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About Equinox - DC
Please come join Todd & Ellen Gray and the Equinox staff to delight in some of the seasons best flavors from the mid-atlantic region.
Washington, DC 20006
Contemporary American, Vegan, Farm-to-table
Hours of Operation:
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
I Street, N.W.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering: Equinox offers catering for all types of events.
Red Line: Farragut North. Blue, Orange & Silver Lines: Farragut West.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call Ellen Kassoff Gray or Chelsea Zinkgraf at 202.331.8118 for more details or email us at email@example.com.
Equinox - DC Ratings and Reviews
Equinox was chosen since my GF has just gone back to vegetarianism (I corrupted her for a bit). She wanted to eat everything on the menu but she settled for the truffle Mac and cheese, crispy brussel sprouts, eggplant casserolette, butternut squash falafel from the tasting menu, eggplants frittes and risotto fritters. She was very happy with her selection. I had the Australian prawns which were tasty but I'm a steak man through and through so I had to make due with good. We capped dinner off with braised pineapple with ginger bread cake and the mascarpone chocolate mousse cake which were great.
As always, the vegan brunch was amazing! The variety of food offered and the quality are unmatched. Everything was delectable-- I ate too much and did not need dinner. :) While their desserts look beautiful and were good, Equinox excels at the savory. I wish they would put the truffle mac and cheeze back on the buffet. Yummm. Thanks to Ellen and Todd for giving DC-area vegans somewhere to enjoy fine dining.
Attended the vegan brunch with some girlfriends. We all really enjoyed the food and a bonus was the chef coming out, to serve a dish, who was engaging and friendly.
The thing I would like to see changed is tea and coffee should be included in the buffet price.
First of all, it was a surprise to find out that Equinox didn’t participate in the dc restaurant week for lunch, something that was unclear from the Open Table’s website about the restaurant week. Secondly, the only option for the brunch on Sunday was vegan buffet, which was pretty bad and limited in creativity and options. We regretted we stayed.
We were there for Restaurant Week but quickly decided that this was a place that we must return to. With each bite I commented on how flavorful and well put together the seasonings and spices were. I have not tasted such an exquisite meal in quite a long time. Every bite was delicious from the first through third courses as well as those which were surprise dishes from the chef! The food was amazing and the service and ambience made for a very enjoyable evening. This is one restaurant that is high on my list to experience again.
Went during Restaurant Week. Appetizers were delicious - I had the scallops and my friend the beans. We both regretted ordering the Fusilli with mushrooms as our entree, as it was so bland we asked for a lemon and pepper to doctor it up. Did not expect that at a restaurant at this level. (In retrospect, the server should have just offered us another dish when he realized the entree was not pleasing, but maybe during Restaurant Week they are not inclined to be that accommodating.) The flourless chocolate cake was very good.
Considering the Restaurant Week pricing, the value was very good. If we had paid regular price, I would have insisted on replacing the entree.
I’ve been to the restaurant many times over many years since it opened. This last experience will ensure I will not return. My guest and I went for lunch. The service was terrible-sat without acknowledgement for some time. When waitress did come her communication skills were horrific. I ordered salad and trout-only was served salad. In addition, we were shoved in a back room with no natural light or ambiance. Such a HUGE disappointment. And embarrassing that I would usher the guest there.
We really enjoyed the Vegan Sunday brunch. My husband is vegan and I am not so we don’t eat out often. The Vegan Bruch is enjoyable to vegans and non- vegans and they change the menu every week so we will definitely be back. They also have great vegan options in their regular lunch and dinner menus! My husband was super happy!
The food was phenomenal, as was the service. The highlight was the "treat" of artichoke "crab cakes" brought out from the kitchen by the chef. Truly creative cuisine and relatively healthy. Also a setting with sufficient distance between tables so one can both hear and have a truly private conversation.
Equinox is a hidden gem in downtown DC. Although the restaurant has been here for a significant time it never seems to get the respect its quality chef and staff deserve but that makes for a real treat. In addition to the great tasting menu the vegan?vegetarian dishes are the best in the city. A chef that truly understands the needs of everyone.
The staff, including the Chef, were very accommodating in navigating around my food allergies. They didn't make me feel like I was a bother, and I really enjoyed the vegan brunch. More restaurants should take a page out of their book...it's not hard to make a few modifications, however it means so much to someone who just wants to enjoy a meal out once in awhile. We'll be back for sure!
We were disappointed. The John Dory was a bit fishy and over cooked. The Sage Spaghetti was OK but not great. The gougeres had too much goat cheese and were not very warm. The chocolate dessert (a special) was just a tube of fudge with cute things on the plate. It is inexpensive so we didn't feel we got value for our money.
My wife is vegetarian and nearly every dinner out we've had in our 20 years together has been a situation in which she has to compromise and do a back bend try to get something that works for her. Chances are she had to choose between a vegetable marinara and a mushroom risotto - and she's allergic to mushrooms. Equinox provided creative, interesting choices that made her feel like a vegetarian was a customer to be attracted and catered to, rather than simply placated. The flavor combinations were great, as were the ingredients. Best meal we've each had in a while.
My daughter, who is a vegan, was visiting from New Jersey for the holidays. Several months ago she told me, "We HAVE to go to Equinox for their Vegan brunch buffet. I heard it's amazing!" We made reservations and it truly WAS amazing. The buffet offered a variety of wonderful dishes, including delicious desserts. Even if you're not a vegan, you'll love it! The service was beyond compare, and we were thrilled to meet Chef Todd Gray and his wonderful wife, Ellen Kassoff Gray. We'll definitely return.
Superlative in every respect. Outstanding. And we really appreciated your tending to my 102-year-old mother-in-law with grace and generosity of spirit. She was thrilled with her meal and your generosity of spirit. She noted that some of the menu selections might leave some diners a bit nervous and quizzical but thought everything would be terrific. She was right.
Great ambiance and temperature to the room. There is nothing worse than dining in a freezing cold room, so I was happy to enter into a cozy atmosphere. Perfect for a holiday date night. My girlfriend ordered the plant based tasting menu and I the market tasting menu. Both five courses.
Each individual course was good. I particularly liked the risotto and braised beef short. The meat in each dish had excellent flavor. However, while each dish was good on its own, there was absolutely no flow to the tasting menu. Just heavy dish after heavy dish (for both tasting menus). Each dish felt the same. Nothing light or vibrant, even for the starter.
The service was good (my water was always filled). So overall a positive experience - would recommend you go here especially around the holidays. But they should spice up the tasting menu and make it a culinary journey (as a good tasting menu should be).
This was my first time at Equinox. We went for lunch, the service was good and we were seated right away. As much as I like the concept and was excited to try the food, it did not live up to my expectations. We had the Artichokes for the table which were good. We had the pumpkin rigatoni and the chesapeake bay style hearts of palm cake and both were very bland. I realize my criticism is personal preference and not necessarily anything the restaurant is doing wrong. I also like my pasta al dente and it was very soft and chewy and did not care for the inclusion of the pickled cauliflower.
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