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818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006-2702
+1 202-331-8118
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006-2702
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Reviews (256)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My sister & I had dinner here on a Saturday evening in June. We selected this restaurant based on written reviews and a few verbal recommendations. Alas! While the staff was friendly the dining room ambiance was stiff. My sister and I have an avid...More

Thank Tootser0803
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is spectacular. If you're staying nearby and want a fancy dinner, Equinox is the place for you. Whether as a couple or a group, you will not be disappointed. Half the menu is vegan and the other is regular. Everyone has a choice...More

Thank Michael P
ellen k, General Manager at Equinox, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thank you for your wonderful words Michael, we really appreciate it. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of serving you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling with friends who are vegan and the vegan brunch here on Sundays was EXCEPTIONAL! We were there during the Pride March and had 9 of us show up for brunch. They were very kind and accommodating and we hot and sweaty, but...More

Thank Amy G
ellen k, Owner at Equinox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much for this wonderful review Amy. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and are happy to have helped cool you guys down.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The chef is outstanding and ready to make special modifications to the menu items. The food is artistic and suitable for a photo. This is not a place for simple dishes. You will be able to experience new tastes. Gazpacho soup with crab meet. Scallops...More

Thank HGraham186402
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Equinox has been at the top of the DC restaurants list for many years. It keeps the quality and options in the menu that have been its trademark. It is one of the few DC restaurants where you can choose from a standard or a...More

Thank 947eduardo
ellen k, Owner at Equinox, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow thank you for your wonderful review Eduardo! We are delighted you hold us in such high regard and we look forward to continuing to impress you in the future.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

A large group of us reserved a banquet room and had a cocktail reception and sit-down dinner. The service was excellent - several waiters constantly circulated to serve appetizers and refill drinks. The food was excellent and timing was great - it can be hard...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We have a tendency to frequent the same restaurants when we visit D.C. Last night we decided to branch out and try a new place! If you read about Equinox you will find out that the chef tries to use local products as much as...More

Thank Teresa S
ellen k, Owner at Equinox, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Wow, thank you for your wonderful review Teresa. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Equinox and we would love to see you again soon. Hopefully next time, we can get you sat in the sunroom.

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

A power lunch place with great dinner menu. The service was good and the food was delicious. We ordered different dishes, Maryland crab cakes, soft shell crabs and fish. A couple of white wine and to finish sorbet for the table. Id recommend this restaurant,...More

Thank JAV_2008724
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

My best friend who is vegan took me, a vegetarian, here for my birthday dinner. We chose to do the 5-course plant-based tasting menu paired with wine. I'm not even sure I have the words to describe how amazing it was to have course after...More

Thank halfhis0range
ellen k, Owner at Equinox, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Wow, thank you for your kind words. We were delighted to read about your experience with us and are so happy you enjoyed your experience. We pride ourselves on our vegan & vegetarian cuisine and hope to impress you again in the future.

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I love this place! Fresh, local, changing menu with decent prices in DC. Right off Farragut Metro station. First time I visited, they had truffle specials. Next time, fall vegetables. This time it was a spring menu. Always count on a great variety Sit out...More

Thank roxpwhite
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Michelle B
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Business casual no jeans
Neal L
19 October 2015|
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Response from prontomac | Reviewed this property |
For some of their entrees they offer a small portion/appetizer size--and if you are like me--it is nice to orchestrate a little tasting menu of your own with several components
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006-2702
    (I Street, N.W.)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-331-8118
Please come join Todd & Ellen Gray and the Equinox staff to delight in some of the seasons best flavors from the mid-atlantic region.
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