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2275 L Street NW, Washington DC, DC (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)
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Ranked #23 of 2,650 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pennsylvania, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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172 reviews 172 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
88 helpful votes 88 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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473 reviews 473 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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120 reviews 120 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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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Everything about Ris is exceptional. Friends, who swear by this restaurant, had organized a small dinner party there. Unfortunately at the last minute they had to drop out but the rest of us continued without them. I am glad that we did. The restaurant was busy; the dress, casual; the service, impeccable. The salmon was fantastic. There is also a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is restaurant week in DC and RIS participated....$35.14 for 3 courses at dinner. It was wonderful! Although the restaurant was busy, the service excelled and the food was thoughtfully prepared with an interesting menu and nice ambience. We will return!

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