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818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
(202) 331-8118
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Ranked #409 of 2,639 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
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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115 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was our third visit to Equinox, the previous two visits were at private wine dinners in the small private dining room (that has been used by the Obamas on occasion). While our table was very well located and comfortable, and the service provided by Moses was very attentive, the food was not that special. I loved the flavor of... More

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rochester new york
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97 reviews 97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Three of the four meal selections were delicious: scallops, salmon, pasta. The only one that was rather mediocre was the duck. Definitely try the sides - the mac and cheese and the swiss chard were excellent and it works well to have one side for two people to share. Servers were helpful and attentive.

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139 reviews 139 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I don't know how he does it--but Todd Gray manages to turn a simple entree salad into a memorable lunch. My lunch consisted of perfectly dressed greens with perfect artichokes and topped with a succulent and superbly seasoned grilled Maryland Quail (hint: not the former VP's wife--who was Marilyn Quayle).

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We dined here with a small group for a business dinner. The restaurant has a low key vibe, which is nice for DC. We dine out a lot worldwide and this was a very good meal. Appetizers were very good and the amuse bouche - smoked fish, was a hit at our table. Salads and main courses were exceptional. Several... More

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Arlington, Virginia, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you are looking for good food, Todd Gray's done a great job. We came here to celebrate one of our anniverseries and were not blown away by the crowd on a Tuesday night but were definately blown away by the food. As its very close to the white house, there were lot of black coats dining here. If you... More

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Gainesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We dined on a Friday evening with friends while in DC for the weekend. We were expecting great things given the reviews we read, however, we weren't impressed with any of our entrees. The highlight of the evening's food offering was the chef's complementary spring rolls brought to the table soon after we sat down. They were good and left... More

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Newton, Mass
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131 reviews 131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The food here is good enough. Not really quite as good as the price (and putting your chef's name on the door) would suggest, but good enough. However, avoid sitting in the atrium when the restaurant is crowded, especially at a table for six. You won't be able to hear your companions above the din. For instance, if you are... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Todd Gray and his wife have built Equinox into a local institution. I have probably eaten there a hundred times (a guess) over ten years. The food is always first rate, creative, elegant, and uses local produce and meat. The atrium room is very bright. I eat there for business or with friends. Todd himself is a terrific fellow, often... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were extremely disappointed in this restaurant. Overpriced for what was served. We had looked at the menu on line and were looking forward to our meal. We ate there on the Sunday evening after Valentines day. They had their limited Valentine menu. We chose the 3 course meal. Portion sizes were small at best. What food we had was... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Went restaurant week and the wine glass was chipped, and they were giving out stickers on taxi receipts for free drinks at the bar. Food was ok but not what I would have expected.

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