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2275 L Street NW, Washington DC, DC (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)
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Ranked #47 of 2,680 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
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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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
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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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fifteen women business leaders were in DC to complete a corporate board training program at George Washington University and wanted to have a special dinner one evening and give our business to a woman-owned business. We had a spectacular dinner and evening at Ris. The food was amazing, and the service could not have been better. Plus we had several... More

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Redding, California
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241 reviews 241 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner. Located in Foggy Bottom..the food was excellent, we tried the salmon (cooked to perfection, pink inside) and the shellfish stew ( shrimp were overlooked) but the rest delicious. A great selection of California wines and outrageous home made mint chocolate ice cream.

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New York City
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Modern décor, expert service and great food. We asked to be served slowly as we were there to savor and enjoy and they did just that. David served us and did a perfect job. We discussed our wine choice (La Rioja Alta) with Leah (very friendly and knowledgeable) and enjoyed a perfect meal. Octopus salad was excellent, scallops sublime, steak... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

was recommended by a local to use this restaurant Service was excellent , a French lady who was very attentive, had good humour and very informative over the menu We had the chefs menu 5 courses with wine. Scallops margarita was probably the best course which just happened to be the first so we were quite excited. Presentation overall just... More

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Pearl River, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We decided to treat ourselves to a nice lunch here. Pricey, but great atmosphere, food and service. Price fix seasonal menu was nice and more reasonably priced for what I got. My husband's entree was delicious but very pricey.

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Leonardtown, MD
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Quiet and lovely restaurant. Friendly and competent service. No wine list, was told it was being reprinted and so we depended on the sommelier (who was the bartender) to choose based on what we explained we liked. That turned out to be a big (and expensive) mistake. He missed the mark completely. Appetizers were fine, mussels and a green salad.... More

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Clayton, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went intending to have the Sunday brunch ordered from the menu instead. Our group had 4 different entrees and all 4 were excellent as was the service. Highly recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This restaurant was less than 2 blocks from our hotel. We went there for a light late night dinner. The sides were delicious! red cabbage and beets were a great accompaniment to the swordfish and the apple dessert is not to be missed

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place is on the pricy side, so good service, etc, had to be expected. As a party of 3 we had the portuguese stew and two times the portuguese skirt steak. The stew was fine but both steaks were close to a piece of leather although perfectly cooked (medium rare). Since both steaks were of the same quality we... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is an upscale restaurant with a beautiful décor, excellent service and fantastic food. The menu is not huge but offers a variety of food and all should find something that they will enjoy. Excellent wine menu. Highly recommend!!!

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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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