Reviews of Central (Restaurant)

129 Coosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104, United States

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At the present this firm receives a score of 4.5 stars out of 5 and this score was based on 553 reviews.

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This Restaurant is classified in the category of Traditional American restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Central IN Alabama

Monica Dennis

Oustanding food, beautiful atmosphere, great service. One of the best meals I've had in the last 10 years.


The ambiance was amazing

Christopher Hartford

Super friendly staff. Very good food. Prices are a bit high, but seems totally worth it to me.

Tamika Perkins

A must stop restaurant in downtown Montgomery. It is part of "The Alley" district in downtown, which is full of shops restaurants, bars, and the Legacy museum.I started off with a 16 oz can of fat orange cat white stout - so good! I wasn't extremely hungry, so I concentrated on the apps. Had the Fett Sow (fat pig) fries. These are thin strips of fried pork belly with a side of peach chutney for dipping - incredibly tasty! Along with this I had the Central fries. These were hand cut fries with a pinch of roasted garlic, parsley, and malt vinegar. Aahhh, such a beautiful thing!I chose to sit outside and dine on this beautiful spring evening. Impeccable service

Wheeler 2218

The ambiance, food quality and preparation were excellent, but the biggest treat was our server Raven! We're definitely coming back to see her... and for that creme brulee!

Anne Stokes

This was the best restaurant I experienced on a recent trip to Montgomery- very highly recommend!

Theresa Groves

Very nice place. The chicken salad I had wasn't all that, but the atmosphere and service was extraordinary.

Jonathan suthard

Amazing food and customer service!!!

Scott Telofski

Wife loved her scallops, and the bone-in pork chop was awesome. Good beer/drink selection, and VERY good service. Sat near the kitchen and you can really see a well run kitchen. Even Gordon Ramsey would probably approve.

linda thomas

We were their for my husbands birthday celebration. Nice restuarent, nice service. But whats all that when your dinner wasnt what you expected. My mistake was not looking at dinner menu first. Way overpriced, didnt have steak sauce, at all. We were still hungry after no ribeye, no, sirloin, nothing but half burnt, shoulder steak. Over cooked fries. I will never go here again. Advise anyone else not to. At your own risk. Nothing under $25 but food was horrible. I didnt want to make a scene but i wanted to let people know from this review. When i dont usually take time to do this. See all the positive comments. But no dont take the risk. Look at menu, which is small portions and not good. Eat first if u go. The bill came $175 way overpriced. For no food on the plate. Dont mind paying if its worth it.

Lisa Mitchell

Never fails food is wonderl and staff. Thank you we enjoy our time at Central

Matt Hanson

Great food, but the staff wasn’t ready for our group of 12. The silverware was dirty and the waiter went on-and-on about how we shouldn’t have been booked. It was a little awkward.

H. Lamont Gourdine

Awesome place! Love the location. If you come to Montgomery, I would recommend you come here. Fantastic ambience, knowledgeable staff, and GREAT FOOD!

William Van Hooser

The night was perfect. The meal and the soft shell crab was also perfect. Our waitress did her job extremely well and did not disappoint. Appetizers, entre's, wine, etc great. For Three people $311.00 bill with a good tip. All great. Then one party ordered a cup of decaf coffee for us and they brought an additional $8.00 bill to be paid separate. I said there must be a mistake, surely you are not going to bill another bill for 3 cups of decaf after we paid $311.00 for dinner? Manager said, "Sir, we run a business...." I said, fine, I will pay the additional amount for the coffee...but it ruined our meal. Some things just don't taste right. After all a 20% tip of about $60.00 should have covered 3 cups of decaf.??

Ken Taylor

Fantastic food, great atmosphere and excellent service. A must in Montgomery! Recommend this place without hesitation. Only problem is the noise.

erk marx

Brandi was awesome and took great care of our party! She was really personable and friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu. The food and drinks were amazing. We all really enjoyed everything we had. My favorites were the Drunken Matcha drink and the Creme Brulee.

