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RIS

2275 L Street NW, Washington DC, DC (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)
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Ranked #36 of 2,564 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My wife and I went to RIS while we were in Washington DC to celebrate her birthday. I initially chose RIS due to it's good ratings and that it was within walking distance of our hotel. We had an early evening reservation and were seated promptly. Our waitress was prompt and very attentive to our needs. While we were not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Business lunch with 5 others. I had the simply grilled fish of the day which was mahi served with orange pistachio basmati rice sprinkled with pomegranate arils, wilted spinach and roasted sweet potatoes. It was perfectly seasoned and simply delicious.

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had dinner there recently to celebrate our anniversary. The menu consists of appetizers, entrees, and small plates as well as a few special items for the day. There is also a fixed-prix tasting menu. My husband and I each had two appetizers and then split one dessert. The appetizers were plenty of food to satisfy us. I had a... More

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Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went for a Business dinner and reception cocktail, great food, especially the entrees and appetizers ; good choice variety of wines, overall great experience good value for$.. Worth revisiting

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Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I was initially a little put off by what appeared as a cavernous dining venue. Decided to give it a try as the menu looked interesting on line. We were not disappointed! We ate at the bar, our favorite spot in almost all restaurants. The menu offered everything from a tasting menu with 7 courses to a nightly special, at... More

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Strasbourg, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I went for Sunday brunch. They have an $18 bottomless mimosa. The original mimosa was great but the pear mimosa was better!! I also ordered a belgian waffle that was delicious. The service wasn't great but it was pretty good. However, after paying our bill (but we still sat there talking) no member of the staff came back to refill... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Nothing wowed me there beside the location & the fine service. Food is very good but you pay there for the area & the ambience. The happy hour also is on the expensive side. Nice place. I would visit again if I had to otherwise, it is overpriced especially when it comes to wine.

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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This place was recommended by a friend who lives in DC. We certainly weren't disappointed. We weren't blown away by the food or atmosphere, but I'd rate both as "very good" and would definitely return and recommend the place. I had the octopus salad then the salmon while my husband had the beef short ribs. We were pleased with both.... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We booked this restaurant because it was relatively close to the Kennedy Center. The food was average and the wait staff was put out that we asked for separate bills.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great brunch and bottomless Mimosas! Great location as it was across the street from our hotel. Would recommend the French toast and sharing different meals as each dish was fabulous taste!

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