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!
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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
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
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.
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
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!)
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
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
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