Details

Ris

2275 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20037

202-730-2500

Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown

Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 to 5:30, Saturday and Sunday 3 to 5. Open for dinner Monday through Friday 5:30 to 11, Saturday 5 to 11, Sunday 5 to 9. Open for brunch Saturday and Sunday 10 to 3.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Foggy Bottom-GWU

Price Range: Moderate

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.risdc.com

Best Dishes:
Bay-scallop margarita; onion soup; mussels with chorizo and tomato; gnudi with tomato fondue; charcuterie plate; cheeseburger; sole meunière; cider-glazed pork chop; shell beans with bacon; collards; coffee-fudge sundae; apple-pear pie.

Price Details:
Lunch starters, $8 to $15; main courses, $9 to $22. Dinner starters, $8 to $15; main courses, $12 to $28.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Great New Restaurants 2010: Ris

25 places that are making the Washington dining scene better than ever

Compressed watermelon salads and bacon lollipops seem a world away at this tradition-loving restaurant, where the most eye-popping design element is a wall panel of Chinese-red fabric. At the helm is Ris Lacoste, who came up under superchef Bob Kinkead and won accolades during her ten-year stint heading 1789 in Georgetown. She excels at feel-good food—thick-cut meatloaf, a standout onion soup—but there are new classics, such as the “scallop margarita” she invented in the ’90s, still the star of the menu. This might not be the most innovative place in town, but that’s refreshing.

Don’t miss: Mussels with chorizo; ricotta gnudi; cheeseburger; sole meunière.

For a full review of Ris, click here.