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Great news! We have extended Winter Restaurant Week through Friday, February 5th! Call us to reserve your table before it's over for good!


By Kim Chen on January 30, 2016

The wait is almost over! Join us starting Monday for DC Restaurant Week!


By Kim Chen on January 22, 2016

The wait is almost over! Join us starting Monday for DC Restaurant Week!


By Kim Chen on January 22, 2016

National Australia Day is January 26th, but we are celebrating the country's anniversary through the end of the month! 


By Kim Chen on January 18, 2016

This Christmas Eve we will be honoring the Italian-American tradition of The Feast of the Seven Fishes. Our a la carte menu will also be available. Please call for reservations 202.730.2500. We are serving dinner 5:00-9:00 pm.


By Kim Chen on December 18, 2015

We are celebrating our 6th birthday on Monday December 7th, Stop by and celebrate with us! 


By Shelley Musleh on December 6, 2015

"It’s no surprise that Washington produces, attracts, and rewards smart women."

Our very own Chef Ris Lacoste, was honored among her powerful peers at this years Washingtonian "100 Most Powerful Women Gala."


By Shelley Musleh on November 20, 2015

Celebrate with us!


By Shelley Musleh on November 7, 2015

 

 

Our friends at Bao Bar are going to introduce
us all to delicious Taiwanese "Bao" at their
first Pop Up at RIS!
Bao Bar was the People's Choice Winner
at the Launch Pad contest in July.
Get your tickets here

By Shelley Musleh on October 30, 2015

Come into RIS this month between 11:30Am and 3:00PM Monday-Friday, and take advantage of our delicious 3 course lunch club menu. This month we are celebrating all things corn...yes...even dessert! This one is not to be missed!

 

THE FEAST OF CORN

$28

 Lunch Club Series @ RIS

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Red Pepper and Corn Soup

tortillas, sour cream and cilantro

 

Corn Dogs and Pickles

honey mustard sauce

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ArepaZone Venezuelan Arepa

braised lamb, sweet potatoes and queso blanco

 

New England Summer Steam Pot

clams, mussels, corn, sausages, potatoes and onions

buttered clam broth and grilled bread

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Indian Pudding

vanilla ice cream


Sweet Corn Ice Cream

lime blackberry sauce and cornmeal biscuit

 


By Shelley Musleh on September 13, 2015

Ris has just launched a sumptuous new "Rush Hour" menu, join us Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 7:00PM!

 

RIS Meatloaf and Provolone Sliders

lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on house made potato rolls   7

 

Spreads and Breads

Chef’s selection

breads and pickles   7

 

Blue Cheese Potato Chips

house made potato chips with creamy blue cheese dressing,

chunks of Maytag blue cheese, scallions, tomatoes and malt salt   4 

 

Skillet Blistered Shishito Peppers, Cauliflower and Almonds

Sriracha dipping sauce   4

 

Italian Grinder

classic Italian cold cuts and provolone

 sweet peppers   7

 

Pickle Plate

deep fried pickles and olives, fresh pickled market vegetables,

fried cheese curds, tomato eggplant fondue and aioli   7

 

Arancini Bonbon Sampler

olive feta, goat cheese herb,

apricot pistachio and mushroom mozzarella   7

 

The Daily Board

daily selection of charcuterie and cheeses

house made condiments, breads, crackers and pickles   25 

 

Ask About Our Daily Specials and Cheese Selection


By Shelley Musleh on August 30, 2015

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's semi-annual Restaurant Week returns for the week of August 17th - August 23rd.  Our menu allows us to showcase Summer's best while offering a great value.  We hope you'll join us! Reservations are available for lunch Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 5pm, for dinner Monday - Saturday, 5pm - 11pm, for brunch on Sunday, 10:30am - 3pm or for dinner on Sunday, 5pm - 9pm.    Make your reservation HERE! for diner rewards and prizes!  

 

Peak of the Season

2015 Summer Restaurant Week Menu 

August 17, 2015 - August 23, 2015

Lunch: $22.00
Dinner: $35.00

 

Chilled Velvet Corn Soup

chili oil fireworks

 

Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon and Greek Feta

basil, balsamic and pine nuts

 

Ricotta Gnudi

eggplant fondue, pine nuts, Parmesan and pesto

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Black Pepper Fennel Pappardelle

house made mozzerella, guanciale and basil

poached egg and blistered tomato sauce

 

Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop

roasted corn pudding, grilled peaches and red onion,

bacon-buttermilk sauce and blackberry catsup

 

Chesapeake Blue Catfish 

fried green tomatoes,

popcorn grits and rock shrimp scampi

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Peaches and Cream Popsicle

whipped panna cotta and vanilla streusel

 

Blackberry Lime Miroir

lime cheesecake, blackberry glaze, graham cracker

 


By Shelley Musleh on July 19, 2015

Freedom Lunch

July 2015 

 11:30am-3:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Ceviche de Corvina

lime, onions, chili and cilantro

new potatoes and fried plantains

Peru: Independence from Spain - July 15, 1821 

 

 Draniki

potato and onion pancakes

smoked salmon, dill sour cream,

horseradish and beets

Belarus: Independence from the Soviet Union - July 27, 1991

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Belgian Moules Frites

Hellbender Belgian beer, garlic and herbs

fries with mustard mayonnaise

Belgium: Independence from the Dutch - July 21, 1831 

 

Skillet Fried Chicken

bacon braised collard greens, macaroni and cheese

 and watermelon

USA: Independence from Great Britain - July 4, 1776

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Alfajor

traditional dulce de leche sandwich cookie with coconut

espresso ice cream

Argentina: Independence from Spain - July 19, 1916

 

Brazo de Gitanopassion fruit roulade with raspberry ice cream

Venezuela: Independence from Spain - July 5, 1811

 

$28

Lunch Club Series @ RIS


By Shelley Musleh on July 7, 2015

It’s that time of year again! Our local Chapter of The American Institute of Wine& Food (AIWF) has scheduled its 10th Annual Crab Cake Competition for Sunday, June 28, 2014. We would love for you to join us and be an integral part of our year’s most popular event.  This year's battling chefs include returning (co) Champion Andrew Markert of Beuchert's Saloon, Spike Mendelssohn of Béarnaise  Danny Lee of Mandu, Chris Clime of PassionFish, Jeff Buben of Vidalia, Anthony Lombardo of The Hamilton, Joe Palma of Bourbon Steak, and Seng Luangrath of Thip Khao.  


By Shelley Musleh on June 14, 2015

THE FINALISTS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN!  

Arepa Zone
Bao Bros Bar
Half Smoke
Whisked
Bene

Finalists will present at the grande finale
at Union Market, Dock5 on July 12. This event is open to the public, don't miss the opportunity to judge for yourself!
  
"Launch Pad at Union Market is a unique opportunity to help someone in our industry launch their dream; to share the fun and excitement with the community; and to instill the competitive spirit which only benefits all."
-Ris Lacoste, Chef/Owner, RIS.



By Shelley Musleh on June 12, 2015
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