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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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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank FrankTastic_Traveler
Greenville, North Carolina
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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150 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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
Management response:

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

Evanston, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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14 reviews
7 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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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Thank ibyron

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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, 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, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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?