ABOUT 1789

Located in the heart of Georgetown, 1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington, D.C. dining experience. Chosen by the readers of Gourmet magazine as one of “America's Top Tables,” the restaurant offers inspired cuisine in an atmosphere of relaxed country-inn elegance. Decorated with American antiques, period equestrian and historical prints and Limoges china, its dining rooms offer comfortable surroundings in a renovated Federal-style house. 

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Seasonal American cuisine with entrees ranging from $24 to $45

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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 two-story Federal townhouse with fireplace and gas-lit rooms. Tables set with Limoges and silver.

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ATTIRE - Jackets suggested
RESERVATIONS - Recommended
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This historic two-story Federal townhouse has several distinct dining rooms, the John Carroll Room, Manassas Room, Wickets Room and The Pub. The second floor features the Garden Room with floor-to-ceiling windows covered with lattice, lace curtains and floral prints and accommodates up to 18 guests for private dining. The Middleburg Room, with its hunt country charm, is also available for private dinners of up to 56 guests. The room features a ceiling sheathed in barn siding from New England dating back to the 1800s.