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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Please join Chef Todd and the Equinox staff for Valentine's night and enjoy some of the areas best cuisine.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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O
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!

N
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service during restaurant week. 5 stars!

LW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

Z
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JE
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

SO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a lovely time during Restaurant week at Equinox! The atmosphere was very sophisticated yet comfortable, and the dominance of plant-based dishes was exciting. The food itself was a bit of a mixed bag; my appetizer (grilled eggplant and stir-fry soba) was delicious, but my entree (the salmon) didn't blow me away. It was tasty, but nothing challenging. However my friend's choice of duck was incredible. The vegan chocolate cake was so-so. Though not every dish was a winner, service was excellent; perfect for a nice night out to catch up with a friend over good food!

TC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our previous experiences at Equinox had been really good. This one, however, fell short. We were on time for our 8 PM reservation but had to wait for over fifteen minutes to be seated, despite several tables appearing to be free. The hostess made no apologies. The food as always was very good. However, I'd have appreciated if our waiter had described the dishes, including ingredients not mentioned on the menu. I have a strong dislike for raw scallions that were present as garnish on my starter. He didn't offer any information regarding the paired wines besides their being "white" and "red." The waiter also failed to bring the complimentary "amuse" that he included in the receipt. Unfortunately, I only noticed the latter at home.

ME
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We invited a vegan friend to lunch at Equinox. We wanted it to be a special treat, and it was. She had a number of options to choose from. The chef graciously accommodated a few special requests from our guest as well, with everything coming out extremely tasty. We ordered several vegetable sides and all enjoyed them, in addition to an artichoke starter for the table. I indulged in the pecan pie dessert which was spectacular--not an adjective I would expect to apply to pecan pie, but this one deserved it.

TF
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would recommend Equinox for a special occasion or business meal because their prices are on the high end but typical of a fine dining restaurant. While the food was very good, the portion size could have been a little larger, especially for the duck. It was good that we had an appetizer (the seafood gumbo was very tasty but the small cornbread muffin was very hard on the outside and tasted like it was over baked) before the main entree otherwise my husband would not have been full after having only an entree.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the eggplant

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch, excellent service. Will be back!

D
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch is all vegan & delicious.

EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and will definitely be back. 5 stars

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always good and I love the cappuccino and light in the main room. One of my faves !

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The plant-based tasting menu was really underwhelming. There are many restaurants in DC with much tastier and higher quality vegan fare. The feature here was a virtually flavorless vegetable tempura that was oversoaked in oil. I won't be back!

KP
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects!&

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the vegan brunch. Huge selection of delicious plant based options and friendly service all around. Equinox is always a good decision!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious all vegan brunch with tons of choices. The service is attentive and friendly, and the cocktails are fantastic. Can’t wait to return!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The vegan brunch was DELICIOUS! The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was perfect. I am already dreaming about going back!

W
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A DC mainstay that has stayed relevant in the dining scene with a talented chef/owner in Todd Gray embracing plant based options along with traditional fine dining offering like halibut, rack of lamb, etc. Attentive service and classic execution make this a restaurant worth visiting and re-visiting if you haven't been in a while.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and great service. So happy to finally find a totally vegan buffet. Can’t wait to come back!

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very happy with our visit, plenty of vegan options. Although quite strange that one of the starters were about the same size as the entree we picked. Good service, just minor things like our table missing a napkin but nothing dragging down the overall experience. Strongly recommend!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always outstanding. The staff works so well together, they seem to anticipate every need and yet barley be noticed. From the moment you enter, the entire team makes you feel welcomed. They are genuinely excited to have you back, no matter how often you visit.

In a day when too many chefs want to dictate to their clientele and think dining out should be all about them, it is a joy to visit Chef Gray. His singular objective is to make sure you have a meal you will be delighted with. He is about feeding his guests, not his ego.

If this was not all enough to make this my favorite “go to” restaurant, Chef also has many wonderful healthy options to choose from. He is so skilled in this area, I bring my doctor here for lunch and dinner.

d
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Well prepared food, exceeded my expectation, would definitely recommend

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Equinox brunch is such a great time! Thanks to the staff for being so accommodating and fun. The food is phenomenal.

S
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant in every way. The food is always interesting and delicious as well as beautifully presented. Service is attentive but not smothering. The ambiance is lovely. This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. A reliable standby that remains excellent and consistently good among lots of "flash in the pan" restaurants -- an oldie but goodie!

LT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food is fine but not exceptional. Service lacking a bit.

JT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great plant based offerings. Thank you chef Todd!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best vegan brunch ever. The food just keeps flowing and the staff is lovely and attentive. Always a good time!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious plant based brunch, excellent service. The maitre d’ was kind enough to send a gluten free cauliflower dish which was amazing. Great experience overall, can’t wait to return!

LS
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan brunch was delicious!! I am ready to go vegan now! We will definitely return for more

DD
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan buffet is always wonderful! Even for people who are not vegan! The service was excellent. We will be back.

RT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. This is our go to place for years. They have a plethora of plant based dishes and meat eaters alike. They also have a fabulous plant based brunch on Sundays which is always fun and exciting. Great people and friendly staff as always. We need to have more restaurants like this.

AJ
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection of plant based meals. The best all around dinning experience we have had in months. My sea food special and my wife’s tempura vegetables were amazing. Highly recommend

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good location near the white house, but everyone was power lunching so it was all white men in red ties. The food was very rich and expensive. I originally went here because it was on a list of vegetarian friendly restaurants and it had lots of "plant-based" options, but they were just very rich in flavor and I ended up getting sick after (I eat very clean, no surgar, dairy etc).

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