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Ripple
Ripple
  • Address:
    3417 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    Neighborhood:
    Cleveland Park
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Ripple Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://rippledc.com
  • Phone: (202) 244-7995
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Hours:
    Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Bar Hours:
    Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Marjorie Meek-Bradley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Ripple has three dining rooms available for private dining, events or receptions. Our back dining room seats up to 40 people. The main dining room can accommodate 60 people for dinner. We also have a 10 seat private dining room. Please let us know if we can help you plan your next event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Macomb St and Ordway St.
  • Public Transit: Take the red line to the Cleveland Park and exit on the east side
    walk toward the National Zoo about 2 blocks.
    We're right across from the Uptown Theatre
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ripple
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 only the best products to the table.
Our award winning wine list features 50 wines by the glass and bottles starting at $25, with over 70 wines under $50. In addition, we have extensive beer and cocktail menus, 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "cheese selection was serious. Service was great, seasoning was perfect on everything. great dinner"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Great, as always. Terrific food. Really, really good. Attentive, friendly service. Vibrant atmosphere. Good friends. What could be better?"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and knowledgable. We had the pork, and the fish both of which were cooked perfectly. The desserts were to die for!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Excellent service and everything on the menu is exquisite. You can TRUST this place will satisfy."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our group of four savored just about everything we ordered. The appetizers really shone -- especially the smoked eggplant agnolotti and the heirloom tomato salad. And Ripple's baguettes and corn bread are first rate -- something all too rare in even the so-called best restaurants."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Had an amazing time at Ripple! Lived in the area for three years but had never tried it out before. I loved that their menu changed daily, and their Gnocchi was sensational. Also their wine list was extremely reasonable, and very extensive."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was our first time here (dinner), and we absolutely fell in love! Ripple was recommended by a chef friend of ours, and we're so glad we came! The food is fresh, full of flavor & delicious, our server, Richard, was very pleasant, helped us with our selections, and added to our great experience!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great meal and excellent service - will be back for dinner again. Cheese grits were amazing."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Excited to finally try Ripple but disappointed. Noise level in the bar was extremely loud for 7:00 PM but we secured a quiet table in the dining room. However, after an hour noise in the dining room necessitated repeating every other word. We shared a pasta appetizer, which was delivered without any description--almost thrown on the table. Agnolotti appetizer consisted of flat green objects with a few parmesan curls. Initially, we thought it was an amuse bouche. Tepid and nearly tasteless. Having ordered the infamous "roasted and fried chicken" I was willing to splurge for the calories. Again, the temperature of the food decreased the experience and the fried chicken was over-fried to beyond "crunchy." Might return for drinks."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The strip steak was melt in your mouth delicious. The biggest surprise was the vegetarian selection-stuffed squash-unbelievable!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We've been here about 6 times and the restaurant continues to deliver terrific food in a fun and casual atmosphere. We tend to order 2-3 dishes plus dessert. The one thing is I have never had a meal where every dish hits. I also have never had a meal where at least one dish blew me away. This past Sat the chilled cauliflower soup w crab was an A+. The rockfish main was only okay. The bread pudding was amazing. The agnolotti was okay, but the worst pasta dish I have had here. The bar is high though as the pasta dishes have typically been terrific. The salads and fresh foods are what really set the restaurant apart. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My husband joined me on a business trip and found this place. It was SOOOOOO cute! I would definitely come back the next time I am in town. While they have great meat dishes (my hubby destroyed the lamb) they had a lot of vegetarian options that were creative and delicious! And they have incredible wines! This place is worth the trip if you are staying in National Harbor. Thanks so much for a great evening."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food was really good. I enjoyed every bite, apps through dessert. The restaurant is very loud so we were grateful that we dined on the late side and that it gradually quieted down. Service was initially prompt but got slower as the evening progressed. Although the iced tea was delicious we thought $4.00 a galss was a bit much. I thought there was good value for the prices of the food and the alcoholic drinks were about what I expected."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "What a great restaurant! We dined at Ripple at leave five times within the past year times and always leave looking forward to returning. The food is delicious and service delightful."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good food and service but expensive and very noisy"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Living in Cleveland Park, I am fortunate to have this restaurant in the neighborhood. Everything is well thought out here, from the ambience to the menu. The beer and wine list is exciting as well. And as for the food, they do fresh and local sourced ingredients proud. Each time I dine here, I find something new to try and have yet to be disappointed. They cook seafood perfectly and there are always great vegetarian selections along side the meats and not as an afterthought. All in all, Ripple is rewarding."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great night out with the girls food and wine met high expectations"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We loved our first visit to Ripple. The website boasted fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and our palates agreed that it was all of the above. We loved everything from the crackers made in-house with farm butter and the cheese appetizers we ordered (goat, sheep and cow cheeses) to the main courses of lamb, roasted chicken, and bone marrow. Fine, fresh dining at its best!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Too expensive for everyday, but a treat for a reunion or celebration. The desserts are particularly outstanding (and I usually can skip dessert with no regrets). The main menu, though, is not very vegetarian friendly. I put together a meal consisting of a salad and two sides but wish I had had more options."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The peach/tomato/ricotta salad was ok - nothing special. The spaghetti app was really awful. We arrived at 7:30 for drinks because we could only get an 8:45 reservation and although I asked I was pretty surprised that they didn't seat us until a few mins past 8:45. They didn't offer bread unless you asked which seems pretty chincy. I had been there before and was hoping it would wow my 2 friends but it really didn't. Main dish (and other) portions were quite tiny."