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. 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!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Ripple will be closed Monday, September 5th & Tuesday, September 6th for Labor Day.

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 - 2:00am

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:
Marjorie Meek-Bradley

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:
events@rippledc.com: 8667570581

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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.

Restaurant Photos

Cheese Plate
Deviled Eggs
Eggs and Smoked Salmon
Lamb
Jack Stripe Crout
Eggs Benedict
Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Maryland Crab & Snap Peas
charcuterie
Pistachio Agnolotti
Market Vegetable Salad
Risotto Sardines
Asparagus
Seared Duck Breast
Gammayze Cocktail
Maryland Crab Eggs Benedict
Pan Roasted Branzino
Burrata
Strip Loin, Corona Bean Puree, Bulgar, Maitakes, Salsa Verde
Bloody Mary
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pickled Vegetables
Cytrus Hystrix Cocktail
Bread Basket
Aged Gouda
Cured Meats Galore
Beef Loin
Spicy Kale With Riccota
Mixed Green Salad
Roasted Snakehead
Black Qunioa With Octopus And Squid Ink
Cured Meats
Grass-Fed Sir Loin
Risotto With Sardines
Papa Weavers Pork Loin
ButterBeer
Composed Seasonal Vegetable Salad

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Ripple Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Came here from out of town for our anniv ...

vip
 (New England)
·Dined 6 days ago

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!

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Came to ripple once before and ordered t ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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The service was great and our food was d ...

 
 (South Carolina)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

The service was great and our food was delicious. The potatoes were slightly salty when paired with the prosciutto eggs benedict.

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Excellent service and love that they giv ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 12, 2016

Excellent service and love that they give you the opportunity to taste any wine you order before committing to a glass or bottle. And of course the food was fantastic.

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I love eating here. We all do. Everyon ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 9, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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Excellent food and service. Even the pre ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 7, 2016

Excellent food and service. Even the pre- dinner bread is fabulous.

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Loved the decor. The staff was very plea ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 7, 2016

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 :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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The food is good and the service friendl ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 7, 2016

The food is good and the service friendly. Great bar menu. Perfect for a drink or dinner or dessert.

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Ripple has an amazing charcuterie/cheese ...

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

Ripple has an amazing charcuterie/cheese specialist and with four of us, we each got delicious tastes of the pate (the one with a sort of corn in it), prosciutto, etc. and various cheeses with dabs of mustard, honey, or other flavors, very nicely presented. Two of us ordered steak, one ordered fish, another pork; seemed like the pork dish was the most interesting, but I really enjoyed the steak which was slightly more crusty/well-done on the outside than expected. The panecotta and the berry pie desserts were also excellent. The $39 bottle of rose was fresh and complex. Ripple is a pleasant, spacious place to dine, somehow both elegant and homey (furnished simply but the walls are textured with rosettes, large "ripples." The service is much more professional, like a dance team, than in much of DC.

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We had a very enjoyable meal at Ripple-- ...

 
 (Caribbean)
·Dined on August 1, 2016

We had a very enjoyable meal at Ripple--loved the ambience--its special feeling without being stuffy. Although I have several food allergies, they were more than happy to accommodate. If I were to offer one critique it would be that too many of the dishes we chose happened to be a bit acidic/vinegary--this is both a failure of the menu, but also the server, who could have said, "Hey, you have selected quite a few dishes that have a similar flavor profile--you might want to try..." I can't fault her entirely, however, because, as I said, I am limited in terms of food allergies.

Our top dish was a lovely skate wing and a heirloom tomato salad--both were outstanding; the least memorable was a crab dish that was overwhelmed by vinegar and the herbed red snapper, which came with a broth that diminished rather than elevated the dish.

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We had the duck confit and the goat dish ...

 
 (Las Vegas)
·Dined on July 31, 2016

We had the duck confit and the goat dishes. Both were very good. The very best thing we had was their freshly baked bread. Don't pass it up. The only negative was the loud group next to us. Unfortunately, that seems to be par for the area. Otherwise a very pleasant dinner.

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Food was great, server was excellent. A ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 31, 2016

Food was great, server was excellent. Also great to meet my favorite Top Chef contestant!

