Permanently Closed - Ripple

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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Named Restaurant of the Year in June 2014 by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, Ripple offers a complete dining experience, with a focus on sustainable, organic and locally-sourced produce and products.

An award winning wine list features bottles starting at $30, and over 70 wines under $75 per bottle.

Above all, Ripple believes in hospitality and strives to make every experience comfortable and fun!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar Hours:
Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(202) 244-7995
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Ratino
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Private party facilities
Ripple has three dining rooms available for private dining, events or receptions. The main dining room can accommodate 50 people for dinner. Our back dining room seats up to 30 people. We also have a room that can accommodate 10 people for dinner.
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Private party contact
events@rippledc.com: (866) 757-0581
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Macomb St and Ordway St.
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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
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Special events & promotions
Ripple has three dining rooms available for private dining, events or receptions. Our back dining room seats up to 30 people. The main dining room can accommodate 50 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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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food
4.3
service
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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Thus is one of my favorite restaurants. However it closed Saturday night. That was the special occasion. One last meal.😥

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

What a sad thought that this neighborhood gem is gone. We went to Ripple the night before it closed to share a meal with our children and our favorite waitress Jenny. To say they went out on a high would be an understatement. Our meal was perfect, The hamachi appetizer as well as the burrata salad were fresh and light. The gnocchi was rich and meaty and so flavorful. The duck, steak and halibut main courses we had were all cooked perfectly. The wine list has been amazing for some time and we capped off the night with a bottle of 2007 Shafer HIllside select which earned its 100 point rating in spades. I am so sad this place has closed.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

This was my first & last visit to Ripple. We had dinner on Friday, & it closed its doors for good on Saturday. What a shame & what a waist.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

So so sad to see Ripple go!!!!! This was a great eatery with wonderful innovative dishes! So so sad that the neighborhood and DC could not support it!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2017

We were so saddened by the news that Ripple is closing on June 24, which is why we went this week for a last visit. It is one of the best restaurants in DC. It is a crying shame that people had not patronized it enough to come to this.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2017

So sorry Ripple is closing ! We had a lot of good meals there .

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2017

This was my second visit to Ripple, and unfortunately it was a disappointment. Although the salad was excellent, the cheeses were less impressive, and the Amish whole chicken was a disaster. Service was slow and inattentive, and the restaurant (not in the bar area) was unbelievably loud, making conversation at our four-top difficult. Not worth the price ($300 for four people, 4 glasses of wine) but even if it were more reasonably priced, I would not recommend, and I will not return.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Incredible menu incredible food taste and display. i am sad you are closing.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2017

This was a farewell dinner. We will miss Ripple; it is closing after June 24.

Having said that, and despite being a reasonably affluent customer who lives within easy walking distance, I never went to Ripple except to splurge. Its chef and staff are very talented, but prices are high for very small portions. You will leave hungry unless you order at least 3 courses.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Sad to lose this neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Great food!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Ripple is one of the finest restaurants in the area. Interesting decor and fabulous food and cocktails.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Because the restaurant is closing this month, there's little good to be gained from a very positive review. Ripple was a very good restaurant and its loss is a big one for the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

It is too bad that the restaurant will close in July.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

My husband and I decided to check Ripple out before they close on the 24th and we are SO glad we did. The tasting menu was well worth it (so delicious!) and since they're closing down, all wine by the bottle over $140 is half off!! We had some amazing food, wonderful wine, and just great service and experience overall. If you have a chance to get out there before they close the doors, I HIGHLY recommend it! So sad to see this place go!!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

I'm really unhappy to learn that Ripple is closing. The food has been truly outstanding -- this is not just a good neighborhood restaurant but one of the best in the city,

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2017

When we heard Ripple was closing for good we immediately booked a table to say "farewell" to this wonderful restaurant. We loved everything, but the halibut was a tad too salty and overcooked. Wonderful people there. We'll miss it.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2017

One of the members of our group wanted to try this property out based on a WP restaurant review recently. While the service was stellar, the facility was not spotless. We sat at the bar before dinner and the bar had dried food on the counter-top that had not been cleaned in some time. It was pretty disgusting.

The bartender was efficient, but not overly chatty. Our dinner server was great as was her assistant. We had the beef special for two and, while good, it was not the best quality of meat and two pieces had lots of gristle. I did not want to "make a scene" so I said nothing. The spinach should have been creamed instead of the way it was cooked.

