1789 Restaurant

4.9
5877 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5877 people are saying
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SarahK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful little place with a great atmosphere. All of the food was great and the process were not outrageous. The drinks were great as well. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! The Mediterranean Sea Bass was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific night. Highly recommend the halibut and lobster. Tasty cream diplomat for dessert. Cozy spot. I will be back

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vipMike
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Our waitress, Radu??, was terrific with great recommendations.

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vipohlaurenone
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent as usual. We love this restaurant!

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CRew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at 1789. The staff was kind and attentive. The menu items were superb and well executed. We felt appropriately distanced from other patrons. We will be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Not cheap, but worth it. We enjoyed every minute.

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vipTrevorK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, corkage was $30, helped with food selection and the food came out quickly.

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vipMark
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with food and service!

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A tremendous restaurant! It blends perfect service with delicious food and a lovely setting. The photos online do not do the beautiful Christmas decorations justice. I look forward to returning!

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AbigailB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll start off by saying that I’m from New Orleans, and not to toot our own horn but IMO we have some of the best food in the world. I’ve also traveled to many places and countries and eaten a lot of good meals.
This meal was in the top 2 best meals I’ve ever had. The quality and preparation of ingredients, the combination of interesting and trustworthy flavors. The sea bass had a briny salty flavor which somehow hilighted the nostalgic nautical flavor of fish meals from my childhood while being deliciously fresh. The veal tagliatelle’s sauce had a flavor profile so complex and scrumptious I could’ve easily devoted the whole thing but had to share with my husband. The service was impeccable. Total hospitality, attentiveness, and charm that made us tourists feel like royal locals.
And honestly, worth the price. 2 dined on a multi-course meal and had 3 alcoholic drinks for $170 which for such a fine experience was truly not that bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and quiet atmosphere. Food was fresh and had unique takes.

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vipMarciaT
Charlotte
50 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Had been once before and was expecting that over the top service and great meal but I was disappointed for sure

Waited close to 15 minutes before anyone approached us and they were not busy at all

Halibut and monkfish were fishy and wasn’t up to what we expected

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vipAMS1
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with great atmosphere
Looking forward to going back again

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vipTimT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent time at 1789! Terrance was great and you would not have known it was his first day at the restaurant. He know the menu front to back. Try the rack of venison.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience there. Our waiter was great! Best food ever. A lovely place for fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missed the Carolers!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been blessed to eat in many fine restaurants over 34 years of marriage, but 1789 Restaurant is in the very top experiences… wonderful in every respect of casual elegance and absolutely terrific food and service. GO GO GO!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th wedding Anniv celebration for my brother and his wife.

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vipLAkSy
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service and food with creative cuisine

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vipSteady
Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Risotto in squid ink was too sour and underdone. Risotto is the bane of many a qualified kitchen. Service was superb and cocktails worldly.

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vipFaye
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a premier restaurant! 1789 is the perfect 5-star destination to celebrate, in this case, my Husband's 65th birthday. Not only were we shown to an exclusive table but also presented with a menu that had Happy Birthday written on it! The food was exquisite, rack of lamb for him and duck breast for me. The service was impeccable. And the Christmas decorations added another touch of beauty to the marvelous dining area. I love 1789. Then we walked through the hallway to Fitzgeralds for a nightcap. It was the perfect ending to a remarkable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One like we never experienced before. Food, cocktails, service, just name it and they mastered.

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bets
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling from CA and visited a restaurant I had last eaten at over 50 years ago when I was a child - i was not disappointed

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vipDCinDC
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you team Clyde's
Always a wonderful experience

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AlbaS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable decor if u like history
Highly recommended restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom and daughter Christmas

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vipSusie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The butternut squash soup was sublime.

My server could not have been more accommodating.

Very professional and very warm and welcoming at the same time.

Tasteful holiday decorations added to the ambiance.

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ThomasT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. When my husband got up to go to the men’s room the hostess came over to refold his napkin and place it on the table neatly folded. Classy. The music was just the right level. Didn’t have to scream across the table. I had the duck. Delicious. My husband had the sea bass also excellent. The restaurant was intimate and decorated for Christmas. Reasonable price for dinner at a upscale restaurant. Will definitely go back when we return again to DC.

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate the Holiday Season.

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vipWendyB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Chef made a special fois gras appetizer for me that was so special, best ever.
Always fantastic service and atmosphere. Food is always perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family holiday

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The epitome of fine dining!!! Could not have had a more exquisite dinner in a beautiful and romantic setting. We were in complete culinary heaven!!!!! 5 stars and then some!! Loved the friendly and very well trained wait staff. Never felt rushed and truly one of those very memorable dining experiences never to be forgotton!!!

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TonyaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was provided by Travis. He was attentive, delightful and offered excellent recommendations. The rest of the service team was also very kind.

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vipRomanoD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great gourmet food, came to DC just to dine at this restaurant, never disappointed.

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vipGBdine
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1789 is a classic with great service, great food and nice quiet setting with fireplace burning. First time back in a while and it did not disappoint.
Cheers!

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XAVIER
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful night, as well as an excellent dinner as usual. Excellent food and service 👌 see you soon.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've dined at 1789 four times in the last couple of years, and it's always a very pleasant experience. Yes, it's an expensive restaurant, but the food is excellent, the portions hearty, and the cocktails are always delightful. Service has been uniformly first-rate.

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Disappointed
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ordered beef tenderloin medium-came well done. Ordered napa cab- got French cab.

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vipMeredithD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for thanksgiving and it was absolute perfection!

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 4.9 stars by 5877 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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