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“Very fun experience. The seats by the kitchen are very cool --like watching a show at dinner.”

Central Michel Richard
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Ranked #40 of 3,229 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 11th
Transit: walk from Archives/Navy Memorial, Federal Triangle, or Metro Center
Description: Central Michel Richard Restaurant in Washington DC.
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“Very fun experience. The seats by the kitchen are very cool --like watching a show at dinner.”
Reviewed January 2, 2008

Very fun experience. The seats by the kitchen are very cool --like watching a show at dinner.

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“Prefer the bar seating and light bites over a full meal - fun/posh bar.”
Reviewed January 2, 2008

Prefer the bar seating and light bites over a full meal - fun/posh bar.

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“KitKat Bar for Dessert - a must try!”
Reviewed January 1, 2008

KitKat Bar for Dessert - a must try!

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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Brussel sprouts to die for!”
Reviewed December 31, 2007

They obligingly managed to fit our tourist family of 3 in without a reservation at 8pm on 23rd December when the place was packed. Service was good and the menu eclectic. Our favourites were the duck with spaetzle, cheese gougere, and the brussel sprouts which were mouthwatering. The Kit Kat bar and chocolate mousse definitely hit the spot too. The decor is modern but comfortable. Price wise we thought it similar to LA where we live. It would fast become a favourite place to eat if we lived in DC.

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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Everything on the menu is divine and we are picky picky pickey”
Reviewed December 30, 2007

We go back again and again.
Not huge fans of Citronelle, but Michelle Richard makes HUGE strides in this new, modern bistro. Every single menu item is great. The bar is busy and interesting and the wait staff is welcoming. The tuna burger is to die for! We will go back until we are banned! I cannot say enough!
We founf=d the bartenders initially to be a little too full of themselves, but Michelle must have gotton the word and made changes. We have been impressed with professional and friendly wait staff since.

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