Sequoia

4.5
5812 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!

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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Our famous Mother's Day Buffet Brunch is back! With all COVID safety protocols and procedures in place of course! Treat your mother after a crazy year to an experience to remember, from crab legs, rack of lamb to made to order omelets. We have everything that will satisfy a family!

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vipdinnerdiner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Slowwwwwwwww service. As long as you have time for it it’s worth it. But diner beware!

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Good morning! We appreciate the feedback and apologize the experience was delayed. We are glad you enjoyed and hope to better serve you in the future!

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rebeccan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful brunch buffet. With endless mimosas. Definitely coming again.

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DontezCollins
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was for 2:00pm. Upon booking the reservation, I was aware that there was a two hour table limit. I had confirmed the reservation via the text message service. Due to traffic, (living two hours away), we arrived at 2:30. When we arrived, we were told that the restaurant had already did last call and was not seating anyone else because the kitchen was closing at 2:45pm. This doesn't make sense. With a two hour table limit, we expected that as long as we got there by 3:00pm we were fine. I was disappointed. It was never communicated in advance that the kitchen closes at 2:45pm and that they take last calls at 2:15pm. We had to rush to find another place to eat being that this was a business trip and we had an entire day planned.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for a upscale restaurant very nice views

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BlakSayle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enjoyable evening on the Potamoc with expansive indoor and outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was slow, desert was awful, apps and entrees were good. Seems like quality overall has gone down since COVID.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate the feedback and apologize the experience was delayed. We hope to better serve you in the future and would love an opportunity to host you again. Please reach out to Annie Chien achien@sequoiadc.co

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Melissa
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for an hour-long lunch. Terrace is great, service was fast.

Sequoia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, we hope you come back soon!

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vip1whoeatsoutalot
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our poor server was overwhelmed and had no support. He was trying but ... the oysters were great. The ciopino was loaded with seafood but the broth had the flavor of dishwater. It’s such a nice location, such a shame it can never break the tourist level of food.

Sequoia
Responded on April 28, 2021

We certainly value your feedback and will use this an opportunity to better serve our guests in the future. We hope to welcome you back in the future and win you over!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food could have been a lot hotter, crab legs was not good at all. The quality of the food seems like it has changed

Sequoia
Responded on April 27, 2021

Good afternoon! We appreciate your feedback and will use this as an opportunity to better serve our guests in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for Sunday brunch. A little pricey but I enjoyed the view outside and the food was delicious!

Sequoia
Responded on April 28, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed our Sunday brunch and we hope to see you back in the future!

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Yayyy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably the best service I’ve ever had in DC. Had brunch with Sergio as the waiter. This guy was exceptional. I only want him as my server from here in out! His attention to detail and familiarity with people is nothing short of fantastic. He needs a raise! He took care of my lady as though she were his own and also treated me as a long time friend. He did this from a very genuine place and wasn't doing it solely for a tip. I cant even put his service into any more words but ALWAYS ask for Sergio!

Sequoia
Responded on April 27, 2021

Good afternoon! Thank you for the kind words, we are so glad Sergio took such great care of you! We feel very fortunate to have him on our team. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My girls and I have not seen each other for a while so we décédés to meet for dinner and I’m glad we choose Sequoia. Everything was good and fun.

Sequoia
Responded on April 27, 2021

Good afternoon! We are so happy you experienced a great time at Sequoia. We look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you!

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vipCapsFan2020
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious!

Sequoia
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us, we are so glad you enjoyed the experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

We went for dinner. The ciopponi was so bad. The broth was flavorless. I had the crab fried rice, which when I ate initially tasted off but ignored. A couple hours later I was throwing it up.

The drinks were good though. I won’t be returning

Sequoia
Responded on April 27, 2021

Good afternoon! We are so sorry for your experience and we would love the opportunity to make this right. We value feedback to better serve our guests. Please contact Annie Chien at 202.944.4200.

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vipPresMitchell
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

My partner and I went here for a double date with friends of ours. I was the only one to have been there prior to this dinner date, mostly for business meetings. Great service and amazing views!

Sequoia
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Sequoia. We look forward to hosting you in the near future again!

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GraceR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, great view. However, we came for the lavender mimosas I had heard so much about and they didn’t have them so I was very sad about that :( wish they had more vegetarian options on the brunch menu

Sequoia
Responded on April 27, 2021

Good afternoon! Thank you for the kind words, we are so glad George took such great care of you! Our mimosa flavors changes weekly, we are so sorry you missed out on the lavender ones. We appreciate the feedback and will use it as an opportunity to improve service with our guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service. Great social distancing

Sequoia
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! We are making it a top priority to keep our guests safe!

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BetterTommorrow
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We where there for lunch on a Monday. They were not busy so it was quiet and the staff were very attentive. We were indoors by the window...there outside space is beautiful but it was a bit chilly. We were well socially distanced. Food was very good.

Sequoia
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and we looked forward to hosting you again!

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Myaa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our waiter was very nice, this hostesses; not as much. They weren’t very professional & they kind of ruined my experience.

