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Equinox - DC, Washington, DC
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Equinox - DC

4.4
4.4
3132 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


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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 3,132 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

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  1. t

    toddat

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    deirdrek

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service and food!
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. m

    maw8851

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service and the food was extremely tasty!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. DA

    DanaA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and all delicious food. They do a tasting menu on weekends. Everything was devious, especially the frittata and curry dish. It was my Moms 80th birthday so they brought the dessert out with candles. Very nice mocktails as well.
  16. AH

    AngelaH

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit to Equinox and I remember why I returned. This is the best upscale vegan option restaurant in DC in addition to traditional foods. First class service and atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.
  17. BA

    BethA

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a great dinner. We usually do the Sunday brunch. Creative plates, we’ll proportioned and great flavors.
  18. SL

    SamuelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and fantastic food. Our servers went above and beyond to make our anniversary special.
  19. GJ

    GeraldJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The hen of woods mushrooms entree was the best mushrooms I’ve ever had.
  20. JC

    JiCF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My very favorite brunch spot in DC. The food was fabulous as usual!
  21. CT

    ChristineT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for restaurant night. Had their 3 course prix fixe with wine pairings. We decided to do the plant based courses. It was fantastic! Wine was good too. Definitely going back1
  22. MG

    MichaelG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Equinox is always a great experience. The food is always delicious. The cold corn soup is one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. The wine selection is always thoughtful and has unique selections that are fun to taste. The service is top notch.
  23. SA

    SAR1

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful overall experience at Equinox. And we could actually converse!
  24. FL

    FLCarol

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent, and the portions in each of the courses were right for us. We were put off by the QR code menus since only one of the four of us had a cell phone which picked up the information quickly. With five or so delectable choices for each of the three courses, it wasn't until a waiter brought an extra I-pad that we could really deliberate about the various choices and decide what to order. The wine-parings worked pretty well, but white wine by the bottle or glass was not up to the standards of one of our guests, who reluctantly chose the pairings. In the end, we enjoyed the evening, but we will be looking for other places which do not make ordering such an ordeal. We were out with friends and wanted to visit, not spend so much time wrestling with the ordering.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We were in a small isolated room (wine cellar) which had little ambiance and poor acoustics - neighbors were close and their conversations were audible. Isolation I think causes our table to be forgotten as there was a noticeable lack of attention paid to us by the staff.
  26. D

    Dale

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Waiters understaffed I think. It rained, we were outside, waiters had to be found to help. Wine way too expensive
  27. F

    Foodie14

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. Restaurant always worth a repeat visit.
  28. P

    Paul

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was okay, portions were small, probably wouldn’t go back
  29. DC

    DCDining

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great RW menu choices, fantastic food and an amazing wine pairing! Great service too. Highly recommend.
  30. B

    Blake

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic restaurant week offering, so glad I decided to go. A three course meal and 3 course wine pairing! Say less. The chilled corn soup was delicious as was the fried zucchini blossoms. Also had the best server ever but can't remember his name ugh! But do yourself a favor and get in here!
  31. f

    foodfocus

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The restaurant felt tired and while some of the food was interesting, other items did not work. The flank steak was nearly raw. On a positive note, the staff was friendly and helpful.
  32. ZM

    ZMcLean

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food seemed to have been prepared in advance, too far in advance. The bread, French toast and desserts were stale. Some of the food pairings -- French toast and cauliflower curry -- were incongruent. The foods that should have been warm were only lukewarm. The wait staff was inattentive. We were served salads to share rather than given individual servings, and had to ask for plates so we could eat. There was no printed list of the courses, and when we asked for a QR code we were told the waiter would have to look for it. He never found it. Eager to close up at the end of their shift, the staff started stacking chairs and tables before diners had finished eating. They were noisy. Their actions made patrons feel rushed to leave.
  33. CS

    ChristopherS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally awesome dinning experience. Ordered the 5 course market dinner. The food was scrumptious. Taste and textures were excellent. The wine pared with each course was spot on. Our waiter was very professional with a hint of personality. 10 out of 10 for Equinox. Need i say we will visit again? That's a yes!
  34. G

    Goodtaste12

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Extremely underwhelming and overpriced. For the most part the drinks and the appetizers were very good, unfortunately the main dishes and desserts were very disappointing. The vegan entrées lacked seasoning and they used the same sauce as the appetizers, pretty much just some raw vegetables on a plate. The salmon tasted like it had store-bought barbecue sauce on it and the chocolate cake was still partially frozen and definitely not fresh. Even if this had been priced at us third what it was it would not have been worth it. Really kind of felt taken advantage of and think they need to do a complete overhaul of their menu, recipes and kitchen. Should have known others were disappointed as it was one of the only DC restaurants with a lot of last minute reservation spots left.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all agree that this one of our best meals ever! Portions were generous and Gustavo our server was terrific! We would come again as it was wonderful! 2 of us have fined at several 3 star Michelin restaurants. Rave reviews for Equinox! Wonderful vegan options too!
  36. b

    beth

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Sunday brunch is very rushed. Food just ok. Nothing special and not worth $48 per person.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The servers were very friendly,but seemed very overwhelmed. The decor felt very dated (2000s), and for the prices I was just expecting a bit more. We got the plant based tasting menu with wine. It was 5 courses, unfortunately I only enjoyed 2 out of five. Some might be personal taste, but I thought treating a hen of the woods mushroom with teriyaki was an odd choice. All you tasted was the sauce and it was almost sticky sweet. Also, wasn’t a fan of the peach arugula salad..it sounded good on paper, but it also had pickled fennel which was just a flavor clash for me. Someone might enjoy it, but i found it too sharp. I felt like the chef didn’t have a good handle on plant based fine dining, which is just odd…why do a plant based tasting menu if you can’t pull off gourmet plant based food? It wasn’t terrible, but it was my least favorite dining experience recently.
  38. DB

    DarrenB

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, great food and great service. Highly recommend to outdoor patio seating - in the early evening it is heavily shaded and cool despite temps in the high 80s. Enjoy either meatless, plant-based menu or traditional protein sources.
  39. KM

    KaseyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Birthday experience!
  40. JR

    JenniferR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course was delicious, so flavorful. And the wait staff was attentive but not hovering. Just a perfect way to savor Sunday brunch!

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 4.4 stars by 3132 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


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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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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