Sequoia

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$31 to $50
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Let Sequoia do the cooking and join us for our Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Feast! Back year after year due to popular demand! We will feature all the favorites from whole turkey, homemade stuffing to pumpkin pie to name a few. Seating from 12pm - 7pm, $79.95. Visit Sequoiadc.com for the full menu.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 5253 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They made to order crab cakes were delicious! No lines and all the food was hot and ready to be served.

GH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend to Sunday brunch for her birthday and she absolutely LOVED it!! So did her husband. Everything was fresh and well maintained. The staff was friendly and I loved that all the food was centrally located in one big room. And the desserts were awesome as well! Will be back soon for sure.

DG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast buffet at Sequoia is THE BEST in DC!! Whenever I want to impress out of town guests... this is where I take them for brunch

SL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the fifth time that I have been to Sequoia. I just love it there!!

EB
Cleveland
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We were shoved to a side room because the main room was being used. Brought friends from Italy there for the ambiance.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow. Guest had to ask for service on a number of occasions throughout the meal.

M
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Brunch is amazing worth every penny come prepared to wait even if you make reservations, it is a very popular place.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This would have been a 5 star review if we had been seated closer to our reservation time instead of an hour later — and we had to stand while we waited. Once we were seated, everything was great.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch selection, attentive service ( our server made sure our drinks were full and continuously offered and brought refills) & beautiful location. My only very small issue was the wait time for a table, we placed a reservation but it still took quite some time to get us sat. I’m sure this only happens during brunch, definitely returning with friends.

JH
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch spot with bottomless options. Totally worth the price. The sparklers and birthday cake were also a nice touch as well. I would highly recommend Sequoia.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent service!

EH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Excellent service. Food was good. Ambiance was horrible. Would not go back.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, possibly the best steak I've ever eaten. Our server, Charmaine, was very attentive and pleasant. A great place to celebrate our anniversary

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We arrived for a special occasion dinner and were not told that the main dining room had been booked for a private event. We were instead seated downstairs in a too-bright, pedestrian room that made us feel as if we were at a corporate lunch or a wedding brunch. It sort of ruined the whole vibe.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friends for long time ago, two different generations

NA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - so accommodating and attentive to detail.

H
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was spectacular and the Branzini fish dish was the best I’ve ever had!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebrating
A good time was had by all!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great for a bday celebration. Patrick was great. Very attentive. Definitely would go back.

GS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday. Ellie was great, she made sure we had everything we needed at all times. Thank you Ellie. We are looking forward to our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ellie was our server and she kept the drinks coming for Sunday brunch. She was very attentive and came back every 10 minutes or so to ensure we were fine. The brunch was worth every penny! This is our new brunch spot, and it would be great if we receive the same level of service that Ellie provided everywhere we go. She was amazing!!

DC
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you go, ask for Ellie to be your server. Your glass will never be less than half full. She is attentive, friendly, funny and fast. Ellie provides service with a smile and a clean table no matter how many times you visit the buffet table.

GR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for Sunday brunch.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ellie did an amazing job. It was such a great experience.

S
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Charmaine, our waitress, was absolutely amazing. She was not only courteous throughout the entire evening but also had an amazing smile that matched her personality. The food was great as well and I was able to indulge myself in the special they were offering as well as Charmaine’s recommendation of cocktail which was the day of the dead. They also surprised us on my birthday with some amazing gifts. Would certainly return.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My favorite place for brunch, love the frozen bellinis.

LS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

However, I would warn them of the price. I've been here several times but my sentiments are the same about the price. As for the noise level, not sure much can be done about that. It's an open environment with several conversations taking place. Yet, the ambiance is nice.

RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in town to have a wonderful Sunday brunch the staff is impeccable! We Love Sequoia’s we wouldn’t go any where else

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gorgeous restaurant with attention to detail. Our waitress Ellie, was one of the best we’ve had. Very attentive and answered any questions we had. Highly recommend.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Waiter said the chef might get upset if we asked for rice in place of mashed potatoes. Wine at 20 a glass was not memorable. Fish fish came out at room temp. The chop was nice and perfectly cooked.

If your just looking for a decent meal, look elsewhere. Overpriced and pretentious. Stuffing everyone into a side room to make room for a wedding party was a nice touch, this adding to an otherwise forgettable meal.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday brunch with our daughter. It was the first time we had a tapas style breakfast. It was wonderful and the view was outstanding.

a
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The worst services ever! My reservation needed to be adjusted for a later time because my dinner party was running late. The hostess kept sending me alerts about a late reservation while I was sitting at the bar right next to her and after informing her of the reservation adjustment. She sat us at the table next to the door! It was extremely cold! The waiter was rushing us, recommended the most expensive choices on the menu and It was so evident he was not interested in helping us. The food was not good probably because it came out in less than 10 mins. We brought a birthday cake and the waiter didn’t not serve us our entire cake! After paying an extra $27 just to cut the cake! We also did not get to take the rest of it home, so up until this moment I’m still wondering what happened to the rest of my cake! The waiter messed up the payments and charged all the gratitude to one check when there separate checks. The ambiance was beautiful but not enough to substitute the horrible service. I will never come here again.

AR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Wonderful birthday celebration with tableside sparkler. Very festive.

FM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We booked at 8 pm. We arrived 8:15 pm. Initially the service was good. But our entrees, fish took nearly one hour to arrive. It seems as if they were ready at the kitchen but no one “owned” the responsibility of delivering it!!
And after 9:30 pm waiters disappeared. We had to stand up to look for someone to bring our check. Service after (;30 pm apauling !! And it seems there is no manager overlooking !

NP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The main room was closed because of a private party earlier in the day. I was not notified I would need to sit in the secondary dining room, which does not have the ambiance or artwork prominent in the main room.

d
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 of us, including co workers and my 9 year old daughter, dined here this week. The inside of the restaurant is much stuffier than I remember - I probably would not have booked it if I had known. However, they were able to seat us outside which turned out to be fantastic. Very casual, simply beautiful setting along the river, lovely lights, etc. We had a great time, service was impeccable, every dish we ordered was perfect. I would absolutely come again, but would plan to sit outside!

TM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am in love with Sequoia's Sunday Brunch. Great view. Great food. Excellent service.

a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Don’t think it’s worth the money and for those who don’t drink it’s definitely not worth the money

SH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful brunch with an amazing view! There’s so many options for food you can get overwhelmed! Everything was absolutely delicious.

CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to Sunday brunch, and the food and beverage offerings were plentiful. We were full for the rest of the day. They have something for every palette. Our server was very attentive and made sure that we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend Sunday brunch, and I will be going back!

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