Dining At Central In Washington DC

A little while back I ate at Citronelle, which was rated the #1 restaurant in Washington DC. This time around, we headed over to Central, which is also owned by Michel Richard, and is rated the #4 restaurant in Washington DC. The idea behind Central I believe is to offer unique higher-end food, at a more affordable rate in a more laid back atmosphere.\r\n\r\nI started off with Michel??s charcuterie plate, which includes prosciutto, salami, garlic sausage and faux gras:\r\n

Michel??s charcuterie plate

\r\n\r\nMarcel had the filet mignon tar tar and french fries. This was my first time eating beef tar tar, I can’t really say it’s for me.\r\n

Filet tar tare

\r\n\r\nFor my entree I had heard the burgers here were amazing, so I had to try it. I was pretty disappointed:\r\n

Burger

\r\n\r\nIt looks great, and it tasted pretty good, but it wasn’t “amazing”.\r\n\r\nAndrew had the filet mignon as his entree, which I tried and thought was decent:\r\n

Filet mignon

\r\n\r\nAs usual I forget to take dessert pictures until too late, but I still got a bit. Andrew had the banana split, which was amazing!\r\n

Banana split

\r\n\r\nI had the chocolate mousse, which was also very good.\r\n

Chocolate mousse

\r\n\r\nI’d have to say that we all thought Central was a bit over hyped for what it was. The food was alright, but we thought the desserts were phenomenal. It isn’t anywhere near as expensive as the $1,600 dinner we had at Citronelle, so I still think it’s worth checking out if you’re ever in DC.

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