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Creature Comforts

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Photos: Courtesy of Ris

Swap your skinnies for stretchies. Put your Weight Watchers membership on hold.

Then treat yourself to an indulgent meal, courtesy of Ris Lacoste.

After years (wo)manning the kitchen at Georgetown’s upscale 1789, Lacoste took a well-deserved break. Now, she’s back — laid back. Her new venture, Ris, serves seasonal-meets-home-style fare.

Tired of the same old steak and taters? Ris delivers Portuguese skirt steak topped with an over-easy egg alongside pickled hot peppers and blackened onions. Sides like sauteed collard greens and sherried beets change with the seasons.

Ris also offers a nightly themed menu: Tuesdays get you Parisian bistro eats (frisee salad with local lardons). Thursdays mean Ris’s signature lemon-marinated rack of lamb. Saturday date nights serve basic, approachable dishes that are perfect for a first date. Breakfast and brunch are coming soon.

The snappy space is divided into cozy sections and spruced up with local art.

Earning Ris major points.

Ris, 2275 L Street NW, at 23rd Street (202-730-2500 or

Photo: Courtesy of Ris

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2275 L St NW
@ 23rd St
Washington, DC 20037