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Central Michel Richard, Washington, DC

Central Michel Richard

4.6
4.6
7515 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Michel Richard's modern American brasserie and winner of the 2008 James Beard award for best new restaurant. Central is Michel's tribute to great American cuisine, both modern and classic, with a French accent known for our award winning fried chicken & decadent desserts. A vibrant happy hour with a great wine list, beer & cocktail menu, Central offers a lunch & dinner 3 course prix-fixe menu. Located on the corner of 11 St. & Pennsylvania Ave NW , walking distance to the White House, Theatres, Capitol One Arena, The National Mall & Monuments. Private dining for up to 16 guest, semi-private for 20 guest, & private events for up to 200.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, French, Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 626-0015
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    David Barigault
  • Catering
    Order online for pick up only.
  • Private party facilities
    Join us at Central Michel Richard for your next business meeting or special occasion. Our private dining rooms or regular reservation are available for lunch and dinner In addition we have a semi-private dining area that can seat up to 35 guest. Accommodations available for up to 200 people as a buyout, we look forward to hosting your event.
  • Private party contact
    pdr@centralmichelrichard.com: (202) 626-0015
  • Neighborhood
    Penn Quarter
  • Cross street
    Corner of 11th Street &amp; Pennsylvania Ave NW<br />Across Waldorf Astoria
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Walking distance from Archives/Navy Memorial, Federal Triangle, or Metro Center
  • Entertainment
    Join us @CentralMR for event and entertainment updates.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,515 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

7,515 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, nice seating, tasty food - very pleased

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  2. SimlyGerry

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    After many wonderful meals here, this recent visit was a major disappointment. The food was lukewarm and bland, and swimming in oil. Service was very cold and lacked interest. The restaurant was less than half full. Would no longer recommend it

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food & service was great. We were near the front door, which doesn’t have great ambiance, otherwise I would give it 5 stars.

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  4. ROBERTD

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food, and a great bistro-type option downtown. A go-to. Can't resist the Tartare. Friendly service as well.

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  5. winelover

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great restaurant near downtown - good for pre-theater or just a good meal with friends. Food is consistent and service is very good.

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  6. MichelleG

    Nashville

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food was delicious. Hospitable and very nice vibe. We had a wonderful experience and didn’t feel at all rushed as we caught up with old friends.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice service and delicious food , great’s cocktails and wine ,

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  8. BrianC

    Washington DC

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great. The wait staff always provides excellent hospitality.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and environment was stellar. I wasn’t in love with my bolognese but probably because I’m spoiled by my dad’s amazing bolognese and can’t eat it anywhere else! :) all other food was awesome

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  10. Jennifer

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Central had fallen off our radar and I am super excited to have it back in rotation. Our dinner was stellar. Service was top notch. The place was hopping. Can’t wait to go back. Everything was delicious.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Central Michel Richard using the Order Online button. Central Michel Richard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 626-0015.

Central Michel Richard is rated 4.6 stars by 7515 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of 11th Street &amp; Pennsylvania Ave NW<br />Across Waldorf Astoria
  • Neighborhood
    Penn Quarter
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, French, Contemporary French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Walking distance from Archives/Navy Memorial, Federal Triangle, or Metro Center
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Barigault
  • Entertainment
    Join us @CentralMR for event and entertainment updates.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 626-0015
  • Catering
    Order online for pick up only.
  • Private party facilities
    Join us at Central Michel Richard for your next business meeting or special occasion. Our private dining rooms or regular reservation are available for lunch and dinner In addition we have a semi-private dining area that can seat up to 35 guest. Accommodations available for up to 200 people as a buyout, we look forward to hosting your event.
  • Private party contact
    pdr@centralmichelrichard.com: (202) 626-0015
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