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3417 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
3417 Connecticut Ave NWUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20008
$$$American Restaurant, Brunch Restaurant
American Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Wine Bar
Today 5–10PM
Tuesday 5–10PMWednesday 5–10PMThursday 5–10PMFriday 5–11PMSaturday 5–11PMSunday 11AM–2:30PM, 5–10PMMonday 5–10PM
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Colorful haunt with an inventive, seasonal New American menu & artisan cocktails in a comfy setting.- Google
"They have a GREAT wine/beer menu and an entire section for hard ciders."
"You know a place is good when you get there on a Tuesday night and it's packed."
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Luke Weston
a week ago
Crown jewel of Cleveland Park, no question. The happy hour grilled cheese bar is to die for and the cocktail menu is one of the more exciting I've found in the city. Nestled in a cool space, I've always had a good time here.
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Alex R
5 months ago
The portion sizes are embarrassing. I ordered the duck entree last night for $26 dollars. They brought out three tiny pieces of duck. We're talking under 2 oz. of meat. That was it. They brought it out on a regular size plate so literally, yes literally, 3/4 of my plate was empty. Worst part, it was bland, and the skin ran into the meat (i.e., no crisp to the skin). The other dishes were similarly portioned, but my duck "entree" was the starkest example. Decent cocktails. I also got the pasta dish, for which the chef is apparently somewhat known. It was ok, though it is hard to be overly impressed by any dish that is supersaturated in olive oil. The dish just kind of.... existed. It felt uninspired.
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neal norman
5 months ago
Really great cocktails, outstanding and unique grilled cheeses, and dinner. Some of the best duck I've ever had. Brunch was very disappointing, however; poached eggs were poorly done, with solid yolks. The brunch entrees overall were at best unremarkable. Come for top notch dinner and drinks, give brunch here a pass unless you're in it for the drinks- $30 for all you can drink bubbly along with the food is a great deal.
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A Hargraves
6 months ago
The food was amazing! Good wine list but a little pricey. Make sure you eat the bread.
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John Fenninger
a month ago
We originally visited Ripple for the grilled cheese bar and were satisfied with the food (even though it took a while to arrive). During our first visit, the bartender let us know about their "Chicks and Sips" special they do one Sundays from 6-close. This entails popcorn chicken and a glass of champagne for $15. Nothing too fancy, but right up our alley, so we were excited to come back and try it out! The Sunday we planned to return, we called around 5:15 to make sure the special was still available. The hostess assured us that is was, so we set off for round 2! Once we arrived, we told the hostess we were there for the chicks and sips special. She asked if I had called earlier and I confirmed that I had. She let us know that, actually, they weren't doing the special that day but that she felt bad for misleading us and spoke with a manager to see what she could do for us. She said they would give us some sort of discount for the misinformation. Disappointed that we couldn't get chicken and champagne (but happy to hear they wanted to make up for it), after looking over the menu we decided to try two new grilled cheese sandwiches because the regular menu looked pricey for what was being offered. We ordered two beers, two grilled cheeses, and an appetizer. All the food was tasty, but nothing special. It also took awhile to arrive even though the restaurant was not full by any means. Before we got the check, we spoke with our waiter about why the special wasn't going on today and he told us it was because their freezer had broken due to the heat (something the hostess probably should have been informed about). When the check arrived, there was no discount included on the check. Very disappointing, as the only reason we decided to stay in the first place was because we were impressed that they would be so accommodating for us. We just moved to the area and were very excited to have found a new neighborhood spot with fun specials. Unfortunately, the promise of a discount (because of a mistake made on their end) that was not fulfilled put a bad taste in our mouth. We will not be back. If you do choose to dine, be prepared to wait awhile for the food.
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Craig Thackray
3 weeks ago
Good food and cocktails. They're suffering for business, which is a shame for the effort that's been put in. This is a busy area, but I suspect the older crowd aren't getting the theme.
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Stefan P. Berg
4 months ago
Waiter was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful and the entree options were wonderfully diverse and seasonal. Excellent cheese plate appetizer and good drink selection as well.
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Evan Anderson
8 months ago
Fantastic food! The menu was highly creative, and each aspect was delicious. We started with a cheese course (3 cheeses to share), then a number of apps, and we each had our own entree. I would definitely return.


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