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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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
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Phone number
(202) 944-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Fanor Balderrama
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Cross street
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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.
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Public transit
Ten minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Orange/Blue lines)
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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.
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

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!

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What 4010 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Friendly atmosphere, soup was excellent, service with personalized touch
Will visit again

MarieinDC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Sunday Brunch. Outstanding selections. A little noisy . We had to traverse 3 sets of steps to get to the buffet. When the bill was presented we did not know 20% was already added. we added 20% more; Did not realize it until we returned home.

John our outstanding server should be a happy man.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was awsome as always and the service is top notch!!! Cant wait to go back!

vipyumME (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Upscale. Food mediocre by DC standards. Wait staff friendly.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

ABOVE AND BEYOND. Came to Sequoia for my birthday and from start to finish it was incredible. We started at the bar before our reservation and the bartender was excellent. The pomegranate & cranberry mojito he made was on point. Once in the dinning room, the experience only got better. Our server went above and beyond to accommodate all of our requests. He provided great guidance through the menu. Service was exceptional, he gave outstanding recommendations and maintained perfect balance of table maintenance and attentiveness without over-servicing. All the dishes we ordered were delicious. I'm personally a seafood lover so this was a great pick, but they also had some nice steak options. Managers were also very present, stopped by our table multiple times throughout the night to make sure I was having a great birthday. They even personally came out with a birthday plate with a spectacular candle to end the night.

Overall, the best service and food I've experienced and my birthday was truly special because of Sequoia. Thank you. We will be back often.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Despite the snowy/icy night, we made it out to Sequoia. It was worth it. Service from top to bottom, beginning to end, was one of the best I've ever experienced. We we're greeted warmly at the front and the host kindly asked if we would like our coats checked. You see coat checks less and less these days so I appreciated the touch. We were seated immediately by the window, next to the view. Our server greeted us and had a nice introduction to the menu. We decided on the tower. WOW!! Best thing ever!! Everything on there was fresh and delicious. Our entrees were excellent as well. I got the cippiono and I was not ashamed to pick up the bowl and down that flavorful broth. Server was always there when we needed him but never intrusive. For dessert I highly recommend the bombolinis, fresh and hot Italian doughnuts that melted in my mouth.

Excellent dinner Sequoia! We will be back.

kingedward (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great dinner. A bit pricey for the specials but worth a visit

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a dinner date for two here to celebrate Valentine’s Day (the weekend after). All of the food was delicious! We enjoyed the ceviche as an appetizer, the ribeye and lobster risotto entrees, and the doughnuts for dessert. I wasn’t a big fan of the doughnuts (just personal preference), but my husband loved them. The service was amazing, the servers were polite and very attentive. I enjoyed the light music they played. Overall a great place for a date nights or special occasion!

kitv (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Saturday brunch was DELICIOUS! The steak and eggs is perfection! Cannot wait to go back on a Sunday.

Jasmyne (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

John was an amazing server for Saturday Brunch and kept the food and drinks coming with no questions asked. Other staff members were also readily available with smiles on their faces and ready to serve us. This is my second time coming to brunch and will continue. Definitely worth the price.

4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Our waiter was great and so was the greeter. The menu selections were a bit limited.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good all around