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1789 Restaurant

1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
+1 202-965-1789
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rack of lamb” (24 reviews)
“halibut” (35 reviews)
“foie gras” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere in a pleasant historic building. I have never had a better pasta in the us (I am a true Italian) and the duck was phenomenal! Well done!

Thank Alberto S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice place, charming, not many tables, elegant decoration, service to the details. Octupus with porkbelly is a must! The duck has a great flavor! Very good list of wines by glass.

Thank rzccr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made reservations for this highly coveted restaurant. Looked forward to a wonderful experience but we were disappointed. We asked our server what he would recommend and he stated that the rack of lamb was a long standing favorite. We went with his recommendation. Our dinners...More

Thank summerof2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a charming setting, but the food and service were hit and miss throughout the night. It is the first time we ordered the tasting menu and ala carte menu. The timing of the meal was off and my wife felt rushed with...More

Thank Kleersite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was wonderful and the service was superb. Highly recommended. Two people at our table had fish and loved it. I had the vegetarian squash dish and loved it.

Thank carlok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ‘89 is a D.C. institution. And for good reason. After a few weird turns, it has returned to its roots. It is based on a wonderful, and occasionally somewhat “gamey” menu (venison anyone?) that ties the 18th and 21st centuries together. I had a...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From salads to solid mains, very American and somewhat eclectic menu with basics like ny strip steak done perfectly thrown in. Great wine selection including viognier from VA ..... get it. Service was perfect (thanks!)

Thank andrewcrosby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at 1789 last night, returning to the scene of the rehearsal dinner before our wedding 47 years ago. Over the decades, we have returned to 1789 from time to time when we have been in DC. It has had...More

Thank Soque S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The food was fantastic but the portions were quite small for the price being paid. We didn't realize the dress attire was "jacket preferred" until after we arrived and felt a bit under-dressed. I would recommend this for the couple or businessmen that want privacy...More

Thank Jared W
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a special place to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, and after researching I decided on 1789. I called the restaurant to reserve, making a note of the occasion for celebration. The hostess really did a great job on the phone offering...More

2  Thank Tiffany T
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Willowwolliw
28 March 2016|
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Response from Hermella W | Reviewed this property |
Hey There:) I think, we paid around $100 for two.
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Darkfelloww
3 February 2016|
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Response from OhioMaranello | Reviewed this property |
Dinner will be off the charts. Don't be afraid to sit in the smaller dining room near the bar. A lovely, intimate space you will most certainly enjoy. Foggy Bottom subway station is close. Check out how to access Kennedy... More
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schvitzNewYorkCity
10 September 2015|
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Response from ADVS | Reviewed this property |
I had no jacket, but most men did. And, the restaurant was a bit cold. I must add that the food was really mediocre, so I would recommend against going, no matter how you're dressed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 85
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
    (Prospect & 36th Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-965-1789
  • E-mail
Description
An upscale institution sitting on a quiet residential street in Georgetown, 1789 Restaurant has the charm of a historic country inn. Servicing classic and contemporary American cuisine, Executive Chef Samuel Kim's contemporary, seasonal menu blends the flavors of fresh regional ingredients into unique and delicious dishes. Pastry Chef Lauren Petri takes a modern twist on classic desserts. Awards and Recognition: 2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Zagat Top Ratings in Food, Service, Decor, and Most Popular DiRona Award Winner 3 Stars from 2014 Washingtonian magazine
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