Gin Lee

very sweet, indeed. Go in. You will enjoy.

chassidy rentz

This review is based on my experience reserving a private room for a Company Holiday Party. First of all, the reservation experience was superb. Alyssa was awesome... great communication. The problem was the actual event. First, I paid for valet parking for the event because I knew it was going to be raining. However, a few people in our party had to park their own cars because the young men working valet did not know how to drive a stick. The next issue was the bar menu was not even close to what I had chosen and the prices were higher than the paperwork I was given. Our menu choices were salmon or peppercorn crusted ny strip. The salad was extremely small and had no cucumber. Some people had 1 half of 1 cherry tomato in theirs and some people had 3 or 4 halves. It was very inconsistent. All of the food was lukewarm, and the sides were anemic, almost non-existent. I heard several people comment they were going to get something else to eat on the way home. The steak, which was supposed to be peppercorn crusted, was barely even seasoned. At roughly $50 a plate after tax and fees I expected so much better. I was honestly a little embarrassed. The dessert was good, but the coffee had a burnt taste. The room was decorated nicely and the service was good.

Juaacklyn Cunningham

Lively kitchen that heats up the entire place. Large portions of food, prompt service, and nice wine/beer selection.

Gary Shekels

Outstanding service. Excellent food. Good service

Miguel Villanueva

An great wine and food restaurant. Understand it's a classy place so the prices may seem high but the ambience is superb. The pork chop was a little dry but tasted ok. My friend ordered her steak med well and it came med rare. They comped her meal. My steak was delicious. The service was great. The wines were great as well.

Kerry Hall

Food was great and the waitress Melody was the best

bryan riggins

Good food. Good service

insang song

Montgomery has a few places that have really good food for those that come from other areas. Specifically for me I'm from San Francisco so not having a variety of food in Montgomery is really a disappointment. Whenever I feel the need for good food I go to Central. You can pretty much get your craving filled here. Don't miss out! They have great selection of beer and wine.

Brooke Noah

Great service!

Bradley Gauvin

This is an excellent spot for a date or food tasting! Their staff was amazing and surprisingly knowledgeable of their food and very helpful. The food was well worth the price, though it is expensive. Every detail of a dish is thought of. Their Creme brûlée was a highlight for me but those I was dining with raves about the lemon meringue. We were told that their menu was in constant flux. I would be very excited to try this place a gain. It was a little loud for dinner. So, please don’t expect a very intimate setting, even though the ambiance suggests that it would be perfect for a date. Still a great spot especially if you’re a “foodie”.

Mick Owen

Excellent food and service


Definitely a nice place, with nice staff, ambiance, decor, and decent food. Only street parking, and you might have to park down the street a bit. Prices are what you would expect from a fine dining place, which are a little high for Montgomery. The scallops were a little slimy, but everything else was pretty good.

Brandon King

Good food and staff. A little on he pricier end, but I think you get what you pay for, which is definitely worth it.

Leah Pinkerton

Excellent atmosphere, service and lunch was superb.

Cody Cowan

Food was great! My wife and I went there for the first time on today on our 3 year anniversary and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I reserved a table online the day prior and they called me the day of to confirm our reservation and asked if it was for an occasion or if we had any food allergies. I informed them that it was our anniversary and we had no food allergies. When we got there they had a table ready immediately and they even had special menus that said “Happy Anniversary” on them. Gabi was our waitress and she was excellent. She asked if we had been there before and upon learning it was out first visit, she explained the menu to us and told us about the most popular items. I had the hanger steak and my wife had the scallops. The food was delicious and we can’t wait for our next visit here.

Brad Dugan

Great atmosphere and service. It's not $30 and under as I saw when we went and there's no kids menu. Wonderful for a special occasion or date night!

Emilie Long

The entire experience was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

John Welch

Surprisingly good restaurant in downtown Montgomery. Check it out if you're in the area

Shawn Lancaster

Excellent! Great place to take a date!

Joel Behnke

Delicious elegant food! The service was outstanding and it never felt like they were protruding. Would definitely come back!

Marlene Silkey

Great food and great people!!

Henry Beaulieu

Way too expensive for a small portion of fatty roast beef! And, room was COLD and very uncomfortable.

