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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414 (23rd)
+1 202-730-2500
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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188 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything worked well for our business meeting. Those arriving early had an enjoyable stop over at the bar with both stools and tables. Dinner was excellent--from a fine and reasonably priced small wine selection to salads to entrees, cheese boards and more. The restaurant was quiet enough for us to conduct a business discussion. For larger groups there are private... More 

Thank chinesesun
Lincoln City, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The RItz Carlton Hotel suggested the RIS for our birthday celebration meal. We LOVED the atmosphere, the attention to detail, the great service, and most of all the flavor of the food. The entrees were unique, delightfully flavored, and beautifully presented. A side dish is not required with their generous portions. We would absolutely return to this restaurant.

Thank robert0652017
Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Good atmosphere. Great location. Nice bar. A little quiet. Could use some atmosphere. Overall a B.

Thank RQ100
Redding, Connecticut, USA
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503 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Upon arrival, the hosts are professional, but not very warm. The room is rather cold. It could certainly benifit from some artwork, some white tablecloths, some nice music, some lower lights, and some nice aromas. It was not crowded on a Tuesday at 7:30, when every other resturant I looked at seemed filled. It was not overly noisy, which I... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A wise choice for our family Easter brunch again this year, RIS is a standout among restaurants in Washington. The 2-course brunch menu was terrific with a number of appetizers that set the stage for a host of traditional and creative entrees. We chose a strawberry salad and a bowl of carrot soup to start the meal followed by two... More 

Thank jeffl499
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Not quite French haute cuisine, not quite French country, with a little Mediterranean note. Thoughtful menu, with some lovely, different choices, something to appeal to anyone. Thoroughly enjoyed everything we had.

Thank Moe N
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

RIS is elegant without being stuffy. The food is excellent American/ bistro style food. This was my second time visiting RIS while i am in town on business. They did not disappoint. Last night we had the meat and potatoes chef's choice. It may have been one of the best cooked beef tenderloins ever. I also recommend the Thai fried... More 

Thank rezzie2
Great Falls, Virginia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Lamb chop was the best we have ever had. And for dessert, the butterscotch pudding is absolutely amazing. A must have.

Thank DBoedicker
Westford, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The food was good, the service was very good. The place was big, but only had one other customer when I arrived. However the Hostess asked if we had reservations, LOL! I looked around and said no, but I assumed she could find a seat for us:)

Thank vonettah2017
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here for a family birthday celebration. The food was amazing and beautifully prepared. The service was attentive but not intrusive and we never felt rushed. It was a bit on the higher priced side, but everything we tasted was delicious. The salads had some of the freshest ingredients for a salad that I've ever had, the lamb was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
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, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: +1 202-730-2500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?