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Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

US$31 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, International
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at Ris a number of times and have always thoroughly enjoyed my meal so when we needed to find a place to celebrate my moms birthday it seemed an easy answer. Boy was I wrong. The food was unimaginative and the French...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Edina M
seanpatricka, General Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. If you would be so kind as to contact me at Seanp@risdc.com so I may give you the attention you deserve regarding your dinner at RIS. We believe in learning from our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to RIS for Sunday brunch. It was restaurant week, so my expectations for a great meal were a little low. Most restaurants give smaller portions, lower quality items, etc for their restaurant week menu. This was definitely not the case here. Sam was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LindaS345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lived in the neighborhood for about 5 months and have wanted to try the restaurant since moving in. Unfortunately, we were rather disappointed with our visit during restaurant week. The food was good - not excellent, just good, but the service was horrible....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank StaceyT1981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose Ris for lunch with a friend as she likes an extensive RW menu and this place is probably the winner in this category. The restaurant is on the ground floor of a west end office building, with an all glass corner front, so plenty...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Food and service are great. The 39 prix feed includes bread, appetizer and entree. The service is friendly and professional . If curious try popsicle mimosas. The onion soup is great but heavy

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Ris always stays fresh and creative and never disappoints. Such a pretty place with wonderful service and a creative menu with something for everyone, whether it's someone who prefers the classics or a vegetarian. The salmon tartare starter is insanely delicious! Desserts are decadently good....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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seanpatricka, General Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely things about Ris. It really makes our day to hear that our guests are happy and their experience satisfying. The next time you’re in, please introduce yourself. Sean-Patrick Applegate General Manager

Reviewed December 27, 2018

I was in Washington for a few days in mid-December, and 15 of my former law students at Duke Law met me for dinner at Ris. Ris herself came in to meet everyone, and was, as always, a big hit. We were then on a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hammerschmidtj
seanpatricka, General Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

We’re so thrilled you had a wonderful experience at Ris. That is our #1 goal. I will pass this on to Chef Ris and the staff. Thank you for taking the time to write & please come see us again the next time you’re in...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

As the token vegetarian in any group, Im always very grateful for a restaurant that caters to carnivores but has excellent vegetarian dishes.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

This is a "we will return" kind of restaurant. Appreciated high quality of pre-theater menu (Marquee menu). Enjoyed a bowl of mussels and soup of the day. Grilled fish (tout) and chicken Milanese. Couldn't pass p the butterscotch pudding. Good selection of wines by the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Sean-Patrick A, General Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. Florence will be so happy to know you had such a good time. We look forward to seeing you again. Please ask for me personally. Sincerely, Sean Applegate

Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

I was visiting D.C. And my friends who live in town suggested we meet here. It was just a couple of blocks from my hotel, so I thought, “great.” Little did I know what a treat I was in for. I got there a little...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Response from risdcpr | Property representative |
Yes we offer valet for $10 Monday-Friday at 6:30pm and Sunday- Saturday 5pm All Day Parking is available at the PMI Parking Garage on 24th Street NW between M and L. Parking is $10 with validation from RIS for same day... More
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Scallop ceviche was out of this world
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