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Equinox - DC

4.7
4.7
3192 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
*Thank you for your reservation. We have tables available on our patio outside and in our climate-controlled (socially distant) garden atrium. Strick adherence to seating regulations gives us limited tables on the patio. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Regional, seasonal cuisine from 5-time nominee for James Beard Foundation's Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic, Chef Todd Gray stays true to the Mid-Atlantic region. Fine dining, plant-based, and vegetable-forward food is our specialty. Plant-based cuisine is represented on half the menu.

Come dine in our “Garden Room," where each table is set safely 6-feet apart in a cozy “botanical nook” surrounded by climbing vines and verdant greens. The beauty extends to the private Wine Room where we can accommodate parties up to 12. Contact us to plan your next event.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegan, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8118

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Todd Gray

  • Catering

    Equinox offers catering for all types of events.

  • Private party facilities

    Equinox can provide an artfully-designed and relaxed environment for you to host your next function for parties of 12 or more.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsea de Avila: (855) 223-4447

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    I Street, N.W.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Red Line: Farragut North. Blue, Orange & Silver Lines: Farragut West.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,192 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. NA

    NAinDC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal! Great selection of meat and vegan options. Food presented nicely but most of all was really delicious. Wine selection also very good.
  2. I

    Isaac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Amazing drinks and desserts. Will be going again.
  3. SN

    SylviaN

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked Equinox for a double date and to try it out for restaurant week. It’s a beautiful restaurant with nice decor and friendly service. The food was delicious and well portioned. Our table shared the fritters to start and they were delightful. We would have eaten all of them but we wanted to save room for our apps and entrees. The bacon wrapped pork was so tasty and not dry like some pork can get. The tomato bisque soup was flavorful and satisfying. The key lime tart was so cute and delicious! I would like to go again to try other dishes. Everyone else at the table enjoyed the swordfish entree and octopus appetizer and also the hanger steak.
  4. W

    Willy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for restaurant week. The first course was grilled octopus that was very nicely prepared and flavorful. We shared the second course. Unfortunately, the salmon was somewhat overcooked and dry, so not much to our liking. However, the pork was excellent and properly cooked. For dessert, the sticky toffee pudding was very good but not as good as that made by Convivial. The fudge brownie was not fudge but rather a light chocolate cake. Overall, the food was very good but not excellent. Portions were generous and service was attentive.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great waiter, very intimate atmosphere, and a great variety of menu options. We came during restaurant week and had a wonderful meal.
  6. S

    Shira

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined with Equinox for Restaurant Week and really enjoyed my experience. The $40 3 course meal was a great deal and the food was delicious and service was exceptional.
  7. HH

    HannahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vegan brunch tasting menu was a delight. The place is well-decorated but not trendy. Food was delicious and a great value for the price.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food - had the vegan brunch which was a fantastic experience. Plus, the staff was super friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend this place!
  9. TW

    TamW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My date and I were very impressed with the vegan brunch. I always feel left out of brunch because of the limited options for vegans but this was a 10/10.
  10. SD

    SusiD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful 5 course NYE dinner there. It was exactly what we were hoping for. Delicious food.
  11. CJ

    CigarJazzWine

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our New Years Eve meal was excellent in every regard! Equinox deserves extremely high marks!
  12. JO

    JohannO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was our second New Year's eve dinner at Equinox. The menu was interesting with vegetarian choices for every course and the food was delicious. The wine list was surprisingly small but well chosen to match the food. There were only four mocktails on the menu which was a bit of a disappointment. The interior dining room lacks character, but the patio is very pleasant.
  13. GN

    GoodNotGreat

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good and the plant based menu was very inventive. Service was a little off. They brought bread and the amuse bouche before our waiter even came over for drinks - we did have water. We had to ask for my husband's wine when the first course came. For the dessert course we had to call the waiter over to order coffee and then had to ask for it when they brought the dessert w/o it. It was New Year's Eve and the restaurant was crowded so that was likely the issue. Would like to try it on a regular night and have the normal menu. There was a special menu w/less options for New Year's which was a little disappointing.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    They only offered a limited New Years menu which itself was misleading as to the number of selections. They got two items that were ordered wrong. Their lobster salad barely had any lobster and was bland. Their desserts were cheap and underwhelming.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating new years
  16. MM

    MiaM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, beautifully presented, and excellent service. Try the tasting menu - amazing!
  17. AV

    AmandaV

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went on Christmas Eve and had the 5 course tasting menu. Everything was delicious and portions were perfect. We loved the plant forward menu and focus on local ingredients! Highly recommend!
  18. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I had Chefs plant based tasting menu last night. It was amazing. Service was top notch. We were taken care of to fullest extent. Atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family. Great job to chef and his team . Our server was amazing as well . Thanks again.
  19. s

    scw9656

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The brunch was fantastic. The food was delicious and the cocktail extremely tasty! I ate here years ago under different management. Our experience yesterday was vastly improved. We'll be back!
  20. RG

    RobG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in the smallish interior dining room. It had the feel of an intimate space without being stuffy. Our server provided prompt service without making us feel rushed at all. The four selections we made from the menu - salad, chestnut mushroom soup, rockfish and scallops - were all delicious and well-presented. An accommodation was made in the kitchen for a dietary restriction. Our waiter even went so far as to read the packaging of the buckwheat soba noodles to find whether they contained gluten (they do via some wheat flour). It was a very enjoyable dinner
  21. b

    bggrgl

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Creative and delicious menu!
  22. BT

    BattleTurkey

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely experience, until a large party arrived and I could’t hear my dinner companion speaking. Could use some sound absorbing tiles for sure.
  23. H

