Sequoia

4.5
5933 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
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5933 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EddyL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a great experience. Menu via technologie, good idea but not everyone can process it or.navigate theough it depends of their gadgets.
Good view.

Thank you for a.good service.

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Jayco31
New England
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening with friends

Sequoia
Responded a day ago

We are glad you enjoyed the evening!

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PatR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambience were outstanding - beautiful view of the Potomac River. I had the wedge salad with grilled shrimp, cooked to perfection.

Sequoia
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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vipClauE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, drinks and ambiance. Received a complimentary dessert for our anniversary !!

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Happy Anniversary, thank you for choosing to celebrate at Sequoia!

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Vinny
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were in and out in 45 minutes which is not what I expected from a nice and coveted restaurant. The food came out almost 7 minutes after we ordered it which is strange because it takes way longer than 7 min to cook salmon and chicken and shrimp. The food tasted good enough but I was still unimpressed with the service and overall restaurant for a $130+ tab.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The quality of the food didn’t match the price. Crab cakes definitely have decreased in quality and taste. Need a separate egg station on buffet or more than person working the egg station. Need to fix a/c in buffet area.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

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

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DanteC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. Server was top notch, think her name was Amanda or Ashley and she had a ponytail. Hooked me up with an oyster fork, didn't even know they had such things. Always kept our drinks fresh and earned that whole tip.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed the experience and Ashley took such great care of you! We look forward to hosting you again at Sequoia soon!

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Ericw
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed visiting. The service was exceptional. I can't remember the server's name but she was most attentive.

The food was good. However, the cost of the Sunday Brunch Buffet was a bit over priced.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and we are so glad you enjoyed the Sunday Brunch!

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DCFan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurants needs to add more vegetarian options

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

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

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Mike
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was best time ai spend at the restaurant. The outside view and noise was perfect

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back at Sequoia!

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TivoliD
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our girlfriend’s birthday during our ladies weekend. The food came quick and was hot and very delicious. Will be back!!!! Loved it here

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

Ladies weekend is always fun! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us!

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Montgomeryville
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First visit and will return. Service was good. Location was absolutely beautiful. Food was okay. Price was questionable. Overall grade: B+

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to hosting you back at Sequoia.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The day began well after check in for our reservation. Then we get outside to the hostess station where, after checking in again with Daniella the hotess (Fatima) returns, walks past us and seats two women who had NO reservation. She could have done the smallest thing as opening her mouth to ask us if we had been helped. Chalk that up to lack of motivation to be at work today, need not bring that energy to work.
Once at the bar we were greeted by Marwan, Keith and Carlos were attentive and knew how to make a drink !

Our seafood tower was the business !
In all our visit was great, minus the energy that Fatima was offering.

Could have been five stars without Fatima's energy.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the honest feedback and will use this an opportunity to better serve our guests in the future. We do hope you come back and visit us again at Sequoia.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience3

At NO time we’re we told the price of the brunch, until we were already seated and had placed first round of orders. I looked back at all reservation communications, website, menu.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

We are so sorry for the miscommunication. The notes that are provided with the Reservation through open table do share our protocols and pricing for the Tapa Style Brunch.

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vipEmmd
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food awful especially for the price
Ambiance and service excellent
Go fir the view

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

We apologize we didn't deliver on the food, we would have loved to know in the moment as we could have tried to fix the issue on the spot. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitress was great and the food and atmosphere was wonderful. We sat outside with an amazing view of the river

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed the evening! We look forward to hosting you soon at Sequoia.

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vipDanielleS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience. Appreciated the spaced out tables inside for dining and our waiter was great.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

Our top priority is keeping guests comfortable at Sequoia, we are glad you enjoyed the evening!

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vipDisappointing
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was very good and outdoor seating with cover was great. Service was incredibly slow. Took over 15 minutes for someone to even come over to take drink orders. No one ever cleared the table of all out dirty plates before dessert. We ordered coffee with dessert and got that long after we finished the dessert. Waiter was just MIA most of the time.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

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

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CarolineK
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to spend birthday dinner. We got the seafood tower and it was amazing. The view of water was amazing. Overall amazing experience

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

We are very proud of our seafood tower at Sequoia and so glad you enjoyed! We look forward to welcoming you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a graduation dinner for 7 and we were very pressed for time. Two in the party had flights to catch. Salvatore was very responsive to our needs serving quickly, but not making us feel rushed. Really took the stress out of it. Salvatore also overheard talk about a nut allergy & quickly replaced my daughter’s salad. He was excellent!!

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed the celebration and Salvatore took such great care of you! Congratulations on the graduation!

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TabithaE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The food was really good and we enjoyed the view.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great outdoor dining under a huge tent…beautiful water views.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed the views, thank you for dining at Sequoia!

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KatieS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food. A little slow between courses but waitress was very nice.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

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

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pauld
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and recommend it highly; lovely ambience and excellent service

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

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

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vipKenb
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. Didn’t like the plastic cup for My guest drink, had glass for water and my drink but my was given plastic. The reason provided did not make sense. Everything else was good

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! We have opted to serve plastic cups on the patio for our beverages coming from the bar. In the future you may always request a real glass and we can accommodate!

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RobB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was not consistent - waited 20 minutes for bill after asking

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

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

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RevelL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my finance’s favorite restaurant in DC.

Sequoia
Responded on June 3, 2021

We are so honored to be labeled as your favorite. We look forward to hosting you again at Sequoia soon!

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LadyElaine
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined here before but this time it seemed extra nice. We dined inside. My husband had the crab bisque and I had the lobster and shrimp salad. Both were beyond delicious. There was 1/2 a lobster in my salad bowl! We ordered drinks. My husband had a G/T and I had the scarlet fog. For dessert I had the Pavlova. Everything was delicious. Oh, we were celebrating our anniversary. They presented us with a sparkler. I can't wait to go back.

Sequoia
Responded 5 days ago

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us, we are so glad you enjoyed the evening.

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Danmac
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The restaurants interior was beautiful and the staff was friendly. Our food took a very long time to be served. The restaurant looked like it was understaffed for the crowd that was there. My appetizer was their Lobster & Prawn bisque. Highly recommend this appetizer. So delicious. My entree was disappointing. I ordered the Angus beef hamburger with all the toppings. The burger was bland & fatty it did not taste good. The Shoe String fries were flavor-able & seasoned with garlic. Nice touch. My wife ordered and loved the Lobster & Shrimp salad. The lobster & shrimp were fresh with a good portion of salad. Sequoias Margaritas & Sangria were really good.

Sequoia
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and we will use this as an opportunity to better serve our guests! We are so glad you enjoyed our frozen beverages.

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MTTTT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Server was very friendly. The food and drinks were delicious. They were a bit busy due to the Memorial Day holiday which meant my order was wrong (but corrected) and it took a while for a server to get to our table. I would go back though.

Sequoia
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for dining with us at Sequoia! We appreciate the feedback and are glad you would visit us again!

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Ayana
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Beautiful place very professional the seating and view was outstanding!

Sequoia
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

This was our

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Loved everything

Sequoia
Responded on June 3, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Overall the experience was good, my only issue was the flavoring of the food. My plate the chimichurri chicken and shrimp wasn’t as flavorful as I may have expected. The lobster scampi and calamari was amazing!

Sequoia
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, we will certainly make note for the chimichurri chicken dish! We are so glad you enjoyed other aspects of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good. Sat outside in the tents

Sequoia
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for dining with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Since the pandemic the menu has been reduced. The food wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t worth the $200 check.

Sequoia
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine at Sequoia!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The brunch is buffet style wi