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1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627 (Georgetown)
+1 202-965-1789
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Ranked #22 of 2,722 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $85
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
Neighborhood: Georgetown
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Prospect & 36th Streets
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 Sam Kim's contemporary, seasonal menu blends the flavors of fresh regional ingredients into unique and delicious dishes. Pastry Chef Ryan Westover takes a modern twist on classic desserts. Awards and Recognition: 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Zagat Top Ratings in Food, Service, Decor, and Most Popular DiRona Award Winner 3 Stars from 2012 Washingtonian magazine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were at 1789 for DC Restaurant Week and it was packed. To its credit, the restaurant was doing a good job of coping with the high numbers. The atmosphere was great and the food and wine was delicious. We were particularly pleased that we had opted for the wine pairing menu. It really worked well. The complimentary valet parking... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We celebrated New Years Even by having dinner at 1789. It was fantastic! Its sophisticated by relaxed and the food was fantastic.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very fancy place! Clássico style and tradicional spot. Good wine options and tasty starters, excellent main courses, fabulous desserts. Very romantic!

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Charleston, South Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Took my girlfriend there for a very special night after proposing marriage in the Limousine on the way over. Told our waiter and within minutes the restaurant had sent over complimentary champagne. The manager came over to congratulate us and before we left they gave us a gold wrapped scroll of the menu and a card from the restaurant and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

In short this is a must visit when in Washington. The reception, ambience, food and service was first rate. Food and wine was wonderful with a good wine menu. Cheese board was one of the best I had with an exceptional Blue cheese availbale (cant remember the name!). Within the trendy and fashonable Georgetown. The best thing however about this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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170 reviews 170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

While the holiday decor makes December dining here a special treat, the food and menu from new chef, Sam Kim, is the reason to go. He has blended old and new and offers what was one of the best meals we have had. There is something for everyone, with plenty of choices of either meat or fish, but the menu... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was a great experience. They personalized her menu to say happy birthday, which was cool. They even gave her a personalized hand written birthday card after I paid. There was a choir of about five men singing christmas carols all throughout our dinner and the christmas decor throughout the restaurant... More 

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70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have to qualify this review by saying we were with a group and it was a special occasion, so I don't think it would be anything like a date night, or regular outing to the restaurant. With that being said the food very good, the service was some of the best I have ever experienced and the atmosphere was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Celebrating our 40th anniversary. Wanted somewhere that was special! The 1789 delivered. Decorated to the period. Building with a lot of history. We arrived a little early, no problem table was ready. Instead of the normal table(sitting across from each other), we were seated at a table that was designed in a corner. Significance-this allowed us to sit side by... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

New chef in the last few months and he is very good. The menu offers lots of choices and the food is consistently good. During Christmas season the decorations are armong the best of any D.C. restaurant. There are several rooms so the restaurant seems smaller than it is. Our favorite is the one witih the fireplace, straight ahead as... More 

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Additional Information about 1789 Restaurant

Address: 1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
Phone Number: +1 202-965-1789
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 85
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar

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