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1789 Restaurant Has New Executive Chef and Reopens

October 29, 2020

Clyde’s Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyoo Eom {Pronunced Q Um} to Executive Chef of 1789 RestaurantClyde’s is also pleased to announce that it will reopen 1789 Restaurant next week after closing its doors in mid-March due to COVID-19. 

Roasted rack of lamb (Photo by: 1789restaurant.com) Roasted rack of lamb


A South Korea native, Eom has earned local renown from over a decade of restaurant experience in the D.C. area. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Chef Kyoo at the helm of 1789,” says Stephen Lyons, Clyde’s Restaurant Group Corporate Chef. “His talent and discipline are unmatched in our industry. The Georgetown restaurant will be the perfect backdrop for his exquisite menu and finesse.


Eom received high acclaim for his time at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, VA, where he served as Chef de Cuisine. Following his tenure at that award-winning restaurant, Kyoo Eom served as Executive Chef at Poste Moderne Brasserie in Washington, DC, and most recently, as the opening Chef at Dirty Habit in the Kimpton Hotel. 


Eom acquired his culinary education at Le Cordon Bleu at Brown College and spent several years working at the premier restaurants in New York including five years with the Dinex Group at Café Boulud and DB Bistro Moderne. He has staged at notable restaurants Per Se, Restaurant Jean-Georges, Le Bernardin, and Restaurant Daniel.

1789 Pastry Chef Shari Maciejewski (Photo by: 1789restaurant.com) 1789 Pastry Chef Shari Maciejewski

Joining Chef Eom will be Pastry Chef Shari Maciejewski {Pronounced: Share-E Match-E-ess-key}, formerly of Brasserie Liberté. Maciejewski joined the Clyde’s team earlier this spring where she was reunited with Chef Stephen Lyons. The two previously worked together at The Inn at Little Washington, where Shari served as Pastry Chef de Partie. 


The talented team is rounded out with returning and new chefs and managers led by General Manager Brian Zipin. Before joining 1789 Restaurant in 2019, Zipin served as the General Manager and Wine Director at Central, and before that, as Sommelier and Bar Manager at Citronelle, another of legendary Chef Michel Richard’s restaurant.

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Located in Georgetown at 1226 36th Street, NW, the fine-dining restaurant will reopen three of its dining rooms for dinner service five nights a week beginning Friday, November 6th, with plans on opening their adjacent bar & lounge, the Club Room, later this year. New this year, 1789 Restaurant will be open for brunch starting November 15th on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. Dinner will be served Wednesday to Saturday 5:30 pm- 9:30 pm and Sunday 5:00 pm- 8:30 pm.


Safety modifications include socially distant tables, single-use paper and contactless menus, contactless payment option, masks and gloves worn at all times by team members, mask requirement for guests when moving about the restaurant and speaking with team members, fully dedicated staff to sanitize high-touch surfaces, and high-efficiency air filtration.

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Phillips Book Club on Photographer Margaret Bourke-White Oct. 29

October 26, 2020

The Phillips Book Club invites you October 29, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 pm for an online discussion about the daring and passionate life of photographer Margaret Bourke-White—the first female war photojournalist in World War II and the first female photographer for LIFE magazine—is captured in the historical novel Girl with a Camera by Carolyn Meyer.

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Growing up, Margaret Bourke-White intended to become a herpetologist, but while she was still in college, her interest in nature changed to a fascination with photography. As her skill with a camera grew, her focus widened from landscapes and architecture to shots of factories, trains, and bridges. Her artist's eye sharpened to see patterns and harsh beauty where others saw only chaos and ugliness. Totally dedicated to her work, and driven by her ambition to succeed, she eventually became a well-known and sought after photographer, traveling all over the world.


Girl with a Camera: Margaret Bourke-White can be found on Audible, Kindle, Google Books, and Kobo. Shop local! Get a physical copy at Kramerbooks, Politics & Prose, Lost City Bookstore, and Loyalty Bookstore.


This event is free but reservation to access ZOOM is required.

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1789 Wine Pick Up & Pastries Pop-Up

October 8, 2020

1789 Restaurant is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Pastry Chef Shari Maciejewski has produced a pop-up carryout bakery and you can take home treasures from 1789's stellar wine cellar.

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Pop-up and pick up fall wine cellar and bakery sale details here.

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