Sequoia

4.6
5688 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!

Support Sequoia during COVID-19

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
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 5688 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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antonioG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

SEQUOIA never fails! I have lived in NYC for the past 10years and I came home to take the woman in the family out for brunch, I'm happy I did! Great service, amazing food, and thoughtful decor and ambiance! I'll definitely return!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

George was a great server, kept out mimosas coming.

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Sofia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! The food was to die for and the restaurant had such amazing service.

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LamarS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really nice place to go to for a one on one setting or a group.

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LauraS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sequoia is not a cheap date. But even during COVID-19, it’s well worth the $$$. The food is delicious, the drinks are perfection, the service is on point. They’re handling the covid precautions like champs. We ate dinner outside and were cozy with the warm cocktails and space heaters.

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MoeK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great experience unfortunately due to no dine-in the weather was cold for outside seating and the hear didn't do much, but the food and the service were outstanding. I will definitely go back and when the weather is warmer or when I can dine-in.

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Chicago71
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were very pleased with the winter outdoor dining experience at Sequoia. It is truly open air (no "COVID Cabanas" here), so you are exposed to the breeze and any precipitation. Tables are spaced appropriately (6+ feet between seated guests). There are propane heaters between the tables. It was warm enough that afternoon / we dressed warmly enough that we didn't ask to have ours turned on. The staff were all very welcoming and working hard.

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LauriceM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came to celebrate my friend’s birthday and it was amazing..they gave a nice cake and sparkle for her. It was by the water it was just wonderful would recommend for anyone looking for a good brunch and mimosos with good service

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and outdoor seating!

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vipLouisa
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Ate outside in 38 degree weather...managed well with heat lamps.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Sequoia for my wife birthday on a Saturday for brunch. They were able to create a safe environment outside with space heaters and fire pits. Upon arrival we learned about their contact tracing and really appreciated how serious they were treating the virus. The service and food was phenomenal and I would highly recommend Sequoia!

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Jesse
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great bottomless brunch spot, would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family had a great time. Though the menu was extremely limited due to COVID and they were out of a few menu items, they made up for it in service and amazing quality food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing experience, and I am so grateful for the manager on staff that night. She was able to assist me with creating a memorable night for my fiancé and I. I would recommend 10/10 for proposal dinners/celebrations.

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KristenW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience. The music and food was great. The atmosphere was beautiful and the service was great too. Highly recommend!

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Cito
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere, food and amazing service from George. Coming back on warmer weather.

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HannaB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The place advertised a special NYE dinner menu in several articles and local blogs. However, the whole experience was very poor. Service was slow and waiters had no idea what the menu was. Food was extremely overpriced and disappointing - CHILI CRAB FRIED RICE was OK, nothing special; SEQUOIA CIOPPINO was terrible! Do not recommend it, especially for $38. Cocktails were jammy and I'm pretty sure they were giving a short pour while charging for a full one. Also, the dry fog machine was broken so the SCARLET FOG didn't have the fog (no discounts or another solution was offered).

Anyway... very overpriced, poor service, tasteless food, and terrible cocktails.

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Hello
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was exceptional. It started drizzling during our meal and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable, while also following covid regulations. In addition to the staff, the food was amazing. The oysters were fresh and the drinks were great. Will definitely be going back.

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ValeriaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing!! The views are breathtaking and has a great relaxed ambiance. The food was incredible!

If I lived in DC, I would be there every Sunday!

If you are visiting from out of town like I was, plan to be there for brunch on a weekend and then walk to Georgetown. It’s just few blocks away.

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Maggie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a lovely place, and I can't remember being anywhere that service was a quick and elegant as this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had an amazing experience at Sequoia. The innovative way to serve a brunch buffet was very unique. The food was amazing The ambiance was terrific. It's a must visit on your next trip in foggy bottom.

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vipFritz
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great seating overlooking the plaza and river on a spectacular day! Delicious food and bottomless cocktails, with diligent but unobtrusive service.

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NKPM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Saturday brunch was delicious. The food variety was great and the bottomless drinks are awesome. It is a great deal especially since it includes a variety of seafood. Would highly recommend.

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IsabelleD
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went there for my birthday and it was absolutely amazing, the food was great, the view was nice. I will definitely recommend it!

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Jess
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience here was GREAT! Everything was real nice! Honestly exceeded my expectations. Will return soon. 😊

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ShaBoogie
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Crab omelette a little light on the crab. Menu selection

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great brunch for my friends and I. The staff was great, the music was great and the food was Amazing! It was worth every penny. We will be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Birthday dinner for a friend

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carolb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I would recommend serving traditional eggs Benedict on English muffins rather than on cornbread as currently served.

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Pete was great. He was patient and over accommodating to us. Our food was great. I enjoyed the new alternative of Tapas versus the usual Buffet because of COVID. The ambiance was great as usual. Wouldn’t change anything from our visit.

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vipTemiF
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

service was good, the server was a bid confuse with the special menu number of side dishes per person, the prime rib was tuff and had a bitter brown sauce on top. sides were very good, crab cakes were excellent.

chocolate cake was ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for their thanksgiving PF, everything was excellent! I used to come for their buffet every year but still wanted to support them regardless of Covid. Service was phenomenal and food was plentiful and delicious. Thank you all for being there!

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lalala
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Went for the Pre Fixe Thanksgiving menu which was a bad idea. The salads were too sweet followed by sides that were also overwhelming sweet. I've been to Sequoia plenty of times before and would recommend them for their regular menus not Thanksgiving.

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LOVEY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere and food was great! Will go back again for Saturday brunch.

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JerryP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great time!

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Trish
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Saturday brunch with friends! Everyone enjoyed and have already planned on coming back.. definitely recommend!

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Natty
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is delicious and they have an awesome brunch special. Service was great

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AltheniaH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was GREAT! We celebrated my father's birthday and he loved it immensely.

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Porsche
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite feeling like my family was being watched the whole night by one of the hostess with the blonde hair we had a great time.The food came out all at once and was hot and delicious.We bought our own Cale (paid $3) each person.They bought the Cake out with a sparkle which was cool.The servers were excellent and so was our waitress Unfortunately I will not be returning and not because of the food or service but because I was offended that my family was being watched so closely, it’s was uncomfortable and rude

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. Enjoyed our brunch

FAQs

Sequoia is rated 4.6 stars by 5688 OpenTable diners.

Sequoia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://sequoiadc.com.

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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