Sequoia has long been one of my favorite hangouts for a drink in the summertime. Up until this past Saturday I had never eaten at Sequoia. Big mistake on my part as Sequoia has a large selection of great food! I went with a few other people around mid day and really enjoyed it. The restaurant is beautiful outside and in and provides some amazing views of the Potomac river, Kennedy Center, and Rosslyn.
Sequoia was moderately busy when we got their and we were seated right away. This allowed us to take in the wonderful views that you will see in the pictures to the right. Sequoia provides these amazing views while our eating which really keeps you entertained. You can see all the boats and kayak’s roaming around the river as well as the other natural scenery. It really ads to the discussion and just lets you take in some of the beauty that Washington D.C. has to offer. Sequoia has one of the best outdoor eating areas in the city.
So on to the food! Sequoia’s menu is huge it provides a little bit of everything mainly focused around American cuisine. We decided to get multiple appetizers as none of us were to hungry. So we ordered the Point Judith Calamari Crisps, Lamb Lollipops, Eastern market Gazpacho, Half Dozen Little neck Clams. This was plenty of food for the three of us as Sequoia has nice sized portions.
The Point Judith Calamari Crisps, Pepperochini & Lemon were really good. They were fried to perfection! They were not greasy but crisp and moist all at the same time. The pepperochini and lemon provided some great contrast to the calamari and came together to make an excellent appetizer. The mayonnaise based sauce that came with them was excellent as well.
This Eastern market Gazpacho, Wild Gulf Shrimp salpicon was pretty good. I am not normally a fan of Gazpacho but this was definitely one of the better ones. It had a light and flavorful taste that was cooling on the hot summer day.
The Half Dozen Littleneck Clams were small but good my friends said. My stomach is not to fond of raw shellfish so I stayedaway from these. They disappeared quick though so that’s usually a good indicator.
Last but not least was the Lamb Lollipops, Baba Ghanoush, Za’taar flat bread, feta tatziki. which got devoured before I could take a picture. They were my favorite appetizer. The lamb was so tender and went well the pita bread and the tatzki sauce.
Overall I had a great experience at Sequoia and would recommend it to anyone not only for the view but the food as well. They did a great job of decorating this place and the views are to die for!
3000 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20007