Stephan Graff

Delicious food and good variety. Tasteful elegance that's affordable. Has originality and comfort all in one. Will go back!

Clayton Newkirk

Visiting the area for a few days and stopped in for dinner, this is a great place. A farm to table so the menu is a little limited but delicious. Our group ate a variety of dishes and everyone left happy. This is a must if you are in Montgomery.

Qiana James

The food is amazing & our service was awesome

Shannon Dean

We attended the Mother's Day brunch and it was awesome! The food and service were excellent. Although they were extremely busy our drinks were constantly refreshed. I will be back.

William Somar

Nice atmosphere and service, but the lunch menu wasn't anything spectacular. The hamburger pattie seemed school-cafeteria quality. I will try going back for dinner to see if it is any better.

Carrie Jones

Amazing food. Terrific service. I will bring the hubby soon for a date night ♡

Stephania E. Vereen

The duck was amazing. I opted to have it without the chocolate sauce, as I do not eat chocolate. Still great!

Bennevithes Fundanga

Recommend if you really want luxury place and good food...

Eddie Edwards

This was my first time here. This place looked very nice on the inside. It had a good ambience. The vibe here makes you feel very relaxed. The food came out very quickly. Everything tastes great. Our server was very nice and had very good customer service. This is a place we must go back to again.


The cuisine and service are always on point. Love Central!!

Darrel Dalager

Small portions for large price.

Terry Hathcote

Great service and food for the Mother's Day brunch.

Mark Self

Service and food was great..Foie Gras as the appetizer with blackberries off the chart. Fresh catch was grouper and amazing sitting on top of greens and hopping John's. Scallops were over a bed of risotto seasoned very well.

Kenneth Porter

Outstanding service. Food was phenomenal

Mika Korvyakov

Was a very upscale restaurant. The food was delicately prepared and finely served. Staff looked and acted very professional. The food quality was magnificent, as that of the wine. The perfect place to hold a meeting, or a friend gathering.

Alex Smith

Great food with filling portion sizes. We've been twice and have loved everything, especially the short rib, pimento cheese, and lobster corn dogs. Individual service has always been great too, but overall the staff seemed like they were barely hanging on. Staff appears to struggle to keep up with the crowd, starting at the host desk. Waited late for our reservation only to pass half a dozen open tables. Don't know why.

Kelle Pressley

Beautiful and yummy local food. Super easy to find!!!! Which is a plus while walking. We had a large group and as a measure of service, let me just add that our glasses stayed full and we left our waitress smiling. We used thier group space upstairs and was able to conduct business and have a great time stimutaniously . Grab a biscuit, chicken breast, and bread pudding then smile!

Evelyn Ruiz

Montgomery seems to have a blossoming foodie scene and I'd put Central at the center of it. My colleagues and I happened by accidentally and we're glad we did. I started with the radicchio salad which was delicious if a bit large. I followed it with the the filet mignon (for the brussels sprouts, really!). It was prepared exactly as ordered and delicious. The staff was friendly and really made us feel at home. I appreciated that so much of the food was regionally sourced. Everything was fresh and great tasting. Definitely put this on your list if you are eating in downtown Montgomery.

Alan Watson

Central is the go to for top notch dining in Montgomery. We come here whenever we visit. Food is excellent and diverse, service is on point. I asked for flowers on the table because it was my wife's birthday and of course they handled it. Can't miss experience. We love it.

Tricia Nichols

We were upstairs for a private event. The room, food and staff were outstanding. Our only concern was the really sketchy elevator.

Eliu Camacho

Really enjoyed the meatballs! The spinach dip and bread also the bomb!

Katherine Buck

Fantastic experience! Melody was amazing! She gave wonderful recommendations and made sure our experience was excellent. There are few places that truly care about their patrons and it was clear the Central staff cared about every person having a great evening! I would highly recommend it for a great night out!

Alexander Laurie

Excellent food, drinks and service, as usual!

Brad Lee

Went on a Thursday when they opened and were seated promptly. Our server was nice and offered suggestions. My wife had blackened Redfish and I ordered Hanger Steak. Both dishes were delicious. We tried a slice of The Alabama Classic Lane Cake and it is a wonderful dessert ending to a great culinary experience.

