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Equinox - DC

4.8
2909 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
*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 2909 people are saying
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4.8
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Luvs2EAT
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not live in DC but whenever we are visiting DC we ALWAYS make it a point to eat at Equinox. It is one of our favorite restaurants in DC. I would give it a 10 if they had that option. From the food to the service to the original creative menu they have never failed us. It is also a very comfortable atmosphere and they make you feel like family. A shout out to Chef Todd Gray and his wonderful team.

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Finetasting
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The fusilli mushroom pasta was great in the beginning but the taste began to be overwhelming. Perhaps a gluten free pasta for the future. Every bite felt like it was missing something. The bass was rubbery but the vegetables accompanying the dish made it bearable. The drinks were the highlight of the meal.

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FlaviaR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best vegan brunch in the city!

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MelC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and exquisite service. A gem of a place that I will definitely go to again

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DamienH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was delicious. The fritters were my favorite. The chickpea fries were really good as well. The vegan cheesecake was the best I've ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good but the service was off. Courses came in the wrong order, which was odd as it was all a preset tasting menu. We had to ask three times for more bread as they served 1 slice of three varieties of bread for a party of three. Lastly found it the mixture of family style dishes and single courses didn’t work. One family style grouping was pasta with mushrooms and the other was pancakes with maple syrup- liked both, but you had to eat both off the same plate - with maple syrup running into the pasta. Hope they get the service sorted.

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Phil
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Equinox many times and service is always friendly and good and food excellent.

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MatthewE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is amazing and the food is incredibly inventive

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AdelleG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful ambiance and the food was outstanding! We are definitely returning soon!!

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SvetlanaV
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we were blown away by everything. The service was phenomenal, the food was extraordinary and the ambiance really made our evening. They even took us a half hour early when we arrived. Would definitely recommend.

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JasmineC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was nasty and overly priced. I would not come here again.

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vipMichaelR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Special was a truffle pasta dish which was outstanding. Everyone at our table ordered different main courses and all were excellent. Can’t wait to go back after a year of no inside dining—this was our first time after being vaccinated.

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vipBeenAroundtheBlock
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is so quite and relaxing with lovely view of city. Makes me happy to live in DC

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jhunt3010
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good. The seating was well thought out and I was comfortable the entire time. I look forward to my next visit.

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Foodie1
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food

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Allison
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan brunch as usual. The service is excellent, the food is delicious, and there’s always something new and interesting to try! This is our go to brunch spot for celebrations - this time a birthday. In addition to the brunch, we ordered mimosas for the table, a bottle of champagne and raspberry pomegranate juice for $35 - really great value for the quality of this place!

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MariaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was nuanced and delicious but the service really blew me away. They went above and beyond resulting in an exceptional experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is also outstanding. Seasonal fresh and inventive. Chef Is a master and his team the perfect accompaniment.

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vipJenniferT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant so much! Attentive service. Amazing food. Great plant based offerings.

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vipLarryN
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had a superb meal at Equinox from start to finish. The menu is inventive without being the least bit weird, the cooking is superb, the service was perfect, and the ambience is delightful. The salmon Wellington was outstanding. Highly recommended!

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RoyP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife is Plant Based and had the jambalaya. I had a salmon Wellington. Food was very tasty although a bit overpriced. Service was extremely good. Very friendly staff was very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was a great spot for my birthday dinner. The waiters were great and helped me make the most of my day!

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vipHaroldF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit. While we enjoyed the shift to plate service, we look forward to the return of the buffet!

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

There to celebrate the birthday of my vegan wife with her and our two adult children. Great ambiance, great service. The only minus was the changing menu. I had hoped to have the beef which was on the menu at the time of making the reservation but was not there upon our arrival.

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SheilaK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 2 evenings in Washington DC and felt really lucky to have chosen Equinox for our last evening. The food was delicious and the service was even better. It has a homey atmosphere while doing a beautiful job of safe distancing. I was my birthday and they made it extra special. Thanks Equinox!!!

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Mike
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food (some of which "happened to be vegan"), & attentive service!

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Nola
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 5 course wine pairing dinner which was fabulous!!! Cheers to Chef Todd Gray- he never disappoints!

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SanleyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

By(i)ron, was on point/knowledgeable/pleasant, he really took care of us and went above and beyond!!

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JamalB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!

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Anonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent plant-based food on Sundays, great service

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AlexaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever. Go here for every special occasion!

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John
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Pretty good overall. Had a few things gone better, I would have been extremely impressed. The food was great. Ambiance was decent but could have been more romantic.

I chose this restaurant for its ability to cater to vegans and food allergies. The Valentine's Day menu was not great. Only 2 food options that worked. Now, I will admit those two options were really good. But, I chose this restaurant hoping there would be many options.

The waiter was not quite sure of the menu it seemed and it was impossible to deviate from it. I was slightly frustrated and embarrassed to know that my date had very limited options. At one point the waiter didnt know enough about my entree that he stopped talking midway through his explanation, said enjoy and walked away lol. Now I thought it was funny but it was not a shining moment.

Based on my experience here on V-Day weekend. I would not visit on another holiday where they limit the menu. The food was very tasty and for that, I would visit again when they are using their normal menu where vegan and food sensitive people can have more options.

The 3 course meal for 2 including 1 alcoholic drink with tip was $200. The experience was not worth $200. If I paid $150 I think that would be fair. If I paid $100, I would feel that I robbed them.

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JulietH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Equinox. The staff are just the right amount of solicitous, they really know their stuff and the pace set by them is just right. Of course, the meal was superb. All plant-based and all amazing! Equinox makes a very good name for Veganism! Thank you!

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a delicious and delightful dining experience @ Equinox. I’m never disappointed there. The food’s always fresh and seasoned to perfection. Warm, inviting venue with attentive staff. I shall return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was there for restaurant week. Food was good and portions were generous.

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SerenaT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! We were seated out in the patio and the staff and environment were so warm (despite the 30 degree weather). If anyone is scared to dine out right now, the staff and procedures at Equinox should put you to ease. From their outdoor dining space to consistent mask wearing, everything at Equinox made this feel like a top notch experience. Not to mention the food. Like, wowow. Very good! The tasting menu was a delight and the vegan dessert was the perfect way to end the night. Well, that title is actually tied with our server who gave us a complimentary drink and helped wish us a wonderful new year. He pointed us in the right directions and helped us choose only the best food and wine pairings. He really made the whole experience feel safe, sound, and simply amazing.

The whole dining experience was so wonderful it almost felt like I was in 2019 and eating out my favorite restaurant where the staff knows me and everyone is smiling. Except it was 2021 and I was trying a new restaurant outside in the cold and everyone was just so gracious and kind that I couldn’t help but feel welcomed.

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NoelG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. My party enjoyed dinner. We plan to return.

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FlaviaR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Food was very good and service was excellent, as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was fabulous but the food was average and the wine was not a good pour for the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for DC restaurant week, food and wine as a whole was exquisite. Our server was also very nice and provided great wine recommendations.

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 4.8 stars by 2909 OpenTable diners.

Equinox - DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://equinoxrestaurant.instagift.com/.

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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