Equinox - DC

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
Please come join Todd & Ellen Gray and the Equinox staff to delight in some of the seasons best flavors from the mid-atlantic region.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join Chef Todd and staff for a Thanksgiving Day celebration complete with our annual oyster roast on the patio.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 2651 People Are Saying
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E
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Overall disappointing. Soup arrived cold. Swordfish had no taste. Dessert was a big flop. On the good side, service was on point and wine list terrific.

D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food that both vegans and non-vegans will enjoy! The buffet style brunch is great because you can try a little bit of everything. Our server Roman made us delicious cocktails and recommended very good additional bites to add to our meal. We really enjoyed the service and felt very taken care of.

D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for offer the amazing plant-based menu. And it's such a special treat that Todd Gray spends time with the guests!

AP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is where we take visitors and guests for an always superb dinner. The menu is complete with fine vegan food (my wife and I and others) and non-vegan food. So everyone can have an equally great experience.

Aron

IB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both tasting menus are excellent and the wine pairings were perfect! Great service. We had a wonderful evening.

z
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are vegans and absolutely loved that we could enjoy a fancy, delicious meal in DC! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and were very pleased to find out that they even had vegan desserts. We will definitely be coming back here to check out the vegan brunch on Sundays!

AV
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Equinox. Both times have been for an anniversary and both times we left so blissfully happy. They treated us beautifully and served us the most amazing meal each time. Ellen and Todd are so welcoming we feel like we’re at home there. Can’t wait to go back.

SB
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous !!! I can't wait to go back.

TD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration, the coconut/ squash soap was excellent, knowledgeable wait staff! Thanks

S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service and excellent location and ambience. I love Equinox! So consistent and excellent every time!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in DC for the weekend and I heard about their Sunday vegan brunch buffet. Since “vegan brunch buffet” is a perfect combination, I had to try it.
It was seriously good. The soup was delicious. The Just Egg scramble was surprisingly good (sometimes things like that sitting in a buffet can get watery). The fusilli was probably my least favorite. The shakshuka was a must try. The breads were all really good. Oh, and the buffet includes a sweets table, also all vegan. Brownies, cannoli, and the scones were my favorites.
If you’re in the area it’s definitely worth trying.
I don’t know what their vegan food is like on the regular menu but if it’s anything like the buffet you should try that too.

H
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our vegan daughter here to celebrate her birthday.

BC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was solid but the service was a bit odd. The staff was not particularly attentive -- more focused on the table next to us which seemed like an "all hands on deck" type of client. The obviousness of it was quite off-putting. After a good ten minutes we had to ask for the check (clean plates, no sipping of wine or cocktails and after declining dessert). It took another ten for the check to be processed and brought back to us.

V
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic vegan buffet brunch. Everything was superb from the salads thru the entrees to desert. We especially liked the stuffed french Toast.

m
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really great vegan offerings in a very clean and nicely run establishment. My only concern was seeing a few patrons not using the utensils and reaching into the buffet dessert dishes with their hands to pick up items.

AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met the chef / outstanding food / really a perfect night!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our group of 6 wanted to treat ourselves to a nice meal this past weekend in DC and chose the Equinox based on the reviews. We rarely spend this kind of money on a meal so our expectations were high. We enjoyed the service, ambience and the ability to actually converse during dinner. Very nice decor, quiet and lovely. Our appetizers were excellent but there was some confusion and disappointment with some of our meals. It was not clear to 2 of the diners that the entree they chose (Bolognese) was in fact meatless, it was their understanding that meatless was an option so they were not entirely happy with the meal. Credit goes to the bartender for most of the drinks, I had an Old Fashioned that was perfect and another diner enjoyed the Geisha cocktail but the Sidecar could not be finished as it was so sour. All in all a nice meal but for the price you pay it was a bit of a disappointment.

t
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The way the food was described in the menu didn’t measure up to reality - it didn’t meet our expectations or price paid. Everyone was friendly and service-forward, remembering a nut allergy and birthdays in our party. There are so many interesting, inventive restaurants in the city now, it is unfortunate to not see Equinox keeping up.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in DC. Wonderful plant based menu. Impeccable service. And you can have a conversation — not noisy. Beautiful dining room

d
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food very average, wine prices outrageous.

C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great restaurant with quality food dishes, Lots of choices for vegetarian and pescatarian diners.

SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch. Equinox continues to serve up delicious food and quality service.

G
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great. The food was extremely well presented and excellently prepared. The waiter was also courteous, attentive and very knowledgeable.

RB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Greeted and seated immediately which was followed up with some classy acknowledgement of our anniversary. Service was spot on as well as the food. Great ambiance and we could easily converse without raising our voice. Loved the plant-based options. Special treat!

TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Gray is a maestro of cookery and a gracious host. His staff and service are the best. Top restaurant in DC!

EO
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have previously reviewed Equinox as outstanding in every way. I took a guest this time who'd never been to Equinox before and she (a woman attorney) was also enthusiastically positive about the food and our ability to actually have a conversation and hear one another even though the room was filled with others having lunch meetings. Equinox is consistently outstanding.

KB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service are excellent. I appreciate the ability to converse with the people I'm with without "must speak with raised voice." The dinner menu for some reason seems to offer more vegetarian choices. Todd Gray is known for his preparation of vegetables and I'd like to see more of them at lunch.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Plant based food was delicious and they had nice touches throughout the dinner.

t
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I really like Equinox and have been there several times. But this time the food quality is not as good as before- I was a little disappointed by the quality control there since the same dish taste so different ...

C
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Equinox is one of our DC favorites. We always try to go there when we are in DC.

T
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal out in a long time

I
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan experience!

m
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience. Our waiter had served here for twenty years and it showed... impeccable service. Expensive but worth it.

PG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular! Food was delicious, the service impecable!

EZ
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This review is not for publications. Our family owned a large nut company and sold many varieties of nuts. Among other things, my wife was the final word on quality and could smell a rancid nut from a mile away! We did not accept any nuts that had the slightest amount of rancidity.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great ambiance, fantastic service! We went for plant based brunch, the food was pretty good especially the hot items, and the drinks were top notch. Our server was friendly & attentive, and thoroughly explained everything. The decor is a little dated but the ambiance overall was fun and relaxing. Would definitely return.

DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Vegan brunch was fantastic. I'm not vegan but would eat here for the vegan brunch regularly.

NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An extraordinary meal with impeccable yet warm service. Worth many return visits. Bravo Chef Gray!

SB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service every time. They give you time to dine, you never feel rushed. Menu is creative and they have healthier options as well.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service

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