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Equinox - DC

4.6
3049 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 3049 people are saying
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vipanne
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Family dinner out- rare occasion. Food excellent . Waiter excellent BUT we waited 20 minutes to see our waiter after dessert to get our check - and it was not busy / no waiter in room at all . The worst part of the dinner was an undeclared 3.5% credit card service fee- isnt that illegal to transfer fees like this to the customer?

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vipDanM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch sophisticated food w great fish and vegetarian options

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StephenK
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From start to finish the experience was excellent. Staff super friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious.

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BruceY
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. We enjoyed every bite. We felt well spaced out from others in the restaurant. The staff were all wearing masks.

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Kiers
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great vegan brunch, and lots of food to get your money’s worth! By far the best vegan/plant-based brunch option in DC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were understaffed but we waited 1.5 hours and still hadn’t gotten the first course so we left

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CarlyM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal! We will definitely be back next time we’re in town!

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allisons
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a splendid NYE dinner at Equinox! We chose the 5 course plant based option and it did not disappoint. Everything was flavorful, vibrant, and delicious. I’d highly recommend checking this restaurant out. They also have a great ambiance with plants and romantic lights.

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vipThaxted
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our New Year’s Eve dinner was outstanding with wonderful vegan and fish choices. We were seated in the atrium which was lovely and much more attractive (and quieter) than other parts of the restaurant. Our waiter was prompt but seemed oddly disengaged. There was no one and, as far as we could tell, no place to hang our coats, which is strange in a restaurant this expensive. But given the food and the ambience in the atrium, we would certainly dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant for date night! The New Years Eve vegan menu was delicious!!!

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vipColFrog
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New Years tasting menu with wine pairing was amazingly delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Tasting menu was only ok, bland. Not well-cooked. We were disappointed after reading many great reviews.

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vipLauren
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious NYE 5 course menu with generous portions. Loved the plant based options!

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atl1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It would have been a better experience if we could have been seated on time but not almost 45” later bc they couldn’t ask the diners to please leave so others can enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Felt rushed between appetizers and first course.
Waiter not very attentive.

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JLE1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Equinox is a hidden gem. The menus cater to vegetarians and carnivores alike. The food was excellent, well seasoned and generous portions. The overall ambience is warm and inviting. And the service was exceptional.

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vipJamesK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our dinner at Equinox was generally great. We ordered one market tasting menu, one plant-based tasting menu, and one a la carte selection of appetizer and entrée. Equinox is one of the few restaurants that is well prepared to accommodate both vegetarian and carnivorous appetites, and all the courses were excellent. Service was very attentive, with one exception.

When we arrived, the hostess quickly and efficiently seated us at a table. However, about a minute later, the waiter told us the hostess had made a mistake, and we had to move to another table, so we did. About a minute after that, the hostess returned and told us that the waiter had made a mistake, and we had to return to our previous table. It was like a scene from Fawlty Towers, if you’re familiar with that show. Anyway, it was embarrassing, inconvenient, and a poor start to our dinner. From an upscale restaurant like Equinox, I would have expected a free aperitif or dessert, a modest reduction in the bill, or some substantial token of apology. But we got nothing aside from the quiet “sorry” that was thrown in each time they moved us back and forth. Which is why this rating is four stars instead of five.

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KarenF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Appetizer tapenade with special bread was wonderful beginning. The veg tasting menu (5 courses) was without exception awesome, with some surprising and wonderful wine pairings.

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegan tasting menu is beyond scrumptious. Highly recommended.

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CarlR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch anywhere in DC! 8 courses, great environment, attentive waiters and waitresses, and the food is delicious and not overstated. Highly recommended!

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AngiH
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The vegan brunch was delicious! Service was excellent will definitely be back

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Adam
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did the vegan menu and the market menu subbing the duck for the salmon. The food was amazing, the servers were very kind and the wine pairings were perfect. The ingredients were all so high quality without being too rich.

The only little hiccup in the food was that it wasn't mentioned that there was pork sausage in the "spinach rigatoni," and it wasn't listed among the ingredients. It would be good to mention that on the menu.

