11.30.2009

Ris Opens Monday

Nearly four years after departing 1789, chef Ris Lacoste will finally open her eponymous restaurant Monday, Dec. 7 at 2275 L St. NW.

Ris will offer an American menu, featuring dishes like rabbit stew, lamb shank, Nantucket Bay scallops, grilled octopus, sardines, grilled Portuguese skirt steak and fall vegetable Wellington.

Regular daily specials include meatloaf on Mondays and Little Italy on Wednesdays (read: spaghetti and meatballs and pistachio chocolate cannolis). On Thursdays, Lacoste will serve her signature rack of lamb — you may recall its deliciousness from 1789.

“I’m excited to be back coaching my staff, welcoming my guests with delicious food, and presenting an ambiance to make them happy,” Lacoste says in a release.

The space holds 240 seats, spread over a bar, café and various seating areas. Come spring, a patio will add an additional 60 seats.

The restaurant will serve lunch weekdays and will stay open in the afternoon until dinner service starts. Dinner will run Monday through Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. In the coming weeks, the hours should expand to include weekday breakfast, weekend brunch and Sunday supper.

3 comments:

jburka said...

The Ris twitter feed says that there was a final draft of the menu two weeks ago...would it be so hard to get it up on the web site?

Still, it's exciting that she's finally back!

GoonieGooGoo said...

Walked by tonight while walking my dog and was excited to see them unpacking all the glassware and stocking the bar with all the lights on.

To say my anticipation for this opening has been growing since the restaurant was 1st announced.

FYI....they are taking reservations on OPEN TABLE......Mon & Tues nights are full up.

Amanda said...

jburka - I know, people have been chomping at the bit to see the menu!

GGG - That's great they're full. Good to see people are excited for the opening.