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  • Address:
    3417 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    Cleveland Park
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Ripple Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://rippledc.com
  • Phone: (202) 244-7995
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Hours:
    Sunday-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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Marjorie Meek-Bradley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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 (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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Macomb St and Ordway St.
  • 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
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ripple
In a comfortable setting, just across the street from the historic Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park, Ripple offers a complete dining experience, with a focus on sustainability, organic and locally-acquired produce, and a good time. We are proud to support local farmers and co-ops in our mission to bring only the best products to the table.
Our award winning wine list features 50 wines by the glass and bottles starting at $25, with over 70 wines under $50. In addition, we have extensive beer and cocktail menus, to complete any meal.
Above all, we believe in hospitality and hope that everyone who dines with us will feel comfortable and enjoy their time with us. We truly are a place to eat, drink, and gather.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first time to Ripple. We were seated in a small room with a large window view of the street and lots of natural light (at least until dusk). It was easy to have conversation because there wasn't any blaring music and there were only two other tables in the room. The cocktail menu is playful, and includes several that aren't overly sweet. The food was delectably fresh and tasty. Even things like lobster and mild fishes, which so often turn out to be bland and deadened, were flavorful and cooked to just the right level. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but I found it worth the price. Service was attentive but not obtrusive."
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "Great food, great wine selection. We went on the late side (9.30pm) and one of the entrees was out of stock so better to go earlier. The wine we picked was also out of stock but they gave us a great recommendation and charged the same price as the one that was out of stock. The service was very nice and savvy. The food was delicious and very good timing between dishes."
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "Excellent evening , had the Dorado, it was to die for. This is my third time at Ripple. Go!"
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "Delicious food. Great wine list (and recommendations). Knowledgeable staff. The bacon pecans are a must. The hamachi/edamame appetizer was a nice surprise. A real treat."
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "Dining at Ripple is always great. The bacon-roasted pecans are insane. I had the tofu (I was choosing between the tofu and the pork, chose tofu on the waitress's recommendation and she was totally right) and my boyfriend had the duck. The duck was a little overcooked but everything else was exceptional. The waitress was really knowledgeable about the wine list and helped us pick out a reasonably priced bottle that went with both our main courses. When we left, we didn't even realize we forgot two cookies we'd had them wrap up, and the hostess came sprinting down the street to find us. Great restaurant!"
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "The one complaint I have is that my friend and I went to Ripple specifically for the grilled cheese that I'd read so much about. The website denotes that you cannot make a reservation for the grilled cheese happy hour, but I didn't read anywhere that you can only order grilled cheese at happy hour. When we sat down we realized we didn't have grilled cheese menus. We thought maybe we could order at the bar, but the waiter (after inquiring further) explained that grilled cheese could only be ordered at happy hour and late night. This was very disappointing and could've been avoided with clarity on the website. The food we did end up ordering was still great, but not what we had in mind for the night."
    Dined on 9/17/2014
  • "I enjoy visiting Ripple because Chef Marjorie frequently introduces new dishes to the menu. The visit was no exception. I tried the sunchoke soup, bone marrow, and fried tofu. Each dish was rich in flavor, reasonably priced and a manageable portion. Fred, the bartender, paired each dish with a good wine choice that highlighted the subtle flavor elements of the dish. I can't wait return again and see what else Chef Marjorie has created."
    Dined on 9/16/2014
  • "The cheese and charcuterie plate was fabulous and paried with a great wine form their extensive list. The entrees were equally impressive. The house-made spaghetti with tuna, garlic and herbs was divine. A great meal that was outstanding and yet not pretentious."
    Dined on 9/14/2014
  • "Delicious food, great great great wine, beautiful setting, good noise level for dinner conversation."
