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Central Michel Richard

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
As featured in DC is For Foodies and 1 other guide
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1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2505 (11th)
+1 202-626-0015
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There aren't enough superlatives to describe our brunch experience. We've been here many times for brunch and are finally taking the time to write the review they deserve. If you are looking for a brunch with outstanding food and good selections at a reasonable price with wonderful service, look no further. The brunch is served only on Sunday from 11:00... More 

Thank MaryandBruce43
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. We had the fried chicken and the lamb, both excellent!!Good service, good drinks and great atmosphere!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the W hotel, which is a few minutes away. We were with another couple. We each ordered a different entrée. The lamb, chicken and beef were delicious. Nice atmosphere.

Thank GastronomeGourmet
Denpasar, Indonesia
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into Central for a burger as they have a good reputation in the area. It's a very nice casual dining room, good service and the menu covers all the favourites. Burgers looked good but ended up having the Steak Au Poivre and Fried chicken, both meals were served in a timely fashion, it was good quality food and... More 

Thank Mollysway
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place and ate here once for lunch and once for dinner during our DC vacation! They were great helping us to select menu items without dairy or nuts. They were able to modify several dishes. We ordered fish and chips, the ahi tuna burger, crab pizza, tuna carpaccio, spinach salad, pumpkin soup, and the duck--plus sides. We... More 

Thank DCHS D
Falls Church, Virginia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WENT ON CHRISTMAS EVE. HAD GREAT SERVICE AND REALLY GOOD FOOD! Started with Cheese puffs (yummy), Faux Gras & Country Pate (very, very good), Tartare of Filet Mignon ( outstanding ). The Mussels & Little Neck Clams, were good but not great. The entrees were outstanding. Had Duck Leg Confit, Spaetzle ; Lamb Shank Pastilla (very interesting dish with a... More 

Thank danoclarke
Elkridge, Maryland
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281 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you are having a date-night with your significant other, a celebration dinner with friends or colleagues, or need a pre or post-theatre meal, Central Michel Richard is an excellent option among DC's many fine dining establishments. The dining room is classically-upscale with dark wood and warm tones, but it never feels overly formal or stuffy (you can arrive in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us went to Central On 12/13/16. Terrible food, very small portions, not much of a selection. Terribly overpriced. Service was good. Cooks were smoking cigarettes outside. Will not be returning.

Thank Lori2013
Medway, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is great. We went there recently with a party of 7 and we all had great meals. The special Scallop Risotto was over the top, one of the best meals I have ever had. Cocktails were great, along with fresh bread. We all had something different and there were no complaints at all. Of course his fried chicken... More 

Thank alan41672
Rockville, MD
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

After reading the boffo review of this restaurant by Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema, I decided to take my husband thereto celebrate his "major" birthday. We loved it! The food and service were exemplary. The staff was solicitous but not pushy and we were made to feel special. Our waiter was wonderful. Everything we ordered (cheese puffs; chopped salad; clams... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
French, American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2505
  • Public Transportation: walk from Archives/Navy Memorial, Federal Triangle, or Metro Center
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-626-0015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?