Valentine's Day is right around the corner. If you haven't already made your reservation with us, be sure to call us at 202.730.2500 to get your table! We will be offering our special tasting menu Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

By Kim Chen on February 11, 2016

Vote for RIS for best brunch, burger, or best Restaurant! 

By Kim Chen on February 9, 2016

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!




 Lunch Club Series @ RIS


Red Pepper and Corn Soup

tortillas, sour cream and cilantro


Corn Dogs and Pickles

honey mustard sauce



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



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


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


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 







Ceviche de Corvina

lime, onions, chili and cilantro

new potatoes and fried plantains

Peru: Independence from Spain - July 15, 1821 



potato and onion pancakes

smoked salmon, dill sour cream,

horseradish and beets

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


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



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



Lunch Club Series @ RIS

By Shelley Musleh on July 7, 2015
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