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“Good food, slow service. Be aware - half size portions for the full price”
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Ranked #111 of 3,482 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We came there for early brunch. The place was almost empty. Still, it took them more than half an hour to bring the food: smoked salmon eggs benedict and mariland benedict (crab cake). The benedicts were very good, though the portions were rather small (for $15 I expected 2 pieces, not one). The cappuccino was cold. In other words, mixed bug. It's a nice place, just be prepared and know what to expect.

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Thank sasha177
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

This was some of the best food I have eaten in a very long time. Every dish was a wonderful combination of ingredients without being contrived, creative without being eccentric, and contemporary but mindful of tradition. There was a freshness to all the tastes that I find so often missing in much of the restaurant food that I eat. The chef clearly has a deft touch. The restaurant is modern, yet soothing. The staff is welcoming and efficient. The wine list is well put together and reasonably priced. This was fantastic dining experience. I can’t wait to go back.

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Thank bropaul
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food was wonderful, we enjoyed every dish we ordered. The ingredients are top quality and the seasonings are interesting and flavorful. If you don't like a lot of noise while dinning, you might be a bit disappointed. But, other than that, this place is very good and worth a try.

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Thank mosrm
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Hotel concierge sent us over. Food was very good and the ambiance was nice. Other than the host who didn't seem to happy to see us the staff was very friendly. Dinner took a strangely long time to arrive. We were in no hurry so it was fine even though we watched others come and go as we waited. Best appetizer ever was their Scallops Margherita. It tasted great and looked fantastic.

Thank JohnPatrickC
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I met a couple of friends here for a catch-up visit. They had been before. We got a nice quiet table in a smaller side room, good lighting, fast and informed service. Creative menu, a bit pricey but very satisfied all around.

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Thank PapaInternational
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