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2275 L Street NW, Washington DC, DC (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)
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Ranked #33 of 2,640 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Cross street: 23rd
Transit: From Foggy Bottom Metro (Orange and Blue Lines) 1. As you exit the Metro, turn left onto 23rd Street. 2. At the traffic circle, take the 5th exit and continue on 23rd Street. 3. Walk one block. 4. Turn right at L Street NW. RIS will be across the street on the left.
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Alexandria VA
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198 reviews 198 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My second visit to RIS, but it had been a while. Now I wonder why. Three of us who dine together monthly picked RIS -- we were all extremely pleased. RIS still had their restaurant week menu in effect - called the supper club menu. Three choices for each of three courses for $35. We each had a terrific and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The menu was in he process of being changed. Specials appear to change daily and feature a different country specialty. Change today September 18th was going from French yesterday to Italian today. As I was perusing the menu the matre D' (very nice young woman - do not remember he name sorry to say) was very nice and welcoming. She... More

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Pennsylvania, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We ate as a large group and the staff was very accommodating. Dishes were uniformly good. The Portuguese style seafood stew was excellent in taste and spice. The wine list has some strong choices. I wish I had eaten at RIS sooner, especially considering it was right next to my hotel. I'll definitely be back when I visit DC again….

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was are first time to RIS and it was GREAT! It had been recommended to us by a friend and after reading the TA reviews, we just had to give it a try. My husband raved about the Octopus salad and the lump crab cake was the best I have ever had! We both had the Nantucket striped bass... More

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Seregno, Italy
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174 reviews 174 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

RIS is a good restaurant near Georgetown. It is an elegant restaurant. A bit expensive with a good menu and a nice wine list. You can choose meat or fish, pasta or cheese, all people will be satisfied by the menu. The raw material and the way dishes are coocked is defenetely good. The atmosphere was a bit cold, people... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Just flew back from Sydney and my first stop was RIS for late nigh meal prior to jet lag induced the sleep. The staff is excellent and RIS (the nickname of the owner) is an inventive chef with great meals that I just love. This is my go to restaurant in DC. I recommend quite highly.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

TripAdvisor reminded me as I started writing this review that I'd come last year for RW. I gave it 4 stars then, but either they upped their game or I ordered even more wisely this time. The food was rich, delicious, with unexpected combinations that enlivened old standards like fried green tomatoes and a pork belly entree. The only slight... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stayed here based on a conversation with our concierge at the Four Seasons. I wanted something delicious after walking 8 miles in DC and I was glad he recommended this place. I am a lover of lamb and a friend from DC told me that is the chef's specialty so I ordered it. AMAZING. Our meal was fabulous from... More

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Alexandria, VA
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489 reviews 489 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

RIS never fails to stimulate the senses with its white tablecloths and professional wait staff in a nicely decorated large setting that gives a sense of a special occasion no matter the evening. We enjoyed the Restaurant Week special on Friday with a three-course dinner and bottle of wine. The cucumber soup and agnolotti dish were both creative and tasty... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My son and I went to dinner here on Monday night. We had forgotten that it was restaurant week in DC, and some of our favorites were already booked. We had heard good things about Ris, and decided to try it. Sometimes Restaurant Week can be a recipe for inferior food and less of it, and slipshod service. Not here.... More

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Additional Information about RIS

Address: 2275 L Street NW, Washington DC, DC
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: International

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