Ris: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
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Ris
Address: 2275 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 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
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Moderate
Reservations: Recommended
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

Bottomless mimosas and Benedicts are standard fare at many a brunch spot, but this quietly elegant dining room takes them to the next level. Mimosas—$18 for an endless supply—come in unusual flavors like cucumber-melon and bracing elderflower-peach and are so refreshing it’s easy to get your money’s worth. The kitchen gets poached eggs right, and you can pierce their runny yolks atop Benedicts with house-smoked salmon, traditional ham, or a jumbo-lump crabcake dolloped with orange-scented hollandaise. Other midday pleasures span the globe and include crunchy, pepita-crusted chiles rellenos, Scandinavian-inspired pickled herring with apple-horseradish cream, and warm buttermilk biscuits. Sunday 10 to 3.

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