ABOUT 1789

Named for the year Georgetown University was founded, 1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington, D.C. dining experience. Its antique-filled dining rooms offer comfortable surroundings in a renovated Federal house. The contemporary seasonal menu blends the flavors of fresh regional ingredients into unique and delicious dishes. The restaurant was chosen by the readers of Gourmet magazine as one of America’s Top Tables and as one of the 20 best restaurants in D.C. by Condé Nast Traveler.​

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Seasonal American cuisine with entrees ranging from $32 to $59. Our menu selections change to reflect the freshest ingredients and flavors of the season.

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American wines make up the core of the list, especially California varietals, with France, Italy, and Australia also well represented. We have expanded the list to include finer selections from South Africa, Greece, New Zealand, and Austria, which offer exceptional value. The list is composed of nearly 250 wines. The nearly 11,000-bottle inventory is stored in a climate-controlled wine room in the basement of the restaurant. Our wine list has received Wine Spectator Magazine's Award of Excellence every year since 2001.

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Refined, cozy and eclectic in a multi-story Federal townhouse with a fireplace and gas-lit rooms. Our historic Federal townhouse has several distinct dining rooms, each with its own personality and charm. Adjacent to the formal dining rooms, the Bar & Club Room provides a welcoming lounge atmosphere that is more contemporary to the historical dining rooms next door. There are also several private and semi-private dining rooms; read more about event spaces here

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ATTIRE - Jackets suggested
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - Limited; please inquire about specific details
RESERVATIONS - Recommended
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