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Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2505
+1 202-626-0015
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“cheese puffs” (90 reviews)
“fried chicken” (185 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30 Hours
French, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2505
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Reviewed today

Managed to get a reservation despite there being a Caps (hockey) game that evening. Place a a large crowd there for a pre-game dinner but once it cleared for the game the noise level decreased a bit. It is a lively restaurant. Certainly liked the...More

Thank paul k
Reviewed 2 days ago

The prix fixe pre theatre menu looks fantastic value for money, but the cooking didn't live up to expectations, My goat's cheese caesar salad was distinctly un-goaty, without the characteristic sharpness I expect from goat's cheese. The salmon entree was good. My creme brulee, though...More

Thank dk2822
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor and service are equivalent to any restaurant in the area. The food is below average. The food is poorly seasoned. The chicken wasn't as great as all of the reviews. In fact, I left most of my chicken on my plate. There was...More

Thank eugenialyn
Reviewed 8 September 2018

A long walk, through the dining room and kitchen, to a private dining room and a long, long table for our party of 25. Greeted by our waiter, Boris who made it all happen. Drinks were creative, the Ahi Tuna Poke appetizer incredible, the Salmon...More

Thank StephenK588
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Central Michel Richard was a terrific experience in all ways. The food was superb as was the service. The ambience was not too loud and the atmosphere was subdued. I had the hanger steak and it was broiled to perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank dcmandc
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The meal we had at Central Michel Richard was just "ok". Everything was good, but nothing was memorable. Food: Just like everything else, the food was "good", but not "great". The $11 cheese puffs are quite tasty, perhaps the only thing memorable. The $15 goat...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Everything about this place was great. Service was great! Food tastes amazing! Best hanger steak I've had in DC so far. This meal ensures I will be returning again. Thank you!

Thank Mlightner1
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great lunch near the mall and Trump Hotel. I had an outstanding ahi tuna burger and fresh salad. The service was excellent and laser focused on serving business diners with quick non-obtrusive service. The restaurant is expensive but first class.

Thank AttyTraveler
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Everything was delicious, from cocktails to dessert. The fried chicken is legendary, and with good reason! Do not try to finish it, take some home for later. If the “celebration dessert” is available get it. Nothing fantastic about the dessert itself, but the light show...More

Thank DadMD
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Have been here many times over the years and just keep coming back. Most recently there for my daughter's graduation dinner with a party of 8 but this is my go-to restaurant pretty much year round for happy hour or lunch with colleagues or friends....More

Thank John L
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Delores Z
16 December 2016|
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Response from SandyG20815 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how fast you walk - 10 minutes max.
29 October 2016|
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Response from ThomasG82 | Reviewed this property |
Brunch, as well as pre and post theater. More details on the website. Worth the visit!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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