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1789 Restaurant

1226 36th St. NW (Prospect St. NW) Send to Phone
202-965-1789 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Seasonal American fare in an elegant Georgetown townhouse.
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1789 Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Perhaps the grande dame of Washington restaurants, 1789 plays host to many of DC’s and the nation’s power players. Housed in an historic federalist residence, the restaurant retains its distinctive air of gentility while brash newcomers open, operate, and close. Open for dinners only and for decadent holiday and graduation brunches, the restaurant has made its reputation on more than its good looks: it’s the cooking, as its fans can attest. Samuel Kim is now the executive chef, succeeding Anthony Lombardo, who has left the kitchen. You may encounter chilled cucumber gazpacho with lump blue crab and tomato concassé among the starters. Main dishes feature sustainable seafood (Maryland rockfish) and meat from local farmers (steaks supplied by members of the Shenandoah Valley Beef Cooperative). Toss calorie cares aside to enjoy one of the pastry chef’s treats: banana mulberry cake or a rocky road verrine. Naturally, such an elegant establishment demands an equally elegant wine list, and you will find nearly 200 wines collected from the world's best vintners. Wines are available by the glass or by the half bottle for those wishing to sample different selections. Puzzled by the best choice for your meal? Be sure to ask for suggestions.

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