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Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2505
+1 202-626-0015
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“cheese puffs” (79 reviews)
“fried chicken” (172 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2505
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Reviewed 2 days ago

if you are looking for a special treat, not far from the museums and other tourist attractions in downtown D.C. this is the place to go. The menu provided many interesting options and the two dishes we tried were both outstanding. Although slightly more expensive...More

Thank Diadora
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great vibe to this restaurant, well decorated with an attractive bar. But the food is the hit. Maybe a bit pricey, but not a disappointing dish. The scallops over beets had the right amount of heat - spice without overwhelming the flavors. One of our...More

Thank sophiedogdaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is absolutely delicious. Vegetarian food in regular restaurants is often hit or miss, but Central Michel Richard's vegetarian fare was as well prepared and well presented as any other dish. I highly recommend the cheese puffs, lentil coco curry with tofu and...More

Thank L0vejones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is superb in both food and service. I had the salmon and my husband had the chicken and eggplant. Both dishes were fabulous! The service was quick and friendly. I don't normally eat the bread, but it was so good we ordered a...More

Thank Willywop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best burger of my life - an Ahi Tuna burger. Amazing location in the heart of DC. Not only did it taste great - it looked like a work of art too.

Thank Leo T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central by Michel Richard is the best restaurant that i have ate this time .The service was perfect and the food was phenomenal .I enjoyed too much shrimp and grits chorizo.It was excellently cooked.I highly recommend this restaurant .

Thank abbasdeborah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the Metro to Archives and walked two blocks to the Central Michel Richard to meet business colleagues for dinner on a recent weekday evening. Our reservation was for 7 PM and we got a table as soon as all of our party arrived....More

Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously, the food is phenomenal. All of it. We had the duck confit and the lamb, plus the mousse and the profiteroles. Service was great, atmosphere was great. Will return, every time I come back.

Thank aross3093
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Central by Michel Richard won the James Beard Foundation Award as "The Best New Restaurant in America." We enjoyed an outstanding three course Pre-Theater dinner at Central on our Anniversary. A bottle of Hartford Family Chardonnay was excellent with hints of pear and honeysuckle. The...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Fried chicken is indeed delicious but so was everything else with one glaring exception. We went for a birthday dinner. I had the steak, my wife had the salmon and my daughter had the fried chicken. all were superb. the service was also superb. Very...More

Thank jocko758
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Delores Z
15 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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