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Equinox - DC

4.5
2216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Special Occasion
Please come join Todd & Ellen Gray and the Equinox staff to delight in some of the seasons best flavors from the mid-atlantic region.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Vegan, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 331-8118
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Todd Gray
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Catering
Catering: Equinox offers catering for all types of events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I Street, N.W.
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Public transit
Red Line: Farragut North. Blue, Orange & Silver Lines: Farragut West.
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Special events & promotions
Please call Ellen Kassoff Gray or Chelsea Zinkgraf at 202.331.8118 for more details or email us at specialevents@equinoxrestaurant.com.
Additional
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
What 2216 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always exceptional brunch for vegans and non vegans alike!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Selected the Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing. Food portions were small but wine portions were generous. Food was excellently presented with great taste

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great food, well served. I had forgotten how nice it is. Expensive, but reasonably so.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing vegan brunch. Had deserts that I could not believe were dairy free. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Honestly one of the best meals all three of us have had. We already have plans to return. Exceptional!

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Food and service are always spectacular, and outdoor dining is a great option in fine weather such as we had this week.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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 .

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had a fabulous Vegan tasting menu with the accompanying wine and enjoyed every moment that we were there! It was worth every penny.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great vegan options. Consistently excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The vegan brunch was delectable with so many great choices and the desserts were scrumptious! Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Dinner with son

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The curried cauliflower in the salad didn't enhance the salad

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Equinox is hands down one of the best restaurants in DC. Chef Gray & staff never seem to "mail it in".

Always on point.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very disappointing......

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food, everyone ordered something different. Great recommendations from waiter on order. All over good experience!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great vegan choices for brunch, the bulgur salad was superb and the tofutti with Brussel sprouts were also excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food and service were spectacular! I would strongly and enthusiastically recommend this restaurant, even for gluten free waters like myself!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Amazing testing menu and drinks that are always changing.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always great. Excellent changing menu, fresh ingredients, beautifully presented and tasty.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was delicious! I first experience having vegan brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Enjoyed the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Fantastic. The pork dish was outstanding.

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