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Central Michel Richard

  • $$$
  • American (New), Bistro, French
  • 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington 20004 38.895643 -77.026515
  • (At 10th St NW)
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  • (202) 626-0015
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  • Profile & Reviews

User Ratings (Based on 12 reviews)

avg-come back to15
Food 3_5 Value 3
Service 3 Atmosphere 3_5

Other Restaurant Info

(202) 626-0015
Valet Parking Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner Mon-Thu: 5pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Brunch Sun: 11am-2:30pm
Brunch, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Dinner, Lunch Special, Online Reservations, Pre/Post Theater, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Raw Bar, Take Out, Trendy, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Central Michel Richard

    Posted by Lawrence G. on 2014-12-31

    Over-rated, Over-priced & Disappointing

    The restaurant has been highly touted and charges accordingly. While the menu looks good, the food itself was largely disappointing. Similarly, the staff was nice, but clueless. If you go in winter, avoid being seated by the door. We left disappointed,

  • Central Michel Richard

    Posted by barek46 on 2009-10-14

    an excellant meal

    I had an excellent meal at central. There were 4 of us and everyone agreed it was an enjoyable experience. The cheese puffs are a great whimsical start. We also had the faux gras and bacon/onion tart, both which were very good. I had the cassoulet and it

  • Central Michel Richard

    Posted by Martin on 2008-12-10

    High expectations but disappointing

    I really thought this restaurant would be much better. For the prices, I did not expect Citronelle standards (a great restaurant I have been too a few times) but I did expect a higher standard of cooking than we experienced. If there is one generic proble

  • Central Michel Richard

    Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27

    Not recommended

    I wanted to try a full meal after only having appetizers and drinks the first time. We arrived 10 minutes early to a 5PM reservation (before a Sunday show @ Warner) and waited outside the door watching people stare at us as they rushed around the restaur

  • Central Michel Richard

    Posted by Robyn on 2008-01-24


    First of all, I am a very laid back person that likes good food and I dont usually complain. I took my husband here for his birthday...what a bad wife I am after this unpleasant meal. I made the reservation a month ago and still was given the worst tabl

  • Central Michel Richard

    Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13


    The food was OK but not great. Given the chef's reputation and the buzz around this place, I would have considered returning and trying the place out again. However the service was completely innattenive. There are lots of great restaurants in the area

  • Central Michel Richard

    Posted by Zoey on 2007-08-24

    Try it at least once

    So I can not afford Citronelle and opt to try the infamous Michel Richard's a la carte menu at Central. I heard it is quite busy at dinner so I went for a middle of the week lunch. Nothing better than treating yourself. :) I had heard rave reviews abou

  • Central Michel Richard

    Posted by Richard fan on 2007-08-01

    second visit disappointment

    Our first visit was very satisfying, with attentive yet not hovering service; our meals included a wonderful lobster bisque soup, a so-so onion tart, excellent hangar steak and beef ribs. Our second visit was hugely disappointing, especially so since we

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