1789: Not Just for Special Occasions Anymore

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With temperatures, ahem, soaring lately, I certainly don’t feel like sitting down to a major heavy meal. Instead, I’d prefer if someone fed me ice cream while sitting in a meat locker, but I guess we can’t have everything we want. Luckily, some D.C. chefs are also feeling the heat and adjusting their menus accordingly. Case in point: 1789.

The first temperature-friendly change at 1789 is the loosening up of the famous “jacket required” rule. Jackets are now just suggested for men, though there is still practically an entire Brooks Brothers housed in the restaurant if you feel the need to gussy up.

The major change has been the menu though. Organized by ingredients and food sources (such as “From the Fields” and “Gifts of the Sea”) instead of the standard appetizer/entree/dessert progression, it takes a little getting used to but lends itself to ordering a few lighter dishes instead of a big heavy meal.

Last but not least, the prices are to die for. With small dishes in the $7-$12 range, and large dishes in the $17-$26 range, you will be able to eat and have some cash left over for your air-conditioning bill.

Ashley Messick

Ashley is a born and bred Washingtonian who left for college but came running back to the District as fast as her little legs could carry her. By day she is a Capitol Hill brat, but by night she is a lean, mean, eating machine. It’s her goal in life to steal Anthony Bourdain’s job…by whatever means necessary. Contact her at Ashley (at) welovedc (dot) com or follow her on Twitter.

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    Soft shell crab for $12, huh. I am glad that most of the food remains upscale – foie gras, lamb.