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Ripple

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American, Contemporary
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3417 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (between Macomb St and Ordway St.)
Stops Take the red line to the Cleveland Park and exit on the east side walk toward Dupont Circle about 2 blocks. We're right across from the Uptown Theatre
(202) 244-7995
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In a comfortable setting, just across the street from the historic Uptown...
In a comfortable setting, just across the street from the historic Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park, Ripple offers a complete dining experience, with a focus on sustainability, organic and locally-acquired produce, and a good time. We are proud to support local farmers and co-ops in our mission to bring the best products to the table. In addition, we have an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu, to complete any meal. Above all, we believe in hospitality and hope that everyone who dines with us will feel comfortable and enjoy their time with us. We truly are a place to eat, drink, and gather.
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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good Saturday night dinner

After a few worrying moments during the day when no-one at Ripple answered the phone when we called to check the time of our reservation, we arrived at 7 and were shown into a restaurant that was reasonably full. Sadly we were 30 mins too late for the "grilled cheese bar" (which is at 6.30pm) where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
AlexAW2011
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After a few worrying moments during the day when no-one at Ripple answered the phone when we called to check the time of our reservation, we arrived at 7 and were shown into a restaurant that was reasonably full. Sadly we were 30 mins too late for the "grilled cheese bar" (which is at 6.30pm) where a chef makes what... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was just the right combination of casual atmosphere, perfect cooking, menu, and service. I hope to be able to return soon.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Start off with a cocktail from their creative menu. I ordered the delicious Cytrus Hystrix had cardamom gin with elderflower liquor and ginger. The eclectic menu had something for everyone-locally sourced duck, chicken, short ribs and fish with sides like brussels sprouts with pastrami and pickled veggies. I loved the Berkshire pork with celery root rosti, red wine stewed figs,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This maybe the best restaurant in the neighborhood. Solid food, nice beer and wine menu, and great service. I've been here a couple of times and have enjoyed everything I've ordered.

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Arlington, Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

This place has really perfected the blend of top quality cooking using locally-sourced ingredients, knowledgeable professional service and a comfortable casual dining experience. Nothing to criticize here. The local leg of lamb dish was the most tender, melt in your mouth, perfectly cooked lamb I have ever eaten. The pan bread with house made ricotta is not to be missed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very interesting restaurant. I guarantee you will be surprised. This is an eclectic but informed menu that reflects prowess in the kitchen. The staff are all on point and the atmosphere inviting. One popular specialty is a made-to-order grilled cheese sandwich menu -- it is nothing out of the ordinary. Cleveland Park is lucky to have Ripple in its busy... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I recommend Ripple for dinner or brunch. The food is tasty, well prepared and pleasing to the eye. The prices are reasonable and the staff is helpful. Fred, one of the bartenders, is a masterful mixologist.

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Reston, VA
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241 reviews 241 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We liked everything about Ripple. We went for a birthday dinner and the honoree's name was printed on the top of our menus, nice touch. The service throughout was outstanding, we felt like we were our server's only table, though we could see that she had others. the food was excellent. We started with cheeses, cut by the cheesemonger at... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A friend suggested Ripple for dinner, and I was open to the idea, but hadn't heard much about it. I owe that friend a debt of gratitude - Ripple is a gem! The great service starts the minute you walk through the door. The hostess was very friendly, and made us feel very welcome. We were quickly usher to a... More 

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Irvine, California, USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had an absolutely terrific meal here. My waiter, Matt, could not have been more knowledgeable or helpful. The dishes were eclectic, interesting and delicious. Let them give suggestions because one of the best dishes was one I would not have chosen. A piece of sashimi on a plate with a swoosh of smoked egg yolk. It was wonderful. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3417 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
    (between Macomb St and Ordway St.)
  • Public Transportation: Stops Take the red line to the Cleveland Park and exit on the east side walk toward Dupont Circle about 2 blocks. We're right across from the Uptown Theatre
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 244-7995

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

In a comfortable setting, just across the street from the historic Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park, Ripple offers a complete dining experience, with a focus on sustainability, organic and locally-acquired produce, and a good time. We are proud to support local farmers and co-ops in our mission to bring the best products to the table. In addition, we have an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu, to complete any meal. Above all, we believe in hospitality and hope that everyone who dines with us will feel comfortable and enjoy their time with us. We truly are a place to eat, drink, and gather.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?