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jpDinnerOut
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent dinner in all respects. Unique and delicious food. Great services. A very enjoyable evening.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and one of the best meals we've ever had!

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vipDavidB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Equinox's vegan brunch, which is now served with courses (many family style), rather than a buffet. The food was delicious and the service and ambiance excellent. Just a real great way to do brunch on a Sunday

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Absolutely horrible. Dinner inedible. Returned twice to kitchen. Ultimately did not eat. No empathy from the staff. Left hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

This was my second time at the restaurant but for my family, it was there first time at a vegan restaurant and I wanted them to experience this place in particular because my first time went so well and the ambiance is very nice. 1) We we’re seated at our table in a tight spaced corner which I didn’t really like. 2) our two waiters did a poor job of making sure we had everything we needed and checking in on us. My family and I (African American) witnessed the waiters (2) ask the two tables on both ends of us (both with all Caucasian people) many times if they needed anything; drinks, refills, the next meal, etc. and walked right passed us without checking in. I became so fed up after so much time went by. My mother and I we’re sitting without drinks for a refill for over 15 minutes. No one checked in on us. Everyone walked by like we we’re invisible. 3) during my first visit, each time the waiter brought out a dish, he/ she would (without asking) provide details about the meal. I also witnessed them do it with other customers while we we’re there but our waiters did NOT until I complained and informed him of how unsatisfied we were with the service. 4) there was some type of green-ish pasta and the noodles we’re not done. 5) we waited a while for our food to come out/ for them to switch out the plates and when they did, they left a bunch of the old plates and utensils on the table. For 2 adults and 1 child (7 yrs old), for $131, and I live an hour away so we had to get up super early to be there… this was NOT worth it. I usually pay $$$$ for dining experiences which is fine if the service and food is worth it. The food was good. Overall, I was disappointed in the service.

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FeralLady16
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best vegan food I’ve ever had! Worth every penny! I wish I lived closer.

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SophieT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the good food, service and seating at this lovely D.C. restaurant- only wish we’d had room from the generous portions to make an attempt at the desserts! An excuse to come again soon!

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vipDearDivorceCoach
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were greeted nicely and seated before our friends arrived. The cocktails were very well made. The menu was a little uninspiring but the special pasta dish with truffles was delicious as was the pear salad. Our friends didn’t live the crispy artichoke. The service was attentive. It wasn’t clear gratuity was included for six to us and the waiter didn’t tell us when the check was delivered. We had to modify our individual checks after one of our party figured out this was the case.

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MarketingMaven
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, thoughtfully-prepared, well-presented food, with plenty of plant-based options. Haven't been to this restaurant in a few years but was very impressed with their current menu and offerings. Everyone in our party enjoyed their dishes.

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vipjcjc
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu is eclectic and delicious. Incredibly terrific service. A gem of a spot.

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ShirleyG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not creative, over priced and servers were uniformed on the dishes. Basically said the fish dish came with crackers instead of cracked pepper vinaigrette. My dish was sautéed white beams with a tiny bit of spinach and mushrooms for $32.00. Should have sent it back.

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vipKFole
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance and a variety of options for different dietary restrictions.

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MichaelC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving with set menu. Very pleased with quality of good. Special occasion prices but still a good value for meal/ ambience/location

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NH22
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Equinox was a lovely overall dining experience from beginning to the end.

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KateK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving experience!

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LisaB
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Equinox for Thanksgiving. They had a fixed menu that was wonderful and had something for everyone, even me the non meat eater. I had an amazing marinated and grilled hen of the woods. The others in my party had the more traditional thanksgiving fare and everyone said it was delicious. I started with a butternut squash soup that was prepared unlike any other soup I have ever had. The root veggies were in the bowl and then our server poured the hot soup over the vegetables. This kept the vegetables crisp and not mushy. Total game changer! Great wine selection. Ended the evening with a decadent carrot cake. Todd Gray even stopped by our table to ask us how we liked everything, such a nice personal touch.

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LauraS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent holiday meal, food, service, experience,pace , noise level, one of our best DC meals

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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 4.6 stars by 3049 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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