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RIS

4.4
3133 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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A neighborhood restaurant, serving seasonal American creations by chef Ris Lacoste.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday

Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Late Lunch 3:00pm -5:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

"Rush Hour", our Happy Hour, is available from 4 to 7 pm.

Saturday

Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm


Sunday

Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Late Lunch: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Our pre-theatre "Marquee Menu" is available daily from 4 to 6:30pm.
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Phone number
(202) 730-2500
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What 3133 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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foodie4dc (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined a day ago

I went here during restaurant week and it was completely booked. The server, Kareem, was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic. I will definitely return to RIS.

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Smartcat (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined a day ago

Two of my friends joined me for lunch during Restaurant Week. For the appetizer I enjoyed a large bowl of delicious mussels in a herb-infused tomato broth with only a slice of heavily toasted garlic bread on the side; I would have liked either more bread or a spoon to be able to soak up the broth. For the main course starring their fish of the day, trout, I dined on a large filet cooked to perfection accompanied by poached baby potatoes and some veggies, with an aoili sauce available for additional flavor. For dessert, the apple pie ice cream included pieces of cooked apples combined with luscious ice cream for a memorable conclusion to the meal.

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vipdontneedanickname (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

Ris is always delicious - great menu and wonderful warm atmosphere. Service is usually smooth, I've been there many times -- something was going wrong on the floor the other night, but I will return.

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kennyg (New Orleans)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Service was slow paced, but we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. We had intended to go to a free concert, but the meal was so slow we missed it despite giving ourselves over 1 and 1/2 hours to eat. Not a big deal though as there are lots of concerts and the food was excellent.

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scot 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Enticing - and delicious - Sunday brunch menu, with a wide range of selections from a prix fixe menu. Associated selected teas and coffees are available and well served - altho rather pricy.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a wonderful first visit to Ris. Our server Karim was excellent and suggested the pre-theatre menu to us, which was amazing food and good value. Everything we had was perfectly seasoned and tasted great. We enjoyed a gin and house-made flavoured tonic from the Gin Mill, which was a nice take on the standard G&T. The ambience was just right for us ... elegant but not at all stuffy.

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celiac (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Each visit to Ris is more wonderful than the last. We live in NYC but make a point of stopping in whenever we're in the area. This visit Ravi's gin menu was incredible and varied, Kareem was the perfect server, caring for each of us attentively and making sure we got what we wanted. Ris is a delightful host and inventive chef. Her French Onion Soup is such a fave we went back for a second bowl the next day before we left town! The hamburger (on the lunch menu) is truly the best I've ever had, and lamb roast (Thursday night special) was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Ris has very good food for lunch and dinner. It is a low key setting where it's easy to talk business or talk with friends. The food is a classic menu but with good variety. there is a good wine list and a nice area to sit at the bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

The chicken Milanese was great , the plate was balanced with flavours. It was simply delicious. it was rich but not heavy. It was refined rustic food at its best. It was to bad the desserts missed the mark for my taste

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viphappydiner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

We liked Ris so much we went back again a few nights later. In fact, I liked the Portuguese fish stew so much I had it both nights. My husband would've had the scallops again, too, but that special been replaced by a beef filet. He loved them both. Our friends were equally as happy with their dishes, and the two sides we shared, cauliflower and brussels sprouts, were terrific. The ambiance (especially, but not only, if you have a booth) is perfect for an evening of conversation with good friends -- an elegant and quiet but not intimidating dining room, thoughtful but not obtrusive service. We'll definitely go back.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday

Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Late Lunch 3:00pm -5:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

"Rush Hour", our Happy Hour, is available from 4 to 7 pm.

Saturday

Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm


Sunday

Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Late Lunch: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Our pre-theatre "Marquee Menu" is available daily from 4 to 6:30pm.
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Cross street
23rd
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 730-2500
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Catering
RIS Catering offers corporate deliveries, dinner and drinks in your home, holiday parties, weddings and more!

For more details contact Erin Socia-Hernandez at 202-730-2507 or at erin@risdc.com
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Parking details
Parking is available at the Ritz Carlton "selfpark" on 22nd and M. With validation guests will pay $10 for a maximum of 3 hours. We also validate for the PMI garage on 24th and M beneath the Westin. With validation, guest will pay $10 for the PMI garage.
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Public transit
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.
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Executive chef
Ris Lacoste
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Private party facilities
RIS has three beautiful spaces to host every event from business meetings to rehearsal dinners. We are also available for buyouts.
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Private party contact
Heather Small: (202) 730-2509
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
RIS offers three beautiful private dining spaces for every occasion from business dinners to wedding rehearsals. The State Room is our smallest and most intimate dining room, seating a maximum of 10 guests. The Federal Room seats up to 35 guests, and comfortably accommodates up to 45 for a standing cocktail reception. The Main Dining Room accommodates 40 guests, and when coupled with the adjacent State Room, seats to 50 diners. We also have other options for group dining, including two banquettes that seat up to 16 guests. For more casual receptions, the Cafe area next to our bar is a great location for a standing cocktail reception. Contact Heather Small at events@risdc.com to book your special event!