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818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006-2702
+1 202-331-8118
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006-2702
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite DC restaurants.. and they didn't disappoint today for lunch. Two couples enjoyed crab cakes, grilled shrimp and their chicken salad salad. A nice glass of wine, and shared desserts.. perfect, professional service. A long time D.C. Favorite with fresh flavors, seasonal...More

Thank SouthernTravel
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I my wife and a friend went las night, we have wanted to go to Equinox for quite a while, and we were not disappointed. Nice, relaxed, un-stuffy place, excellent service, very, very good food. I came in looking to have what my friend ended...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Recently had dinner at Equinox with colleagues and it was superb in every way. Food was innovative, fresh and delicious. The service was excellent and the restaurant was lively. I hope to return soon!

Thank nancyn1968
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Michelle B
what is the dress code?
21 June 2017|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Business casual no jeans
Neal L
I am looking at the online menu for dinner entrees. Why are two prices listed? What does that mean?
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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