Chef Todd Gray‘s nouveau American menu is heavy on classics (which explains its success in a conservative town like D.C.) but with a sustainable modern twist—tuna, for example, is dressed up with caramelized artichokes and Nicoise olives and sweetened with a touch of Piquillo Pepper Relish. Soft shell crabs come with brown butter, but also apple turnip puree and a drizzle of sweet hazelnut vinaigrette. Sides range from Southern Comfort dishes like macaroni and cheese to innovative combos like rice tossed with chicken livers and pecans. Equinox is on of the best Washington D.C. restaurants for a posh dining experience. The décor in this splurge restaurant is airy and modern, with floor to ceiling windows. If you're looking for a down-home take on upscale American, this is your place.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM, Friday from 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Saturday from 05:30 PM to 10:30 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Nearest Train: Red Line at Farragut North