Central Michel Richard
Not as special as it used to be.
Excellent service (Katia) was our waitress. The food was delicious and as we came for restaurant week it was a great opportunity to try multiple items on the menu. The ambiance was very nice and all around a great evening. We were very well taken care of by our hostess and her hospitality was especially appreciated.
The food was awful. The service left a lot to be desired
A lovely visit for Restaurant Week! The fried chicken and waffles dish was absolutely divine!!!!
The food is very good, however I could hardly hear the person across from me without her shouting at me. To be fair, it was the last day of Restaurant Week, so I don't know what an average Sunday feels like.
Food was great and the ambiance was fine. Felt like our waitress and rest of the staff was hurrying us through our meal. In fact, my wife’s dinner was taken before she was finished. Slow down and allow your guests to have an unhurried opportunity to reconnect over fine food. Stop worrying about turning tables.
Dinner was spectacular ... ambiance is a little dated but clean and attractive. Great service and again the meal was simply delicious!!
The best food experience I have had in DC in over 2 years. Service was really slow and lacked detail however the manager was really observant and was quick to action. I appreciated it as we felt slighted but she more than made up for that. A+ for turning our evening around.
Excellent time with good friends
food and service are consistently good.....reasonably priced. our go to restaurant for casual dining.
Great food and service. Our family e joyed the dining experoence.
Despite having lived in DC for quite a while, this was actually my first time at Central. I heard wonderful things and it did not disappoint. The food was fine (we went during DCRW) but the service was the standout of the experience.
The food and service were fine. The people at the next table (4 top) were so loud, and one woman's shrieking
cackle ruined my meal , and I am slightly deaf.
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The food was delicious; the service prompt and pleasant; always a pleasure to visit this restaurant
The food was delicious. I will recommend this restaurant to others.
Our server was very friendly but somewhat inattentive. The food was mediocre.
The service was exceptional! From the hostess to the manager, they made us feel like we were VIPs and the only ones there!
Good food and nice atmosphere.
Food and service were great! Would definitely return. Fried chicken, beet salad and Crème brûlée were the highlights!
Central consistently delivers great food. The restaurant week menu was terrific and great value. We ordered one regular menu item as well. The service was terrific-our server made great suggestions and was very attentive.
The noise level is robust but it’s a great place for lunch or dinner.
Went for restaurant week. Generous amount of really good food for all three courses. Would come back to try other items even outside restaurant week. Would recommend to friends and family.
Excellent service and attention to detail. Menu Options and food very good.
The perfect time to go to Central is during Washington Restaurant Week. If you love fried chicken and mashed potatoes, this is the place to go.
The gougeres were a fabulous start-almost lighter than air. Salmon and rotisserie chicken were both outstanding, and we shared a decadent chocolate mousse to end the evening. Superb service as well.
Restaurant Week is usually a nightmare, but Central had it down to a science. Solid menu to choose from, timely and efficient. The servers were fine, but the standout was the manager Boris, who exemplified gracious hospitality. He clearly cared about every step of our dining experience and went above and beyond to make sure that we were enjoying ourselves. I will definitely be back, and very soon. Thanks, Boris!
Great fun, great service and good food. The personal attention was unexpected and great!
I love this restaurant. The menu is great and the “hook” of traditional American fare prepared by a French chef unique.
I would recommend it.
Great value with restaurant week lunch!
Perfect meal in every respect.
Food was delicious, service was prompt, professional, and friendly. Great value for the quality you get.
The fried chicken and rotisserie was outstanding! The snowman dessert for our anniversary was complimentary from the management that was superb! 4 instead of 5 because of the ambience that was a little too loud. Our waiter was rather uninformative when my husband asked about the Osso Bucco. He read him the description on the menu and nothing else. He did not expand on it or at least say that he would ask the Chef.
We will return!
From the moment we were shown to our seats, the excitement of the culinary delight before us was evident through everyone who greeted us - the person pouring the water and serving the bread to our server, the manager, and the head chef himself. You could tell it was a special place with special food and a huge legacy to continue. And the food was exciting and exceptional, as always, fulfilling the legacy of one of our favorite chefs, Chef Michel. Thank you for this wonderful culinary experience.
Good food. Service a bit slow . Some drinks were not available from the bar . Overall a good meal but a bit pricy .
Wonderful experience and great food! Service was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant. As a solo diner, I was never overlooked.
Host/Manager was very pleasant. Wait Staff was Rude, slightly abrupt. I noticed our Server was visibly displeased when we did not order from the wine list, which we ended up with another server taking care of us for the 2nd Half of dinner. Presentation of food was great, but extremely Salted all around. Great food should be well-seasoned, not over seasoned. Seating was near kitchen which was of no issue, but their service area where food is put out contained garbage such as empty water bottles and empty gatorade bottles. Love the concept of an open kitchen, but is not visually pleasing compared to other options available in the area.
Excellent drink optiond, great fried chicken, very tasty steak tartare, delightful deconstructed lemon meringue pie dessert , and great service, but ... the crabcakes were not good. Don’t normally write reviews. Wrote this one only because I like this place and would go there more often if it had better crabcakes!
No matter how busy they are the team at Central always makes me feel at home. And whenever possible they put me at one of the back tables because they know it makes it easier for me to hear.
One of my all-time favorite dining experiences :-)
Thanks, Peter Prowity
Fabulous experience and tasty food!
We use to love going to Central and even hosted my husband's 40th birthday there many years ago. This was our first time back in a while, and unfortunately I was disappointed. The bread and french fries were great as always, and the appetizer special beet carpaccio was also good. However, the main entrees were a bit of a miss. The filet mignon was overcooked and the salmon was undercooked, and the branzino was described as a "whole fish" but was just a filet and was nothing special. We're sad that one of our old favorite restaurants seems to have changed.
Service was excellent!!