Sequoia

4.5
6023 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Sequoia will be serving our all day menu from 12pm - 7pm, outdoor only.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The sauce accompanying the short ribs was too salty but the sea bass and clams were very good.

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MaryW
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was a little disappointing. Eggs Benedict was flavorless. Great bloody Mary but would have appreciated a refill of my coffee. Taco bar was probably the best offering and it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure coming here. Great food, great service, great views.

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vipBarbaraE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday brunch was spectacular! An unbelievable bounty of food, most of which was quite delicious. The price includes champagne, mimosas, bellinis or bloody mary's, and the waiters were constantly pouring us more and more champagne. Go very hungry and it'll be your only meal of the day. I can't wait to go back.

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RJBa
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Views of the river made for a perfect night

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vipLKHJJHAJH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue - outside table on the water! Food was excellent and service was perfect. We were celebrating two birthdays and each got a nice complimentary desert with a candle.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and choosing to celebrate at Sequoia! Happy Birthday times 2!!!

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Peter
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place for a special dinner. The food is great, and the service is exceptionally attentive. Highly recommended!

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and we are so glad you celebrated your birthday at Sequoia!

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RichardW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon with Balsamati Coconut Rice was delicious. The service was top notch. The food and drink order came out promptly. I’m very satisfied with our visit and will definitely be back.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us!

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ThomW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and so glad Sergio took great care of you!

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Addie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch. There’s plenty of outdoor eating, food is bountiful with variety, the server (Charmaine/Charlene) was very attentive even with having indoor and outdoor tables to cover.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We have loved going to Sequoia for Sunday brunch for years. This experience was much different than the past. When we sat down our waitress emphasized the two hour time limit three times when she came over to our table. The price has gone up considerably and although the food quality has stayed the same it’s not quite worth the price tag. What was once a leisurely brunch turned into a stressful race against the clock. When you’re expected to tipping 20% on an $85 per person check, You are spending more than the branches worth.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate it.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I tried the Sunday Brunch and the food was great. The servers kept the the Mimosa’s coming and were very polite. We would definitely come back.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed Sunday brunch, thank you for visiting!

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NinaL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was really empresses with the service and food. It is worth the money. I will be back. Thank you for a great experience!

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to hosting you soon at Sequoia again!

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JinK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Very very disappointing. Paid $70 per person for a nice table outdoors and some eggs.

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LakeishaM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting the restaurant after hearing so much about it. The food was amazing and the service was even better! We will definitely be back

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to hosting you soon!

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vipATLtoDC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I read some declining reviews before we went for Saturday brunch, but really thought nothing of it. The hostess was possibly one of the rudest women I have ever encountered. She sat us at a tiny table for 4 when we had a reservation for 5. She explained that I could shove the high chair for my toddler onto the sharp corner of the 4-top table. Alternatively we could eat upstairs (which was clearly not an option with my disabled father in law barely able to navigate through he stairs to get to the main level patio.) She explained she would not be giving us a larger table to seat 5 people because of other parties. Well, we were there for just under 2 hours, and the 3 6-top tables on all sides of us remained empty. And there were other empty tables. I hope management reads this and takes stock of the greeting your guests receive. She set the tone for our entire meal with her snarly, unaccommodating approach. We will definitely choose another waterfront restaurant for our next outing so we can sit at a table that fits our party.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, we apologize for your experience. We will certainly use this as an opportunity to better serve our guests in the future.

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carolc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Paul was so engaging and we enjoyed talking with him. He surprised us with a special desert for our anniversary. Waiters and hostess were delightful. Ambiance is fantastic. Very delightful restaurant. We go back whenever we are in DC. Fans from Vermont forever, Carol and Anders Rhodin

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and we hope you come back and visit us again soon!

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Steve
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was our waiter....and he was scary quick with his service...In a very good way. He kept our drinks full...and delivered apps and entrees with experience. It was a very good experience.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and so glad George took great care of you!

