Sequoia

4.6
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5376 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
After almost 30 years, we are so proud to be one of DC's extraordinary establishments and the Sequoia you know and love. The newly renovated beloved restaurant is located in the Washington Harbour on the Georgetown Waterfront, right along the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, DC. The vast floor-to-ceiling windows offer magnificent views, and our interior design is just as amazing as our surroundings! The entire restaurant is filled with contemporary art featuring Hitoshi Kuriyama's vast neon glass tube light installation along our ceiling and Arne Quinze's grand colorful sculpture called Scarlet in our garden, as well as several other art installations throughout. We also offer incredible options for Private Events & Catering. So please come back to enjoy yourself again and revel in some of the finest cuisine & cocktails DC has to offer!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Just greeat!

JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I freakin LOVE this spot...amazing food..DOPE atmosphere AND it sits on the water...awesome view on an awesome day. Myself and my lady definitely enjoyed!

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere. Great Service. Great Food !

OT
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sequoia has really stepped up their game in the last year or so. I don’t often come here during the winter but we were celebrating a friends birthday. Staff was friendly and professional. Service was on point, so was the food. How everything stayed so fresh and delicious at a buffet is beyond me. It definitely gets pretty packed so come early to avoid the crowd. A must try!!

SJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fifth time attending your brunch and my girlfriends first time. She enjoyed it and has asked when we can return for a nice dinner.

KH
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Sequoia. Staff is always kind, friendly, and professional. Food was seasoned to perfection and fresh, per usual. Always a pleasure

BB
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sequoia tapas brunch for celebrations. They offer a “Frose” which is pretty and delicious. In addition, they have several other all you can drink brunch drinks included in the price. Saturday tapas includes yummy items like French toast, chicken and waffles, salmon toast and a good variety of options that aren’t all breakfast food. To add to your experience, ask to sit in Freddy’s or Carlos’ sections. They are both excellent at their jobs and will take very good care of you.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Wonderful time

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Saturday brunch. Tapas style with drinks included. Only downside is the tables are a little close together, so you can hear everyones conversation around you, but other that that an amazing experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great choice for Valentines Day!

s
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambience. We had a late night reservation, we understand the pre fix menu but it was too much for us , we would have preferred three course menu or just a drinks and dessert menu.

Overall great experience, thanks for making it special.

AR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience was wonderful. Definitely going back

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Wasn’t happy with the options on Valentine’s Day pre fixe menu

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sequoia for Valentine's was incredible!

OT
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sequoia made it such a special night for us. Host staff was lovely and friendly upon arrival. They were able to accommodate our request to be by a window. Our server, Fon, took such great care of us. The five course dinner went on such a perfect flow. Each course was delicious as well. We loved our halibut and the surf n turf. Also the touch of the violinist was very thoughtful. Thank you for making the special night so memorable.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience....

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing but the cost was way too pricey for an hour brunch because we had to wait to be seated. Overall quality if the food was good but to spend $75 for brunch is overpriced.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for Sunday brunch for my friend’s birthday. Our server Andy made the experience amazing!

CB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. Everything was spectacular. I can not wait to return.

BW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I say upfront, this is not your normal brunch, nor it is your normal price. But the old saying goes, you get what you pay for and you definitely get a lot. So if you cant find a large number of items to satisfy your hunger, then I feel for you. From the waffles, omelets, bacon/sausage, soups, fried chicken, seafood, sushi, salads and dessert bar, we had a hard time walking out of the place. Well worth the money but here's a hint, make reservations.

m
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! I went with my girlfriend who was visiting from out of town to have brunch. She loved everything. The champagne brunch and all you can eat was perfect. The dessert bar was amazing and as always the view is picture perfect. I would definitely recommend.

l
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was top-notch! He knew a ton of details about the menu and was super friendly. Atmosphere of the place was great, too!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitresses

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Large variety of good food

FR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Sunday brunch was great! Very busy...great food, but really crowded.

RT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed Sequoia brunch. The service was excellent. The prime rib and crab cakes were to die for. It is also a beautiful walk along the Potomac to the Kennedy Center. The restaurant was a little noisy. Yes it was fully booked. Would highly recommend especially for a special occasion or party

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

For Sunday branch ($70 per person) which includes champagne, mimosa, or bloody mary you could not opt out alcohol if you don’t drink. Your option is to pay full price only and then it’s up to you drinking or not. Also, you could not substitute drinks for any others. Even with a big company don’t expect your included drinks to be on the table, waiters fill only one glass a time per person, and then you wait for some time to get another drink.
If you want nice coffee with your dessert like espresso, you pay extra.

p
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very expensive for average food. Nice location. Large food selection, but just average quality.

NM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Our chairs at our table were dirty. The flowers on the table were dead. For the price you pay, they could make things a lot nicer.

DP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Went for Sunday Brunch. The choices were vast and food was great. It was pricey at $60/pp but worth it if you got it.

OT
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome anniversary at Sequoia. Thank you. Our server was amazing.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pork chop was overcooked and dry. Salmon was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elle was our server and she was great! Kept our table filled with delicious food, we were visiting and found this place online. It is exactly as pictured and the reviews are 100% correct! Good is delicious, presentation is great, ambiance is wonder and exactly as pictured. Highly recommend and will be back every time in in DC

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food and service. The wait time was minimum, and my request was granted to dine by the window near the area for food because of my disability.

CK
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We didn't get seated until almost 10 minutes after our reservation, and we were told that brunch ended at 2pm, so we felt like we were rushing to get food and drinks thinking that service for brunch would end at 2pm. After we rushed through it, we were annoyed to see that brunch service did not actually end then, and our brunch party was stressed because of what we thought was a short timeline.

It was also nearly impossible to wave down a waiter, I think I only got a refill twice during the entire brunch. I know you all are busy, but if you're paying a premium for the brunch, it would be nice to have our drinks refilled.

Lastly - the party next to us was LOUD, and I mean REALLY LOUD. It was almost as if their group was a part of our brunch party, and we had to yell over each other to talk. I'll be back if I'm with someone I don't need to have a deep conversation with, because it's nearly impossible to have even the most surface-level conversation if you're screaming at each other.

I'll remember our brunch as stressful and loud. I'll go somewhere else next time.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday brunch and it was just as nice as it always is. Never disappointed. It’s pricey but well worth every penny.

H
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the main food, but the dessert options to me were lacking. The dessert options needs to improve, offering: whole slices of cake, pies, cobblers, etc etc

DM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter and waitress were great. I think their names were Jared and Rachel! The fried chicken could have been more seasoned but all the other was great!

KP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in DC! The food was amazing and the ambiance was definitely something to see!

PW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional , food was outstanding . My family and I will definitely be back.

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