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“Great American Bistro”
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Ranked #115 of 3,533 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Cross street: 23rd
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.
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Very good service. The restaurant was quiet in spite of having many customers. We noted that the staff knew many of the customers which conveyed that they have many returning customers. Food was very good.

Thank Palmtree021
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

RIS serves casual favorites, including a Special for each day of the week. The food is good, moderately imaginative in some cases, but not daring.

The decor is really quite plain, to the point you almost feel you're in a lunch diner. However, the service is affable and eager to please.

Thank MannyG2000
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Nice place just off Washington Circle, easy Metro access. They have a large selection of their own gins, altho I'm more of a wodka fan. They have interesting cocktails and delicious food, more surf than turf. Service is good. The chef comes out to talk to patrons when not busy which is nice.

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Thank 97ozhappy
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday evening. In jeans, football was on TV in the restaurant, a very casual evening.

The food was not casual, it was excellent. I had fried chicken, mac & cheese, my wife had a whole red snapper. Everything was great - fantastically cooked and tasty. The cocktails were good too.

I understand why this place is hard to get a reservation at - fine food, casual setting. What’s not to like.

Thank BigginsBoy
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risdc2017, Public Relations Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thank you very much on your feedback. I am so glad you had a great time. We look forward in seeing you back soon.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Visited this place a few years ago and almost forgot how good it was! I believe the management has changed and the whole dining experience was even better! This was a relaxed business dinner with friends and it was perfect! Quiet, great service thanks to Karen and amazing food! Wine list included some hard to find offerings and cocktails were great! The meal was so good, my husband and I visited again the next evening to try some other things we had seen on the menu. The hostess even gave us a little bag of heavenly cookies for the road. Dessert is NOT to be missed!

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Thank Helen B
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risdc2017, Public Relations Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Helen,

excited to have you back with us. Thank you for your visits and the lovely review. Hope to see you and your husband back soon.

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