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fries | central | penn quarter

If I had to draw up a list of the best fries in the District, Michel Richard’s Central would undoubtedly be among the top contenders for its salty fried goodness.

Although Central’s fried chicken is probably my favorite item on the menu, I foresee fried chicken and waffles in my near future, so I opted for the tartare of filet mignon and fries with a mixed green salad to start. Although six ounces of raw beef may not be everyone’s cup of tea (and it is certainly a long way from the comfort of my baked potato), Central’s tartare is perfectly seasoned and delicious.

My friend got the lamb shank (with creamy polenta), which was quite picturesque and perfectly tender.

tartare of filet mignon | central | penn quarter

lamb shank with creamy polenta | central | penn quarter