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Equinox - DC, Washington, DC
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Equinox - DC

4.6
4.6
3154 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegan, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8118

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Todd Gray

  • Catering

    Equinox offers catering for all types of events.

  • Private party facilities

    Equinox can provide an artfully-designed and relaxed environment for you to host your next function for parties of 12 or more.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsea de Avila: (855) 223-4447

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    I Street, N.W.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Red Line: Farragut North. Blue, Orange & Silver Lines: Farragut West.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,154 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

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  1. CV

    ChristineV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service on Thanksgiving day for our Thanksgiving dinner. Three course menu with several choices for each course. Everything sounded delicious and everything we chose was delicious. Wonderful friendly staff and great service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful thanksgiving experience! We were going for non-traditional after a tough 2022, and Equinox delivered! My carnivore daughter even said “if all vegetables were THIS delicious, I’d consider becoming vegan!” The rest of the meal was just as spectacular…might become our new tradition! Thank you to Equinox for a fabulous meal!
  3. k

    kosuth

    Pittsburgh

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Menu had different, not normally seen presentations, venison fillet, wraped with bacon, salmon roasted in phillo. Also a large vegan selection
  4. MF

    MichelleF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It’s more like casual fine dining than real fine dining for us. The space were too tight and everyone seems too loud and noisy, not that romantic dinner. Aperol cocktail was too little than it should be, Margarita was too strong in vodka and tasteless maybe they should improve their bartending because the cocktails at the cheap club taste better than that. We ordered a la carte for first course and main course, the portions quite big for Grill Octopus and taste great but the portions for Gnocchi Parmesan was too small compare to the octopus dish. Pork Chop were too salty, my partner even ate a whole big salt. Black Risotto in my Halibut way too salty and the halibut itself, the only thing better were the broccoli and small shredded butter lobster. So we couldn’t really enjoy our main course and decided to stop eating and not getting any dessert. Our server were so attentive and ask if everything was okay, well overall it was good but not that enjoyable and lovely dinner. So we still recommend Equinox but I hope they can improve everything in the future.
  5. S

    Steve

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    It was a nice experience but most entrees were like warm to cold. Special bouillabaisse was cool, very small portion for 48.00. Very nice waiter and hostess.
  6. Q

    Quester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place for a reunion dinner with old friends. The menu is heavily plant-based and includes great vegan options; the ambiance was welcoming and discrete; service was attentive and informative. The food was just amazing--especially the truffle risotto fritters--truly heavenly! my halibut dish was perfectly cooked.
  7. PC

    PamelaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. My meat-eating husband suggested meeting friends there recently after eating there last June. My only suggestion us that we all prefer hearing about each dish in person. That was so classy and nice to be able to ask questions. The QR code made me feel the waiters were always in a hurry...
  8. S

    Sfidog

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is the best vegan brunch around. Such a treat!
  9. VV

    VincentV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasting menu was excellent and a value. Wine list adventurous in a good way.
  10. C

    Cathy

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in cozy setting. Made for a very nice evening out.
  11. A

    Anon

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been here before but this time the Plant based tasting menu was superb! Every single course was very good to excellent, including dessert. Very good wine list. Service was excellent: non-intrusive, respectful, demure bit friendly. We will be back with family for the holidays! Its expensive but worth it from time to time.
  12. s

    sublover

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice selection of delicious vegan food!
  13. q

    quartet

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food has always been good, but it’s never been better. The ambulance is perfect. You can actually hear each other speak and they have round tables which facilitated our dinner for six.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Oct 30,2022 Excellent food and service! Good vibes and atmosphere! Highly recommend!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had only been to Equinox once before as we are from out of town. We love the service, the servers are so pleasant, helpful and want the customer to have the best experience. Thank you for it all!! We enjoyed it very much!!
  16. BS

    BillS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Equinox continues to be my favorite DC restaurant and one of the few in the area that provides a truly fantastic plant-based menu of options. Equinox also provides outstanding options for those who prefer meat options for everyone's enjoyment! The restaurant is cozy and when the weather is cooperating has a beautiful outdoor setting. Whether you go for dinner or their famous Sunday brunch, Equinox always delivers!
  17. IP

    InmanParkTom

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine, kind and welcoming staff! This was a very memorable meal. We'll be back!
  18. S

    Samantha

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was phenomenal but service needs some work. We were one of only 3 tables in there, and there was plenty of staff mulling around, but we still received poor service.
  19. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding vegan food. Creative. Excellent service.
  20. CA

