Sequoia

4.5
4830 reviews
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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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LL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We made a reservation and got sat very close to the water. The food and place were great but the portions were small. Our waitress was very nice and courteous but she wasn’t around much.

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KR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Sequoia and will not be my last. The restaurant made my birthday celebration memorable. #Fabulous!

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MB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Food was great! No too expensive but not inexpensive. Service was great. We sat outside and enjoyed every minute! Will return when in DC again.

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SF
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the crab cakes! Dessert was also delicious. Nice selection of wines.

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BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. My only complaint is I called ahead to request window seating for my party of 9 and they agreed. When we arrived I reminded them that I requested window seating and they agreed. When they seated us they did not seat us at the window explaining window seats were only for parties of 12 or more and then proceeded to seat a different party of 9 at the window. ?

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BF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid restaurant for date night, beautiful views, pretty good food, you can walk to the Kennedy Center. I thought the food was a little overpriced, but nothing crazy, especially with the views.

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MJ
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant. They over cooked my prime rib but made it right

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my moms first time . She enjoyed it !

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EJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for brunch! We went to celebrate my 1st Mother’s Day and it was great. I will suggest going on a non holiday weekend. It’s a lot calmer but overall still great.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We went there for Mother’s Day. Arrived on time for our 11am reservations stood in line for 10mins and when we thought the wait was over it was just beginning. We were finally seated a hour later after finally snapping and basically demanding a table. Food was ok but a bit basis. Can’t say I was impressed. Service was good but definitely not as good as usual. I think we got two rounds in two hours. Would not recommend for Mother’s Day!!

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K
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

They were completely overbooked for the 11:00 am reservations, so my wife and I had to wait until 12:30 to be seated. It was a freaking zoo over there. If you don’t have the space, then don’t take the reservations! But it works both ways, you can’t take a credit card over he phone to confirm the reservation and then not have any tables available for the time slot which we reserved. Terrible management.

Food was okay - it was brunch, not that hard to get right.

Service was terrible. Refills took forever and we ultimately had to borrow salt from the table next to us because our server kept forgetting to bring one to our table.

Ambiance was terrible as we literally had people standing next to our table. So close to our table that we literally couldn’t move our arms to eat our meal because it was so chaotic over there.

And for all of this, we paid over $300 (including tip) for a Sunday brunch (which was more like a late lunch). I’ll never come back here again

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food

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VL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints by far the best brunch on the east coast.

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P
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

You will spend some money but worth it.

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TR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great and my server, Laila, was amazing. My only gripe would be that they raised the price of brunch on Mother’s Day. Especially considering it was the same menu as always.

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MB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day brunch was phenomenal!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was excellent!

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S
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I would give it a 5 total star if they had more choices in the menu, like rice and other type of vegetables. Only carbo choice was potatoes and many of us can't eat them. Also to have still bottle water. They had filter which its a poor option for many of us with compromised immune systems.

The rest, including the location, view and service, are superb!!

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JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner and experience at Sequoia was fantastic. Our party of 13 celebrated a college graduation along with multiple other celebrations. While the restaurant was busy, the SERVICE was EXCELLENT and food delicious. Many THANKS to the SEQUOIA management and staff for a job WELL DONE.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We had a party of 12 and they were one of the few that would except a reservation for a party that large Our service was slow (even with 2 waiters), they messed up our drink order three times and two people had to wait for salads 10 minutes after everyone got their food. The fish was slimy and in a pool of sauce/butter. Several in our party commented they have not been there in 20 years and now they remember why and it will most likely not be coming back I was very disappointed because I used to love Sequoia and the location is perfect.
I would not suggest it for a large party

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and view... loved it

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CG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed it with my family BUT when I called to modify my arrival time the person on the phone said they did not have my reservation! They accommodated but this was a surprise. Also, they have a good, new menu but the portions are surprisingly small, though good. A little over-priced, $13 glasses of Malbec NOT large pour and the appetizer board of bread and cheese though terrific was over-priced at $26.

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RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was attentive, excellent job.

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OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great buffet and ambiance

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Loved it the first time and couldn’t wait to return.... whilst the food was still great with huge selection, the service and serving of drinks was awful with hostility when this was raised. It’s always busy here so I didn’t see that as reasonable excuse. The first time was much better so hopefully this was a one off.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sequoia’s Sunday brunch is simply the best in DC. The food selection is everything. The staff is competent and fun. If you get Rob C. that’s an extra bonus in service. I used to spend more nearby with the same quality of food, less variety and a way too uptight environment. Oh yeah - the views at Sequoia are breathtaking! It’s my after church brunch spot.

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

great service

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BB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful celebratory environment for my sister’s birthday. Amazing food! Plus, the staff ensured that my sister felt like a queen for the day!

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D
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the waiter Juan Carlos was attentive to our every need. It exceeded my expectations. I would recommend it to anyone to experience it at least one time.

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already recommended the brunch! The best brunch ever. It offers a vast array of options for all your dietary needs.

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SB
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was lovely and the food was wonderful. The view over the Potomac was perfect. Our only complaint was that service was very, very slow. This might have had something to do with several very large parties near by and possibly the staff was overwhelmed.

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NV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience! Delicious food and beautiful view. Definitely would recommend this restaurant!!!

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DA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Having the newest staff member pour a $90 bottle of wine and not know how to properly pour without splattering on multiple patrons and clearly unaware how to measure out right amount for a party of 6 is how we started off our evening. Wait staff lacked attention to detail. Food for most of our party was above average. Would recommend with caution.

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VA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREATTT always love it here. Good foood goood ppl always

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OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my family here for a special get together and it was just that! Service, food and view were all top notch. The octopus and striped bass were delicious. The one pot clam bake completely blew us away, what an abundance of seafood!! Totally worth the price tag.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was not good and the prices were way too high. Not worth the price. The cauliflower purée was a few stalks of cauliflower for Omer $25. Are you Kidding me. Will never go there again.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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ES
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing brunch! Pricey but a great spot for a special occasion.

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AT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to bring in our One Year Anniversary! The food is so amazing!!! So many choices.. come hungry. Service is top notch.

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LL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, nice views of river. Service was slow and we had to ask for drinks several times but they were really busy. They got there on the end! Overall it was a great time and a fun family event.

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