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Equinox - DC

4.6
2996 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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Experiences

  • Dinner Party Out with Stella Artois & OpenTable

    $85.00 per person

    Jun 16 - Aug 31, 2021

    Get together with friends and host your first #DinnerPartyOut at this unique experience at Equinox - DC, complete with the below menu and beer pairing. Celebrate the Summer Solstice all Summer Long on the Patio with a special plant-forward menu from Chef Gray & paired with Stella Artois. DC’s hottest plant-based cuisine brings a fine-dining edge to vegetable-forward fare. Join us for a plant-based tasting menu featuring our infamous Roman-style artichokes, Yellow Tomato Gazpacho, Hand-Cut Fusilli Pasta with Morel Mushroom "Cream" all paired with Stella Artois & four seasonal courses offered with pairing. Patio seating weather permitting. Priced per person $85.00 ++ (our patio is dog friendly & menu subject to slight seasonal changes)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2996 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FlaviaR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really great, as always.

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PETERF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding but wine was over priced but still good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was under seasoned and greasy. I was pretty disappointed, especially since it wasn’t inexpensive. Once my friend arrived the service was pretty attentive. It was also kind of dark, which was a little annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not easy to go out for a nice vegan meal. This was superb and the staff were very nice and knowledgeable. We did not feel rushed at all. Really enjoyable evening and the food was outstanding!

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have the sea bass; it was cooked beautifully. The mac n cheese and artichoke were also very good. Enjoyed the food and the beverages. Cant wait to see the menu for next week.

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Shannon08
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the 8 course Plant Based Bruch and it was outstanding. Everything was delicious. The food left you feeling satisfied but not stuffed. Just an overall great experience. The Waitstaff were also top notched. Big smiles, eager to meet your needs, some of the best service I’ve experienced in a restaurant. I would highly recommend Equinox.

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Janie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vegan tasting brunch. Excellent service.

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vipJoseRicardoR
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great and alway changing tasting menus! A favorite!

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vipKathyA
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant a short walk from The White House. The menu has excellent options for most people. We really loved the vegan options-which were plentiful. We enjoyed the heart of palm cakes and the pasta pesto entrée.
The atmosphere is beautiful with hanging plants and dividers between tables as Covid precaution-but it makes for an intimate setting for your table.
The staff was very helpful and attentive.
I highly recommend this restaurant-in particular a great choice for families such as our with a mix of plant based and carnivore diets.

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our server was friendly and helpful. Two out of 3 dishes floored us with their deliciousness. The curry was the best i have ever had, not soupy or heavy, just perfect. The seabass was cooked so that it feel apart in my mouth, so buttery. The artichoke appetizer was just okay in comparison but i can't wait to go back to try many other menu options. We had a nice corner table on the patio, which was normal city noisy with traffic going past. We had a quiet dinner until a very loud talker was seated next to us, but thankfully we were on our way out at that point. Wish we had room to try their dessert options. Overall, perfect date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Jorge was great, but there was one member of the waitstaff that was difficult. Happy when Jorge took over.

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LisaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Can’t wait until the next brunch.

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Torn7
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ordered drinks. Didn’t know what a gin Ricky was. Out of draft beer.
Food: Asked for salmon cooked medium. It was over done and dry with some barbecue sauce smeared on top.
Three pasta dishes: pesto had no taste whatsoever and ragu papardelle had not one piece of meat in it!
Overpriced bad food.

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vipLoyalcustomer
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Unable to accommodate garlic allergy. Was left with very few options.

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Jade
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute restaurant with great selections, amazing ambiance, and courteous & welcoming staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

ac up too high , staff was hard to understand

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vipKeywest
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Todd Grey remains one of the best chefs in the city. His staples are always good and his surprises make the evening special.

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JDMV
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had such high hopes for a really well ranked vegetarian brunch and was sorely disappointed. While it was a lot of food, frankly, that doesn't mean anything when the quality was lacking and style was very out of date. So many great chefs and restaurants in DC are highlighting the potential of vegetables, transforming them or simply elevating them with high quality produce and interesting spices and levels of heat. But what Equinox provides feels like an unevolved approach to vegetarian food. When your first "dish" is two slices of sesame but flavorless bread with unexplained mango chutney, it doesn't bode well for the rest of the meal, which also included wilted arugula, curry without any complexity or heat, and a trio of very unfortunate desserts. I'm really at a loss as to why this is so highly ranked vegetarian option when there are vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the District that understand vegetarian doesn't just mean "leave off the meat" like it was 1998, though I guess it's quite cost beneficial for the restaurant to take that approach.

