The food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. Our server was exceptional. She made sure we had everything we needed but she didn't crowd us. Central has been added to our "date night" line up. We will most definitely dine here again. Only next time we make our reservation, we will be sure to indicate that we'd like to sit closer to the center of the restaurant.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit with new chefand Chef Leo is doing a great job. They had run out of snapper and substituted swordfish and it was great meal. The flavors were spot on. Matthew our server appeared to be fairly new, but he was certainly giving it his all. The hostess graciously accommodated my request to move to a side booth since I forgot to request that when I made the reservation. (A bit quieter and it's nice to be a step up and see what's going on across the room in the kitchen.)5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as alwaysTook my wife to dinner; our first date in nearly a year. It was her first time. Our server, Tim, was very attentive without crowding us. My wife ordered her filet medium-rare, then after several bites, decided she actually preferred it cooked medium. The kitchen not only cooked it more for her, but returned the plate with a fresh order of potatoes, green beans, and mushrooms. As other staff walked by, they would top off our glasses if needed. As always, the service, the staff, the ambiance, and especially the food, were excellent and made for a very enjoyable dining experience! Highly recommended!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Restaurant!I'm moving to Montgomery in a month, and was in the city in order to find a place to live. We stumbled upon this restaurant and were SO pleased with our experience. The ambiance is great, the service was outstanding and the food was superb. The prices were pretty reasonable - we had an appetizer, bottle of wine, two entrees and dessert, and (after tip), the bill was about $150. Central has a very interesting menu, and I will definitely be back. I'm moving from a major city that has great restaurant options, and I'm so happy I'll have a great go-to when I need a great food experience!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo good meals in a rowWe stopped by here on a Satruday evening and ate on the patio, with some good buskers playing a half-block away. The dinner dishes showed originality, local food sources, and sensible portions. We returned on Thursday to try two more dinner dishes, which were also superb. Montgomery does not have a lot of upscale, sit down restaurants. Central is a gem.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for dinner or lunchWe had a party of ten for dinner. The chef's table worked out great for this group size. All of the courses were excellent. The bourbon pecan pie was ridiculously good. Service was excellent throughout the night.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day brunchWhat a wonderful experience for my mom! Food was better than expected,service was excellent. I will be back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience. FoodGreat dining experience. Food was excelled only by the service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceWe had a great experience. We were celebrating our anniversary and thought it was the perfect spot. We had a great table for some privacy and yet were able to see the room and speak to those we recognized. The food was great and the service was top notch. Didn't feel like we were in Montgomery, felt like an upscale locals place in a large city.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood SnobI had a client in town from Virginia who had dined at another restaurant and she was totally disappointed in the service and food based on the price; she admits to being a food snob. Your restaurant was the only one for which she had positive comments. And our waiter was great; I believe his name was James.
Thanks.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Great food and service. The location is great downtown and the restaurant is very nice!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous dinnerGreat service from James and the food was outstanding. My guests from Michigan loved it.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA Very Happy Birthday ExperienceMy boyfriend and I went to Central for dinner to celebrate his birthday! The experience was GREAT! Our waiter was very friendly and gave us great service during the entire evening. The food was fabulous! Will plan to go there again soon!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always loved eatingI have always loved eating and taking out of town friends to Central because of the Ambiance... you don't feel like you're in Montgomery. The decor is stunning, the service has been mostly good, and downtown is a place to show off... I have always been confused and bothered by the waiter’s attire. It just seems so off from the mood and setting of the restaurant. I have always wanted them to be dressed in slacks, white shirt and skinny black tie, OR- let's be honest... anything other than jeans and a hoedown plaid shirt. It negates the beauty of the restaurant. I have found the food to be inconsistent. One person loving it whiles the other finding it nondescript. Calamari is PHENOMIANAL.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM#1 PICK IN MONTGOMERYThis is my new favaorite restaurant in Montgomery. The pork chop with local grits was to die for. Service outstanding - I dined two nights in a row and Courtney and Marlin took care of me. I love the Ambiance and decor. Outstanding restaurant - a must try if you are in the area.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience!Great dining experience! Nice atmosphere and little on the pricy side.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experience!Seasonally driven menu. Very knowledgeable wait staff. Food was excellent - fresh and well-seasoned! Can't wait to return!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a good meal at a veryHad a good meal at a very nice restaurant. Food is not quite traditional.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood variety on the menu.Good variety on the menu. All food well prepared and presented. Excellent service. Highly recomend for a special night out in Montgomery, AL.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time atThis was our second time at Central. It took about 15-20 minutes for a server to get to our table, but other than that our dining experience was great. It was the first night with a new menu, but our server answered all questions and the food was awesome.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAn OUTSTANDING night out forAn OUTSTANDING night out for my wife and myself; food and service was wonderful! We will be back.
David Holland3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVisiting Montgomery on ourVisiting Montgomery on our way to Florida for spring break ... looked on Yelp and Open Table for a great restaurant ... very happy to have come across Central. Located in an old building with great decor and vibe - waiters in jeans & plaid shirts, exposed brick and fabulous windows. We loved the menu and our waiter helped us pick excellent wines & dishes. The only disappointment was my son's mac & cheese side dish - not much flavor. We dined early so the noise level was very pleasant ... not sure what it would be like later in the evening. If we're ever in Montgomery again we'll go back for sure.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is amazingThis place is amazing! Hands down my favorite restaurant. I only visit AL a few times each year, but make it a point to return to Central.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thought Central was a fantasticWe thought Central was a fantastic restaurant, and will definitely go back if we are in Montgomery! The food was wonderful, atmosphere was fun and the restaurant is beautiful!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMManagement indifferenceI ordered a burger and fries. It was cooked well but was nothing interesting so thought it was WAY overpriced. My friend ordered a fish taco that was so full of small bones she had to send it back. The server was gracious but I thought management was remiss in not coming over to apologize to her.
Will not go back and will not recommend.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM