Central Michel Richard

Top choice american in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Michel Richard was one of Washington's first star chefs. He died in 2016, but his namesake Central blazes onward. It's a special dining experience, eating in a four-star bistro where the food is old-school, comfort-food favorites with a twist: perhaps lobster burgers, a sinfully complex meatloaf, or fried chicken that redefines what fried chicken can be.

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