Permanently Closed - 15 ria

3.2
428 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - 15 ria, a contemporary American restaurant, showcases the bounty of the mid-Atlantic region. With "Fresh & Honest" as it's inspiration, 15 ria features fresh seafood, steaks, chops, braised comfort foods & generous side dishes. Fun, comfortable & accessible, 15 ria also offers outdoor seating in season. The Lounge with its intimate seating, great music, & classic contemporary cocktails is the place for after work drinks or a night with friends.
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3.2based on all time ratings
3.4
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3.3
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3.2
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in for a family wedding and the 17 of us not involved in the rehearsal had dinner at 15 Ria. We had 4 small children and one person in the wheel chair. They took care of everything and made sure all our requests were met. We were very disorganized since we had not been together as a group in a while. The staff was wonderful -- very patient with us and accommodating. Everyone loved their food. I know in particular the mozzarella sticks, small chicken tacos, flat bread pizza with shrimp and Shrimp Avocado was very good. They let us get appetizers from the bar menu. We brought a birthday cake and they stored it in their refrigerator for us and brought it out with candles (which I forgot) at dessert time.

They put together a long table for 17 people at the edge of the restaurant which allowed us to walk around the table an speak to various people during the dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience2

There were only two patrons in the restaurant when I visited for lunch. Yet, service was incredibly slow. It was also generally bad. I ordered soup and an entree. Before I'd had four spoonfuls of soup, the entree arrived. Really bad timing. And although I ordered the meat medium-well, I was served a well-done hockey puck that was brunt on the edges. Terrible time and I don't plan to return.

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DANIEL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is set up to take advantage of travelers. I don't know how this restaurant has so many stars, nor why the description doesn't mention that it is the restaurant of the Doubletree Hotel. I should have read the reviews, which would have told me that it was the Doubletree restaurant, but the description sounded good, and it had four stars, so I made a reservation. When I met my friend there, I discovered that it was a hotel restaurant. Giving the restaurant the benefit of the doubt, we ordered. The food on the basic menu was was uninspired and not particularly fresh. It was the same quality as an average lunch buffet, but in a city with a number of good-to-great lunch buffets, average is disappointing. For the same price my friend and I could've had fresher, more inspired food at many, many restaurants in DC.

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vipfood
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice setting; buffet (although on restaurant site it showed menu for Sunday). Choice of food; however, food was uncovered then covered, so food was not warm at it should have been; including pancakes). Plates were not cleared from the table after we went back to the buffet to help ourselves to some more food.

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vipMoaks
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Out together a last minute birthday brunch and found that 15 Ria could accommodate. They were great about our last minute additions as our group continued to grow. People had a range of more breakfast and lunch entrees. Everyone said they liked what they had. Nice service.

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vipLoriB
Philadelphia
144 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

While I found the food sufficient, I was a bit disappointed as they advertise the local farms that are suppliers. I was hoping for more uniqueness. I guess they must have to consider the hotel guests and that is why it was uneventful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience2

THIS THE DOUBLETREE. It's a fine experience, but it's a hotel restaurant like most others.

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vipYergz
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I met four colleagues for a business meeting and we got a lot done! We discussed our business over a few drinks, continued over dinner and wrapped up our evening! Valet parking and outdoor dining making this upcoming outdoor season an amazing opportunity for 15 Ria!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and we received great service. We didn't have to wait a long time for our food either. The ambiance was great, we sat right by the fireplace. Happy hour prices are to die for!!

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KarenJ
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was delightful, and salmon was exquisitely prepared. Nice pasta dish with mushrooms and spinach

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2016
Overall1food4service1ambience1

There was no host to greet us. We had to find someone working (1 waitress and 1 bartender) . It was 20 degrees outside and felt like 21 degrees inside. This was after the blizzard 4 days after the last last snow fall. However l don't know how you have two people working, NO HEAT, and children yelling the entire time. The food was good but l would never go back

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Awineglass
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We celebrate the holidays at 15ria year after year.

