Named after a historical year in Washington DC, 1789 is situated inside a Federal period house decorated with American antiques adorning six cozy dining rooms. While the restaurant may be formal, jacket-only attire, it posseses a comfortable, homey feel. Opened in 1960 by a Georgetown alumnus,1789 is now managed by Clyde’s Restaurant Group. Snag a quaint wooden seat near the large fireplace and dive into their American menu, which changes daily to showcase seasonal ingredients like chilled spring pea soup with jumbo lump crab or duck breast and pancetta-wrapped duck heart.
1226 36th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007