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Central Michel Richard Restaurant Review: Michel Richard's casual American bistro attracts a constant state of hustle and bustle to its lively dining room and bar. Of course, a handful of French-inspired dishes take their place on the menu: gougères (cheese puffs), grilled mushroom and cheese sandwich, and frisée salad with lardons and poached egg. As for his Americanized fare, check out the goat cheese Caesar salad and roasted chicken with potatoes. We always enjoy a good burger, and the kitchen offers versions ranging from the classic with cheese and bacon to a tuna burger and a lobster burger. Sweets include the ultra-rich Michel's Chocolate Bar and crème brûlée. In addition to the dinner menu, weekday lunch offerings and Sunday prix-fixe brunch, there's a pre-theatre menu available every day from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. offering three courses for $35. You may be tempted by the selection of beers and cocktails, but don't overlook the wine list. With more than 200 different selections, with a focus on French and American producers, the list will please even the most dedicated oenophile.