1789 Restaurant has been recognized as a DiRoNA Awarded restaurant since 1992!

Steeped in history, 1789 Restaurant in Washington, DC was originally opened in 1960 and today remains one of the city’s most noteworthy restaurants. It features six seating areas, each with its own name and distinctive character. The John Carroll room features a working fireplace, American antique furniture, silver, and Early American relics.

The pub also has a unique history – the marble bartop was once part of the Washington’s Evening Star newspaper’s production room. The shelves for bottle storage were formerly part of a sixteenth-century monks’ bench, where they sat to meditate. Both the pew and the gargoyles behind the bar were salvaged from a monastery in Ireland and date back to the sixteenth century.

The Manassas Room contains prints of the Civil War period, many of which depict the Battles of Bull Run. The Wickets Room offers a three-tiered chandelier made of black metal with individual lamps and silk shades hangs in the center of the dining room. The Garden Room has floor-to-ceiling windows covered with lattice, lace curtains and floral prints create a light and airy feel. The Middleburg Room evokes images of nearby Virginia hunt country.

For over 25 years, 1789 Restaurant has incorporated the freshest produce into their dishes. The restaurant philosophy believes great dining begins with fresh ingredients, friendly people, and an unforgettable atmosphere. They were one of the first in Washington to feature “locally-raised” and “sustainable” foods. You can meet the farmers that supply the restaurant at this link!

You won’t be disappointed when you enjoy a meal at this spectacular restaurant!

1789 Restaurant is part of Cylde’s Restaurant Group. They have always seen Washington as more than a city of politics. Behind every one of the 12 properties owned and operated by Clyde’s Restaurant Group is a concept designed to offer a truly memorable dining experience in Washington.