
  28. c

    coco

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful overall place to celebrate a special occasion. Main seating area was noisy because of a large group next to our table but, upon request, was moved to an available table in the library which was perfect. Waitress couldn’t have been nicer and service perfect. Food excellent and waitress most helpful in going through menu items.
  29. CR

    CRew

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening at 1789. The cocktails and brioche crusted halibut were fantastic!
  30. CB

    CherylB

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We always love our dining experience at 1789!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing service. Everything we ate was excellent. The drinks were poppin. Brioche crusted Halibut and Duck were very tasty. Our group also had the short rib and beef tenderloin. Everything was great. Will come again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so kind and made our anniversary so special. They also were informative and gave great recommendations.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine was utter perfection and a dreamy menu and exquisite ingredients and presentation. I hope to dine there again when we come to town.
  34. I

    Idris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everything was cooked to perfection. Servers very attentive and helpful. know a little something about french cuisine so you know what you're eating to make sure you order something you'd like. The servers were very helpful making sure I knew what I was getting. It was great.
  35. WJ

    WilliamJ

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good although fully priced. The decor is somewhat old school, as you might imagine in a Georgetown restaurant that’s been there a long time and has a name 1789. It was nothing special however. The location is what really makes it and of course it’s over top of the tombs pub which is pretty much a Georgetown university college bar place.
  36. DM

    DuckMan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food great time
  37. S

    Shannon

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1789 was a wonderful place to celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday! We especially enjoyed the cocktails, leek and potato soup, and scallops.
  38. Y

    Yolanda

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant has been a favorite of mine for four decades. I found the wine list to accommodate the most discriminating kinda sure as well as one considering his budget. The sparkling rosé was excellent. The sole meunière was a absolutely delicious as was the bread . I will certainly go back just for the sole. My guest indicated that the lamb was good however he was underwhelmed at the flavor.
  39. RA

    RichardA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    1789 has got even better since our last visit three years ago. High quality food and wine and reasonable prices.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Short ribs were as tough as belt leather. Everything else was fine. Excellent wine list.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

1789 Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 1789 Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 965-1789.

1789 Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5829 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for 1789 Restaurant

1226 36th St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20007

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Prospect & 36th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available; Nearest parking lot: PMI Parking Lot - 3307 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kyoo Eom

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 965-1789

  • Catering

    Call us at 202.965.1789

  • Private party facilities

    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 brunches, luncheons, dinners, weddings, business meetings and cocktail receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Gena Garcia: (877) 273-4238

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