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Equinox - DC, Washington, DC
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Equinox - DC

4.5
4.5
3091 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

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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

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What 3,091 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

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  1. S

    Snat

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    1. Inside temperature was too cold for comfort. With a georgious spring evening, not sure why it should be freezing inside 2. All the items in the menu were fried or consumed too much oil. Came to savor the vegetarian and plant based options and was disappointed
  2. SJ

    SierraJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love love love everything about this establishment!
  3. GG

    GidgetGoesSeafood

    Washington DC

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST restaurant in DC. Beautifully curated menu of the freshest, most exquisitely presented dishes locally sourced. Truly the most creative, elegantly prepared food on the East Coast.
  4. TP

    TPVA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    It is a lovely restaurant with thoughtful food and nice ambience. But the service has definitely gone down since pre-Covid. It was a vibrant place with attentive service that was fitting for a fine-dining establishment. But the last couple of times we were there we feel like the staff were not properly trained. My husband and I were there for Sunday brunch and we had to wait for half an hour between our salad and the frittata. We had to flag down the waiter to get our drink order in. I so want this restaurant to thrive since there aren’t many vegan fine-dining in our area and I really want to support them. Please do better and we will continue to patronize. ❤️
  5. NK

    NapoliKid

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Father’s Day brunch. We hadn’t realized that brunch was only the vegan tasting menu, but it was terrific. Good variety. The curried cauliflower was to die for. Also the berry pancakes. Faux egg dish very tasty — would never have guessed it was an egg substitute. Excellent salads and fun yellow tomato gazpacho. Desserts were the only disappointment; they were very dry. Service attentive to start, then the waiters just disappeared. We almost had to beg for our check — kind of ironic after the Open Table reminders all week that our reservation was for only 90 minutes. Instead, we were there for 2.5 hrs! We will definitely return.
  6. CL

    CLoudyH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good but honestly expected more from the restaurant as a whole
  7. A

    Anaitat

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great except the temperature inside where we were seated was hotter than outside - we could see the thermostat from where we were and it kept climbing
  8. NO

    NOVAfoodie

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, welcoming and attentive staff. Delicious plant-based offerings for Sunday brunch. Quiet and comfortable space. Will definitely return!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    In a party of three, I was automatically charged 20% gratuity. This is not advertised anywhere so I was very confused and disappointed. Other than that, food was good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Will definitely go back.
  11. K

    Kyla

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    We entered the restaurant and it was beautiful. We approached the hostess and informed her that we had a reservation for 2 at whatever specific time. She confirmed that reservation and then proceeded to take us to our table. We were the only black people in the restaurant at the time. Clearly that’s always going to be something that’s noticeable. The hostess attempted to take us to a dark and secluded booth in the back with no one around. I stated no, I would like a better table. She acted as if she had no table available in the room with the most lighting (and where other people were actually sitting). I remained gracefully adamant on what I wanted and deserved. We then were finally escorted to a better table in the room where the remaining civilians were. I’m sure you know where I’m headed with this. I don’t want to say the establishment is a racist one but we were discriminated against. That was my only issue. The food was amazing as I am vegan and the view (when we finally got it) was beautiful.
  12. J

    Judy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Look no further for fabulous vegan brunch! The food was varied and delicious, with an 8 course tasting menu.
  13. SB

    SteveB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the five-course plant-based dinner. Everything was wonderful. Equinox is a place every vegan and vegetarian should go, and all others will find the plant-based dished excellent and enjoyable.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner!
  15. H

    H1234

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    Without going into detail, the conditions in the restaurant caused us to have to leave the premises before finishing our meal or having dessert. As the person who recommended the restaurant, I was deeply embarrassed.
  16. D

    Dinner42

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Over Memorial Day Sat night. Quiet evening. We were grateful to be able to eat outdoors. Very professional service! Fine drinks including my apricot-vodka concoction. Octopus, risotto spheres, asparagus salad, all terrific. Fried artichokes were just OK; some thought too salty, all agreed they were mushy and overdone. Scallops we’re fine; ditto the Wagyu beef. We enjoyed our dinner and our evening out. We’re locals who hadn’t been for awhile. We will surely be back!
  17. C

    Carlo

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Pricey. Small portions. Good food, though. Recommend the octopus and quail.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belated Mother’s Day celebration.
  19. NY

    NewYearsEveSpecialDinner

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were a party of five for a belated Mother’s Day. We had a vegan brunch. It was very good for you
  20. FN

    FloN

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best brunch places I have been to in the DMV. Its also plant based so can't go wrong.
  21. K

    Kathryn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food, the brunch is pricey but delicious.
  22. A

    Aliszy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting and will come back again! Food was fantastic. Service was above and beyond. Easy to find parking. Interior was wonderful and relaxing. Bathroom was clean.
  23. BB

    BestBoops

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great tasty choices for DC Veg Restaurant week. Glad they keep the noise to a good level unlike other newer plant forward places. It’s good to have a nice meal without having to yell across the table.
  24. K

    Kmac

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Equinox is usually very quiet, and the reason we chose to go there. However this night there was a party of some sort in the front part of the restaurant and it was very loud. Conversation was difficult. Food flavors were excellent, however it arrived barely warm. Would prefer paper menus vs scanning QR code. This trip was a bit disappointing; not the usual pleasant evening.
  25. JA

