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About Sequoia

The newly renovated Sequoia Restaurant is filled with contemporary art featuring Hitoshi Kuriyama's neon sign, glass, vacuum tube light installation in the main dining room, Isidro Blasco’s Lincoln Memorial in the lobby, and Arne Quinze's large-scale, site-specific sculpture in the garden as well several smaller art installations. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, DC, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer magnificent views of the Kennedy Center, Roosevelt Bridge, Roosevelt Island, Key Bridge, and the Virginia skyline. Dine in the main dining room, on the mezzanine, outside on the terrace, or in the private state room and enjoy some of the finest American cuisine in Washington, DC.

3000 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:00 – 3:00 / Dinner: 5:00- 10-00
Monday – Thursday: Lunch 11:30 – 10:00
Friday - 11:30 – 11:00
Saturday Brunch: 10:00 - 3:30 / Dinner 5:00 - 11:00

Cross Street:
30th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 944-4200

Website:
http://www.sequoiadc.com/

Parking Details:
Located directly underneath the restaurant, the Colonial parking lot is located at the corner of 30th and K streets. Enter the garage and follow the signs for level P2. Once on the P2 level follow the signs to Sequoia. The elevator has direct access into the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Ten minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Orange/Blue lines)

Executive Chef:
Fanor Balderrama

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For over twenty years, Sequoia has been a landmark for fine dining by the Potomac. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide a majestic view of the nearby Kennedy Center, the historic Watergate Hotel and Potomac River. Our three-tier outdoor terrace situated along the Potomac offers a dynamic atmosphere featuring a mesquite wood-fired grill, sensational drinks, and our renowned River Bar. Our eminent chefs create culinary triumphs everyday to ensure your dining experience is unforgettable.
*State Room: 100-120
*Main Dining Room: 300-500
*Mezzanine: 50-150
*Patio: 600pl
Menu available upon request.

Private Dining

Sequoia is the landmark for fine dining in DC, with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the Potomac River. Enjoy fresh, delicious seafood and American fare in a dynamic atmosphere. Host your next event in one of our five dining areas for an unforgettable experience and delectable cuisine!

Sequoia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (69)
Scenic View (61)
Special Occasion (53)
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Great for Brunch (51)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Good for a Date (37)
Good for Groups (32)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (28)
Fun (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
People Watching (19)
Business Meals (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Casual (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Seasonal (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (9)
Healthy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Music (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My girlfriend and I went for Valentine's day. Everything was great!!! Ozzie was our server and provided a fantastic dining experience! Great food, great service, and great drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome..customer service was great and did not wait long at all for food, drinks etc

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were up to expectations but not over the top to earn the full 5 stars. The main issue we had during our meal was the music in the restaurant. Sounds simple enough to plan for the Valentine's pre-fix menu, but that seems to be something that management doesn't consider important. During our Valentine's meal we heard everything from Plain White Tees, Adele, Nickelback, Maroon 5, etc. It was not dinner music and definitely not for for a nice conversation. On top of that we had to ask 3 times to have them just turn the volume down so we didn't have to raise our voices to hear each other. So if you're into that energy for an expensive dinner, great. We just had different expectations for our first experience at this restaurant. Overall rating is a 3 out of 5, one we can check off the list but it'll be hard to go back until we can hang out on the patio in the summer with a few drinks instead.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Went there for Valentines day with my wife. The restaurant wasn't super busy with plenty of empty tables, but the service was poor. Took 20 minutes to get initial drinks and refills on soda let alone alcohol was intermittent. The food was delicious and when they overcooked my wifes steak the manager was happy to replace it. Over all the experience wasnt bad, it just wasn't what we paid for since the meal plus drinks was around 300.00. I have had better experiences there but it was several years ago. This is not what we expected from a place this nice with a reputation as a fine dining establishment.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Very good all around

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was wonderful and the food lovely overall, but the music selection for the Valentine’s Day dinner was quite lousy. It was too loud to be able to comfortably hear your dinner partner across the table and just bad corny pop music.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Didn't have a great time. A manager called an apologize, he seemed to legitimately care about my experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Red Snapper and Filet Mignon have no flavor but service was great!

