RIS - New Menu Blossoming at RIS!
About ris

Winter is finally gone, our patio is open! We also have a new lunch club menu for your enjoyment.

RIS - Australia Lunch Club
About ris

The National Day of Australia is January 26th, but we are celebrating the country's anniversary with some traditional dishes.

RIS - RIS and Shine
Private Dining

We'll open early just for your group!  Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.  



Breakfast Platters


Breakfast Pastries $7

Chef’s Daily Selections


Charcuterie and Cheese Platter $10

chef’s daily selections served with honey, candied walnuts, housemade jams, crackers and toast


Pickled Herring Platter $10

with beet vinaigrette, dill crème fraîche potatoes, brown bread and cucumber horseradish cream


New Brunswick Smoked Salmon Platter $12

capers, tomato, red onion, chopped egg and cream cheese


Fresh Fruit Platter $7


Assorted Mini Desserts $9



Plated Breakfast


First Course:


Fresh Fruit



with walnuts, berries and brown sugar


Yogurt and Almond Oat Granola

with berries and peach blossom honey


Second Course

Served with choice of two sides: home fries, sautéed kale or spinach, breakfast meats, fresh fruit, green salad, hominy grits or roasted beets.


Eggs Benedict

on toasted English muffin with ham and hollandaise


Eggs Florentine

on mushroom bread pudding with spinach and Béarnaise



Traditional Quiche Lorraine or Mushroom, Leek & Gruyere


Berkeley Scramble

market vegetables, avocado, sour cream, scallions served with corn bread


New Brunswick Smoked Salmon and Bagel

capers, tomato, red onion, chopped egg and cream cheese


Coffee and Juice



$35 Per Person






RIS - REAL Certified

RIS is REAL Certified

The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) has announced the first restaurants in the nation to achieve REAL Certification. REAL (Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership) Certification is a program of the

USHFC helping connect people who want healthful and sustainable food and beverages with the restaurants and other foodservice operations that provide them.


"People are increasingly concerned with health and sustainability when eating out, and REAL Certification provides a holistic way to distinguish between those that 'walk the walk,' from those that simply 'talk the talk,'" said Lawrence Williams, President of the USHFC. "Putting calorie levels on menus may be helpful, but it's not a good proxy for healthfulness and environmental sustainability."


Utilizing a flexible points-based system similar to LEED®, the USHFC provides third-party verification of nutrition and sustainability best practices. Restaurants earn points based upon the REAL Index, which was developed in collaboration with an independent panel of experts, and covers topics such as Vegetables and Fruits, Moderate Portion Sizes, Local and Regional Sourcing, Special Dietary Offerings, Use of Healthier Oils and Healthy Children’s Meals, Eat REAL™ DC is a nationwide initiative to promote REAL Certified foodservice establishments. RIS is proud to be a part of the inaugural group of REAL certified restaurants. And as Ris herself says, "This house CARES."

RIS - Holiday Sides & Pies
RIS - RIS Gift Cards
About ris

RIS Gift Cards

RIS Gift Cards are great for any occasion. You can purchase a gift card in any of the following ways:

  • Purchase a digital gift certificate.
  • For traditional gift cards, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or download an order form. 
  • Stop By RIS at 2275 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
RIS - RIS Walk 60
About ris

The Story of RIS Walk 60


RIS Walk 60 was born of Chef Ris Lacoste’s personal goal to lose weight and maintain a fit lifestyle. As a Chef, she realized that she is in the unique position to not only feed people market fresh, whole foods, but to also send them on the path to health in 2012. After her mother’s passing in 2010 from heart disease, she dedicated herself to building a heart-healthy future.

But she took it one step further. Chef Ris has always been known for having a big heart, through many causes such as the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Taste of the Nation to support No Kid Hungry, DC Central Kitchen, and Knock Out Abuse. This project led her to take a personal journey one step further, and benefit the hearts of others. Enter Doctor Jannet Lewis, and those specifically those being treated at the GW Women’s Heart Institute.

RIS Walk 60 began on February 1, the first day of American Heart Month. Now that the path has been set, she is walking her way to a heart healthy future. Join her as she walks 60 minutes every weekday. This is the most beautiful time of year to put this program into place, as we are coming upon Spring and the 100th Anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. What better time to rediscover the city up close and in person?

We have a beautiful city that we sometimes take for granted as we fight morning routines and traffic. Take a step back, or actually forward; and view the city from a pedestrian vantage point. Whether it’s a trek past the beautiful Dumbarton Oaks, or a stroll past the White House, each weekday has a dedicated route designed to be walked in 60 minutes. Visit risdc on Facebook and Twitter for daily walk info and weather cancellations. If you are not local enough to walk with Ris, start your own campaign and walk in your neighborhood!

Our goal is to raise $25,000 this year by donating $1 per mile walked ($3 per day) to GW Women’s Heart Institute. We encourage you to join us and walk towards better hearts for all of us. One step at a time. To the heartbeat of DC.


Check out other 2012 programs which dedicate themselves to a healthy lifestyle!

RIS - Menu Test - Dinner
RIS - Soup Calendar
About ris

Soup Calendar

Enjoy a delicious new soup every day of the week at RIS!

Available in our restaurant, and to take home or to the office!!

We have three convenient to-go sizes: cups, pints and quarts.


Chilled soups are a cool new addition to our menu....

