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Promotions

Saturday's Sparkling Rosé Brunch With A View!!!

Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Sunday Brunch Buffet with Bottomless Mimosas

Sundays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Burger & Bourbon $30

Mondays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Snow Crab Claws & Stella Draft $35

Tuesdays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

12 East Coast Oyster & Bottle of House Champagne

Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Lobster & Sofia Rosé $35

Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Promotions

Saturday's Sparkling Rosé Brunch With A View!!!

Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Details

Endless Selection Of Shareable Plates & Free Flowing Brunch Cocktails $39.95. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Jul 18, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 on Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

Sunday Brunch Buffet with Bottomless Mimosas

Sundays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Details

Wake up to All You Care To Enjoy Sunday Brunch Buffet at Sequoia! $64.95/person. Stations include omelets, raw bar, sushi, poke, pasta, cheese and charcuterie, salad, crab cakes and desserts. Excludes Tax and Tip. Reservation are for inside only. Special valid Aug 21, 2017 - Nov 1, 2017 on Sundays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Burger & Bourbon $30

Mondays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Sequoia Burger and a flight of three Bourbons. Excludes Tax and Tip. Only available at our Bar and Lounge area. Special valid Aug 21, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017 on Mondays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Snow Crab Claws & Stella Draft $35

Tuesdays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

1lb of Snow Crab Claws and Stella Draft for $35. Only available at our Bar and Lounge area. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 21, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017 on Tuesdays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

12 East Coast Oyster & Bottle of House Champagne

Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

A dozen delicious East Coast oysters and a bottle of our house champagne for only $35. A great way to get over hump day!!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Available in our Bar and Lounge area only. Special valid Aug 21, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017 on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Lobster & Sofia Rosé $35

Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Start your weekend early with our 1 1/4lb Lobster & Sofia Rosé for $35. Only available at our Bar and Lounge. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 21, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017 on Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

About Sequoia

The newly renovated Sequoia Restaurant is filled with contemporary art featuring Hitoshi Kuriyama's neon sign, glass, vacuum tube light installation in the main dining room, Isidro Blasco’s Lincoln Memorial in the lobby, and Arne Quinze's large-scale, site-specific sculpture in the garden as well several smaller art installations. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, DC, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer magnificent views of the Kennedy Center, Roosevelt Bridge, Roosevelt Island, Key Bridge, and the Virginia skyline. Dine in the main dining room, on the mezzanine, outside on the terrace, or in the private state room and enjoy some of the finest American cuisine in Washington, DC.

3000 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:00 – 3:00 / Dinner: 5:00- 10-00
Monday – Thursday: Lunch 11:30 – 10:00
Friday - 11:30 – 11:00
Saturday Brunch: 10:00 - 3:30 / Dinner 5:00 - 11:00

Cross street:
30th

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 944-4200

Website:
http://www.sequoiadc.com/

Parking Details:
Located directly underneath the restaurant, the Colonial parking lot is located at the corner of 30th and K streets. Enter the garage and follow the signs for level P2. Once on the P2 level follow the signs to Sequoia. The elevator has direct access into the restaurant.

Public Transport:
Ten minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Orange/Blue lines)

Executive Chef:
Fanor Balderrama

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For over twenty years, Sequoia has been a landmark for fine dining by the Potomac. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide a majestic view of the nearby Kennedy Center, the historic Watergate Hotel and Potomac River. Our three-tier outdoor terrace situated along the Potomac offers a dynamic atmosphere featuring a mesquite wood-fired grill, sensational drinks, and our renowned River Bar. Our eminent chefs create culinary triumphs everyday to ensure your dining experience is unforgettable.
*State Room: 100-120
*Main Dining Room: 300-500
*Mezzanine: 50-150
*Patio: 600pl
Menu available upon request.

