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White House/Downtown


1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC, 20004, United States
TEL: (202) 626-0015

At his restaurant Central, chef Michel Richard creates traditional American fare with a French flair. Located between The White House and The Capitol in Penn Quarter, Central boasts earth-toned hues; light woods, marble and glass surfaces; and unique touches like see-through meat locker and colorfully lit, cut glass enclosed wine cellars. Chef Richard prepares dishes like the chicken and lemon burger and hangar steak au poivre with onion carbonara. The expansive four-page wine list spans the globe and includes both old and new world selections.

Insider Tip:

If you want to learn to cook like chef Richard, pick up his book, Happy in the Kitchen.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Dress Code
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Parking Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Private Room Available

Cuisine Type:: American Nouveau


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