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2275 L Street NW, Washington DC, DC (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)
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Ranked #58 of 2,717 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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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant based its high TA ranking for DC restaurants, and the food and dining experience, while good, were not on a par with similarly ranked restaurants in other major cities. The Portuguese seafood stew, at $34 dollars, was well seasoned, but contained a few mussels and clams, a small piece of fish and only one shrimp. It... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went here at the recommendation of our hotel concierge. While the ambience is very pleasant here, the food was disappointing. Our group of four ordered the ribeye, branzino, and short rib dish. The rib eye was very tough, the short rib dish flavorless, and the branzino just ok. With one bottle of wine and no dessert, the tab was... More 

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Washington, DC
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137 reviews 137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went with another couple on a Saturday night at 7 and asked to be seated in the quiet back room. As a result, we were the only ones in the room through our appetizers and the room never got too loud to hear one another. This was a great decision as we could hear loud and raucous laughter from... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was the second New Year's Eve we have spent at RIS. We really enjoy going there. The food is wonderful and while they acknowledge the fact that it is NYE it doesn't take away from their standard menu and well prepared food. We also like it for non-holiday dininig.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a party of about 40. It was well staffed and service was great. Loved the salmon and the butterscotch pudding dessert. Had the mix greens salad, which I would pass on the next time,

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have eaten lunch and dinner here a few times over the past year, most recently dinner. The food and service have been consistently excellent, the ambiance is very nice and the noise level low.

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New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

After the Blue Duck, the West End at the Ritz and Marcel's there aren't many strong contenders in this neighborhood. Ris provides a convivial atmosphere with delightful food. We enjoyed every minute from our warm server, to the fairly wide ranging menu that features everything from sashimi to meatloaf. Try the "bowl of mussels," the scallops Magarita, any of the... More 

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San Jose, California
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207 reviews 207 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I had an excellent dinner tonight at Ris. I ordered the "pre-theatre" meal with a kale salad, skirt steak main, and ice cream dessert. All the items were well prepared, well presented and delicious. The skirt steak in particular was wonderful, prepared medium-rare to perfection with an excellent melange of veggies, rice, and fries. So why not an "excellent rating"?... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed every moment in Ris. A lovely warm welcome, the hotel had told the restaurant that it was our anniversary and they gave us a free glass of champagne to start, even very kindly replacing my wife's with a virgin cocktail as she wasn't drinking that night. Food was very very good; if you're lucky enough to go when... More 

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 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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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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