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 Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th. We hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend with friends and family!

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

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Ripple Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.1

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3.9

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 3 days ago

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

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Mo and Caroline are the best

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 (Nashville)
·Dined 4 days ago

Mo and Caroline are the best

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First off the service was excellent. Unc ...

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 (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 ...

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 (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 ...

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 (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 ...

 
 (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 ...

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 (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

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 (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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Amazing Experience

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 23, 2016

Our experience was unbelievable. Such delicious food, such a great beer served, a fantastic experience from beginning to end. Our one hangup was a cocktail that really didn't taste that great, and our waitress took care of that promptly and fairly. My experience at Ripple set a new high for my dining experience.

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Very good brunch! Baked good a to die fo ...

 
 (Raleigh)
·Dined on May 22, 2016

Very good brunch! Baked good a to die for!

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Really great. Been coming here for years ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 21, 2016

Really great. Been coming here for years. The menu changes often. Great atmosphere. A good location with before or after dinner options nearby. Sommelier is very good.

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Wonderful dinner and great relaxed atmos ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 20, 2016

Wonderful dinner and great relaxed atmosphere.

Three of us enjoyed the cheese plate and it does not disappoint. Delicious homemade jam and honey served with it.

For entrees we had the NY strip, duck and vindaloo. The duck was amazing and the plate was left clean.

Service was attentive and inviting but not too intrusive.

Great night out and delicious food.

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Stellar Dining Experience

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 20, 2016

My boyfriend and I came here for his birthday, having been only once before for desserts, and we were delighted to find the whole dinner experience as wonderful as dessert. The staff is extremely knowledgeable; we trusted our waitress to select a bottle of wine for us, and it was perfect for our both of our dishes and both of our tastes. The cheese and charcuterie selection has a great variety of delicious options. The cold spring salad I got as an entree was not your traditional salad and had a surprising combination of flavors and textures that was way better than a traditional salad. Entrees were amazing; he got duck, I got lamb, and this was the portion of the meal that made him say he thought this was probably the best meal he's eaten in DC. I'd have to agree. The menu here changes seasonally, so we'll be back to try out new things throughout the year. In season when we went were strawberries and rhubarb; it was the flavor of the jam with our cheese, and the filling of the seasonal cobbler we had for dessert (both delicious). I'd also like to note that the interior design and decor of the whole restaurant is totally perfect for the modern, innovative, and sophisticated cuisine they serve.

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Food and service were fabulous. Cockta ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 18, 2016

Food and service were fabulous. Cocktail selection quite entertaining. The noise level was VERY LOUD! At a table for four talking across the table was very difficult and most times we had to lean in and repeat. they could put more sound deadening materials on the walls, which would really help..

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Small but Mighty

 
 (Tampa)
·Dined on May 18, 2016

Ripple stands out among DC's restaurants that are worth a trip. Marjorie has fashioned a delightful menu of small plates that any foodie will enjoy. Can't wait to return to try the items that didn't get ordered on this visit. Cristin's service was outstanding, adding to the experience with perfect pairings.

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Good, good, good!

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 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 15, 2016

Lamb tartare: best of any tartare I have ever had. Me bride is a serious cook. She can usually reproduce anything she eats. Not so our meal at Ripple. Complexity out of her league.

We will be back!

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Interesting menu

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 15, 2016

Interesting menu allows you to do a traditional, 3-4 course meal , or an assortment of smaller plates, or really any arrangement that suits. Very good food, not a bargain, but reasonable for the quality. The service was good, server knowledgable, although chattier than I prefer.

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Great food, service and atmosphere!

 
 (Southwest FL)
·Dined on May 15, 2016

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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Overpriced good food

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 13, 2016

The food was fine. The service was ok. When asked what kind of mushrooms were in the "wild mushrooms" dish, server said he didn't know. And he didn't offer to find out.

The ceviche was bland and unevenly cut. Also.

The gnocchi was good.

I wasn't impressed with the portion sizes for the price.

There was nothing new or noteworthy about the meal. Cooked fine, but not outstanding. Unremarkable.

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Terrific restaurant with wonderful servi ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 12, 2016

Terrific restaurant with wonderful service and amazing food. Brilliant destination for any time you want a special meal.

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Great food and wine

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 12, 2016

We especially loved the Kampachi Ceviche, the Halibut, and the mixed salad.

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I cannot rave enough about Ripple. I to ...

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

I cannot rave enough about Ripple. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. From the moment we entered, we were exceptionally well treated. Our server, Kristin, was incredibly helpful. Since my boyfriend is allergic to nuts and nut oils, she went into the kitchen to go over the menu with executive chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley to make sure what dishes he could or could not eat. Based on her recommendations, we ordered the smoked halibut rilette, the spring vegetable salad, the seared octopus, seared black bass and the duck breast. We started off with the wonderful fresh-baked rolls. Each course was superb. We could not decide which we enjoyed the most because each one was so different and so well composed. The wait staff cleaned the tables and presented fresh cutlery between courses. Our glasses of water were constantly refilled. We ordered dessert, ice cream and the miso carrot cake. The ice cream had a birthday candle in it. Throughout the meal, management would come by to see how we were doing, as did Kristin. My only regret...well, two regrets...the first, that I didn't want the meal to end and secondly, not having a chance to actually meet chef Marjorie. I can see now why she came so far on "Top Chef." I wish she had won. It was an incredible evening. Thank you to everyone at the restaurant. Another plus, the restaurant is a very short walk from the Metro which made it far easier to visit rather than searching for a parking spot.

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I had a great time at this restaurant. ...

 
 (Atlantic City)
·Dined on May 10, 2016

I had a great time at this restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was very tasty. It is a little pricey.

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Catching up with an old friend, we were ...

vip
 (Chicago)
·Dined on May 8, 2016

Catching up with an old friend, we were a restaurant's nightmare. 2 extremely fussy eaters (different requirements) and one "appetizers only" spent more time catching up than perusing the menu. Our server was very patient, and eventually we organized ourselves enough to order delicious drinks with entertaining names, and a couple of snacks. Despite our copious food restrictions, the menu was varied enough that we actually had difficulty making selections. All our food was great, except for something very disturbing that we think was pickled strawberries.

If I lived nearby, I would often be too tired to make dinner, and dine here instead.

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Very convenient to Cleveland Park Metro. ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 8, 2016

Very convenient to Cleveland Park Metro. Menu has a wide range of offerings. Food is adventurous and approachable at the same time. I took my parents here (who are not "foodies" whatsoever), and they loved it. Service was excellent.

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