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, 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.

Restaurant Photos

Cheese Plate
Eggs and Smoked Salmon
Deviled Eggs
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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94% would recommend it to a friend

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A pleasant dinner. You can choose a side ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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So pleased with our meal and experience ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 5 days ago

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).

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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We've been going to Ripple a few times a ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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We enjoyed the experience. The service w ...

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 (Philadelphia)
·Dined on September 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Modern Decor, Spicy
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Ate here for a small celebration dinner ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Modern Decor, Organic
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In my opinion, too noisy and not intimat ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 13, 2016

In my opinion, too noisy and not intimate enough for a date. The decoration of the interior is pretty cool though.

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Always enjoy a unique meal and informed ...

vip
 (New England)
·Dined on September 11, 2016

Always enjoy a unique meal and informed staff experience when I am in town. The food was excellent. The server was help and attentive - even to this solo server.

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Outstanding cheese and charcuterie offer ...

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 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 10, 2016

Outstanding cheese and charcuterie offerings. Burrata app and kampachi crudo were excellent. Eggplant dish was to die for. Great wine cellar. Ladies' room cute and clean.

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The food was very good. Our waitress wa ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 9, 2016

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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My partner and I went to Ripple on our f ...

vip
 (New England)
·Dined on September 7, 2016

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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Good food, but super casual environment. ...

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 (Los Angeles)
·Dined on September 3, 2016

Good food, but super casual environment. You can at least dim the lights.

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Very good service, unique entrees and st ...

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 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 3, 2016

Very good service, unique entrees and starters, strong wine list. Very good service.

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The food is tasty and inventive. Worth t ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 31, 2016

The food is tasty and inventive. Worth the trip. Parking is easy at 6:30.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Casual
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We had a delicious meal -- fresh ingredi ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 27, 2016

We had a delicious meal -- fresh ingredients imaginatively presented. Our server was knowledgeable about wine and on her recommendation we had a terrific, reasonably priced bottle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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The appetizers and entrees were all exce ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 27, 2016

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!

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I had never been to Ripple before and bo ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 26, 2016

I had never been to Ripple before and boy did it live up to the hype. WONDERFUl experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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The service was very slow and some if th ...

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

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.

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I was traveling for business and took an ...

 
 (Minneapolis)
·Dined on August 24, 2016

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!

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Came here from out of town for our anniv ...

vip
 (New England)
·Dined on August 18, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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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 ...

vip
 (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.

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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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