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Equinox - DC, Washington, DC
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Equinox - DC

4.6
4.6
3167 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
*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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegan, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8118

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Todd Gray

  • Catering

    Equinox offers catering for all types of events.

  • Private party facilities

    Equinox can provide an artfully-designed and relaxed environment for you to host your next function for parties of 12 or more.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsea de Avila: (855) 223-4447

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    I Street, N.W.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Red Line: Farragut North. Blue, Orange & Silver Lines: Farragut West.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,167 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. CK

    CKDexterHaven

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service, appetizer and entree were top rate, but the desserts were a bit disappointing.
  2. RS

    RamS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Equinox had a tasting menu and the timing of each course was perfect. The taste was amazing and the service was great. The ambience and aesthetics of the place could have been better for the value, but that's hardly a sore in the experience with such great food.
  3. l

    luv2eat

    Washington DC

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really fabulous food. I would have liked them slowing down service which they did after I complained They should have offered us a drink to start snd immediately brought the first course and then quickly the second. But servers were very nice and friendly The food is great and abundant Very nice experience
  4. L

    Leijla

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed atmosphere, good food, welcoming service. Not my first time at Equinox [brunch].
  5. A

    Ariana

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very classy, service was excellent, food was great no complaints!
  6. KB

    KevinB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service…the butternut squash/coconut cream soap is heavenly!
  7. D

    Dave

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to go and they have a lot of vegan options. Including the bread!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the 5 course menu with wine pairings. I had the menu market my favorite was seafood plate. My friend had the vegan 5 course menu and she love it as well. Will be back for sure!
  9. SP

    StephanieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted a nice plant-based meal in a restaurant without it just being the typical sandwich/salad/juice bar that we were finding as options for vegan food. Equinox was amazing! We had a fancy dinner and chose the plant-based tasting menu with the wine pairing. The staff was so attentive and knowledgeable about what was being served, presentation of everything was wonderful, and we thoroughly enjoyed every bit of our 5 course meal with excellent wines that were paired so well. We will definitely return!
  10. J

    Jan50

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Serving the meal family style is efficient and safe. The amount of food provided was generous and delicious!
  11. L

    Lock

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for brunch. It was an eight course vegetarian marvel. They over delivered, making for a very pleasing experience. It was our first time. We will definitely be back.
  12. L

    Leni

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We were looking forward to a special dinner with my family, but sadly, this place was anything but. The dining room/space was fine--a bit nondescript with vinyl seats and booths, industrial carpeting, and the obligatory color photos of vegetables. The staff was pushing cocktails and seemed disappointed we preferred to share a bottle of wine. (I realize they make their money on cocktails, but not everyone drinks a lot!) The wine list was weird--we had to use our phones instead of a proper menu and we kept accessing the "wrong" list with the QR code as featured on the table. Frustrating! The food itself was pretty bland to--well, lousy. My octopus was very tender but dripping in a sweet, sticky sauce and set in a puddle of something saffron-y, both of which didn't enhance the flavor of the octopus at all. My second course, spinach rigatoni, was room-temperature and more gluey than chewy. I was surprised it was so cold as the waitstaff had cleared the table of our appetizers before my sister and mother were finished with theirs (my sister was fine with that--her butternut soup had absolutely no flavor and she was happy to let it go--but my mom was annoyed and insisted on keeping her salad; as a compromise, they pushed it to the side and told her to "finish it later"!) My dad and husband both had the cod, which they described as "featureless." We were hurried through our main course as well and, discouraged, decided to skip desert and just call it a night--and let them have their table back since it seemed they wanted it. Funny thing was, the place was pretty empty (and this was the night after Thanksgiving, when it is really hard to get a dinner reservation in DC!) On my way to the restroom, I had a view into the kitchen, and the staff was just leaning against the counters, so I can't imagine why we had to hurry. But it didn't matter really--we weren't having a nice time, so there was no need to stick around. In short: don't bother. It's nothing special.
  13. CV

    ChristineV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service on Thanksgiving day for our Thanksgiving dinner. Three course menu with several choices for each course. Everything sounded delicious and everything we chose was delicious. Wonderful friendly staff and great service.
  14. A

    Abeo

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Todd Graves made it extra special with an amuse-bouche on the patio of grilled oysters and grilled mushrooms. The special menu had a nice variety that accommodated our group’s palate. We will definitely return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful thanksgiving experience! We were going for non-traditional after a tough 2022, and Equinox delivered! My carnivore daughter even said “if all vegetables were THIS delicious, I’d consider becoming vegan!” The rest of the meal was just as spectacular…might become our new tradition! Thank you to Equinox for a fabulous meal!
  16. k

    kosuth

    Pittsburgh

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Menu had different, not normally seen presentations, venison fillet, wraped with bacon, salmon roasted in phillo. Also a large vegan selection
  17. MF

