Central Michel Richard
Tater Tot Cubes, Chipotle Aioli
French Onion Soup
Lovely evening dining outdoors. Good food, very attentive service. What could be better?
The turkey dinner for Thanksgiving was as great as ever. Thank you for keeping up my favorite restaurant in DC after so many years.
This is our favorite restaurant. Isabelle is a brilliant manager. The staff is top notch as is the food. This has continued even through Covid. Thanks to you all!
Our server was absolutely amazing. She was candid and helpful. You simply must try the fried chicken. It's wonderful.
As good as it has always been. It is not very crowded due to Covid, so even better.
It was a birthday dinner and was as great as I could’ve expected!
Sat on the patio for dinner. Food and service was good. The only thing missing was propane in the heaters. On oversight and they said they’ll stock up. I’m looking forward to going back during the winter months knowing it’s a safe place to dine outdoors.
As always, Central delivers. Not only is the service excellent but the food of course is outstanding. My husband and I go to Central at least once a week and we have never had a bad experience. Actually ever single experience has been wonderful.
The goat cheese salad, salmon, steak frite chicken schnitzel are our go to meals and we love it! The desserts are delicious too.
A must go restaurant. Isabelle and Boris will make you feel at home.
Our first restaurant meal since the pandemic began, and it truly seems like years. We chose outdoor seating and it was perfect. Tables spaced appropriately, all service people wearing gloves and masks - we felt safe and were able to enjoy a wonderful meal. The food at Central is as wonderful as always - so glad to be there on a beautiful day.
we had a wonderful time and the foo was wonderful---Isabella was was so welcoming--I highly recommend this experience to everyone
Awesome experience! Best gnocchi I have ever had.
Always a great experience!
Always amazing here and the service is impeccable. Best fried chicken. Thank you to Isabelle and the team!
Central delivers consistent and delicious dinners every time. The presentation is fun and the flavors delight. We enjoyed the starter Cheese Puffs to the unique dessert, Lemon Egg-ceptional. The waiter Chris was pleasant and helpful even when it started to drizzle. It is one of my top 10 favorite restaurants in DC. High quality food, friendly service and enjoyable atmosphere.
Dining at Central Michel Richard is like dining at a French cafe or dining at the home of a friend. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. The wine choices are excellent and Isabelle is delighted to introduce guests to new French wines. The staff is efficient and service is great. It is one of my favorite "go-to" restaurants when I need a stress break.
The fried chicken is excellent. I’ve tried other meals, and they were good as well.
Wonderfu!! Come to N.J.!
The service was super friendly and both our servers Isabelle and Boris (I hope I got their names correct) were very knowledgeable. The way they interacted with both us and the guests around us made the night even more special. The menu/food was simple and approachable yet done very well. I would recommend for anyone looking for wholesome food with great service!
Central never disappoints with its excellent service, consistently delicious food and genuine and professional staff. We choose to dine here over and over again for these reasons.
Such a refreshing brunch. Everything was amazing and felt very safe dining indoors.
Two of the main menu items were not available due to deliver problems - so that much we need to understand during the COVID disruption to restaurants and food services. But, we took a downward turn from there - the main course salad was not only dressed ... but "soaked" in green goddess dressing ... and the kale salad was more kale stems than kale leaves. Topped with salmon (farmed) that was nicely prepared. This is a good restaurant, and deserves support - but we should expect better. Chef Michel would have been disappointed.
Central was lovely, service was great. Construction on building next door made outside dining a bit difficult, but not a reflection on the restaurant.
Central did an excellent job providing a good meal in a safe environment. We were seated outside with plenty of space between tables. The waiters were friendly and solicitous but not overbearing. Though the menu is smaller than in the past, there were still plenty of options. Each member of the party ordered a different meal and we were all very satisfied. These are difficult times and Central is meeting the challenge.
The outdoor space is nice, but the service was spotty. For those prices, i expect a table cloth...
Food was excellent in a elegant yet casual atmosphere. Service was excellent.
Have been thinking about the fried chicken for way too long! Was delicious as usual! Good service. Sat outside on a nice evening.
Back to it's old standard after the break and maybe better. Somehow the mashed potatoes seemed to have more butter than before - more than seems humanly possible in the best way. Missing an appetizer or two I used to enjoy, but 95% of what was there is back and on point.
I reserved an outdoor seating for 7pm on Saturday night at this fine establishment due to covid. When we arrived, it was a bit chilly, but the hostess/proprietor was very amenable and offered my wife and I a lovely table inside that was appropriately distanced from other diners.
The occasion was my wife's birthday, and we were treated to complimentary champagne to toast the evening!
The food was delectable, and the service was impeccable. To cap the night, we were treated to the most extravagant rendering of the napoleon desert I have ever seen!
I would highly recommend this fine establishment, and I'm sure to revisit.
Reliably delicious! The crème brûlée is unreal.
It was great. I missed the golden beet salad. But I understand.
So wonderful to have them back! Always a great experience here and that hasn’t changed. The service and friendliness of the team can’t be beat.
We went to the restaurant to find that it had closed for the summer. No one told us that we now had a reservation for a restaurant that wa shut down fo at least the next 8 weeks.
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.
Central Michel Richard does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Central Michel Richard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 626-0015.
Central Michel Richard is rated 4.5 stars by 7401 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.