About Ripple

3417 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
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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!

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours:
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar Hours:
Sunday-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 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:
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 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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90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (32)
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Notable Wine List (17)
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Special Occasion (14)
Cozy (13)
Fun (13)
Seasonal (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Modern Decor (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Healthy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Organic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Romantic (6)
Casual (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Authentic (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Family Style (2)
Disabled Access (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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Tapas (2)
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We enjoyed a wonderful meal with a lovel ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful meal with a lovely wine recommended by the young sommelier. We had one vegetarian in our party who was very pleased with a plate composed for him by the chef. The one error in serving a port was corrected immediately and generously. My companions had fun composing a cheese plate and enjoyed it very much. Servers are very knowledgeable and helpful. Overall, it was a great meal and I was pleased to take my NYC friends and a nephew from LA, who all know something about food, to a fine, but relaxed, restaurant each said they would be very pleased to return to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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Ripple had become tired but always had a ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Ripple had become tired but always had a great wine list so we returned. To our surprise: new chef, new menu, and a clearly superior food experience. Kudos to the new team: keep it up! We will be back next time with friends in tow.

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I have been to Ripple many times and alw ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2017

I have been to Ripple many times and always left happy but this time it was a big disappointment. The Chef has changed and so has the food. It is not as good as it used to be.

The dishes we tried were just too busy with far too many flavors. Nothing like the subtle and delicious taste that we were used to with the previous Chef.

We tried four different dishes and none of them was of our liking. The mix of fish and coffee or rabbit with cinnamon pecans, pesto and raisins just didn´t work for us. The service was also over crowded. There were too many people running around us what made the whole experience a bit overwhelming. If I am paying $$$ for my meal, I expect to have something better than this.

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The resataurant is convenient if you are ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2017

The resataurant is convenient if you are seeing a movie across the street. There is a tasting menu or you can just order off the menu. The menu is difficult to figure out -- not user friendly or fun to decode -- just annoying, especially if you are hungry. Food pretty good but overpriced and small portions. Felt a little shocked by the check and I done out quite a bit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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They have changed chefs and changed thei ...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2017

They have changed chefs and changed their menu. Interesting small and medium size plates but fewer main plates and more expensive overall. Still have good interesting wine list.

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First time eating there. Apparently has ...

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

First time eating there. Apparently has a new chef since December 2016. Meal and service (thank you Kristin) were incredible. My wife and I each had their 4 course tasting menu but were able to choose the small plates we each desired. Would go back in a minute!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Tapas
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Everything was special. Can't wait fo a ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Everything was special. Can't wait fo a return visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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We had a very enjoyable meal at Ripple. ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2017

We had a very enjoyable meal at Ripple. My only comment is that Open Table lists it as $$ where it should definitely be at least $$$.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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My group has brunched a Ripple many time ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2017

My group has brunched a Ripple many times and we knew the chef was new, but we were extremely disappointed by the new brunch menu. It was very limited, more expensive for the quantity, and some old (and delicious) favorites we're missing, most notably the Codester and the Hash. I heard several other tables of regulars sharing similar disappointment. Also, the service was not as good as usual. Hope they can turn this around. For now, I miss the old Ripple.

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New chef equals new menu. Fine but this ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2017

New chef equals new menu. Fine but this is a very heavy meat menu. 1 Entree is seafood, scallops, and no main vegetarian dish. This restaurant used to have a nice variety but no more. And the prices went up. Food was ok but certainly not great for the price. Also, menu descriptions are not clear on how the dish is presented or how large. We had to ask what some items were and then when the dish arrived there were things on the plate that weren't on the menu description. Another table was confused on some of their items as well.

The service, however, was horrible. Reservation at 6:45 for 4, left at 9:15 for 5 small plates, one entree and one dessert. All the apps came out at once and then we were left alone until just about everything was gone. No check on how things were going. We had to ask on the status of our entree and the waitress said she didn't think we had agreed on ordering that so she didn't put it in. Not sure why since it was on the list of things we ordered and so we now had to wait for that. Then she asked if we wanted another round of wine, we said yes but she only brought one person wine. We had to get another server to get the other glasses. Finally got the check and another 10 or 15 minutes went by so one of us got up walked over to her and handed it to her so we could pay and get the hell out of there. It was really an unbelievable meal. My wife and I have eaten here a few times over the past couple of years and this was hugely disappointing. Have absolutely no desire to return.

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Great food and a nice place for a fancy ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Great food and a nice place for a fancy dinner without too much pretense (just the right amount). But the $$ is NOT ACCURATE. Just be prepared, this is squarely a $$$ restaurant. It's worth it, I just don't want you to be surprised like my and my wife were.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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We went to Ripple on a whim on a quiet w ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2017

We went to Ripple on a whim on a quiet weekday night in early January. We hadn't been there in over a year. There is a new chef, and he is off to a very promising start. Very inventive, flavorful dishes, with an interesting approach of using a single ingredient in many ways (such as tuna tartare with five different types of lime preparation). Our server was terrific and very helpful. The wine, mixed drinks and beer options remain eclectic and interesting. We will come back again, and it won't take a year.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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Great birthday dinner at Ripple. We both ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Great birthday dinner at Ripple. We both had the scallops - amazingly tasty and generous portion. The ambrosia for dessert was unusual and delicious. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Overall a great experience. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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Excited for the new chef. tasting menu w ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Excited for the new chef. tasting menu was quite an experience. It read beautifully and the flavors, plating were right on. Dessert was a week note. Staff was definitely attentive, but seemed a bit new to the menu and the revised experience. I'm sure that will all come together over time. Wine pairing was well done.

