Michel Richard Citronelle

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101 Best Restaurants in America
3000 M St NW (at M St)
Washington 20007
(202) 625-2150

With his Santa Claus build, his amiable nature, and his obvious passion for his métier, Michel Richard sometimes looks like the happiest chef alive as he leans over a plate at Citronelle holding one of his imaginative, brilliantly executed specialties, smiling, putting on the finishing touches — a sight you can witness through the glass wall that encloses his sparkling kitchen at this D.C. classic. There are those who think Richard is the best contemporary French chef in America.  — Arthur Bovino, 2/17/2011

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Chef Michele Richard is the most innovative chef of the decade. -Timothy Dean, Top Chef
Bravo
Monday, November 29, 2010 - 08:19
**** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("When it comes to showing off his food, there's not a more creative customer than Michel Richard," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/r2INEe
Washington Post
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 12:41
What to get: Escargots done up as porcupines in spiky pastry & topped with barbecue sauce; oyster shooters with cucumber gele; a Technicolor mosaic of thinly sliced venison, eel, and other seafood.
Washingtonian Magazine
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 08:47
The chefs reinvention of French cuisine manages to be tantalizing yet comforting. Try the "virtual eggs" of mozzarella and yellow tomato or the beef short ribs that are braised for 72 hours.
USA TODAY
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:29
Traditional dishes like the herb-encrusted lamb satisfy, while whimsical baits-and-switches ("pasta" created from snow peas, "caviar" created from pasta) will thrill you. A truly magical experience.
Epicurious
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 07:36
Go for the fixed price menu, a culinary tour de force
Nick
Monday, December 28, 2009 - 06:18
Go for a special occasion, and get a loved one the Celebration Cake when they're in the bathroom/not listening. Amazing, and it comes with a sparkler on top!
Bennett
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 14:20
Try the Octopus Ink Risotto
Foodspotting
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 04:54
In a private room where wine bottles line walls, waiters in vests and ties served the Obamas and 11 friends a feast of fried Virginia oysters, humane steak, and house-made gelato.
GourmetLive
Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:49
One of my fave places in the city.
Sai
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 19:30
Check out Citronelle as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate
TV Food Maps
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 05:05
mad good sea salt
Tisa
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 04:59
Good menu, good options for the holidays! Love this place!
Oswaldo
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 17:11
This is what we call C-suite dining, so plan well in advance and make a reservation. Be prepared to experience French cuisine at its best. Just give your CFO a heads up when you submit your expenses.
National Car Rental
Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 12:12
If yer feeling fancy.
cameron
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 12:49
Good creative food but terrible and rude service. Not worth the price.
Jessica
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 19:49
Sit by the kitchen window with a glass of Bordeaux and watch your food be prepared into a work of art before your eyes.
Bordeaux Wines
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 08:11
Pork spare ribs are unbelievably good.
Jon
Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 17:21
Citronelle is participating in DC restaurant week Jan. 2012. Only seating r.w. guests upstairs in lounge. French cuisine; generous chef; ask lots of questions the staff is knowledgable.
A
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 16:34
Sit at the bar, order a Bubbly Martini and the mushroom cigars.
JESS3
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 04:38
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