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1789 Restaurant

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1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627 (Prospect & 36th Streets)
+1 202-965-1789
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 10:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an early Valentine's Day celebration (2 couples) on 2/13. Intimate setting. Warm and inviting. Lovely decorations. Jacket recommended. Even though we were sat at a table in the middle of the front room, it had a very cozy feel and conversations could be had at a low volume. Wine list and beers exhaustive in a good way. Knowledgeable... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is absolutely excellent. However, it really is not worth the expense. Despite being delicious, the food comes in very small portions and is incredibly overpriced. Even for a very nice restaurant, which 1789 is, I couldn't believe how much they were charging for such small plates. My advice: If you're paying, eat somewhere else.

Thank dr2222
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm, cozy environment with small portions, but very tasty food. We were impressed by the creative presentation of all the courses. Perfect for any special occasion or romantic dinner. Service was exceptional by friendly wait staff.

Thank Carol H
Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband booked us here for Valentine's Day Dinner. They had their full menu and a pre fixed option.. We opted for the regular menu since we had not been there before. The food was Excellent, I had the lamb which was great. And my husband had the Sirloin which was good as well. The food did take a while... More 

Thank FFXTravelers
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to bring a client or a special occasion. I brought a friend of mine who was a also a potential partner and neither of us had been there before. The menu had really good choices as they promote the fixed course theme with outstanding choices. I would have rated it 5 stars if the portion sizes were... More 

Thank Erwin K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner at 1789, which we used as the location to celebrate our engagement. The combination of food, service and atmosphere were fantastic. The menu is prix fixe, but is presented in a very flexible way--in other words, you're asked to pick whether you want a 4, 5 or 6 course meal, but you can mix and... More 

Thank Alex H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for restaurant week and because this is such a high priced place the RW portions were smaller than their normal entree size. That aside, everything about the food and drinks was heavenly. Literally little bites of heaven with each taste. My hubby and I are planning to go back for our 1st anniversary coming up in a couple... More 

Thank Dawn D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from the university area to the restaurant. It was a lovely long walk! However it was worth it. It was a special evening and this was the restaurant for such an event. The cocktails, food, wine and service were excellent. The ambience of the setting was perfect for the group . The waiters were very attentive and helpful.... More 

Thank lizjoan
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An upscale fine dining restaurant, it is a good place to treat your closest friends. The interior deco is unique, so is the food, the service is great and first class.

Thank mei2000ca
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had sweetbreads with Maine scallops and this was a meal I will remember and savored simply great. My grandson and son tried venison and thought it to be wonderful. My wife and daughter-in-law raved about the striped bass and my granddaughter enjoyed halibut. For desert the adults tried a concoction called "The White Album" it was a coconut sorbet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$85
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?