Sequoia

4.4
4425 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
After almost 30 years, we are so proud to be one of DC's extraordinary establishments and the Sequoia you know and love. The newly renovated beloved restaurant is located in the Washington Harbour on the Georgetown Waterfront, right along the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, DC. The vast floor-to-ceiling windows offer magnificent views, and our interior design is just as amazing as our surroundings! The entire restaurant is filled with contemporary art featuring Hitoshi Kuriyama's vast neon glass tube light installation along our ceiling and Arne Quinze's grand colorful sculpture called Scarlet in our garden, as well as several other art installations throughout. We also offer incredible options for Private Events & Catering. So please come back to enjoy yourself again and revel in some of the finest cuisine & cocktails DC has to offer!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday | Lunch 11:30am - 4:30pm / Dinner 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday | Lunch 11:30am - 4:30pm / Dinner 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday | Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm / Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday | Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm / Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
River Bar (Last Call) | Sunday - Thursday 12:00am / Friday & Saturday 1:30am
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Phone number
(202) 944-4200
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Fanor Balderrama
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Catering
Call (202) 333 - 3011 for more information regarding Catering & Private Dining
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
30th
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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 red signs to Sequoia. The elevator has direct access into the restaurant.
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Public Transit
Ten minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Orange/Blue lines)
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Special Events & Promotions
Please call (202) 944 - 4200 for more information regarding Special Events & Private Dining
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4425 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

It was my mom’s 62nd birthday so we came to celebrate. It was worth it. The food was great and the selection was vast. The ambiance was enjoyable as well. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to others.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

First time I have been in DC. This restaurant was terrific! Service was very fast and food was delicious.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was yummy! Some of the best sangrias I’ve ever tasted ! Manuel was our server and he was loads of fun! Had a great time

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We went for a Saturday brunch. Food and service were both excellent. Tapas style for the brunch which was great to try so many different dishes. Sangria and Bloody Mary's were also delicious and included in brunch prices. Hope to go back to try their Sunday brunch next time. We heard it was even better!!!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was average- service and atmosphere was good. The food is overprice.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely atmosphere and views the river. The food and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent, and the views are spectacular. Unfortunately, it was raining the night we went so we could not sit on the patio, but the hostess did get us a seat at the window. There is a good variety of food seafood, steak, pasta...
You can get a very large steak for $95. We did not, but 2 guys at a table next to us each did and they looked great.
We are planning on going back one day when we can enjoy the patio, and the other dishes we didn’t try on our first visit.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Sequoia on 8/17 exceeded all my expectations. The remodeling has made it bright and just beautiful. They treated my friend and I like royalty. Great place to take someone for a birthday - they bring a nice dessert with a jazzy sparkler/candle. Everything was EXCELLENT~!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The food, as usual, was mediocre at best. I brought the kids for an end of summer dinner and thought the view would make up for the food. But they are only teenagers and really didn’t care about the view. My daughter couldn’t eat her fish (and it really was awful - the sea bass) and exchanged it for the spaghetti and meatballs. The guacamole and lobster app was eh. And my scallops and my son’s rib eye were only ok. The service was ok, but I think our server had a very big station and seemed a little overwhelmed although she was very nice. And the price tag really didn’t reflect the food quality, only the view. It was very overpriced.

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5.0Dined on 13 August 2018

I had not been to Sequoia since it was renovated more than a couple of years ago. It is beautiful. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day with few people around and had a delightful lunch overlooking the Potomac, with Kennedy Center in background. We could have stayed there all day. I know there are other restaurants on the Waterfront but this can't be beat.

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5.0Dined on 12 August 2018

Sequoia is excellent! The food was outstanding and the service was very good. Five of us went for a birthday celebration and even though it was raining, the views of the Potomac were very nice. I'm taking one star away from the service because we all ordered desert (also excellent!) and they also brought my daughter a birthday desert in addition (for free). While this was very nice, it would have been nicer if the server had told us this so we didn't order a desert for her. Can't really complain because they brought out a sparkler, too.

Highly recommend. A bit pricey but worth it.

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3.0Dined on 12 August 2018

the menu is limited and overpriced for the quantity and value of the food provided. Restaurant was noisy and not conducive to conversation.

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5.0Dined on 12 August 2018

Loved it! Came for a birthday brunch last Sunday and Kaitlin (sorry if i mispelled) WAS AMAZING. She had water all over her shirt because someone I guess had spilled chocolate on it and was completely unperturbed. Super friendly and happy just like hey it happens, I gotta keep it moving. Love that!

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5.0Dined on 12 August 2018

Birthday great experience

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4.0Dined on 12 August 2018

In our first experience at Sequoia, I was very energized by the large groups of diverse families throughout the restaurant. The playful and inclusive environment was very refreshing to see in Georgetown. Our waitress was extremely attentive and even made extra effort to insure our drink selections were of the proper pace for a bottomless mimosa experience. I enjoyed the array of choices for both brunch and desert. This place has so many options and it is a wonderful way to really enjoy a hearty meal of selection and seasoning. Enjoyed it much

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3.0Dined on 12 August 2018

Food was worth the trip over to Georgetown - everyone left stuffed. On two separate occurrences, our waiter spilled a drink on two different guests in our party and nothing was really done to help them clean up, which seemed rude. Servers need to pay better attention to what’s going on with their trays.

