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Equinox - DC

4.6
3033 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
*Thank you for your reservation. We have tables available on our patio outside and in our climate-controlled (socially distant) garden atrium. Strick adherence to seating regulations gives us limited tables on the patio. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Regional, seasonal cuisine from 5-time nominee for James Beard Foundation's Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic, Chef Todd Gray stays true to the Mid-Atlantic region. Fine dining, plant-based, and vegetable-forward food is our specialty. Plant-based cuisine is represented on half the menu.

Come dine in our “Garden Room," where each table is set safely 6-feet apart in a cozy “botanical nook” surrounded by climbing vines and verdant greens. The beauty extends to the private Wine Room where we can accommodate parties up to 12. Contact us to plan your next event.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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
What 3033 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
Ambience
4.4
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vipKFole
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance and a variety of options for different dietary restrictions.

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MichaelC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving with set menu. Very pleased with quality of good. Special occasion prices but still a good value for meal/ ambience/location

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NH22
Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Equinox was a lovely overall dining experience from beginning to the end.

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KateK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving experience!

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LauraS
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent holiday meal, food, service, experience,pace , noise level, one of our best DC meals

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Lori
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our 6th year doing Thanksgiving with Equinox (last year, we got takeout since that was the only option!). This is a standing tradition for us since our family ranges in ages from 81 to 16 with omnivores, a vegan, and a flexitarian. We love dressing up and eating the amazing food that comes with spectacular service. And it's always nice to say hi to the very friendly Chef Todd Gray each year.

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FloN
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best brunch places in D.C area. 8 different meals that are plant based. Can't get any better :-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

birthday . could not fault it

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vipMwaze
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Everything and everyone was great! Excellent experience!

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Allie
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and quiet, comfortable dining room. And our waiter was wonderful - very personable and helpful. Highly recommend!

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VinceN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went there for a birthday celebration. The service was execellent. So was the plant based foods on the tasting menu. We also had the market tasting menu. It was good but not as good as the plant based one. We had a party of 6 and some of us did not want to get the tasting menu. However, the restaurant requires that if any one at the table gets the tasting menu, everyone in the party must get them also. That was a disappointment as some of us likes to have other a la carte dishes. Otherwise, it was a fabulous dinner event for us at a very nice restaurant.

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MrStacy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

"Plant forward", the hen of the woods dish was succulent, complex, delicious. The mushrooms were beautifully presented on colorful polenta and greens. Not sure if the quiet nature was intentional social distancing, or it just wasn't crowded on a weekday evening.

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend the Plant-based brunch on Sundays.

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Linda
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The plant based chefs tasting menu was delicious; however, two of the five courses were similar salads. For the price, would have preferred a completely different concept for each course.

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vipRJLJR
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Todd's food was great. Wine selection by the glass was excellent, too.

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Richardson
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent and I would definitely recommend.

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NathanZ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Equinox was outstanding from every point of view. We were seated almost immediately in a two person banquette with comfy seats and a good sized table. The decor was minimalist and very clean looking. The walls were done in an interest textured finish.
The menu was original and weighted towards vegan diners.
We had the endive and arugula salads to start. I have never had fresher ingredients presented better and either the right touch of fennel, candied nuts and for a real showstopper, the sautéed peaches!
Our entrees were the Hen of the Woods mushrooms and polenta along with the Delaware Rockfish served on a bed of spinach.
I have wanted to dine here since my last visit to DC three years ago and have to say it was well worth the wait!

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VATraveler
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great vegan food! Very good service. Tables a bit too close to each other.
(Be aware of few parking options.)

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PeFa
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The plant-based pre-fixe brunch is outstanding and well worth the price!

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LaurieL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A special, unique spot for vegans with the Sunday brunch. I suggest some additional protein be worked into the menu, however, and perhaps a couple of non-vegan offerings as was the case when there was a buffet brunch. Regardless, I will definitely return!

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SarahT
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is delicious, atmosphere was lovely - a great place for our anniversary!

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vipCarlH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Cod was outstanding!!

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JonO
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the most amazing vegan brunch I have ever had. Remarkable. Delicious. Insanely great value. I can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

My salmon was over cooked and dry

The chocolate bunt cake dessert was dry and burnt.

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Leijla
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I always love coming here. This is my go-to restaurant pick. The food is delicious and I love how it changes on a regular basis so I can try something new.
The only thing I have ever been disappointed with was a white wine sangria.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best experience for a romantic dinner I've ever had. Staff was kind and friendly. Made our engagement feel truly special

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KourtneyC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choice for a brunch date! We took advantage of the vegan tasting and it was incredible!

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AronP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful. My go-to vegan brunch. The rest of the week is also great. Their menu has vegan options for all meals and I can always count on perfection.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I enjoyed the experience and the vegan food tasting.

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HannaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great for a special birthday dinner. food was delicious and had good vegetarian options

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YaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The vegan brunch at Equinox is such a treat! Each dish is unique and so flavorful and the amount of food (A LOT!) is definitely worth $40 (+tax +tip). If you're a fan of creative, healthy, and fresh food - whether you're vegan or not - this is the place for you! I can never get enough of the granola crusted french toast.

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JordanB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Very mediocre food. Was expecting a vegan brunch but it was pasta/ curry. Could have made the same food at home. Felt like a place that would have been fancy in the 80s.

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Veganandfriends
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and lovely service - seated near a rowdy table but elsewhere noise levels seemed better

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vipJanR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We wanted a spot for a celebratory Saturday night dinner and found the perfect place in Equinox. The menu is short but sufficiently varied and our appetizers, entrees, and dessert were nicely varied and very well prepared. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely keep this on our list for return visits.

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John
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

While it is perfectly fine for restaurants with tasting menus to have rules on substitutions, they are typically stated upfront but at equinox there were no such markings online or at the table. A member at the table asked about substitutions and was told no. Another member at the table of 4 was not going to do the tasting menu and only wanted an appetizer and entree. The server gave them flack and said they require everyone at the table to get the tasting menu (again a rule stated nowhere) but eventually allowed it. They do not clean the table between courses which does happen at most fine dining restaurants I’ve been to but I guess that goes back to this struggle of trying to figure out if this restaurant is fine dining or not. At the end of the meal the server hands us the check and let’s us know they charge automatically charge a 20% gratuity - wow! Another rule not stated anywhere and whether I was going to tip more or less it’s very out of the blue. Personally, I typically do not tip on a bottle of wine because they are marked up enough and suddenly the $100 bottle becomes $120. That would have changed my decision to even get a bottle. As far as the food the cauliflower soup and shrimp and grits were very flavorful, the duck was fine, and the desserts were very disappointing.

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StefanieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and the service was fabulous! We got the plant-based tasting menu with the wine pairing, and it was amazing. We were seated outside, which was great (our choice), but unfortunately were right up against an open window where a large group was gathered and although they were not unnecessarily rowdy, the noise level made it a bit hard to talk and hear the server as he explained each wine pairing. But I do not hesitate to recommend the restaurant regardless, as it just works out that way sometimes and the food more than made up for the noise - it was amazing.

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JaroyJ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server George and his team were all great! They checked on us multiple times to make sure things were to our liking and preference. The food was presented brilliantly and prepared to everyone's delight.

This was my third time visiting Equinox and I highly recommend it for groups where vegan and non-vegan options are sought.

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Terah
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, staff, and service!! Super recommended!! Left happy!!

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Debbie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and delicious food!!

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vipNitaM
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were delighted with our experience! A terrific restaurant

FAQs

Equinox - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Equinox - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-8118.

Equinox - DC is rated 4.6 stars by 3033 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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