1789 Restaurant

4.9
5830 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
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5830 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ToniseHowell
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend to all who want great food, atmosphere and service, this is the place for you.

I also love the history that was shared about the restaurant as well.

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JayB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for V-Day and it was an amazing experience and meal. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff was excellent and friendly.

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AlbertV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for Valentine’s Day!

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service and care I’ve ever experienced! Will be going back for sure!

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KennyL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic dining experience all the way around. I would highly recommend and will certainly be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very expensive but amaz food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance.

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vipExcellent
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a great place for a special occasion.

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RobMcHoya
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in the midst of a pandemic, this DC classic manages to continue to shine. Rather than a special menu for Restaurant Week, they kept the usual menu, which is simply phenomenal. Food was perfectly prepared; service was stellar; and the atmosphere brings it all together. There's a reason why 1789 continues to be a DC "must do."

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HarapAlb
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was glad to see this place opened again and check the new full new menu during the DC restaurant week. As always the food and service was fabulous and our waiter Travis deserves lots of kudos, along with the chef and kitchen staff.
Five stars to everyone there and welcome back!

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KassieW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always exquisite here and the service is impeccable. Excellent dining experience every single time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! As always!

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ChrisR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unreal. Cool building too - love the downstairs room with the fireplace. Worth the cost for a special occasion!

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vipOpenTableRegular
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took advantage of DC Restaurant Week during the pandemic to enjoy a 3-course meal at 1789. Everything about the experience was outstanding, from the attentive, knowledgeable server, to the full range of menu options, to the elegant dining room with crackling fire. The melt-in-your-mouth short rib appetizer paired perfectly with crispy Brussels sprouts & delicate sweet potato puree, and the halibut with a brioche crust was delicious in the saffron-mussel sauce. My husband also loved his Caesar salad & beef tenderloin with brioche & foie gras, mmm. I recommend the black forest cake over the apple Paris-Brest, though both were tasty and beautifully presented.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing! The ambiance, service, and food can’t be beat.

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RichardT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 1789 top-drawer service started as my wife and I walked into 1789. Our coats were graciously taken and the host asked about our day. Her interest continued as she led us to our table. Another staff stood at our table menus in hand and helped seat both of us. It was the beginning of two wonderful hours of exceptional service that was exceeded only by the quality of the food. My wife came away believing that the grilled romaine elevated the Caesar salad to the top of the list of similar salads in DC. We both judged the crusted Halibut as above and beyond, maybe because 1789 presents it in a Brioche batter. 1789 is an experience in fine dining.

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vipMTaylor01
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best seat in the restaurant right in front of a fireplace with fire on a cold winter evening in DC. Food was phenomenal, service was impeccable, food was sensational.

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vipVeronicaM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the server calling me by name, the fireplace creating a warm inviting atmosphere and the amazing food made this the best experience. I will be back soon

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vipRobert
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treasure and consistent reward for all who visit it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the ultimate in fine dining. There is no other.

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vipMarciaT
Charlotte
50 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was over the top and Ive had alot of great dinners but this was cozy and quiet

Food was outstanding from cocktails to entree - The Foie Gras was the best I have had in a very long time.

Hats off to the new chef there!!! We will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful

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vipSaint
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Classic! Always reliable with excellent food and service. There is no place quite like it.

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Piercefield
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1789's superb service and elegant ambiance remain unchanged -- in fact, the reduction in the number of tables to comply with health requirements actually contributed to the atmosphere. Chef Eom's preparations of halibut and duck breast were fresh takes on classic entrees -- they were delicious. The Black Forest Petit Gateau was a tour de force -- ample for two.

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BobH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our anniversary go to restaurant because not only is it a classic, but they treat you special everytime.

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PrefixPriceNuances
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was delicious & extremely cozy

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Dianne
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1789 Restaurant is just amazing! It was very cozy and the Christmas decors were great! My friends and I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday and the end of our semester in school. We are so happy to kick off our holidays here. Thank you so much too for making my birthday special. I love the giveaway. I hope to come back soon! :)

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vipBibi
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was quiet and beautifully appointed. Next time, I will request to sit before the roaring fire. We had glasses of wine--the Stolpman Sirah & a top rated Cab Sauv from Napa. Excellent. I had the pheasant ballotine with fois gras and the veal tagliatelle. Both superb. In fact, I had leftover tagliatelle and brought it home to eat for lunch the next day, and it really made quite a good impression. My dining partner had the filet mignon with fois gras--divine. The dessert, a black forest cake pastry was a work of art and tasted like art--fine culinary art. I love this place--the maitre d' was very knowledgable and had a good personality. Wow, I have never eaten here after all these years--and now I will be a repeat client. Very impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, perfect date night!

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AnnekeT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and the staff helped us pair appropriate cocktails and wines with each dish. The staff were very accommodating, and the décor resonated with the 1789 theme. Absolutely recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have you ever wanted it all in life and got it? This is what happens when you dine at 1789. We are talking about pure ecstasy.

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RobertaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1789 always has been one of my favorites and I never thought it could actually get better!! Had the chance to have an amazing dinner after their reopening under the super talented Chef Kyoo Eom. The NANTUCKET BAY SCALLOPS were amazing and the ROAST RACK OF LAMB was probably the best I ever had. Can’t wait to go back and try out the rest of the menu and enjoy the amazing experience that all the staff provides you from the moment you enter the building. Well done and congratulations!!!
PS: I felt super safe when it comes to Covid Era. They are definitely providing you with a safe environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was super friendly and we felt at home in the cozy atmosphere. The food was superb! Highly recommend.

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vipFritzS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have not been in quiet some time. Brian was fabulous ,very helpful in guiding us .The Chefs new creations where great some classic's some new.
Halibut was cooked perfect ,cant wait to go back.
The Dessert was spectacular!!

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vipjuleetreena
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner here. Being in a restaurant, away from our families we were excited to find this place. It was a great experience and we felt like we were in our family dining room. Our server and the Sommelier were amazing!! And the sommelier was an expert in Bordeaux wines 😊😊😊

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vipKyne
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hard to beat the ambience and location for this Georgetown classic. Great food too, to be sure, and loved the optional addition of Truffles this winter. When the bar area re-opens, will be even better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday brunch in DC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and reasonable price!

LB
LizB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite special occasion restaurant. Their fish is always excellent and so it the service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with outstanding hospitality and ambiance. Definitely one of DC’s finest gems!

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 5830 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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