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Equinox - DC

4.5
3008 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
*Thank you for your reservation. We have tables available on our patio outside and in our climate-controlled (socially distant) garden atrium. Strick adherence to seating regulations gives us limited tables on the patio. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Regional, seasonal cuisine from 5-time nominee for James Beard Foundation's Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic, Chef Todd Gray stays true to the Mid-Atlantic region. Fine dining, plant-based, and vegetable-forward food is our specialty. Plant-based cuisine is represented on half the menu.

Come dine in our “Garden Room," where each table is set safely 6-feet apart in a cozy “botanical nook” surrounded by climbing vines and verdant greens. The beauty extends to the private Wine Room where we can accommodate parties up to 12. Contact us to plan your next event.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3008 people are saying
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Hooked
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was likely impacted by COVID so this review is reflective of a Sept 2021 visit for vegan brunch. Coffee doesnt come with the brunch. Some had it. We asked and would have paid to add it but no one we asked ever brought any back. Food was good. Dishes were dropped off without explanation but were explained in the menu so hang onto one if you need to know. It was a nice brunch. Dont be in a hurry and dont expect a lot from a busy staff and you'll be glad you came.

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vipvitanuova
Miami
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with our daughter and son-in-law can be challenging because she is vegan and my husband definitely isn’t. Equinox made all of us very happy. A terrific selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes including a cauliflower curry and a tomato rigatoni, as well as seafood and duck.My cola-braised salmon with corn and pea succotash was scrumptious!
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vipLauraG
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

OK menu, but very expensive. They seemed to be short of wait staff so service was little slow.

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PaulA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our first time trying their Vegan brunch and it was very good. Pleasant service, but not up to fine dining standards by any means. Wine not served until 3rd course; had to ask for refill of water glasses, individual plates changed with some new courses, some not; not asked if coffee wanted with dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined for their vegan brunch on Sunday for my birthday....the meals were amazing!

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Goodkid
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The vegan brunch was outstanding. I wish the restaurant would capitalize on their incredible artistry with vegan food as well as the need for it

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MichaelB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian food and great service. The 8 course brunch might be a lot for most, so be sure to come hungry!

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Jdiner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Brunch is great! We were on the later end and we had to wait quite a while for our sweets. It would have been nice if wait staff said the chef is working on your last course so we didn’t feel forgotten. Still this is a great brunch. This was one little hiccup. We will be back!

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DaChefWife
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was ok, nothing innovative or interesting. Service was great.

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LisaH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine here!! We have been for years and have never been disappointed. Whether it is brunch, lunch, or dinner, the food and service are always impeccable!

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Artemis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Went for Sunday brunch, and every course was absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend!

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DCFoodie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! I would certainly go again.

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vipfoodfans
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. It would be nicer if they had more choices on the menu.

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vipleni
Washington DC
374 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Well spaced tables. Loved it!

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Cmcwhnp
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant surprise! Found this place to meet up with my vegetarian friend. I am a carnivore through and through but found this vegan meal to be surprisingly satisfying! We had the brunch tasting menu which included a delightful corn soup, refreshing melon salad and a delicious sweet potato and cauliflower curry and several other tasty treats . The diversity of flavors and fresh quality of the ingredients made for a very enjoyable experience. The wait staff was very attentive, but not intrusive. And the atmosphere was very elegant and understated. Will definitely be going back!

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vipJazminE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing.

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KathyR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 8 course vegan brunch. Everything was delicious and served timely.

