Central Michel Richard, web site, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-626-0015, hard to get reservations except at 5:30 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | The Hill | MenuPages | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp | Gayot]
This was once the second best place in town but now it’s just OK. Tourists have taken it over and it was never that cheap in the first place. Get out your copy of Brahms’s Requiem. Originally the short ribs and the burgers were pretty good. But now, write it off if you really care about food.
Also see Michel Richard Citronelle.