    Henry

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Honestly the food was okay, but the service was great. It’s overpriced for the quality of the food. The soup seemed like it had a lot of flour to thicken it out. Salad was great. The bean and Brussels sprouts dish would have been perfect if the sprouts weren’t over salted. Desert was a slice of a Bundt cake… disappointing for an $85 tasting menu. Pretty sure you’re paying for proximity to the White House. If you’re looking for a plant based tasting menu in DC, there are better places at the same price point.
  24. JL

    JessL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and environment were all amazing and well worth the price!
  25. s

    stefw

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Read all the great reviews and don’t get it. Food was fine. Nothing special. Not a huge selection of items. Probably better for vegetarians. Ambience was not what I expected. Looked like an older place. I had the impression it was new and really popular. It was pretty quiet when we were there. We sat on a glassed in patio. Overall, I’d say it was pretty average. Nothing bad at all, just nothing special in a town full of over the top choices.
  26. CK

    CKDexterHaven

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service, appetizer and entree were top rate, but the desserts were a bit disappointing.
  27. RS

    RamS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Equinox had a tasting menu and the timing of each course was perfect. The taste was amazing and the service was great. The ambience and aesthetics of the place could have been better for the value, but that's hardly a sore in the experience with such great food.
  28. l

    luv2eat

    Washington DC

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really fabulous food. I would have liked them slowing down service which they did after I complained They should have offered us a drink to start snd immediately brought the first course and then quickly the second. But servers were very nice and friendly The food is great and abundant Very nice experience
  29. L

    Leijla

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed atmosphere, good food, welcoming service. Not my first time at Equinox [brunch].
  30. A

    Ariana

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very classy, service was excellent, food was great no complaints!
  31. KB

    KevinB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service…the butternut squash/coconut cream soap is heavenly!
  32. D

    Dave

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to go and they have a lot of vegan options. Including the bread!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the 5 course menu with wine pairings. I had the menu market my favorite was seafood plate. My friend had the vegan 5 course menu and she love it as well. Will be back for sure!
  34. SP

    StephanieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted a nice plant-based meal in a restaurant without it just being the typical sandwich/salad/juice bar that we were finding as options for vegan food. Equinox was amazing! We had a fancy dinner and chose the plant-based tasting menu with the wine pairing. The staff was so attentive and knowledgeable about what was being served, presentation of everything was wonderful, and we thoroughly enjoyed every bit of our 5 course meal with excellent wines that were paired so well. We will definitely return!
  35. J

    Jan50

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Serving the meal family style is efficient and safe. The amount of food provided was generous and delicious!
  36. L

    Lock

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for brunch. It was an eight course vegetarian marvel. They over delivered, making for a very pleasing experience. It was our first time. We will definitely be back.
  37. L

    Leni

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We were looking forward to a special dinner with my family, but sadly, this place was anything but. The dining room/space was fine--a bit nondescript with vinyl seats and booths, industrial carpeting, and the obligatory color photos of vegetables. The staff was pushing cocktails and seemed disappointed we preferred to share a bottle of wine. (I realize they make their money on cocktails, but not everyone drinks a lot!) The wine list was weird--we had to use our phones instead of a proper menu and we kept accessing the "wrong" list with the QR code as featured on the table. Frustrating! The food itself was pretty bland to--well, lousy. My octopus was very tender but dripping in a sweet, sticky sauce and set in a puddle of something saffron-y, both of which didn't enhance the flavor of the octopus at all. My second course, spinach rigatoni, was room-temperature and more gluey than chewy. I was surprised it was so cold as the waitstaff had cleared the table of our appetizers before my sister and mother were finished with theirs (my sister was fine with that--her butternut soup had absolutely no flavor and she was happy to let it go--but my mom was annoyed and insisted on keeping her salad; as a compromise, they pushed it to the side and told her to "finish it later"!) My dad and husband both had the cod, which they described as "featureless." We were hurried through our main course as well and, discouraged, decided to skip desert and just call it a night--and let them have their table back since it seemed they wanted it. Funny thing was, the place was pretty empty (and this was the night after Thanksgiving, when it is really hard to get a dinner reservation in DC!) On my way to the restroom, I had a view into the kitchen, and the staff was just leaning against the counters, so I can't imagine why we had to hurry. But it didn't matter really--we weren't having a nice time, so there was no need to stick around. In short: don't bother. It's nothing special.
  38. CV

    ChristineV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service on Thanksgiving day for our Thanksgiving dinner. Three course menu with several choices for each course. Everything sounded delicious and everything we chose was delicious. Wonderful friendly staff and great service.
  39. A

    Abeo

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Todd Graves made it extra special with an amuse-bouche on the patio of grilled oysters and grilled mushrooms. The special menu had a nice variety that accommodated our group’s palate. We will definitely return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful thanksgiving experience! We were going for non-traditional after a tough 2022, and Equinox delivered! My carnivore daughter even said “if all vegetables were THIS delicious, I’d consider becoming vegan!” The rest of the meal was just as spectacular…might become our new tradition! Thank you to Equinox for a fabulous meal!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Equinox - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Equinox - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-8118.

Equinox - DC is rated 4.7 stars by 3192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Equinox - DC

818 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I Street, N.W.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegan, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Red Line: Farragut North. Blue, Orange & Silver Lines: Farragut West.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Todd Gray

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8118

  • Catering

    Equinox offers catering for all types of events.

  • Private party facilities

    Equinox can provide an artfully-designed and relaxed environment for you to host your next function for parties of 12 or more.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsea de Avila: (855) 223-4447

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