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vipOliviaJ
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go to DC without having Equinox's brunch! It's a ton of food, all delicious, perfect variety of ingredients, healthy/indulgent, etc. The ambience is lovely and the service is incredible. Plus, you get unlimited tastings of things you want more of! (Although the portions are generous to begin with.) Don't miss this!

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Hope
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As vegans, it is rare to find a wonderful fine dining place. This is it!

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keithT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Over priced for what you get, don't how it got four and one-half stars. Hard to trust review ratings after this one.

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OzRobbo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Equinox is a terrific restaurant. My husband and I dined there for his birthday. While the decor is looking a little tired, the seating was thoughtfully planned so that each table had some privacy. Our waiter was courtesy, funny, helpful and knowledgeable. The vegan tasting menu was very good, and well thought out.

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vipMarkK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate only the vegetarian options and were pleasantly surprised. George and the rest of the team were great.

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VictoriaL
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was wonderful, especially considering staffing challenges. No way to reserve an outdoor table online, so if you want that, get there early even if you have a reservation. Amazing brunch for vegans. What a treat to have a menu prepped for that rather than picking and choosing.

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Colleen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it and will be returning! Their vegan brunch was a culinary treat. Service was great, very attentive but not pushy at all. I only wish that they also had a vegan night for dinner!

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CeeJack
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I will be returning very soon

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vipBobL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The plant-based tasting menu was excellent. And the service and presentations were superb.

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RukiyaW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m vegan my husband is not. Great options for both

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vipcramtorres
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great vegan options, great cocktails and wine list and super friendly staff.

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Jimmy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was fantastic. Our favorite was the schwarma dish.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience we we dinner here again.
Any specials?

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DanielW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dinner. Service staff friendly and attentive. Food very good. Nice environment.

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vipBryanD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Ambience is very dated and feels like a hotel lobby. The cheesy music does not help. Food seems pretty dated, like we're still in the 90s. Service was pretty good.

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RobertRyan
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food is astounding, consistently - a surprising mixture of flavors and textures making each dish fun to explore. The only negative last night was the server was a little indifferent.

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richg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at Equinox and they sat us right away, the food was excellent, the service was great and the chef came out a few times to make sure we were happy (that was a good treat). We were taking our boss out for dinner and everything was perfect,
Thank you

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vipLarryN
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Equinox has a terrific menu, superb food, and excellent service. The calamari was crisp and tender, the the duck was perfectly cooked and delicious. Highly recommended.

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LisaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Sunday brunch tasting menu was phenomenal. Great variety of tastes and nice portion sizes. We felt a tad but rushed because the food was coming out so quickly. One item on the tasting menu was not brought out. However, we were so satisfied with all the other options, the extra item was not necessary. Definitely will be one of our top choices in DC.

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Mackenzie
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was excellent and the service was wonderful. The ambiance is lovely, but the vegan brunch is certainly a bit over priced. Pre-covid, when they offered the buffet style brunch and there were so many more options, the $40price tag was more justified, but paying that much money for a preset menu (even if you can order as much as you want) of vegies and vegan proteins is excessive. I would maybe pay $20-$25. If Equinox does not return to the buffet style brunch or lower their price, I do not think I will be returning in the future on Sundays.

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JADC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent! We sat on the outdoor patio, which was very pleasant. My son and I had the PB zuchinni blossom tempura and corn salad dish for appetizers which we both loved. My husband had the bass dinner that he said was quite good. I had the crispy soft shelled crab and spinach tagliotini which also had numerous pieces of oishii shrimp in it. I had never had oishii shrimp and I really liked it. This dish was excellent. And our son had the PB and GF sweet potato and cauliflower curry, which he really enjoyed
All servings were quite generous. We have been here a number of times and I think I enjoyed the food this time the most. The service, also, was spot on!

JB
JohnB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate or just have a great meal.

FAQs

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

Equinox - DC is rated 4.6 stars by 2996 OpenTable diners.

Equinox - DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://equinoxrestaurant.instagift.com/.

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 bookings at the moment.

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