Sequoia

4.4
6042 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 6042 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmnaH
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the oysters, octopus, lobster pizza, lobster scampi, and crab cakes - all were delicious!

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RoRo
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, view, ambiance. Food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sequoia is an over priced seafood buffet, food was decent, price just keep going up and the food just keeps getting worse and less stations are available, Sequoia used to be good few years ago and over time it's just went down hill

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Jazz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch for a person with a pescatarian diet!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town guest

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MrsIvey1018
Savannah
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had been wanting to try Sequoia, so we decided to go for the Sunday brunch buffet on my birthday weekend. The selections were high-quality and amazing! There were so many different types of food that I didn't even get to try everything. My favorites were the crab cakes, prime rib, and paella. The seafood was also fresh and delicious! I had an oyster in the shell almost the size of my hand that I can't stop thinking about. The space is gorgeous with lovely views, and there was a fun atmosphere (my husband especially enjoyed the people-watching as people went to and from the buffet, haha!). Service was spectacular. I didn't catch our server's name but she kept our drinks filled, noticed when I got seafood and brought a little bowl with appropriate utensils, and then hot towels with lemon when I had finished that part. She was always there when we needed anything and even brought me a cute little birthday cake with candles at the end and took some great photos of us. This is the kind of place you'll want to bring visitors from out of town - a great experience from beginning to end!

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Tora
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance is very nice. However, over-priced and do not have a live band or dee-jay. More food selections are also needed.

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AstrineC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience5

There for my friend’s birthday and we had a blast!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great food and ambiance

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Shytown
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service was amazing. Our waiter was outstanding!

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MichelleE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, great ambience eating outside

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance! Good food and drinks. Will be back!

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vipBondo
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Thursday night Birthday dinner. The outdoor area was bustling. There were lots of large boisterous groups. We had a reservation which seemed to place us in more intimate area that was still occupied by two large after work groups. I enjoyed the Mediterranean veggies. My husband’s crab cake had more filler than should be expected from a “fine dining” restaurant. Cocktails were good, HATE that they were served in plastic cups. Our server was great, wish I could remember her name. It was obvious that no one kept an eye on restrooms, they were disgusting. We’ve always come for the food and view, not eager to return. There’s a definite shift in the dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view. Quiet during the week. Great food and service

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vipBowTie53
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

This restaurant appears to have become a favored spot for large, boisterous groups. That did not suit our purposes. It is quite different from the experiences we have had over a number of years. Disappointing.

Sequoia
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, it is certainly quieter Monday through Thursday. The weekends we have a lively crowd for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu.

Sequoia
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate you dining at Sequoia!

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vipGinaD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my kids here to celebrate their 18th birthdays. It’s been a family favorite for special occasions for years and this occasion was no exception. Wonderful food and service and the views of the river are gorgeous. A wonderful evening! Worth every dime.

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and choosing to celebrate with your family over the years at Sequoia. We are grateful for the continued support.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cool location, beautiful views. A very nice (and definitely pricey) restaurant. Food was good, but IMO the place was a little understaffed.

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for feedback, we will certainly use your feedback to better serve our guests in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most time I have ever had! Can’t wait to come back! Thank you soooooooo much to our waiter ANDY WE LOVED HIM!

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

We are glad Andy took great care of you and look forward to welcoming you back soon at Sequoia!

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vipsteaklover18
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the Sunday brunch. Sergio was our server. It was very packed and busy, but Sergio was very attentive and kept our glasses full. Kit was also very helpful with clearing our table and refilling our glasses. The food was VERY delicious! My favorite was the crabcake station and the raw bar. Need to have brunch here again.

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MelbaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great ambiance and service as usual. Outside seating is an upgrade.

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed the patio experience at Sequoia!

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Sim1
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience! So bummed that I waited this long to go. Our waiter was incredible and attentive.

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Meme
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this restaurant food was outstanding, the crowd and ambiance was welcoming. I really enjoyed my night and would highly recommended.

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Sequoia and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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MsDeeDee82
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sequoia is always a great experience! Erik was our server and he did an amazing job!

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and we are so glad Erik took care of your table!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a Birthday and a Divorce.

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and choosing to celebrate with Sequoia!

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BreeL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Brunch menu was eh for the price. Gorgeous place but nothing even somewhat special about the food or service. Great if you want a view but there are many other great places for brunch around the area

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite upscale seafood++ restaurant In D.C. Their saturday tapas brunch is great in value, quality, taste, variety and quantity and a few adult drinks are included

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed our Tapa Style Brunch and keep an eye in the future we will be adding more items!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio was a fantastic server, super knowledgeable and friendly. Will be back next time we are in DC.

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Sarah
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food is good but nothing special. The restaurant is pretty with good ambience

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for dining with us at Sequoia!

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AmeliaBob
Jacksonville
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. The food, service, and ambiance were all top-notch. Thank you!

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed the evening, thank you for the kind words!

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vipKimK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was amazing and the service is even BETTER!

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate the support!

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vipFoodLover
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portions were not worth the cost.

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, we will use this as an opportunity to better serve our guests in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter George was amazing! So kind, and provided excellent service. Love the outdoor setting especially. Great drinks!

Sequoia
Responded on July 13, 2021

We are so glad George took great care of you! We look forward to welcoming you back at Sequoia.

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Susanf
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was good and the food was unique. Being on the waterfront created a nice ambience.

Sequoia
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, we are glad you enjoyed Sequoia!

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vipJeffS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Horrible. Rude service, so-so food and pricey.
View was lovely.

Sequoia
Responded on July 20, 2021

We are so sorry to miss the mark, we will use the feedback to better serve our guests in the future.