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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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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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I have been for both brunch and dinner and both have been exceptional. I highly suggest Ris for date nights or a special occasion with friends. The food is wonderful, service is unmatched, and the ambiance is fantastic.

Thank Mary D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have been here a dozen times, each time have had a good meal, no matter brunch, lunch or dinner, never disappointed, especially the pork Chop, the best in town!!!

Thank Michael S
Brooklyn, NY
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

There is a scallop margarita appetizer that I have had now each time I have eaten at Ris. Each time (well only three) I have been here, I fear I will be disappointed and I am ALWAYS so happy with this dish. The last time we were here (last week) others in the group were seduced by the shrimp appetizer... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I was a part of a wedding in Georgetown. We all stayed at the Westin, which was a great location. RIS is a part of many of the small intimate restaurants that are building in this area. We were able to have an opportunity to have a nice chat with the owner/chef..,,RIS. Her concept is farm to table food. We... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

In Washington for just a few nights and walked past here a couple of times on the way to the metro. Didn't attract my attention curb side, dark Windows and no menu on view, in fact it almost looked closed down! How wrong could I be. Arrived on a quiet evening so perhaps lacking a bit of "atmosphere " but... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

RIS is my go to restaurant in DC. The food varies from the best dish of spaghetti and meatballs to desserts that are truly amazing. The wine selection is outstanding. RIS, the nickname of the Chef, is amazing. Strongly recommend eating at RIS!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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134 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Excellent place to have a business lunch. Salad choices were very good. Had been here five years ago for dinner with a reunion group and it was very good then, too.

Thank hilohattie999
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I have never had a bad meal at Ris and I have never been disappointed that I have taken even my most demanding my foodie friends and colleagues here. This is a female owned excellent chef who produces fine quality meals that are pleasing to eat. The restaurant is attractive and the noise level that allows for adult conversation -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?