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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LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You may want to go Full Out vegan after this real food experience. Fresh tastes and textures, wholeness and varied cuisine.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outstanding customer services and great food !

MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The prix-fixe plant-based menu options for Valentine's Day were wonderful - only the dessert (a Napoleon) was a bit lack-luster (like a B, where everything else was really an A+). The other, non-plant-based, dessert with the passionfruit glaze and pistachio genoise, was outstanding.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food was mediocre, service was OK and venue was disappointing. Not what I thought it would be. The reviews were a mystery

JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Restaurant. We had a 4 course tasting menu meal and every course was delicious. We chose the plant based options. They modified it for my wife who is allergic to nuts and beans. Excellent service. Simply amazing. We will be back.

BB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Needs a refresh all across the board. Kind of tired looking, dark etc

b
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Equinox--very sophisticated, wonderful service, and lots of plant based options.

RD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our 6th visit in past 2 years with friends for first time. Always a pleasure. Tiny comments on dishes:
PB Jambalaya was very good, not excellent - might need a bit of adjustment
Lamb Chops - might have been a bit rare for friend.
Other wise Awesome!

GA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Superb food and service. Truly a special meal

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Exceeded all expectations. Service, food, presentation, all superb!

e
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu was aggressive trying to meet both vegan and non- vegan dinners. The tasting menus were very enticing from the description. The execution was wanting. The service was attentive but rushed. Courses arrived before we were finished. The wine pairings were inconsistent. We had high expectations that remain unmet.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at the bar. The bartender was lovely and the service was attentive. I had the duck which was tender and flavorful. My husband enjoyed an eggplant entree. Several interesting plant based items on the menu. We will be back! Great wine selection by the glass, too.

l
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegan brunch was a hit! The service was so nice and friendly and drinks were amazing too. Loved the yuca fries gift from the kitchen and the sheer amount of deliciousness on the buffet.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought many vegan skeptics to brunch and all were truly amazed at how yummy and lovely the plant brunch is. Yeah hooray to delicious nutritious food!

A
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughout our meal the service was very attentive. We ordered a wine that did not meet expectations when opened, and they quickly made it right by offering another wine at the same price. Both of the entrees we ordered were delicious. The halibut entree was very moist, and the falafel crust was a nice touch. The lamb was very tender with a beautiful presentation. Would highly recommend both.

I
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

A friends birthday. It took forever for our food to arrive and when it did for a friend, it was cold. We got no apology for the how late our food arrived. I won’t recommend and I won’t return.

GP
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service and atmosphere were great. The bread they brought out was delicious. Our entrees lacked flavor.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty unique options! Servers were very nice and got me a different bread since I couldn’t eat the bread they usually hand out (the regular bread has walnuts which I’m allergic to). Overall very pleasurable experience! Also a good place to go if you have vegan friends!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love love love Equinox brunch! The food was delicious and the service was fabulous. We enjoyed everything from the shakshuka to the “just egg” huevos rancheros, and the scones were divine! Must try for vegans and anyone looking for plant based cuisine!

SD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really delicious brunch; festive environment; and friendly service... Also plant-based so we felt extra good when digging into our third servings!

SD
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I reserved a brunch for me and two of my girlfriends to attend the equinox brunch. This was our first time attending the brunch as I am vegan, and was excited to check it out and bring them along.

The ambiance was great and our waiter was nice, but was very soft spoken so we had a bit of a challenge hearing him when he went over the menu.

Overall the brunch food was just ok. I wasn’t thoroughly impressed, and I have a walnut allergy and wasn’t able to try all of the dishes, so that was a bummer since there weren’t that many food options.

My recommendation would be to have more variety in the dishes, and would be nice to have a bottomless mimosa option. My friends weren’t crazy abut the food options, and personally I would have liked to see more plant based options on the brunch menu, but considering there isn’t a large variety of vegan options in the DC area, I was appreciative of a restaurant offering vegan a vegan brunch.

OT
Washington DC
245 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special birthday brunch. Equinox’s vegan brunch is outstanding - even for this non-vegan. Impeccable service.

TT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch buffet in DC. Amazing cocktails. Delightful servers.

d
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal and a terrific experience. The food both for vegetarians and all other food eaters alike is top notch. The restaurant did a nice job helping us celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We had a wonderful meal. Highly recommend Equinox

CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was uneven, but overall quite good, but octopus was way overcooked and tough as nails, so
someone wasn't paying attention. Artichoke appetizer was outstanding. Service left a lot to be
desired. From the moment we sat down, our waiter began hovering - we had the distinct impression
that they were intending to flip our table by 9:00 pm. Plates were cleared too quickly etc., etc. Not
impressive.

g
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great for lunch. Halibut was awesome and service well done. Thank you

O
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with delicious food and a quiet ambience. I highly recommend Equinox.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful time at Equinox during restaurant week. We normally come for the vegan brunch but decided to try the dinner menu out and we were not disappointed! We started at the bar because we arrived early and our table was nice quite ready, but it was so nice to have Roman (our usual brunch server) indulge us with some outstanding cocktails. Then we had a wonderful time at dinner, the food was amazing, the wine pairing was tasty and portions generous, and the service was so pleasant, welcoming, and thoughtful. Once again I am thoroughly impressed with Equinox and can’t wait to return!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing! Only critique we had is that it took a while sometimes for some of the food to be replenished, but once it was it was nice to know that it was super fresh and certainly delicious. We enjoyed some mimosas for the table and the server recommended mixing orange juice and pomegranate together, which will now be my new standard it was so good!! The service was some of the best I have had and overall we had a wonderful experience!

N
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Restaurant week. Food was not as flavorful but the value was
Great. Best part of the meal were the desserts:toffee praline cake and the peanut butter chocolate tart!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service during restaurant week. 5 stars!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t speak for the weekday fare, but the vegan Sunday brunch buffet is outstanding. A rare and wonderful find that will satisfy foodies of all appetites and culinary persuasions.

SB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love their all-vegan brunch buffet on Sundays. The food is amazingly delicious and the service first-rare. Chef Todd Gray doesn’t run out of creative ways to make vegan fine cuisine. We often go here to celebrate special occasions. They are also very accommodating on occasions when we bring our toddler. This is a gem of a place!

LW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as alway!
My families first choice for vegan brunch!

Z
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The appetizers, first courses, and dessert was pretty good. I wasn't satisfied with the BBQ Salmon entree. The lentils were pretty watery, there was a lack of flavor on this dish. Even after the waiter brought us a "sauce" it did nothing for the dish.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 3 course meal for restaurant week. Perfection and perfect service.

JE
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place!! Top rated chef and food was fantastic.

NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Equinox and all the vegan options. The service and atmosphere were amazing. Although we did feel a bit rushed, it was a Saturday night during Restaurant Week, so I am sure they were trying to maximize the number of people.

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