For the month of April, we were determined to escape the long winter and bring on the warm weather cuisine. The result brings menu selections you may find on sun baked terrains during spring break, such as ceviche and key lime pie.  And then there's the wild side representing our efforts to serve locally sourced and sustainable foods as best we can.  The "RIS Gone Wild" half of the menu showcases buffalo style sugar toads, a local blow fish found in the Chesapeake Bay, and Wild Rockfish, those gorgeous huge rocks that Winter/Spring here in the Chesapeake, Spring/Summer in the Hamptons and Summer/Fall in Nantucket where they are known by their alias, Striped Bass.
The three-course menu, listed below, includes two options for each course and is only $25.  Available Monday - Friday, 11:30am to 3pm.  The RIS "lunch club" offers RIS stamps for each lunch entrée you enjoy with us during a calendar month. The seventh lunch is on us and redeemable anytime! 


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By Leah on April 11, 2014

Celebrating International Womens Day 2014
Celebrating International Womens Day 2014

Our March lunch club menu features recipes inspired by women that have inspired us.  The 3-course menu is only $25 and is available weekdays, 11:30am - 3pm.  

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By Leah on March 8, 2014

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.  


Reserve Online.

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By Leah on January 8, 2014

Monday, January 13th – Sunday, January 19th

3 Courses 

Lunch $20.14

Dinner $35.14


Reserve online.

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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
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