Central Michel Richard
Butternut Squash, Apple, Broccolini
Ahi Tuna Burger
It was great like usual.
Isabelle was awesome! It was as a friends birthday! Everything was excellent!
Always the best in every regard.
The waitress needs to wear her mask correctly.
Isabelle is wonderful
Our party of 3 were seated outdoors as requested despite the threat of further pop-up storms on this June 27 evening. The staff towelled down the chairs and table perfectly before we sat down. Wine options were limited but the suggestions were helpful. Every dish was up to the usual high standards: steak/frite, yellow tomato gazpacho, broccolini, halibut and mussels with fries. When dessert arrived, we were served three different ones, although we had ordered only two, and then our waiter told us that the desserts were all on the house. Couldn't have been a finer end to an excellent meal.
It was great! We celebrated a birthday there and the staff was so nice! Especially Isabella (manager)!!
I gave an outstanding rating because the Lemon Eggceptional dessert was amazing! I started off with the “Cheese Puffs” and did not care for them at all...I was really expecting a decadent cheese flavor and it tasted only like a puff pastry, which isn’t my favorite. The coffee and dessert made up for it. I had only planned on getting a couple of side items and a dessert because I didn’t want a full meal. Next time I’ll try one of the main dishes, even in their shortened patio menu.
The restaurant was not open when I arrived. Just leaving this review because I don't see anywhere else to provide this feedback. I am happy to remove this review once the restaurant's availability is accurately shown on OpenTable.
made a reservation for last Saturday for outdoor dining. Showed up and they were closed. Never got an email or phone call giving me a heads up. If you’re closed due to the protests or covid-19, please make that known so people aren’t making reservations for a restaurant that is not open.
Patio seating only , limited staff limited the services like mixed drinks from the bar. Limited menu, food was great , service was attentive. Protest march made for interesting dinner entertainment. But proud to see folks standing up for the much needed change in our country.
Great food great staff and great atmosphere!
I am so glad my husband and I decided to eat lunch here. The outdoor patio was lovely as was the service and the food. Best mussels I've ever had as well as delicious fried chicken, lobster hamburger, and Kit Kat ice cream. We will be back..a lot!
My husband and I went for our anniversary on the first night dc restaurants opened for outdoor seating. They immediately seated us outside and far enough away from all other guests that we had no concerns. Our waiter wore a mask and in the midst of everything they’ve gone through, they gave us a free bottle of champagne for our anniversary. Food was delicious and appreciated the service for our first night out in months!
Fantastic food, amazing service. This place has not lost its edge. Absolutely fantastic.
Excellent food and service. I've been many times over the years and I think this was the fastest we got our food. The food was delicious as always and reasonably priced considering the quality
I haven't eaten at Central in more than a year. The food was subpar. Fries were cold; salad was limp; fried fish as not crisp batter.
Dinner was absolutely delightful. I think I may have asked for a spot tucked away and we were led directly to a table towards the back with a gap and a post between it and next two top with banquet on one side. Enables watching other diners and in a big mirror, the hustle, bustle and amazing orchestration - choreography - that is a kitchen producing delight, delicious, and visually lovely food. Staff was attentive, pleasant, and professional - perfect! The food and drink were wonderful. My husband did order the Birthday special that was available and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hadn't been in a while, but now looking forward to going back again. Thank you, Central Michel Richard, for a thoroughly enjoyable dinner!
Every time I eat at Central I wish I ate there more often. A wonderful meal and experience each time.
Four of us had a terrific preconcert dinner. the food, wine and service were really good. We hope to return very soon,
Best French food in DC
The manager, a gorgeous French woman named Isabelle, was so helpful & knowledgeable about the food and wine. She is an asset to this restaurant & my company will always hold business meals here !
Excellent service prior to a show at the National Theater. Very loud which made conversation challenging. Faux Gras & Country Pate was excellent, a couple of us enjoyed the filet mignon , our vegetarian enjoyed the mac and cheese.
Great restaurant! Entrees are a little heavy on the oil but so delicious!
The food was delicious. The service was professional but slow, reminding me of my last visit. Additionally, my companion was hit by an ice cube that a patron threw at her husband (and missed). No one apologized until I called it to the attention of the man who was serving them. I found that surprising. The restaurant was boisterous and loud, more that what I would call energetic.
The most delicious mashed potatoes I’ve ever had! Brussel sprouts cooked perfectly!
We go here every time we’re in DC once a year sometimes even twice a year. I enjoyed my Osso Bucco but five of our guest ordered their usual fried chicken and they all seemed to say it wasn’t as great as it normally is. The mashed potatoes were great but the chicken wasn’t. Also couple of our guys ordered the Filet but they weren’t too impressed but then again they’re from Texas so their standards might be higher then the norm lol. We did enjoy the oysters, Kit Kat bar and drinks! Till next year...
This visit to Central was excellent as usual - always enjoy it but I have to say that I was really blown away by the mashed potatoes that are made with cream cheese and the dessert was like nothing else. The banana split is not what you would expect - it takes that tradition up 10 levels. The best ever!!
Food is reliable, but the noise level interferes with the experience.
Central was perfect as always. The Sunday brunch was delicious. The pancake was the best I've ever had. The fried chicken eggs benedict was awesome, as was the lava cake for dessert. I'll be back!
Our first visit to Central. We had 4 different dishes, all excellent: fried chicken, bouillabaisse, scallops & salmon. Plus delicious mushrooms. Service was great, & we got out in time for theater. Valet parking was helpful. We will be back!
Fried chicken the best - large portion.
We started with the charcuterie tower which was HUGE! Definitely good to share with at least four people. The fried chicken was tremendous, but what really made it to die for were the garlic mashed potatoes.
We love it here. The food and service is consistently excellent!
This place is really overrated. First off, the dining atmosphere is casual, and the dining room is very loud. Second, the service is indifferent, and sometimes just rude. Certainly not fine dining, but with fine dining prices. Food is average up and down the menu. It’s the kind of place that people want to go to for the name—but overall it’s a dud.
My dining experience was great. The food, service and venue was lovely.