Chef Ris will be joining other REAL Certified Chefs for an elegant evening in the nation’s capital to celebrate leaders in the promotion of healthful and sustainable foods.

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:30pm
The Whittemore House
Washington, D.C.

The REAL Food Innovator Awards will be presented for the following categories:

Nutrition Awareness/Disease Prevention


Child Nutrition

Food Access

Food Production

Food Marketing

Government Official

Nonprofit Advocacy


Proceeds benefit the United States Healthful Food Council and the James Beard Foundation. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

By Leah on February 27, 2014

Show your love for RIS in Washington City Paper's Annual "Best of D.C." Readers' Poll... Best Chef, Best Burger, Best Restaurant, Best Place for the Obamas' Next Date Night, Best Neighborhood Brunch, Best Happy Hour,  Best Best Place to Eat at the Bar, Best Private Dining Space... so many apply! 


By Leah on February 19, 2014

See you tonight! 

Oyster Shooter, Chef's Famous Rack of Lamb and Lobster Bisque are all on the menu tonight in addition to our full à la carte menu.  

By Leah on February 14, 2014

We are closed today, Thursday, February 13th due to the inclement weather.  We have our roses ready for tomorrow night though. While we are almost fully committed for Valentine's Day, please give us a call as we may have cancellations.  We also have a few reservations available for Saturday, February 15th.  

By Leah on February 13, 2014

Chef Ris has created a romantic 3-course menu for the weekend.  The Valentine's menu will be available on Friday and Saturday in addition to our à la carte menu.  We are almost sold out for Friday evening, but we have a few reservations available on Saturday, February 15th.  



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By Leah on February 11, 2014

Our February lunch club is a nod to heart health month, Valentine's Day and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  

Our 3-course lunch menu for only $25 is available Monday - Friday, 11:30am to 3pm.  

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By Leah on February 6, 2014

Our 3-course Lunch Club Menu is only $25 and our 3-course Marquee Menu is only $35.  


The RIS Lunch Club menu changes each month and is available Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 3pm.  For dinner deals, our Marquee Menu is available before (5pm to 6:30pm daily) and after (10pm to 11pm, Monday - Saturday) the show. 

There's always a reason to RIS. 

By Leah on January 21, 2014

We have expanded our family! 


Ris @ Union Market opened today, January 9th.  The market location features fan favorites from the RIS kitchen, such as stocks, soups and sauces. Grab a lamb shank or duck leg for dinner at home or satisfy your appetite while you shop with a RIS bowl, RIS salad or fresh baked hand pie. RIS at Union Market is open Tues - Fri from 11am - 7pm and Sat - Sun from 10am - 7pm with plenty of free parking.

Visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for RIS Bowl updates and market specials.  

By Leah on January 9, 2014

January lunch club features hearty and health options to keep you warm this month. Our monthly lunch club is available Monday through Friday, 11:30am - 3:00pm.  At only $25 for three courses, it's a delicious deal.  


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By Leah on January 8, 2014

Monday, January 13th – Sunday, January 19th

3 Courses 

Lunch $20.14

Dinner $35.14


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By Leah on January 4, 2014

Our dining room is sold out but come grab a seat at the RIS bar and celebrate the New Year with Jim Maio and the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, as they perform vocal and instrumental jazz standards. 

Dinner seating will be available until 11pm. The band will play from 8pm until 12:30am. Chef Ris' special tasting menu will be available in addition to our à la carte menu.



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By Leah on December 29, 2013

Bring in the family and enjoy a special evening at RIS while anxiously awaiting the arrival of St. Nicholas.  Chef Ris has created a three-course menu perfect for the occasion, or select from our à la carte menu.


Amuse: Smoked Trout Panna Cotta

with citrus crème fraîche and smoked steelhead trout caviar, fennel crisps


Oyster and Champagne Stew

with celery, walnuts and ham


Honey Thyme Glazed Muscovy Duck 

with anna potatoes. buttered pears, foie gras and ginger white port sauce


Torrone Semifreddo Profiteroles

hazelnut nougat, valrhona chocolate, espresso kahlua sauce


Mignardises: Christmas Cookies


$65 / with wine pairings $100. Available for dinner only, 5pm to 9pm.




By Leah on December 17, 2013

Our annual gingerbread house decorating event is sold out on Saturday!  

An afternoon of candy, arts and grilled cheese sandwiches and all for a good cause... what's not to love.  Unfortunately, we are entirely committed for this Saturday's event.  We still have two more events as part of our annual craft series. Sign up now to guarantee your spot!  Email brooke@risdc.com to sign up for Valentine's Cookies and Cards on Saturday, February 8th or Easter Eggs on Saturday, April 19th. We supply all crafts necessary to create your masterpiece as well as tasty treats while you work.  Events are from 12pm to 2pm and free, with a $20 suggested donation to benefit DC Central Kitchen.  


By Leah on December 12, 2013

We were thrilled to host a celebration lunch for Oprah Winfrey and friends and family yesterday after she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House.  

By Leah on November 21, 2013

Don't miss our 3rd Annual 'Celebrate the Pumpkin' event to benefit DC Central Kitchen.  

Saturday, October 26th, 12pm - 2pm 

Free, $20 per person suggested donation to DC Central Kitchen 

Pumpkins have been kindly donated by Giant.  Pumpkin carving tools, stencils and paints will be available to create your masterpiece.  Our Chefs will prepare special treats perfect to accompany the occasion - Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Cupcakes, Pumpkin Ice Cream,

Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate!  

Email events@risdc.com or call 202.730.2500 to reserve your seat

(and your pumpkin)! 


By Leah on October 24, 2013
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