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Michel Richard Citronelle - CLOSED

3000 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3701 (Upper Northwest)
(202) 625-2150
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Price range: $40 - $75
Cuisines: American, French, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: 30th Street
Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro

199 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Michel Richard's Citronelle is, or was, an oasis - a truly great dining experience in DC that is bound to please any palate. There have been occasions when we have found it necessary - for various reasons - to eat here on three successive nights. And on every occasion it has been a delight - something very special that you... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Triumphant food, well done, not too complicated. Easy to decipher, not too pretentious. Very professionally done, typically Washington, with understatement the hallmark. I was invited, so I didn't pay as much attention as I might have, had I paid. I understand that Michel Richard has moved or shut this one down, or something, but the meal we had was delightful,... More

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Olney, MD
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Just heard this on the way home. What a shame. Has been one of the top rated restaurants in Washington, D.C. for some time. If you didn't get there before it closed, you missed something special.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband & I spent Thanksgiving in Georgetown, staying at the Latham so we just decided to have Thanksgiving dinner at Citronelle and I am so thankful we did-was beyond a doubt the best meal we have had in the U.S.. It was beyond memorable and we also had an opportunity to meet the chef-being a foodie I was ecstatic... More

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Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I had wanted to visit Citronelle for sometime. Finally, all the stars aligned and my wife and I appeared for a multicourse tasting menu with matched wines. Our expectations were at the level of Daniel or Le Bernardin. This sets the stage for what follows. The restaurant was busy even though we had a late reservation, potentially setting a nice... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I fell in love Mr. Michel Richard at the opening of his restaurant at the Revel casino in.Atlantic City. The menu was limited but offered much of the same as Citronelle in DC. Dined at the DC location several times since then. PRO: chicken nuggets are amazing apps, drinks strong and tasteful, chicken and mash will blow you away (has... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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222 reviews 222 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Food presentations are like works of art. Expensive, but worth every penny. The menu continually evolves, so there are always surprises that will satisfy all of your senses. In the heart of Georgetown....take a romantic stroll after diner.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The food was superbly prepared, creative, and varied. I really enjoyed my meal and will definitely return.

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Washington DC
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Everything is wonderful. Ok, It is expensive but worth it. The service is impeccable and the food innovative and exquisite. Parking is horrible - do valet. Come on, parking in Georgetown? Don't forget the bread - the waiter very kindly gave us some to take home because we loved it so. Definitely a place for a very special dinner -... More

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McLean, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Washington and environs is blessed with many good restaurants, and even a few excellent ones. But year in and year out, Michel Richard turns out the most interesting and appetizing plates from his kitchen. Unfortunately, the restaurant is currently closed because of some water damage issues. We look forward to returning as soon as it reopens.

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