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Deliciouso
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I came in for my birthday brunch with my friend whom was a hr and a half late. While waiting I decided to indulge and everything started out well. Food was being presented at the table and I started off with water to drink. Within the hour and half wait on my friend, I finished at least 5-6 plates of food and drank over 2/3 of my water. More plates was brought to the table without the previous plates being removed. For a fine dining upscale restaurant this service provided to customers is not acceptable. Producing food without removing discarded plates causes a build up and looks untidy in a dignified establishment as such. I’m a returned guest whom have been frequenting Equinox for a few years as a vegan myself I indulge in the vegan brunch every year for my birthday and occasionally though out the year. My water glass literally went the duration of that time unfilled with less than 1/3 of water in the glass. After dining upon paying the bill I noticed a automatic gratuity of 20% added to the bill. I couldn’t fathom how the service equated a 20% gratuity when the server didn’t clear the table of the dishes not refill the water without being told to do so. I requested to speak the the manager Gustavo whom went to insist that the delay in my friend arrival, and the allowance of me being seated under my reservation while she was still delayed justified the service. I questioned how a upscale fine dining establishment could find it acceptable to require such a percentage for gratuity when the server failed to provide that level of service with is expected and sets the establishment apart from other restaurants not of that caliber. Gustavo continued to inform me that had my guest been present on time the food items would had mirror one another on the table at the same time while eating. He continued to say that due to the inadequate size of the table, had she been present the plates would’ve cluttered the table.

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Carmen
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the starters and mains were fabulous!! Ambience is also very nice, suitable for a date night. Dessert was a but underwhelming but apart from that everything was great

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vipEllen
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The meal was outstanding: warm hearts of palm cake over cold soba, pork tenderloin, cherry clafouti (really a tiny tartlette). The only problem was the interminable wait between courses - at least 20 minutes. There didn't seem to be a shortage of wait staff, who continuously asked whether everything was ok while we were eating, but who weren't there to bring out the next course within a reasonable amount of time.

At $19 a glass, the house white wine was ridiculously overpriced.

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Sarah
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Wonderful service. Food was okay -- Vegan and plant based options which was exciting.

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vipVisitor
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the menu offered great variety. It was a great value for Restaurant Week, too.

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CarlosP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Such a great experience celebrating my friend’s birthday.

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KSccc
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during restaurant week, so the menu was limited. We really appreciated that each course had 2 vegan options, so my partner and I could each get something different. Everything was delicious.

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Kiers
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance, incredible service! Could not recommend this place enough. We enjoyed the restaurant week five course vegan meal, and it was phenomenal. The flavors blend together impeccably, and the added touches for presentation, the waiter coming to tell you what your next course contains, and the personalized touches that they add to the dessert for special occasions makes this an incredible, unforgettable dining experience.

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SuzanneA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. I don't know why it took me so long to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great service but food was under seasoned and average at best.

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sohyoung25
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed a three-course dinner during Restaurant Week. The food was delicious, as always, particularly the light but flavorful heart of palm appetizer.
The service was quite good, even though restaurants across DC are experiencing staff shortages, and our waiter was eager to please. Overall a most enjoyable evening.

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ZacharyL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience during restaurant week. The food was amazing and very flavorful. We opted for the 5 courses with wine pairing. Left extremely satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Restaurant Week dining experience from Equinox!! The salmon was fabulous and I added Smith and Perry Pinot Noir to my list of great wines introduced to my life by the Equinox sommelier.

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Rachel075
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but $6 for water was crazy. I didn't even get offered tap water.

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StephieL
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The brunch was phenomenal!! Ideal for the two vegans in our party, and the non-vegans loved it too!

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saraw
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

got brunch here and the food here was delicious! our server was incredibly nice and my family loved the meal. the cauliflower and the pancakes were especially good during brunch :) going to come back for dinner soon!!

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Sophie
London
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was really delicious, great atmosphere and service, definitely recommend.

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vipdeanna
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegan brunch was amazingggg as always. Highly recommend!

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vipBethA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Sunday brunch. Excellent food and time to enjoy.

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BaLev
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food at the Sunday plant-based brunch.
Would recommend

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RobertB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful Service Staff!!! We celebrated my fiancée's birthday here and the atmosphere was fabulous.

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DanielE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful staff, nice decorum. We had a gift certificate and it was an easy process.

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TariaG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday dinner here last night, and not only was the food amazing the restaurant and service were just as great.

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Equinox - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Equinox - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-8118.

Equinox - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 3008 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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