Will Central’s Michel Richard Come to NYC?

Chef Michel Richard, ready<br> for New York?
Chef Michel Richard, ready for New York? Photo: Stacy Zarin-Goldberg/Winespectator.com

In a Q&A; with Wine Spectator yesterday, D.C. chef Michel Richard revealed that he’s eyeing spaces in Manhattan to open an outlet of his restaurant Central within two years. “I think a place like Central — a good American restaurant — will do very well in New York. I am an American now and I go for simple food. I like the idea of a beautiful restaurant where you can have a great burger or a great steak and a great bottle of wine or good beer.” [Wine Spectator]