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Sequoia

4.6
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5584 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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!

Support Sequoia during COVID-19

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5584 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The brunch menu was incredibly disappointing. We had a hard time finding anything to eat and what we did get lacked flavor. Service was also incredibly slow. And our waiter never had his mask over his nose and would pull the mask away from his face to talk to us...defeating the purpose.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Reservation was for 1:30. We weren’t seated until about 2. Took our waiter 15 mins to come over and take our orders. We were excited about the bottomless mimosa option only to find out, after we ordered it that last poor is at 3 which is unacceptable considering we didn’t even get our first drink until 2:20-2:30. Food was subpar. Old bay potatoes were bland so was everything ness we ordered. I give 3 stars for the ambiance alone. Love the patio seating but that’s about it.

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vipDeborah
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 86 year old mother for brunch - only felt comfortable because I knew Sequoia had taken all safety precautions. They did. Great brunch.

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ChrissyA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location to celebrate a special occasion.
Food was great, and views of the waterfront were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I miss the buffet style brunch because the food is fresher and hot when it reaches the table. Other than that, it was tasty.

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TiaB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sequioa never disappoints, however the waiter I had this time dropped the ball. Food and drinks however made up for where he lacked

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Kaila
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for Sat. brunch, we were allotted 2 hours all you can eat/drink. We weren’t approached by a waiter until 10 minutes after we were sat. Towards the end of our reservation our waiter was not attentive and wasn’t friendly. We felt cut short and that we didn’t get as much out of the experience as we should have.

We loved the location. We sat outside by the water. The food and drinks were very tasty.

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PfromtheD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location, romantic atmosphere. Water rats.

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good. The outdoor seating view is beautiful. The staff is very nice and professional.

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vipBowTie53
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The patio is one of the best places in the city to enjoy views of the river.

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JoyE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Staff was nice with letting us move inside when it got cold

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latoyae
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday party

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vipDeanaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughters birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great! We had an excellent server. The only problem was that we sat outside and a person in my party is allergic to bees. Because of the bee problem we couldn’t enjoy our brunch the way we wanted

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MargaretD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.
Great waiter
Food and Drinks very tasty

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MissCJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in that area. Clean, great service and food and an awesome view.

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CRose
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the dinner. Sat outside on the patio and watched the sunset. It was a beautiful night. Service and food were wonderful. Will definitely go back.

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Bianca
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I loved the food and ambience! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipJkdc
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I repeatedly asked to lower the booming music. No response. I left.

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Dasclassicpgh
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat out with family and friends. Recommend

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viptvrs388
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was surprisingly good. Grilled octopus was tender and the lemon dressing on the greens was perfectly balanced. The ceviche was extremely fresh and the crab cakes had little to no filling. Be prepared for a noisy crowd hanging out on their boats.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a person visiting from out of town. This is a great place for a unique DC experience with a great view!

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LillianA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat out on the patio and the service and cuisine was excellent. My only complaint was the music. It would have been a nicer experience to listen to jazz music versus very loud reggaeton. I am Dominican and am fluent in Spanish. Unfortunately, a lot of the lyrics in the music played were not family-friendly.

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RasheedaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Definitely a nice place for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice setting, view was amazing. Staff was nice and the food was good.

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calvin
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambiance! Great Food! I would definitely recommend and have recommended to others.

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ArabiaT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Quality of food is super underwhelming. My shrimp was tough and did not have the fullness of the coconut you’d expect from coconut shrimp. I’ve tasted much better. The chocolate cake at the end was great. Very light yet satisfying. Drinks were good.

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vipMark
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A good experience all around. We enjoyed the food, the view of the Potomac and the service was fine. I especially appreciated the steps taken to protect against COVID-19, including the temperature checks. We ate outside and felt secure.

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vipangelflyHi
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I chose outside dining and everything was beetiful. Literally beetiful, I had to fit the bees while dining. However, scenery was nice inside and out with views of the water. Food was delicious but wish menu had more selections e.g. side salad, veggie sides instead of starches. Love the ambiance perfect for date night and special occasions. FYI it is no kids menu if you are bringing children.

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CatalinaP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food, we had to ask for refills but other than that perfect service and I would highly recommend if your looking for a new food spot.

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Smiths
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining for celebrating the right moment.

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Amber
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

great bottomless drinks & pretty view for outside dining. kind of pricy though

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ArissaF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We arrived prior to our reservation and were able to get seated early. All staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We sat outside and they were continually moving umbrellas to keep everyone in the shade. We were there for brunch and the included food and seasonal sangria were excellent. The crab legs were delicious!

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WaldoM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time on Sunday Branch Labor Day, the view was excellent, food was great and service superb by our waiter Peter

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MartieB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great scenery of the river, very loud, but great for the occasion.

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vipcarlj
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I’m use to the buffet style but a lot of food wasn’t on the menu but I saw other tables getting food that wasn’t presented. That should’ve been told to me at the beginning

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AliciaL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, lighting, food, and service. A little bit of a walk away from parking, but worth it.

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brendan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was ok I had the ciopinno I could had been aliitle more flavorable the seafood especially the lobster didn’t look fresh.

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viplucille
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been going to Sequoia for over 6 years now. The last 2 visits were a little disappointing as the dress code is lacking. The food is great, the service was great (Pete and Onassis). Thank you. When you visit an establishment like Sequoia, you should be dressed for Sequoia. In the past, you cared about that. I honestly don’t know if I would visit again to see sneakers and baseball caps.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A more safe way to enjoy food with friend during Covid. Outside dining, waterfront, lovely music, great service from Patrick and wonderful food.

FAQs

Sequoia is rated 4.6 stars by 5584 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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