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Equinox - DC, Washington, DC
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Equinox - DC

4.3
4.3
3113 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 18 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 3,113 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We were in a small isolated room (wine cellar) which had little ambiance and poor acoustics - neighbors were close and their conversations were audible. Isolation I think causes our table to be forgotten as there was a noticeable lack of attention paid to us by the staff.
  2. D

    Dale

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Waiters understaffed I think. It rained, we were outside, waiters had to be found to help. Wine way too expensive
  3. F

    Foodie14

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. Restaurant always worth a repeat visit.
  4. P

    Paul

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was okay, portions were small, probably wouldn’t go back
  5. DC

    DCDining

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great RW menu choices, fantastic food and an amazing wine pairing! Great service too. Highly recommend.
  6. B

    Blake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic restaurant week offering, so glad I decided to go. A three course meal and 3 course wine pairing! Say less. The chilled corn soup was delicious as was the fried zucchini blossoms. Also had the best server ever but can't remember his name ugh! But do yourself a favor and get in here!
  7. f

    foodfocus

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The restaurant felt tired and while some of the food was interesting, other items did not work. The flank steak was nearly raw. On a positive note, the staff was friendly and helpful.
  8. ZM

    ZMcLean

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food seemed to have been prepared in advance, too far in advance. The bread, French toast and desserts were stale. Some of the food pairings -- French toast and cauliflower curry -- were incongruent. The foods that should have been warm were only lukewarm. The wait staff was inattentive. We were served salads to share rather than given individual servings, and had to ask for plates so we could eat. There was no printed list of the courses, and when we asked for a QR code we were told the waiter would have to look for it. He never found it. Eager to close up at the end of their shift, the staff started stacking chairs and tables before diners had finished eating. They were noisy. Their actions made patrons feel rushed to leave.
  9. CS

    ChristopherS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally awesome dinning experience. Ordered the 5 course market dinner. The food was scrumptious. Taste and textures were excellent. The wine pared with each course was spot on. Our waiter was very professional with a hint of personality. 10 out of 10 for Equinox. Need i say we will visit again? That's a yes!
  10. G

    Goodtaste12

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Extremely underwhelming and overpriced. For the most part the drinks and the appetizers were very good, unfortunately the main dishes and desserts were very disappointing. The vegan entrées lacked seasoning and they used the same sauce as the appetizers, pretty much just some raw vegetables on a plate. The salmon tasted like it had store-bought barbecue sauce on it and the chocolate cake was still partially frozen and definitely not fresh. Even if this had been priced at us third what it was it would not have been worth it. Really kind of felt taken advantage of and think they need to do a complete overhaul of their menu, recipes and kitchen. Should have known others were disappointed as it was one of the only DC restaurants with a lot of last minute reservation spots left.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all agree that this one of our best meals ever! Portions were generous and Gustavo our server was terrific! We would come again as it was wonderful! 2 of us have fined at several 3 star Michelin restaurants. Rave reviews for Equinox! Wonderful vegan options too!
  12. b

    beth

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Sunday brunch is very rushed. Food just ok. Nothing special and not worth $48 per person.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The servers were very friendly,but seemed very overwhelmed. The decor felt very dated (2000s), and for the prices I was just expecting a bit more. We got the plant based tasting menu with wine. It was 5 courses, unfortunately I only enjoyed 2 out of five. Some might be personal taste, but I thought treating a hen of the woods mushroom with teriyaki was an odd choice. All you tasted was the sauce and it was almost sticky sweet. Also, wasn’t a fan of the peach arugula salad..it sounded good on paper, but it also had pickled fennel which was just a flavor clash for me. Someone might enjoy it, but i found it too sharp. I felt like the chef didn’t have a good handle on plant based fine dining, which is just odd…why do a plant based tasting menu if you can’t pull off gourmet plant based food? It wasn’t terrible, but it was my least favorite dining experience recently.
  14. DB

    DarrenB

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, great food and great service. Highly recommend to outdoor patio seating - in the early evening it is heavily shaded and cool despite temps in the high 80s. Enjoy either meatless, plant-based menu or traditional protein sources.
  15. KM

    KaseyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Birthday experience!
  16. JR

    JenniferR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course was delicious, so flavorful. And the wait staff was attentive but not hovering. Just a perfect way to savor Sunday brunch!
  17. CD

    CarolD

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and attentive. Food on market tasting menu was great despite being a touch too salty (all 4 dishes before dessert). Quiet inside because most people wanted to sit in the part-outdoor patio.
  18. B

    Brian

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful, small-group dinner. Great options for all tastes, including meat, vegan, and wine.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    We had the vegan brunch. I thin
  20. KJ

    KimJ

    Northampton

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Nice clean and friendly place. But food really expensive particularly the vegetarian options
  21. SV

    SheilaV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had truffle fritters, smoked octopus and the cold corn soup to start. The food was fresh and sooo good. But what really makes this place special is the service. We had DD as our server and he was friendly and great. The manager also came by to check on us. Just an all around perfect dining experience
  22. JM

    JessicaM

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Start with the dessert! The vegan, GF raspberry tart was divine! The entrees were well visually appealing, but needed a bit more seasoning (duck and lamb). The artichoke appetizer was delicious. Service was excellent.
  23. LN

    LizzyN

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was my 4th time attending the vegan brunch. It was a beautiful day to sit outside and social distance. The service was excellent. I couldn’t eat 3 of the tasting menu courses because of an allergy, but I ate the salads and frittata which were delicious. The food isn’t boring. There are many different flavors in each dish and the presentation is nice. Unfortunately, I didn’t like the pancake - too heavy and doughy. My companion enjoyed the corn soup, curry entree and desserts. The kitchen closes at 2pm, so if you get there late, you are not likely to get a second serving of a course you especially like. If you’re vegan, you’ll love it. If you’re not vegan, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised that vegan food can taste so good.
  24. MC

    MCSully

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our family enjoyed a wonderful vegan brunch. Everything was perfect... each course was delicious and beautifully plated. We will definitely return!
  25. AG

    AprilG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality and service were commensurate with the price. Very accommodating to our birthday party needs and table service was above average
  26. WH

    WendyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Creative recipes and excellent presentation. Filling and delicious.
  27. S

    Snat

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    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
  28. SJ

    SierraJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love love love everything about this establishment!
  29. 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.
  30. 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. ❤️
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. A

    Anaitat

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 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
  34. NO

    NOVAfoodie

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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!
  35. 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Will definitely go back.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. SB

    SteveB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner!

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 4.3 stars by 3113 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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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