Equinox - DC
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Best brunch in DC, which also happens to be plant-based. So creative, delicious, and beautifully prepared.
Loved it that they had a plant-based tasting menu alongside the regular tasting menu. Service was lacking, though. It felt a bit rushed. Bread crumbs never got cleaned off the table clothe. The manner of the waiter grabbing plates away from the table wasn't on par with the upscale status the restaurant hopes to achieve.
Stale menu with gratuitous truffles on everything. Priced for the flashy expense account crowd that’s impressed by that sort of thing. Dumpy space with 2000s decor. Service was poor, staff seemed distant and bothered, glasses went empty, and main courses took so long we wondered if they forgot us.
We went to celebrate my husbands birthday, and it was great. They brought us some champagne to start, and a complimentary amuse bouche, and even put a candle in our dessert. Everything was delicious, and made for a really special evening!
Plant based Tasting Menu was outstanding. Service was on point. Prices fair. Comfortable environment.
Equinox is a lovely, quiet, romantic spot, and the service was perfect. We were looking for vegan options, and perhaps we ordered the wrong things (tempura, endive salad and a cauliflower main course). It was, unfortunately... not all that good. Not bad, but less wonderful than we had hoped. Still - I would give Equinox another chance. Maybe will ask waiter for advice next time.
You may want to go Full Out vegan after this real food experience. Fresh tastes and textures, wholeness and varied cuisine.
This was the first dining experience I have had in D.C. since moving from Philadelphia. I have spent over 10 years eating through the Philadelphia food scene and have been very excited to start in D.C. This was phenomenal first restaurant and I will definitely be back to eat more of the menu. Todd Gray and his restaurant we definitely hold my first food memories of D.C.
Outstanding customer services and great food !
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.
food was mediocre, service was OK and venue was disappointing. Not what I thought it would be. The reviews were a mystery
Love this place! Staff is amazing and the Chef is always so welcoming and always remembers his guests that frequent his restaurant
Valentine’s Day special was great!
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.
Needs a refresh all across the board. Kind of tired looking, dark etc
Love Equinox--very sophisticated, wonderful service, and lots of plant based options.
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!
Fabulous meal. Superb food and service. Truly a special meal
Wonderful experience trying plant based cuisine at Equinox. Chef Todd Gray and his team delivered a flavorful and creative culinary experience. The service was refined and the wine list was varied. Glad to know I can find vegan fine dining with plenty to offer for the non-vegans among us.
Outstanding. Exceeded all expectations. Service, food, presentation, all superb!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Service and atmosphere were great. The bread they brought out was delicious. Our entrees lacked flavor.
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!
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!
Really delicious brunch; festive environment; and friendly service... Also plant-based so we felt extra good when digging into our third servings!
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.
A very special birthday brunch. Equinox’s vegan brunch is outstanding - even for this non-vegan. Impeccable service.
Best brunch buffet in DC. Amazing cocktails. Delightful servers.
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.
Great food! We had a wonderful meal. Highly recommend Equinox
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
Everything was great for lunch. Halibut was awesome and service well done. Thank you
Excellent restaurant with delicious food and a quiet ambience. I highly recommend Equinox.