After years of reading about Equinox, it was my first time there. Met a friend who is vegetarian. The Equinox menu is sophisticated and it has serious options for a vegetarian. The decor is understated, but refined (there was a beautiful flower arrangement in the room). The service is excellent - I didn't have to think about it at all, throughout the meal. It was professional, friendly and unobtrusive. Excellent food. Not a noisy room at all.
As always exceptional brunch for vegans and non vegans alike!
Selected the Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing. Food portions were small but wine portions were generous. Food was excellently presented with great taste
One of the best salmon I ever had in the DC area!!! All of us enjoyed our food. Customer service was excellent.
Great location and beautifly decorated.
Great food, well served. I had forgotten how nice it is. Expensive, but reasonably so.
Amazing vegan brunch. Had deserts that I could not believe were dairy free. Can’t wait to go back.
Exceptional! The food was delicious, the ambiance was perfect, and the service was outstanding!! Little expensive but the service and atmosphere of the restaurant were perfect for our special celebration. The food is absolutely delicious! Thx for a wonderful night!
Honestly one of the best meals all three of us have had. We already have plans to return. Exceptional!
I went with my son and his friends while I was visiting DC. The food was inventive and the wait staff was very helpful. The portions are not large, but "right-sized". The food that is good for sharing or eating solo. While not inexpensive, it tasted great and was a fun vibe
Food and service are always spectacular, and outdoor dining is a great option in fine weather such as we had this week.
my huge suggestion is to get rid of the tall stemwear! At brunch my whole glass spilled all over me before i could even enjoy it or my plate of food - my clothes were ruined and luckily a manager/owner was nice enough to have a hair dryer so i could attempt to dry myself off! Many others who i encountered in the bathroom while drying off my clothes had the same issue & all agreed for the small space and hard to get around tables - the stemwear should be much lower or even steam-less to avoid these issues. The glasses are too large and too heavy and are almost guantteer to spill on someone during your visit.
Vegan brunch was amazingly delicious. My daughter is vegan and I saw the brunch on Facebook and knew I had to take her. It was awesome. Tons of selection and soooo yummy. Very attentive service and the chef came out and greeted us. My daughter and I loved it and will return.
I had the Sunday vegan buffet brunch with a friend. The vegan food was excellent and there was plenty of it. The service was friendly and attentive without over doing it. Also, Equinox is a great location that is totally Metro friendly.
The Equinox was a really wonderful experience, from the time we enter and left. The food was incredibly delicious and served most tastefully, the dish that my eggplant was served in made the experience more relaxing and enjoyable. One can tell that every detail was we'll planned. We will recommend .
We had a fabulous Vegan tasting menu with the accompanying wine and enjoyed every moment that we were there! It was worth every penny.
My husband is vegan, so I really want to love this place. Every couple of years or so I try again, and every time I wish I hadn't. It's not that the food is bad -- it isn't. It's just that at the restaurant's price, I expect exceptional food, and it's never gone beyond "good" for me.
I tried the prawns this last time, and after removing their heads and tails, had approximately 4, one inch pieces of shrimp for my meal.
The bathrooms also leave a lot to be desired. There was a stench in the women's room, like you'd find at a bar, and the giant trashcan was full to the brim.
Great vegan options. Consistently excellent.
This was our second time there, and once again both the food and service were excellent. However, we feel the prices are too high and the portions too small. We certainly are not looking for quantity over quality, but dropping about $55 per person when we had no drinks (except water), no alcohol and no desserts, plus left feeling a bit hungry, gives us pause about returning there. Keep up the delicious cooking, but please bring your prices down to earth!
Absolutely fabulous! The dessert table was out of this world. I thoroughly enjoyed the King Mushroom dish and the Mango Salad. And I couldn't believe they were serving the Just Egg scramble. I loved it!
We went for a birthday celebration and the restaurant was quite accommodating for a part of 5. The bartender, Johnny, had great recommendations for specialty cocktails and the food was great. Best dishes were risotto starter, artichoke starter, The falafel salad, sirloin entree. The duck entree was a bit bland, but still quite acceptable. We will definitely return.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Equinox. Food was excellent, and the wait staff were prompt, courteous, and knew the menu well; we especially liked that it was quiet.
