1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington, D.C. dining experience named for the year in which Georgetown University was founded. Chosen by the readers of Gourmet magazine as one of America's Top Tables, its inspired creativity is delivered in a 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 house.
Location and atmosphere make 1789 Restaurant an outstanding choice for private events. It has all the charm of an elegant country inn, and is situated right in the heart of Georgetown.
The following rooms are available for luncheons, dinners, weddings, business meetings and cocktail receptions.
The Middleburg Room evokes images of the nearby Virginia hunt country. Architectural features of the room include a ceiling sheathed in barn siding from the New England countryside dating back to the 1800's and massive beams from a post-and-beam home in Vermont. The bay window at the East End of the room overlooks Prospect Street. The walls partially covered with hand-planed pine boards feature lithographs depicting colorful hunt scenes. The Middleburg Room can accommodate parties with up to 56 guests.
French doors separate the Garden Room from the Wickets dining room. The floor to ceiling windows covered with lattice and sheer curtains along with the floral prints decorating the walls create a light and airy dining room. The Garden Room can be reserved for private dining up to 18 people.
John Carroll Room
The John Carroll Room captures the city's history with Currier and Ives prints from George Washington¹s days as President, early maps of the city, and paintings and prints of Georgetown University. Beautiful American antique furniture, silver and wooden Early American relics, and an elegant fireplace complete the setting. The John Carroll room can accommodate up to 60 people for daytime brunches or luncheons.
F. Scott's is an art deco gem named after F. Scott Fitzgerald -the embodiment of the sophisticated, high-living style of the Jazz Age. The restaurant houses a stunning display of art museum-quality travel posters from the twenties and thirties, original artwork by The New York Times cartoonist Al Hirschfield, cut glass blocks from the Chrysler Building in New York, and art deco stained glass windows. F. Scott's accommodates up to 125 people for a standing reception. Buffet dinners are also available for smaller groups.