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Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2505
+1 202-626-0015
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“cheese puffs” (87 reviews)
“fried chicken” (182 reviews)
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French, American, International, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2505
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We follows ratings from others and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was average to a bit noisy, but the quality of food was incredible. If you want a casual location and great food , this is the one! Save room for desert...

Thank Bruce_and_Valerie
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were visiting a friend in Alexandria. We had show tickets and needed a place to grab a quick dinner before the performance. Our friend had suggested Central based on a recommendation from friends of hers. A great suggestion! Lots of menu...More

Thank El-Cholestero
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us meet for Sunday Brunch last week. Everyone enjoyed everything we ordered. The bread was very fresh and warm, nice touch, the Gazpacho was original and outstanding. The size of the meals were surprising large and very filling. We had Avocado Toad, Shrimp...More

Thank B R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this place multiple times, and the food is great at any time, but the brunch is a knock out and very budget friendly. For 28$ you get a starter, entree, and dessert. You can do a starter like a salad, or burrata...More

Thank Ellen28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day at the National Mall, this restaurant was a great find to cap off a busy day. The ambiance was very interesting with bright colors, hardwood floors. Host was very friendly and came back quickly to ask if we wanted to order...More

1  Thank Andy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked in with very high expectations, and I wasn't disappointed. I had read the reviews, and write ups in the local newspapers. We didn't know how popular it was until we tried to make reservations. We ended up with a Sunday evening reservation, but...More

1  Thank KarenV87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had passed this restaurant on our Segway tour and came back for dinner The restaurant was well laid out and the selection of choice interesting if a little causal I had the southern chicken which was extremely rich, moist and tasty My wife loved her...More

Thank Collin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

High end french fare, large bar area, exquisite menu, prompt friendly service, desserts to die for if ate too many. Decent liquor selection but more wines. Max to table was eight, limits as fair to hold big crowd, but it worked as we had entire...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've heard the food here is really good but unfortunately we were treated so badly that we left within two minutes of walking in the building. It was a beautiful day so we asked to be seated outside. The hostess clicked her computer, looked at...More

Thank Jonie M
Reviewed May 11, 2018

For a consistent Washingtonian "Top 100" restaurant, I was a bit underwhelmed. My partner and I arrived for an early (6PM) dinner during the week. At that hour, the restaurant we pretty empty. We were seated immediately. The inside seating area was very bland and...More

1  Thank ZMurphy2
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Delores Z
December 15, 2016|
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Response from SandyG20815 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how fast you walk - 10 minutes max.
October 29, 2016|
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Response from ThomasG82 | Reviewed this property |
Brunch, as well as pre and post theater. More details on the website. Worth the visit!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2505
  • Public Transportation: walk from Archives/Navy Memorial, Federal Triangle, or Metro Center
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-626-0015
  • E-mail
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