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Dupont Circle
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818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006-2702 (I Street, N.W.)
(202) 331-8118
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu has a page of plant-based items (all vegan) and a page with meat, chicken and seafood. It is a perfect destination for diverse dietary needs. The food was delicious - layered flavors beautifully plated. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We had the three-course tasting menu (you select what you have) paired with wines that complimented the food... More 

Thank Ruth20904
Washington, DC
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Creative dishes, impeccably prepared, and beautifully presented. What more could somoene ask for?! Oh, yes, the service was amazing -- attentive and warm. The room had a nice sense of style. There was a bit of a buzz in conversation, but not the least bit noisy.

Thank Carl B
Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having dinner in the US on the day arriving from Europe is always a challenge but the experience at Equinox was very enjoyable with nice staff and excellent food. The timing between the courses was perfect - I wouldn't mind returning some day!

Thank juliedebacker
silver spring, md
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the past two years as a vegan eater, I have had creative, delicious and satisfying meals at Equinox. No longer a vegan and looking forward to being able to order off the full menu, my husband and I made a reservation to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, an incident on Connecticut Ave forced the block to be closed... More 

1 Thank citygirl4evah
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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959 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A serious healthy farm to table ethos suffuses the menu and delivers in tasty fashion...nice fresh salad, salmon (a bit undercooked, which was fine for me, but might specify) on a bed of corn salsa and light but sweet creme brulee. Nice lunch indeed with attentive unobtrusive service.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Readers can tell that I am from Seattle, hence I am very picky about seafood. The redfish was cooked perfectly. And my colleagues said the biscuits and jam were delicious. Hence here is one of my rare five stars.

Thank John A
Frederick, Maryland
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Wife & I had dinner here Saturday to celebrate anniversary. When we made reservations, we requested quiet and reasonably well lit table. When we arrived, we were seated promptly by the receptionist at a table in a small room that was quiet and well lit - thank you! The food was terrific. We started with standard drinks (although the specials... More 

Thank tasmlusci
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Todd Gray and associates continuously create inventive menu items--quite a bit from local farmers and vendors, and always tasty and balanced Equinox has a very good extended Happy Hour as well---a very nice gathering place after work. The wait staff is seasoned and the bus staff particularly excellent.

Thank prontomac
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I was the lone vegan at the table. Equinox set the trend to be vegan friendly many years ago. Our table wound up ordering a series of small plates and most came from the vegan half of the menu. We were all amazed with the flavors and textures of each and every dish. Right side of the menu is all... More 

Thank Rebella
Malibu, California
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

My daughter sought out a D.C. restaurant as gift for special occasion, and a California girl asked her friend's N.Y. chef brother. I do not know what he was paid, but Equinox was one great disappointment. My wife and I went on a very slow Sunday evening for a belated celebration of our 45th anniversary. We were seated promptly, with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006-2702
    (I Street, N.W.)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: (202) 331-8118
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?