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A neighborhood restaurant, serving seasonal American creations by chef Ris Lacoste.
Washington, DC 20037
American, Contemporary American
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.
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
RIS has three beautiful spaces to host every event from business meetings to rehearsal dinners. We are also available for buyouts.
Private Party Contact:
Heather Small: (202) 730-2509
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book your special event!
RIS Ratings and Reviews
We went to RIS for restaurant week and were very impressed with their selections. Some restaurants offer a minimal taste of their selections, which generally doesn't compel me to want to come back. RIS had lots of offerings. And everything was delicious. Also, try to get there early to enjoy one of their cocktails at the bar. I had a Dark 'N' Stormy, which was made with fresh-made ginger beer. Delicious.
having grown up being served rockfish for breakfast even,l am a bit of a picky diner when it comes to rockfish....
ris serves up a version that even my grandmother would love....
the best of the best...what a treat!!!!!
the rest of the meal was just as great;
ris..my new dc favorite!!!
Eating at Ris was a lovely experience. The staff was friendly and informative, the ambiance cozy yet elegant, but the best part was the amazing food. The portions were just right, the variety of tastes were heavenly and its presentation wonderful. This restaurant has definitely become our favorite in DC.
We went for Restaurant Week, and despite the place being packed, we got seated right away, and the service was flawless. My wife and had trouble choosing because everything on the Restaurant Week menu sounded delicious. We finally negotiated to make sure we each got something different for each course. Every one of the six dishes to arrive at our table was superb. Nice selection of wines by the glass for lunch. We'll definitely be back.
We lunched at Ris during the recent Restaurant Week. My New England clam chowder (the soup of the day) was superb--not the usual gummy mess that so many restaurants serve these days. It was expertly seasoned and really provided a suitable setting for the fresh clams and potatoes that were the focus of the dish. The pasta with butternut squash was elegant and not heavy. The key lime cheesecake with raspberry coulis which I had for desert was wonderful and refreshing. I will certainly return. A great find thanks to Restaurant Week!
We are in DC for a short time from Sydney, Australia and wanted to try some of DC's best restaurants during Restaurant Week. RIS was a great choice as the food was excellent, especially the rockfish, salmon and yummy blue cheese salad. The location is right near us so we weren't completely frozen by the time we arrived. It was a busy night but the service was great and we were very satisfied with the experience.
Went to RIS for our first night out during DC restaurant week. Ambiance was great. Wine and food was ridiculously good. Opting for the restaurant week menu I had the Gnudi appetizer, roasted Rockfish entree and flourless chocolate cake for dessert. My date stuck to the regular menu and had the French onion soup, flank steak and the chocolate macaroon sundae. Without dissecting the entire meal I'll just say that every bite was delicious.
Our service started out absolutely amazing and some of the best we've had in the city. As our server was sat with a few other tables it became obvious that we were not a focus any longer. We poured our own wine and the hostess came to clear our appetizer dishes and check on us. Overall a good night though.
I thought it was rather loud despite a nice attempt to soften the hard surfaces. In fact, RIS does a better job than most of these newer restaurants by softening the restaurant with some cloths, drapes, acoustic tiles etc. While I was happy with the food, I thought the wine list was very pricey. A few lower cost options would make it much more user friendly.
Honestly, I was a server for many years, and had one of the best DC dining experiences I've ever had in a while. The salmon was out of this world, the dessert was perfect, and the service didn't skip a beat; Robbie, my server, made sure everything was perfectly preset, the table was clean at all times, his recommendations were honest and spot on, and his friendly demeanor made me want to take care of him when it came time for the tip. Every Ris server should train with this guy-
Nevertheless, a great dinintg experience.
We were seated in a back room, which didn't make for a great first impression. It was a late lunch and there appeared to be other open tables elsewhere so I don't know why were shuffled off the hinterlands...but the food was very good. The gnudi were delicious and the mussels were scrumptious. My companions said the sorbet was also delicious. I would definitely go back again.
Ris was a wonderful find for a DC restaurant week lunch. It was a co-workers birthday meal and everyone loved what they ate. They were flexible when an ice storm necessitated us to reschedule and the service was fabulous. I can't wait to go back for dinner to sample the wine menu and try their variety of soups.
RIS for Restaurant Week, & half of us ordered off the regular menu. Service was ok, but not great - but the food was very good. Our favorite of the night was the lamb shank - a huge portion & at $24, the bargain of the regular menu. The grilled octopus salad was tender, the venison medallions were quite good, though upstaged by the braised red cabbage which was smokey and complex and complemented the venison and greens perfectly. The Pan Roasted Rockfish was a hit, but I found the plate too busy. The Autumn Woods Pasta did not quite live up to expectations. Both the Gnudi & the Endive, Walnut and Smokey Blue Cheese Salad were both good choices for starters. The flour-less chocolate cake was more souffle like than expected and delicious.
We were very impressed. It was Restaurant Week, yet the pace of service was good and you could have a normal mconversation even though the place was quite full. The food was excellent. Portions were very good, no reduced portions for Restaurant Week. A good selection for each course was available on the special menu.
We really enjoyed the experience.
Wow, what a treat! Chef Ris has created a delightful dining experience. Who knew simple comfort food could be so elegant? The meatloaf was perfectly seasoned and cooked with tasty of greens and mashed potatoes. The mussel starter was in one of the most fragrant broths I have ever had. There was a rockfish that we found bland but desserts, while predictable were delicious and plated with presentation in mind. The atmosphere was classy, but hip and cool and the fresh flowers a nice added touch. We will be back...and soon!
Tried RIS for lunch during restaurant week. The menu selections were great from the appetizers to the desserts. Our party tried several different cocktails which we all enjoyed. The gnudi for an appetizer was excellent. The service was very attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was great. Would love to go back for dinner.
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