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Ranked #173 of 3,196 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Cross street: 23rd
Transit: 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.
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2012

At the end of my mean I said this was probably the best meal I have ever had. From the appetizers to the dessert I was in heaven!
Great wine list as well.

Visited November 2012
Thank GBJG
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Kensington, Maryland
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had a small discussion group and we were able to use the private room at The Ris for our meeting/brunch. The room was perfect - round table and it was quiet. The food was teriffic and they had some great brunch drinks - mimosas with apple ginger, pomegranate, etc. One of the best things about the brunch was our server - she was wonderful - bright, witty and anticipated every need before you asked. It was a wonderful experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank SBuffalano
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Ok, not pulling up trees”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We (wife and I) went to the Ris this evening on recommendation.

It was OK. nothing more nothing less, OK.

The Food:
We, had for starter, the Shrimp Tempura (OK) and Crab Cakes (Good) and main, Carvelli(spelling) Pasta (average) and MonkFish Risotto (OK).

The Atmosphe - quiet, low lighting and relax - which suited us.

The Service - efficient(as you would expect) but no more.

Overall - OK

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank C_Stubing
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Overall, very good. The salmon and scallops both were well prepared. The appetizers were mediocre. Dessert was fantastic. Not sure it was worth what we paid but that's DC. Don't get seated too close to the front when it's cold outside.

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Thank travel4buisness
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Spectacular food”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We went to Ris at 10:30 on the night we flew in and they served us like we were the first customers of the night. Pleasant atmosphere, fun noisy at first but as the Friday night crowd thinned it was great. The food was a taste sensation, with the kind of meal you eat a bite of everything at once as the chef intended because each aspect worked together to make the flavours dance. Our young server was pleasant and attentive. My husband isn't too keen on mushrooms but the server said she could hold the mushrooms. When she brought his meal she brought a little mushroom sauce as a side just in case he wanted to try it because she thought it really worked with the meal. She was right!! I had late night prix fix dinner- great value and no skimping on quality. The scallops were amazing and the pear dessert was very tasty. I always worry when a restaurant is highly recommended because it can't live up to its reviews- this one truly did. Enjoy.

Visited October 2012
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