About ris


RIS is an upscale neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal American cuisine by executive chef / owner Ris Lacoste. RIS is located in the heart of Washington, DC's West End neighborhood.


2275 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
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RIS offers Valet Parking after 6:30pm on weekdays, and after 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Our valet stand is located in front of our main entrance on L Street. The cost is $10 per car, cash only.

Parking is also available across the street from RIS at Systems Parking, 1120 23rd Street NW (map) on 23rd street between M and L.  

Parking before 6:30pm and on Sundays is available at the Ritz Carlton on 22nd Street NW.  Park in the self-park lot and we will give you a validation ticket good for 3 hours of parking for $10.

By Metro

The nearest metro station is Foggy Bottom on the Blue and Orange lines. Walking directions.

Gift Cards

Gift cards are available for purchase at RIS in any denomination.





RIS is an upscale neighborhood café. While we do not enforce a dress code, most of our guests choose to dress business casual.




Wireless Internet access is available at RIS.


Hours of Operation

Monday — Friday

Lunch 11:30am until 5:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm until 11:00pm


Dinner 5:00pm until 11:00pm


Brunch 10:00am until 3:00pm
Late Lunch 3:00 until 5:00pm
Dinner 5:00 until 9:00pm

We may open especially for Private Events on Saturdays
and breakfast meetings. Inquire at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


 Please call 202.730.2500

or reserve online

For parties of 8 or more, please call the restaurant directly and our Reservationist will be happy to assist you.

Contact Us

Call - 202.730.2500

Email - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fax - 202.730.2519

Kitchen - 202-730-2503 - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Employment - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Private Parties

RIS offers a variety of private party spaces. Please contact our Events Team at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 202.730.2508.

Want to see our private dining options? Take a virtual tour of RIS!



 Our lunch and dinner menus are available to go!

 Soups and Scoops, our daily housemade selections of soups, ice creams and gluten-free sorbets are available to go by the cup, pint and quart.

 To place a to go order please call 202.730.2500.