RIS - Sunday Special Menu



September 13, 2015





Cream of Tomato

shaved Parmesan




Roasted Amish Chicken

market corn, tomatoes and spinach

mashed potatoes and tarragon sauce 

Rhone Blend, Thacher, ‘White’, Paso Robles, California, 2012   15/60



6/per selection

Sleeping Beauty, firm raw cow’s milk, Trout Lake, Washington

Ossau-Iraty, firm sheep’s milk, Basque, France

Holzhofer, firm raw cow’s milk, Bissegg, Switzerland

Glacier Blue, semi-soft organic raw cow’s milk, Trout Lake, Washington




RIS - Valentine’s Day
About ris


Dinner Menu

February 14-17, 2013


Miso Salmon Tartare

with sesame chile dressing

and cucumber yuzu slaw


Sea Scallop

on winter squash risotto

with kale, brown butter and sage


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Kabocha Squash and Ricotta Ravioli

with sherried onions, mushroom mascarpone cream,

walnuts and cranberries


Endive, Walnut and Maytag Blue Cheese Salad 

with apples and port vinaigrette


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Honey Glazed Breast of Muscovy Duck

with rye spaetzle, sauerkraut, duck confit and mustard sauce


Grilled Quail

on hominy grits with collards and bourbon cherry sauce


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Braised Veal Cheek  

on risotto Milanese

with tomato, spinach and gremolata sauce


Braised Lamb Neck

on carrot cream with pomegranate, pine nuts and yogurt


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Champagne and Grapefruit Parfait

with oatmeal hazelnut crisps and citrus caramel


Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding

with espresso ice cream



Wine pairings will also be available. $120


Our full a la carte menu will be offered as well.


Some a la carte treats for Valentine's Day will include: 


Oysters on the Half Shell

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Maine Lobster Champagne Risotto

with buttered cabbage, wild mushrooms and tomato fondue

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Braised Beef Short Ribs

on mashed potatoes with roasted onions, crispy leeks and bordelaise sauce

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Nutella and Banana Crepes

with chocolate cream

*Items may change due to seasonal availability.



RIS - Private Parties
About ris

RIS is proud to offer three beautiful private spaces
to suit your event needs.

We have hosted an array of occasions from business dinnerto showers and weddings. 

Choose RIS as the perfect venue for your next special occasion!

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Our State Room seats 10 guests, and is perfect for intimate dinner parties. 

The Federal Room seats up to 30 guests (35 with a tighter fit) for seated events, and 50 people for cocktail receptions. 

The Main Dining Room is usually for à la carte reservations.  However, for special occasions, this room can be separated from the rest of our dining room and become its own private space. This space has a private entrance and can seat up to 50 guests for dinner.  It can also accommodate standing cocktail receptions. 

We are available for buyout events, and can host up to 180 guests. 

Visit our virtual tours here. 


Book your RIS event by contacting our Events Manager, Heather Small, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 202.730.2507.

RIS - Restaurant Week


August 17-23, 2015



Chilled Corn and Poblano Soup  

hominy, tortillas and sour cream 


Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon and Greek Feta Salad
lemon oregano vinaigrette, anise hyssop


Ricotta Gnudi

eggplant fondue, pine nuts, Parmesan and pesto




Black Pepper Fennel Pappardelle

house made mozzarella, 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





Corn Spoonbread

Fried Green Tomatoes




RIS - Private Dining
About ris

RIS is proud to offer three beautiful private spaces to suit your event needs.

We have hosted an array of occasions from business dinners to showers and weddings.

Choose RIS as the perfect venue for your next special occasion!


Our State Room seats 10 guests, and is perfect for intimate dinner parties. 


The Federal Room seats up to 35 guests for seated events

and 50 people for cocktail receptions. 

The Main Dining Room is usually for a la carte reservations. However, for special occasions, this room can be separated from the rest of our dining room and become its own private space.


This space has a private entrance and can seat up to 50 guests for dinner. It can also accommodate standing cocktail events as well. 

We are available for buyout events, and can host up to 180 guests. 


Visit our virtual tours here. 


Book your RIS event by contacting our Events Manager, Natalie Christenson, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

