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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414 (23rd)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bethesda, MD
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234 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined a party for a 50th anniversary celebration here and had an outstanding dinner. Many had salad and lamb chops and I enjoyed to scallop appetizer and the great crap cakes. Great service.

Thank endjed
Management response:

I am so glad you enjoyed your celebration! We had a great time hosting your event. More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten in some fine restaurants, in Paris, London, Istanbul, Beirut, Vienna, Rome, Chicago, and New York, among other cities, and RIS, in my humble opinion, is one of the finest. It isn't just a question of the menu. The food is prepared to perfection, and it is beautifully served up. The service is impeccable, or just the way I... More 

Thank Patrick B
Management response:

Thank you for your great review! Hope to see you again soon! More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mixed salad was surprisingly good (perhaps a bit too much dressing but the freshness was amazing), the steak excellent (although my 'medium' cooked steak was almost 'well done') with the accompanying potatoes just amazing and the pear desert nice (I personally didn't like it too much but I seemed to be the only one). Due the above, and given... More 

Thank Jurgen R
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Thank you so much for coming! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Lima, Peru
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night in town, decided to go for a quiet dinner close by our hotel (Ritz Carlton). Ris proved to be actually very good for our casual expectations, food was delicious and service was very high standard. The level of knowledge of our server Johnson was impressive. Very nice experience and for sure a must repeat. If you... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel we went for dinner with expectations. Unfortunately not made truth by the dinner we were offered. My wife had mussels which were very small and I had the fish of the day which skin was burned. The selection of wine was big but average price per glas way above $11 and the cheapest bottle way over... More 

Thank Hein W
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181 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This was our second time for dinner and we don't regret at all. Nice food, good atmosphere and friendly service.

Thank tozepinto
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It was great having you! Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

A special menu had been prepared, so normally this is a more expensive place. But the dishes were delicious and the service excellent. And the atmosphere was lively even though normally busy according to the waitress. To be recommended.

Thank BarbStorey
Management response:

Thanks so much for coming by for restaurant week! We also have great deals during lunch and brunch at the bar for food which is less expensive. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Took a business group to dinner for a celebratory event. Special menu was creative and delicious. Cost effective too. Get the private room and have a very special evening.

Thank GeorgetownUnivProf
Management response:

It was a pleasure having you for your business group dinner. We highly recommend our private room also for any spacial occasion! Hope to see you back soon! More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We were heading to the Kennedy Center and had an early reservation at RIS. Food was good, service was good and speedy enough to be comfortable to arrive at the Kennedy Center in plenty of time. Some dishes were received by our group with more enthusiasm than others but generally everyone was satisfied with the quality all the way around.... More 

Thank Mary M
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Thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Evanston, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Traveling to DC on business, I was lucky enough to be introduced to Ris by a local. It's a beautiful, warm, elegant space, and we had a fantastic week-night dinner. I ordered the crab cake and a simple green salad. She had a steak. Both meals were simply perfect.

Thank Evanstonian1725
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Thanks for coming! Hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414
  • 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
  • Phone Number: 12027302500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?