Derrick J. Washington

Cozy atmosphere, helpful and engaging staff, on addition to an accommodating menu choices.

marcus veazey

Can't say anything bad about this place. The ambiance is incredible. The service was wonderful and the food was to die for. Everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection and each dish was presented exquisitely. 5 stars

Laura Araiza

It was amazing. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly. I couldn't have asked for a better dinner.

pinkcufflynx .

It was one of THE BEST dining experiences we have had in a very long time! My fiance and I shared our birthday dinner here after having a horrible experience elsewhere. When I walked through the door to see about reservations, I was greeted with smiles and pleasant personalities. We came back at our reservation time, was immediately seated. Our waitress (Raven) came right over, introduced herself and made menu recommendations based on our dietary needs. Her personality was awesome! The wine, food and desserts were all delicious! We will definitely be back!

Martha Elle Dunning

Great drinks

Jennifer Berndt

Nice space but spendy. Went for a group business lunch. Not worth the price for overcooked steak and canned green beans. Guess they had an off day because I heard from several people how good it is.


They should probably rename this place to "waiting".. they told (warned) us they take their time..They REALLY take their time..

Tommy Kilpatrick

Myy wife and I had one of the best meals of the year tonight. Tanner provided excellent service and the entire environment was spectacular. Best restaurant in Montgomery.

Dorothy Priest

Excellent food and superior service. I love this place!

SONARconnects .

The food here rocks! Make sure you make a reservation as it is always standing room only. The baked oysters are amazing and the pork belly with scallops is on point. You will not be disappointed...

Shepherd Waits

Went here for our anniversary and experienced great food and service. Our server Tanner was very helpful and made an excellent recommendation on the Fett Sow Fries which my girlfriend loved. 5 stars, will be back soon.

Ted Stiefel

What a great experience. We came just for appetizers and were very happy how they turned out! Had the sow fries and the mussels with sausage and fries. Wow! Such flavor! The waitress gave great service and recommendations.

Gary R

The fact that the menu gave a $3 charge for any substitution, yet, our request was rejected by the manager/chef/kitchen? (Something about servings of sides designated for particular entrees and concern over not having enough to cover expected orders. •My paraphrase) was the reason behind the 4 star rating. Otherwise, the experience was top notch and our server, Raven, was particularly a joy to interact with.

Eddie Barlow Jr

A great romantic reservation spot for a night on the town. Seasonal menus keep the spot fresh with new ideas. Very intimate. The wife and I visit at least once a month.

Nathaniel Ellison

First class service all the way. Great food presentation and cooked to perfection.

Brad Stephens

My wife and I decided to eat here for our 15th anniversary with some friends. The service was great and the food tasted ok but dinner entree sizes were EXTREMELY disappointing. Like kids meal size. I have no issue paying $35 for an entree but I would at least like to get close to full. $100 later we left starving and all went to another restaurant to eat... again. Nice place but for what it’s worth Montgomery has better to offer.

Ruthie Spencer

Great not great

David Lisenby

One of Montgomerys finest places to dine!

Randall F

For this small town, Central can be pricey. For this small town, Central tends to be an anomaly. For this small town, Central should be the first of many. As I tend to figure in all associated costs when it comes to any activity, eating can be expensive or cheap depending on the health factors, risks and bills that can occur when the cumulative costs are acknowledged. That $1 budget burger, done daily or even just a few times a week for most of your life can both shorten your life as well as make the end of it less a life and more an existence that nevertheless reaches into the high six figures to keep existing. That stated, I greatly appreciate Central because the costs are relatively low for a couple to enjoy dinner and some drinks while being with walking distance of the riverfront, a few pubs, and a whole host of other activities. It's taken Montgomery more than three decades to become MGM, and while I wish it had become much more in my absence, it's nevertheless rather pleasant — and I feel that Central is integral to it. The atmosphere can be somewhat cozy or right out in the open. The prices are good, the food is great, and the service is just right in that they are present but not hovering. Whether it's a plate of h'ordeuvres (such as the pimento and flat bread) at the bar, or the kale & brussels Caesar salad (done well with a proper massage and sauté of the kale, and brussels like one has rarely known them!), or something else, it's always wonderful.