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CindyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Based on the menus and reviews it looked like a nice small new restaurant. Food was great but it was inside the Double Tree hotel and definitely had the feel of a hotel restaurant. There was hardly anyone there yet our service was still very slow and disorganized.

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vipDinnerwithfriends
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Did not know this was in a hotel when i made the reservation. Met an out of town friend for late breakfast and tho the food was fine, it was nothing special. We were the only ones in the place! Would have preferred a standalone restaurant but this one got such good reviews...cant figure it out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great lunch there with colleague!

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vip7hom7hom
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had n early Thursday dinner. Host and wait staff were great. As was the food. It's pretty obviously a hotel restaurant but otherwise nice. I'll be back.

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Pete
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ended up at 15ria when busy lunch spots downtown could not accommodate a party of 5 for lunch. It ended up being a much better choice, mostly because it was blissfully quiet and allowed for easy conversation across the table. Everyone was very happy with their food, which included entree salads, wraps and a vegetarian pasta dish. One of our party even asked for an item not on the menu - a turkey burger - and said it was excellent. Service was friendly, efficient and non-intrusive.

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Sinheart
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I've been to 15 Ria several times. The food is usually pretty good. On this particular occasion (my birthday) , I enjoyed my meal (fisherman's stew), as did my two sisters (ribeye and shrimp scampi rigatoni), my friend however, was disappointed with the steak, which was one of the evening's specials. The ribeye is a far better choice. We ordered the crab cake appetizer and the prosciutto flatbread. The crab cake was pretty good, lots of crab. The prosciutto was ham and not prosciutto, there is a difference, but it was still good none the less.

The restaurant was pretty empty; our table and one other. The waiter was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed ourselves and I know I will certainly be back again. That said, I always use a restaurant.com gift certificate, which makes visiting the restaurant worth it.

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Missy
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good and waitstaff was very pleasant, albeit a little slow. We weren't in a hurry, so it was no problem. For those in a hurry, I recommend the buffet. Looked good, though we ordered off the menu.

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DCRuby
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2015
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The crab fritters is the only item I would order again. Steak salad needed seasoning; Mac and cheese had a odd, off-putting taste; rib-eye steak needed to bet rimed - 1/3 of it was inedible; and grilled asparagus was bitter. Nice selection of drinks that were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The dinner was wonderful, the crab fritter for App. Which was perfectly cooked and the scampi shrimp was delicious. Service was great and Attentive. They have Happy Hour everyday including the weekend from 4pm to 7pm. Thanks for nice dinner!

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vipTimD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, great atmosphere

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vipTimD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Abbas, Rosa, and Mario are the best! Worth the trip.

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vipTimD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Online reservation system down

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Kkmac
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2015
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This restaurant is located in the lobby of a Double Tree hotel, and is nothing more than a hotel convenience for its patrons. My boyfriend and I ate here during DC restaurant week 2015, however their corresponding menu was scant and did not include anything for a vegetarian (like myself). I was allowed to order mushroom rigatoni a la carte from the standard menu, the only meat-free option other than a salad. Sadly, I found out (the hard way) that the meal was made with beef broth. My boyfriend ordered the salmi and did enjoy it.
We were not provided a drink menu, had to ask for it and were surprised that it did not include beer or wine, only liquor. The bourbon drinks we ordered were undrinkable, so strong we sent them back. Finally, the cheesecake tasted like something that was purchased from a grocery store (overly sweetened, definitely preservatives present). Outside of my boyfriend's well-cooked salmon, there was little redeemable about the experience. And the bill totaled over $100. NOT worth it, and we will not be back.

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vipChrisE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at this restaurant on a Friday. Food and service were excellent. But the restaurant was almost empty. It deserves to be better known.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2014
Overall1food2service1ambience3

No manners at the restaurant portion. They will need management to upgrade their customer service. They are not helpful or attentive! Under staff ! The bar area is very friendly and great bartenders !

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Maq89
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2014
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Made reservations here after having to change my schedule for celebrating my bfs birthday. It was great for a last minute find, wasn't crowded at all & the very nice decor made for a wonderful evening. The waitress was even able to accommodate my request & brought him a chocolate dessert with a candle & the staff sang happy birthday.