RIS - New Year’s 2011
About ris

New Year's Eve Celebration

December 31, 2014

5:00 until 11 pm



Oyster and Champagne Stew 

celery, walnuts and ham

 R.H. Coutier Champagne,

Brut, Grand Cru, Ambonnay, France, NV



Lobster Agnolotti

Ossetra caviar, chanterelle mushrooms and tarragon butter

Baileyana, Chardonnay,

‘Firepeak Vineyard,’ Edna Valley, California, 2013



Champagne Grapefruit Sorbet

meyer lemon syrup



Breast of Muscovy Duck  

 foie gras glazed Anna potato

and cherry bourbon sauce

 Domaine Jean Royer, Châteauneuf-du-Pape,

‘Cuvée Tradition,’ Rhône Valley, France, 2012



Seared Oat Rolled Venison Medallions 

butternut squash purée, Dijon mustard,

bacon spätzle and huckleberry sauce

 Turnbull, Cabernet Sauvignon,

‘Estate Grown,’ Napa Valley, California, 2012



Chocolate Hazelnut Passion 

dark chocolate tart, hazelnut cream and passion fruit sorbet 

Warre’s ‘Otima’ 10 Year Tawny Port


RIS - Christmas Eve
About ris

Christmas Eve Dinner

Saturday, December 24, 2011





Tasting Menu


with wine pairings   85



Foie Gras Puffs




 Lobster Bisque

Chardonnay, Stuhlmuller, Alexander Valley, California, 2009




Beef Wellington
with Portobello mushrooms, blue cheese, sherried onions, spinach

and bordelaise sauce  

Red Wine Blend, Jeff Runquist 1448, California, 2009





with coffee cream and chocolate sauce

 Port, 10 Year Tawny, Taylor Fladgate, Portugal










A La Carte Menu





Lobster Bisque   10   


Minnesota Wild Rice and Duck Soup   8



Baked Oysters Rockefeller

with chestnut cream, bacon and spinach   13



Smoked Trout Panna Cotta

with smoked steelhead trout caviar, orange crème fraîche

and fennel crisps   15




fresh ricotta dumplings on tomato and eggplant fondue

with spinach and crisp prosciutto   12



Scallop Margarita

lime marinated scallops with chilies, orange, avocado and tequila ice   16



Endive, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

with candied walnuts, apples and port vinaigrette   12




crisp greens and herbs with Champagne Dijon vinaigrette

and shaved Parmesan   9



Charcuterie Plate   15

country pork terrine  with apricots, pistachios, mushrooms and shallots

duck prosciutto and duck pastrami

with oranges, balsamic glaze and market salad

chicken liver parfait with cherry mostarda and grilled brioche 



Feast of the Seven Fishes Platter   60

serves 4-6 as an appetizer

Baked Oysters Rockefeller with chestnut cream, bacon and spinach

Baccalà and Chick Pea Brandade with pine nuts and pomegranate

Marinated Mussel and Octopus Salad with orange and roasted peppers

Tempura Fried Pufferfish with Yuzu cabbage slaw

Grilled Stuffed Sardines with capers, olives, raisins and walnuts

Orrecchiete con le Vongole with garlic, butter, parmesan and red pepper

Smoked Trout Panna Cotta with steelhead trout caviar and fennel crisps








Roasted Rack of Lamb

with braised lamb shank, creamy feta potato gratin,

garlic spinach and Shiraz sauce   42



Grilled Brace of Quail

on creamy polenta with a sweet corn and mushroom ragoût,

bourbon cherry sauce   26



Mustard Crusted Salmon

with buttered cabbage, flageolet beans, Portobello mushrooms

and red wine sauce   28



Sea Scallops

on hominy grits with apple bacon sweet potatoes,

cider butter and braised collard greens   27



Beef Wellington

with Portobello mushrooms, blue cheese, sherried onions, spinach

and bordelaise sauce   40



Tagliatelle Pasta

with glazed sweetbreads, mushrooms,

figs, pancetta, sage and Madeira   22



Braised Lamb Shank

on chick peas, with yogurt, pita, pomegranate, mint and pine nuts   26






5/per selection

Beaufort Alpage, aged raw cow’s milk, Rhone-Alps, France

Twig Washed-Rind, semi-soft raw goat’s milk, Twig Farm, Vermont

Queso Azul de Valdéon, semi-soft goat and cow’s milk, Spain

Carolina Moon, soft-ripened raw cow’s milk, North Carolina


served with honey comb, house made jams, crackers and toast







French Fries

Side Salad

Buttered Cabbage


Garlic Spinach

Braised Red Cabbage

Braised Collard Greens

Chick Peas

Creamy Polenta

RIS - Sides & Pies To Go
ris to go

Thanksgiving 2012



Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

with housemade cocktail sauce


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Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

with mustard crème fraîche 


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Pumpkin Soup

with pumpkin seed toast







Cranberry Sauce 


Pint $8/Quart $15

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Braised Collard Greens

Pint $8/Quart $15

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Cornbread Apple Pecan Stuffing



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Sausage Bread Stuffing

Pint $8/Quart $15

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Green Bean Casserole


Pint $8/Quart $15

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Turkey Gravy

Pint $8/Quart $15

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Sweet Potato & Sherried Onion Gratin

with marshmallows








Yvonne Lacoste's Cranberry Orange Bread



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Baguette (from Baguette Republic)





RIS Home Entertaining

Appetizers, sides and more for entertaining year round! 


Smoked Salmon Rillette Spread


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Lamb & Chick Pea Pies

$2 ea.

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Mushroom Risotto Arancini

$2.50 ea.

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Mini Spinach & Feta Quiche

$2 ea.

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Mini Quiche Lorraine

$2 ea.

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Wild Mushroom Strudels

$2 ea.

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Sweet Potato Pies

$2 ea.

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         Gnudi (ricotta dumplings)           


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   Tomato Vodka Sauce for Gnudi       

Pint $8/Quart $15

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Pumpkin Ravioli

$2 ea.

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         Cheese Platter (serves 4-6)        


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Charcuterie Platter (serves 4-6)


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      Smoked Salmon Platter (serves 4-6)       


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Oysters on the Half Shell

$1.50 ea.

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Market Salad Greens

1 lb./$8

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Feta Potato Gratin



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&Buttered Cabbage

 Pint $8/Quart $15

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 Seasonal Soups

 Pint $8/Quart $15

~ ~

  Cauliflower & Gruyere Quiche


~ ~

Quiche Lorraine


~ ~

Individual Chicken Pot Pies


~ ~

 Chicken Salad  

Pint $8/Quart $15

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Cauliflower Gratin



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Braised Lamb Shanks



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Bordelaise Sauce

Pint $8/Quart $15

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Gremolata Sauce

Pint $8/Quart $15

Lamb Sauce

Pint $8/Quart $15


House Made Ice Creams

(Seasonal Flavors)

Pint $8/Quart $15


 House Made Sorbets

Pint $8/Quart $15

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Sides & Pies



Pumpkin Pie

(serves 8-10)


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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

(serves 8-10)


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Apple Pie

(serves 8-10)


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Pecan Pie

(serves 8-10)


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Cranberry Crumb Cake

 (serves 8-10)








Cranberry Ice Cream 

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 

(made with low glycemic Whey Low ™) 


Bittersweet Chocolate Sorbet


Apple Cider Sorbet



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

Please include a daytime phone number

and preferred pickup date and time.

You will receive a confirmation

when your order is processed. 

Thanksgiving Sides & Pies Pickups are

Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21

from 12-4pm

Other items and pickup times are available by request!









The RIS Pantry is Open!

Enjoy your favorites from our dining room at home every day. 


Port Vinaigrette


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Champagne Vinaigrette


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Lemon Anchovy Vinaigrette


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Parmesan Cream


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           Cured Lemons (4)           


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                      Mustard Crème Fraîche                      

Pint $8/Quart $15

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 Onion Jam

Pint $8/Quart $15

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House Made Chorizo Sausage

(1 lb.)