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·Dined 3 days ago

It was the best restaurants I been in DC good attitude and on time with the food.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a good place to stay with my fiance on valentine day.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Scenic View, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 7 days ago

I love Brunch! It was my boyfriend's first time and he was impressed. Chris was very personable.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

I loved everything , so did my wife.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The new look is great!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Sunday buffet brunch better than Saturday brunch. Liked options but taste was bland

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We went for Saturday brunch and our server Pete took superb care of us. Quick with bringing new plates and making suggestions. Funny and charismatic. Food was delicious, tremendous value for unlimited drink and food. Fried chicken was da bomb.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was was very good and had great service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Could not have picked a better place to celebrate my brother's birthday. Off the bat the hosts greeted us with a warm happy birthday and sat us at a nice table right next to the view. Our server Andy was so professional and friendly. The food was delicious. My favorite were the tuna Taquitos and my brother licked his cioppinno clean! One of the managers even stopped by to wish him a happy birthday (I believe his name was Mickey). The complimentary birthday cake was delicious as well, just the right sweetness. 5 stars from start to finish. We will be back!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I had a night out, we had tickets to the Kennedy Center we stopped at Sequoia for dinner the service was very good the food was very good and the atmosphere was very very nice excellent restaurant no problems

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was outstanding! From welcoming hosts, excellent service given from Nicole, very friendly and attentive managers ( I believe their names are Annie and Mauricio), to delicious appetizers and entrees! Gorgeous view!
We were celebrating a birthday and manager Annie delivered complimentary nonetheless delicious dessert with fireworks that made my friend’s birthday even more special.
Great job!
We’ll be back soon!! 😀👏
Thank you Sequoia!!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food and experience was great. Would be nice if the restaurant was more transparent with the brunch price on its website.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was Awesome

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I honestly think I paid a little more than I expected to for just 2 people, however the food was well worth it. When I made reservations for this place they asked what the occasion was and I said it was for an anniversary, not thinking anything of it. They surprised us with an anniversary dessert! So cute and delicious. Also highly recommend their Nutella s’mores dessert because that was BANGIN’.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My friend and I took our daughters there for a post-theatre birthday dinner and everything was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal from start to finish - the seafood soup and squid ink pasta were superb. And our waitress Sunny was top notch.

I have always loved this place and this evening was a reminder of why.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebrate my friend my birthday. Food was delish. Waiter was attentive. Great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday brunch for my sister. Sunny was phenomenal! She was so on top of everything- between making sure drinks were full, empty plates were cleared promptly and everyone was happy. For such a large buffet food was very tasty, and there was something for everyone. I will be sure to recommend to anyone visiting DC in the future, and I will definitely be back! Really want to check out the outside patio once the nice weather is here. Thank you so much to Sunny and Mauricio for making my sisters birthday the best it could be!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I took my wife there for her birthday. The ambiance was great with the scenic view of the river and the Kennedy Center. Our wait staff was wonderful! And the food was excellent as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Came here for my birthday brunch recently, and everything was amazing! We just let the waiter order everything for us. They have their bottomless brunch on Saturdays, and it was really great!

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Cozy
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent
I will be back.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Sequoia brunch is awesome - bottomless drinks, bottomless food, gorgeous views of the river. Perfect brunch for a big group. Don't forget to try the cinnamon bun skillet; they're made in-house and are so gooey and delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, People Watching, Waterfront, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was very slow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This place was fantastic- cannot recommend enough!

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a great view of the water and enjoyed our large round table. The decor was fun and bright and the kale salad was delicious. Great location to eat and then walk to the Kennedy Center.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great table great view food was fine

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Brunch was absolutely fabulous! So many choices and the staff would fill my mimosa as soon as I took a sip. Great experience and well worth the money!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Way too noisy. Terrible seating. It was like eating in a hotel conference room. Loud, cramped. Awful

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good food, fabulous service.
Crab cakes were great, steak salad was quite good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Loved everything we ordered. Service was on point the moment we walked in through the door, from the host to the servers to management. We will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We had a Retirement Lunch there for 11 business partners, and Pete, our waiter, was amazing. There were only a few other parties, so the atmosphere was perfect. Thank you for the quick response, and accommodations for the party at such an early time. THANKS!

Tags: Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The recently renovated dining room with bar is improved. The space in dining is open where natural light brings more passive heat during winter. Nice view of the Kennedy Center, Potomac River and water sports. Food are marvelous and healthy in every meal. Our waiters who are responsive to what we need or order for food are very friendly and hospitality, too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fabulous food and service from the moment we walked in until our meal was finished.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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