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.