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About 1789 Restaurant
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.
Washington, DC 20007
American, Seafood, Steak
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.
Prospect & 36th Streets
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Mother's Day Brunch
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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.
1789 Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Drove down from NYC and thought since it was our anniversary, we went to 1789 for a special dining experience and the didn’t disappoint.
The room was beautiful and there was a roaring fire which provided an amazing ambiance.
The food was deliciously prepared and made with some very innovative ingredients. Sea Scallops with Sweetbreads and a for Instance.
We thoroughly enjoyed every bite.
Harvey & Ronnie - NYC
expensive for the portion size - hasd things didnt like on dishes and chef had an attitude removing them as conveyed by the server
the server seemed to be lookinmg down her nose
didnt have a hot coffee drink
wanted to be seated where we could be comfortable 1 partner had to face the wall - whjen both dont like their back to the room that is an issue
We were in DC for my 54th birthday and college visit. Made reservations for 1789 based on online reviews. Great food and service. Our niece was with us and has a food allergy. Our waiter asked about food allergies after taking our orders and was able to have her selection modified in order to accommodate her needs. The wine and cocktail selection is superb and the hostess was helpful in securing a cab for us at the end of dinner. We would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the DC area.
1789 used to be all about solid, traditional fare. Since its expansion into the building next door, it's gotten more creative and adventurous. That's generally a good thing, but sometimes simple is better. Regardless, a fantastic meal with fantastic service.
Amazing service. Went for New Years Eve - very nice restaurant. We ate on the new side which is very nice but the old side has all the history. Our server Michael was amazing. We went over to the old side to sit at the small bar and the bartender Bob was also amazing, he even explained the history of the bar to us. Very special place.
Lovely spot - inviting, sophisticated, very professional while remaining warm and friendly. Several winter dishes that have stood the test of time and were carefully prepared. Broad wine list that was thoughtfully assembled as well. Definitely on the return list.
1789 did not disappoint. The server was quite knowledgeable about the menu offerings, the atmosphere was peaceful, and the food was wonderful. The wine list was extensive with choices ranging in price from accessible to quite expensive. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion, unless you are wealthy and can dine like this all the time!
The perfect spot for a romantic dinner! The staff went above and beyond to make our anniversary dinner special. We sat at the bar beforehand and had great conversation with the bartender named Shawn. He shook our hands and addressed us by name! The food was exquisite and the ambiance was romantic. Great choice!
We celebrated a birthday at 1789 on our visit to Washington DC 12/21/17...They couldn't have been more welcoming on our special occasion. The service was exemplary and the meal extraordinary. We would without hesitation recommend 1789 and would go again in a heartbeat...Thanks so much all at 1789 for making our day so special (especially Felix )...
We were seated in the new bar section of the restaurant. It has an uninspired plain decor. We were seated next to the kitchen door, which provided a constant distraction throughout our time/evening. While our server was most pleasant and gracious, given the ambiance, the distraction of the kitchen door, and the pricing, I would not recommend this restaurant. In truth, our dining experience was a great disappointment. This is the first time I have ever offered a negative review.
1789 has undergone a significant facelift with a completely redone interior. Can't say I'm a fan of the new look. It's modern and bland. I miss the colonial character and charm of the former decor. That being said, the food is still wonderful and worth going for. I enjoyed a wonderful venison tartare and a delicious cod with bacon lardons. So at least the quality of the meal hasn't changed!
Surprised that there are no salads on the menu! Our fish was perfectly prepared and was the appropriate size, unlike most of the monster portions we see most places. Yet having said that , I was dismayed by the tiny dessert. We split the apple crisp which barely had a total of four bites...2 for each of us. I laughed when the I heard the table of 4 beside us order the same item to share for the table! Nonetheless, our dinner was good, our waitress excellent and the Christmas Carolers were a marvelous surprise.
I always considered 1789 to be the quintessential, old school Georgetown establishment. I booked it to treat one of my oldest friends, visiting from the West Coast. We were seated near the fireplace, as I requested, and the evening began just as expected. The holiday ambience was lovely. The cocktails were perfect, and the little jewel salad was sublime. We asked for one of the least expensive bottles of wine, and it was wonderful. After our waiter opened our wine, things went downhill. The fire alarm went off, and for the next 40 minutes we had to endure the ear splitting alarm and flashing red lights. Fire trucks arrived outside (we finally had to go out the front door to get relief for a few minutes), but we were assured there was no fire. We returned inside to our table, with the expectation that the alarm would be turned off, but it just continued, making any conversation impossible. To my amazement, as most of the other patrons were hurriedly bundling up and leaving with the alarm still blaring, our waiter served our entrees with a smile, as if nothing was wrong. The rack of lamb and the short ribs were delicious, but frankly we could hardly enjoy the dinner. The alarm finally stopped, but then it started again after a few seconds. Twice more it stopped and started again. We ate as quickly as we could. Our waiter finally did apologize, took the wine off the check, and we were each given $20 gift certificates. When the alarm finally stopped for good, we were about the only diners left. We reopened our wine that had been sealed for us to take home, but our ears were ringing and dessert just did not appeal at that point.
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