Chef Michel Richard’s Award Winning Cuisine in Washington D.C.

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Delicious Dining from Michel Richard Citronelle

If you happen to be in the D.C. area this week, and I know many of you are, I suggest you fit some pleasurable time in with you and your palate and head over to one of acclaimed chef Michel Richard’s award winning restaurants.

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Central Michel Richard Interior Space

Coveted dinner reservations may be limited for this historic inauguration week at the upscale Michel Richard Citronelle or the more contemporary, Central Michel Richard, but if you weren’t lucky or prepared enough to score a resi, I suggest you venture in to Central Michel Richard for lunch or drop in for a fabulous glass of vino from their incredible selection accompanied by some of Chef Richard’s sumptuous cuisine. If cocktails are more your speed, you can enjoy one of Central’s creative cocktails including a Velvet Mojito (Bacardi Rum, Velvet Falernum, fresh mint, fresh lime) or a Ginger Daquiri (Neisson Rum, Agricole, Creme de Gigembre, fresh lime juice, ginger syrup).


Michel Richard’s Lobster Burger

The room at Central Michel Richard is sleek and stylish. The food is tantalizing and combines well known American favorites with a french touch. Mouth watering items include Tartare of Filet Mignon and French Fries, Fried Chicken with Mustard Sauce, or a Lobster Burger. Don’t forget the savory side selections which include Creamed Spinach, Macaroni and Cheese, or Brussel Sprouts with Beacon. Be sure to save room for a decadent dessert which may include a Chocolate Lava Cake ala Mode or a Banana Split.


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 Central executive chef Cedric Maupillier &  Michel Richard

With over 40 years of culinary experience, Chef Michel Richard has definitely earned his well deserved accolades. Mentions for Michel Richard Citronelle include Goumet Magazine’s Top 20 Restaurants in the United States award in both 2001 and 2006 and Best New Restaurant 2008 for Central Michel Richard by the prestigious James Beard Foundation.

Central Michel Richard (Contemporary, Elegant Hot Spot)
Open for Lunch (M-F) & Dinner (Everyday)
1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 626-0015
For Online Reservations, visit here

Michel Richard Citronelle (Fine Dining, Jackets Required for Men)
Open for Dinner Nightly
3000 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

(202) 625-2150
For Online Reservations, visit here


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  1. Jill B
    19/01/2009 / 8:27 pm

    I look forward to trying Michel Richard’s cooking. I am not in Washington D.C. this week, but this will be on my must do list when I next visit DC. Looks delicious!

  2. Shadi M
    19/01/2009 / 8:54 pm

    The presentation of his food is amazing and that lobster buger looks so delicious. Wish I could magically appear there for lunch right now.

  3. JellllieB
    19/01/2009 / 11:12 pm

    like the tic tac toe fries 🙂

  4. John
    20/01/2009 / 11:14 am

    My mouth is watering looking at that lobster burger!!!! BTW, are there any steak houses you would recommend in Washington D.C. I may be going there next month.


  5. 20/01/2009 / 1:54 pm

    Nice write up. I live in DC and Central is a favorite of ours. The lobster burger has been my favorite dish since they opened but I think it’s time I spread my wings a little wider. Next time you visit you should check out Komi. It is hands down the best restaurant in DC (sorry Richard).

  6. Mika
    20/01/2009 / 4:36 pm

    Thank you for the comments. Always love hearing from you all!

    John-if you like steak, definitely check out Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel.

    Elizabeth- next time I am in D.C., I will be sure to check out Komi.


  7. John
    15/03/2010 / 12:19 pm

    My mouth is watering looking at that lobster burger!!!! BTW, are there any steak houses you would recommend in Washington D.C. I may be going there next month.

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