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Sequoia

4.6
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5627 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!

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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
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 5627 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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tiff
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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TrinRu
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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AmandaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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Cill
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Qsheba
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and overall ambience was simply amazing!

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LauraM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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!

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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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GeGe
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos our waiter was fantastic! He was cheeky and we loved it.

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NYCDCDiVAFOODIE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always....ALWAYS have someone in your party order the chicken and waffles at brunch. That bourbon and maple syrup is delicious. The view from that patio is lovely and the services is great.

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TamaraW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our patio event until it started raining

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BiasedBehavior
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a little rowdier than I would have preferred.

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Rob777
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A nice setting but average in everyway, food, service and atmosphere. There was a large group that came in that was VERY loud and walked around on their phones while drinking. It was more like being in a bar than at Sunday morning brunch. We got a laugh when we looked at the menu and saw " Judith Point Calamari" as a selection. I'm from Rhode Island and it is "Point Judith". Just kind of struck me as not really on top of things.

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William
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for Sunday brunch. The food was good. The service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

It was my daughters 15th birthday, and I called ahead to confirm that we could order crab kegs did brunch, and the hostess advised that we could order them a la carte. We get there only to find that the hostess lied and that we could NOT order crab legs at all. There was no apology or anything. The Irish coffees that we ordered were cold, and there was no special birthday dessert or anything for my daughter. My daughter had her heart set on snow crab legs, which was the only reason I even made the reservation. Very disappointed in the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Paying for ambiance. service was terrible- waited around 25/30 minutes before someone came over. Booked the reservation two weeks ago and was put in the back corner by the kitchen outside. Food was mediocre for how expensive it was. Would NOT go back again, once was enough.

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BrianM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great night of food and cocktails.

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brownluv
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Food and service were spot on and thr ambience in the water puts it over the top.

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vipJessicaA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Brunch is extremely overpriced. Nice outdoor view of the waterfront but that’s about it. Waited forever for “bottomless” drink refills, brought the wrong drink to us twice, then promptly told it was last call. Food itself is decent but nothing warranting $80 per person after tax and tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot ! Met my expectations and felt safe.

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vipmaani
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t speak highly enough about this amazing establishment. beautiful location, amazing food and top notch service. can’t wait to return!!

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alicia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Went the first time for lunch and the organization was not to my expectations, the hostess was nice but was confused with the seating chart, the waitress was very casual and brung is a broken plate and when we asked for it to be replaced she didn’t even apologize about it just placed it on the table and walked away , i ordered the blackened salmon and the lettuce was brownish and soggy 🥺 not the sequoia I’m used to at all

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, and amazing art installations!

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AshleyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service was great. Ambiance—terrible. Decor looked like a cheap Disney “contemporary” buffet restaurant. Literally the most unattractive and soulless vibes, flimsy pink and orange fabric/metal chairs, no discernible theme other than bright colors and... uniformly cheap looking. Server was wonderful and food was good. Just be warned—it wasn’t popular and possibly because it has no ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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Autie
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I was not happy with the hostess. They were rude and dismissive.

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. The French Toast was outstanding..

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Trish
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. The only drawback was the outside seating since it was a cool night and they didn't have heaters.

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AbiD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely lovely birthday meal. I have eaten at many Michelin starred restaurants around the world, and I have never had such a perfectly deboned whole fish! Highly recommend the whole branzino.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to celebrate or just to have a great meal on the water.

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Brick
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing for my favorite person’s birthday , he enjoyed is first time there. I enjoyed it as well. the food was great , the ambience was amazing and the service was exquisite!

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

I was very happy with the food choices...the tapas selection were so delicious. We’ll be back again ❤️

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vipTayD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The brunch was good. However, our server was busy with too many tables that he was not tending to each table as he should. We had to constantly get his attention, and ask for refills on our mimosas when it should’ve been the other way around.
They should have more waiters to go around so everyone can receive a better level of service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was initially hesitant to try this place not really knowing how a all you can eat brunch would be set up due to this pandemic as well as the cost.
To start off for a Saturday afternoon in Georgetown there was plenty parking close to the restaurant. Once we got there we were quickly seated, our server/waiter came to our table quickly. I was impressed with the brunch food options as well as the presentation and especially the taste. The overall experience was very good and I definitely plan on going back.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Brunch at Sequoia was delightful. The ambiance was great. The food was flavorful and delicious.

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Sequoia is rated 4.6 stars by 5627 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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