Equinox - DC

4.7
2865 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
*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 2865 people are saying
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JacquelineC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Equinox. The cocktails were outstanding, the menu was diverse and included vegetarian options which we appreciated since we were a diverse set of diners. My only regret is not having room to order a dessert. Next time...

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EricG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience were excellent. We really enjoyed our meal and will be back.

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vipRick
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We always enjoy the food and great company. Everything from the food to the service was excellent.

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Equinox gave my partner and I one of the best restaurant experiences we've ever had. It was my partners birthday and the staff went above and beyond. Alfredo and Georgie took care of us and they were attentive, kind and genuinely happy we were there. We ordered the tasting menus, my partner the plant based and mine was the market menu. Every dish was absolutely outstanding. The curried pumpkin soup was my favorite but everything was 5star quality. Will definitely return and will be talking about our evening for a while.

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Kryger
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday brunch experience! We really liked all of the options on the brunch tasting menu, and we were able to order more of any dish we liked (at no extra cost). Juices for drinks were fresh, everything was delicious. Staff was all very attentive. Atrium was well set up, still a really nice atmosphere. Look forward to one day getting to try the buffet brunch, but this is an excellent alternative.

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FlaviaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great.

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AVeganReplacementOfBob
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful vegan brunch, affordable for the quality and quantity of food served. Definitely upmarket but worth it nonetheless. The covered outside space is both beautiful, green, and socially distant. Honestly, more than i could hope for in 2020.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Chef special linguine with truffles was very good (but overpriced), the rest of the meal was mediocre. Server was condescending.

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vipKarenK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Fabulous meal and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very delicious. Many vegan and GF free options as well as non vegan food. The venue is a bit boring. We were sitting outside( under a tent side of the street) but the decor both inside and outside can be improved much more.

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vipJoseRicardoR
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience at Equinox- we each did a tasting menu and the experience never disappoints

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vipNewRunner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday and had called ahead to ensure that a dairy allergy was accounted for. They did a great job with that. The service was outstanding and attentive. We got the Market Tasting Menu of five courses and matched wines. The food was great overall - a little under-salted in one or two cases, but that was easily remedied. We sat outside on the patio and the ambiance was excellent. A great dining experience that almost made you forget these pandemic times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

There was a long gap between the courses but overall good experience. Staff was amicable

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vipAdamJ
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. Best vegetarian options around.

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vipkristir
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great , and there’s a great atmosphere.

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Kasey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there in the last night of my honeymoon, the food and service were perfect, very romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife absolutely love this restaurant. Always a changing menu so each time we go back it’s like a new experience every time. Chef is amazing and very personable. Service is outstanding. Great date night for sure. Highly recommend

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BreaE
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Equinox vegan brunch is always an excellent experience but I think the new format of courses instead of a buffet takes it to the next level. Everything comes out hot, flavors layered and presentation on point. We had one of the first reservations of the day at 10:30am and sat indoors and there was one other party seated outdoors at the same time. As the meal went on and especially as we inadvertently went past the time limit at the table the restaurant got more full including a large birthday party, some of whom entered the restaurant without masks. The staff did send them back to their tables when they got up and tried to walk around without masks. The size of the party seemed to surprise the waitstaff.

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jamesa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great and varied menu - so nice to have a place that caters both to vegan needs and those of us who are not vegan. It was nice to meet Todd, the executive chef, and learn that his wife is vegan and that informs how he structures his menu, which by the way changes seasonally!

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vipboldfoodlover
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the most outstanding chef-driven restaurants in DC. So many vegan and vegetarian options, too. Highly recommend!

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CatherineD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We enjoyed Equinox overall. My husband had the curried tofu, which was excellent. He also liked the chilled cucumber and tomatillo soup. The foccacia was to-die-for. My salad came out wrong--twice. I sent it back the first time, didn't bother the second time. I just ate it. The butternut squash shakshuka is what I had. It was good but I would order the curry if we went back. We really appreciated the numerous plant-based options on the menu, including dessert! No one has that! The service was slow overall. Chef Grey also came out to greet us, which was lovely. They had a non-alcoholic beer-- another nice touch since I don't drink. We sat outside so it was a bit loud, but that's not their fault. We are not yet dining indoors because of COVID. The inside of the restaurant was lovely and clean and they had people spaced out well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok, nothing memorable or special. Too many carbs.
Have been to brunch here before, it was better nutrition, variety & quality. Desserts too sweet & dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t usually leave reviews but my husband and I have been to the Equinox brunch a few times now and it is the best experience I’ve found in DC, hands down. The staff is wonderful to interact with and I genuinely look forward to talking with them and enjoying the delicious food. Can’t say enough about how great this place is. Always a good time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegan brunch was fantastic, with multiple delicious courses. Service was outstanding and everyone left full.

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BLJ44
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal - went for the Vegan Brunch, the food was both delicious and inspiring!

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Kmac
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for a quiet sophisticated meal, with something for all tastes and diets.

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SaraR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, really cute place- will definitely be coming here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Equinox and we choose it because of their reputation for vegan items. It was my husband’s birthday and we wanted to treat him to a special vegan meal. They did not disappoint! From the crispy artichoke appetizer to the fusilli with fresh corn, tempura vegetables and succotash to the dark chocolate cheesecake and peach & raspberry clafoutis - every bite was delicious! Even for non-vegans like myself and my daughter. Service was wonderful as well! We will definitely be back and are looking forward to trying the vegan brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan brunch. Wonderful service and fun atmosphere :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in DC! Excellent service, multi-course feast, mimosas aplenty...what more could you ask for?

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MichaelTheGreek
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this vegan brunch. Creative, flavorful, FRESH. Loved the variety. HIGHLY recommend. Service is amazing as well.

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LarryD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal and great experience especially for restaurant week.

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Dinner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Staff were all wearing masks. Service was impeccable!

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vipTimothyK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food from an owner-operatir chef, who is always innovative and incorporates local ingred4

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vipfinecovidining
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good COVID adjustments. Great food and service, at a table in the patio. We went during restaurant week. Outstanding value as you could order any three courses from the regular menu for $35. I had soft-shelled crab, swordfish, and a lemon tart.

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JimP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and well looked after. The five course tasting menu and wine paring was unbelievable. The soft-shell crab appetizer was incredible!

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RobinG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This vegan brunch is above and behind one of the best vegan meals I’ve ever had. The service was exceptional. The mimosa selection was nice. The orzo and melon salad were delicious. You wouldn’t even know the frittata was vegan. Not to mention the desserts!!! The value for the price is highly recommended!

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vipEATinDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the meals were on the mark! Equinox delivers quality and innovative meals consistently — and definitely a must do for Restaurant Week. We loved it!

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vipPixieH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sometimes restaurant week menus are tired but our meal at Equinox was so delicious we were arguing about what dish was our favorite - truly, of the six plates we shared each one was just amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with great service and delicious food. Equinox quality still top notch as always, even during restaurant week. Soft shell crab, pork tenderloin, crab cakes, truffles mac n cheese, peach tart.. all perfectly cooked. Cocktails were exceptional. 10/10 would recommend!

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 4.7 stars by 2865 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 reservations at the moment.

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