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Sherried Beets

Pint $8/Quart $15

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Spaghetti Sauce

Pint $8/Quart $15

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Hot Fudge Sauce


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Butterscotch Sauce


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Caramel Sauce


 ~ ~

Chocolate Macaroons



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                   (dozen, call for flavors)                 


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Specialty Cakes

(call for pricing)

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Great Falls Tea Garden Teas

(2 oz. tins)

Lemon Ginger Green    

Great Falls Grey

Great Falls Decaf Grey

RIS Breakfast Blend

Sunny Honeybush Herbal

Ti Kuan Yin Oolong

South African Mint


Moore Coffee, Tea & Spices

 RIS Coffee

              (1/2 lb., whole bean)              


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Hot Cocoa Mix











RIS - Hang Time

Hang Time

Bar & Café


Fig and Prosciutto Pie

with fresh ricotta, arugula and Parmesean


Grilled Polish Sausage

with peppers and onions or sauerkraut and mustard


Two Franks


Pepperoni Pizza



with black beans, white rice, chorizo and rancheros sauce


Spicy Tempura Shrimp

on napa cabbage slaw 15


Maine Lobster Roll

with potato chips and pickles 20


Abita Light  4

Bloody Mary   5


RIS - Father’s Day


JUNE 20, 2010



Grilled Avocado, Tomato and Feta Pie




Grilled Cowboy Steak

bone in rib-eye with grilled onion butter

Pulled Pork Sandwich and BBQ Ribs

Entrees are served with

corn on the cob with jalapeno butter and queso blanco
cole slaw
potato salad
Boston baked beans
in a celery walnut cream



Blueberry Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream


RIS - Natalie’s Basic Page
RIS - Rhone Rangers Wine Dinner
Rhone Rangers


Join us Thursday, June 10 at 7:00pm for our first official Winemaker's Dinner!

General Manager, Noel Burke has hand-selected 4 wines from 3 Rhone Ranger Wineries.

Ris has created a great summer menu using the freshest market products available!

Winemakers from each winery discuss their wines and craft.


Sparkling and Nosh


Melon Strata, Smoked & Cured Salmon, Ricotta & Goat
TERCERO, 2009 Rosé Blend


Fennel Crusted Tuna, Creamy Vichyssoise and Basil-Mint Pesto
STAGE LEFT CELLARS, 2008 White Blend ,"The Go Getter"


Grilled Ribeye Steaks Doused with Grilled Onion Butter
on Grilled Peppers and Succotash
TERCERO, 2007 Red Blend, "Cuvee Christie"


Toasted Marshmallows, Melted Chocolate and Walnut Grahams
CLINE, 2006 Late Harvest Mourvèdre



 Call or email Jackie Ludden for reservations

202.730.2508  or  jackie@risDC.com

RIS - Mother’s Day 2012


MAY 13, 2012

Prix Fixe Menu offered in addition to our a la carte menu

fresh ricotta dumpling
on asparagus pesto with mushrooms, prosciutto and lemon salt
Getariako Txakolina, Gañeta,  Getaria, Spain, 2011

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
on fava bean puree with grilled onions and lemon mint vinaigrette
Rhône Blend Rosé, Domaine Sorin ‘Terra Amata’,
Côtes de Provence, France, 2011

Rack of American Lamb
with braised lamb shank, feta potato gratin,
spinach and Shiraz sauce
Cabernet Sauvignon, Milbrandt Vineyards,
Columbia Valley, Washington, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake
Moscato d’ Asti, Patrizi, Italy, 2010

with wine pairings 100

Available noon to 9pm on Mother's Day.

RIS - Elliot in the Morning - Ris Appears on Elliot in the Morning Radio Show
In Print

Ris appeared on DC101's Elliot in the Morning radio show.




RIS - Valentine’s Day 2011

Be My Valentine!

February 11-14


Curried Carrot and Ginger Soup

with candied orange peel and pistachios

Cava Rosé, Casas Del Mar, Catalunya, Spain



Shrimp and Crab Cocktail

with cucumber and horseradish sauce

Riesling, Fess Parker, Santa Barbara, California, 2009



Crispy Sweetbreads on Angel Hair

with sage butter, mushrooms, figs and prosciutto

Pinot Noir, Annabella, Carneros, California, 2008



Braised Beef Short Ribs

with blue cheese barley risotto, mushrooms and Port wine sauce

Crozes-Hermitage, Guigal, Rhône, France, 2006



Chocolate Passion Mousse

with a red hot candy heart

Port, Taylor Fladgate 10 yr Tawny



A Mayan Kiss





with wine pairings



Reservations 202.730.2500 or Reserve Online
RIS - Date Night Saturday Menu


December 5, 2015





Beef and Barley

 fried shallots




Pepper Seared Beef Tenderloin

caramelized beets, roasted new potatoes,

kale and horseradish cream

 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

‘Artemis’, Napa, California  2012   29/116



6/per selection

Mahon, semi-firm cow’s milk, Menorca, Spain

Persille de Rambouillet, semi-soft goat’s milk, Île-De-France, France

6 month Aged Manchego, firm sheep’s milk, La Mancha, Spain

Tomme au Jurançon, semi-firm raw goat’s milk, Pyrenées, France



RIS - Fish on Friday


November 27, 2015





Cream of Chestnut

roasted mushrooms and Maderia




Beer Battered Sea Scallops

 coleslaw, fries and house-made tartar sauce   



6/per selection

Jersey Blue, semi-soft raw cow’s milk, Lichtensteig, Switzerland

Stinking Bishop, soft cow’s milk, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Gruyère Alpage, firm raw cow’s milk, Gruyère, Switzerland

