Ripple

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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 5 P.M. - 10 P.M. | FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 11 P.M. | SUNDAY: 11 A.M. - 2:30 P.M., 5 P.M. - 10 P.M.
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For many D.C. wine folk, Ripple is a second home. General manager and beverage director, Danny Fisher’s wine list opens with a declaration: “We focus on small-production wineries that employ (S)ustainable, (O)rganic, & (B)iodynamic viticulture practices. We champion real people, who make real wine.” From there, it becomes a who’s who list of geeky producers from across the world, each one is anointed with an “S,” “O” or “B” depending on their practices.

With about 30 by-the-glass pours and 250 different wines on offer, the program is strongest in Oregon and the Loire, but only because few other restaurants in D.C. have paid attention to either region.

Known For
  • natural wine
  • champagne
  • low wine markups
  • full menu
What to drink
Go crazy in the Loire, where you can drink Fran├žois Chidaine, Domaine Bernard Baudry, Domaine Huet, Edmond Vatan, Clos Rougeard, Didier Dagueneau and many others at low markups.
Neighborhood
Cleveland Park
ProTip
From 5 to 6:30 p.m. daily, Ripple offers a grilled cheese bar and knocks 50 percent off by-the-glass pours.