Washington DC Area\’s Celebrity Chef Michel Richard of ‘Citronelle’ Opens ‘Michel by Michel Richard’ at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner

Michel by Michel Richard at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner Officially Opened to Public on October 25, 2010 (photo courtesy of Group Goetz Architects).

This Monday evening, October 25, 2010, Michel Richard, the Executive Chef of Washington, DC\’s Citronelle and Central, opened his third restaurant—Michel by Michel Richard—at the Ritz-Carlton in the Tysons Corner section of McLean, Virginia.  Chef Richard, also a TV personality and author of  a new cookbook titled Sweet Magic: Easy Recipes for Delectable Desserts, will be serving high-end French/American bistro fare à la carte (entrées running in the $30\’s) in burgundy-toned settings.

Tysons Corner is home to many luxury shopping spots such as with Tysons Galleria and Fairfax Square, where there are Louis Vuitton, Hèrmes, Gucci, and Tiffany\’s to name a few. However, in terms of fine dining, there is not much in the way of breadth or depth.  Aside from Woo Lae Oak and a myriad of chain steakhouses, fine dining restaurants have not thrived in the area. Since September 2007, Michel\’s current space had been left vacant by its highly-acclaimed predecessor—Maestro—after its Chef Fabio Trabocchi of the stellar luxe Italian restaurant left for New York City\’s Fiamma Osteria. (On a side note, Chef Trabocchi will be returning to open the spot formerly occupied by Le Paradou on 678 Indiana Ave NW, DC). Hopefully, Chef Richard adds to the Tysons Corner fine dining scene as well as some staying power.

Michel is currently open for breakfast and dinner on Monday through Saturday (breakfast-only on Sundays). It will begin opening for lunch on November 15, 2010. Their hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday: 6:30-10:30am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00-11:00am
Monday through Saturday: 5:00-10:00pm

Enjoy a taste of Chef Richard and DC just outside The Beltway in Tysons Corner!