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For 2
Date
Fri, 1/19
Time
9:00 PM
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Sequoia

4.4
3961 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Waterfront (80)
  • Scenic View (66)
  • Special Occasion (59)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Love the view, Love the food, Love the one you’re with!
Treat your sweetheart to the most memorable Valentine’s Day dinner in the city!
Enjoy an artfully designed four course prix fixe menu, handcrafted specialty cocktails on the most romantic night of the year! Dinner $85.00 starting @ 5:00!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 3961 People Are Saying
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4.3
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Chelle 
5.0
Dined a day ago

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!

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RobertNichols (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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.

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CBReview (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

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

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Angels9497 (Baltimore)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful location, excellent service...very expensive. Definitely worth the price if you enjoy seafood; if not, other DC brunch options are just as good for half the price.

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Sara (Detroit)
1.0
Dined 6 days ago

The service was terrible. Our server brought us all the wrong plates twice, and we had to send them back to the kitchen both times. We did not receive any sort of discount for this. She and the rest of the staff were also very rude. When I finally did receive my correct salad, the chicken was very undercooked. I sent it back again and did not receive a replacement after that.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Came for the new Saturday tapas style brunch. Loved all the items we ordered. The shrimp and grits was my fav. My friend loved her hash. All the portions we're just right. Best part of course was the all you can drink sparkling rose. Our server was on point too. Guided us through the menu and what items to order. We will definitely be back.

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Ababy (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Our waiter, Pete, was great, and the food was outstanding . Our view of the waterfront was Beautiful and the decor is elegant. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service! The manger was also very welcoming!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

The entrance to this restaurant is a bit hard to find, as GPS directions drop you off on the street where you cannot see the restaurant. It's right near the ice rink. On the night we dined, there was an event in what is usually their main dining room, but the alternate room was quite comfortable. Bar made good drinks! There was no prix fixe menu on this evening, but we found some yummy choices. The lobster risotto and it was delicious with LOTS of lobster. My friend had the squash soup, which was outstanding. Also the scallops, which were excellent. We finished with very good cappuccino and the deconstructed s'mores. One of the reasons I keep returning here is that the Kennedy Center is in walking distance, with a path right out Sequoia's door.

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LilBaby 
2.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

The parking in the garage was $22. Food was very expensive. Service was spoiled when a manager I stopped on the way out to complain about the lousy dessert served for my birthday. Though it was provided as a treat I resented that it was a chocolate tipped cone served on top of a stale cupcake. It came to the table with a Roman Candle so I expected at least a half way delicious dessert! When I complained the gentleman manager said, “That’s no good in a place like this”, and continued seating other patrons. Kale served with my lamb chops was exchanged for delicious Brussels Sprouts. My brother enjoyed his salmon and my son says the bacon cheeseburger was delicious. I will not be returning to Sequoia Restaurant!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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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Cross street
30th
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 944-4200
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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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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
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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!

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