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“Best value at Revel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Central Michel Richard - CLOSED

Central Michel Richard
500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Fairfax, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best value at Revel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great food. Best value at the hotel. They even had a kids menu with several courses on it. Nothing fancy...just foods kids would like with a light gourmet twist. My picky 3 year old who almost NEVER eats anything when we're out LOVED the moist, light fried chicken strips and fries. The banana split dessert it came with was delicious (chose a mac and cheese side that was huge). The homemade vanilla ice cream it came with was out of this world and the portions were nearly adult sized. We went back the next day for brunch. We left belly-busting full both times and our servers were all wonderful. Two times we had two nice waitresses (pony-tailed blonde young ladies - unfortunately I am horrible with names) who were very accomodating and sweet - as was the support staff. My salmon dish was one of the best. Freshest fish ever with a blackened crust of breadcrumbs that was crispy and amazingly did not taste burnt at all. All on a bed of tender baby vegetables in a light black bean broth (latin black bean style - not asian black bean). My husband had their fish and chips. He can't really stand seafood except for very fresh shrimp or tuna. Decided to give it a shot but that means the fish has to be incredibly fresh as to not impart ANY fishy flavors. I know...weird, but he still wanted it. It was perfect. Portion was a little light on his dish. Three finger sized portions of battered fish with a small cup of fries. BUT, he agreed it was one of the best he'd had. My salmon cut was thick and satisfying. I am not into girly portions so was quite happy. For dessert we had a GIGANTIC napoleon in creme anglaise (vanilla bean creme sauce) and a creme brulee slice with fresh berries on top. Mango or passion fruit and berry sauce spoonfuls were spread around it. To be truthful, desserts were probably good, but we were SO SO full we barely go through half the napoleon and took the brulee back to our room but without a fridge, we had to throw it out the next morning. One dessert could probably be shared by 2-3 people. For all four of us with tax and tip came out to about $100. We returned the next morning for brunch. Adults had omelets with choice of 3 fillings. Kids had the same meal as the night before. The kids meals were $9 and our omelets were $10. Coffee $3 with refills - very good by the way. We left grotequely stuffed again. The omelet was bursting with my choice of veggie, meat, and cheese. Best part of my trip besides spending quality time with family.

Visited October 2012
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent in all respects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We had 8 dinners here and all were excellent. Food quality, prep and service was close to perfection. One service was just satisfactory. My only complaints are that (1) the prices are too high and (2) they are not participating in the Revel Dining promotion..

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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171 reviews 171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Visited Revel, during a recent AC trip. Made reservations at Central due to great reviews. Atmosphere is lacking but is made up for with great service and excellent food. I had fois gras, delicious. Served with toast, salad and small pickles and olives. As a main, I had the mussles in white wine- excellent
DH had clam chowder- It was filled with clams in the shell, veggies etc. You could taste the smoky bacon it was made with. He also had roast chicken w/garlic mash potatoes, which he said was very good.
I would definately return on my next visit to AC

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Delaware, USA
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Get the salmon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had the salmon with black bean sauce and short ribs with a side of ah-mazing frites! Food was top notch. Service was excellent. You will not go thirsty here as the water is constatnly refilled. Great location for people-watching. Highly recommend!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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chatham, NJ
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nosh or meal - your choice it's all wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This restaurant is situated in the new Revel Resort/casino in Atlantic City - it is clean, bright, and sleek, with a good wine selection and a great assortment of food. You can have a quick burger (although there is nothing QUICK about the selection you can make between beef, lamb, tuna, or chicken), feast on sea bass or salmon, or enjoy the chopped salad and some fish and chips (flaky batter done in house with perfectly done fish within)

The wines by the glass are not shabby either - choices for all.

And don't pass up dessert - the chocolate lava cake is outstanding!

(ooh i almost forgot - get the cheese puffs (gougeres? can't remember the spelling) for the table to start.... just heavenly...

the cost per person might seem a little high for some diners but you are in a resort in Atlantic City - not out on the street

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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