Garrotxa, semi-firm goat’s milk, Catalonia, Spain


RIS - Meatloaf Monday


November 9, 2015





Portuguese Kale

chorizo, red beans and Parmesan





mashed potatoes, kale and mushroom gravy




Mashed Potatoes



6/per selection

Oma, soft washed rind, raw cow’s milk, Jasper Hill, Vermont

Wabash Cannonball, semi-soft raw goat’s milk, Indiana

Marzolino, soft raw sheep’s milk, Toscana, Italy

Bloomsday, firm raw cow’s milk, Colchester, Connecticut


RIS - Thursday Special Menu


August 27, 2015




Cream of Tomato

shaved parmesan  9



Liver & Onions

Lyonnaise potatoes, kale,

bacon, raisins and sherry mustard sauce   22


Roasted Rack of American Lamb

braised lamb, feta potato gratin,

spinach and Shiraz sauce   45





Lyonnaise Potatoes




6/per selection

Sleeping Beauty, firm raw cow's milk, Trout Lake Washington

Bayley Hazen, semi-soft raw cow's milk, Jasper Hill, Vermont

Holzhofer, firm raw cow’s milk, Bissegg, Switzerland

Bethmale Chevre, semi-jard raw goat's milk, Pyrenees, France



RIS - Little Italy Wednesday Menu


Il 18 Novembre 2015




Pappa al Pomodoro

Parmesan and olive oil  9



Carpaccio of Beef

caper aioli, frisée salad, anchovy vinaigrette

and bread sticks  14



Spaghetti and Meatballs

garlic bread and Italian side salad  20





Italian Side Salad



6/per selection

Jersey Blue, semi-soft raw cow’s milk, Lichtensteig, Switzerland

Miette, soft raw sheep and goat milk, Baetje Farms, Missouri

Gruyère Alpage, firm cow’s milk, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Puits d’Aister, semi-soft raw sheep’s milk, Rodolphe le Meunier, France


Rachel, semi-firm raw goat’s milk, Somerset, England

Ossau-Iraty, firm sheep’s milk, Basque, France

Holzhofer, firm raw cow’s milk, Bissegg, Switzerland

Chiriboga Blue, cow’s milk, Allgau, Germany 

RIS - Paris Bistro Tuesday


Le 1 Decembre 2015




Potato Leek

crème fraîche and fried leeks




Quiche aux Chou-Fleur

cauliflower, mushrooms, onions and Gruyère

with choice of frites or side salad



6/per selection

Garrotxa, semi-firm goat’s milk, Catalonia, Spain

Stinking Bishop, soft cow’s milk, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Persille de Rambouillet, semi-soft goat’s milk, Île-De-France, France

Tomme au Jurançon, semi-firm raw goat’s milk, Pyrenées, France




Pecan Pie

vanilla ice cream


RIS - Menus - New Year’s 2010

Sophisticated Comfort

New Year 2010 at RIS

 New Year's Eve Dinner

 New Year’s Day Brunch

5:30 until 7
4-Course Prix Fixe Menu $85/with Wine Pairings $125
8:30 until 10
Champagne Toast and Live Entertainment by
David (DC) Murray Jazz Quartet
4-Course Prix Fixe Menu $100/with Wine Pairings $140
Tax and gratuity additional. Call 202.730.2500 or Reserve Online


Cauliflower and Wild Mushroom Bavarian with White Truffle

First Course

Oyster and Champagne Stew with Walnuts, Celery and Ham
Crispy Veal Sweet Breads, Braised Veal Cheek and Pickled Veal Tongue
Citrus Beets with Licorice Cream and Blood Oranges
Crudos ~ Glazed Hamachi, Pastrami Cured Salmon, Citrus Tuna

Second Course

Lobster Ravioli in a Tomato Pernod Broth
Nantucket Scallops on Cauliflower Cream with Cider and Mushrooms
Pan-Roasted Rockfish with Grapefruit Brûlé
Gnudi with Tomato and Eggplant Fondue

Third Course

Paprika Dusted Muscovy Duck with Sweet and Sour Cherry Sauce
Venison with Huckleberry Chestnut Bread Pudding, Celery Root and Red Cabbage
Rack of Lamb with Feta Potato Gratin and Shiraz Sauce
Vegetable Curry with Raita and Chutney


Crottin de Chavignol with Salad and Pears
Gâteau Opéra with Hazelnut Sauce
Lemon Parfait Napoleon with Champagne Sauce
Huckleberry Almond Tart with Honey Ice Cream

Mignardises and Chocolates

Rustic Brunch
Friday, January 1, 2010
Reservations Available from 11:00 am until 5:15 pm
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Yogurt, Granola and Seasonal Fruit
Oatmeal with Fixins’
Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich
Eggs Any Style, Choice of Meats
French Toast
Bagel with Smoked Salmon
Eggs Benedict
Huevos Rancheros
Chicken Fried Steak with Collards and Poached Egg
Farmer’s Omelet
Hash Browns
Toast or English Muffin
Breakfast Bread of Day


Soup of the Day
Bowl of Mussels
Tuna Niçoise Tartine
Sole à la Meunière
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Caesar
Salmon Caesar
House Dogs


French Fries
Side Salad
Garlic Spinach

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From I-66 East (Virginia)

  1. Take the Key Bridge exit toward Rosslyn.
  2. Turn left at North Lynn Street (Rt 29) and cross Key Bridge.
  3. Turn right at M Street NW and follow through Georgetown.
  4. Continue on Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
  5. Pass the Four Seasons Hotel and take slight left at L Street.
  6. Follow L Street for 2 blocks.

Ris will be on the far left corner of L and 23rd streets.

From Bethesda, MD

  1. Head east on Bethesda Avenue toward Arlington Rd.
  2. Turn right at Wisconsin Avenue.
  3. Turn left at M Street NW and follow through Georgetown.
  4. Continue on Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
  5. Pass the Four Seasons Hotel and take slight left at L Street.
  6. Follow L Street for 2 blocks.

Ris will be on the far left corner of L and 23rd streets.

From Georgetown (DC)

  1. Go East on M Street, NW
  2. Continue on Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
  3. Pass the Four Seasons Hotel and take slight left at L Street.
  4. Follow L Street for 2 blocks.

Ris will be on the far left corner of L and 23rd streets.

From Foggy Bottom Metro (Orange and Blue Lines)

  1. As you exit the Metro, turn left onto 23rd Street.
  2. At the traffic circle, take the 5th exit and continue on 23rd Street.
  3. Walk one block.
  4. Turn right at L Street NW.

RIS will be across the street on the left.