    Dined on 9/14/2014
  • "Saturday evening dinner, the food lived up to its hype. The bone marrow was sublime. The only snag was very long wait for our main course. Our server checked with the kitchen twice before it finally came."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "We had a great evening at Ripples. Loved the cheese and meats we had for apps. My friends raved about their steak and the duck, while feasted on the Branzino and lobster--just could have used a loaf a bread to soak up the incredible broth. Will recommend to friends"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "I've been to Ripple several times for dinner and brunch, as well as for grilled cheese. The service is outstanding -- the staff is friendly, attentive, accommodating, and knowledgeable. The food ranges from "tasty" to "close-your-eyes-I'm-in-heaven" good. I've ordered the steak more than once, and it's always cooked to perfection. There is an extensive wine list with excellent new world and old world selections, and I've had several very good cocktails (the "Fashionista" that my girlfriend ordered was delicious). The ambiance is very pleasant -- the restaurant feels both trendy and classy, and is quiet enough that you can have a conversation. Overall, I've eaten at many excellent restaurants in DC, but Ripple is probably my favorite."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "If your visiting DC or simply compelled to live here, Ripple is a great choice for an excellent experience. A comprehensive selection of libation to accompany a delicious array of dishes awaits. Ripple is known for their cheese, though the broader menu is full of delicious surprises. I simply love it when the menu is small ... which indicates that each and every selection will be carefully prepared and beautifully served. Nice job!"
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "My favorite restaurants are those where the meal combines ingredients in ways I would not think of myself. Ripple met that standard with the salad, the main course and the dessert. Our server was excellent - knowledgeable, charming and attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "First time guest at Ripple, saw the reviews so had to check it out. Definitely lived up to the reviews and some. The wine list was extensive and different offering a variety from all over the world. The food was very nicely done and the selection included something for everyone. Would recommend"
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "I am a restaurant professional from NYC and I went to Ripple because of the reputation it had amongst my colleagues. It was amazing. The service was efficient and warm. The menu was easy to understand and the perfect size. The wine list had a lot of gems especially if you know wine. The food was easily the best meal I had in DC. You must have the bone marrow. Everything from the deviled eggs to heirloom tomato salad to spaghetti to the delicious berry ricotta mouse was perfect. Portions are filling but not overwhelming. Great value for price. I wish I lived in DC just to eat here more often! Bravo to Danny, Chef Marjorie, and their entire team."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "This is the second time we've eaten at Ripple in the past 2 months, and it did not disappoint. The menu was mostly new, which is nice, since so many DC restaurants wait way too long to change their menus. The food was delicious and while it is pricey, it was worth it. My only complaint is that the service was a little too fast, as if they were trying to usher us out quickly."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Ripple lives up to its advertising: the food was seasonal, elegantly prepared, and appropriately portioned. Service was professional and attentive. The only downside is the cost. All the inspired menu, sustainable/local food, and outstanding wines and beers comes at a pretty high price. The value proposition was high, but most won't be eating here everyday."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Came here to have a mid-week date with my wife, and it was perfect. We ran a touch late for our reservation, but they sat us without hesitation. Service was prompt, but never hurried. Server made great suggestions. Wine was good. Food was great. I had the melon salad for an app, which was light and flavorful. My wife had the chilled corn soup with crab. That was amazing! I took a bite of it and wished I could steal it from her. For entrees I had the steak with corn pudding and fried green tomatoes. The steak was cooked perfectly, and the side items were flavorful. She had the hand made spaghetti with tuna. It was good and had a nice spice. Overall a great meal. Price was great, too. About $100 for both of us."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I were looking for a bunch spot with brunch classics, was reasonably priced, and gave us the option to have a mimosa two. Ripple proved to be a great source. Got the brunch deal which included a pastry, entree, and bottomless mimosas for $28 dollars. All the food we had was great, and the mimosa options we delish (blood orange, orange juice, grapefruit juice). They were also very accommodating with dietary restrictions- one of my friends was gluten free and they brought her a fruit bowl instead of a pastry."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Met another couple for Saturday dinner at Ripple. We started at the bar and enjoyed some lovely red wine. Sat down for dinner and really enjoyed the homemade and fresh corn bread. We did not order starters, but our mains included duck breast, monkfish and two small plates (chilled crab soup and heirloom tomatoes with ricotta, cashews and peaches). We then shared some cheeses, which were totally disappointing! Not because of taste but because you pay $5 for two teeny tiny slices of cheese! Ridiculous. We paid over $30 for the most pathetic cheese plate, not cool. Everything else was good."