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3417 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
3417 Connecticut Avenue NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20008
$$$Restaurant, American Restaurant
American Restaurant
Wine Bar
Fine Dining Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Ripple is a casual, wine-centric restaurant, located in Cleveland Park. Our menu features local, seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients. We also offer over 50 wines by the glass.
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Colorful haunt with an inventive, seasonal New American menu & artisan cocktails in a comfy setting.- Google
"2) The deviled eggs were really good, but they weren't amazing."
"The good: service; bartender; quick seating."
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tamar mintz
5 months ago
Came here last night for a celebration dinner! The good: Service - Attentive, thoughtful, and considerate. Our waitress answered any and all of our questions. She was thoughtful and funny and made sure that we knew that we could stay and enjoy our meal for as long as we wanted. Our water glasses were kept full and dirty plates were quickly replaced by clean ones. Food - Oh my burrata. This is definitely something I would order again, the star of the dish was the dashi gelee (things I never thought I would say). I would also recommend the mushrooms, which were delicious. Word of warning, do not fill up on the bread. You will be tempted because the butter is that good, but it will ruin your appetite the rest of the night. There are a few reasons I didn't LOVE ripple: 1) The bacon relish on the fried green tomatoes is over powering and tomatoes were a little undercooked. It felt more baked than fried. 2) The deviled eggs were really good, but they weren't amazing. 3) The noise. Wow, this place gets incredibly loud. Will definitely come back and try the cheese and charceuterie and a few more cocktails!
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Craig Schlozman
9 months ago
Ripple would get another star if its menu wasn't a tad overpriced. The small charcuterie platter was a highlight, but that and 2 drinks was already $50 before we even sat down to dinner and just don't feel like we got what we paid for. The mains come out tasty enough, and the sides complemented them well, so food quality and presentation earned at least 4 stars. I know they make money on the apps and drinks--but in this case its just a bit too much. I might go back here--but I would certainly order a bit wiser next time.
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Danielle Oliver
a year ago
You know a place is good when you get there on a Tuesday night and it's packed. Ripple definitely did not disappoint. Awesome food, great service, great selection of wines (that are priced amazingly), and the cheese selection our waitress recommended was solid. Awesome spot, I highly recommend - make sure you get reservations.
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James Weingarten
2 years ago
Very friendly staff. One of the best wine lists for northern Italian wines in DC. The food is excellent - and whoever thought of the grilled cheese section (freshly sliced Italian meats and fresh cheeses on various breads with various condiments) should drink for free for life. Great atmosphere. I go out of my way to come here.
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marisela montenegro
11 months ago
I love this place. Every time it has had great food, a good cocktail menu, and a delicious selection of local cheese and cured meats. The menu is seasonal, so there is always something new on the menu. Also, for brunch they have killer biscuits.
9 months ago
Can't really say, "go here". We were in the bar area and were one of one two or three small tables at 530 on a weekday. The good: service; bartender; quick seating. The okay: service, cleanup, and plate delivery. Lots and lots of missteps: wrong food to start; hair in the main dish. They comped us the first misstep which was nice; everything else (extra milk, extra cookie) was extra on the bill. Finally, the clincher is the food. Have you ever done Bikram? You are familiar then with the idea of a certain ultra thin ham sandwich. These are the grilled cheese bar sandwiches at Ripple: really, only the tiniest amount of cheese (could barely taste it in my sandwich); tissue-paper thin meat and only one tiny layer of it. Food makes or breaks a restaurant for me. I won't return.
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Vera DeVera
2 years ago
*Review of Ripple in Washington DC* We started with artisans cocktails; I had the _Feel the Berner_, a bacon washed mezcal, Fresno soda and guano salt rim. It was smoky and savory with a hint of sweetness from the mezcal. Then we had a 7-cheese platter including Point Reyes Blue, Drunken Goat, a nice garrotxa Spanish goat cheese, and camenbert that paired nicely with honey and blackberry jam. In between courses, a server offered us our choice of warm, crusty on the outside but soft in the inside corn or French bread. I went with the corn and had no regrets. My favorite dish was the roasted fall squash drizzled with burnt honey and smashed huckleberry followed by the kale salad with sunflower, marinated mushrooms, apples and a sunny egg was tossed with an Asian inspired Thai vinaigrette. I finished with the carrot Caravelle, chanterelle mushrooms and lime beans as my main. The seared ahis tuna with concord gape, turnips and sweet potato puree was the most beautifully presented dish. We made room for dessert: chocolate Panna cotta, flour less chocolate cake, cherries and coca nib; baked butterscotch pudding with spiced cream, and toffee pieces; and baked to order chocolate chip cookies with milk. The Panna cotta was stellar, the crunch of the cocoa nib was a nice contrast to the soft texture of the Panna cotta and the cherries' acidity helped cut the sweetness. At the end of this leisurely dinner, they gave us more goodies -- nutella macaron and peanut chocolate bark with our check. I'd come back -- the menu changes daily.
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Carrie Anne
2 years ago
I visited Ripple's 10:30 pm cheese bar last night and was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the Stinky Pete grilled cheese sandwich - "unrelentingly smelly stinky fottene, radish, anchovy." Don't let the name put you off, this was hands down the best grilled cheese I've ever had. Paired with their zesty Ripple DC cocktail, it was a real treat.


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