Sequoia

4.6
5654 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
What 5654 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LOVEY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and food was great! Will go back again for Saturday brunch.

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JerryP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great time!

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Trish
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Saturday brunch with friends! Everyone enjoyed and have already planned on coming back.. definitely recommend!

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Natty
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is delicious and they have an awesome brunch special. Service was great

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AltheniaH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT! We celebrated my father's birthday and he loved it immensely.

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Porsche
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite feeling like my family was being watched the whole night by one of the hostess with the blonde hair we had a great time.The food came out all at once and was hot and delicious.We bought our own Cale (paid $3) each person.They bought the Cake out with a sparkle which was cool.The servers were excellent and so was our waitress Unfortunately I will not be returning and not because of the food or service but because I was offended that my family was being watched so closely, it’s was uncomfortable and rude

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Enjoyed our brunch

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vipKrissyB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch menu hands down! Just go!

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DCThirtyTwo
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

I was not impressed. Our server was not attentive at all. We had several items not show up. Food was very mediocre.

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Wooo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Outdoor seating was perfect!

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vipLivetoeatinVB
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Birthday dinner and no, not just for tourists. I had a hard time deciding since there were so many good seafood choices. The food was great. We enjoyed the grilled Octopus, plentiful and deliciously prepared, Mushroom tempura, and the lobster flatbread was super, full of lobster meat and very tasty. For dinner we tried 2 specials, Veal Osso bucco, Seared scallops with risotto with parsnip, carrot and citrus, both delicious, as well as the crab cakes and cioppino from the menu. We tried the Smoke n mirrors cocktail which was fun as well as tasty and the chocolate cake for dessert was very good as well. We do not live in the area but will return to this restaurant when we do visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great experience, I appreciate all of you . The food and ambiance was amazing

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vipKelseyA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the PERFECT place to go where you can feel safely spaced outdoors and enjoy the beautiful views of the Potomac. I'm very cautious and this was my first dining out experience, and they've done an amazing job. Our service was excellent and their food is always reliable. Please enjoy Sequoia!

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vipDan1
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Great view of the Potomac.

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JamelaM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My family and i had a great time celebrating each other

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TierreW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch and mimosas were great. Social distancing was very on point also the entire staff was excellent. 👏🏾👏🏾

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was superb. Our waiter was outstanding and I would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Felt safe. Food was delish!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you my husband’s Bday celebration was amazing will return❣️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had an amazing experience. Our waiter was the absolute BEST. Went out of his way to make us feel special and welcome. The food was amazing and they have great outdoor seating options.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view. Loved the food and loved the service!!!

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JenniferH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice time at Sequoia Sat on patio, outdoor heater provided enough warmth

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vipMicheleR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sequoia takes COVID protocols seriously. We had our temperature taken and provided contact tracing info upon arrival. We had reserved a table on the patio. It was a beautiful afternoon, the restaurant was at COVID capacity, and there were quite a few boats docked, so the atmosphere was lively. Our server did an excellent job of explaining the menu and wine list, and the service was excellent overall. The menu is a bit smaller these days, but still had ample offerings. Our food was quite good and arrived promptly. We also had an excellent and seasonal pumpkin brûlée that I would recommend. Sequoia has a 2 hour limit on the table, so an hour and forty five minutes in, we were handed the check. Were we rushed? Not exactly, but I don’t love the fact that we were expected to depart within the 2 hour limit. The patio offers a great dining experience, so I would recommend it, as long as you are aware that at the two hour mark you will be expected to leave.

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YolandaO
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends can’t wait to come back here. For $62.95 on Saturday’s you get all you can eat and drink which includes crab legs and oysters. This place was worth the price and we especially loved all the precautions they take amidst Covid 19

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Beautiful terrace and delicious food. Waiter wasn't the best, but will definitely return.

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vipJohnW
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outstanding outdoor venue with view of river. On a sunny afternoon, one could not ask for more.

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KellyA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was the best I have in awhile. Looking for ward to coming back soon!

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tiff
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

haven’t been here in about two years. when i came they had a cotton candy maker and all types of desserts. the big room in the back was a HUGE buffet full of any food you can think of for breakfast, lunch (brunch) but due to covid NONE of that was available. it kinda sucked.

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TONYAG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was nice, and our server Rachel was very attentive.

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TrinRu
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great views. Excellent service and the food was very tasty. Will definitely return.

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AmandaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Need more seasoning. Food is flavorless. Drinks food. Nice vibe

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Cill
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, Great food, Great drinks and Great Setting!

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Qsheba
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and overall ambience was simply amazing!

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good, the service excellent, the view spectacular. The decor is not my style- too modern- but that's ok. I was looking at the fantastic view.

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Foodie4life
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sequoia has always been one of my go to spots for brunch on the weekends. I always enjoy the buffet selections. So, of course I had y reservations, being that now we are in a pandemic, buffets are no longer an options. However; they did not disappoint with the tapas alternative. All the selections we ordered met the same standards as the usual buffet and then some. It was also nice that the weather is still warm enough to enjoy eating on the outdoor patio area, so if you aren't comfortable with the indoor eating, you have an alternative for a few more weeks until the colder weather is here to stay.

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RamonaH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jeff has excellent customer service. He made my dad's birthday very special with the surprise birthday cake and his pleasant service. Food was good and on time. The ambiance was great, just wish the outside heaters was on. We was there for Saturday brunch on 10/17 so it was just a tad chilly. We was told the heaters dont come on until after 5 during dinner. Besides that, awesome experience

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Jeanette
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

perhaps because we were between shifts, the service was fair. Our hostess was very helpful and friendly. the wait staff seemed preoccupied.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and environment was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was sub-par for the price point. My girlfriends lobster tail seemed to have been over-cooked as it was basically fully out the shell before we even tried to shucked it out. I know this because a couple across from us had to use the provided shell fork to get hers out. Though the linguini was perfect. My Chimichurri chicken was bland and it really says something if the black beans and rice were the highlight of the plate (flavorful). I’ve had better chicken at local Latin restaurants for more than half the cost. I ordered it because the waiter recommended it over the salmon, that was a big mistake. I probably would have been happier with the salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job for my boyfriends birthday!!! ♥️

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Sequoia is rated 4.6 stars by 5654 OpenTable diners.

Sequoia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://sequoiadc.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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