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Food drinks and staff are all always ama ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

Food drinks and staff are all always amazing!! My favorite restaurant!

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I heard so many great things about Rippl ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

I heard so many great things about Ripple prior to dining there. After dining there the other evening I was a bit underwhelmed. It wasn't a terrible experience, but I expected much more. They have great craft cocktails and an extensive unique wine list (and knowledgeable staff about the wines), but the food disappointed a bit. We ordered the prosciutto and cheddar fritters, but you could not taste the prosciutto at ALL. I ordered the goat which our server said was the best item on the menu. It was decent, but could have been cooked a bit more (particularly since it is a very gamey meat). It was more on the side of medium rare. The other people in my party ordered the steak and skate which they enjoyed. The side of mushrooms was also good.

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Excellent meal, and more importantly, fa ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 29, 2016

Excellent meal, and more importantly, fantastic service. Our server was kind, courteous, prompt, and responsive. We had an issue with an overcooked entree, and she took care of it professionally and apologetically. From the focaccia to the seasonal berry crumble, every course was made and plated with care and skill. Will definitely return and hope to be seated in her section again.

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Visiting from out of town-Ripple was a v ...

 
 (Denver)
·Dined on July 29, 2016

Visiting from out of town-Ripple was a very pleasant find in the area around the zoo.

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Ripple continues to be one of my favorit ...

 
 (San Francisco)
·Dined on July 25, 2016

Ripple continues to be one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Marjorie's food is inventive, interesting, and above all delicious. Ari, who has taken over the front of the house from Danny, is a gracious host and has put together a friendly, knowledgeable team. A+

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Solid. Good food, good service, strong d ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 24, 2016

Solid. Good food, good service, strong drinks. Can't go wrong here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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Mo and Caroline are the best

vip
 (Nashville)
·Dined on July 23, 2016

Mo and Caroline are the best

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First off the service was excellent. Unc ...

vip
 (New York Area)
·Dined on July 17, 2016

First off the service was excellent. Uncannily every time I went to Google a word from the description of the menu items, the server popped up at my side to answer the question in person. The dishes were creative , attractively presented, and very tasty. I was a little disappointed that in the middle of the summer that the menu was so mushroom-centric. As a person who can't eat mushrooms this limits some of the options. However the duck liver parfait was delicious. The Crudo appetizer was delicious. The Branzino was delicious. And the desserts were delightful as well. We started with a little bit of charcuterie and cheese. Moved on to mains and dessert. The drink list was very creative as well. Overall it was a very positive experience.

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Ripple is a constant favorite and go-to ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 15, 2016

Ripple is a constant favorite and go-to restaurant for my husband and me. The food is consistently good, the service is always awesome, the wines are interesting, and the atmosphere comfortable and a little bit special. Chef Marjorie rocks! (I'm a Top Chef fan!)

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I had high hopes for this well-known spo ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 8, 2016

I had high hopes for this well-known spot with seasonal orderings, however the food was simply average especially given the cost. While the wine and cheese lists were great, the dinner menu had basic options that were overly salty and oily. The ambiance is strange--it feels like a neighborhood place but has the price of a nicer restaurant.

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Great place for a neighborhood double da ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 8, 2016

Great place for a neighborhood double date! The food was terrific and the service very attentive. The win list was interesting and the wait staff was knowledgeable about it. It was a bit noisy.

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I love Ripple. Good restaurant for the: ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 3, 2016

I love Ripple. Good restaurant for the: ambiance, staff, service, food, drinks, and creativity. Their brunch deal is great and i highly recommend it. Their brunch is inline cost-wise with brunch from other restaurants in the area, but outside of brunch they are on the pricy side.

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The service was incredible. The food was ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 2, 2016

The service was incredible. The food was very good, especially the prosciutto cheddar fritters, the duck confit, and the carrot pasta dish with lobster and morels. The morels were probably the best thing I've eaten in a long time. The portions were a little smaller than I expected, but I'm excited to go back to try the bronzino and the grilled cheese bar! The cocktails were delightful as well.