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went with another couple to catch up. The food and ambiance was great!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very nice experience. Enjoyed the wine list and the wine we chose. Food was extremely high quality."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Fantastic service and the food was incredible. From starters to dessert, there was not a dish that we did not enjoy. Also, believe the hype on the wine list-great selection!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Ripple is easily one of the best restaurants in the area. I've tried many in the DC area over the past 20+ years and many others in cities around the world, and the meal I had at Ripple the other evening was on par with the best restaurants I've visited. The food and wine are the real standouts. The appetizers, side dishes, and entrees were beautifully presented, unique, and great tasting. The atmosphere is the only weakness we experienced. The dining room is a little cramped, and with a full crowd, the noise levels can get a bit high. I'm looking forward to going back soon."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The last time my spouse and I ate at Ripple was when it first opened maybe 5 or 6 years ago. The food was good, but very expensive, and we were underwhelmed. But with a new chef, we figured we'd try again. We didn't have much - we came in around 9:30 after a movie at the Uptown, but what we had was excellent. The place is still pricey - $15 for a glass of rose champagne? Really? And some wine glasses were $20! Two appetizers, two drinks and a shared dessert cost $70. But we'll come again and have entrees, even if this won't become a regular place for us because of the cost."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "While the food combinations and descriptions on Ripple's menu can come across as a bit pretentious, every offering was delicious and beautiful. The service was also friendly, helpful and relaxed. There are no bargains at Ripple, but for a special occasion it's a delight."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Creative creations, quality product, great service. My only constructive criticism is to rethink the presentation of the lamb sausage...makes for an unappetizing look."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Currently obsessed with Ripple!!! It was a delicious dinner and I will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Ripple really goes above and beyond with everything, and not in an in your face obnoxious kind of way. The food is fantastic, crisp, fresh ingredients and light delicious flavors. We ordered everything that our server Matt recomended and he didn't steer us wrong. House made spaghetti, rockfish, scallops, and butterscotch pudding were all perfect. Also, recomended a perfect wine to go with our meal and our fit our price range. Thank you Ripple for making our anniversary dinner perfect. They even put a little note on our menu for us!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We live in DC and Ripple is a delight and one of our favorite restaurants. Ripple's foods are locally sourced, has great service, is reasonably quiet and has a great wine selection (including several wines under $30). We had the kohlrabi tortellini stuffed with felsa yahr cheese, seared scallops, and the cheese platter that included special cheeses that we do not normally see in restaurant (our favorite was ossau irati and pleasant ridge reserve). The price per person with tip was $50 per person. We will happily return!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Ripple provided excellent service and a variety of very tasty dishes for our party of three. We had limited time before heading to a movie across the street, but were able to enjoy three courses and wine and make the show with a few minutes to spare. The halibut was a standout that evening, along with a miniature blueberry pie dessert."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Dined at Ripple with my girlfriend for our 1st date anniversary (this is also was where we had our first date). We appreciated them accommodating our request to sit at the same table as our first visit. The service was great- very attentive and friendly. We stuck with cocktails of which they had a very good selection and were prepared very well. We also stayed with appetizers and the meat and cheese platters, all of which were delicious. However, after we considered their entrees for some time, we both came to the realization that while the food at Ripple is no doubt top notch, the menu for whatever reason just doesn't 'pop'. Just a matter of taste and preference. That said, I would recommend it for a drinks and tapas dining experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "At nights it may be hard to find parking but i think this neighborhood gem is worth it. The charcuterrie plate with house made mustard was fantastic. I also got the pasta which was housemade. It tasted great, only wished they rolled the gnocchi on a fork to have both the texture and ability for the sauce to stick better. Steak was done well. A bit busy with the other stuff on the plate and a tad bit salty. Overall I still cleaned that entire plate. Nice meal. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Marjorie Meek-Bradley creates culinary perfection in her daily dishes at Ripple. The food is outstanding and gets better each time we visit. The wine list and cocktails are stellar - general manager Danny Fisher knows the wineries and handpicks selections, greeting us every time with a smile and a welcome back hug. The staff are knowledgable about the dishes, the drinks and anticipate needs before you're even aware you have any. This is our go-to weekday neighborhood spot, our wedding rehearsal spot, and our special dinner spot."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Also, quite enough for carrying on a conversation. A real gem. Staff is very helpful, great for seafood and beef."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My experience was amazing! Our waiter, Matt was so great! The food was awesome and the mimosas were even better. I will be back and I will spread the word!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We took our adult daughter here for her birthday. It is clear that a great deal of care has gone into everything on the menu, cocktail menu and wine list. Everything on the plate, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant was bursting with originality and flavor. Some people might feel that there are too few selections, but trust me, there is everything you could want. My husband and daughter had selections off the cold appetizer menu and I asked our server for recommendations from the cheese menu - all amazing. Our entrees - pork shoulder, halibut and chicken were full of unique flavors. Our server said she had only been working there for 2 months, but she was knowledgeable about the menu and gave us great recommendations."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Read about ripple on line and decided to check it out for dinner while visiting my daughter in DC. The food is very good and the cheese plate was outstanding, although on a small side. Great wine selection from more expensive to affordable and, although it is for foodies, it is still casual enough for those who do not like a formal feel. Overall a good experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Perfert date night spot for my wife and I. No probably getting a reservation for an early dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fantastic menu creation and execution. Attentive table service. Attractive décor. Extensive wine list. Not cheap when you come out, but good for special occasions, dates, or out-of-town visitors."
    Dined on 6/9/2014