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cincireds28
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took 45 minutes for our order to arrive and the waitress had absolutely no personnel. After one visit we avoided this place for the rest of our visit and will never return.

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vipCheesecake
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have been to 15RIA before but the menu has changed it is more expensive and the average entree is $25. I had the braised ribs with mashed potatoes, shredded carrots and cabbage. The cabbage was hiding in the potaoes. The vegetables were smashed together under my meat. I did not like that at all. The restaurant trying for a gourmet dish but the portions are too small for the price increase. The clam chowder was okay. I like the quiet decor of the restaurant.

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vipJaywest
Washington DC
230 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2014
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I had dinner with some friends at 15 RIA. It is in a hotel, which usually does not speak well for a restaurant, but this is above par for a hotel dining room. The room is pretty and the ambiance quite romantic. The menu is limited, but had choices for all. There was one server on, who did his best, but was overwhelmed. He did manage to keep calm and display a great personality. The food was surprisingly good and ample. The wine list was also nice with a good variety. All in all, a nice place that I would visit again.

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vipTimD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a nice meal. Excellent service! Will definitely come again! Ask for Rosa, Mario, or Abbas

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vipTimD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a nice meal. Excellent service! Will definitely come again! Ask for Rosa, Mario, or Abbas

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2014
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The salad was overdressed and soggy. It was supposed to be a kale salad but barely had any kale in it. The salmon entrée was cold - the salmon, potatoes and asparagus. When I told the waitress that, they merely put it under a warmer instead of making a fresh plate. I only went there because I had a gift certificate and I'm glad of that. I can take comfort in the fact that I only paid for essentially 2 glasses of wine, which was fine.

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viprtesmer
Houston
77 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2014
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Its never a good start when you cant find the restaurant. It is inside the hotel, but when you get to the "area" there is no one to greet you and all you can see at that moment is the bar. Perhaps the cocktail area to the right, if that is what it is. An outside patio. To the left, a bit hidden is what I think is the dining area. It was nice enough, once found, and once you find someone to seat you and to serve you.

Once we got a server, he was nice. But either he was pretty busy or not sure what, as he would disappear for long periods of time. Took forever. The food was just meh. The salad was a highlight BLT, great slices of tomatoes, nice bacon, good dressing. The steak was very chewy for its type (ribeye) and flavorless.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2014
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Three of my friends and I went here for dinner. Overall, it was not a very positive experience. When we arrived, we were told the garage was full & a random company was handling valet parking, so it would now cost $20 to valet instead of $7. Even though I had spoken to the restaurant earlier that day, they couldn't find our reservation. This was not a problem, though, because we were literally the only customers inside. Despite this, the service was extremely slow. They didn't bring enough menus for our table, & it took more than 15 minutes for our drink order to arrive. The server poured the bottle of wine we ordered, but not evenly, so one of my friends didn't get a full glass while the others did. The food was ok, but I won't go back.

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vipdontmakefoodmakerez
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not worth the trip, we had a better meal at Boston Market last night and the service, yes, service at BM was great. Each of the 3 guys working there had a pleasant attitude and the food was hot and tasty, better than 15ria. Oh and cheaper.

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vipclosed
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience1

would not make this a regular-- room seems ready for a freshening up if not a makeover, food is just so-so

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vipDCVol
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2014
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good place for a quiet meal - definitely above average for a hotel restaurant. Our meal was well prepared and the service was appropriate. Staff were engaged and very polite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2014
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Otherwise, find somewhere else to go. Despite the fact that we were the only patrons in the restaurant when we arrived, we waited way too long for everything. We should have had white glove service since there was nothing else for the wait staff to do. The food was just so so, relatively tasteless but edible with a little doctoring. My chili rubbed salmon tasted more like paprika then any other spice and my husband's steak was tender but otherwise less than flavorful.

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Permanently Closed - 15 ria is rated 3.2 stars by 428 OpenTable diners.