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1789 Restaurant

1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
+1 202-965-1789
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (31 reviews)
“halibut” (32 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Romantic dinner that was exceptional. We did the Chef tasting with the wine pairing. Each course was exceptional and the Somm did a fabulous job with the pairing. I highly recommend this restaurant! It's not inexpensive but it is worth it.

Thank jlstester
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Overpriced "art" food. Nice setting, though a touch stuffy. Nice waiters. Very small menu. All a la carte. If you're a mini eater, with tons of money to burn, and like medium taste.... I'm a foodie & this wasn't even close to worth it.

Thank melissawm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1789 Restaurant is high-priced fine-dining; however, we got what we paid for here. We dined in a quiet corner of the green room. The room had a quiet relaxing atmosphere; the food was incredibly delicious; and we were given attentive service by our waiter who...More

1  Thank slimmyfoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've read the other reviews, and have to say I thought overall this was one of the best meals I've ever enjoyed, and I've traveled to nearly 100 different nations. Maybe I just ordered right...I did the tasting menu and stuck to fish courses. All...More

1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The meal was average. Small portions of fish with average taste except the tenderloin which was very good. Sablefish was awful. Not great. We have better fish for 1/8 the price in Norfolk, no joke. I spent $450 and it was not worth it in...More

Thank Petronius X
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

A classic Georgetown restaurAnt with a venerable history and memorabilia from Americas origins Back on top with better kitchen management and bar Extensive menu with much Choice for all appetites Enjoy best of Georgetown off prospect st NW at 37th near Georgetown U campus

Thank RMJ11
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Went to dinner with relatives and as soon as you walk in the restaurant you have the wow effect. Absolutely beautifull and classy restaurant. The location is amazing as well. We ordered rack of lamb, filet mignon, chilean sea bass, and a veal dish. All...More

1  Thank 926jeffu
Reviewed 8 June 2017

When you really want to celebrate, this is the place. 5 Star dining at it's finest ! It's no wonder, when you mention this restaurant, you get "Everyone's Attention"

Thank Mister C
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Superb experience at this restaurant - service, ambiance, delicious food - all components of a truly special evening. Highly recommend - not to be missed if you are in Georgetown!

Thank MichelleVitt
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My boyfriend took me to 1789 for my 27th birthday and we had an amazing time. The decor and atmosphere are so cool and the staff is friendly, courteous, and attentive. From start to finish we had a great time. But the food, oh the...More

1  Thank Kristina P
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28 March 2016|
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Response from Hermella W | Reviewed this property |
Hey There:) I think, we paid around $100 for two.
2 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
9 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$85
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
    (Prospect & 36th Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-965-1789
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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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