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Equinox - DC

4.7
2895 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 2895 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHaroldF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
3 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.

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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.

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vipMicheleh
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable restaurant week menu, grilled octopus, hangar steak, Bundt cake. Fir the wine pairing with generous pours. Ambiance and service was impeccable. Thank u so much. Fabulous. Loved it.

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ArthurL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a uniquely wonderful restaurant. Their creative and outstanding plant-based options make it our favorite restaurant and keep us coming back!

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FlaviaR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and the service were great. Only restaurant I feel comfortable dining at in Covid times.

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Paul
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Georgi was incredibly helpful and nice about our New Year's Eve meal. There was a slight miscommunication about the meal being gluten-free, but the staff was very apologetic and sincere about the mix-up, and overall Equinox was very accomodating about our dietary restrictions. Despite the miscommunication, it was a very good experience overall.

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SimeonL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here multiple times for great occasions. Food is always superb. Great choices for vegans alike as well as a regular menu. Great wine pairing and listings as well. Service is always superb and accommodating.

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AngelinaG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend & I love coming here for their vegan brunch. Everyone there is super friendly and they care a lot about their customers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, amazing food, attentive service and beautiful atmosphere...would definitely recommend!!!

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SeanL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for brunch - we had the 8 course meal and the food was quite exceptional! The ambience is earthy blended with modernism and lots of light. Great vegan spot and would definitely recommend.

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AlyssaS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Equinox by the choice of our Vegan son for his birthday dinner. Being Carnivores, we were a tad leary, but Equinox was AMAZING. The chef/owner came out to personally greet us - such a welcoming, impressive touch. The food was absolutely incredible. The multitude of flavors pairing perfectly with each other - I didn't want the meal to end. We will definitely be back.

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vipRobertB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the 8 course brunch for the first time and greatly enjoyed it. Lots of delicious courses: Loved the first course of chili especially on a cold wintry day; basic couple of light green salads; flavorful curry dish (mild, would have liked a bit more heat); French toast was outstanding, right balance between crunch, sweetness (it wasn't too sweet!) and savory; Couldn't get enough of the molasses cookie and fritter--those two alone will draw me back! Well done Todd G!

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NickY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Good location, tasty wines. We did the pairing wines and food, totally recommend this!

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vipfoodieforlife
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

White glove service and lots of vegan options. Would definitely recommend for a quiet dinner or a date!

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JacquelineC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Equinox. The cocktails were outstanding, the menu was diverse and included vegetarian options which we appreciated since we were a diverse set of diners. My only regret is not having room to order a dessert. Next time...

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EricG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience were excellent. We really enjoyed our meal and will be back.

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vipRick
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We always enjoy the food and great company. Everything from the food to the service was excellent.

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Equinox gave my partner and I one of the best restaurant experiences we've ever had. It was my partners birthday and the staff went above and beyond. Alfredo and Georgie took care of us and they were attentive, kind and genuinely happy we were there. We ordered the tasting menus, my partner the plant based and mine was the market menu. Every dish was absolutely outstanding. The curried pumpkin soup was my favorite but everything was 5star quality. Will definitely return and will be talking about our evening for a while.

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Kryger
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday brunch experience! We really liked all of the options on the brunch tasting menu, and we were able to order more of any dish we liked (at no extra cost). Juices for drinks were fresh, everything was delicious. Staff was all very attentive. Atrium was well set up, still a really nice atmosphere. Look forward to one day getting to try the buffet brunch, but this is an excellent alternative.

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FlaviaR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great.

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AVeganReplacementOfBob
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful vegan brunch, affordable for the quality and quantity of food served. Definitely upmarket but worth it nonetheless. The covered outside space is both beautiful, green, and socially distant. Honestly, more than i could hope for in 2020.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Chef special linguine with truffles was very good (but overpriced), the rest of the meal was mediocre. Server was condescending.

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vipKarenK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Fabulous meal and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very delicious. Many vegan and GF free options as well as non vegan food. The venue is a bit boring. We were sitting outside( under a tent side of the street) but the decor both inside and outside can be improved much more.

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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 4.7 stars by 2895 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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