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“Signature Chicken was Great”

Central Michel Richard
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Ranked #102 of 3,707 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: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Popular and crowded, we were able to get a quieter back table. The food quality was very good as was the service. It seems to be better set up for couples and with a food service long bar, singles. We did have to wait, drinking at the bar for our table and reservations for more than two would be recommended.

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Thank tremm298
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We went with our 20 year old son and we all loved it. It had been recommended by a local we met skiing and on his recommendation, we went there on our first night in Washington. We enjoyed the evening so much that we decided to return for our final night as well.
It wasn't just the food that made the night - although the food was great. The atmosphere, cocktails, the wine selection and the service were all good. There were lots of extra nice touches too. For example, the Central Cosmopolitan came with a mini carafe in a little copper ice bucket so that you could top it up – you have to love that!
The service was particularly good both times. On our first visit, the waiter made a lavish and entertaining display of showing how to eat our ‘deconstructed’ Lemon Eggceptional dessert which made the dessert fun as well as delicious. On our second visit, the host at the door remembered us, which was a very nice touch.
I can recommend the calamari with spicy tomato sauce (delicious enough for us order both times) and the crab croquettes for entrée and the linguini and clams with saffron butter for a main meal. However the highlight for all of us was the Lemon Eggceptional dessert.
The restaurant was lively and busy both nights and I would recommend booking. On our first night, we didn't make our booking until quite late but we were happy to take an early table and it was mid-week.

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Thank Mairwen1
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We had the fried chicken and mashed potatoes, burger, and chocolate bar for dessert. All were excellent and the mashed potatoes were the best!

Thank kbmtravel1
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Situated v centrally- Service was good. Whilst the Resturant calls itself French- there are a few French dishes on the menu (with an American twist) however you will also find burgers and spaghetti bolognese- so not entirely French- nice enough food though..

Thank AwA123
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My first time during Restaurant Week February 2017. I ordered the famous fried chicken which was delicious. Also had a superb wine that I am still buying for home consumption: Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis 2015.

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Thank Babylonviews
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