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Ripple never disappoints. The food is al ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 30, 2016

Ripple never disappoints. The food is always fabulous and so is the service. While I wish that the noise level was a little lower, the food and service makes up for it. Executive Chef Marjorie Meek Bradley has a special feel for great pasta. Her carrot cavatelli with lobster is amazing. So is the skate wing on the current menu. And the marinated blue crab is divine. Manager Caroline Blundell ensure that service is attentive but not intrusive.

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Far and away the best food at Cleveland ...

vip
 (Philadelphia)
·Dined on June 29, 2016

Far and away the best food at Cleveland Park. They pay serious attention to the quality of the food.

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More there than appears when you see it ...

 
 (New York Area)
·Dined on June 26, 2016

More there than appears when you see it from the street. Casual ambiance but serious food. Delicious salads and main courses (fish). Great drinks, cheese selections and wines.

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Food was great as always--echoing what o ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 25, 2016

Food was great as always--echoing what others said.

One nit---If in the dining room, it can get distractingly loud/hard to hear someone sitting 2 feet away. Great that this remains a popular place, but some attention to acoustics would be a good thing.

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Great meal all around. My family and I h ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 19, 2016

Great meal all around. My family and I had a wonderful server who made great recommendations. Really fun wine list too!

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Had Sunday brunch. Got nice table in fr ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 19, 2016

Had Sunday brunch. Got nice table in front window. Waiter Cameron very attentive. Menu seemed limited, but what we ordered was good. Sage sausages excellent, though they would look better if grilled. Plenty of refills. A nice time.

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Went here because someone said it was th ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 18, 2016

Went here because someone said it was the best meal in DC she had had in years (May). The carrot cavatelli was the standout dish. The trotter panzanella was greasy and bland, the wild mushrooms lacked salt and the deviled eggs were forgettable. May try it again later with a different menu

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mediocre food still relatively expensive ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 17, 2016

mediocre food still relatively expensive. very limited menu, no daily changes. not a good choice when the weather is good because the back dining room where we were seated is very far from any window. it was dark and close, almost claustraphobic. the bar area looked nicer.

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Loved sitting at the bar. Terrific serv ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 17, 2016

Loved sitting at the bar. Terrific service there. Favorite dishes were the carrot agnolotti and duck prosciutto. The homemade ketchup is fabulous.

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Good place for brunch though wished they ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 12, 2016

Good place for brunch though wished they had more. The pastry board at Ripple was to say the least our biggest highlight of the meal. The egg white omellete was good though a bit bland. My friend who got the biscuits and gravy did not like it so just stuck with the farmers breakfast. Also, wished the menu had desserts to finish the meal. Overall, brunch was okay but the pastry board with the delicious five various patries was, in my opinion, probably the only thing worth going back for. However, I will back to try their dinner menu.

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The food was outstanding, waitress was v ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 11, 2016

The food was outstanding, waitress was very knowledgable.

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Excellent service, food was ok

vip
 (Houston)
·Dined on June 4, 2016

Really enjoyed the service at Ripple. We had a 6:30 reservation, but it might have been unnecessary as the place did not really fill up before 7:30. Food was interesting and mostly good, though wasn't particularly fond of the halibut dish.

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Fun not Stuffy

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 1, 2016

Always love Ripple. Food consistently on point and the service is always warm. If any tiny thing we seem to notice the taste of the signature cocktails can vary, but again, that is a very tiny detail and we never leave a drink unfinished! We go to Ripple when we want a relaxing experience with delicious food and zero pretension. Highly recommend.

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We always have a great experience at Rip ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 25, 2016

We always have a great experience at Ripple - interesting, delicious food and very experienced and attentive staff.

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Great dining

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 24, 2016

The food at Ripple was some of the best cooking I've had in DC in quite some time. The imaginative and intelligent flavors brought out by the cooking were a real treat. We had the duckling and the lamb, and the meats themselves were actually only so-so, but the sauces were superb! Portions were not gigantic, and previous reviews of tiny portions scared us away from the cheese platters (although they sounded awesome). The appetizer portions were similarly modest, but the entrees were plentiful. Try the ice cream for dessert -- ask about the flavors; the honey-star anise was wonderful. We came early so it was quiet - probably a good bit noisier later in the evening. Because there were so few people, the service was great too.

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