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101  Extra Brut, Billecart-Salmon, Champagne, France, NV    130 

103  Brut, Moutardier, Le Breuil, Carte d’Or, France, NV    75 

106  Brut, Gimonnet-Gonet, Le Mesnil Sur Oger, Champagne, France, NV    90 

102  Brut Rosé, Besserat de Bellefon, Epernay, France, NV 150 

105  Brut, Bollinger, ‘Le Grande Année’, Ay, France, 2002     300 

107  Brut, Krug, ‘Grande Cuvée’, Reims, France, NV  400 

104  Brut, Krug, Reims, France, 1998    475 


128  Brut Prosecco, Adriano Adami, ‘Bosca di Gica’, Valdobbiadene, Italy, NV    36 

127  Brut Rosé, J Vineyards, Russian River Valley, California, NV 52 

126  Blanc de Noirs Brut, Schramsberg, North Coast, California, 2007  68

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Rosé of Pinot Noir.


 202 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Robert Sinskey, Los Carneros, Napa, California, 2011   60




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Wines by the Glass


Cava Rosado, Bohigas, Spain, NV   12/45 
Champagne, R.H. Coutier, Brut, Grand Cru, Ambonnay, France, NV   18/72 

Prosecco, Montelliana, Extra Dry, Treviso, Italy, NV  9/34

Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco, Cleto Chiarli e Figli, ‘Vecchia Modena,’ Emilia Romagna, Italy, 2011 12/45

                    Champagne, R.H. Coutier, Brut, Grand Cru, Ambonnay, France, NV   18/72


Riesling, Leitz, ‘Dragonstone,’ Rheingau, Germany, 2011 12/45

  Pinot Grigio / Catarratto, Purato, Sicily, Italy, 2010     9/34

Sauvignon Blanc, Esk Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010  11/42

Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Le Blanc’ de la Garrelière, Touraine, Loire Valley, France, 2010     13/49

Semillon, Torbreck ‘Woodcutter’s,’ Barossa Valley, Australia, 2010  12/45

      Chardonnay, Domaine Matrot, Burgundy, France, 2010    13/49

Chardonnay, Stemmler, Carneros, California, 2010     16/62



Pinot Noir, Jezebel, Oregon, 2011    13/49 

Pinot Noir, Louis Max, Hautes-Cotes de Nuits, Burgundy, France, 2011    15/57 

Grenache / Syrah, Pic & Chapoutier, Luberon, France, 2011    9/34

Malbec, Juan Benegas, Mendoza, Argentina, 2011     9/34

Proprietary Blend, Buena Vista ‘The Count’, ‘Founder’s Red Wine,’ Sonoma, California, 2008    13/49

Petit Verdot, White Hall Vineyards, Monticello, Virginia, 2010    12/45

Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon, Ch. LestrilleBordeaux Superieur, France, 2008     10/38

Cabernet Sauvignon, Sharecropper’s, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2011    13/49

Cabernet Sauvignon, Turnbull, ‘Estate Grown,’ Napa Valley, California, 2009 20/88




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old world Pinot Noir.

511 Bourgogne Rouge, Michel Sarrazin, ‘Les Vieilles Vignes,’ Burgundy, France, 2010     40 

510 Marsannay, René Bouvier ‘Clos du Roy’, Burgundy, France, 2009    75 

502 Meursault Rouge, Ballot Millot, Burgundy, France, 2006     82 

505 Mercurey, Michel Sarrazin, ‘La Perrière,’ Burgundy, France, 2009     66 

501 Rully, Domaine Jaeger-Defaix‘Clos du Chapitre,’ 1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 2009    60 

513 Volnay, Vincent Girardin, ‘Les Santenots,’ 1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 2009    110

512 Gevrey-Chambertin, Robert Groffier, Burgundy, France, 2007    125

506 Chambolle-Musigny, Thibault Liger-Belair, ‘Les Gruenchers,’ 1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 2007  200

509 Vosne Romanée, Mongeard-Mugneret, ‘Les Orveaux,’ 1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 1999  300

507 Corton-Rognet, Domaine Laleure-Piot, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2005 225

504 Nuits-St-Georges, Domaine Henri Gouges, ‘Les Vaucrains,’ 1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 2007    165

508 Gevrey-Chambertin, Claude Dugat, Burgundy, France, 2006 240

new world Pinot Noir.

562 Pinot Noir, Grochau Cellars, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2008    60

558 Pinot Noir, Ponzi, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2009 75

563 Pinot Noir, Belle Pente, ‘Estate,’ Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon, 2008    90

560 Pinot Noir, Ken Wright Cellars, ‘Savoya Vineyard,’ Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon, 2009    100

557 Pinot Noir, WesMar, Sonoma Coast, California, 2006   65

552 Pinot Noir, The Forager, Sonoma  Coast, California, 2010    50

555 Pinot Noir, Talley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Central Coast, California, 2009 75

559 Pinot Noir, Masút, Mendocino, California, 2009 80

553 Pinot Noir, Craggy Range, ‘Te Muna Road,’ Martinborough, New Zealand, 2008    72

554 Pinot Noir, Merry Edwards, ‘Klopp Vineyard,’ Russian River Valley, 2008    145

556 Pinot Noir, Benovia, ‘La Pommeraie,’ Russian River Valley, 2009    110

561 Pinot Noir, Barda, Patagonia, Argentina, 2010    60



503 Fleurie, Domaine Chignard, ‘Les Moriers,’ Beaujolais, France, 2010    50



northern Rhône styles. Syrah et al.

607 St. Joseph, Marie-Paule Dumazet, ‘La Muzolaise,’ Rhône Valley, France, 2009    57

609 Crozes-Hermitage, Nicolas Perrin, Rhône Valley, France, 2009    72

604 Hermitage, M. Chapoutier, ‘Monier de la Sizeranne,’ Rhône Valley, France, 2006   165 


new world Syrah.

654 Syrah, Santa Barbara Winery, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 2008    38

652 Syrah, L’Ecole No. 41, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2008 55

655 Syrah, Thacher, ‘Coast View Vineyard,’ Monterey County, 2006   60

653 Shiraz, Jim Barry ‘The Lodge Hill’, Clare Valley, Australia, 2009  40

651 Shiraz, Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, ‘Lieu dit Malakoff,’ Pyrenees, Australia, 2006    64


southern Rhône styles. Grenache et al. 