    MichelleF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It’s more like casual fine dining than real fine dining for us. The space were too tight and everyone seems too loud and noisy, not that romantic dinner. Aperol cocktail was too little than it should be, Margarita was too strong in vodka and tasteless maybe they should improve their bartending because the cocktails at the cheap club taste better than that. We ordered a la carte for first course and main course, the portions quite big for Grill Octopus and taste great but the portions for Gnocchi Parmesan was too small compare to the octopus dish. Pork Chop were too salty, my partner even ate a whole big salt. Black Risotto in my Halibut way too salty and the halibut itself, the only thing better were the broccoli and small shredded butter lobster. So we couldn’t really enjoy our main course and decided to stop eating and not getting any dessert. Our server were so attentive and ask if everything was okay, well overall it was good but not that enjoyable and lovely dinner. So we still recommend Equinox but I hope they can improve everything in the future.
  18. S

    Steve

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    It was a nice experience but most entrees were like warm to cold. Special bouillabaisse was cool, very small portion for 48.00. Very nice waiter and hostess.
  19. Q

    Quester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place for a reunion dinner with old friends. The menu is heavily plant-based and includes great vegan options; the ambiance was welcoming and discrete; service was attentive and informative. The food was just amazing--especially the truffle risotto fritters--truly heavenly! my halibut dish was perfectly cooked.
  20. PC

    PamelaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. My meat-eating husband suggested meeting friends there recently after eating there last June. My only suggestion us that we all prefer hearing about each dish in person. That was so classy and nice to be able to ask questions. The QR code made me feel the waiters were always in a hurry...
  21. S

    Sfidog

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is the best vegan brunch around. Such a treat!
  22. VV

    VincentV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasting menu was excellent and a value. Wine list adventurous in a good way.
  23. C

    Cathy

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in cozy setting. Made for a very nice evening out.
  24. A

    Anon

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been here before but this time the Plant based tasting menu was superb! Every single course was very good to excellent, including dessert. Very good wine list. Service was excellent: non-intrusive, respectful, demure bit friendly. We will be back with family for the holidays! Its expensive but worth it from time to time.
  25. s

    sublover

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice selection of delicious vegan food!
  26. q

    quartet

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food has always been good, but it’s never been better. The ambulance is perfect. You can actually hear each other speak and they have round tables which facilitated our dinner for six.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Oct 30,2022 Excellent food and service! Good vibes and atmosphere! Highly recommend!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had only been to Equinox once before as we are from out of town. We love the service, the servers are so pleasant, helpful and want the customer to have the best experience. Thank you for it all!! We enjoyed it very much!!
  29. BS

    BillS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Equinox continues to be my favorite DC restaurant and one of the few in the area that provides a truly fantastic plant-based menu of options. Equinox also provides outstanding options for those who prefer meat options for everyone's enjoyment! The restaurant is cozy and when the weather is cooperating has a beautiful outdoor setting. Whether you go for dinner or their famous Sunday brunch, Equinox always delivers!
  30. IP

    InmanParkTom

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine, kind and welcoming staff! This was a very memorable meal. We'll be back!
  31. S

    Samantha

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was phenomenal but service needs some work. We were one of only 3 tables in there, and there was plenty of staff mulling around, but we still received poor service.
  32. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding vegan food. Creative. Excellent service.
  33. CA

    CatherineA

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took an old friend to dinner who was in town for a meeting. We enjoyed the plant filled walls, space between tables and subdued lighting and color scheme. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. We used our phones and QR codes to view menu and an electronic tablet to order drinks. Food was delicious and beautifully plated.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loveeeeeeeee Equinox 🤌🏽
  35. RD

    RustyD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didier was so warm and attentive, really enjoyed his style, similar to Gustavo, who we have had often. Great staff!
  36. MF

    MacyF

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Plant Based Brunch has changed from a buffet to an 8 course, tasting menu. Completely over-priced and odd to get two dishes at once, like pasta (that tasted like canned spaghetti O's) on the same plate as banana french toast.
  37. C

    Cayce

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Equinox are always spectacular. Their Sunday plant-based brunch is always a treat. Highly recommend, especially for a special occasion as it is on the pricier side.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Just go! Food was incredible! Every course so we’ll constructed and fresh
  39. DL

    DeeLisch

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best butternut soup and octopus salad ever. Well balanced dlavors and an exquisitely talented chef in Todd Gray who stopped by for a well deserved accolade. Wish we could’ve stayed longer to try other menu items. If you’re a foodie, measure any restaurant against this gold standard.
  40. t

    toddat

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Ok vegan options that were craving more flavor. When an aioli dipping sauce was the highlight you know something was lacking.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 3167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Equinox - DC

818 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I Street, N.W.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegan, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Red Line: Farragut North. Blue, Orange & Silver Lines: Farragut West.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Todd Gray

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-8118

  • Catering

    Equinox offers catering for all types of events.

  • Private party facilities

    Equinox can provide an artfully-designed and relaxed environment for you to host your next function for parties of 12 or more.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsea de Avila: (855) 223-4447

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