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Monday - Friday 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Sunday Closed

Proudly Located in West End DC
2275 L St NW
Washington DC


We are a beloved, upscale seasonal American neighborhood
restaurant created by Chef/Owner Ris Lacoste.  

Nestled in the heart of Washington DC's West End, we are neighbors to the Kennedy Center, Dupont Circle, Georgetown and the K Street business district.

Chef Ris' farmers market fresh menus change often to showcase year round local offerings.  Her inventive, creative style reflects the seafood of her New England roots, the classics of her Paris training, the freshness of her market obsession and the tradition and familiarity of her love for classic American Diner fare. Our menus have something for everyone. Our curated cocktails and hand selected wine list by John Herbert and our gracious
and welcoming staff complete the perfect dining experience.

We have beautiful private event space and love celebrating special occasions.  
In addition to full service dining, we offer daily take out and free local Dinner delivery.   

We look forward to taking great care of you soon.  
Come in and get to know us!


Outstanding Restaurant of the United States, James Beard Semifinalist, 2023

Duke Zeibert Lifetime Achievement Award, Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, 2023

Tom Sietsema's 6 Favorite Places To Eat In February, 2023

Michelin Guide, 2019

"The restaurant community, are the most generous, community minded people I've ever known. And when I say that, in my mind, I see Ris. Because she cooks with Love in her heart." - Mike Curtain, DC Central Kitchen

"Ris Lacoste is a real time, OG culinary legend of Washington." - David Hagedorn, Bethesda Dining

"Ris Lacoste is one of the most amazing women chefs, community leaders, and nurturing souls, that I have ever me." - Linda Roth

"Shes invested in so many other people in the industry, especially women. There's a legacy she's created and it's already bearing fruit." Salah Czapary, Dir. Mayors Office of Nightlife & Culture

"What a chef! What a woman!" - A.S.

“I still can’t get the flavors from the scallop appetizer out of my head.” – M.P.

“These are the best mussels I have ever had in my life!” – Anonymous

“I had the Brussels sprouts..you could put that delicious Thai/peanut/bacon sauce on shoe leather and I'd eat it!  Soooo good.” – Anonymous

“When the wedding bus passed RIS they burst into applause!  You have many new fans.” -C.C.

“My daughter just moved into an apartment right next to the restaurant. She said it was delicious! You have a new repeat customer in the neighborhood.” - Suzanne C.

The food was great, and the service was amazing! We felt very taken care of and appreciate you all so much.” - S.S.

“I've received so many compliments from our alumni, staff, and the Dean about the quality service, incredibly delicious food and picture-perfect space. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for your responsiveness, generosity, and thoughtful service.” – R.E.

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