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Ripple was a great place to dine for a birthday. Overall the food had really interesting flavors and was delicious, though occasionally wasn't as flavorful as you might expect. The highlight of the meal was absolutely the bacon-infused bone marrow. Despite it being an appetizer, the meal could have ended with that and, though I wouldn't have been full, I would have been extremely satisfied."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "cheese selection was serious. Service was great, seasoning was perfect on everything. great dinner"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Great, as always. Terrific food. Really, really good. Attentive, friendly service. Vibrant atmosphere. Good friends. What could be better?"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and knowledgable. We had the pork, and the fish both of which were cooked perfectly. The desserts were to die for!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Excellent service and everything on the menu is exquisite. You can TRUST this place will satisfy."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our group of four savored just about everything we ordered. The appetizers really shone -- especially the smoked eggplant agnolotti and the heirloom tomato salad. And Ripple's baguettes and corn bread are first rate -- something all too rare in even the so-called best restaurants."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Had an amazing time at Ripple! Lived in the area for three years but had never tried it out before. I loved that their menu changed daily, and their Gnocchi was sensational. Also their wine list was extremely reasonable, and very extensive."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was our first time here (dinner), and we absolutely fell in love! Ripple was recommended by a chef friend of ours, and we're so glad we came! The food is fresh, full of flavor & delicious, our server, Richard, was very pleasant, helped us with our selections, and added to our great experience!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great meal and excellent service - will be back for dinner again. Cheese grits were amazing."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Excited to finally try Ripple but disappointed. Noise level in the bar was extremely loud for 7:00 PM but we secured a quiet table in the dining room. However, after an hour noise in the dining room necessitated repeating every other word. We shared a pasta appetizer, which was delivered without any description--almost thrown on the table. Agnolotti appetizer consisted of flat green objects with a few parmesan curls. Initially, we thought it was an amuse bouche. Tepid and nearly tasteless. Having ordered the infamous "roasted and fried chicken" I was willing to splurge for the calories. Again, the temperature of the food decreased the experience and the fried chicken was over-fried to beyond "crunchy." Might return for drinks."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The strip steak was melt in your mouth delicious. The biggest surprise was the vegetarian selection-stuffed squash-unbelievable!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We've been here about 6 times and the restaurant continues to deliver terrific food in a fun and casual atmosphere. We tend to order 2-3 dishes plus dessert. The one thing is I have never had a meal where every dish hits. I also have never had a meal where at least one dish blew me away. This past Sat the chilled cauliflower soup w crab was an A+. The rockfish main was only okay. The bread pudding was amazing. The agnolotti was okay, but the worst pasta dish I have had here. The bar is high though as the pasta dishes have typically been terrific. The salads and fresh foods are what really set the restaurant apart. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My husband joined me on a business trip and found this place. It was SOOOOOO cute! I would definitely come back the next time I am in town. While they have great meat dishes (my hubby destroyed the lamb) they had a lot of vegetarian options that were creative and delicious! And they have incredible wines! This place is worth the trip if you are staying in National Harbor. Thanks so much for a great evening."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food was really good. I enjoyed every bite, apps through dessert. The restaurant is very loud so we were grateful that we dined on the late side and that it gradually quieted down. Service was initially prompt but got slower as the evening progressed. Although the iced tea was delicious we thought $4.00 a galss was a bit much. I thought there was good value for the prices of the food and the alcoholic drinks were about what I expected."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "What a great restaurant! We dined at Ripple at leave five times within the past year times and always leave looking forward to returning. The food is delicious and service delightful."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good food and service but expensive and very noisy"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We went on a slow Sunday night. They were out of a few items we really wanted- not even two hours into service (hello bone marrow!). I liked the cheese and meats the most- but entrees were less than fun. Service was less than I expected- we just felt ignored until the end of the meal. All in all, worth the trek to Cleveland park?? Eh- I'll stay downtown..."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Living in Cleveland Park, I am fortunate to have this restaurant in the neighborhood. Everything is well thought out here, from the ambience to the menu. The beer and wine list is exciting as well. And as for the food, they do fresh and local sourced ingredients proud. Each time I dine here, I find something new to try and have yet to be disappointed. They cook seafood perfectly and there are always great vegetarian selections along side the meats and not as an afterthought. All in all, Ripple is rewarding."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great night out with the girls food and wine met high expectations"
    Dined on 7/25/2014

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