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RIS

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
International
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2275 L Street NW, Washington DC, DC (23rd)
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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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a Gem

We went to Ris during Restaurant Week. Always a good try and see how it's handled. Well, Ris went all out with an incredible menu that sadly is not a regular item. Great staff. Great private rooms for 8 or 40. Weirdly located up from GW and Foogy Bottom in an area of new construction. But look for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
SydinDC
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went to Ris during Restaurant Week. Always a good try and see how it's handled. Well, Ris went all out with an incredible menu that sadly is not a regular item. Great staff. Great private rooms for 8 or 40. Weirdly located up from GW and Foogy Bottom in an area of new construction. But look for it-it's a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Ris remains a great restaurant. My wife and I paid a return visit recently and it was, if anything, better than before. Great choices of starters and mains, with wonderful seafood choices, great fresh pasta, and wonderful local vegetables. And, although the food is pricey -- this is DC after all -- we had a wonderful bottle of Albarino for... More 

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washington, dc, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Chef Ris is amazing. I guess the menu is American with french influence as Chef is French trained. The staff is well trained and very professional, and the food is pretty good. Three of us ate here on a weekday night. We were seated in the booth, that when the three of us first ate here, we were seated in,... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We needed a fast dinner before leaving for the airport and they gladly promised they would do that, and delivered. The Crown of cauliflower was excellent and plentiful. The scallops entree was also great, although it's not on the TripAdvisor menu.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This restaurant was above average for what we expected. The food was tasty, service was very good and desserts were great. It was convenient and open late. We went back twice.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Three of us tried a variety of dishes and enjoyed them immensely. The appetizers were very tasty (excellent salads) and the catfish I had was very imaginative with fried green tomatoes and shrimp. The server was a delight, and the wines excellent with plenty of by-the-glass-selections available. We also had a bottle of red zin which was good value. One... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Our reservations were for 5:15, but due to traffic congestion, we arrived 30 minutes late. The concierge seated us promptly and the service was excellent. Both my wife and I had seafood--I had the fish of the day, a grilled shark filet and my wife had the scallops. Both meals were very good. We had tickets to a show at... More 

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washington, D.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I recently ate dinner at Ris with a friend. We found both the food and the service to be excellent. I will add that it was a weeknight and fairly early (6:30 reservation), so perhaps that accounts for the good service. We both had fish for the main course - swordfish and branzino - both served with interesting accompaniments, and... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were there May 23rd for dinner. Ris was recommended by the concierge at the Fairmont. You will be delighted with the service and the food and don't forget to order the Bulleit Bourbon Manhattan. Memorable.

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Mequon, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

RIS is a nice but large space with a very eclectic menu and as a result some things are clearly better than other with nothing overwhelmingly good or bad. The sashimi was fresh but no real flavor, while the mussels were good but not anything to write home about (or write about) and the ravioli app and pasta were ok.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2275 L Street NW, Washington DC, DC
    (23rd)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene
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

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