Arynn Kitsune

Great food, great atmosphere, and great service! ...very expensive...

Kayla Stojak

Surf and turf was great, my husband's NY strip was great, service was awesome and dessert, the vanilla bean creme brulee was amazing! Thanks Central! One of the best spots in Montgomery

Chris Golden

Quality over quantity--that's what you get when you dine at Central. If you're looking for a seasonal menu offering local ingredients then this is your place. I've dined here a number of times and found that I prefer the dinner menu over the lunch menu (like other reviews have noted, the fries are overly oily). With that said, everything is prepared to order.

Kerry Brown

Excellent experience! Food was Molto Bella!

Dorothea Moebius

Attractive restaurant in downtown M'gy. Had a great lunch. Service was polite and attentive. Only issue was parking, which would be usual in any city downtown. Watch out for meter maids! Friend got ticket!

Kelli Alfreds

Brandy C. Was awesome as usual! Food and service were divine!

Rinda Wynn

Central was magical! Attended a holiday wedding there. The decor was beautiful, the food was gourmet and scrumptious, and the staff did everything possible to make it a fabulous night for the bride and groom, and everyone else. It couldn't have been more perfect!

Billy McLeod

To start with there was a lot of pimento cheese which is always a good thing. The fried okra appetizer was amazing. Also the Burger was off the charts. Both dishes had pimento cheese included. We also enjoyed the arugula salad with the strawberry, candied pecans and a great poppy seed dressing. All the vegetables were fresh and great.

Julie H

It gets some points for location and decor but the food just doesn’t quite succeed. The fried green tomatoes were good enough but the melted cheese made it heavy. The fish tacos were tasty enough but the black beans on the side were served cold. The cake was stale and the icing was crystallized and we sent it back. Our waitress was apologetic. The chef needs to rethink his preparation.

Nancy Rogers

Lively atmosphere that is warm and intimate. Creative food presentation that was quite tasty.

guirthnsuch .

Phenomenal in every way, could not have asked for more.

William Johnson

This place was simply delicious, for all of the senses. Atmosphere is great, very well appointed, simple and clean. Service, impeccable. Even with a brand new menu (1st night of service) our server was knowledgeable and helpful in narrowing down our desire to order everything on the menu. Food was excellent. Extremely well prepared and presentation very nice. I wish I had found this place my first night in town, not only to have seen and tried the previous menu, but to save myself the hassle of some rather mediocre meals from other nearby establishments. If you are looking for a great meal in Montgomery Alabama, this place should be at the very top of your list. Oh, and the cocktails are impeccable, again, delicious and extremely difficult to choose.

Andria Muskovin

Excellent food and awesome atmosphere.

Chester Ince

Delicious rib eye steak, excellent service and beautiful decor. I have been to Montgomery once before and my only regret is we didn't find this place the first time. Be warned its expensive, but so very much worth it!!!

Steven Hathcote

We went for the Mother's Day Buffet for the second year year in a row and it was just as good as the first . It is expensive however I think it is worth it. They had salmon pork some beef potato fingerlings and banana pudding that was outstanding. I would definitely go again five stars all the way!

Pops I

Too pricey for my taste... But that's just me... If you want well-prepared and American fare I don't mind spending a little extra then I recommend this place.

Patti Campbell

We had a beautiful dinner. The pimento cheese appetizer was wonderful. Our server Tanner was friendly and courteous. Drinks were very good, and the wedge salad and the scallops were awesome. Beautiful atmosphere!

