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818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006-2702
+1 202-331-8118
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“tofu scramble” (5 reviews)
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
818 Connecticut Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20006-2702
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Visited with my daughter, who is Vegan, while I do not eat meat. We appreciated having multiple options on the menu. Overall a good meal. I would definitely go back.

Thank TravelerLBetal
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

There seem to be some confusion with regards to who our server was. An older gentleman came up and asked if we needed a drink and I assumed he was the bartender. Then he continued to be our server for most of the evening. Unfortunately...More

Thank stallroad
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Equinox offers a very elegant dining venue. However the overall dining vibe is stiff and overdone. The menu is interesting, although somewhat limited. My guest & I know our way around elegant dining so we were looking forward to this dinner. Unfortunately the awkward plating...More

Thank Tootser0803
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I took a friend here for her birthday and we had an amazing experience. The service was incredible and perfectly attentive (not overly so, just the right amount) and the food and drink were delicious. We had appetizers, entrees, a dessert and a round or...More

Thank Karnina
ellen k, Owner at Equinox, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Karnina, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful space with a menu so diverse that it is truly hard to choose what to eat. Very professional and friendly staff that work very hard to make your visit as perfect as possible. I enjoyed Chef Gray's Yellow Heirloom Tomato and Pineapple Gazpacho, followed...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Were guests of a couple who had been to this restaurant before...the reason it was selected was that we had a vegetarian and a vegan to satisfy...this restaurant really did not disappoint...service was good...we sat outside in the patio area on a beautiful D.C. Sunday...More

Thank 555dlm
ellen k, Owner at Equinox, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. We pride ourselves on our focus on fresh, tasty vegan & vegetarian cuisine so are delighted you all enjoyed your meal. We hope to serve you all again soon.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you are a vegetarian and a foodie, this is the place for you in DC. They have an interesting range of options. I am not Vegan, but was with friends who were. They describe their veg-only foods as, "plant-based." Me? I had the spectacular...More

Thank CubanPete
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

My sister & I had dinner here on a Saturday evening in June. We selected this restaurant based on written reviews and a few verbal recommendations. Alas! While the staff was friendly the dining room ambiance was stiff. My sister and I have an avid...More

Thank Tootser0803
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This place is spectacular. If you're staying nearby and want a fancy dinner, Equinox is the place for you. Whether as a couple or a group, you will not be disappointed. Half the menu is vegan and the other is regular. Everyone has a choice...More

Thank Michael P
ellen k, General Manager at Equinox, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Wow, thank you for your wonderful words Michael, we really appreciate it. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of serving you again in the future.

Reviewed 7 July 2017

We were traveling with friends who are vegan and the vegan brunch here on Sundays was EXCEPTIONAL! We were there during the Pride March and had 9 of us show up for brunch. They were very kind and accommodating and we hot and sweaty, but...More

Thank Amy G
ellen k, Owner at Equinox, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Wow, thank you so much for this wonderful review Amy. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and are happy to have helped cool you guys down.

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Michelle B
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Business casual no jeans
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Response from prontomac | Reviewed this property |
For some of their entrees they offer a small portion/appetizer size--and if you are like me--it is nice to orchestrate a little tasting menu of your own with several components
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-331-8118
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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