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129 Coosa Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 (Tallapoosa St)
+1 334-517-1155
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food. A little spendy. The burger was great. Good service. Good location near our hotel - within walking distance.

Thank mplsman2016
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The chef is accommodating for vegetarians and vegans. The food is always very fresh. The menu is unique in Montgomery.

Thank maureenn351
Toronto, Ontario
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Staff, food and atmosphere were really great. Walking down the "alley" where there are 4 or 5 restaurant choices, Central was unassuming from the outside, in fact I wasn;t sure what is was at first. When I walked in the door, I really appreciated the tall ceilings, candles on all the tables and a really cool bar, just to... More 

Thank billclary
Wetumpka, Alabama
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my wife here for a couples lunch. The menu changes with the seasons and has never disappointed. This is not a shorts and flip flop type of restaurant.

Thank Preston F
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love eating at Central! The atmosphere is great and the food is even better! I love how the menu changes with the seasons and the Chef tries to incorporate local foods into each dish. I always look forward to eating here because I can get something different each time, without worrying if I'll make a bad decision. This is... More 

Thank Magnavox0306
Mountain Brook, Alabama
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I keep trying this place because, as beautiful as it is inside, I expect "beautiful" to come out of the kitchen......I have now given up after visiting this Saturday. Started with what was described by the server as "a flash grilled raw oyster". What was served was what I call an Oyster Rockefeller, a parmesan cheese covered, cooked oyster, not... More 

Thank cgall92016
Montgomery, Alabama
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198 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have gone to Central quite a few times, for birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, and date nights. The menu is really a hit or miss; it changes every so often. Last time we went, my husband ordered the duck and it was barely seasoned to where he couldn't even eat it. He said it actually tasted bad and he's not... More 

Thank JujuFam
Boone, North Carolina
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here while in Montgomery for the Camellia Bowl. It can be crowded so make a reservation. The service was great and the food was exceptional. The portions are pretty big. My wife and I shared an entree and an appetizer and it was plenty. There is quite a difference between the lunch and dinner menus. Dinner is pricey... More 

Thank AppNeer
Montgomery, Alabama
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed everything about our dinner at Central. I liked the ambiance -- wood floors, brick walls, great lighting. We had made reservations and were seated immediately, but a party of 8 walked in and were also seated quickly. Our server was friendly and helpful. When asked about one of the dishes, she brought out a sample for us to... More 

Thank TravelMinnie
Cordova, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Central for dinner with some work associates. I have been there twice before personally and was very good. We live the BBQ sauce and keep a bottle at home. This time the rack of ribs was not good at all and I should have gave it back and complained. It was way over cooked and tough too eat;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Coosa Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
    (Tallapoosa St)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +1 334-517-1155
Central, located at 129 Coosa Street in the heart of Montgomery's Downtown entertainment district, offers a multicultural twist on southern classics highlighting local and seasonal ingredients under the direction of Executive Chef Leonardo Maurelli, III. This locally owned gem serves wood-fired dishes in an 1890's warehouse space boasting exposed brick, flickering gas lanterns and a bustling open kitchen. Central also has three private event spaces ranging accommodating 10 - 200 people. Central serves lunch 5 days a week and dinner 6 nights a week.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?