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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
Our brunch at Le Diplomate was delicious! Our party of three had two egg dishes and a tartine and all exceeded our expectations. Our server, Lauren, was attentive and knew the menu well. The atmosphere was charming and comfortable. We will definitely visit again.
Takes forever to get a reservation & it’s the same old story - 5 pm or 10 pm and that’s after being put on hold at least twice! We took 5:15 pm. Horrible service - had a cocktail, never asked if I cared for a glass of wine. Had to flag her down. No Bernaise for the steak frites. “We don’t serve it!”. Attitude -5.
First, I indicated on the opentable reservation that it was our anniversary but no acknowledgement was ever made. Service was average, waiter was not very attentive, often times we felt like we were waiting on him. For the price and the hype, my husband and I felt like the food fell short. The bread was probably the best part - not saying much. The steak tartar seemed like it had too much horse radish, the steak frites was really fatty/chewy and small and I didn’t care for my fish at all. Was disappointed..
This is one of my favorite places in the city and as always, the food was excellent. The service was a little less on-point than usual but everything else was so great- and everyplace can have an off night. Overall, you can’t go wrong with a night out at Le Diplomate.
We had such a great time (as always). The food is always so good and our waitress was friendly and great. In fact, I made a reservation and had to call the day before to expand it. They asked if it was ok to have it be a little tight and there might be a way but were incredibly accommodating. We showed up and were seated pretty quickly at a table that was more than big enough for all of us!
Have been coming here for years, as of recently it seems like the quality of service has gone down in recent months. Bar service seems distracted and uninterested and we had to remind the waiter after sitting at our table that we would like to order food. He also never came back to check on us until after we were done eating. The food is as tasty as ever, but staff seems to have changed and gone down hill.
From the moment we walked in and were welcomed by a grunt from the host the evening got worse. Tarik (server) would’ve preferred to be anywhere else and his disinterested attitude poorly reflected on the restaurant. Food average; unseasoned & luke warm. First time, last time.
We went to Le Diplomate for a birthday dinner for a friend. We also had a hard stop for when we needed to leave. Our server was great. He recommended incredible champagne for us. He was the appropriate amount of chatty with us. The food was excellent; Lobster Risotto and Steak au Poivre. The restaurant brought us profiteroles for dessert. I've been to Le Diplomate several times, this was the best service and best food.
We had dinner at Le Diplomate while visiting the city.
We thought the restaurant was very fun: fun and interesting to look at, really friendly and knonwledgable service and good food.
We have recommended Le Diplomate to our sister and brother in law who will be visiting in April.
So delicious! I'd been asking my husband to take me here ever since we moved to the city a couple of years ago. We finally went for a brunch date and it was fantastic! The fresh breads were perfect, the cocktails were beautiful renditions of classic favorites (try the Sazarac, you won't regret it), and the dishes were to die for- we especially enjoyed the foie gras parfait! It took us awhile to get here, but we'll be back!
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