When Sequoia closed earlier this year, DC temporarily lost a Washington favorite spot that has been entertaining locals and visitors alike for nearly thirty years. The closure was to enable to the restaurant to undergo a massive multi million dollar renovation that gave the restaurant an awesome new refresh. MenslifeDC and other lucky invitees got to see these new results at Sequoia’s re-opening on Tuesday night.
They say location is everything and Sequoia has always had that in spades. Boasting sweeping views of the Potomac River and the John F. Kennedy Center, the updated design enables visitors take better advantage of this iconic vista. In addition the newly unveiled Sequoia, renovated by Jeffery Beers International, was redesigned with the intent of creating an avant-garde, gallery-like space; showcasing remarkable contemporary art to be enjoyed alongside exquisite cuisine and gracious hospitality.
While the interior can seat up to 400 guests, there is an openness to the space that is in keeping with the gallery feel. A curved bar at the entrance is unobtrusive and the floor-to-ceiling windows show off the dramatic views of the harbor. Although gone are the fascinating blue origami light fixtures in their place are exquisite ‘starburst’ chandeliers, evoking the classic light fixtures at the Metropolitan Opera.
Sequoia’s 460-seat exterior outdoor terrace has also been redesigned. The expansive new bar has been reconfigured to not block the celebrated view. New umbrellas and reupholstered outdoor furniture complete the outdoor renovation. Also outside is the large-scale sculpture, titled “Scarlet Natural Chaos” by the celebrated Belgian artist, Arne Quinze. It was exclusively created and installed for the outdoor terrace space.
Sequoia offers new American cuisine in a modern, dynamic setting. From a generous selection of Raw Bar menu items to fresh salads and warm homemade pizzettas, Sequoia’s menu boasts a little something for everyone. The restaurant was known for its weekend brunch and for the new incarnation it’s gotten even better. The restaurant has two notable brunch programs: Saturday Sparkling Rosé Brunch and Sunday All You Care to Enjoy Brunch.
Sequoia’s Sparkling Rosé Brunch, offered every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, is priced at $39.95 per adult ($24.95 per child) and includes an endless selection of sharable tapa- sized plates and free flowing brunch cocktails. On Sundays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sequoia offers their All You Care to Enjoy Brunch, which features an endless selection of hot and cold buffet-style items, inspired by brunch traditions from around the world, for $64.95 per adult ($32.95 per child).
Sequoia, located in Georgetown along the waterfront at 3000 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, is opened for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. On Saturday, the restaurant is open for brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. On Sunday, Sequoia is open for brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at (202) 944-4200 or by visiting https://www.opentable.com/sequoia.