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2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414
+1 202-730-2500
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“scallops” (47 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414
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1 - 10 of 393 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

this restaurant has a modern scheme and very good food. we tried the chcken and beef te nderloin and were quite good always a delightful visit.

Thank drudol
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at RIS yesterday afternoon for Brunch with a group of 12 people. This is a wonderful restaurant for a group as they have tables that will accommodate this size or slightly larger and they also have private rooms. The support that the restaurant...More

Thank KEITH10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined at RIS as part of a private business dinner, and couldn't have had a better time! We were seated comfortably in a spacious room in back. Service was attentive and professional. Started with an assortment of appetizers, including crispy falafel bites, cheeses and veggies....More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I joined a group for dinner at Ris and we had a nice dinner, although my entree, the Chicken Milanese, was not prepared to my expectation. The breading was too heavy and soggy. The other entrees appeared to meet expectations. Service was good. Prices were...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Came here for Restaurant Week with a group of co-workers. The food was delicious and everything was going well until dessert. Then we sat and waited while the rest of the restaurant cleared. Our desserts eventually arrived with no explanation of the delay. The spaghetti...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful environment and food! The owner, Ris, was even at the bar and made it a point to chat with me. This place has a small town feel with city quality! Would definitely return on my next trip to D.C.

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Happened to eat here by chance. Food was more interesting than anticipated. Space nicely done. And service was solid. While we didn't order anything intricate, all food nonetheless was attractively plated, tasty and appropriately priced.

Thank susan j
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I live in the neighborhood and stopped in for dinner on a Monday night. I thought the menu looked a little ho-hum. I ordered the scallop margherita which was an excellent dish—very generous with the scallops. I wished I got a little more of the...More

Thank JohninWashingtonDC
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Fourteen ladies were immediately made to feel welcome and very special at this quiet restaurant with lovely ambiance. I hosted a baby shower luncheon here today and could not have chosen a more ideal restaurant to entertain. Each person raved about their food selection: delicious...More

Thank bgf2
risdc2017, Public Relations Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed your time! It was great having you. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere at RIS could do with a facelift, but the food does not disappoint. Interesting dishes prepared with great finesse and paired with friendly service. The brussel sprouts are a must have !

Thank Fistikci_Sahap
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Sharron G
19 March 2017|
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Response from risdc2017 | 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
19 June 2016|
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Response from Marsnomad | Reviewed this property |
Scallop ceviche was out of this world
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
05:00 - 09:00
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
  • E-mail
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