Central Michel Richard

Restaurants, American Penn Quarter
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Central Michel Richard
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You can see why Michel Richard’s effusive Pennsylvania Avenue brasserie wins raves. The playful menu fuses American and French classics with Richard’s signature whimsy. There’s "faux" gras (made from chicken liver not foie gras), a towering lobster burger, a spin on fried chicken, and a monstrous banana split sure to attract any nearby spoon.


Venue name: Central Michel Richard
Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Between 10th & 11th Streets
Washington, DC

Opening hours: 11.30am–2.30pm, 5–10.30pm Mon–Thur; 11.30am–2.30pm, 5–11pm Fri; 5–11pm Sat; 5–9.30pm Sun
Transport: Federal Triangle Metro
Price: Main courses $18–$32

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Amy Cavanaugh

A Washington institution, Central serves one of the best, most decadent dishes in the city—the lobster burger.