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5.0Dined on 12 August 2018

The view, seafood and bottomless drinks makes Sequoia my #1 spot for Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on 12 August 2018

You can’t beat sitting on the patio for brunch on a nice, sunny Sunday. The view of Washington Harbor is very nice and the all can eat/drink brunch has a wide variety of options to choose from. The food is consistent and delicious and there is a good choice of brunch beverages ranging from Bloody Mary’s to Mimosas to my favorite, the “ Frose”, which is a yummy frozen drink made with rose and juice. I have dined here many times and recommend you give it a try if you are in Georgetown. What made my last meal so exceptional was my server, Cierra. She was very attentive and personable and never left my glass empty or an empty plate on my table. If you go, you will leave full and happy!

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4.0Dined on 12 August 2018

The Brunch was great, only issue was that the back ground music was too loud. We could hardly talk with each other without shouting or moving very close to each others ear. Everything else was very good.

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5.0Dined on 12 August 2018

Absolutely amazing Sunday brunch. We had a table by the water with a great view of both the Kennedy Center and the Potomac. Food variety is simply too numerous to mention but there is definitely something for everybody. The chocolate fountain was a hit as were the Bloody Marys

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5.0Dined on 11 August 2018

Endless tapas and cocktails during Saturday brunch for the price can't be beat. Most places that claim to have endless food or drinks take forever to refresh plates. Not here. They were back with more food and drinks almost before we could finish the last round. They have a really well rounded menu with tons of options and several endless cocktails to choose from.

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4.0Dined on 10 August 2018

We couldn’t reserve an outside table but we arrived early enough and it was not a problem. Our server was very nice. The food was okay but not outstanding. I was speechless to see our order arrive not even 10 minutes after ordering!

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4.0Dined on 10 August 2018

It was a perfect night to dine at Sequoia. Clear skies, no stifling humidity, near sunset, and outdoor dining with a great view of the Potomac. The food was excellent, martinis made to perfection and a wine list that will not break the bank but compliment the meal. My cod was expertly prepared, neither dry nor too raw, and seasoned to compliment the fish. Chopped salad was abundant and fresh. Outside seating is first come first serve and truly a Summer delight that will be more appreciative when the Autumn colors begin to emerge on Roosevelt Island. Already planning my next reservation...

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on 10 August 2018

The food was good, but we had two disappointments with this restaurant: (1) I chose it after viewing the menu online and finding choices that would appeal to a picky eater. Alas, the restaurant offers a more limited menu on Fridays and Saturdays, although their menu does not state this either on Open Table or on their own website. So those kid-friendly pizzas and spaghetti with meatballs were not available, even for an early Friday dinner (5:30pm), and our server did not offer to work with us to find something appealing to everyone. (2) Our server disappeared for long periods, even though she knew that we were visiting prior to a show at the Kennedy Center. They could have sold us coffee/tea if they had played their cards right. As it was, we ended up having to walk briskly to the theater after sucking down dessert a little too fast, with no time to linger over coffee.

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2.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Waiter refused to separate our checks. It was 4 people who ordered one drink and one entree. Not complicated. The price of the entrees varied greatly. He also got visibly angry when he brought out the wrong order - no cheese on the potatoe. Brought it back with no cheese or sour cream. Argued with us that sour cream was cheese. Also argued with us about well done vs medium and threw the server who helped him by running our food to us under the bus. Overall, food was underwhelming for the price compared to other DC restaurants. Ambience and view are unbeatable. I wouldn’t go back. Service was unacceptable. My airport server the following day was 1000% better for 1/3 of the price. Food was just as good. She got a much better tip.

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Dinner before seeing Hamilton at the Kennedy Center. Diner was as good as the show.

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4.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Great food, excellent service, stunning views. Nice option for casual fine dining.

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Our server- Jasper was great & really went out of his way to provide stellar service! Great view & delicious food!

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

I've been dining here across 26 years, and it is still as superb, modern, fresh, and updated as a quarter century ago.

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4.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Really nice evening at an outside table with a bit of boat traffic. The only detraction is the occasional air traffic into DCA. It is nice and very scenic. Food is good, drinks were also quite good. Nice wine list.

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2.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Exceptional food but the service was unjustifiably slow as there were very few customers at the time. Server was courteous and enthusiastic but not to be found for long stretches.

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3.0Dined on 5 August 2018

The food is overpriced..the meals don’t match up to the price. The floors were sticky as well.

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4.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Nice for the ambiance but food just mediocre.

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2.0Dined on 5 August 2018

service good
food mediocre at best
had much better food a many other restaurants
most of staff looked very overworked and stressed out

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Awesome Sunday Brunch! The food was delicious and plentiful. Fresh cuisine. Great for a birthday, a little pricey @ $70pp.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Beautiful restaurant. Great atmosphere! Great food! And continuous bubbly! Will be back again!

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

The food is amazing and the place is really friendly and fine.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary at Sequoia, and it was a wonderful evening!

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