Sequoia

4.5
4668 reviews
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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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AP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Aziz is the best server out. Have been coming for brunch here for many years. I highly recommend you request him

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary experience was fantastic

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SC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely pricey, but I mean for unlimited drinks and food, plus seafood who can turn this down! I am never unsatisfied coming here!

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E
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Low quality food, average service. Not going back.

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s
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as was the view. Overall we had a very nice dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Our server Vera was very nice

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A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days 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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NG
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great (albeit pricy) but the service was slow.

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l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Had awesome time with my family for Valentine's everything was great but waitresses will just show up every 40 minute to see how we was doing. she took 30 minutes for just one drink.

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TP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was OUTSTANDING but t little pricey. I would go again though because occasionally I like to splurge on those I care about.

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WO
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 5 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 on February 10, 2019
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 on February 10, 2019
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 on February 10, 2019
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 on February 10, 2019
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 on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Interesting people watching. AMAZING food.

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F
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
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 on February 9, 2019
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
2 reviews
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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