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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%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“cheese puffs” (89 reviews)
“fried chicken” (185 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2505
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

1  Thank AttyTraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago 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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My BFF introduced me to this place on my birthday. We dined at Brunch. It was FANTASTIC! Brunch deal, $28 for three courses, which was too much food. Started with the Cinnamon Bun, then the Chicken & Waffles, and finished up with Pineapple Sorbet. DELICIOUS......More

1  Thank TaeDoug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to have a conversation ... the tables were far enough apart so that we were not talking to others, and the overall feel is "active," not noisy but certainly not quiet. server was professional, offered advice and was just right in attentiveness. He refilled...More

Thank derrickcrandall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is clear that the cooks working in the open kitchen love their job: food prepared with care, and very tasty, bite for bite. Very fresh calamari,!grilled, not fried! prepared with a fresh tomato sauce with a bite. Personally, I enjoy a good ginger beer....More

Thank Maarten B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We follows ratings from others and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was average to a bit noisy, but the quality of food was incredible. If you want a casual location and great food , this is the one! Save room for desert...

Thank Bruce_and_Valerie
Reviewed 13 June 2018

My wife and I were visiting a friend in Alexandria. We had show tickets and needed a place to grab a quick dinner before the performance. Our friend had suggested Central based on a recommendation from friends of hers. A great suggestion! Lots of menu...More

1  Thank El-Cholestero
Reviewed 8 June 2018

6 of us meet for Sunday Brunch last week. Everyone enjoyed everything we ordered. The bread was very fresh and warm, nice touch, the Gazpacho was original and outstanding. The size of the meals were surprising large and very filling. We had Avocado Toad, Shrimp...More

Thank B R
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I've been to this place multiple times, and the food is great at any time, but the brunch is a knock out and very budget friendly. For 28$ you get a starter, entree, and dessert. You can do a starter like a salad, or burrata...More

Thank Ellen28
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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