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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
11:30 PM
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Central

4.6
1119 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Central, located in the heart of Montgomery’s Downtown entertainment district, is a true American restaurant highlighting local and seasonal ingredients. This locally owned gem offers wood-fired dishes in an 1890’s warehouse space boasting exposed brick, flickering gas lanterns and a bustling open kitchen. In the main dining room, 16 foot ceilings, spectacular overhead lighting, a central bar comprised of reclaimed wood all overlook Montgomery’s downtown alley.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
BAR: 4:00pm-until Monday-Saturday
DINNER: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Monday-Thursday
5:30pm - 11:00pm Friday-Saturday
LUNCH: 11:00am - 2:00pm Monday-Friday
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Phone number
(334) 517-1155
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tallapoosa St
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Parking details
Street parking, city parking decks nearby. Complimentary valet parking at dinner.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1119 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great service! Marvelous cuisine! Would highly recommend!

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vipTraveler (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

One of my local favorites. Fresh, local menu changes seasonally, but you can't beat their filet - it's the best!

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Amberly 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The dinner was very enjoyable. The service by the waitress was good, but I wouldn't say outstanding. A few times the glasses got pretty close to empty before they were refilled and more than once, they were refilled by someone other than her. The food was excellent, with the exception of the broccolini which was a little bland. Other than that, the food was incredible. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We enjoyed this place! Great food! Service was ok. For the type of restaurant and the price, I expected a lil more attentiveness. However, the food is simply amazing!

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TerryM 
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I really enjoyed my night it was very cozy and quiet .. And the food was awesome .. The only problem I had was that they overcharged me ...the waitress came back and said it was resolved but I still got over charged looked at statement and for sure that's what happen ..I plan on calling tho to get it resolved

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food. Brussels sprouts are out of this world!

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Greg (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

My wife and I ate at Central for the first time on Valentine's Day. Both of us had the same reaction. Their website and menu were both misleading. The website shows an elegant room with table cloths and upholstered chairs. Actually, it was more like a sports bar. No table cloths and the chairs were metal. I had the Orange Duck. The menu described it as "Duck breast ala orange, beet, sweet potato, brussel sprouts, orange infused." It came with three leaves of brussel sprouts (yes that's leaves not actual sprouts) and six dime size slices of sweet potato. When I questioned the waitress, she said well the Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are garnish not sides. That's fine but the menu made it appear as if they were sides - both by the description and the price ($38.00). Ended up ordering a so-so side to go with the meat. We also had their banana nut bread dessert, described as "banana custard pudding, bruleed bananas, candied pecans". The chef must not be able to count higher than 3 because there were literally 3 small slices of banana, a teaspoon of what I guess was the custard pudding (there wasn't enough of it to taste) and dusted with what I guess was a powdered nut of some type. I like my desserts and was very disappointed with this plain banana bread ($8). In all honesty, I've had better banana bread from the grocery store. It was all cooked OK, just very misleading in the description.

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Wesley (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was great, all in all. However, when my server brought out my water, there were floating dirt/food particles in it. I requested another glass. Also, my filet mignon was over cooked and WAY too salty (what’s up with that?). The potatoes were the best part of the meal, but you can’t go wrong with potatoes, really. At any rate, the service was great. The food...mediocre. Maybe it was a bad night in the kitchen, I don’t know. Not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

My wife’s birthday and Valentine’s Day was the next day.

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RichardH (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Made reservations for an early Valentine's dinner on February 10. Staff members we're very accommodating during the reservation process as I asked to have flowers delivered ahead of time. The flowers were on the table when we arrived and the food was excellent! Great service too! Overall a wonderful evening.

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firstime01 (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

It's a great place to bring your wife. Kinda expensive for just a date. Perfect for your wife. Our food description didn't sound good, but when it came to the table. It was off the chain. Really great service and food.

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vipFoodie101 (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This was our first visit and I must say we were very impressed. Service to food was top notch . The brussel sprouts were amazing and the chef donut was the perfect amount of sweet to finish off the meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food great service.

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Erich (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent the best steak I have had in a long time cooked to perfection
All in the business group were extremely pleased
Great spot

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Everything was lovely. Had out of town company and they were very impressed.

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Bwood (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This was a third visit to Central for my husband and me having traveled to Montgomery yearly for the last 3 years to watch our son play ball. Each time we have enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere that still felt fun vibrant and current. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine and had plenty of time to drink it. Never felt rushed to order. Shared the Brussel sprout salad as a starter-very tasty and healthy to boot. We both ordered the Bricken chicken which was very flavorful and very much a comfort food -perfect for a chilly early February night. Highly recommend this jewel of a restaurant.

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JoshuaA (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our second trip to Central. The food and service were very good both times. My problem is with the cost. For two people to have a drink and dinner, $175 Including tip is too steep. The issue this time was we skipped an appetizer, but were offered salads when we ordered entrees. We said yes. A brussell sprout salad was $10 and a normal beet salad was $16. So we got upsold for $26 of salads. I had a feeling that we'd get charged something, but the full price seems excessive. Again, the food is great. The service is great. Cost is just too high to make it a regular stop.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Went to Central with a group of 15. They had the reservations correct, the service was wonderful and the food and drinks were all excellent. Our group will go there again.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

This is one of my favorite local restaurants, and I always enjoy eating here. The only issue I had on this visit was a little disappointment with the charcuterie board. The cheese was great, the meat and fruit was poor.

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Michelle (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We eat here atleast 4 times a month the only thing I would love for them to get is White zinfandel wine!!!

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