Sequoia

4.5
4658 reviews
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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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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine prefix menu was great and the add on for unlimited cocktails section was wonderful. Had a great date and look forward to returning.

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WO
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was good. Great views of the Potomac also!

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HX
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Sequoia is becoming trite and over populated. It's time for me to find another brunch spot!!

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t
Orange County
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday brunch we’ve ever had. Worth the money by far.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had brunch for a friendly celebration! We all had an amazing time. There were so many things to chose from. Mike was our server he was amazing. The food was awesome as well!! We plan to go back very soon.

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MP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing décor, food, and service! All of the staff were very kind and attentive, I felt very well taken care of .

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Interesting people watching. AMAZING food.

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F
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Beautiful waterfront setting, but the dining area is open with many tables and it's a bit loud.
Wait staff is very nice but the food is exceptionally slow in coming. Once it did arrive it was
cold- I assume it had been sitting somewhere undelivered. The flavors were good, but again
the food was cold. This was brunch, so I'm not sure about regular meals. In fairness, we did get
some money taken off of the bill, but it was still an expensive and it was an overall unsatisfying meal.

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k
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed a rare day date without our 2yo daughter, and could not have asked for a better experience!

We have been to Sequoia many times for Sunday brunch (another “must” especially when the weather allows for outdoor dining), but this was our first time on a Saturday.

Our server, Pete, was top-notch and a wealth of information. His recommendations were spot on!

We will definitely return!

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For once it was very quiet in the restaurant. Probably because of the rain, but we had a great time catching up and the food was delicious. Service was on point too.

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TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, but I wasn't surprised. Each of my visits have been memorable. We started with the freshest oysters on the half shell we have had in awhile. I had the red snapper which was moist and flavorful. My husband ordered the Cioppino and hardly came up for air. Looking forward to next visit.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the great birthday location and it’s always good to see the Mayor of DC there eating amongst us!!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

It was great until are sever forgot about us multiple times.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was the absolute best!

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experienced was perfected by Papu. By far, the best server we’ve ever had in all of our travels. Papu handled all of our needs with accuracy and promptness. He smiled kindly. He knew all about the food choices (Sunday night feast) and he made the best suggestions on which stations to make a priority.
Sunday Night Feast will go down in our minds as one of the most memorable birthday dinners (“double nickels”) we’ve celebrated together in our 23 year marriage.
Thank you for going above and beyond Papu!
Thank you Sequoia for being such a memorable place for us.
We visited your restaurant when we were engaged during our first trip to D.C. (I bought a shirt to commemorate the visit, and the shirt got lost by a laundry service) and we’ve been trying for 23 years to get back.
The landscape has changed a lot. Your remodel is spectacular.
Your decor is gorgeous. Love the color!

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AT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch at Sequoia never fails to disappoint!!

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DJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and this establishment made it so special! The food and atmosphere was everything! I’m definitely coming back!!!

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CD
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sequoia is a wonderful place for brunch. My son was turning 18 and we were shocked when he said this is the place he wanted to celebrate his day. The staff was very personable, professional and polite. We ended up with one more person than expected and the staff was very accommodating. Rebecca was everything and I Thank her for helping to make my son’s birthday very special. We will definitely be back. (24 February)

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

food was not good; soup not hot, overcooked greasy vegetables; vegetarian pasta was gross

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I let everyone know how amazing the Saturday and Sunday brunches are. Me and husband loves bringing friends and family here when they come to visit.

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NH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit was gratifying. And I was greatly impressed by the amazing water front view along with the pleasant hospitality with our welcoming as well as our departure.
Was a great experience!

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SN
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The venue is beautiful. Very high ceilings and a panoramic view of the Potomac river. The food was pretty good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Absolutely terrible for the price. All food temperatures were not correct. Only one other table present. All fresh seafood was warm

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SS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rebecca, our server was awesome--and the food NEVER dissapoints!

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A
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food and service every time and Nick the waiter was superb if you can sit in his section. He often anticipated our needs.

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RC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Brunch, fantastic service, and exceptional food. I would recommend for a memorable event. Not low cost, but worth the price.

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hope a wonderful time celebrating my love one's birthday!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is awesome and the seafood is great awesome shrimp and crab legs. The drinks were good and my glass was never empty for long. Great place for bottomless brunch for a special occasion cause this place is expensive ~80 bucks per person but its definitely worth it.

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WP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend for a Brunch experience. It is worth the money. Plan on spending a couple hours there to get your monies worth. The Brunch buffet itself takes over a whole room in the restaurant -- you need multiple trips to the buffet to try all the offerings. The constant refills on the mimosas and Frose and the Bloody Mary bar are appreciated :) Everything I tried was delicious -- the fresh tuna poke, oysters, prime rib, street tacos, made to order omelette, seafood paella, pasts.....it's almost overwhelming how many options you have. There is no way to leave there hungry or unsatisfied. Will definitely be going back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service even though they were busy for brunch and the food was delicious!

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T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my BFs bday. Beautiful romantic ambiance. Tasty menu, with an assortment of choices. Rebecca our server was THE best server we have ever had. She truly made our evening special.

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DR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Atmosphere. Good Food Variety.

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LF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We dined here for a birthday dinner and were surprised to find the main dining area closed for a wedding. The back area view is not quite as nice but it is still a good view and the meal was spectacular. We felt a little rushed and as I looked around it appeared that was the case with some diners but not all so not sure if it was the particular wait staff that we had. We ordered the cheese platter and it came so quick we never even received the cracker bowl that other tables had. It was as if it was premade it came so quickly. It was delicious and well planned out and we ordered our main course as we received the cheese platter hoping that we would be able to finish it before the dishes arrived. However, the main course arrived quickly as well and we had to rush through the remaining cheese platter as they wanted to remove it before we were finished. the food was absolutely delicious and the staff was courteous and friendly but the timing needs to get better so that guests can enjoy their dining experience. They did bring a birthday dessert and that was also very special.

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was good,nice place but very bad service.waiter have never asked us for anything we need for refill for drinks while we had dinner,he wasn’t nice

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OV
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great variety of food included in Sunday brunch. Food was excellent. Efficient service at each food station.
Awesome atmosphere with view of iconic DC landmarks as well as Potomac river.
Table service a little slow.

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view of the Potomac. Great Buffet with everything you can imagine (everything). It was the 1st of the year, so a bit crowded and many family groups were there. I imagine it is not the typical ambience. Looking forward to visit in a normal day.

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GF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been there at New Year's eve in which they offered a 4 course menu. They were all good, especially the risottos. Recommend it.

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RU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visited from the UK and had a lovely New Years Eve. A few things did go wrong but the Manager sorted them out and was very customer focussed. A memorable evening.

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l
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We ate at Sequioa on New Years Eve. It was a set menu (which was fine), but I felt that the service was not the greatest. We had to ask for bread three times and were almost done with our meal before it got to the table. Ambiance was not as nice for those seated upstairs, but the price was the same.

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