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. Executive Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley presents a seasonal menu that focuses on the freshest ingredients. Twice nominated for Rising Star Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, Marjorie is proud to support local farmers and co-ops in our mission to bring only the best products to the table.
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!
Contemporary American, American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Ripple will be closed on Election Day. We will be closed on Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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 60 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:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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 60 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
The appetizers and entrees were unusual, ...
The appetizers and entrees were unusual, tasty, and beautifully presented. The sheep cheese plate at meal's end, suggested by our waiter, wonderful. It was an exceptional meal ... but a little wee bit expensive. Nonetheless, my wife and I will make a point of returning to Ripple on our next visit to DC. Truly memorable.
We had a great time sitting in the front ...
We had a great time sitting in the front window, having a business dinner. Service was beyond wonderful. Loved the house olives and the focaccia. Entrees were both unique and delicious. The halibut was the hit of the night. House made ice creams and sorbets were a huge hit too. Best thing going in this neck of the city.
What an amazing meal! From the cocktail ...
What an amazing meal! From the cocktails with the cheese board, to the salad and the entree every bit of our food was amazing. I had the pork which was delicious, savory, succulent and flavorful.
Our waiter did an excellent job of pacing the meal and she was attentive without being intrusive.
Fun night with ups and downs in the food ...
Fun night with ups and downs in the food. Love Ripple and have been there many times. Service was attentive and not too rushed. Food was a bit spotty. Cocktails were delicious and unusual. Appetizers (prosciutto fritters...beet salad) were fantastic. Entrees (swordfish, pork belly) tended to be quite salty, so the flavors were masked. Side dish (wild mushrooms) was very tasty. Wine list was great and we enjoyed the sommelier suggestion.
We still enjoyed ourselves but for the cost, would have hoped every item would have been delicious.
My first time dining at Ripple and once ...
My first time dining at Ripple and once we were beyond the wait, it got better. We waited 15-20 minutes to be seated for a 8:15pm reservation and then waited for our waiter another 10 minutes. The meat and cheese offering was excellent! The meal was good, but the goat was quite small for the price. Quality of everything was lovely! I highly recommend a bottle of wine and splurging on dessert at Ripple. I'll try it again and see if the wait is better.
We ate every morsel. Food is really goo ...
We ate every morsel. Food is really good. In a room separate from the Masters of the Universe braying at the bar, we were able to converse without shouting. Easy parking on Sunday night. Perfect spot for a post-concert supper.
Disappointing. Third visit and will not ...
Disappointing. Third visit and will not return. Service was rushed yet wait for food was excessively long. When food arrived, it was cold and dried out. Complained and food was taken away only to endure another long wait, and then our original dishes returned colder and drier. Our experience was replicated at every table surrounding ours. Finally, there was a constant battle over the AC. Staff kept turning on and our entire room complained multiple times of being too cold. Complaints were elevated to manager who was so overwhelmed and not equipped to deal with things. Lots of great restaurants in town to spend your hard earned money and where a precious Saturday night with guests will be memorable for the right reasons.
Our second time to Ripple. Once again, ...
Our second time to Ripple. Once again, the food was amazing!! We over ordered (we always do) and shared. Just wonderful. Glad no bread is served right away, as it would spoil our appetites. One plate is better than the next...
Eat earlier unless you want to be yelling to your mates just to be heard.
Ditch or cushion the metal chairs - so cold and hard on the back - but maybe that helps turn tables more quickly? LOL
What a treat! The food was innovative an ...
What a treat! The food was innovative and delicious--the squab special, the pork, and the skate. The rye chocolate cake was, well, different, but worth a try. And our server was delightful--conscientious, intelligent, and friendly as were the other servers.
We were excited to go here for my husban ...
We were excited to go here for my husband's birthday. They were able to get us in an hour early and the waitress was very helpful and accommodating, explaining the meals and wine knowledgeably. Unfortunately, the food left much to be desired. Everything was just ok. I heard great things but unfortunately the food didn't deliver.
A pleasant dinner. You can choose a side ...
A pleasant dinner. You can choose a side as an appetizer (the heirloom tomatoes and feta was excellent and at $8 a bargain), selection of main dishes is small but the one I chose, quinoa cakes, was very nicely prepared. If you keep it to a single glass of wine, dinner for two including tip can come in for less than $100.
So pleased with our meal and experience ...
So pleased with our meal and experience at Ripple. Every plate was delicious, and I still can't get over the beet salad with the most delicious date sauce ever. It was an excellent evening in every way, and it's the kind of menu, price point, and overall dining experience that I wish we had in Georgetown (which caters almost only to tourists and fast food lovers).
We've been going to Ripple a few times a ...
We've been going to Ripple a few times a year for years and have been disappointed only once (& that time the management agreed the dinner was below par & comped us--imagine). This most recent visit was again stellar. I enjoyed the duck mousse, the goat "three-ways" entree, and as too often, treated myself to the fresh-baked chocolate chip dessert. Couldn't have been better. I would also commend the friendly & efficient attention of our waiter, Ethan (?). We'll be back.
We enjoyed the experience. The service w ...
We enjoyed the experience. The service was great, and the menu was interesting. I got a skate wing for my main course. It was very soft and flavorful, but it was very salty. It could have been a much better meal with much less salt.
Ate here for a small celebration dinner ...
Ate here for a small celebration dinner for the first time. The food was excellent - interesting but not weird. Pretentious, but not too over the top. Liberal use of salt - mostly judiciously to enhance/offset other interesting flavors. Steak was very good, as well as the vegetable matter underneath it. Heirloom tomato and deviled egg sides were excellent. Charcuterie sampler board was very tasty and presentation was stylish. Décor is a little funky but nice. Tables well spaced and service was outstanding. Lots of staff running around, but they seemed well coordinated. Wine list hefty and expensive. Sampled a couple - both very good very highly marked up. Highly recommended for a certain kind of person (Whole Foods fan, wine geek, culinary tourist, etc.) Not for all tastes or wallets.
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