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Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
9:30 PM
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Equinox - DC

4.5
2235 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasion
  • Vegan
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/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2235 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The Sunday vegan brunch is excellent, even for non-vegans. My dining group included two vegetarians and two omnivores and we all enjoyed the experience immensely. Good variety. Fun to have so many well-prepared items to choose from.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely terrific! The vegetarian options are superb.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife's "new favorite established restaurant." She loves it. She loves the plant-based dominant theme. I love it that you didn't forget those of us others who enjoy something that walks or swims. Beautifully appointed, masterful service...we will be back again.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Best vegan Sunday brunch ever!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

wonderful food and lovely service! The food has essences of Middle Eastern influence, with good vegetarian options, fresh local food, good seafood. All was delicious and beautifully plated.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

As usual, Equinox was an outstanding dining experience at our usual wedding anniversary dinner location. The tasting menu was well thought out and the wine pairings were spot on. Service from the time of arrival through departure was excellent. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I cannot imagine a lovelier dinner than our recent family celebration at Equinox. We arrived early but were seated without a problem at a table in a quiet corner. We could talk and hear each other easily, which was important to me. The service was completely professional from start to finish. And the food! From the amuse bouches to appetizers and entrees, everything was just delicious! We were just sorry we didn't have room for dessert. It was a lovely and memorable evening, and we will be back to Equinox when we next have a special occasion to celebrate!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Good healthy food options cooked well. Gazpacho and trout are excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Another outstanding visit to Equinox, where the food and service are consistently excellent. This was perfect for a gathering of our colleagues and clients. The crab cakes were delicious and my colleague loved her scallops. Smiles all around. Many thanks!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We came here for a birthday dinner and it was outstanding. I had the grilled abalone mushrooms, one of the plant-based entrees, and it was absolutely phenomenal. The others in our group had the soft shell crab and the ribeye. Our waiter was very helpful and accommodating, and the entire waitstaff made our experience unforgettable. Fantastic meal and fantastic service!

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Scallops were dirty and slimy. Food was mediocre at best. Waiter was smarmy. Staff was unprofessional.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Went here to celebrate a work promotion with my girlfriend. The food, drinks, and atmosphere were great.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Equinox was subpar at best. The food wasn't bad but definitely nothing spectacular. The ambience was nice but service was not very good. The waiter was not very helpful when answering questions and he grabbed the check the second it was signed.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Beautiful setting, the food was creatively presented...very delicious. Can't wait to visit again.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great spot and the vegan dishes were amazing. Georgi was super waiter and made us feel comfortable for a nice meal and time there.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Wonderful in every way. Best meal we had in D.C.
Would highly recommend to anyone whether vegan or not.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Plant based tasting menu was incredible! Al fresco dining was amazing! Wine delectable! All in all perfect dining experience!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Innovative, tasty fried eggplant sticks with nice sauce. Excellent soft-shell crab salad, again with tasty sauce. Pleasant setting in airy indoor space looking out onto lower Connecticut Avenue.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

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 on May 20, 2018

As always exceptional brunch for vegans and non vegans alike!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I requested the hostess to bring a candle with desserts to celebrate my wife’s birthday. she didn’t do anything about it. Bad service and experience. I will not go back again, food was ok. My steak dry to fast as cut it, poor quality of meat.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

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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