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2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414
+1 202-730-2500
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“scallops” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful place to dine. Please understand that I rarely give a 5 but I did this time. Kath and I each had fish. I had the catfish and she the salmon. They were both excellent. We started with oysters which were also very good....More

Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to RIS for a business presentation at lunch. There was a limited menu to choose from, but the three available entrees all looked interesting. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. Each plate was carefully composed, and my chicken dish was both a bit...More

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed 1 week ago

I come to ris regularly for happy hour and special occasions. The staff is friendly, dynamic, and attentive. Chef Ris and Zack are innovative without being gimmicky; this is reflected in their menus. There is something for everyone here. The decor is casual elegant and...More

Thank selsisu
Reviewed 1 week ago

RIS was recommended by the bartender at our hotel as being a very good place to eat and she was spot on! Our bartender, Isedro, was a genius mixologist using ginger beer made in house. The Chef came out and talked to us and he...More

Thank raybobken
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was packed so I assume the full meals are excellent. But the house cocktail called RIS was rather like drinking medicine. The sharing platter was ok but not amazing for $25, it was small with very little bread. Service was ok but not...More

Thank Christina075
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the DC restaurant scene - usually. This week, though, suffered through a terrible meal and bad service at RIS. Met a group for drinks and appetizers an hour before my actual reservation (7 pm). Restaurant was empty (6 pm). Asked if we could...More

Thank LoisGriffin75
Reviewed 9 March 2018

There were many great things...first, we had a large group (20) and had incredible service. Second, the food was really good. I had the French Onion Soup as a starter and it was incredible! Then on to a very tasty filet with a great potato...More

Thank IndyLaves
risdc2017, Public Relations Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, I am very please you had a great time. I hope you will be back very soon. We love having private party events with large groups!

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Nice variety of options for dinner! Our group of 16 each thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The Charcuterie board was unique and delicious as was the tomato soup, chicken marseille and salmon. Really all was top Knoth! Highly recommend dining here!

Thank Sgorie
risdc2017, Public Relations Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi! I am very happy you had a great time. Hopefully see you back at RIS soon!

Reviewed 12 February 2018

This a delightful innovative resturant. Service makes you feel that you are special. The meat loaf is unbelievable. It doesn't deserve a pueblean name. The lamb is delicious. These meals are only served once a week.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Services was excellent and the food great. We had both fish and chicken and they were prepared just right. Although busy, the restaurant was not loud. Lots of windows mad the setting bright. We will be back.

Thank Travel_Meister2
risdc2017, Public Relations Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Glad you had a great experience. I am very excited you enjoyed the food and setting. Hope you visit us again soon!

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Sharron G
19 March 2017|
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Response from risdc2017 | Property representative |
Yes we offer valet for $10 Monday-Friday at 6:30pm and Sunday- Saturday 5pm All Day Parking is available at the PMI Parking Garage on 24th Street NW between M and L. Parking is $10 with validation from RIS for same day... More
19 June 2016|
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Response from Marsnomad | Reviewed this property |
Scallop ceviche was out of this world
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 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
  • Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: +1 202-730-2500
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