For our Valentine’s Day dinner, Official Co-Writer/Fiancee of DCWD Texas and I headed to one of the few places that would let us have a 10pm reservation: Central Michel Richard.
Central’s dining room is the picture of class and brightness. There’s the marble bar which runs alongside the restaurant’s entire right side braced by some small bar tables and square leather-topped bar stools. On the other side of a small divider is the main dining area, a row of four-tops and some lone two-tops sandwiched between two aisles of half booths on either side. Everything, from the furniture to the walls is awash in a light birch finish accented by beige, which has the effect of brightening up the room, even at this late juncture. Giant tube like light fixtures in beige and soft crimson are above, while a peek of the kitchen can be seen through some wall length wine shelving. The key word here is clean: everything is easy on the eyes, straight-lined and functional.
Classic French, good fun.
Food Rating: **** (out of 5)
Date Rating: 3.5 Hearts (out of 5)
Dress Code: Business
Bar Rating: Classy Crowd
Cost: $$$$ (out of 5) ($75-$100 for two)
Pairing: Stop by the Old Post Office before it turns into a Trump Hotel, and catch a view of the city from th old clock tower.