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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%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (31 reviews)
“halibut” (32 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
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1 - 10 of 679 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great service, they were great with my kid and just a nice old school atmosphere. The inside invokes class. Beef Tartare: smoked red onion vinaigrette, mustard seeds, sea buckthorn berry, poached quail eggs, black pepper tuile $17. Cool but sweet and with a nice finish...More

Thank Damian C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had the tasting menu with the wine. It was wonderful. DW had a great meal too. She is a picky eater and not a foodie by any stretch. She enjoyed everything.

Thank JerseyRobusa
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great place! We love great food treated well and 1789 did not disappoint. The service was impeccable, from the engaging barman to all the waitstaff who were very attentive and took pride in their work. Our pasta appetisers were up there with the...More

Thank onedaylikethis
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though I live nearby, I don't remember ever eating here and now wonder why...We had an early reservation (get reservations) so it was quiet and no service issues. Great food options at this while tablecloth eatery. This place has been famous for fine dining...More

Thank Explorer1904
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

High end restaurant located in a historic building in Georgetown. We ate here during a visit to DC on an unseasonably warm evening. We booked ahead, as it is a popular venue. The dining room we ate in was comfy and cosy and the servers...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now this is a memorable dining experience. The food is excellent, what comes out of the kitchen is inspired. I had the tuna tartare was excellent and light, little cavier on the top. Next was the halibut, my favorite fish. light flakey with a toasted...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants we have been to . We were celebrating two of our friends birthdays . The staff were so professional. They put our friends name on the menu to congrats them on their birthdays. They gave them gifts at the end...More

Thank libra206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a favorite when I lived in the neighborhood. We recently revisited it for a special occasion. They had scaffolding up all across the front, spoiling the ambience of the arrival but valet parking was quick and efficient. We were seated in a very...More

Thank Nabobs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on a corner of Georgetown University property (and currently under renovation) and across the street to where the Exorcist was filmed the building is a classic restoration of an old Federal building with historic travel posters adorning the lounge area. All Presidents since JFK...More

1  Thank TonyK300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions. The Prices and service are exceptional. The waiters are professional and helpful. My favorite meal was the sea bass which not many restaurants serve. The atmosphere is elegant in an old style. They know how...More

Thank rickfromVA2
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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