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“Top five in D.C.”
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Ranked #166 of 3,229 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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.
Washington, DC
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Top five in D.C.”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, service and ambiance. Even the bread was excellent; we usually stop after one basket but had to order a second. Mussel appetizer was perfect, as were the swordfish special and the scallops. Pear tart with saffron ice cream was fantastic. Prices are very reasonable for the high quality of the food. It has been a long time since we left a restaurant talking about how soon we would like to come back. Ris immediately went into our top five places to eat in D.C., and we have lived in the city for more than 30 years. Very highly recommended.

Visited October 2013
Thank Tom S
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“OK, Service was Great”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

This place had a nice atmosphere, a nice menu and great service. Unfortunately, the food was average, and the prices were not. the place had a nice buzz on Friday night, and was full of people having a good time. the menu was very diverse, and had great selections. The service was spot on. However, the kitchen did not execute the menu very well. Stick to the first course menu. I would not recommend it.

  • Visited October 2013
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orlando florida
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Good but not great. Portions good size for the money, all tasty, creative menu, presented nicely, nice dining room, staff very good. Wasn't disappointed, but probably wouldn't return. Too many other good restaurants in DC

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank searchinggreatfood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just delightful evening”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Dinner on the patio in good weather with an old friend. My picky diet restrictions (this to the side, please, none of that, can you substitute) didn't throw our waitress or the kitchen off for a minute and while I didn't have anything very exotic, there were ample choices of meat, seafood and veggies. Our waitress was friendly, efficient, knowledgable, helpful and never intrusive although whenever we needed her she was there like a shot. Terrific evening. Top notch service and excellent food.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank LocalVA
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Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

I went with my family for my BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION and had an outstanding time... The service was absolutly top notch.. And the food was very tasty... Eveyone enjoyed loved there FOOD... I didnt think the evening could get any better BUT IT DID... ( I came in with my own cake the waiter took it in the back for safe keeping) ... At the end of our meal the they gave each person a piece of cake ,,, then CHEF/OWNER RIS LACOSTE CAME OUT THIS MINE and sung HAPPY BIRTHDAY... She was really down to earth, sat down at our table and took pics with us !!!! It was the BEST

Thank GiGi R
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