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About Ripple

Named Restaurant of the Year in June 2014 by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, Ripple offers a complete dining experience, with a focus on sustainable, organic and locally-sourced produce and products.

An award winning wine list features bottles starting at $30, and over 70 wines under $75 per bottle.

Above all, Ripple believes in hospitality and strives to make every experience comfortable and fun!

3417 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar Hours:
Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
between Macomb St and Ordway St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 244-7995

Website:
http://rippledc.com/

Public Transit:
Take the red line to the Cleveland Park and exit on the east side
walk toward the National Zoo about 2 blocks.
We're right across from the Uptown Theatre

Executive Chef:
Ryan Ratino

Private Party Facilities:
Ripple has three dining rooms available for private dining, events or receptions. The main dining room can accommodate 50 people for dinner. Our back dining room seats up to 30 people. We also have a room that can accommodate 10 people for dinner.

Private Party Contact:
events@rippledc.com: (866) 757-0581

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Ripple has three dining rooms available for private dining, events or receptions. Our back dining room seats up to 30 people. The main dining room can accommodate 50 people for dinner. We also have a 10 seat private dining room. Please let us know if we can help you plan your next event.

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Ripple Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (53)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Notable Wine List (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Tasting Menu (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Cozy (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (15)
Seasonal (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Organic (8)
Casual (8)
Modern Decor (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Family Style (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Molecular Gastronomy (3)
Private Room (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great, as always. Service -- slow and disinterested. Meal took two hours -- cutting by a half hour would have made a big difference. Between the time we ordered the cheese course to its arrival, 20 minutes elapsed. Waiter never asked if we wanted a second glass of wine -- barely checked on us. Disappointing evening.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely presentations and great service. Innovative dishes that just tasted fantastic.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful! Beautiful presentation and perfect portion sizes. The

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

There are not many restaurants in DC where I've been able to speak directly with the chef to talk about my food experience. I don't live near Ripple but I will be back soon enough because of the food and the service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. Food was beyond ordinary, ambiance eclectic, and our server knew his wines! Overall a wonderful experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

We had been to Ripple about 2 years ago when Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley was there and we were impressed. Having just returned with Chef Ryan Ratino we were blown away. First the dining room has been updated and is roomier and brighter. However, I'd say it's a little cold and lacks an inviting feel to the room. The noise levels were low and made conversation easy but it was a Tuesday evening and the bar was empty and the dining room only about a quarter full. The cocktail menu could use a little work. We usually find something to our liking but these seemed a bit uninspired compared to what you see at other restaurants like The Dabney. As for the food...it exceeded all expectations. We let our waiter guide us. We started with the radishes with butter as a snack and then moved to a fennel, yogurt and beet salad and ocean trout crudo. The depth of flavors, presentation and preparation were excellent. We both had the halibut since the waiters eyes lit up and said it was his favorite. The fish was prepared to perfection and the mussel emulsion, asparagus, black garlic and ramps almost stole the show from the fish. Look for the little subtleties like pickled green strawberries to bring an interesting twist to the dish. Definitely recommend Ripple. Excellent meal. Go before everyone is in line.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

On street parking on Saturday was impossible so we used a nearby lot that was reasonably priced. Food was excellent. I had the duck and the citrus dessert. Service was attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Modern Decor
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Lack of dining room staff on a Friday night meant for poor service and a very long meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2017

The food was quite extraordinary. the service was above and beyond. all in all an experience to be repeated and repeated.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

A neighborhood gem for me that I had missed until adult nephew came to visit. Comfortable, pleasant ambience added to a meal that was beautiful as well as interesting and delicious. Especially enjoyed a radish appetizer and a halibut dish. Food was a little slow in arriving but we were in no hurry. Prices don't make it "everyday dining" "in the hood" for me but they were in keeping with the quality of the meal.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was great, tasty and definitely contemporary. Service was efficient and just perfect. One of the few DC gems!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

V v slow service. Delicious food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2017

It was a lovely experience and everyone enjoyed and they made a special effort for a vegetarian experience as well

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The location belied the amazingly inventive menu. I dined w 3 colleagues for a business meal. Food was beautiful and delicious, service by Kristin (?) was delightful and engaging but not too much and we could hear ourselves talk which was great. I had Halibut which was cooked to perfection and the Dutch Asparagus. I'll be back even if it was a cab ride from our hotel.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Family Style, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Great dining experience. Somelier was knowlegeable and made wonderful pairings

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Great wine list and interesting selection of three course meals

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Have been a few times and just didn't feel it on this visit. We were a party of five and this was the first visit since MMB left. The food didn't have the snap it usually does. Felt like we overpaid for what we got and that the dishes were trying too hard. Service was excellent.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We had a great meal and great service, though it took awhile to get our food. But thanks to good dining companions, we hardly noticed and waitstaff was highly solicitous despite the delay. All in all, a wonderful evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

There's magic brewing here.