    CatherineA

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took an old friend to dinner who was in town for a meeting. We enjoyed the plant filled walls, space between tables and subdued lighting and color scheme. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. We used our phones and QR codes to view menu and an electronic tablet to order drinks. Food was delicious and beautifully plated.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loveeeeeeeee Equinox 🤌🏽
  22. RD

    RustyD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didier was so warm and attentive, really enjoyed his style, similar to Gustavo, who we have had often. Great staff!
  23. MF

    MacyF

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Plant Based Brunch has changed from a buffet to an 8 course, tasting menu. Completely over-priced and odd to get two dishes at once, like pasta (that tasted like canned spaghetti O's) on the same plate as banana french toast.
  24. C

    Cayce

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Equinox are always spectacular. Their Sunday plant-based brunch is always a treat. Highly recommend, especially for a special occasion as it is on the pricier side.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Just go! Food was incredible! Every course so we’ll constructed and fresh
  26. DL

    DeeLisch

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best butternut soup and octopus salad ever. Well balanced dlavors and an exquisitely talented chef in Todd Gray who stopped by for a well deserved accolade. Wish we could’ve stayed longer to try other menu items. If you’re a foodie, measure any restaurant against this gold standard.
  27. t

    toddat

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Ok vegan options that were craving more flavor. When an aioli dipping sauce was the highlight you know something was lacking.
  28. d

    deirdrek

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service and food!
  29. JF

    JanisF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chocolate salted caramel torte was one of the most incredible desserts I have ever tasted. The vegetarian options were plentiful and creative, which was a rare treat. A very tasty meal overall. We will definitely return when back in DC!
  30. JJ

    JaniceJ

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My first time eating at Equinox. The service was great with a good variety on the menu. I had the vegetarian tasting menu and my son non-vegetarian. Both included a variety of tasty dishes. We were practically alone for the first hour. Then, a large group sat down at a table next to us. Unfortunately the noise level was such that we could hardly carry on a conversation. Perhaps it's less noisy during the week, but Friday night is crowded.
  31. A

    Abby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic well-presented plant-based brunch tasting. Great drinks too. There will be bees if you choose to sit outside, but I enjoyed the patio.
  32. AG

    AlexisG

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Let me start by saying I rarely do reviews, however, I would like to spare someone's wallet and time. My boyfriend and I did the five-course plant-based and main course prefixed option with the wine pairing this past Saturday evening. The food was either tasteless, mediocre, and at one point terrible in which I sent the item back to the kitchen. They attempted to redeem the dish and make us leave happy. There were definitely certain staff that cared more than others. Our specific server could care less. Bathrooms were dirty with paper products all over the floor. The staff started moving tables and flipping chairs to close the restaurant while we were still having our dessert, which is extremely unprofessional. Overall, this experience was not worth our $300 bill. Save your money and go somewhere else.
  33. TC

    TinaC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant with a lot of potential. They need live music. The piped in soft jazz was really hard to listen to. Food came out quickly.....almost too fast. They weren't busy for a Saturday and I would rather have food too fast than too slow. Also, tangible menus would push the ambiance over the top. The read-off-your phone style takes away from the otherwise beautiful, natural setting. Overall it was a beautiful evening. For the expense, the portions were small and we felt rushed.
  34. AV

    AnnaV

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Vegan menu was interesting. Meals had good foundations yet lacked seasoning. Highlights were the carrot purée, smoky mushrooms, and fig salad. Artichoke needs better seasoning and use of herbs and spices. Eggplant wrap was uninspiring and bland
  35. EC

    ECLChi

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Seemed empty on a Friday night. Good for conversation with friends
  36. t

    toohalfpints

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The vegan tasting menu is delightful and worth sharing with any non-vegan. The staff is friendly and helpful. Great experience overall.
  37. A

    Alicia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing, especially the vegan dishes. The vegan caviar is a work of art alone. Service was even better; our server was so genuinely nice. We celebrated a promotion and he went out of his way to make it extra special. He brought out a congratulations candle for our cake and complimentary sparkling wine for all five of us. Will definitely come back and highly recommend to others!
  38. m

    maw8851

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service and the food was extremely tasty!
  39. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Shows a lot of skill and care.
  40. KB

    KimberlyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at the plant based brunch. My parents are omnivores and I'm vegan, but I think we all enjoyed the experience equally.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 3154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Equinox - DC

818 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I Street, N.W.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegan, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Red Line: Farragut North. Blue, Orange & Silver Lines: Farragut West.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Todd Gray

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8118

  • Catering

    Equinox offers catering for all types of events.

  • Private party facilities

    Equinox can provide an artfully-designed and relaxed environment for you to host your next function for parties of 12 or more.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsea de Avila: (855) 223-4447

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