    JuliaA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The ambience and the service of this restaurant is good. The only complaint I have about that is the restaurant can get quite loud because there are a lot of people seated in a small area. The food is absolutely nowhere near worth the price. I cannot believe how under seasoned and underwhelming the food was in general. Even the presentation should’ve been better. Moreover, the food for the tasting menu needs to come out consistently. My party waited 5-15 minutes for each course to arrive after the next. The range shouldn’t be so wide. With tip, the bill was $320. I could have a true fine dining experience in San Francisco or New York City for the same price or less. I will not come back, nor recommend this restaurant.
  26. HB

    cHuBz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Mother's Day Brunch. Pre-fix 8 course plant based brunch. It was worth it. Very happy with the courses. Pancakes with the vanilla cream was bomb. The pasta with asparagus so good. Everything was nicely done. The waiter was nice and they made a complimentary cocktails for Mother's Day. Keep up the good work with a plant based brunch. I will be back.
  27. SB

    SarahB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went for Mother’s Day, as this is the third year in a row we’ve made it our tradition. The qr coded menu on the table and also the menu online were misleading, as there were two courses listed that we did not get served. We intentionally did not finish the 4th and 5th courses thinking two more courses were going to be served (a pasta dish and curry dish), but the server just brought out dessert that finished the meal. The complimentary cocktails and extra to-go bagged dessert for my mom was a nice touch. Nonetheless everything was delicious, and we love supporting the best vegan restaurant in the city!
  28. MM

    MichaelM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and it won't be our last. Chef Todd is very personable and the food was amazing. Even the non-vegans loved everything! The staff is very attentive and friendly. We now know why so many people love Equinox! Can't wait to go, again!
  29. B

    Bryn

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    My boyfriend and I visited DC and chose this as our "fancy" date night. This was our least favorite dining experience, and the most expensive by far. We chose the 5 course meal and our first two courses came out before we received our drink. They did tell us that the normal bartender was out because of an injury so there was someone new. We were both understanding about this, as we have worked in food service. My main complaint was the lack of communication with the waiter. When you pay $300 for dinner, you expect exceptional service, and it was far from that. The asparagus soup and the octopus were excellent, and the other courses were fine, but nothing special. We enjoyed our more casual dining experiences much more than Equinox.
  30. DW

    DeborahW

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food came a little too fast
  31. SS

    ShrutiS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The servers kept forgetting about our table! Kept having to ask for our next courses after sitting for like 40 minutes with nothing happening. They forgot to refill our waters as well
  32. AB

    AnnaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience, Gustavo was so friendly and kind and the food was great!
  33. BT

    BethT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was great, but service was very very slow. With a reservation waited half and hour to be seated, waited 15 minutes to order drinks, another 15 minutes to order food was there 2.5 hours for a 3 course dinner. Its not somewhere I'd go back. Nothing really sets it apart from other places.
  34. CM

    CMMTH

    Indiana

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didier did a great job as our server—from adjusting the outdoor heating lamp to recommending entrees. We long have been fans of Mr. and Mrs. Gray. Very happy Equinox has survived the recent hard times and is as good as ever!
  35. l

    lucyfromboston

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reunion with college classmates here in DC was extra special because of our delicious meal and excellent service at Equinox. We had people with allergies and those who requested adjustments to the menu, and wait staff and chefs did an expert job assisting to address those needs. We were very appreciative.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Great food, great service
  37. MP

    MaryP

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We walked in and waited 15 mins to be seated. The servers were very nice but not attentive. We had to open and pour our wine as we almost finished our corse while we waited for the server to come over. The last course of our tasting menu was listed as short ribs, what arrived was a much tougher type of beef. When the server finally came over and we asked he said it was sirloin. He never took the time to let us know before he served it and wouldn’t have if we did not question it. I will not go back.
  38. DE

    DEM126

    Washington DC

    111 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Our recent dining experience at Equinox was quite the mixed bag. We found that the food was pretty good. The service leaves a lot to be desired. There were lots of employees on the restaurant floor, but the service was SLOW at best. Our dining experience lasted 2 and 1/2 hours for an appetizer, entree and dessert. Most of that was due to slow service; maybe the kitchen was slow??? The restaurant is extremely expensive for what you get and for the overall dining experience. For example, the soft shell crab entree special ended up being $55!!!!! Shame on me for not asking the price when I ordered. The wine list is very limited and on the $75 and higher per bottle range. Lastly, the restaurant needs a facelift. The ambience is very tired and old looking. For the prices that they're charging it should be much nicer. I don't think we'll be going back any time soon.
  39. T

    Tvgirl

    Shreveport

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a long convention day we looked online to find a nice dining experience near the White House. We had a drink at the Hay Adams and walked three minutes around the corner to equinox. It was quiet beautifully lit, and delicious. Waiter was fantastic. Highly recommend.
  40. KB

    KimBob

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the perect spot for an dinner after a full day of walking around DC. The asparagus salad was creative and delicious and the canneloni was wonderful.

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 4.5 stars by 3091 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
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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