The Riggsby

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1055 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schlow presents his take on a 1960s American supper club here at The Riggsby. The dining room is full of spirit, and the key ingredient in every dish is a good bit of nostalgia. Join us for an intimate, refined and playful experience - open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make sure to save room for dessert with a menu designed by Pastry Chef Alex Levin. Our famous "Pot Brownie" Sundae is a must-have grand finale.

The beverage program features an international wine list while offering classic cocktails and updated riffs on nostalgic favorites. The professional service is traditional in style with a modern sensibility.
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Restaurant Week ($22 Lunch/Brunch & $35 Dinner)

Join us January 13–26 and enjoy our Winter Restaurant Week menus. Visit our website to see the menus. Our regular menus will also be available.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 13, 2020

Ends: January 27, 2020

Availability: Daily 11:00AM-10:30PM

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.4
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K
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Went for restaurant week brunch to gather friends and celebrate my birthday. Food was fantastic. Drinks were okay - ran out of Bellinis even though that’s a classic drink offered on their brunch menu. Service needed improvement - orders were collected haphazardly, took forever to order drinks when we sat down, then another long period of time to order our food that we had to ask if we could put our food order in. They did look pretty busy, but other tables turned during our brunch, so it wasn’t like everyone was experiencing slow service, just our group. Otherwise, would come back for the ambiance and menu outside of restaurant week.

BK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Waiter was not personable and seemed in a rush
A bowl of Brussels sprouts as appetizer was weird
Management very friendly and nice

AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Since it was restaurant week it was very crowded and the service was rather slow. I ordered a second glass of wine for my main course but since I had almost finished when it arrived, I canceled the order.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We had a reservation for 8:15pm and didn’t get seated until 9pm.

RA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious. It was restaurant week, didn't seem like they could keep up with orders. Took a long time to get our food.

MB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, but totally overwhelmed by Restaurant Week.

AW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food.
We will certainly return.

FM
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

They must have been too busy with restaurant week guests, because they really did not focus on us and our need to be out by a certain time for a curtain. One of the diners did not order off the restaurant week menu, and the kitchen did not get that. The starter came later because they had to make it after the fact, and then the entree was the wrong pasta sauce. Even then either the sesame seeds or the bread crumbs on the pasta tasted off a bit (but that was not mentioned to the staff, better just to eat and get done). The desserts came too late, and we were ready to leave, so we hurried to gobble them down. Normally our meals here have been very nice, and normally the food is very good, but they were having a bad night for sure.

QB
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant with excellent service and very good food. The open dining area can be very loud when full and diners are all carrying on conversations.

TT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here many times and will again, and again! This is our special place. Superb food and service. The Riggsby is always on top of it's game!

A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't wait to go back to The Riggsby.

My companion and I had very different lunch entrees. She had a hamburger (with frites) and I had mussels (with frites). The hamburger was delicious. The mussels were the best I have eaten in a long time. The frites were fine.

Our server was attentive without being annoying. In fact, she was one of the highlights of a wonderful dining experience.

Both of us will be back.

D
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Now that was spectacular! I loved the breakfast potatoes, the homemade sausage, and my delicious omelette. Also, excellent coffee!! I’m coming back!

E
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced and extremely slow service. The food was definitely underwhelming.

TB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing!! Highly recommend!

DB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent place. $5 for gross coffee.. otherwise, the place was good.

t
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was spectacular-nice, gracious, witty, he checked on us, but wasn’t annoying or intrusive. He made the night! The food was good, but not amazing considering the prices-such as a 4(?)oz. piece of salmon for $34. Dining room is a little old fashioned. We were one of five occupied tables, so felt empty. Again, the waiter made the night!

MS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was acting as a bartender and server this Saturday afternoon for brunch and he was AWESOME 😎 , and the food was great! I will be returning again.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ordered the small plate duck and it’s was too tough. Also had the scalliops and didn’t care for the Rosetta. Nice place. Just not for us.

HS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, The Riggsby delivered amazing service and even better food!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all measures. Good food, service and quiet enough to have a conversation among friends. The hostess and manager were especially gracious.

MD
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of my "go to" restaurants when I'm trying to have a conversation with my guests. The setting is relaxed, yet elegant and I love the round booths. Food and service are always great!

S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service! Make sure to order the pork chop!

DM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I liked the location and the menu is good. The wedge salad tasted great. It it wasn’t a complete wedge, it was a slice. Because I don’t do carbs I replaced my potatoes with creamed spinach. It came to the table in a cold cast iron skillet. No telling how long it had been sitting. The Steak was good but not great, the Au Poive sauce tasted good but there were no peppercorns and very little pepper flavor. Overall it worked for my business dinner but given the just ok taste of the meal they were over priced.

LM
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and interesting food!!

M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All good apart from being forgotten when we initially arrived

LM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food good not great and completely overpriced. Service great though.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service. Even better food. Definitely recommend the deviled eggs. Very accommodating. Would dine here again.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place ! every time I visit always have a great experience, quality food , service was excellent and I keep trying new dishes !
Everything is delicious
Im definitely coming back !

LL
Washington DC
351 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The Riggsby has delivered on its incredible reputation. Thanks, Josh, Adam and Thomas! Food and service were over the top! Will be back soon as will my guest!

P
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was lovely and the service was excellent, though our server seemed a bit stretched. But overall we had a wonderful dining experience and the kitchen was quite accommodating with our dietary restrictions.

DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Riggsby is a hidden gem! I've been here several times, for lunch and dinner, and it has never disappointed. One of my favorite restaurants in a city full of great places to eat.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

c
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The wait was long for just ordering the entrees. Waiter didn’t tell us about the special. I heard him telling the couple next to us.

KS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to have dinner here. The service and the food were excellent, as well as the ambiance. It felt special for our Thanksgiving Dinner.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving

ST
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

I think the drinks were way too expensive and the food was just ok.

DC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had seen the reviews but had my doubts. I was very wrong because this is indeed a wonderful place. We went for their special Thanksgiving menu. This place has a wonderful Art Deco decor and is smaller and more intimate than most DC restaurants. When you walk in, there is a great bar and sitting area that is perfect for happy hour. However, food and service are the stars.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A great spot for brunch! Have always loved the Rigsby for happy hour now I know it’s a good place for a last minute brunch.

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant. Must see, old style Washington DC environment

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