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“Not cheap but worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Michel Richard Citronelle - CLOSED

Michel Richard Citronelle
Price range: $40 - $75
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cross street: 30th Street
Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro
Description: Citronelle Restaurant in Washington DC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Not cheap but worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Exquisite service, creative food, amazing wine list. The only ' issue' is the place itself, a chef like Michel Richard deserves a nicer facility.

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VA
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Spectacular birthday dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

We went to Citronelle for my husband's birthday and the experience was spectacular from start to finish. I admit, I had very high expectations for this place but Citronelle managed to exceed each one. We were lucky enough to be blessed with a romantic table for two that had a view of the kitchen. Every course was phenomenal (we splurged and did the tasting menu), but the scallops, lobster burger, and short ribs really stood out, and the cheese course and snowman were absolutely fabulous. We also opted to get the wine pairing - we got one wine pairing and split it and the pours were spot-on and very generous, plenty for us to share and still drive home safely. Our service was excellent and they surprised my husband at the end with a "firecracker" to celebrate his birthday. An absolutely wonderful experience and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a splurge.

  • Visited February 2012
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EHT, NJ
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147 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

Flawless in every way. We enjoyed everything from start to finish.

  • Visited March 2011
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Thank vdas
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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great special occasion/foodie spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

Everything was first class, from the service, to the menu/wine list, and the delicious food. Very creative presentations with entertaining play on words. Our waiter was very helpful. This is a can't miss!

  • Visited July 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“FANCY SHMANCY!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

I have not been here for dinner, drinks only. The drinks are pricey but amazing. And if you love to people watch, you see the most interesting folks walk in. lots of suits and people in high places. I love it. You get a good flavor of DC here. Its a great date night (drinks before or after dinner). The service is excellent.

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