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3417 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1307 (between Macomb St and Ordway St.)
+1 202-244-7995
17:00 - 00:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the fun of being new to the neighborhood is exploring the local restaurant scene and the other night we headed out to Ripple. It was after 8:30 PM mid-week so we didn't bother with a reservation and they were able to seat us promptly in a partially-filled dining room. Now I appreciate that restaurants need to make money... More 

Thank Surely_U_Jest
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, helpful when needed. To die for cornbread. Wonderful menu and nothing disappointed. Good cocktails and interesting wine list. And good stump town coffee to tie it all off. Looking forward to coming back for a date night.

Thank Rachel K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our 38th anniversary. This is the 3rd time we dined at Ripple. The menu is sourced from local organic farms and now features rare vegetable dishes such as agnolotti with fresh nettles, snap peas, turnip, green garlic and baby kale. It also feature appetizer snacks of fresh oysters, organic foie gras with rhubarb, Sauternes, black pepper and rye... More 

Thank Bob and Barry V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate a late dinner at Ripple on a Thursday night with two friends. I suggest making reservations as the dining space is quite intimate. The menu at Ripple is New American with a special eye to organic or local beverages. My friend and I shared the Ocean Trout Crudo, which was light, fresh and delicious with a hint of... More 

Thank Nkechi N
Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an engagement celebration dinner for 11 people, and Everyone loved their meals. They have a good wine list, and are very helpful, but a Malbec or a Merlot would be great additions. Several people ordered the schnitzel, and everyone raved about it. The duck breast was popular, too. However the Côte de Boeuf with a dry-aged ribeye, spinach... More 

Thank FFOhio
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This was our first time to experience the cooking of Chef Ryan Ratino. We were so pleasantly surprised by the delicacy and finesse. I had the trout crudo made with Scottish sea trout. It was done to perfection with bright, citrusy notes. I also had the beet salad which was so much more creative and complex than most of its... More 

Thank P W
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

What a lovely surprise Ripple turned out to be! The food and service were outstanding. An IT glitsch in the kitchen leading to a delay in our first course was reported to us - we hadn't complained, and were enjoying the lack of rushing that seems to ruin so many American restaurants - with some free wine and a snack... More 

1 Thank Clementine6
Budapest, Hungary
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141 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I was at Ripple with a friend to have some drinks. The place has a great atmosophere and a friendly staff. During our stay there the place got packed with people having drinks and/or dinner further improving at the venue. If you're in the Cleveland Park area, I would suggest you to visit this place.

Thank Fotos82
Washington, DC
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We're normally big fans of Ripple so we naturally turned to them for brunch this past weekend. Unfortunately, things seem to have changed there for the worse. First off, the menu lacked any non-pork proteins for brunch - no chicken sausage, no lox, no turkey sausage...just pork. That aside, the service was slow....like 50 minutes to get our pretty basic... More 

Thank globetrotterjon
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Ripple has a new executive chef, and he is amazing. I have enjoyed this bar/restaurant for some time. They have a friendly staff and mix a good drink. But with the premier of the new menu December 2016 the food here has gone to another level. The truffled hen's egg is like no dish I've ever tasted, and the steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3417 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1307
    (between Macomb St and Ordway St.)
  • Public Transportation: Stops Take the red line to the Cleveland Park and exit on the east side walk toward Dupont Circle about 2 blocks. We're right across from the Uptown Theatre
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-244-7995
In a comfortable setting, just across the street from the historic Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park, Ripple offers a complete dining experience, with a focus on sustainability, organic and locally-acquired produce, and a good time. We are proud to support local farmers and co-ops in our mission to bring the best products to the table. In addition, we have an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu, to complete any meal. Above all, we believe in hospitality and hope that everyone who dines with us will feel comfortable and enjoy their time with us. We truly are a place to eat, drink, and gather.

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