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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, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 10
    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
Creative Dishes, Sizeable Portions, Professional Service

First I should note that Trip Advisor lists this rrestaurant as in the DuPoint Circle area, but it's not, and in fact is a substantial distance away, just a blcok from Lafayette Park. There were several dishes that were really noteworthy, the fried green tomatoes was a very unusual preparation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
BerkeleyJohn
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Berkeley, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Even though this was a visit during restaurant week, the menu selection was varies and the ingredients and service were excellent. We even got amuse bouches. Outdoor seating was lovely. Wine selection likewise excellent. We have been to Equinox other than restaurant week and had the se reaction to the locally sourced menu and service

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Berkeley, California
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

First I should note that Trip Advisor lists this rrestaurant as in the DuPoint Circle area, but it's not, and in fact is a substantial distance away, just a blcok from Lafayette Park. There were several dishes that were really noteworthy, the fried green tomatoes was a very unusual preparation of a standard, which infused life into this dish, a... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Vegan brunch on Sunday was incredible. We really enjoyed meeting Chef Todd Gray while he prepared our tofu scramble; so friendly and welcoming. And the cauliflower was to die for!

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband made reservations here for my birthday and was unsure of wether his request for a booth had been received or not. But that's what we had on arrival and the waiter asked about my bday while I was away from it. The chef came out and his wife emailed my husband afterwards about not having gotten back to... More 

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Let me start by saying that I myself am a server and when people tell me it's their birthday I usually stick a candle in the dessert and plaster on a smile. But man, the servers at Equinox went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make me feel special! My boyfriend had told them when he made the reservation that it was... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to this restaurant with another couple. One of us follows a vegan diet, one of us has some significant food allergies and two of us will eat anything. They accommodated any and all requests to make adjustments to the menu. When one of the dishes accidentally included nuts for our nut allergen person, the restaurant compensated us with... More 

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Cayman Islands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went here for the vegan brunch on Sunday. The buffet was a little "off" as there was a large party in the restaurant which seemed to take most of the food off the buffet. Once this group had passed by the buffet it got back on track but just a watch out. The food was great, the cauliflower was amazing.... More 

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We celebrated a dear friend's retirement with the Sunday Vegan Brunch today. Besides great food, there was atmoshphere and service to match the food. It felt like we were all part of a big family. We were informed there was a wedding party going through the buffet line. Ellen Gray recommended we wait a bit, so that everything could be... More 

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Washington, DC
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158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This would be too expensive for my on a daily basis. However, the food was excellent and nicely presented. I was a good place for a business lunch. The chicken salad was a very good choice for a lighter lunch.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our party of six had dinner at Equinox this past Monday and, while the food was average, the most disappointing part of the meal was the check. We reviewed part of the check and discovered we were charged for three servings of an entrée when we only ordered one. We had not had a chance to review the rest of... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine

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