Sequoia

4.4
6037 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 6037 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great food and ambiance

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MichelleE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, great ambience eating outside

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance! Good food and drinks. Will be back!

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vipBondo
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Thursday night date. The outdoor area was bustling. There were lots of large boisterous groups. We had a reservation which seemed to place us in more intimate area that was still occupied by two large after work groups. I enjoyed the Mediterranean veggies. My husband’s crab cake had more filler than should be expected from a “fine dining” restaurant. Cocktails were good, HATE that they were served in plastic cups. Our server was great, wish I could remember her name. It was obvious that no one kept an eye on restrooms, they were disgusting. We’ve always come for the food and view, not eager to return. There’s a definite shift in the dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view. Quiet during the week. Great food and service

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vipBowTie53
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

This restaurant appears to have become a favored spot for large, boisterous groups. That did not suit our purposes. It is quite different from the experiences we have had over a number of years. Disappointing.

Sequoia
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, it is certainly quieter Monday through Thursday. The weekends we have a lively crowd for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu.

Sequoia
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate you dining at Sequoia!

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vipGinaD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my kids here to celebrate their 18th birthdays. It’s been a family favorite for special occasions for years and this occasion was no exception. Wonderful food and service and the views of the river are gorgeous. A wonderful evening! Worth every dime.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and choosing to celebrate with your family over the years at Sequoia. We are grateful for the continued support.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cool location, beautiful views. A very nice (and definitely pricey) restaurant. Food was good, but IMO the place was a little understaffed.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for feedback, we will certainly use your feedback to better serve our guests in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most time I have ever had! Can’t wait to come back! Thank you soooooooo much to our waiter ANDY WE LOVED HIM!

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

We are glad Andy took great care of you and look forward to welcoming you back soon at Sequoia!

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vipsteaklover18
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the Sunday brunch. Sergio was our server. It was very packed and busy, but Sergio was very attentive and kept our glasses full. Kit was also very helpful with clearing our table and refilling our glasses. The food was VERY delicious! My favorite was the crabcake station and the raw bar. Need to have brunch here again.

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MelbaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great ambiance and service as usual. Outside seating is an upgrade.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed the patio experience at Sequoia!

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Sim1
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience! So bummed that I waited this long to go. Our waiter was incredible and attentive.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Meme
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this restaurant food was outstanding, the crowd and ambiance was welcoming. I really enjoyed my night and would highly recommended.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Sequoia and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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MsDeeDee82
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sequoia is always a great experience! Erik was our server and he did an amazing job!

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and we are so glad Erik took care of your table!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a Birthday and a Divorce.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and choosing to celebrate with Sequoia!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite upscale seafood++ restaurant In D.C. Their saturday tapas brunch is great in value, quality, taste, variety and quantity and a few adult drinks are included

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed our Tapa Style Brunch and keep an eye in the future we will be adding more items!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio was a fantastic server, super knowledgeable and friendly. Will be back next time we are in DC.

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Sarah
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food is good but nothing special. The restaurant is pretty with good ambience

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining with us at Sequoia!

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AmeliaBob
Jacksonville
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. The food, service, and ambiance were all top-notch. Thank you!

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed the evening, thank you for the kind words!

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vipKimK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was amazing and the service is even BETTER!

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate the support!

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vipFoodLover
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portions were not worth the cost.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, we will use this as an opportunity to better serve our guests in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter George was amazing! So kind, and provided excellent service. Love the outdoor setting especially. Great drinks!

Sequoia
Responded on July 13, 2021

We are so glad George took great care of you! We look forward to welcoming you back at Sequoia.

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Susanf
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was good and the food was unique. Being on the waterfront created a nice ambience.

Sequoia
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, we are glad you enjoyed Sequoia!

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vipJeffS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Horrible. Rude service, so-so food and pricey.
View was lovely.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

We are so sorry to miss the mark, we will use the feedback to better serve our guests in the future.

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JonA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Problems w/ front desk. Wouldn’t seat us until a min # of people would come - then said wouldn’t seat anyone after 2.15pm. Don’t take reservations for 2pm if so many obstacles are going to be put up!

Asked about wheelchair accessibility: buffet is on a separate level which is not really that wheelchair friendly.

Food was fair at best. Despite being a brunch there were no breakfast pastries! A lot of “stations” of mediocrity (eggs / waffles / etc). A bit better than a cheap cruise, but not much. They brought me a “deconstructed” mimosa : a champagne flute (full) and a plastic cup with orange juice. What? Ended too pouring champagne in the plastic cup (not enough space in the flute). All for +$100 per head for a brunch BUFFET after taxes and service tacked on.

Ambience is super loud and doesn’t have a very high end feel. Only good things were the nice view and the server who came to our table was pretty attentive.

This place needs to step things up. Overall got the feeling of a loud train station cafeteria vs a high class restaurant - but at high class restaurant prices.

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NikitaW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Since this is a pricey place, need to focus on perfecting the food such as providing bigger crab legs or crab cakes.

Sequoia
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family getting together

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ElhamM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

All the staff were rude and disrespectful, service was not perfect and I expected everything way better but just was one of the restaurants to try and one and done !!!

Sequoia
Responded on July 13, 2021

We appreciate the feedback and will use this as an opportunity to better serve our guests in the future!

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Nita
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food; great location in the heart of Georgetown

Sequoia
Responded on July 13, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and food was great as always. The outside seating view and vibe was perfect!

Sequoia
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate it!

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CraigD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Reservations was made for 5 people at a window table. Was not told couldn’t do that as all tables sat 4 or 8 people

Ordered a gin and tonic with specific brand of gin. Drink had to be returned 2x as they made it with the wrong gin

My meal was “forgotten “ about by the kitchen and arrived after all others were half way through. Daughter ordered steak specifically without butter…. It arrived with a huge pad of butter on it ! Once it was remade and all dinners were served food was delicious
This was my daughters birthday and they did give a free desert with the sparkler, which was nice
Drinks were forgotten about or brought after asking several times ! I woukd have wanted a glass of red wine but was afraid I wouldn’t get it until I was done with my short rib

By far the worst experience since we’ve been going for the past 10 years.

Sequoia
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and we apologize we missed the mark for your daughter's birthdays celebration. We will certainly use your review as an opportunity to better serve our guests in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Friendly staff, but slow

Sequoia
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and we will use the feedback as to better serve our guests in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
61 reviews