A well known restaurant set in a Federal row house in Georgetown, the chef here uses local, seasonal produce and game to create new twists on American classics, such as rabbit and sweetbreads. The menu changes daily but at least two dishes for which the restaurant is famous are often available.
You will often see many celebrities dining at the restaurant. 1789 is well known for its romantic ambience. The five dining rooms, especially those on the first floor, are cozy dens, with a homey décor that includes historical prints on the walls, silk shaded brass oil lamps on tables and fires crackling in the fireplaces in winter.
The nightly pre-theater menu, 6 to 6:45pm Monday to Friday, includes appetizer, entree, dessert, and coffee for $35. The same deal is available after 9pm Sunday through Thursday and after 10pm Friday and Saturday nights.
1226 36th St,
Tel: (202) 965 1789 (info)