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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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“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 yesterday via mobile

We love the DC restaurant scene - usually. This week, though, suffered through a terrible meal and bad service at RIS. Met a group for drinks and appetizers an hour before my actual reservation (7 pm). Restaurant was empty (6 pm). Asked if we could...More

Thank LoisGriffin75
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were many great things...first, we had a large group (20) and had incredible service. Second, the food was really good. I had the French Onion Soup as a starter and it was incredible! Then on to a very tasty filet with a great potato...More

Thank IndyLaves
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice variety of options for dinner! Our group of 16 each thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The Charcuterie board was unique and delicious as was the tomato soup, chicken marseille and salmon. Really all was top Knoth! Highly recommend dining here!

Thank Sgorie
Reviewed 12 February 2018

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 11 February 2018

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 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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 25 January 2018

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 18 January 2018

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.

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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