Washington, D.C.,

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Cuisine Description

Ripple serves creative modern American cuisine with an Old World wine-driven menu.

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Wine List Description
The more than 300-bottle wine list focuses on sustainable, organic and biodynamic viticulture from small producers, both domestic and foreign, and offers some 50 wines by the glass.
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Riot-Worthy Dish
Wine Enthusiast editors asked America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 "which dish would start a riot if it was taken off the menu?" Their riot-worthy dish is…
"The locally raised venison is a standout dish, served with potato purée, green olive aioli and cumin jus."

Perfect Pairing
The venison dish is best served with Thibault Liger-Belair’s 2007 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les St-Georges Premier Cru.

Wine Events
Wine Wednesdays offers an opportunity to open unique bottles from the cellar, and by-the-glass tastings.


Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced the third annual issue of America's best wine-centric establishments, and to commemorate the list, WE hosted a rooftop party where we honored this year's recipients and toasted the exploding culture of wine and food.

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2013 Restaurant Features

Game On

Move over pork: Duck is the new darling of America’s hottest restaurants, and it scores big with playful wine pairings from Rioja to the Rhône.

Pizza Party

Wine-friendly pizzas offer diners a slice of heaven.

New York's Sommeliers Pour Local

Many of Manhattan’s best restaurants aren’t just about eating local, but drinking local wines, too.

Element of Surprise

Whether menus change daily, weekly or monthly—or cease to be presented to diners at all—eating at these restaurants is nothing less than a thrill.