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We chose to sit on the outdoor patio to enjoy the great weather and views of the river. However, we were given non-cloth napkins and plastic cups for our drinks (even the cocktails). Patrons who sat indoors were given cloth napkins and real glassware. We felt this cheapened the experience of dinning at an upscale restaurant. While the main course was well prepared, the bread basket was stale. Lastly, near sunset the staff lit tiki torches that poured black sooty smoke and the small of kerosene filled the air. All-in-all, we enjoyed the food, but the ambiance and quality of experience were less than expected for this type of restaurant.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate it and will use it to better serve our guests in the future.

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Lilly
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely amazing! It was our first time there for a pre theater dinner. Excellent service and the food was simply delicious.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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JanetR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was really good and their service was perfect.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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CZTJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor space to view the Potomac! Great seafood and desserts!

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us!

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JamesS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

After not having been to Sequoia for many years, our visit this past Monday night reminded us that the time between visits was far too long. The wait staff was eager to serve, the chefs were on point, the view amazing and the restaurant/restrooms impeccably clean. The only rub is the menu is limited for moderately priced items. This is more a DC issue than a Sequoia issue, but an issue nonetheless - especially if we had our kids with us.

Well done, Sequoia.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and we are glad you decided to visit us again after so many years!

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MrsMiller
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful. My daughter just loves the whole setup especially the cotton candy table. My husband and I are already planning our 10 year wedding anniversary dinner to be at Sequoia!

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to helping celebrate your anniversary at Sequoia!

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Nina
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ambiance was terrific, view outstanding and service was excellent.
COVID safety updates were well implemented.

The table was not stable on one side causing a drink to spill on one of our family members spoiling her attire. The server responded that she she "should have said something about the unstable table"-we did not receive an apology or adjustment to the bill to cover dry cleaning costs.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback and we certainly apologize for your experience. I would be happy to reimburse any dry cleaning costs, kindly reach out to 202.944.4200 and ask for Annie Chien.

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WandaE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh, service was friendly and pleasant, ambiance and view were terrific, displays were beautiful and food was plentiful! We would go again.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food is great and the atmosphere.

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RebeccaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Sequoia! The food was delicious; everyone in our group loved what they ordered. Service was fast and our server was really nice and helpful! Definitely recommend Sequoia for a nice dinner with a lovely view of the waterfront.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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MontvilleMom
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location on the waterfront. Nice menu selections with wonderful service.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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vipDan1
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having a meal on the patio overlooking the Potomac is always a wonderful treat!

Great food, friendly and efficient servers, and a great management team (Michelle is super!) make Sequoia a wonderful experience.

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Brianna
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our waiter, George was amazing! The food was also great!

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and so glad George took great care of you!

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vipCaribbeanfoodie
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was cold

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us!

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a calm ambiance. Food was delicious and well prepared with fresh ingredients. I will recommend friends and family to Sequoia restaurant for Birthday's ,Holidays and Anniversary celebration.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us!

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Silvia
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was visiting Washington, DC for the weekend and heard great things about Sequoia.
I was hugely disappointed. The food was just OK. The service was horrible! My niece and I sat for 20 minutes before any server took our drink order and that was only
because we asked! We gave in our entree order at the same time as the drink order so we wouldn't have to wait again. By the looks of tables throughout the restaurant, other patrons were also tired of waiting. The place wasn't even packed!
We waited about another 30 minutes for our food.
The squash bisque I ordered was cold when it finally came. My wedge salad was nothing special. In all, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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EffJim
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

If you are looking for a Dim Sum restaurant experience, this is your place. We requested a table near the window anticipating a view of the Potomac River...window view granted, but overlooking the alley servicing the garbage collection efforts. I guess that I should have been more specific.
The food was good and I would recommend the Spicy Homemade Guacamole with Lobster.
The wait staff was pleasant, but overwhelmed. We had to remind them to bring more water, salt/pepper, etc... Maybe it is simply a workforce staffing issue like many places are experiencing in 2021.

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate it and will use this as an opportunity to better serve our guests in the future.

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LisaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a great time sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful view, weather and good food. Thx

Sequoia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us!