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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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5:30 pm - 10:30 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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Group Dinner Experience

I ate here with a group of 22 people that were in town for a conference. The group dining area was cold and had a draft as it seemed to be more of a covered outdoor or summer section of the restaurant. The starter salad was quite good with beets, greens and oranges. The main dish was steak but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
teachartz
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I ate here with a group of 22 people that were in town for a conference. The group dining area was cold and had a draft as it seemed to be more of a covered outdoor or summer section of the restaurant. The starter salad was quite good with beets, greens and oranges. The main dish was steak but the... More 

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Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went here the Day before Valentine's Day, but they still were offering a four-course special menu. We chose: Sweet Jesus Oyster Stew / Celery Root / Parsnip / Black Truffle Black Trumpet Mushroom Crespelle / Jerusalem Artichoke / Meyer Lemon Spinach / Pickled Shallots Ravioli of Main Lobster / Cara Cara Orange / Heirloom Beet Coulis / Artichoke Chips Pan... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

The Sunday Vegan brunch at Equinox is an amazing culinary experience with so many levels of flavor for each dish! The French toast is out of this world, and the tofu scramble easily had 16 ingredients to choose from. Easily the best brunch I've ever had, Equinox is a restaurant that cannot be missed. If you're looking for vegan fare... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Met all expectations. Pricing was what I expected for the quality & location. Entree selections well thought out & enticing. Nice wine list. Only issue might be dessert costs - too high for what you get. Quality there but very little on plate.

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Alexandria VA
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224 reviews 224 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Friends and I visited during restaurant week which isn't always the best time to get a good idea re a restaurant's cooking or service. Despite the crowds, we had a very nice meal with good service - we all had the short rib main plate which was excellent and we all took some home. Great, if pricey, wine by the... More 

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Pavia, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We greatly concluded our two-days stay in Washington with a dinner at Equinox. Very good food, very nice atmosphere and we could find a good table even without booking. You can really enjoy good food always keeping in mind that good food means high price in US, but it definitely deserve.

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you want cheap food, eat fast food, if you want VERY good food, this is the place. Our concierge said that this place was a "can't miss" restaurant. She was right. Very mellow and casual, considering the high level of the food. I started with the quail and had the lamb. My wife had the short ribs and sirloin.... More 

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Reston
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178 reviews 178 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Service was excellent and clearly a place you would be comfortable taking clients or celebrating a birthday which is why I was there. Expensive but with that air that you expect for the price. The food was very good. We also were accommodating some picky eaters. I liked the place but location while convenient in downtown, has others beating it... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After seating me and my client for lunch our, server asked us if we would prefer still or sparkling water. My client immediately responded still, as I assumed he wanted to spare me the expense of paying for sparkling water. When the water was served in a reusable bottle, I had no reason to expect that they would be charging... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I honestly do not understand the appeal of this place, especially considering the relative cost. With our sixth wedding anniversary approaching, my wife and I were looking forward to a nice dinner. We both work in downtown DC, dine out regularly, and she's vegetarian. So we selected Equinox. Every element was a disappointment and we will NOT be returning. The... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Equinox staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?