Kimberly Gonzalez

I've been here with my company once. Food was pretty good. We stayed in a reserved room. Beautiful decor. I came back with my husband later to price their event room. THAT wasn't the problem. The problem was when my husband and I were out on date night, we were originally headed to SAZAs around the corner, but saw Central first. So we checked it out. What an utter disappointment to be told there was no table in the dining room available for dinner. I looked around. 80% of the tables were empty. I told the host that. She said they are expecting a large reservation to show up and that we can use the bar, it's the same. My husband and I went to the bar. I was already feeling unwelcome and offended by the price. I'm sorry, but I think we were shoo'ed away to the bar. I understand reservations, but if you saw that situation, you would say the same. There's no way the whole dining room was reserved. Why...would you allow someone to hinder your regular guests with the party they are having quote on quote instead of requiring them reserve a room upstairs? I have never been so offended. I don't trust the integrity of this restaurant. This is what I told my husband. We left and went to SAZAs, it was the best decision! They were friendly, staffed, affordable, welcoming. It was our first time there too. Based on the customer service alone and food quality, we'll be at SAZAs again!

Troy Rhoades

Came here to celebrate our anniversary. From the minute we walked in, felt like family. Nigel was awesome & all the staff were great! It was fun to watch how everyone had each other's backs in order to make the patrons first - very seldom do you see that today. And we highly recommend the Mile High Pie for dessert- you will LOVE it!!! Thanks to everyone who made our night special!!

Jeff Covington

Great meal. Exceptional service. Crayfish Succotash was outstanding!

István Cseh jr.

Eating here is like listening to good old soul music. I got a nice table, the waitress (Whitney) was perfect. She knows the menucard well and can tell you what fits well together - so I started with an amazing foie gras (I'm Hungarian and we just love it) - then I had the salmon (well done over the brickoven) and so I finished with the creme brûlée. Can you feel it? The Soul? Eating here is like a solid marriage - take your time and you feel like in heaven.

John Jones

This place was so good. Great service, delicious food, and tasty cocktails. What more could you possibly want from a dinner spot?

Tim O

I heard the food was good. Went there. 7 open tables. Hosts was so rude. I say 3 and she goes well you will have to wait we have reservations and I have no idea when you will be seated. I asked can we sit at the bar she replies it’s all full as you can see. There was 2 tables open in the bar area. We left. Went to Wintzells across the street 5 stars for food and service.

Ron Jackson

Excellent Meal and environment.

Katie Merrell

Excellent service, wonderful ambiance, and delicious food!

Stefan Zweig

Excellent food & courteous service. I highly recommend it.

Earnest Pate

Will return. Excellent service.

Bonnie Shanks

Delicious food. Excellent service for our party of 8.

Sam Ingersoll

Great bar tender. The best!

Bryan Carter

Central has a special place among restaurants in Montgomery - it manages to serve tasteful food with a beautiful atmosphere and professional staff — every time! I attribute their success to General Manager David Forbes. Take the opportunity to visit Central today.

Paul Simmons

I had their burger, great! That burger ranks among the best I've had. The fries were exceptional also.

Will May

Very good food and friendly staff. Bring a ATM to pay for your food. It is worth it to me.

Andrew Chaney

Great food. Not cheap, but worth the experience.

Jamie Pitts

Really good desserts. I really enjoyed it

Jason Moody

Central always delivers something new and interesting. I've never been disappointed by the food I've ordered and they make excellent cocktails. The staff is always friendly and they never seem as overwhelmed as other restaurants that stay as busy as Central. Walking distance to a lot of entertainment in the area, hotels, etc.

Mr. Darcy

I have been twice before and had an excellent experience both times but the third time was a disappointment. I'm sure it would have been a great third time if the hostess didn't ruin the evening within seconds of entering the establishment. Will be giving this place a while to hopefully improve before returning again.

steve taylor

Very good! Great Service and server.

David Welker

Great atmosphere and amazing food.

Trent Rodriguez

Very nice place with equally nice food and service

Neal Niswender

Modern, comfortable atmosphere with attentive, friendly staff. Good selection of cuisines that are good for varying tastes.

David Barnes

Awesome atmosphere, excellent service, beautiful building and business, highly recommended. Prices what you would expect for a high end restaurant. Definitely worth the money if looking to impress someone.

Keith Dull

This place was awesome.

john brown

Delicious food. Well served by attentive staff in a stylish setting.

Antoin Williams

The food was delicious. The customer service was excellent. The valet was also a nice one. The environment is very relaxing for a romantic evening.

