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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: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Brunch Surprises

Located in Cleveland Park, DC, Ripple provides a pleasant atmosphere, professional and warm service staff, and an eclectic mix of brunch items. They have excellent coffee; recommend the Pastrami Breakfast Hash, the eggs Bennie, the Pancakes and the Fried Chicken, topped with an egg and accompanied... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
jrjojo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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402 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in Cleveland Park, DC, Ripple provides a pleasant atmosphere, professional and warm service staff, and an eclectic mix of brunch items. They have excellent coffee; recommend the Pastrami Breakfast Hash, the eggs Bennie, the Pancakes and the Fried Chicken, topped with an egg and accompanied by spicy potatoes and biscuit and gravy. Except for the Chicken and biscuit dish,... More 

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Thank jrjojo
Shanghai, China
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure I've ever had so glacially slow a meal, without any gesture of explanation or apology from the staff or management: fifteen minutes to get a bottle of wine; ten minutes later, having asked for some bread for the table, we were told that there was none ready, though did get some "house-made crackers" and eventually the "house-made... More 

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Thank weshallbe
Washington
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312 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to love Ripple, and returned last night despite my disappointing experience there over the summer. The meal started out fine, with wine and appetizers, and then it all fell apart. Someone other than our server brought us the wrong main dish, and it took over 15 minutes for us to get the right one. Our original server dropped... More 

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Thank mrsirin
Washington, DC
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106 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food. Delightful presentation. Our waitress was superb! Devon was very knowledgeable about wines and dishes and was very informative as we made our choices. We thoroughly enjoyed the gastric delights presented to us. Here is the reason for my rating.... The hostess was extremely inappropriate and actually confronted me about my water after a rather rude hassling of me... More 

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Thank dctraveler6010
Bethesda, Maryland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The staff is truly spectacular, especially very knowledgable about the wines & cheeses on the menu. Great selection of food, and very nice ambiance.

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Thank Regina D
Bethesda
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I met another couple for Sunday brunch. Three ordered the pastrami hash and I ordered the buttermilk pancakes with carmelized apples and a side of bacon. While waiting for the entrees, we split a pumpkin spice muffin, bacon and cheese scone and a simple biscuit with whipped butter and a pear jam. Those "appetizers" did not last... More 

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Thank B3038JXmarkr
Lansing, MI
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

For our first visit to Ripple, we arrived early and sat at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. Our bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable about the cocktail menu items. They have an extensive list of liquors, and she knew which ones to recommend based on our preferences. The citrus garnishes were freshly cut right in front of us and... More 

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Thank BeaconTraveler
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

On a whim, a friend and I tried Ripple and we enjoyed every minute of it! Although we had made a reservation, once we saw the super cute bar, we decided to sit there. It was also a chance to nibble from the grilled cheese menu! We shared a salad (the goat cheese one) and each got grilled cheese. I... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We were at a convention and decided to try Ripple. When we walked in, we were created with an upscale and unique vibe. Loved the creativity of the cheese tasting menu. We shared excellent cheeses and wine and then both selected the steak. Excellent quality and unique sauces. Our server Devon was one of the best serves we have experienced.... More 

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Thank BeachLady23188
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Ate here early to try the prix fixe early bird menu. Tried one of their cocktails which was seasonal and well thought out. Bread before the meal was excellent with a well seasoned butter. Had a curried carrot soup for the appetizer which was quite bland. The only thing adding interest were some raisins and creme freche; the soup itself... 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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