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818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Dupont Circle)
(202) 331-8118
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Ranked #678 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: I Street, N.W.
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.
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los angeles
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171 reviews 171 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We enjoyed a great meal here, with excellent service. Why 4 stars? The wine list is over priced, not much under $100 which I think is ridiculous. Also, I didn't love the artichoke - I thought it would be steamed, peel and eat, but it was deep fried - yuck! The risotto app is very yummy. The arugula & steak... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A restaurant grown-ups will appreciate. The servers were solicitous and attentive without extraneous flourishes. It is possible to have a conversation with your tablemates without shouting. The menu is inventive and interesting without straining for innovation. Prices are fair for the quality delivered. Highly recommended.

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Came with friends. The service is fine. The food ho hum. The prices...ugh. They are close to Farragut North Metro. Specialize in fish and other American dishes. Nothing to write home about

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Cheap environment, poor ingredients, poor cooking, good waiters who regret the sorry state of their place of employment

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Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

they have a really nice room for a group of 12 to 20 for business dinners or celebrations. Food quality was very high. The service was excellent. And best of all they know how to deal with celiacs Recommended

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great experience from the cocktails and wine to the appetizers, entrees and desserts. The service was excellent as was the menu and quality of the food. Will definitely be going back next chance i get.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were in town with a large group and 10 of us dined at Equinox on a Saturday night. We had a pre-set menu. The she-crab bisque was good, but a little salty. The salmon, which I ordered medium-rare, came out medium-well. My friend's tenderloin, which she ordered rare, appeared to cooked properly, but was so tough and chewy that... More 

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Whether sit down meal or quick bite with drinks at the bar, always great food! John, the bartender, attentive to customers and great with suggestions on food with drink pairing.

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Cincinnati, OH
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I ate dinner at this restaurant a couple nights ago with my friends. It was suggested by one of my friends, and there was outdoor seating, so on a perfect September evening it seemed like a good choice. There were several empty tables -- both inside and out -- so I was rather surprised when the hostess gave my friend... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

When I made the reservation for my SO's 34th birthday I wanted it to be very special. He was a 20+ year vegan and he never asks for much so I wanted to really wow him with the best, most expensive vegan tasting menu I could find in the area. Despite notifying the restaurant ahead of time that it was... More 

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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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