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1789 Restaurant

1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
+1 202-965-1789
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 15 July 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
Reviewed 13 July 2018

But it's slipped a bit. Went in June and everything was just a little better then average. Used to be uniformly great. Fios gras still good, too warm for onion soup. Service a little disinterested. I think we'll try it in the fall and see...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Ate here with c.25 colleagues as part of a team meeting. Set menu food, but very nice quality. Good ingredients, nicely prepared and cooked. Service was attentive and prompt without being rushed. We were in one of the private dining rooms. The rooms had a...More

1  Thank Mr&MrsWilko
Reviewed 1 June 2018

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.

1  Thank aaroncohen25
Reviewed 29 May 2018 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

1  Thank Lionel L
Reviewed 29 May 2018

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
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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
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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