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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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant for very special occasions as we celebrated my sons marriage Yes it is expensive but you pay for an incredible meal which you will remember for a long time with great wine selections We sat at the table where President Obama had dinner with German Chancellor Merkel !! Wonderful restaurant!!

Thank Dyenigun
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here Christmas Eve. Uncertain if we wanted to go or cook in, I'm so happy we chose to go to the 1789. First the setting was festooned with lbeautifully lit traditional garlands and Christmas balls. The service was impeccable from start to finish. The menu was wonderful and the food was just fantastic. Everything about our Christmas eve... More 

Thank JKLS333
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a person that lives to go out and try every new restaurant or even every restaurant with an impressive pedigree. So deciding to go along with friends to 1789 was me just giving in mainly because of the expense. The food was great. The place is very nice as is the ambiance. The staff were perfect. No negatives... More 

Thank Damion D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant seems to be Georgetown tradition, at least according to our Uber driver. We didn't realize that this was generally a prix fixe restaurant and we did order a la carte. We were seated in the front room adjacent to the bar - a busy location with patrons and staff crossing. Not ideal. The service was attentive but spotty.... More 

Thank Phil W
Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is obviously fine-dining. The food is fantastic and the service is impeccable. It was a joy to dine here.

Thank savannahsmith8383
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was excellent, The provide a four course prix fixe option. We chose the arctic char, halibut, gnocchi, and foie gras. All were delicious. They had a cheese course that several choices and for desert we opted for the apple tart and maple flan. The restaurant is in an old home with period art so you have plenty... More 

Thank mjbinkc
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch here with my family after graduation, and we could not have had a more positive experience. We opted for the special prix fixe menu and loved every single thing we got. The creme brulee stands out in my mind, but everything from appetizer to dessert was wonderful. However, the best part of our meal was the cake... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a guest at a beautiful private luncheon at 1789 on a Friday. Everything was perfect, the food delicious, the service, the ambience. Really recommend if you are looking for a place for a private party.

Thank mczw
West Virginia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to 1789 for an early celebration of our anniversary while in DC; we were both extremely happy we did. 1789 is well-suited to provide one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you will never forget. The service was impeccable, the food heavenly, and 2-1/2 hours passed in no time. The portion sizes are suited for the... More 

Thank krondor100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I followed a business invitation during a conference in September this year and was caught by the exceptional quality of the food and wine at 1789 Restaurant in Washington Georgetown. This restaurant is truely unique and highly recommendable. If you look for good service, a cosy atmosphere and a warm sort of living room style to sit, relax and enjoy... 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
$50 - $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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: 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?