The jewel of the Washington Harbour, Sequoia remains a landmark of fine dining by the Potomac. Our culinary team creates innovative, modern American ... More
The jewel of the Washington Harbour, Sequoia remains a landmark of fine dining by the Potomac. Our culinary team creates innovative, modern American fare. Coupled with panoramic views of the Kennedy Center, the Watergate, Memorial and Key Bridges and the flotilla of boats passing by, Sequoia creates an unforgettable dining experience. Please note all reservations are for inside only. Dining on the patio is seated on a first come first serve basis.
This is a beautiful location w/ great views of the Potomac...esp. if you get a window seat. But as for the great experience...this is where it ends. We dined around 4pm....not many people in there yet...it was a late lunch/early dinner for us. The food was very sub par in fact it was terrible. We had the lobster spring rolls....not much lobster to be found...mostly just cheese filling along w/ a cheese sauce for dipping. WAY TO MUCH CHEESE going on here. I ordered the shrimp Caesar salad....it was very tasteless and bland w/ only 3 small shrimp and a few croutons....and at a cost of $18.95....it felt like a big rip off. I had about 4 bites before I couldn't tolerate anymore. My spouse had the burger....now who can mess up a burger? THIS PLACE CAN! It was terrible....in fact....I felt it tasted and smelled like gamey venison. He ate 2 bites and felt sick to his stomach. We passed on dessert....afraid what that might bring. The waiter never asked us about our meal....if we hated it or liked it....just came and took it away. Wouldn't the fact that the plate was mostly untouched/undisturbed give him a CLUE!? I guess he probably gets that alot! He failed to ask me if I would like another wine....isn't overpriced wine where they make the $$? He did finally refill our waters when we were paying. For $66 I felt we got ripped off and possibly exposed to some tainted or bad food. We should have stuck to what we knew was good...Filomena's. We were taught an expensive lesson. Do not go here if you want edible food and good service....they can't seem to get their act together! Oh...and forgot to mention the best part...the chairs....they were broken....my husbands arm came off when he pulled in his chair closer to the table....and when I leaned back to laugh at him...my back support was very wobbly and I had to catch myself from falling out of my chair! And NO I AM NOT FAT! This place is absolutely horrible! Stay far far away!
Situated on Washington Harbour, within the heart of Georgetown, this restaurant offers an impressibe contemporary clean cut interior. It offers delightful views of the Potomac River from its wall to wall windows. During the summer months, the outside area, wich also offers a bar, are packed with people (so arrive with plenty of time- no reservations are offered for the outside tables.) The restaurant serves New American cuisine. Their menu includes burgers, salads and sandwiches and a some seafood. Their Sunday brunch is quite exquisite and it offers very tasty mimosas, is is a delight specially during the summer when the outdoor patio is open. The service is a hit or miss, I have had time when the service is good and times when they totally forget about you. You must try the lobster bisque, it's to die for.
Beautiful location w view to Lincoln Center and overlooking the river. The steak filet was excellent. Not sure the surf n turf was worth the $56. The NY steak was good. Food could have gotten to us a little warmer. Don't stay on the patio after 10PM. Rats seem to know to come up from the water for food.
I went to Sequoia with my entire extended family to celebrate my daughter's high school graduation. Immediately after I ate I became violently ill from the toxins and bacteria in the crab cakes. I had been warned that the food was poor but never did I realize how poor. The staff tried to convince me that I was allergic to crabs (I had picked crabs a few days earlier so obviously they were wrong). As a life long Washingtonian, would NEVER go back. I should have listened to others bad experiences.
The food is below average. Besides the calamari and chicken wings, it's hard to get a dish that satisfies. There's no flavor. A hard piece of tilapia over dry white rice and cut up squash is hardly a decent meal. There was no care in that dish or in the dry hamburger or shrimp tacos that my friends had. The service was also mediocre. The only exciting part of this place is the view. I used to really like eating there but at some point, the emphasis on serving tasty meals went right out the window! Come on, do better!
I am a native Washingtonian, now a NY transplant. I was recently back at home to visit and chose to revisit Sequoia since it was a warm Spring Saturday night. I now realize why I vowed never to return to this place some years ago. Sadly, the food remains mediocre and the service is fair. My waitress was a friendly lady who spoke decent English, but was not terribly attentive. The two appetizers that I ordered could have been more flavorful and were accompanied by very rich sauces that served as a cover-up. The outdoor bartenders were nice, but clearly overworked and served bad drinks in plastic cups. The patio hosts were actually very kind and accomodating, but didn't make up for the largely neagative experience. The only saving grace: the view!!!!
Wow....good weather and Sequoia is back in swing. Stopped by for business lunch and was faced with a wait! It was worth it though; besides the obvious view and outdoor seating, the waiter was great - he said he was new. Friendly and accomodating. And the food was delicious. The lamb lollipops were outrageous and the seabass was perfect. A great way to spend a Friday afternoon!
I recently returned to DC on a business trip - having moved to the west coast about 6 years ago for work - and was pleased to hear that our hosts had planned our dinner at Sequoia, an old haunt that I hadn't been to in years.
The place was just as I remembered it - probably the singlest most beautiful restaurant in town and one of the best overall experiences you will find.
Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable, the food was excellent and the wine list was impressive to say the least, certainly a few steps up from my last visit here years ago.
Though my visit came before the outside terrace was open for season, I have fond memories of nights spent overlooking the water and just watching the crowds that flock to the outside bar. The terrace offers one of the most distinctive dining experiences you'll find anywhere and was always a great casual alternative to the more formal inside dining room.
There's a reason Sequoia has been here so long and I have no doubt that if they continue as they are, it will be here for many years to come.
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