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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414 (23rd)
+1 202-730-2500
5:00 pm - 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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London, Canada
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group who were in DC for a board meeting had dinner at RIS. As a vegetarian I found the options very limited. The main course offering was a large piece of cauliflower served on spaghetti squash. The squash was very tasty and the dinner was nicely plated but it was overwhelmed by the volume of cauliflower. The kale salad... More 

Thank Janice D
Morristown, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel concierge recommended Ris for an early New Year's Eve dinner. Upon arriving we were seated next to a table with a toddler playing with the balloons hanging from the ceiling. Upon request, the manager graciously moved us to another table. Once seated, it was a long wait for someone to come by for our cocktail order. Our server... More 

Thank Beth P
Management response:

Good afternoon. I am so very sorry your experience at RIS was not what you expected, what we intended or what your concierge intended, especially on a celebratory evening. . My apologies go out to Mark as well. We please so very many guests and I would love to have the opportunity for you to experience what most people do... More 

Reston, Virginia
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198 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to RIS before an event at the Kennedy Center and our experience was mixed. The food was wonderful but the service was horrible. We were promptly seated and then waited over 10 minutes before my wife went up to the maître d' and tried to ask him for help with our service. Unfortunately, he was on the phone... More 

2 Thank Kenneth J
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We were here with a large group (@20 pax) and were served in a lovely private space. The food was top notch: one of the best meals we've had in this city full of good restaurants. And the service was equally good. Not to be missed!

Thank davidinathens
Reading, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Ris is a pleasant neighborhood restaurant. The service is good, the bar area is most pleasant and the food is good.

Thank jwc491
New York, NY
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Though this place gets good reviews and the decor and staff are pleasant enough, the food was uniformly no better than average. The day after Thanksgiving may not be the best day to try a restaurant but if the chef took the weekend off (just a guess given the gap between reputation and our dinner), the restaurant shouldn't expect us... More 

1 Thank luxtravelsNYC
Management response:

Hi, My name is Miloud and I am the manager at Ris. First, I appreciate you chose to dine with us after Thanksgiving, and I am so sorry that your experience didn't meet your expectations. We really value and do care about our guests' feedback & comments sine, it's one of the best the ways to improve ourselves and make... More 

London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

The food and service at this restaurant is very good we had the mussels to stray which were very tasty and followed by the chicken pot pie which was amazing freshly cooked and packed with meat and veg very good and for us it was great to have a meal that was actually hot So many restaurants in USA don't... More 

Thank JHBtravel
London, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We went here for a meeting it was nice, no problems. I don't think it's as good as it used to be and the service sucked but the food was good

Thank Joeavison
Brisbane, Australia
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115 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

A birthday celebration worth repeating ...such thoughtful attention to detail...from the birthday girls name on the menu to the candles on the scrumptious carrot cake. The wild mushroom tagliatelle was superbly flavoursome....serving sizes are generous and service just excellent. Remembering the scallop margarita has just made my mouth water... ! If you like a fine meal ... make this a... More 

Thank JulieJulie88
Management response:

I am so glad you had an amazing time for the birthday celebration! We try to make every birthday as special as we can. Hope you are able to visit us soon again. More 

South Miami, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Excellent restaurant. Very good service, and prices. good accommodations and the food is terrific. I had a TROUT...So fresh that I thought it was still moving...Pretty good menu. Perfect location. I would definetely visit it again and suggest you give it a chance.

Thank mrt01748
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback! I personally love the Trout as well! Hope to see you back soon. 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
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 202-730-2500

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