Le Central has been spot on everytime I\'ve eaten there. Great food at reasonable prices without any of the all too common \"snobbery\" associated with most French restaurants. I think the comment trashing them is probably from a culinary student who thinks they\'ve mastered the art of French cooking but couldn\'t get a job anywhere other than Subway or Taco Bell. Yes Annie, I\'m talking about you.
Best Taste of Paris on the Cheap - 2007
Such a "nasty" review should be a bit more substantiated. I have visited Le Central many times over the years and eaten many items off their lunch, dinner, and specialty menus. "Nasty" "bland" and "uninspired" is just not accurate. Maybe it was the diner that "felt" uninspired, because every time I have gone to Le Central, my tastebuds and olafactory senses, not to mention my general creative mood, have left more inspired and refreshed than when I arrived. In fact in dozens of visits over the years I only recall one glitch--a waiter (not the sommelier) that had not actually tasted a wine we asked about.
Nasty bouillabaise, bland sauces. Yes the fish is cooked nicely and the bland vegetables they're cooked perfectly, but it felt uninspired and just bland. Just come here for the desert, which is superb.