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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!
Washington, DC 20008
Contemporary European, American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
between Macomb St and Ordway St.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org: (866) 757-0581
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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