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Equinox

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Dupont Circle
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818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006 (I Street, N.W.)
(202) 331-8118
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Please come join Todd & Ellen Gray and the Equinox staff to delight in...
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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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A very good venue for business lunches in the heart of Washington DC. Centrally located, respectable, tasty food, good service, affordable (factoring in Washington normal prices).

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Ariel L
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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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141 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A very good venue for business lunches in the heart of Washington DC. Centrally located, respectable, tasty food, good service, affordable (factoring in Washington normal prices).

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very disappointed with the Equinox restaurant. We met the chef at the bar and were really impressed by his enthusiasm - sadly, the staff did not share that enthusiasm and did not deliver a customer friendly experience. My friend and I wanted to enjoy the Vegan Tasting menu that the chef had recommended. My friend inquired if the Vegan Tasting... More 

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Tiberias, Israel
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Chic location, amazing atmoshpere. loved the place. great service, reasonable prices. book ahead, as you will not get a table at the last moment

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We very much enjoyed our Sunday Adventure prix fixed tasting menu. Not only was it interesting, creative, tasty and presented well, but it was a remarkable value, especially along with the wine tasting which accompanied the meal; the wine was amply poured with explanations offered by the server. We explained our dietary needs and were presented with five very interesting... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I normally skip by leaving reviews, but as i use them to base my judgement on the quality of a hotel, i felt the need to do so here. Everything about this hotel is brilliant, the location is pretty much on chain bridge, the hotel is stunning, the staff are fantastic, the rooms are great and it is attached to... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We are nearby local DC folks and enjoy going to Equinox for dinner at the bar with John, their bartender. Always a treat--always something good on the menu or in the kitchen. Equinox is a solid, stable restaurant worth a visit by anyone traveling to DC. Pasta, fish and specialties of the night--always great.

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Southern England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This restaurant is just north of the White House. Tasteful decor. Delicious food - I particularly liked the oyster

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Four of us went for lunch and sat outside on a glorious May afternoon. The food was as excellent also most reviewers have been saying for years. Highlights were the almost filler-free crabcakes, and the grilled asparagus side three of us had as an appetizer because the special asparagus (which sounded even more delicious) was out when we sat down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a wonderful experience last night at Equinox! The restaurant is lovely, well appointed and welcoming. The table was beautifully set, the service attentive. I had the vichyssoise which was creamy and delicious. In our group we had the scallops, beef and veal, all artfully presented and delectable. The key lime and coconut desert was sublime. The wine selection was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Wonderful food, friendly excellent service and a beautiful room for an upscale DC dinner. Truffled risotto fritters an unusual and tasty starter and the halibut, which has to be really fresh to be good, was exquisite. Others enjoyed the duck breast and a scallop and shrimp combo. Valet parking and around the corner from a Metro station.

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Additional Information about Equinox

Address: 818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: (202) 331-8118
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006
    (I Street, N.W.)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: (202) 331-8118

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Please come join Todd & Ellen Gray and the Equinox staff to delight in some of the seasons best flavors from the mid-atlantic region.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?