I have seen a few reports on Central and thought I would add one to the mix. Had a fabulous lunch there today. Sadly, they do not seem to have the famed cheese puffs available at lunch. My group split a main dish salad, the goat cheese caesar salad, as an appetizer. It was good, but not as goat-cheesy as I was hoping. Then between us we had the:
- lobster burger
- tuna burger
- shrimp burger
- baby sandwiches of proscuitto and salami
The lobster burger was really incredible. I think another reviewer was not impressed but wow, we sure were. Very flavorful, hardly any filler in the meat, delectable sauce, excellent bun.
The tuna burger also wowed the crowd. Excellent seasonings and sauce.
Shrimp burger was also excellent although it paled in comparison to the lobster.
The little sandwiches were nice but nothing really special.
Then of course we had to have the kit kat dessert, which might be one of the best desserts I've had in a Washington restaurant in a long time, and two of the sorbets - pear and mango. The pear was outstanding. Fun and a bit different.
Service was somewhat annoyingly slow, although we noticed a manager who was watching our server like a hawk and made sure that she didn't leave us alone for TOO long. I have heard issues with their service before, so maybe they are trying to improve.
Overall a marvelous experience. I'd go back for the lobster burger in a heartbeat - only the $29 price tag would slow me down.
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