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Private Dining


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 breakfast meeting, lunch, dinner, cocktail reception or weekend brunch.

  • Our State Room seats 10 guests, and is perfect for intimate dinner parties.
  • The Federal Room seats up to 35 guest 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.

Contact our Events Manager, Cherlyn Warren-Mohr, to book your party.
Email at cherlyn@risdc.com, or call 202.730.2509.

View our Private Event Menu here