Good experience, but would not go back a second time.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

I have been going to Ripple since it opened. It has always been fantastic. I am so sad to hear that it is closing. I guess you need a lot of foot traffic.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

I really like having found this neighborhood gem. Not cheap but everything is really well done. Flavorful, colorful, delicious ingredients. Foodie's delight!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Ripple has changed up their menu and gotten a new head chef since I last went late last year. Everything was top notch, highlighted by the white asparagus salad. Solid service and a good atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Food was excellent as always but our server was not on her game.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2017

I don't know what happened to Ripple but this is not the restaurant we used to love. Not the food, the portions or the price. Forget about brining your kids, the waiter recommended the chicken for them, I said we didn't want to order something big. We ended up paying $60 for our 3 and 8 year old kids. Overall, we didn't enjoy the food. The wine list was as solid as always.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2017

First time, excellent

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Ripple provides imaginative and beautifully prepared food. The portions are sensible so one feels well fed but not stuffed at the end of the meal. The service is exceptionally friendly and efficient. One of our party was allergic to dairy. Our server and the kitchen handled this perfectly. We really enjoy going there.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Our group of 6, family and foodie friends, thoroughly enjoyed our Saturday evening at Ripple. After delicious cocktails, and making difficult choices from the appealing menu, we settled in for a meal that pleased the vegetarian and gluten-free people, as well as those of us that love it all. Two were very happy to indulge in the shared rib-eye...large, but worth it. Several of us felt the nettle stuffed agnolotti was the star, but then, the beet salad and the duck were pretty spectacular, too! The wine list was fun to explore, and yielded both red and white wines that delighted everyone. Capping it off with a taste of coffee and something sweet - yummy madeleines - perfect night! (...a bag of those awesome Foie Gras Truffles to go, would have been bliss. Maybe next time?)

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

The spring menu on Friday was outstanding! The foie grad mousse with rhubarb was excelllent, as was the spring nettles agnolotti. Also, the minionette for the oysters starter was so fragrant. The strawberries and cream dessert was also wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Ripple held up to recent outstanding Washington Post review. We expect excellent food and were not disappointed; just the opposite. We both had the foie gras appetizer which was as good as anything we'd had in France. Both the duck and halibut entrees were very good and the foie gras truffle was amazing. As a after dinner treat they gave us "madelines" that were wonderful. The service was excellent and their wine list was what you'd expected from a wine bar.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2017

Very nice place but extemely overpriced with limited meal options.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was great, as always. Service -- slow and disinterested. Meal took two hours -- cutting by a half hour would have made a big difference. Between the time we ordered the cheese course to its arrival, 20 minutes elapsed. Waiter never asked if we wanted a second glass of wine -- barely checked on us. Disappointing evening.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2017

The wine pairings were spot on, and I should have listened to the waiter on the food choices. The beet salad was waaaaaay too sweet. In fact, most of the food was too sweet. The only food I enjoyed was the green salad my husband ordered. A special occasion was not improved by the dinner, sadly.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Lovely presentations and great service. Innovative dishes that just tasted fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Wonderful! Beautiful presentation and perfect portion sizes. The

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

There are not many restaurants in DC where I've been able to speak directly with the chef to talk about my food experience. I don't live near Ripple but I will be back soon enough because of the food and the service.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. Food was beyond ordinary, ambiance eclectic, and our server knew his wines! Overall a wonderful experience!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2017

We had been to Ripple about 2 years ago when Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley was there and we were impressed. Having just returned with Chef Ryan Ratino we were blown away. First the dining room has been updated and is roomier and brighter. However, I'd say it's a little cold and lacks an inviting feel to the room. The noise levels were low and made conversation easy but it was a Tuesday evening and the bar was empty and the dining room only about a quarter full. The cocktail menu could use a little work. We usually find something to our liking but these seemed a bit uninspired compared to what you see at other restaurants like The Dabney. As for the food...it exceeded all expectations. We let our waiter guide us. We started with the radishes with butter as a snack and then moved to a fennel, yogurt and beet salad and ocean trout crudo. The depth of flavors, presentation and preparation were excellent. We both had the halibut since the waiters eyes lit up and said it was his favorite. The fish was prepared to perfection and the mussel emulsion, asparagus, black garlic and ramps almost stole the show from the fish. Look for the little subtleties like pickled green strawberries to bring an interesting twist to the dish. Definitely recommend Ripple. Excellent meal. Go before everyone is in line.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

On street parking on Saturday was impossible so we used a nearby lot that was reasonably priced. Food was excellent. I had the duck and the citrus dessert. Service was attentive but not intrusive.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Lack of dining room staff on a Friday night meant for poor service and a very long meal.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Excellent service and fantastic food, we had a very enjoyable evening.

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