Michel Richard Citronelle
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|Michel Richard Citronelle|
|Current owner(s)||Michel Richard|
|Food type||French with North American and Asian|
|Street address||3000 M Street NW|
Michel Richard Citronelle was an American restaurant located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. in the Latham Hotel. The chef and owner of Michel Richard Citronelle is Michel Richard, who received a James Beard Foundation Award in 2007 for Outstanding Chef.
Michel Richard opened the first Citronelle in the Santa Barbara Inn Hotel. Richard then went on to open Bistro M in San Francisco, and Citronelle in Baltimore and Philadelphia. In 1994, he opened Citronelle in The Latham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Richard moved from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to head DC's Michel Richard Citronelle in 1998 after the restaurant received a major renovation. The restaurant was closed again for renovation due to water damage in July 2012, and in May 2013 Richard announced that it would not reopen.
Awards and accolades
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- Best Chef of the Year by Capital Restaurant and Hospitality
- Gourmet Magazine Top 50 Restaurants in the Country, 2001 and 2006
- James Beard Foundation Award Outstanding Chef 2007, Outstanding Wine Service 2007