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2275 L Street NW, Washington DC, DC (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)
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Ranked #47 of 2,624 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
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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211 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

dont let it scare you that this is housed in the chi-chi-chi Ritz Carlton, the place is great. Staff professional and very friendly. especially love the inwes by the glass list. Sat in bar. Will try food sometime,

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Miami Beach, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Oh, man! This place was so great! We went to Ris on an early Saturday evening and sat at the bar. We were promptly greeted by two very nice-looking young men, Noel and Tyler, who were really fine bartenders and very personable. They were very helpful as to what to order off the menu (full menu at the bar) and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

The brunch menu at Ris has something for whatever mood one may be in. Having said that , the food was good , not great and not a good value. Service was attentive but not warm and friendly . The Bloody Mary's were somewhat weak and under-flavored. There is a lot of competition for brunch in DC and there are... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Wonderful food and atmosphere. The mussels, lamp rack and lamb shank were all terrific. The chef was friendly and engaging. Even found a good value Turley Zinfandel on the wine list. Martinis were well made. Definitely a winner.

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Top Contributor
654 reviews 654 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a work dinner here last week, and it was such a lovely meal and evening. I've eated here 1-2 times a year, when i'm in DC, and i've never had a bad meal or bad service! For large groups, the table in the back easily seats 15ish people, and we had the entire area to ourselves. We'd organized... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had a very satisfying lunch here during the week. Two of us had the fish of the day, which was mahi-mahi. Well-prepared and a good-sized serving. The place is very comfortable, a little posh. The service was friendly and efficient. Definitely worth a try.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had dinner here on a Sunday evening and the food was outstanding. The starter of scallops in a martini glass was a refreshing and unusual combination of flavors, absolutely delicious. Carrot ginger soup was nicely warm, a good sized portion, and very good. I had pasta with mushrooms and it was fresh and good, but could have benefitted from... More

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Have been wanting to dine at Ris for over a year, travel to DC a few times a year. Found the chance for late lunch after a funeral....started outdoors but then rain came, easily moved indoors, staff was very attentive, knowledgeable and personal. My 20 something son ordered a burger and asparagus side. Both very tasty, vegetables had unusual and... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Something was clearly not going right the day I lunched here - the server did not know the name of the day's fish; the food took a long time to come (and the restaurant was not even terribly busy); the server mixed up my order and rather than wait, I decided to just keep what was served - and paid... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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239 reviews 239 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is an interesting place. Great menu, location, and outstanding service. I ordered the lamb shank which was okay, but not served hot and lacked in seasoning what it could have been. Overall I rate it Good.

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