The vegan brunch was delectable with so many great choices and the desserts were scrumptious! Will definitely return!
Dinner with son
The curried cauliflower in the salad didn't enhance the salad
Equinox is hands down one of the best restaurants in DC. Chef Gray & staff never seem to "mail it in".
Always on point.
Disappointing dinner. Inconsistent cooking, had decent small plates, but very disappointing main courses. The king prawns were not fresh, the shell of the heads were disclosed and tasted funky. The duck breast didn’t cook properly, the meat was chewy and skin was fatty let alone crispy. What’s more disappointing was that neither the waiter nor the host responded to us after we raised our concerns.
Great food, everyone ordered something different. Great recommendations from waiter on order. All over good experience!
One of the hard things about being vegan and a foodie is that there are very few options for fine dining. Most establishments that cater to vegans tend to be the grab-and-go places. Not Equinox. It is fine dining with a sophisticated atmosphere but not at all stuffy. On top of that, the food is incredible. I definitely recommend the French onion soup whether you eat a plant-based diet or not. The vegetable lasagna was some of the best I've ever had (and that includes when I was still eating meat), and the fingerling potatoes are addictive! We will definitely visit again when we are next in D.C.
My friend and I began with Oak Barrel Stout French Onion Soup, for me, and the Sunchoke & Leek Velouté, for her. For our entrées, we both had a special grilled diver scallops & Australian shrimp dish that is not on any of the on-line menus. I heartily recommend it. It had been almost three years since my friend and I last dined at Equinox, and neither one of us is sure why it took us so long to return.
Had a lovely lunch at Equinox. Their service is always impeccable, friendly and kind. The food is fantastic every time. The lunch special crab cakes were perfect and the appetizer artichokes were so nicely prepared. Even the bread and tapenade oil is scrumptious. I will be back.
Great vegan choices for brunch, the bulgur salad was superb and the tofutti with Brussel sprouts were also excellent!
I had a wonderful experience at the Vegan Brunch. First off a vegan brunch being available was a gem in itself. The food was great, our server was soooo attentive/kind and the overall staff were genuinely pleasant.
My favorite dish was the Crispy Cauliflower and the Tofu Scramble. I will definitely be back again for brunch while I am on my vegan kick!
The food and service were spectacular! I would strongly and enthusiastically recommend this restaurant, even for gluten free waters like myself!
We wanted to enjoy a great dinner meal with friends. We wanted to be able to converse without having to raise our voices to be heard. We were able to get gluten-free that really was gluten-free. The wines selected with assistance complemented each dish. Equinox delivered all that plus great service.
The artichoke "Alla Romana" starter was perfect as we decided what to order. The clam chowder appetizer was very good, Mediterranean-style and fresh as was the onion soup. We all chose the lamb chops (special) for the main course even though there were many other tempting options. It was the right choice for even the gluten-free diet.
Equinox has been delivering this kind of dining experience for a long time. It is rewarding to have been able to count on it to once again meet our expectations.
Amazing testing menu and drinks that are always changing.
Although overall very good, I would have to say it was disappointing and, even for Washington DC, overpriced for the experience. I was expecting 'outstanding' on all levels, and it fell short on the most important level - the food. The menu was inventive and nicely presented, although it was all very colorless - beige, brown, tan - and served in neutral toned dishes: the food would have benefitted from some fresh green herbs. The best bite was the first course scallop (yes, ONE scallop) which tasted wonderful - melt in your mouth- and the rockfish was delicious, but the pork tenderloin (with bone!) was overly salty and somewhat difficult to 'knife and fork'. The chocolate desert was tasty but unremarkable. The 4-course wine pairings were good but not great and did not represent best in class examples of their genre. On the plus side the service was attentive and well paced, and the wait staff was pleasant and well trained. The atmosphere was chic and appealing in silver and gray with a touch of pink flowers and made for a visually pleasing atmosphere. Sadly, I will not return to the Equinox.
Always great. Excellent changing menu, fresh ingredients, beautifully presented and tasty.
Everything was delicious! I first experience having vegan brunch!
Enjoyed the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Fantastic. The pork dish was outstanding.