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Ripple
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: between Macomb St and Ordway St.
Transit: Stops Take the red line to the Cleveland Park and exit on the east side walk toward Dupont Circle about 2 blocks. We're right across from the Uptown Theatre
Description: In a comfortable setting, just across the street from the historic Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park, Ripple offers a complete dining experience, with a focus on sustainability, organic and locally-acquired produce, and a good time. We are proud to support local farmers and co-ops in our mission to bring the best products to the table. In addition, we have an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu, to complete any meal. Above all, we believe in hospitality and hope that everyone who dines with us will feel comfortable and enjoy their time with us. We truly are a place to eat, drink, and gather.
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Ate here twice on a recent trip to DC. The food is beyond compare and the atmosphere and staff here is stellar. We were able to chat with the chef who engaged my young daughters in a conversation about cooking "fancy food" when they grow up. And the manager, Danny, is wonderful - especially if you need a wine recommendation! I highly recommend Ripple to anyone in DC.

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Thank Jessica E
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Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Met up for the grilled cheese happy hour. I had the chèvre and shroom which was heavy and te mushrooms were minced. She had a custom one with Brie and tomato--- the consistency was off. There isn't really a HH given that the wine was $12 per glass. We shared the carrot cavetelli which was excellent. Skip the deviled eggs unless you are in need of some salted mustard. It is a very loud setting with only 10-15 ppl in the whole bar. The menus online are out of date--- so don't look forward to anything--- even the drink menu was off.

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Thank Urbanfarmgrl
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

In DC for the weekend, we looked forward to Sunday brunch at the highly-touted Ripple. Apparently brunch is a new undertaking at the restaurant. Coffee was ordered and came to the table lukewarm. No cream; they only have whole milk. I ordered two eggs and whole wheat toast. No bread available. I could have crackers or the homemade English muffin for a $2 extra charge. The muffin was small and rubbery. A companion ordered a breakfast burger done medium and was served one way overdone. There was no salt or pepper at the table. The waiter brought us a small disk of loose salt with one of those tiny spoons. Very cute. But challenging for many folks, especially seniors or children, to use without oversalting your eggs. The waitstaff was attentive but unfamiliar with the menu. Perhaps new to the brunch routine.

Somehow our party of four wound up with a bill for $90 (including tip) for a way disappointing experience. Someone in charge here needs to get a clue about how to put together a decent brunch experience.

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Thank martyb-tripster
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had dinner at Ripple last night and while the food and service was generally very good, there were several real misses.
The good parts - steak with chimichuri, carrot cavateli, and the beet salad.
Misses - the fried oysters with squid ink tempura batter. These little black things look extremely unappetizing and were the size of a fingernail. Five of these for 14 dollars was ridiculous. I am not even sure there was an oyster in the batter.
The cornbread is great but dry and chewy French bread is passed out like it is an endangered species.
The portions are quite small and I know the chef is trying new things everyday but something's should be tested before being placed on the menu.
The desserts are fine but way too busy.
Finally, the wine list had some excellent choices but prices were quite steep.
I would be hard pressed to return when there are so many dining choices within this block of Connecticut Avenue.

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Thank Thsnitch
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Walked past Ripple so many times but never went there thinking it's a wine bar and we are not really wine drinkers. However it seems reviews are quite positive about the food as well. Made a last minute reservation on Opentable on a weekday night and at 7:15 pm the bar area was busier than the dining rooms (there's a larger inside room behind the bar and two small sections with a couple of tables each by the plate glass fronts). Nice atmosphere but could get quite noisy at least in front where the bar is. We were seated right next to the entrance, looking out on Conn Ave. The cuisine is creative contemporary American with complicated menu descriptions. However as the menu changes frequently the list is short enough not to be overwhelming. Everything looked great with interesting combination of ingredients. Portions are small but everything was so artfully arranged and presented – whatever there is demands to be savored and not wolfed down (gotta go slow to making it last!). We had the beet salad with "smoked egg", and when it arrived the server pointed out where the egg is because it wasn't immediately apparent, as it was only egg yolk in the form of a thinly spread sauce which acts as a base for the beets on top (bet that's a question he's been asked before). But it was delicious, like extremely fancy and rich mayo. Everything else was good too, from the bibb salad, spinach tortellini, the grilled scallops, to the desserts – the gluten free mint chocolate panna cotta, and the basil pound cake (beautiful green color but could be more moist). And don't forget the house cornbread - so tasty almost like dessert. Service was fairly good – you might have to ask for something twice but the server always checked in on us after each course. Bill came to about $90 with one drink, 3 appetizers, 1 entree and 2 desserts before tip (they also offer a pre-fixe 3-course menu for $35/pp). Certainly not cheap, especially judging from a quantity standpoint. However absolutely worth the experience as the food is superbly enjoyable. Probably not a place to go when you are very hungry but definitely worth the splurge once in a while.

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Thank paxa
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