DeWayne G

Had the ribeye, phenomenal!

James Warren

Disappointed in the smaller menu. Love the atmosphere, but not a fan of this menu that is all gourmet. Will have to remove this from my list of favorite places for dinner. At least the lunch menu still has some more regular things that I like.

Graeme Marshall

Food excellent, service from Melody was outstanding and the atmosphere great.

Calebe Silva

Second time in 2 weeks. Love the diversity of the staff.

Art Hogarth

What an awesome place that is elevated above anything else nearbye. The service from the Hostess to the Bartender was great. I ordered the Veal Chop (Cooked perfectly) and it wonderdfully paired with fire roasted parsnips and a mix of mushrooms all with a lite drizzel of an earthy gravy. Also had a tomoate mixture served cold on top. My only complaint was I couldn't pick up the bone and gnaw on it to get every bit off. The open kitchen was great and it was an experience to watch the kitchen work behind the leader of the chef. Dont miss this place, it's so worth a visit!!!


So, decided to visit this place on a whim. Was in town for a race and decided to try something other than our usual restaurant. This place blew us all away. The quality of what we ate would have cost us at least twice as much had we eaten in ATL. We all had something different and the dishes were flat out amazing. The New York strip was perfect. The fillet mignon was perfectly cooked. The pork chop was out of this world. We actually had to order a second helping of the pimento cheese dip because it was that good. We also ate the special cake. Can't wait to go back!!!!

Mike Wall

The level of service was exceptional. They were very attentive to our needs. The food was delicious and unique.

Matthew Drollette

Best salmon I have ever had.

Glenda Maxie

Everything and some, great service, atmosphere and food. Loved it

Byron Smith

Melody was amazing! Hangar steak and fries was amazing!

Rachael Stinson

Food was creative and very good. Our server Gabi was fun and very attentive! Highly recommend for a fiber dining experience.

Jason Edelstein

Great food, affordable pricing, good southern hospitality.

Dan Allen

Visited this week having not been since October 18. Sadly the food just wasn't the same as what we had had the last time we came. I'm wondering if they've changed chef or decided to trade small quality food for large quantity. Waitress and staff were lovely. Hopefully they'll return to form for our next trip!

Betsy Levitas

This is a restaurant that cares deeply about you and the food they serve. Once we found this farm to table restaurant, with service to match the excellent, innovative menu, we went nowhere else. Every dish was beautifully conceived and executed. And the cocktail and wine program perfectly complemented the menu. But the real star in the mix might be the incredibly attuned and skillful servers/bartenders who guide you to your perfect experience.

Scott Elliott

Very good food and top-notch service.

Michael Matz

Great food and even better service. The surf and turf was amazing, yet not traditional. Scallops and pork belly together were made to he together. Our server was fantastic even though we had a large party (10)

Jane Covington

Found this restaurant on google. Best experience in a while! The okra appetizer was so good, and the Southwest flatbread incredible. Our server, Raven, recommended both and for good reason! The food, the service, and the atmosphere, was superb! We will definitely go back!

Teddy Yanez

We had reservations - which I think is needed for a weekend evening - but we were one of the first so we were able to ask to be seated near the window which had a nice view into the street scene. Our server was much more than just friendly - she seemed truly interested in who we were and creating connections. We started with the spicy pimento cheese spread on crispy flat bread. It was great! Then We each four different main entrees which were all excellent with perfectly cooked meats - short ribs, quails, steak. Each entree had squash and grilled Brussels sprouts plus other good vegetables. The wine was excellent. A great way to end our day in Montgomery!

Stern Kyngdon

We had reservations - which I think is needed for a weekend evening - but we were one of the first so we were able to ask to be seated near the window which had a nice view into the street scene. Our server was much more than just friendly - she seemed truly interested in who we were and creating connections. We started with the spicy pimento cheese spread on crispy flat bread. It was great! Then We each four different main entrees which were all excellent with perfectly cooked meats - short ribs, quails, steak. Each entree had squash and grilled Brussels sprouts plus other good vegetables. The wine was excellent. A great way to end our day in Montgomery!