606 Cairanne, Perrin & Fils, ‘Peyre Blanche,’ Côtes du Rhône Villages, France, 2009     46

602 Gigondas, Château de Saint Cosme, Rhône Valley, France, 2008    82

601 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Télégramme, Rhône Valley, France, 2009 95

610 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel, Rhône Valley, France, 2009    225

605 Grenache, Alto Moncayo, Campo de Borja, Spain, 2008    110


new world Grenache.

657 Grenache, Cass, Paso Robles, California, 2009    50


Petite Sirah. 

662 Petite Sirah Blend, Proulx, Paso Robles, California, 2010  28

661 Petite Syrah, Jeff Runquist, Clarksburg, California, 2008  66

663 Petite Syrah, Turley, ‘Hayne Vineyard,’ Napa, California, 2005  250



right bank styles. Merlot et al.

705 Bordeaux, Château Pavie, Saint-Émilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé, France, 2005   1350


new world Merlot. 

754 Merlot, Swanson Vineyards, Oakville, Napa, California, 2007 50

753 Merlot, Turnbull, Oakville, Napa, California, 2007 64

752 Merlot Blend, De Toren ‘Z’, South Africa, 2008   55

755 Merlot Blend, Cain Cuvée, Napa Valley, California, NV8    68


left bank styles. Cabernet Sauvignon et al.

704 Saint-Julien, Château Lalande-Borie, Bordeaux, France, 2006    88

701 Saint-Julien, Château Branaire-Ducru, Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France, 2004    160

702 Pauillac, Château Fonbadet, Bordeaux, France, 2009  80

707 Pauillac, Château Lynch Bages, Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France, 1996    625

706 Pessac-Léognan, Château Bois-Martin, Bordeaux, France, 2007    48

703 Pessac-Léognan, Château Haut-Bergey, Bordeaux, France, 2005    100


new world Cabernet Sauvignon. 

760 Cabernet Sauvignon, Langmeil, ‘Blacksmith,’ Barossa, Australia, 2007     52

764 Cabernet Sauvignon, Owen Roe, ‘DuBrul Vineyard,’ Yakima Valley, Washington, 2009    150

759 Cabernet Sauvignon, Blackburn, Paso Robles, California, 2010    34

756 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stratton Lummis, Napa, California, 2008    46

757 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paul Hobbs, ‘Crossbarn’, Napa, California, 2009  90  

769 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cass, Paso Robles, California, 2009    80

758 Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa, California, 2009   100

761 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cliff Lede, Stags Leap District, Napa, California, 2008   125

765 Cabernet Sauvignon, Fisher Vineyards, ‘Coach Insignia’, Napa, California, 2007   175

762 Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc, Viader, Napa, California, 2006   200

768 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bond, ‘Pluribus,’ Napa, California, 2006   650

767 Cabernet Sauvignon, Araujo, ‘Eisele Vineyard,’ Napa, California, 2007    700

766 Bordeaux Blend, Peter Michael Winery, ‘Les Pavots,’ Napa, California, 2007    325

770 Red Wine, Lewis Cellars ‘Cuvee L’, Napa, California, 2007    400


old world Cabernet Franc.

711 Chinon, Charles Joguet, ‘Cuvée de la Cure,’ Loire Valley, France, 2008  52


new world Cabernet Franc.

751 Cabernet Franc, Glen Manor, Virginia, 2009    50

763 Cabernet Franc, Owen Roe, ‘Rosa Mystica,’ Yakima Valley, Washington, 2009      95


South West France styles. Malbec.

713 Malbec, Chateau Haut-Monplaisir, Cahors, France, 2009    36


new world Malbec.

784 Malbec, Finca La Anita, Mendoza, Argentina, 2007    80

782 Malbec, Sophenia, ‘Reserve,’ Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009   30

781 Malbec / Cabernet Sauvignon, Amancaya, ‘Gran Reserva,’ Mendoza, Argentina, 2010    40

783 Malbec, Catena Zapata, ‘Nicasia Vineyard,’ Mendoza, Argentina, 2006   240




852 Zinfandel, Hendry, ‘Blocks 7 & 22,’ Napa Valley, California, 2007     65

855 Zinfandel, Turley, ‘Old Vines,’ California, 2010    56

854 Zinfandel, Robert Biale Vineyards, ‘Party Line,’ Napa Valley, California, 2009    95

851 Zinfandel, Ulises Valdez, ‘Landy Vineyard,’ Russian River Valley, California, 2008     84

853 Zinfandel, Turley, ‘Duarte,’ Contra Costa, California, 2010     72



875 Red Wine, Abbot’s Table, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2010     60

876 Grenache Blend, Serras del Priorat, Priorat, Spain,  2010   72

877 Malbec Blend, Enamore, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009    52




802 Chianti Classico Riserva, Capraia, Tuscany, Italy, 2007 55

807 Rosso di Montalcino, Argiano, Tuscany, Italy, 2009   56

801 Brunello di Montalcino, Verbena, Tuscany, Italy, 2006   110

804 Tuscan Blend, La Massa, Tuscany, Italy, 2009 60

810 Sangiovese, Showket Vineyards, ‘Asante Sana’, Oakville, Napa Valley, California, 2006     105



809 Barolo, Vietti ‘Castiglione’, Piedmont, Italy, 2008     100



803 Barbera d’Alba, Andrea Oberto, Piedmont, Italy, 2009     40


Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara.

805 Corvina Blend, Allegrini, ‘Palazzo della Torre’, Veneto, Italy, 2008      42

808 Amarone, La Giaretta, Valpolicella Classico, Italy, 2008      80

806 Amarone, Degani, ‘La Rosta’, Valpolicella Classico, Italy, 2007    120





829 Tempranillo, Bagordi, Rioja, Spain, 2009   30

827 Tempranillo, Emilio Moro, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2008 52

828 Tempranillo, Protos, ‘Reserva,’ Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2005 100

826 Tempranillo, Termanthia, Toro, Spain, 2006   340




Indigenous Varieties.

