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 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 Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Ripple will be closed on Election Day. We will be closed on Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years 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 30 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, 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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Ripple Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (38)
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Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Fun (13)
Cozy (12)
Seasonal (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Healthy (8)
Casual (7)
Modern Decor (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Organic (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Family Style (2)
Vegan (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Dancing (1)
Scenic View (1)
Wood Oven (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Fireplace (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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Food, atmosphere, service were all very ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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 ...

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 (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.

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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 ...

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 (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 ...

 
 (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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We had a great experience. You could tel ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2016

We had a great experience. You could tell that each dish was well thought out - all the flavors complimented each other very nicely. There wasn't a single thing we didn't like. Highly recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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My first time dining at Ripple and once ...

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 (Hong Kong)·Dined on October 29, 2016

My first time dining at Ripple and once we were beyond the wait, it got better. We waited 15-20 minutes to be seated for a 8:15pm reservation and then waited for our waiter another 10 minutes. The meat and cheese offering was excellent! The meal was good, but the goat was quite small for the price. Quality of everything was lovely! I highly recommend a bottle of wine and splurging on dessert at Ripple. I'll try it again and see if the wait is better.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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Never disappointed with Ripple, the food ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Never disappointed with Ripple, the food is amazing, great service, fun atmosphere. Wine and cheese menu is soooo good! Great for special occausions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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Another lovely evening at Ripple - unobt ...

 
 (London)·Dined on October 24, 2016

Another lovely evening at Ripple - unobtrusively attentive, friendly and knowledgable staff. Distinctive menu, good wine list with breadth. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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I loved the place. I loved the bar. I l ...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2016

I loved the place. I loved the bar. I loved the menu. I loved the wine list. My only disappointment was that Ripple is not in my neighborhood! I'd love to make it my go to place!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Cozy, Fun, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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Obama dined two tables away from us and ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Obama dined two tables away from us and was signing autographs

Tags: Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Dancing, Scenic View, Family Style, Wood Oven, Afternoon Tea, Spicy, Vegan, Fireplace, Tapas, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Outstanding Value, Kid-friendly, Open Kitchen, Molecular Gastronomy
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We ate every morsel. Food is really goo ...

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2016

We ate every morsel. Food is really good. In a room separate from the Masters of the Universe braying at the bar, we were able to converse without shouting. Easy parking on Sunday night. Perfect spot for a post-concert supper.

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Great flavored food but somewhat limited ...

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Great flavored food but somewhat limited menu. We feel like we ordered everything on the menu we wanted so will not be back unless the menu updates

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Disappointing. Third visit and will not ...

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

Disappointing. Third visit and will not return. Service was rushed yet wait for food was excessively long. When food arrived, it was cold and dried out. Complained and food was taken away only to endure another long wait, and then our original dishes returned colder and drier. Our experience was replicated at every table surrounding ours. Finally, there was a constant battle over the AC. Staff kept turning on and our entire room complained multiple times of being too cold. Complaints were elevated to manager who was so overwhelmed and not equipped to deal with things. Lots of great restaurants in town to spend your hard earned money and where a precious Saturday night with guests will be memorable for the right reasons.

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Far and away the best cooking around Cle ...

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Far and away the best cooking around Cleveland Park.

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Great night at Ripple again! Food is con ...

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

Great night at Ripple again! Food is consistently good, service is warm and friendly. We choose Ripple whenever we can.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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Ripple is awesome ! We over the food and ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2016

Ripple is awesome ! We over the food and service! Great wines

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attentive, but understaffed. too long of ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2016

attentive, but understaffed. too long of wait from seating to ordering.

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The food is always exceptional. Ripple i ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2016

The food is always exceptional. Ripple is our go to date night spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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Our second time to Ripple. Once again, ...

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

Our second time to Ripple. Once again, the food was amazing!! We over ordered (we always do) and shared. Just wonderful. Glad no bread is served right away, as it would spoil our appetites. One plate is better than the next...

Eat earlier unless you want to be yelling to your mates just to be heard.

Ditch or cushion the metal chairs - so cold and hard on the back - but maybe that helps turn tables more quickly? LOL

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic, Family Style
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What a treat! The food was innovative an ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2016

What a treat! The food was innovative and delicious--the squab special, the pork, and the skate. The rye chocolate cake was, well, different, but worth a try. And our server was delightful--conscientious, intelligent, and friendly as were the other servers.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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We were excited to go here for my husban ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2016

We were excited to go here for my husband's birthday. They were able to get us in an hour early and the waitress was very helpful and accommodating, explaining the meals and wine knowledgeably. Unfortunately, the food left much to be desired. Everything was just ok. I heard great things but unfortunately the food didn't deliver.

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Overall great experience. food was amazi ...

 
 (Savannah)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Overall great experience. food was amazing and the service matched. We were pleased to meet the Chef and pay our compliments.

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This was an amazing restaurant! Great wi ...

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2016

This was an amazing restaurant! Great wine choices and the food was very interesting and delicious! I hope to try their grilled cheese some day.

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

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2016

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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So pleased with our meal and experience ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2016

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 on September 20, 2016

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 ...

vip
 (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.

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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 ...

vip
 (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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We absolutely loved the food at Ripple. ...

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2016

We absolutely loved the food at Ripple. The brunch special is fantastic if you plan to have more than 2 mimosas. I have ordered the fried chicken dish several times and it is consistently phenomenal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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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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