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Central Michel Richard

  • 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Map It
  • Downtown
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/23/2014

Fodor's Review

French powerhouse chef Michel Richard has set up camp Downtown with this semicasual bistro offering up Franco-American spin-offs like fried chicken, bacon-and-onion tart, and a ginger-flecked Ahi tuna burger. Light fixtures are subtly stamped with the word "Central." A jazzy portrait of Richard (think Andy Warhol) stares down from one wall. The mood is playful and low-key; cocktails and champagne flow. And there are even a few carryovers from Richard's dearly departed four-star flagship, Citronelle, such as "Michel's Chocolate Bar," the chef's sinful house-made riff on a Kit Kat wafer.

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1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20004, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch weekends
  • Reservations essential

Updated 05/23/2014


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