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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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“rack of lamb” (26 reviews)
“garganelli” (8 reviews)
“halibut” (35 reviews)
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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 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent. Fois Gras followed by Halibut “Ministrone”. The service perfect. Our waiter, Felix, made us feel like we were the only people in the place. Nice ambience. And our menus included an anniversary greeting. Highly recommended, especially for special occasions.

Thank aaroncohen25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to try this restaurant at the recommendation of the hotel concierge after the other 2 recommendations were found being closed as it was Monday. The atmosphere was great and so were the services. We found most of the dishes were too salty. It...More

Thank Lionel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delicious dinner for two or a small gathering in a private room is guaranteed. Food and personal service was a delight. Even got a tour by the bartender! Tasteful early American decor...wished it had been winter so as to have had dinner by the...More

Thank kmfr2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything came deconstructed or highly designed and intricate but was expensive (over 25 dollars per person) and the flavoring wasn’t good. The creations were interesting but the boldness of flavors just weren’t there. Nothing stood out to me and I honestly can’t remember what in...More

Thank SarTraveler525
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has an American Revolutionary atmosphere, as the name suggests. We were there to celebrate my granddaughter's graduation from Georgetown, so it was a special dinner. The atmosphere was very nice, with the room decorated with prints from the revolutionary era. The good service...More

Thank jtp4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brothers and I took my mother here for her 85th birthday. Great service excellent food, wonderful ambiance.

Thank Christy W
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is a cozy and fairly classic restaurant. Not too noisy. Friendly staff. The brunch menu is quite impressive though the one online differed from the one they handed out (e.g., no beef tartar starter offer d in the restaurant menu). I had the garganelli,...More

Thank UE_DC64
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is a $100 a head restaurant and food should be therefore very, very good. It isn't - it is poor to bad. I ordered steak tartare. The steak was tough, grisly, and looked off. No filet steak here. It came to the table without...More

Thank stumack
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Looking around Georgetown trying to find a unique place to eat and ran across this restaurant. I was not very hungry this evening and really nothing on the main entree course looked too tempting for me so I opted for a appetizer which was the...More

Thank Sleepfairy1962
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This place has been around forever, but despite its time in grade, we had one of the very best tasting experiences we have had anywhere. The service was friendly and comfortable. The food was delicious. Great selections. The a la carte menu was also very...More

Thank cruiseagentandtaxman
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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.
3 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
10 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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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