Sequoia Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.6

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Waterfront (110)
Scenic View (101)
Special Occasions (85)
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Outdoor Eating (81)
Good for a Date (77)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Brunch (62)
Group Bookings (58)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Romance (49)
Fun (46)
People Watching (46)
Hot Spot (42)
Worth the Drive (40)
Business Meals (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Casual (26)
Lunch (24)
Happy Hour (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Healthy (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Child Friendly (12)
Neighbourhood Gem (11)
Authentic (10)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Cosy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

5 year reunion

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·Dined 2 days ago

Large, wide variety of food. Nice waterfront location. Little pricey but worth it!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Girlfriend was in towns

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great space and food but service was very slow.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

We did the bottomless brunch Saturday and the weather was beautiful so we sat outside on there patio. First it was difficult to find a 4 top that wasn't in direct sun because they wouldn't let 4 people sit at a 5 person table. After we found a semi-shaded table, our waitress came over and got our drink orders and started us out with the appetizers. All the food was great but as time went on the rest of our orders that morning kept on coming out slower and slower till finally our orders were forgotten pretty much. They may have a slight issue with their food running because we noticed the tables next to us got what looked like our exact orders and then we would hear "oh we actually didn't order that but we'll take it!". So that was disappointing. Also our waitress stopped coming to us, so we waited a while for drink refills, she blamed the computer system but she seemed very frazzled once the patio started getting fuller. I would definitely suggest going over your bill at the end, yes it's a fixed price for brunch but they charged us for 5 people instead of 4 and after endless mimosas that could easily be missed.

So overall, I think the price is a little steep for the mimosa/rose brunch because you could tell the champagne was a cheaper quality, the food was great IF it came out to you right a way and they could work on their food running system.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very good business dinner; food and service was superb!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a great experience at Sequoia from start to finish. The renovations we're beautiful. The hostess was very generous to seat us exactly where we requested. Our server was friendly, professional and efficient. Everything she recommended was delicious. When our eyes were bigger than our stomach, she was honest and told us it was one too many and she was right. The tuna taquitos were the highlight of the meal. Loved everything, we will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 October 2017

First time back st Sequoia in years. Very good experience. Food was how I remembered it in the good years of the restaurant. The service teams were attentive and friendly. Food was amazing. Well presented. Excellent overall.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Our server Rich (Bruce Willis) made the experience and amazing one.. Will be back and will be requesting his sections.

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 (Miami)·Dined on 15 October 2017

The food was excellent! Each station was delish!! The wait staff, and maitre D were all very attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

I was very happy the way that they treat us our server he was very nice he's name was osbaldo everybody was nice and friendly the manager was really good she was very nice friendly she came to our table to ask if everything was okay I just love the place my favorite spot for brunch I highly recommended the food was delicious clean one of the best brunch in DC that I've been

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

More reasonable than four seasons and better choices of food

Tags: Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

How can you not enjoy unlimited mimosas?! Food was great and service was superb

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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Food3
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Our servers were very professional and made the environment very friendly for a big group. We had an awesome homecoming dinner and would come here again!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 October 2017

Excellent lunch all around. Restaurant was relatively quiet. The lady at the host stand greeted us warmly. Server was very attentive and professional. Really great seafood choices on the menu. We had the cioppinno and seared tuna. Really enjoyed both dishes.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Beautiful decor and view of Kennedy center. Food was good, but not outstanding. We had excellent service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

While the cuisine was good, and the presentation was fine, a vegetarian entrée would be appreciated. An unexpected chili aioli on the cucumber mango salad made the second half unpalatable.

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, People Watching, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Nice to see this majestic restaurant open after an extended close;
food was best as before.
Wine list was quite weak....disappointing.
We give wine tours in Sonoma and Napa and understand quality.

Service was professional and polite

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Birthday brunch was amazing. Definitely your moneys worth!

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Food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Food is good but service was uncoordinated and slow in some regards but fast otherwise.
We ordered drinks but didn't come out until after we finished our appetizers.
Bread was supposed to come out at the beginning but didn't come out until the main meal. We were told this was because they were making the bread but when it came it clearly had been made well before in the day.
Overall atmosphere and food is good just the waiters and kitchen are out of sync with each other which takes away from the experience and can be frustrating.

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·Dined on 8 October 2017

Fantastic outdoor dining on the Potomac complete with a beautiful (and huge)glass art installation and a view of the Kennedy Center in the background. You can dock your boat in front of the restaurant. Music from the bar could be heard on the patio but was not a distraction.
Sergio our waiter was very attentive and gave superb service. He suggested a very nice cabernet while we waited on our food. The seafood linguine in red sauce had just the right amount of heat as did the spaghetti with veal meatballs.

