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2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414
+1 202-730-2500
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“scallops” (47 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This a delightful innovative resturant. Service makes you feel that you are special. The meat loaf is unbelievable. It doesn't deserve a pueblean name. The lamb is delicious. These meals are only served once a week.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Services was excellent and the food great. We had both fish and chicken and they were prepared just right. Although busy, the restaurant was not loud. Lots of windows mad the setting bright. We will be back.

Thank Travel_Meister2
risdc2017, Public Relations Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had a great experience. I am very excited you enjoyed the food and setting. Hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch with my colleagues here and it was fantastic. The menu was quite varied and all of us loved our choices. Many different and perfectly prepared fish choices. The waiter was so delightful and patient as we asked him a lot of questions.

Thank salandsid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I visit my brother in DC we stop by RIS for a meal. The food is fabulous! The staff is oh so helpful and attentive! The atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Thank QECruiser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there solo on a cold and therefore very slow Sunday night. The Portuguese seafood stew was delicious as was the spaghetti squash appetizer. The appetizer was a huge portion - maybe three times what I could eat by myself. Service was slow on...More

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time to RIS and I enjoyed it much more than the first time. The menu for vegetarians is limited and I had the cauliflower which is a signature feature of the restaurant. It is tasty and plentiful but the plating is...More

Thank Janice D
risdc2017, Public Relations Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, I am sorry that you didn't have a great experience your second visit with us. The cauliflower dish is a signature that people tend to love. I am sorry you didn't experience the same. We add other vegetarian dishes on and off the menu...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

We made a point of coming here after seeing them on Check Please, DC on WETA. They definitely didn't disappoint, based on what we had in mind after seeing the show. Their menu is interesting, with many sections of smaller items, appetizers and such up...More

Thank J E
risdc2017, Public Relations Manager at RIS, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. It was amazing to be apart of Check Please TV show. We are very delighted that you had an overall great time.

Reviewed 19 December 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
Reviewed 26 November 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...More

Thank MannyG2000
Reviewed 24 November 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...More

Thank 97ozhappy
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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
US$31 - US$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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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