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1789 Restaurant

1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
+1 202-965-1789
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
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Reviewed yesterday

We hosted friends to celebrate our anniversary and the staff took great care to make it a special evening. Restaurant is lovely and its bar just reopened after complete redo. Food was quite good and we enjoyed the lamb. This place has been around a...More

Thank Gail V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recall the fig and pate appetizer was good. Everything was very tasty, but it has been awhile since we were there. Fresh variety of breads: our weakness. I would definitely go back for the atmosphere and the food. It is more dressy than you...More

Thank Tmcwilli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice night out with friends. This Georgetown treasure was fantastic. Service and food equally great. The atmosphere was terrific and the wine list was just right.

Thank AroundtheUS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had the "summer special" 3-course dinner for $59/person last week. We hadn't been for a few years because the entrees are expensive, but this dinner reminded me that this is a fabulous restaurant. Everything we had was wonderful: heirloom tomato salad...More

1  Thank 2017summer87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to Georgetown led me to this wonderful gem. The menu is simple and very traditional. We had a great meal all of our dishes were perfectly prepared and the portion sizes were very generous. The food price are on the expensive side but...More

Thank Carlos G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the older fine dining restaurants that serves updated classic American cuisine. It's located in a historic house on the edge of Georgetown University campus and has a number of big and small well decorated dining rooms up and downstairs. On this...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of a cab ride, particularly during rush hour, from our hotel near Capitol Hill. Well worth the trip. Like visiting a colonial manor. Attentive service, very pleasant surroundings, and excellent food and wine. Recommended by our hotel concierge, and I already gave them...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Absolutely wonderful visit for early evening event. We had a couple of cocktails and several appetizers. The cocktail were great and the appetizers were fabulous. We had the scallops crudo and the ricotta cavatelli & meatballs. The bartender / waiter was terrific smart, friendly and...More

Thank Skip V
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Chef Tracy O'Grady, late of acclaimed restaurant Willow in Arlington is now at the helm and this beautiful restaurant is back to its old comfortable self. The menu is traditional. It fits the building. Three of us had the soft shell crab/crab cake combination for...More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Our 2nd visit to this special place! Unique and very American for very upscale delicious nice by in formal dining room. Great choices and beautifully served! Wonder evening

Thank Spencernewsock
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March 28, 2016|
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Response from Hermella W | Reviewed this property |
Hey There:) I think, we paid around $100 for two.
February 2, 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
September 9, 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
$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, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 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
  • E-mail
Sitting on a quiet residential street in Georgetown, 1789 Restaurant has the charm of a historic country inn. Next door in the 1789 Bar & Club Room, the large mahogany bar and tufted leather seating provide a welcoming lounge atmosphere. Both the full dinner menu, a pre-theater menu, and an upscale bar bites menu are available in the Bar & Club Room. Executive Chef Tracy O'Grady's seasonal menu blends of fresh regional ingredients into unique and delicious dishes. Pastry Chef Mollie Bird takes a modern twist on classic desserts. Awards and Recognition: 2017 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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