Props to new Chef Ratino and his new service staff. Went on a Sunday when both Chef and Head Sommelier were not in, and the staff knocked it out of the park in terms of quality and comfort.

4-course meal w/ wine pairings (~100/pp pre-tip/tax) unbelievable deal with food ranging between delicious and super-delicious. Highlights (amongst all really) were Beet Salad (beets prepared 3-ways with beet crisps!), Pea Tortellini, and Lamb (Feta sauce FTW!).

A stated goal of the Chef was to get a Michelin star, and his approach to food and service is not far off the mark. Excited to have this restaurant in the neighborhood.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This was one of the best meals I have ever had. There were four of us and we each at the tasting menu (3 savory and 1 sweet) with wine pairing. We tried to mix up our choices whenever possible and succeeded in getting 3 different choices with each course. All were outstanding - the kind of food that has you exclaiming in satisfaction with each bite. The wine pairings were also outstanding with three or four varietals I had never heard of, all of which perfectly complimented our courses. I am now trying to come up with excuses to get back to DC just so I can eat at Ripple again!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Very good, wine-friendly food. Excellent, knowledgeable service

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Ripple, despite the departure of Chef Marjorie, has not ceased to amaze. My family, boyfriend, and I dined at ripple on Easter Sunday to celebrate my birthday. The food was spectacular, as if no changes in the kitchen had occurred at all. The chef also accommodated my father and boyfriend's orders, allowing them to order off of the Easter prix fixe menu instead of a la carte. I had the white asparagus with egg which was amazingly complex and delicious, followed by the clam and ragu pappardelle. I didn't understand how those two ingredients could mix together, but I was in shock when I had the first bite. Only problem with my pasta is that there was not more of it, because it was astoundingly good. I finished the meal with the 'deconstructed' cookies and cream, which was the perfect ending to the meal. All I can say is Ripple has not and will not disappoint you. Bravo.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Family Style, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Excellent service, meal delicious wine!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter brunch with the roasted lamb could not have been better. Our server was great and there was a real sense of community in the way the servers and managers all worked together to make it a great experience for the dining room. I understand they have a relatively new exec chef and his food definitely worth checking out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Modern Decor, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The new Ripple continues to serve some of the most creative and flavorful food in DC -- and at a reasonable price given the quality. The wine list is one of the best in DC -- not in pretension, but in actual variety and value. Enjoy!

Tags: Family Style, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Private Room
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Once again Ripple hits it out of the park. Jose is the best sommelier in the area and the chef makes fabulous courses to match every taste. Service was flawless and the duck, chicken, schnitzel, and halibut were all perfectly cooked. I loved the cookies and creme dessert but don't plan on sharing because it's very small.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Ripple is going for a Michelin star. Terrific tasting menu and interesting paired wines. Particularly good: the mushroom tartlet, freshly baked bread, foies gras truffle dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Clearly we are out of the foodie scene and could not have desciphered the menu without the translation of our adorable waitress. Does it really have to be so complicated? Why not call the fabulous sweetbreads what they are instead of some temperature of an egg? Enjoyed our evening but would not return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

One of the best restaurants in DC. Dishes are exquisite.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Exceeded expectations - which were high.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

This was our first visit since the arrival of Chef Ryan Ratino, and we were very pleased. Standouts included the asparagus salad starter and the duck entree.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

So so good. Food was excellent and the service was spot on. Can't wait to back again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Loved it!! Total foodie paradise, it was our anniversary and they gave us free champagne and free red wine (to go with lamb and beef entrees)- outstanding service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 2017

We all 3 chose the cod wrapped in prosciutto, on a bed of faro, and found it remarkable and surprising, like something prepared by someone who likes you. An extremely pleasant experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Modern Decor
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Inventive food & fantastic service - We were impressed!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Delicious, fresh, and inventive food. Every bite was a delight. Service was excellent. Wine was perfectly paired. The vibe was super lively, yet you could hear yourself talk. Our only gripe was about the portion sizes, which are exceptionally small. (And we are not big eaters.) This is a restaurant designed for at least three courses. You will need them all. And it will cost you.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Modern Decor, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Food was good but took a long time to take our order and serve our food. They were not equipped to handle a full room

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 20, 2017

The new chef has brought wonderful new flavors to a great neighborhood dining location

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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The service was slow, the food was mediocre, the wine list was the only saving grace (though there was a hefty price to pay for that redemption.) some of the dishes on other tables seem worth the effort and the wait but my Dutch asparagus was bitter and my four pink shrimp were overcooked and curled up in a disproportionately generous pool of miso and truffle oil, again, bitter. I didn't have the tasting menu but got the same sized portions as those who did. The pheasant, by the way, was moulded in the same shape and texture of tinned meat and served not-so-hot.
Not great.

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