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Sequoia

4.5
4094 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Brunch
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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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 10:00 - 2:00 / Dinner: 5:00 - 9:00
Monday - Friday: Lunch 11:30 - 3:30 / Dinner: 5:00 - 9:00
Saturday - Brunch: 10:00 - 2:00
Friday, Saturday - Dinner 5:00 - 10:00
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
30th
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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.
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

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 4094 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

For my birthday we went to Sequoia for dinner. My friends had been there many times before, but it was our first time because we don’t live in DC. I don’t ever mind paying for great service and even better food and that was certainly the case here.

Overall, it was definitely two thumbs up! The ambience was very nice and the restaurant and the view of the harbor was lovely. Our waiter was great and the food was sensational! We are very particular about quality food and everyone at the table was very pleased with every dish we ordered. The staff is also very friendly, courteous, and warm. The whole evening was truly fantastic.

My only suggestion would be to change the chairs or the upholstery on the chairs. Unfortunately, every stain was visible, which took away from the good impression Sequoia was trying to make. That being said, it’s too bad we live in Baltimore because we would definitely frequent the restaurant more often if we lived closer. It was a wonderful evening and we highly recommend Sequoia for any and every occasion.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great brunch buffet. Food was outstanding and service was excellent. The only drawback was that it got a little noisy during peak time but otherwise we loved it.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My second time going and I really enjoyed it. The brunch is amazing! Check it out.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The music was wayyyy too loud, but everything else was great!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It started out a bit rocky the waitress never came over to our table, after about 15 min of waiting I notified a manger who was stunned that we hadn’t been waited on. Chris the manager was amazing his personality is one that will make you forget a bad experience quick. If it wasn’t for him we would have left. The food and the ambiance is always amazing.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I had a great experience

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Sunday brunch was expensive but worth the cost. The buffet was extensive and the food very good. All drinks, including mimosas and bellini’s were included in the price too. And you can’t beat the view!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Sequoia is a must for brunch! Food is amazing & they have a wide selection of breakfast & lunch options!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Stunning environment with soaring space, a gorgeous sculptural light fixture flowing across the ceiling, massive window wall overlooking the river. Equally perfect for a special night out or a casual gathering with friends. Ask for a seat by the windows, or eat outside on the wide patios that step down to the riverwalk. Lovely starters include mushroom bruschetta and unique cheese/charcuterie assortments. Service was extremely attentive, lamb chops were grilled perfectly, the various accompanying sauces and sides all excellent. Our group of 10 had a great night out!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

If the weather is nice and you can get a table outside, this is a great place for a meal. Good food, and we had very good service even though it was an extremely busy night.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Awful. Chaotic. Food was lousy. One of only 2 restrooms on main level was out of order on a Sunday afternoon when 200 patrons must have been present. Would never go back unless starving.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful views, delicious food, excellent service. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The menu & the prices are not the same in open table and at the restaurant. There is no buffet on Saturday

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful setting

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The hostess, Mara, and our waiter, Rashard, really made this night a memorable experience. I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and although the food was excellent, it was really the top-notch service by Mara and Rashard that made this such a wonderful dining experience. I let them know that it was a special evening and they did their best to accommodate us, even though the place was absolutely jam-packed. Plus, they were also very understaffed that evening, but still managed to see that we were taken care of. A++ for service.
THANK YOU MARA and RASHARD!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The setting was gorgeous and the food was generally very good (kale side was not good) but the waitress kept pushing us to buy the more expensive dishes - notably the seafood tower for $180. There was also a noisy band upstairs. Food took a long time to come.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The waitress was amazing but I was disappointed that they only served what I wanted at dinner time. Management needs to update the website so you can see all menus, not just the dinner one. I really wanted what I picked online and the meal I had instead just did not hit the spot.

