Restaurant: 1789

Last Friday we went to 1789 restaurant. I’ve been wanting to go there for a while and finally remember to make a reservation early this week.


1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington dining experience. Situated in a Federal period house in residential Georgetown, its six dining rooms are beautifully decorated with American antiques, period equestrian and historical prints and Limoges china, providing an elegant setting for guests.

1789 Restaurant takes its name from a significant year in Washington’s history: In that year, its original site was purchased by Archbishop John Carroll, the founding father of Georgetown University; the Constitution of the United States was adopted; and Mayor Robert Peter incorporated the village of Georgetown. Though the restaurant was originally established to serve the community, today it welcomes patrons from around the world.


the decor is antique style and most of guests are over 50. 🙂


talking to my parents


mini appetizer: risotto ball with rugula salad


did I look worried or tired? maybe both


3 kinds of breads: foccachia, WW with nuts (love them!) and baguette.


three kinds of spread: pesto, butter and sweet butter


these breads are fabulous! I had three pieces and still wanted more! 🙂


Star’s appetizer: Foie Gras (Hudson Valley, NY) West Virginia currants, plum jam and brioche 


Mine: Early Autumn Salad with baby lettuce, radishes, baby cabbage and green goddess dressing


Star’s main: lam shoulder slow roasted with hay and lavender. Lyonnaise potatoes, field spinach, fennel and sweet onions 


Mine: Red Snapper (Panama City, FL) parsnip velouté, grilled scallions and cider braised pork belly 



We shared a dessert:  Chocolate Sticky Toffee Pudding butterscotch pecans, fudge sauce and caffè latte ice cream


In general we both enjoyed the dinning experience at this antique restaurant. The food is good but not great. We both agreed that we need to revisit CitiZen, our favorite restaurant in DC. 🙂



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2 responses to “Restaurant: 1789

  1. Oh I’ve heard of this place! Seems very fancy. Usually historical places like this is more about the atmosphere than the food though.

  2. Everything sounds and looks delicious. I have never heard of cafe latte ice cream!! What a treat!

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