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About Le Diplomate
Stephen Starr brings his signature brand of hospitality and design to the nation’s capital with the opening of Le Diplomate, located at 14th & Q. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, the stylish 260 seat restaurant transports diners to the beloved cafés of Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. The extensive menu features a variety of classic dishes including Onion Soup Gratinee, Steak Frites, and Poulet Roti as well as contemporary bistro fare, with dishes such as Shaved Veal Tongue with Mache and Bavette de Boeuf à l’Echalote. A thoughtfully curated wine list and cocktail program perfectly complements the cuisine and creates an environment suitable for romantic dinners or lively group gatherings. In warmer weather, enjoy dining "en plein air" in the stunning outdoor café where you can take in the bustling energy of DC while sipping on the perfect kir royale.
Washington, DC 20009
Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 12:00AM
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:00AM to 3:00PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Le Diplomate Ratings and Reviews
Such a quaint, cute, French restaurant. Everything was wonderful. We enjoyed cocktails, a cheese board, the strip steak (delicious and a great value), French onion soup (best I've ever had), and an wonderful chocolate dessert with bourbon ice cream. We will definitely be back next time we visit DC.
I love Le Dip! I ate here all the time when I lived in D.C. so it's so exciting to be able to go back. The food is absolutely incredible - i always get the burger but then i add a million sides because it's literally impossible to just choose one! The value is so worth every penny you spend and it's a true D.C. treasure!
We had a reservation at seven. We had to wait for a table. Once we were taken to our table people were still sitting down. We were just randomly standing by the other diners. Once we did sit we were given Some weird food as an apology. We would have preferred a free drink the food was horrible. The cheese was good as were some of the oysters the salmon was just OK as was the ricotta ravioli. I would not recommend this restaurant
We have been to Le Diplomate for Sunday brunch. This was our first time eating dinner there. We were seated outside next to a patio heater which kept us comfortable. We shared the beet salad which was wonderful with different colored beets. My wife had the steak with green sauce, and I had the trout. Both were excellent. The "Le Diplomat" (not related to the restaurant, we were told) white Bordeaux was excellent and went well with the fish. The meal was topped off with profiteroles and Vietnamese coffee. Both were great.
Our waiter Kevin was wonderful and took good care of us. Even though the restaurant was crowed, we received attentive service and had a leisurely meal.
This is the 3rd time that we have had dinner at Le Diplomate, and each time we have been seated at a less than desirable table. This time I reserved 2 months in advance, and we were still seated in a small alcove next to a partition to block the front door. We both enjoyed our dinner much less because of the seating. At this point I probably won't return, and I definitely couldn't recommend the restaurant to anyone. It is a shame because the food is very good.
Recommended by another establishment in DC we found Le Diplomate to be one of the best meals in the city. Greeted warmly (confirmed reservations), and seated at a table of our choice, excellent service was the norm for the evening. Frog legs and escargot for the appetizer; sea bass and steak frites for the main. Wines, although a small-ish selection, will please every palate. Dessert, reluctantly, was impeccable.
My boyfriend and I went to Le Dip for his birthday dinner. We loved the food. We got a lovely bottle of cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend, oysters, foie gras, coq au reisling, and steak frites. Everything was perfect and I was blown away. It was an expensive night out for us, but very worth it.
Second time here. Best foie gras parfait I’ve had in the area. Their bread is simply amazing. Steak frites has been consistently perfect and the mushroom tart was decadent and delicious. Even a non-mushroom lover at the table enjoyed it. Really enjoy dining here and the staff always seems very attentive and friendly.
We had been looking forward to dining here since we missed out in September. The food is excellent. Kudos to the kitchen and support staff for sending out incredibly tasty dishes even though the restaurant was filled to capacity. The escargot and foie gras were delicious. I had the scallops, which were perfectly cooked. My husband had the trout almondine - also perfectly cooked and our friend had the steak au poivre. We all enjoyed our dishes immensely. My only complaint was that our server was extremely pushy and tried to hurry us along. I understand the place is busy but refilling our already half full wine glasses and removing our bread less than five minutes after dropping it off isnt cool. In the end we skipped out on dessert because she was just too much.
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