I will say the calamari is delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Awesome service and the food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great location, food, and atmosphere to celebrate two birthdays and an anniversary. Our server, Rashad, was very knowledgable, accommodating, and responsive; and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal selections. We plan to return when the weather warms a bit, to take advantage of the outdoor seating experience. Kudos to all!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This review is specific to their Sunday brunch. For context, we have dined at Sequoia before and after the renovation. It used to be high end but it is so loud and squeezed in that it is hard to enjoy a brunch unless you don’t mind a club scene. I believe this is now better suited for the millennial and not so much for others. It is so loud with hip hop music, patrons looked like they came straight from a club a few hours earlier and it is packed like a club bar. For example, they used to have the desserts near the buffet area but instead used that area to pack in more tables and the desserts are squeezed between the bar, the dining area and the reception. The brunch food is great if you don’t mind the scene, from patrons screaming their escapades from the night before to the music blaring so loud you have to scream to be heard. But for this user, the cost is not worth the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was amazing! Great Food, Great Times

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Their Sunday Brunch is a bountiful offering of delicious and beautifully presented food. Unending Mimosas, raw bar, carvery, breakfast station, and an outrageous dessert station complete with cotton candy and milkshake bar. To top off the cuisine, the great view of the Kennedy Center and the Harbor make for a wonderful experience!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very loud. Big and crowded brunch. Good selection of food on buffet and tasty. I have never seen plates piled so high. This is a place with many big eaters! Fabulous waitress! Julie I think?

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I had heard about this restaurant by a friend. Her comments did not do this place justice. The brunch far exceeded my expectations. I would love to bring a large party here for a gathering. The food was superb and our waitress was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a last minute add & the restaurant/manager was very flexible and accommodated us. The food was great despite how busy they were. I’d definitely come back for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a wonderful time here for a lovely dinner for a friend's Bachelorette Party. They made us feel so special and were wonderfully accommodating. They were hosting a wedding the same night and the place was packed but everything in a reasonable amount of time. 10/10 would recommend

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fabulous warm chickpea spinach salad and Chilean Sea Bass and Scallops!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

60th birthday. Lovely dinner and service from Adrian.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

All the plates I ordered were very good. Wish I could’ve tried more plates but I’ll just have to come back! Staff was very attentive with clearing plates and refilling drinks. The fact that coffee and juice were included in the bottomless was a plus

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic brunch food and ambiance! Freddy, our waiter, made the experience unforgettable with his hospitality and service!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

If you're looking for a brunch location with bottomless drinks and amazing food, look no further. The hardest part is deciding what you won't be eating.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

While the food and ambiance were nice. At times it felt like I was not even there. Service was horrible.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My 7 yo loved her birthday surprise. Food and drinks were great

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We were in DC for a few days looking at colleges. I chose Sequoia based on location, price, and reviews. Overall, I was not impressed. The dining room was decorated beautifully, as the reviews suggested, however, there were so many tables compared to the number of diners, that there was a feeling of the place being unpopular. Despite the low number of occupied tables, service was poor. Food was ok. I would not recommend or return.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Absolutely loved Sequoia-very beautiful setting, with full advantage of the view. Service was extremely professional, friendly and not at all rushed; twice a manager dropped be to ensure we were happy- coming back to DC in June and definitely plan to return here

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I hadn't been to Sequoia in a few years but it's just as good as I remember it. The food was outstanding! There was a slight mix up so our appetizer and main course came out at the same time, but it wasn't a big issue and they graciously compted our desserts. I highly recommend Sequoia to anyone looking for an indulgent dinner in a stylish venue.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Nice location food could have been better. The bun on the hamburger was stale

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent Easter Sunday Brunch! We had a surprised visitor and the reservation was for 10 guests and they were able to accommodate immediately with no issues. Family friendly and everyone had a wonderful time!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our family of 5 enjoyed Easter brunch at an indoor table facing the water. When we first arrived they sat us in a very busy thoroughfare but they easily relocated us upon request to a nice table with a beautiful water view. The restaurant was very busy for brunch given that it was Easter Sunday. The food selection was spectacular and is what keeps us coming back to this brunch hotspot. The service was a bit slow for drinks and plate removal but not surprising given the holiday mayhem. If you are going for a brunch with activities be careful to ask specifically what time the activities end - they ended an hour before we got there and kids were disappointed to miss the balloon guy and face painting. But overall the food & views were amazing and the milkshake station was a huge hit.

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