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 50 wines by the glass, bottles starting at $25, and over 70 wines under $50 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 Monday, September 5th & Tuesday, September 6th for Labor 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 40 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, Farm to Table, 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 40 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
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.
The food was very good. Our waitress wa ...
The food was very good. Our waitress was superb, and made the whole experience fun. She was also very helpful, and even remembered to write down the name of the wine for us that we liked so much. She was attentive without being intrusive. Foccacia was amazing!
My partner and I went to Ripple on our f ...
My partner and I went to Ripple on our first anniversary, and are so glad we did. We were warmly greeted, had a special menu that wished us a happy anniversary, and we got a candle in our dessert. The food was creative and heavenly. We both loved all the dishes we had, particularly the lamb tartare, goat, and olive oil cake, and would absolutely return.
The appetizers and entrees were all exce ...
The appetizers and entrees were all excellent. The two in our party who ordered the crab dish raved about the fresh, bold flavors. The saffron spaghetti was also outstanding.
Our server was attentive, and we liked the atmosphere. However, the desserts took an inordinate amount of time (at least a half hour) and we were all extremely disappointed once they finally arrived. We very much appreciated that the manager removed them from our bill since we had to sit there so long because these desserts were definitely not worth the wait. The chocolate rye cake was particularly disappointing--utterly dry.
Still, the apps and main courses were so good, we would return...and order the cheese plate instead of dessert!
The service was very slow and some if th ...
The service was very slow and some if the food pairing was odd. I have a food allergy and they served the cheese plate with peaches and cucumbers because I couldn't eat the flat bread. It was a nice gesture, but neither went with what we ordered and tasted terrible with our selections.
We ordered the milk and cookies for dessert. We waited 29 min to hear that the chef was new and he broiled the cookies versus baking then. Rather than let us advise whether or not we wanted the dessert, they started a new batch, which were also burnt. So we waited over a half hour for a burnt dessert when all we really wanted to do was leave.
Last, the server was very polite, but rather than take our full order, she decided to space it out and wouldn't put it in the next part of the order until we finished a course. The dinner was over 2 hours long for an appetizer, entree and dessert.
I was traveling for business and took an ...
I was traveling for business and took an Uber to Ripple by myself. I sat at the bar. It was a Tuesday night and fairly quiet. I had the beef tartare appetizer which was ok - the dill overpowered the flavor of the beef. For my main entree I had ricotta cavatelli with braised goat which was phenomenal!
Came here from out of town for our anniv ...
Came here from out of town for our anniversary. The manager made sure that the staff was aware and the service was very personable and attentive. Excellent food and wine. Wish we had this restaurant in ou neighborhood!
Came to ripple once before and ordered t ...
Came to ripple once before and ordered their farmer's breakfast, which I recall was quite good and told myself that I must come back to his place. Since I hadn't gotten together with a couple of my foodie buddies in a while, I suggested that we have a sunday brunch here. One friend and I ordered the codester, which is ripple's fried chicken platter with over easy eggs and gravy on a biscuit, and another one ordered farmer's breakfast. All of us noticed that their potatoes were bit too salty and the gravy on fried chicken was quite salty, too. This was certainly shocking to say the least as I was not expecting this from a farm-to-table concept restaurant like ripple...
We also ordered their bloody mary but it was just decent. Truth be told, I expected it to at least match the quality of bloody mary's I order at founding farmers, if not better.
I politely asked our waitress to give our feedback to the chef regarding the over-saltiness of our dishes. It is a bummer to have to write this review as I would really want to return to this place sooner than later, but this dining experience is making me hesitant to want to return again in near future.
I love eating here. We all do. Everyon ...
I love eating here. We all do. Everyone can find something delicious on the menu-- although it can be a little tough for the meat and potatoes types who are used to having at least one "simple" salad (e.g. caesar like) for example. Otherwise, the fried eggplant was particularly delicious, the lamb tartar was good, but one of us thought it was a little lost in its accompaniments, and the new pasta dish on the menu disappeared without pause. We all only wish that the wine list wasn't quite so expensive.
Loved the decor. The staff was very plea ...
Loved the decor. The staff was very pleasant and likeable. But I wasn't a huge fan of the brunch. The food tasted just okay and left a lot to be desired. Their dinner menu is much more elaborate and creative so if I come back it will most likely be for dinner :)
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