836 Vinho Tinto, Conceito, Douro, Portugal, 2007   100


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151   Riesling, Domaine Weinbach, ‘Cuvée Théo,’ Alsace, France, 2010   62

 152   Riesling, Georg Albrecht Schneider, ‘Niersteiner Hipping,’ Spätlese, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2011    40

153   Riesling, Müller-Catoir, ‘Mandelgarten,’ Spätlese, Haardt / Pfalz, Germany, 2010   85

157   Riesling, Ovum, ‘Off the Grid,’ Cedar Ranch Vineyard, Rogue Valley, Oregon, 2011   60



161   Gewurztraminer, Trimbach, ‘Ribeaupierre,’ Alsace, 2004   87

166   Gewurztraminer, Ovum, ‘I’m Going to Fool You,’ Gerber Vineyard, Rogue Valley, Oregon, 2011  60


Pinot Gris.

172   Pinot Grigio, Alois Lageder, Dolomiti, Italy, 2011   32

171   Pinot Grigio, Jermann, Friuli, Italy, 2011   58

176   Pinot Gris, Coeur de Terre Vineyard, McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2010   45


Pinot Blanc.

181   Pinot Blanc, Domaine Weinbach, ‘Réserve,’ Alsace, 2010   52




Melon de Bourgogne.

301   Muscadet, Domaine de la Pépière, Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie, Loire, France, 2011   30


Chenin Blanc.

303   Montloius-sur-Loire, Le Rocher des Violettes, Loire, France, 2010   46

302   Vouvray, Domaine Pichot, Loire, France, 2011   35


Sauvignon Blanc.

313   Sancerre, Roblin, ‘Origine,’ Loire Valley, France, 2010   58

312 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine de Berthiers, Loire Valley, France, 2009   46

311   Sancerre, Vincent Delaporte, ‘Cuvee Maxine,’ ‘Chavignol,’ Loire Valley, France, 2009   80

314   Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Didier Dagueneau, ‘Silex,’ Loire Valley, France, 2009   215

332   Sauvignon Blanc, Lawson’s Dry Hill, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2011   40

327   Sauvignon Blanc, Captûre, Lake County / Sonoma County, California, 2011   66

328   Sauvignon Blanc, Merry Edwards, Russian River Valley, California, 2011   90



Viognier. Marsanne. Roussanne. Grenache Blanc.

351   Condrieu, François Villard, ‘DePoncins,’ Rhône Valley, France, 2008   135

356   Rhone Blend, Tablas Creek, ‘Patelin de Tablas,’ Paso Robles, California, 2011   44




Grüner Veltliner.

376   Grüner Veltliner, Loimer

Kamptal, Austria, 2011   






381   Gavi di Gavi, La Mesma

Piedmont, Italy, 2011  






393   Verdejo, Egeo

Rueda, Spain, 2011   




391   Albariño,Veiga Serantes, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2011   52



392   Godello, Viña do Campo, Ribeiro, Spain, 2010   42




old world Chardonnay.

403   Chablis, Jean-Marc Brocard, ‘Domaine Sainte Claire,’ Burgundy, France, 2011 40

406   Chablis, Domaine des Malandes, ‘Fourchaume,’ ‘Vieilles Vignes,’ Premier Cru, Burgundy, France, 2010 66

404   Mâcon-Lugny, Cave de Lugny, ‘Les Charmes,’ Burgundy, France, 2011 32

407   Mâcon-Villages, Jean Curial, ‘Burgundy, France, 2010 45


408   Bourgogne, Domaine A & P Villaine

‘Les Clous,’ Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France, 2009   




401   Pouilly-Fuissé, Domaine J.A. Ferret


Burgundy, France, 2009   




409 Meursault, Jean Latour-Labille

‘Clos des Meix Chavaux,’ Burgundy, France, 2010   




405    Puligny-Montrachet, Etienne Sauzet

Burgundy, France, 2010   




402   Meursault Genevrières, Antoine Jobard

1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 2007   




new world Chardonnay.


457   Chardonnay, Chehalem, ‘Inox,’ 

Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2010   




451   Chardonnay, Baileyana

‘Firepeak Vineyard,’ Edna Valley, California, 2009   




456   Chardonnay, Fisher Vineyards, ‘Unity,’ 

Sonoma County, California, 2011   




452   Chardonnay, Talbott

‘Sleepy Hollow Vineyard,’ Santa Lucia Highlands, California, 2011   




455   Chardonnay, Kistler

‘Les Noisetiers,’ Sonoma Coast, California, 2010   







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RIS is proud to offer four beautiful private spaces
to suit your event needs.

We have hosted an array of occasions from business dinnerto showers and weddings. 

Choose RIS as the perfect venue for your next special occasion!

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Our State Room seats 10 guests, and is perfect for intimate dinner parties. 

The Federal Room seats up to 30 guests (35 with a tighter fit) for seated events, and 50 people for cocktail receptions. 

The Main Dining Room is usually for à la carte reservations.  However, for special occasions, this room can be separated from the rest of our dining room and become its own private space. This space has a private entrance and can seat up to 50 guests for dinner.  It can also accommodate standing cocktail receptions. 

The CAFE is a semi-private space perfect for standing cocktail receptions - for the entire evening or for a cocktail hour prior to dinner in one of our private rooms. 

If a private room is not necessary, we have banquette tables within the dining room that can seat up to 16 guests. 

We are available for buyout events, and can host up to 180 guests. 


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Book your RIS event by contacting our Events Manager, Heather Small, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 202.730.2507.

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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 Monday-Friday, 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.

All Day Parking is also available at the PMI Parking Garage on 24th Street NW between M and L. Parking is $10 with validation from RIS for same day parking. The parking garage closes promptly at midnight.

Parking option before 6:30pm is also 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.

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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 — Thursday

Lunch 11:30am until 5:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm until 10:00pm

Lunch 11:30am until 5:00pm

Dinner 5:00pm until 10:00pm


Dinner 5:00pm until 10:00pm


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

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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.

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 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.