Fun food venueSo fresh, such outstanding service from hostess to table personnel, great new and old wine selection...quite surprising!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMRippleThis is just a wonderful, wonderful restaurant.
One, let's call it an issue, is that the wine list is pretty, pretty pricey. Not a lot of choices here under $100 a bottle. That said, it is an excellent wine list and, for that matter, also a great beer list.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seasonal menuI greatly enjoyed the seasonal variety of the menu at Ripple, which changes frequently. The seafood dishes were especially good. They have a terrific cocktail list - unique, with house-made ingredients but not frou-frou. There was also a stellar beer list and one of the best wine lists that I have seen in a DC restaurant of this price range (with several varieties available by the glass). Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. Good desserts and interesting home-made ice cream too!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place in Cleveland Park!My fiance have gone to Ripple several times for dessert, but finally got there for dinner. The food is amazing, portions are a great size and they have a great variety based on local and seasonal goods. Also, try the charcuterie, as there is a woman with a meat slicer who sits in the front!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice but we need to "wine"We've seen some write-ups and the buzz about the restaurant and were looking forward to trying it. Overall we enjoyed the food, service, and lovely atmosphere. We appreciate that they offer a selection of cheeses, which is a nice touch, and an extensive wine list. Through our many travels and dining experiences, we know that there are plenty of reasonably priced good wines available, and enjoy a bottle with nearly every dinner. But, as a neighborhood restaurant in Cleveland Park, we feel they should offer at least a few selections under $40. Again, overall it was very nice, but the wine prices are a bit high.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new chef keeps to theThe new chef keeps to the spirit that we love at Ripple, but has given the main courses a more solid footing. Previously, we tended to stick to the smaller dishes and shared charcuterie, but this time we found the main dishes also inviting, striking a balance between innovation and recognizable influences. This remains a favourite restaurant for us when we want a fine meal with original tastes and interesting wine possibilities, but without heaviness.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have a wonderfulWe always have a wonderful time at Ripple, and this past Saturday night was no different. More than anything else - the food, the wine, the atmosphere - I'm always so impressed with the knowledge of the wait staff. They all have such a deep understanding of everything that goes into each dish, and which wines go best with which dish. It makes the dining experience that much more easy and enjoyable.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot on the North side.We were pleasantly surprised that Ripple exceeded all of our expectations. The service was attentive, but relaxed. Our server provided the perfect guidance and the result was an excellent meal with delightful wine pairings. More than reasonable expense for such an outstanding experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMalways delicious and creativeEverything was delicious and interesting. The Rockfish, for me, was a little dry. I'd have liked a thinner slice.
Halibut was very fine. tuna appetizer and ricotta appetizer and desserts were superb.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the atmosphere, theLoved the atmosphere, the food was excellent and our waiter was friendly and knowledgable....A GREAT experience4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed ourWe thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We were well taken care of and I would recommend highly. I had an appetizer of lobster , morels and fresh peas that was exquisite.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMripple lives up to expectationMy partner and I have been big fans of this neighborhood spot in years past and had the opportunity to dine here tonight; we were not disappointed in the least. Bright distinct flavors punctuated menu and challenging dishes like octopus showcased the kitchen's expertise. Service was engaging, knowledgable, concise and went beyond the call. The wine list is eclectic extensive and well priced and the staff know it well. It reminds me of so many of the great neighborhood restaurants I frequented in my many years in San Francisco.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, beautifulDelicious food, beautiful presentation, knowledgeable and thoughtful staff, and a wonderful ambience! I look forward to returning.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and deliciousI took a friend here for her birthday. They made her feel very special! The food was exceptional - from the olive appetizer to the lamp entree. Dessert was lovely. The service was excellent and the waiter was good at selecting wines we would enjoy.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI went for an early weekdayI went for an early weekday dinner with a friend. It was nearly empty! We got to choose from the grilled cheese, bar, and dining room menus. Too many choices! The portions are small but well made. The staff was amazing.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Meal, Great Experience!We had a great experience here. Wine and Beer list is impressive. The locally sourced ingredients were a plus. Different menu options made it hard to decide on what to order (which we consider a good problem). We opted out of the cheese and charcuterie but that seemed to be a popular choice with everyone else. Highly Recommend.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful risottoi have always loved the creative, locally grown dishes at Ripple, but the quinoa/farro/wild rice risotto with a variety of wild mushrooms was out of this world.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie Find, Cool VibeI love this place! Food as good as anyplace in the city, fun vibe but you can hear yourself talk, not stuffy, and fabulous house cocktails. This was a repeat visit, and even though we love to try all the newest places in town - we keep gravitating back to Ripple.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place to celebrate/splurgeThey seem to have a new chef for the summer and she is even better than the last one! Crazy good, totally unique food, and an amazing cocktail list with an incredibly talented bartender. Go for a special occasion.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Service and FoodTruly remarkable service. Staff at Ripple have exceptional knowledge and communicate it/make excellent suggestions if you don't know what to order. During our experience, after an unfortunate "miss" where our appetizers were not served, the "miss" was more than made up for when the bill came. I've been coming here for a while, and will continue to do so. The place hasn't skipped a beat with the new chef, and the service is still outstanding.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Ripple to celebrateWe went to Ripple to celebrate my birthday, and it was great. The restaurant had some lovely decor-the red ripples in the wall to the black and white photos set the scene very well, clean and easy. The service was impeccable, our waiter was very kind and attentive, always coming and checking up on us, very informative of the menu and the seasonal changes that occur with the menu. As for the food, it was delicious. The sunchoke soup, and the risotto was finger-licking good. I would definetly come back here for another taste of this lovely place.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLooks like a successful transitionRipple's new chef continues where Logan left off. Inventive combinations and new twists on traditional dishes. Some delicate and interesting, others heartier, but nearly all succeed.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM