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2019 RIS 10-YEAR RENOVATIONS & NEW CONCEPT


Be a part of the New RIS! Join us in the renovation! Make us part of your each and every day! We ARE your community! Help us make our new look happen! C ollaborate with us online at RIS's GoFundMe O ur goal is $150,000! O ur initial deadline is August 20, 2019. We need you NOW. A ll donations of money will be, in fact, gifts to RIS with no expectation of return. 100 % of all monies collected through GoFundMe will go towards the hard and soft costs of the renovation of RIS.

S ee more details on the GoFundMe link. U pdates will be constant. You will hear from us a lot!

Thank you! Ris


gifts For each $100 you give to RIS, your name will be placed in a hat for chance to win one of the following delicious gifts:

A Year of Pie

A Year of Soup

A freshly baked pie every month from our Pastry Chef, Melissa Cockrell

A gallon of soup every month crafted by our Chef de Cuisine, Janelle Dixon

A Year of Wine

A Year of Take-Out Dinner for Two

A hand selected bottle of wine evert month from our Wine Director, John Herbert

For an evening at home, we may even deliver this monthly treat

A Year of Recipes

A Year of Brunch for Two

A RIS recipe every month penned by yours truly

Each and every month from our wonderful staff

Your get to choose the prize of your choice.Â

And, for everyone who is able to give $1,000 or more, you will also receive a lifetime RISCard as our gift to you. Â You will become part of our dear family. We will donate to your charities, plan with you, cook for you, and make each and every visit special.

Thank you! Ris


goals •  NEW LOOK – NEW FOOD!…while keeping our fan favorites, of course! •  face-lift in updated colors & lighting for sophistication and mood •  dramatically lit bar makes a magical & inviting setting to unwind •  cozy lounge seating adds a “living room” feel to the restaurant & extends its appeal into the before & after dinner hours •  communal table that creates an inviting gathering place •  re-energize by adding a warm, vibrant & casual lounge that will serve as a complement to the dining room & private suites with cozy corners for a touch of seductive sophistication •  create a sense of room in the outdoor dining & lighting, that provides an inviting allure to the restaurant •  and did we say new and delicious creations from our talented kitchen??


Our Food is Delicious. Our Service is Great. We WILL know your name. We ARE the Heart of the West End. Join our Many Fans and Be Part of Us!


Ris Lacoste is one of the most respected and dedicated chefs working in Washington D.C. today.

A James Beard nominated chef, Ris Lacoste is chef and owner of her West End DC bistro, RIS. Learning her craft from the famed Anne Willan at her Paris culinary school, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne, Ris returned stateside and started a long, rewarding relationship with Chef Bob Kinkead.  The Harvest in Cambridge, MA, 21 Federal in Nantucket, MA, Twenty-One Federal in Washington DC, Kinkead’s American Brasserie and finally 1789 Restaurant all brought her to the door step of her own restaurant, RIS. Her innovative regional American fare drew national and local attention and earned her numerous awards.  RIS is proud to be one of Michelin Guide DC’s restaurants. RIS, the restaurant, is very involved in the community and actively participates in all fundraising efforts in the District. Ris, herself, currently sits on the advisory board of the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History, she is on the Executive Committee of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW); and is a member of the Women’s Forum of Washington DC as well as Women Chefs and Restaurateurs and Les Dames d’Escoffier.  She is also a member of the boards of FreshFarm Markets and The Foggy Bottom West End Village. Ris was recently was honored as one of DC’s Most Powerful Women from Washingtonian Magazine and is a member of Leadership Greater Washington’s “NON STOP” Class of 2017.  She was a long time board member of DC Central Kitchen as well as The Hospitality Charter High School of Washington DC.

A Michelin guide recommended, acclaimed restaurant with a devoted clientele in the heart of DC’s West End neighborhood. It has established itself as a fine dining, destination restaurant - a place to feature James Beard nominated Chef Ris Lacoste’s culinary magic.


We believe in Gracious Hospitality & Generous Spirit. Keep us Going. Visit us often. We are Here for You! 2275 L St NW Washington, DC 20037 202.730.2500 www.risdc.com

Profile for RIS2019

RIS 10-YEAR RENOVATIONS & NEW CONCEPT  

Be a part of the New RIS! Join us in the renovation and make us part of your each and every day. Help us make our new look happen! Help u...

RIS 10-YEAR RENOVATIONS & NEW CONCEPT  

Be a part of the New RIS! Join us in the renovation and make us part of your each and every day. Help us make our new look happen! Help u...

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