Sequoia
Responded on April 21, 2021

We appreciate the feedback and will use it as an opportunity to serve our guests better in the future!. That is certainly not the impression we want our guests to leave with.

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vipjll600
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Not to sound snarky but I literally thought I had Covid. Meaning that the food was literally tasteless. I feel so bad for the serving staff in the midst of this horrible situation with pandemic restrictions and I realize that there are incredible pressures on the restaurant industry. Financially I just don’t even understand how they survive but I must admit that this was probably the worst meal i’ve had in Washington DC. They have a wonderful location with a beautiful view and that is a plus. Unfortunately wait times were horrible. Piña colada brought without a straw… Straw arrive 15 minutes later. Hamburger for $20 completely tasteless. Thai style Rice dish absolutely tasted like nothing. Literally nothing. Not bad mind you but no taste at all. I left a 20% tip as usual because the waiters are getting killed and making no money but I will not be coming back. I have been a long time customer at Sequoia for more than 20 years and was very disappointed. Good news was there was a Mexican restaurant that I noticed is in the Washington Harbor as well and that’s run by a Colombian family who owns other locations where I’ve eaten before and I know that their food is amazing. Very sad to see this development for Sequoia. Very sad.

Sequoia
Responded on April 20, 2021

We appreciate the feedback and will use it as an opportunity to serve our guests better in the future. We would love the opportunity to host you again. Please reach out directly to Annie Chien, General Manager achien@sequoiadc.co to be able to assist with a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great but a little disappointed that the frose drinks weren’t available.

Sequoia
Responded on April 20, 2021

We appreciate the feedback and will use it as an opportunity to serve our guests better in the future! I would love to discuss this further as we do offer Frozen drinks on Sunday. Please reach out directly to Annie Chien, General Manager achien@sequoiadc.co so we can try and make this right!

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VaniaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. My second time and will be going again.

Sequoia
Responded on April 20, 2021

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

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kww125
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sequoia remains one of our favorite brunch spots in DC! With great views of the Potomac and outstanding food, this is a “must try” experience!

Sequoia
Responded on April 20, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was my wife’s birthday. The restaurant was nice and the food was great . Only issues I had was one I was coming from out of town couldn’t find the place, no signs or advertisements indicating where to go or where to park. My waitress brought our drinks never brought straws, and my wife had dessert she never bought her a fork to eat with.

Sequoia
Responded on April 20, 2021

We appreciate the feedback and will use it as an opportunity to serve our guests better in the future!

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GarJos
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have heard a lot about the AYCE bottomless drinks brunch at Sequoia and was very excited to try it. Given the level of detail and attention that I had heard about and the attention given when I answered the phone to confirm my reservation, I would think that they would give more pertinent information regarding the menu. Over the phone they described the fare as tapas style all you can eat. When I got to the restaurant the server let my friend and I know that they have a theme every weekend and it is always changing - this weekend was southern food. My disappointment was quite great as I don’t care for southern food and certainly don’t think it is worth $65.00. With that important information, I would’ve made my reservation for a different weekend. While it is all you can eat, the menu consists of approx 16 items and everything is served on a small plate as 1 piece - I was looking for tapas style to have 2-3 pieces of each item on the plate. Additionally I was miffed with the hostess that seated us, we chose to sit outside for social distancing and fresh air/sunshine and the she intentionally bypassed many empty tables in the sunshine with beautiful views of the river and attempted to seat us in the shade under the concrete overhang, around the corner behind many bushes, with no view and the windchill was under 50 degrees. When we asked to sit at one of the other tables she responded with “it was worth a shot to try” and moved us to a sunny bright table. During the 2 hours that we were there she didn’t “attempt” to seat anyone else in that area. I will not plan to return as $100 for 8 plates/pieces of southern food and 2 mimosas was not worth it.

Sequoia
Responded on April 20, 2021

We appreciate the feedback and will use it as an opportunity to serve our guests better in the future! We would love the opportunity to host you again. Please reach out directly to Annie Chien, General Manager achien@sequoiadc.co to be able to assist with a reservation.

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vipLoveforfoodie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food used to be much better quality for the price. The ambiance was just okay and the experience seemed impersonal and rushed.

The food came out quickly but still seemed cold and not 100% fresh. The menu options sound good but the food doesn’t meet the standards or expectations.

Sequoia
Responded on April 20, 2021

We appreciate the feedback and will use it as an opportunity to serve our guests better in the future! We would love the opportunity to host you again. Please reach out directly to Annie Chien, General Manager achien@sequoiadc.co to be able to assist with a reservation.

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Vonnie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The calamari was excellent. Sweet and succulent. Salmon was buttery and cooked just right. This was my first visit and I know I will be returning.

Sequoia
Responded on April 20, 2021

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

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vipDan1
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, food, and view!

Sequoia
Responded on April 16, 2021

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

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Alex326
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great setting overlooking the Potomac River. Food was decent but not super. Server was extremely polite but service was a bit on the slow side, especially when it came to clearing plates.

Sequoia
Responded on April 16, 2021