Accolades

  • Outstanding Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Restaurant (Central)
    James Beard Foundation
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in DC

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Chef Mike Isabella reviews Banana split at Central Michel Richard
$$$ | French/Belgian, | Modern, | Traditional, | American
Downtown
1 Review
"This dessert brings me back to childhood. Central takes this simple dessert and executes it to the highest level, from the ice creams to the sauces to the toppings. It all comes together in a grown-up way."
Chef Eric Ziebold reviews Faux gras at Central Michel Richard
$$$ | French/Belgian, | Modern, | Traditional, | American
Downtown
1 Review
"Michel Richard's James Beard Award-winning restaurant hasn't taken this off the menu since they opened. It's chicken liver mousse that's light, airy, and decadent."
Chef Bryan Voltaggio reviews Tartare of filet mignon & French fries at Central Michel Richard
$$$ | French/Belgian, | Modern, | Traditional, | American
Downtown
1 Review
"I love the steak tartare here. There is nothing better than raw meat and crispy fried potatoes. It's best consumed at the bar."
Chef Matt Baker reviews Fried chicken nuggets at Central Michel Richard
$$$ | French/Belgian, | Modern, | Traditional, | American
Downtown
1 Review
"It's amazing what this man can do with chicken. Perfectly battered and fried, these seasoned and delicious balls of goodness are super crispy and quickly devoured. They are also served with a creamy, horseradish/mustard dipping sauce. You'll be the annoying person at the bar asking for two more sauces and a full order to go! Editor's note: this is a special item offered occasionally."