PS7's or 1789 this weekend?
I know that these two choices are worlds apart (1789 is jacket required and more old school), but we are considering hitting up one of them over the weekend. Both have specials (1789 has the coupon special, and PS7's has a RW menu).
Having not been to either place yet, which one should we choose? I heard that 1789 just got a new 24-year old chef, Daniel Gusti, so I'm not sure how this has changed things at the restaurant, if at all.
I went to PS&'s for lunch during restaraunt week last week and was a little disapointed. They didn't offer their full menu and probably some of the most interesting things off their full menu were not included in the RW menu. I had a smoked salmon salad as an appetizer which was served with plums and it was fabulous. others had tuna tartar sliders and mussels which were not as unique but tasty enough. The entree and dessert selection was less impressive. I got pulled pork with polenta. the pulled pork was nothing special and not even great for pulled pork. the fried chicken, was, well fried chicken but the short ribs were good, not great. the desserts were also good, but not out of this world. beignets, chocolate cake and crisp. hope that helps you make your decision.
How can you say that the tuna sliders are not unique??? I've never seen anything like that on a menu. And I think their other main appetizer (at least what I had read about in reviews), Sarah's Salad was also on the RW menu. My family and I had lunch at PS 7's last week and it was great. They had numerous selections for entrees (compared to some places that give you 2 or 3 boring ones), and all of the desserts were great (we tried all 3).
For $20pp I thought it was an amazing deal.
i guess i'm a little late on this but 1789 is a truly unique DC experience. PS7s is good, but 1789 is a real dining experience. If you didn't go this weekend, hopefully you will soon before the summer coupon expires. Make sure you go a little early and have a drink in Pino's bar....the charming bartender will keep refilling your glass til you are seated!
And...as for the jacket/old school thing, we LOVE that... no flip flop and t shirt wearing tourists to contend with. I know that might sound snotty but when i go out for a really nice meal i don't want to see someone's grimy toes peaking out from the next table!! :)
We were just at 1789 last weekend for the special. It is a great deal as long as you don't pick any menu items that have upcharges. If you do, you are then essentially paying full price for the 3 courses you order. The food we had was very good, though not quite as good as previous visits. While the food is good, the decor is feeling quite a bit tired.
Compared to PS7, they are totally different. You can always use the 1789 coupon later in the month.