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129 Coosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2506
+1 334-517-1155
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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129 Coosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2506
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Full disclosure: I have been to Central before, but for lunch. That was quite good, but the atmosphere is unique for dinner, and at the bar. Arriving through the alley, there is a very nice second host ready to seat you. I opted for the...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were wowed by the beautiful space in downtown Montgomery, and impressed by the range of small and large plates, with creative dishes that showcased local ingredients and dishes. Service was relaxed but charming and attentive, one of the highlights. Everything was beautifully presented; mains...More

Thank peripateticjim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistent great food in a charming atmosphere. Their service has always been friendly (sometimes even a little to personable) but this time, our waiter was the best. Always look forward to going back.

Thank Bradley W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the open floor plan and decor. Service is great. Pimento cheese is the best. The pizza is not very good, however. Burger is good. They use locally sourced ingredients and change the menu periodically. Wine list is fairly extensive. Overall one of the...More

Thank Carla K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Montgomery and have been to Central many times over the years of its existence. It is a beautiful space in downtown Montgomery and has always had a good bar. However, until last night I have failed to have a great meal. Last...More

1  Thank glennayates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. Great cocktail and dinner. I had the 1895 sazerac rye, the surf & turf small plate and pimento cheese Mac. All very good!

Thank BmoreFun77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service attentive and not overbearing. Flavors, balanced and a credit to the chefs. Staff all wonderful, I can see why it gets lots of good reviews. My wife fully enjoyed her meal, I left disappointed as the fish portion served up was completely inadequate given...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family went here for a special occasion. Fortunately, someone else in the group was picking up the tab because this place was way overpriced. We started our meal with appetizers consisting of pimento cheese and flat bread, cornbread and pork jowls, and chicken gizzards....More

2  Thank MadLibrarian621
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted a place for a family dinner -- had to be quiet, top notch, great staff. I came to Trip Advisor to find one and did I ever luck out. I reserved the Cellar private room and, working with Krystal, developed a wonderful bar...More

1  Thank mkglmg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in a tastefully renovated building in Montgomery's historic river district. The atmosphere is eclectic with a twist of historical brick, rustic wood, and trendy industrial fixtures. Central has a wide variety of beverages for anyone's taste. Our dining selections included filet...More

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18 September 2016|
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Response from Randy H | Reviewed this property |
We wore jeans to the restaurant. it was a mixed bag of different dress. We did not feel uncomfortable
12 August 2016|
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Response from daphne r | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Ask for a booth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Coosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2506
    (Tallapoosa St)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +1 334-517-1155
Central, located at 129 Coosa Street in the heart of Montgomery's Downtown entertainment district, offers a multicultural twist on southern classics highlighting local and seasonal ingredients under the direction of Executive Chef Leonardo Maurelli, III. This locally owned gem serves wood-fired dishes in an 1890's warehouse space boasting exposed brick, flickering gas lanterns and a bustling open kitchen. Central also has three private event spaces ranging accommodating 10 - 200 people. Central serves lunch 5 days a week and dinner 6 nights a week.
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