Honestly I would have been happy with a PB & J. The view at night is awesome!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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Food1
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

The occasion was my b'day dinner with my boyfriend. The service was great but the food was horrible. I ordered medium well steak which came medium rare. My boyfriend hated his sea food as well. Overall it was a nice atmosphere for a date but the food could have been better.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Haven't been to Sequoia in years. Atmosphere is amazing. Food was not as good as I remember. The staff knew it and was very accommodating.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

The Sparkling Rosé Brunch was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday. The food was amazing and thanks to our waiter, Freddy, we got to taste everything on the menu! The Frozen Rosé cocktails were the icing on the cake!!!

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Anniversary

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Food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Our disabled guest had great difficulty getting in to Sequoia; it would have been helpful if restaurant had provided information on access for the handicapped when we made our reservation (and indicated that we had a disabled guest). Service was good, and setting of restaurant is nice.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Great view of the Kennedy Center and Potomac. The manager was very attentive, and we received great service all around.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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Food2
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on 4 October 2017

The restaurant has a great setting but the food was mediocre and the service was almost non-existent. Would not return to this restaurant .

Tags: Waterfront
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 October 2017

We had a wonderful experience! The staff was attentive and pleasant, the food was delicious and the ambiance was outstanding! We will be coming back next month!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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Food3
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 (San Diego)·Dined on 1 October 2017

Beautiful space on waterfront. Newly renovated. All you can enjoy with lots of options. Pricey for buffet, but alcohol included - $71 per person!

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

Great evening meal on the patio. Loved the duck tacos. Everything was great except our entree order got lost and we had to wait longer but the staff gave us a free beer to help with the wait. Definitely going back!

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating
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Food2
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 29 September 2017

We recently moved back to DC. We had not been to Sequoia in over 15 years. We were excited to go back and enjoy the great restaurant we had fond memories of. Unfortunately, we were disappointed in the quality of food and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

The entire experience was excellent. My date and I are still talking about the night out. Best dinner experience I've had in a long while. The wait time wasn't long at all. The service was really great. The waitress/ waiters/ hosts were very professional. The outside seating with a view was superb. There was this modern approach to the dining experience and it was greatly appreciated.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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 (New England)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Awesome dining experience. A must dining experience while in the D.C. Area.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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Food3
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 26 September 2017

We had an unusual experience with this restaurant. There was a private event inside and that might have contributed to us waiting 55 minutes outside for our entrees. Mine was very nice but my husband's Ahi Tuna was over cooked-2x. The manager was very nice and responsive, but like I say this was an unexpected experience with this restaurant and we probably won't return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 24 September 2017

I made birthday reservations there. The view is stunning and I'm sure even more so at night. We (party of eight) couldn't stay long because of another event that we had planned however I certainly plan to return and possibly on a date. The only draw back is the manager and staff were running around setting up tables and chairs at the opening time which made it appear chaotic and unorganized, but I'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 24 September 2017

Awesome service and amazing food for brunch!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Went with friends for my birthday

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Great seething for evening dining outside but service was slow. Food is good but not memorable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Few frustrating points and some positives:
- Walked up and saw that there were plenty of outside tables still available and granted we did not have a reservation, figured it was worth a shot and asked if we could get in (2 people) and we were told by the hostess they were completely sold out for the evening. Did not make sense since there were at least 20 tables open. I opened up my Open Table app and made a reservation for 2 at the exact time we were standing there and it was available. Went back to hostess and we were seated. Definitely a strange customer service tactic???
- The service was probably the slowest I have ever experienced. Our waiter was completely out of sorts and forgot what we ordered. I asked if one of the dishes could be made without garlic and he said it was made to order so should not be a problem. At least 25 minutes went by before he came back and said it could not be. On top of that our drinks had not made it to the table either. When he finally brought first round we ordered second on the spot to be sure we could have it to enjoy with our dinner. They never made it.
- The food was very good, the atmosphere was excellent. The service from both the hostess and waiter perspective needs drastic improvement.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Hot Spot
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