Fodor's Expert Review Citronelle

$$$$ Georgetown French Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

See all the action in the glass-front kitchen at chef Michel Richard's flagship California-French restaurant. Appetizers might include foie gras with lentils prepared three ways, and main courses run to lobster medallions with lemongrass, saddle of lamb crusted with herbs, and 72-hour braised Texas short ribs. Desserts are luscious: a crunchy napoleon with filament-like pastry and the special "chocolate bar," Richard's dense, rich take on a Snickers candy bar. A chef's table in the kitchen gives you a ringside seat (reserve at least a month ahead). The three-course menu costs $110 per person, with an even more adventurous "promenande gourmande" option available for $190, or $280 with wine pairings. The bar menu ($$–$$$) has morsels such as mushroom "cigars" and Serrano ham.

French Service Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

3000 M St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20007, USA

202-625–2150

www.citronelledc.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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