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Great date-night meal - great atmosphere ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great date-night meal - great atmosphere, good wine, the paper plane cocktail was great - as were the small plates (we had the duck breast and rabbit pansotti - full of flavor and simply wonderful!).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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Absolutely amazing! My husband and I wer ...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Absolutely amazing! My husband and I were in town for the holidays and this place was recommended by a friend. The food was great, we didn't feel hungry or over full when we left, we weren't rushed and our server even helped us pair wines by the glass to our food/course. Next time we're in DC, we'll come back here for sure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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The flavors and textures are sublime and ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2016

The flavors and textures are sublime and beautiful, I left in such a great mood, the service was just right.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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Excellent, imaginatively prepared food a ...

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Excellent, imaginatively prepared food and pleasant service. A bit pricey, but first-rate ingredients.

Tags: Bar Seating
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The food was so delicious!!! We almost l ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2016

The food was so delicious!!! We almost licked the plates ;-)

Tags: Modern Decor, Creative Cuisine
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After reading all of the reviews and it ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2016

After reading all of the reviews and it being listed as a top 100 restaurant we were looking forward to this experience as our holiday dinner. I suppose they were having an off night but overall we did not enjoy our experience. It took almost an hour to receive three appetizers - two cold and one hot. And the hot appetizer came out cold! They did remove the item from our bill but the waitress had hyped it up as one of their best dishes. It had good flavor but needed to be hot. We would have rather they brought out a hot one for us to eat. The main courses - fish, scallops and steak were just ok. Overall a complete disappointment, especially for the price point and reputation. We will not be back and do not recommend.

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I was actually very disappointed that th ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2016

I was actually very disappointed that their rotating menu does not have many options for vegetarians. I went, very excited to try the crab cakes benedoct, only to find it wasn't on the menu, and had been replaced with a vegetarian Bennie that was very sparse. No way was it supports substantial! Then I find out they don't carry avocado. Really?!?! That was incredibly disappointing!! Everything else in the menu seemed bland, or was using meat to replace actual flavor. Truly not what I was expecting. Our waiter was also visibly displeased by our questions about the menu, and obviously was not well versed I'm vegetarian fare. He was also not very pleasant. I hope he was just having a bad dau, because he really didn't seem happy to be there and I almost felt like I was intruding. I guess I'm glad it wasn't over priced, and drinks were on special.

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Great food until the room filled and we ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Great food until the room filled and we couldn't hear ourselves talk. Next time we'll ask for the porch!!!

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Wonderful! Quiet seating, just as we re ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Wonderful! Quiet seating, just as we requested, excellent and imaginative food [wahoo+pork belly+NZ cockle], friendly and totally informed server who did not rush us. Not my first visit, and I intend to return more often.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Private Room, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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My wife and I enjoyed our 38th wedding a ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our 38th wedding anniversary here. The food was very good. The service was first rate. She is lactose intolerant. I had let them know at the time of our reservation. When we arrived, there was a special menu for her, with each item reviewed by the chef as okay or not for her, sometimes with notes about how the dish could be modified for her. Really nice. My only negative would be the noise level, which made it difficult to speak at a normal level and be heard.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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Arrived early as we were going to a movi ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Arrived early as we were going to a movie. Excellent place pre movie!

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Very well personalized, catered, and loo ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Very well personalized, catered, and looked after for the occasion. Food and wine was excellent. Perfect place to spend 2-3 hours for a nice meal. Would recommend and much appreciated.

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Food was not worth the costs. My partner ...

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Food was not worth the costs. My partner's New York strip was two small end pieces with a bland polenta. The potato gnocchi was good but again, you have to order the entree portion which is still quite small and not worth the cost. The only good things were the service, the bread, and the charcuterie.

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Great spot for a casual or nice dinner o ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Great spot for a casual or nice dinner out. From drinks to charcuterie to apps to dinner to dessert everything was fantastic.

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Food, atmosphere, service were all very ...

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Food, atmosphere, service were all very good. I took a foodie friend from NYC. She liked it so much, she decided to take another friend the next evening. We will definitely return.

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The appetizers and entrees were unusual, ...

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2016

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.

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Nice, quaint place. Interesting food. Wo ...

vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Nice, quaint place. Interesting food.

Would go back.

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We had a great time sitting in the front ...

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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Amazing food, and the service was knowle ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Amazing food, and the service was knowledgeable and authentic without being pretentious

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What an amazing meal! From the cocktail ...

vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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Waiters were incredibly slow and distrac ...

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Waiters were incredibly slow and distracted the entire time. Food was mediocre and flavorless.

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Fun night with ups and downs in the food ...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Organic, Modern Decor, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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Great place for dinner followed by a mov ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Great place for dinner followed by a movie at the Uptown.

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We were celebrating my husband's birthda ...

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We were celebrating my husband's birthday. Atmosphere was noisy making conversation difficult. Food only fair. Service fine.

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The food was unique, fresh and everythin ...

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2016

The food was unique, fresh and everything tasted amazing!

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Food i excellent. I like the options o ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Food i excellent. I like the options of small plates. WIne list is good and waiters knowledgeable about it.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients
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