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“Excellent every time”

Central Michel Richard
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Ranked #43 of 3,228 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 11th
Transit: walk from Archives/Navy Memorial, Federal Triangle, or Metro Center
Description: Central Michel Richard Restaurant in Washington DC.
Mahwah, New Jersey, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent every time”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

My wife and I have now been here three times, and we've been thoroughly delighted with every meal. The meal always begins with fresh, warm, delicious bread. The entrees are reasonably priced, and have never left either of us disappointed. During our most recent visit, we both had the fried chicken, which was delectable. The desserts, too, are a real treat. We usually share the chocolate mousse and another dessert.

Every time we find ourselves in DC, our first order of business is making a reservation for Central.

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“upscale comfort food”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We ordered the fried chicken (signature dish) and meatloaf based on the waiter's reco. Without a doubt, the best versions of either of those that we have ever eaten. The chicken is remarkably juicy, tender, and perfectly crispy. Truly delightful! And the meatloaf was anything but ordinary. It was beautifully flavored, with a lovely texture more reminiscent of steak than ordinary ground meat. The sides were all wonderful, but the brussels sprouts were a surprise hit. The portions were generous, and the service was fantastic.

It's not a quiet, romantic kind of place. In fact, it was quite loud and very busy, but we very much enjoyed the vibe.

Seriously. Eat at this restaurant!

  • Visited September 2013
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fort lee , new jersey
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584 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Go for excellent French food....................”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Visiting my son frequently in DC, this restaurant never disappoints. Whether you have steak tartare or mussels & fries, you will be happy.

  • Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I have been to Central on more than one occasion and the food and service has always been outstanding. I highly recommend the Cheese Puffs and Tartare of Filet Mignon.

  • Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Tasty Food, very trendy spot, great location”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

On a busy Wednesday night, the service was good, the beer cold, and the food was very tasty. The fried chicken was hot, crispy on the outside with a fresh pinko style coating and very moist and ell of flavor. Lots of hip interns, family celebrations and groups of friends just hanging out filled he sleek glass and steel interior with lots of activity and smiles from the chefs in the mostly open kitchen. Will go back next time in DC.

  • Visited August 2013
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