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Central Michel Richard

Central Michel Richard 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. Rows of hams hang in a glass case. 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 more formal Citronelle in Georgetown like "Michel's Chocolate Bar," the chef's sinful house-made riff on a Kit Kat wafer.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • No lunch weekends.
Updated: 06-05-2013

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