Alexius Lovett

Today is my birthday. And after driving over four hours to Montgomery checking in to my hotel and still running behind the staff at central was AMAZING! The second we pulled up we had a guy working very hard to get the valet line down. He was running back and forth but too the time out to help us...nodding and smiling and giving us directions since i personally haven't been to Montgomery before. Then we walked in a gentleman opened the door and i was greeted by two you g girls who must have drank happy juice that morning because they we fantastic!!! Greeted me with a smile. I explained that i was late and greatly apologized...but they understood!! My boy friend is a pretty simple is his go to quick meal basically lol. So him walking into this restaurant made him shocked. (He didn't know i planned to come here lol). Any ways he wasn't so happy. We sat down and looked over the menu with Patrick as our waiter. I order some crab and my boyfriend the salmon, but after recieveing his order he didn't like it. (I tried it....and lived i understand we have different taste buds) the manager brandy came over and did her best with his next order.... Some white fish with some fries as simple as it gets made with salt and pepper. He was worried that he might not like this one and she said she wouldn't charge him if he doesn't like it. I asked her to bring the sauce that comes with it even though he originally didn't want it. He tried it and said he didnt like it. She apologized and he informed her that he would still pay since he was amazed at how she handled his problem. I made him try the special sauce and then he was ECSTATIC!! He called her over and said he cant believe the difference! He cleaned his plate!!! I'm defiantly coming back!!! I've never dealt with such a fantastic staff before!!! Thank you thank you for giving a great ending to a fantastic birthday weekend!!!!

Robert Jones

Kind staff, great recommendations, INCREDIBLE food. Would recommend!

Wendy Meyer

Exceptional food and service!

Melissa Letts

Happy Anniversary to us!! Dinner was beyond amazing!!! If you go to Central in Montgomery, ask for Howard H as your server!!! He was an amazing server, so accommodating and very sweet to us! This dinner was so epic!!! This is one anniversary dinner for the books ya'll!!! So delicious and well put together!

Ellen Hathcote

Seriosly - the gourmet Mother's Day Buffet is fabulous! This is the 3rd year in a row my son has taken me there. Yes, the price is "high end", but so is the food! The variety is amazing & sooooo interesting. It seems there is always something there I've never had before like the roasted baby squash this year as one of several vegatable choices (yummy!). The meat/protein choices are always a treat! I can cook good food at home, but honestly - I've never had food anywhere that tasted better than what they offer at Central. And the atmosphere- it's a one-of-a-kind place... interesting, classy, and comfortable. I always feel very much at home there & received great service!

Thomas Witcher

We had a company meeting with our leadership. The oyster's were outstanding and the salmon was very good. This will be my Friday hangout for dinner.

Christopher Backus

Delicious food, such that I couldn't have had a better eating experience. We started with the "sow fries", fried slices of delicious pork belly with a wonderful peach dipping sauce. I had a ribeye and my wife had filet, both good. Mixed drinks and beer were good, but wine wasn't worth the high price for a really short pour. Overall, a great experience!

Anna K

Always an enjoyable time at Central! The atmosphere and service make it feel like a real night out on the town and the food is icing on the cake! I always try one or two starters and new wines when we go for dinner.

Matthew Hinshaw

Central is good food with good service at reasonable prices. I can always count on them when I’m taking clients out for a meal in Montgomery.

Alex Thomas

Must try in Montgomery - we had a great time at Central. Lunch service was very attentive - the decor is incredible. We tried the salmon spinach salad which was prepared perfectly, the steakhouse wedge and the fried chicken blt. All of us were very impressed. Restaurant also features vegetarian and gluten free options. Would absolutely recommend.

Shirley Carroll

I went with my folks for Easter Sunday. The service and the waiting staff were awesome , the buffet was excellent

Fla Campoy

Love the food and the service, romantic Valentine's day...

Lamar Jackson

Great service. Beautiful atmosphere. High quality and delicious food. Unique choices. I'll be back. I'll bring others:)

KJ Sinclair

Fungi flatbread was fantastic.

Business Hours of Central in Alabama

11AM–2PM 5:30–10PM
11AM–2PM 5:30–10PM
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