Posts Tagged ‘Citronelle’

Citronelle Likely ‘Staying Right Here’

The most troubling talk about Michel Richard Citronelle has nothing to do with lost stars or with the dress habits of pre-pubescent diners. It has to do with a persistent rumor that it will be closing or moving out of the District.
The rumor, for once, has a basis in reality. Citronelle's dated dining room has [...]

L.A. Girl Way Too Casual for Citronelle

Eddie Gehman Kohan, one of Los Angeles' cheeky Haphazard Gourmet Girls, e-mailed me this afternoon to share her recent experience at Michel Richard Citronelle. She was on the war path, clearly. She wasn't after Richard's head, but that of the maitre d', who stopped Kohan on the way out of Citronelle and said that her [...]

Citronelle: Still Seeing Stars, Just One Less Than Usual

Ever since Tom Sietsema docked Citronelle a star in this year's Washington Post dining guide, I had been dying to know how Michel Richard responded to the demotion. I mean, Sietsema took no pity on the city's most famous restaurant, a perennial four-star performer no more. The critic wrote: