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Le Diplomate

4.8
4.8
11920 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Midday Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 332-3333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Greg Lloyd

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 11,920 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    French

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Macintosh

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Too popular and therefore complacent. Shame because the concept is good and the food above average.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience as always! Can’t wait to be back.

  3. F

    Foodlover

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time at Les Diplomate and we were delighted! Great food, an energetic but comfortable atmosphere, and super service! Loved our table by the window, as well. Highly recommend!

  4. EE

    ElizabethE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    Bread was cold, All meals were barely warm, atmosphere was great

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service lobster risotto incredible.

  6. r

    raulh

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chanelle was outstanding! Didn’t press us to hurry, was professional and terrific!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service with no rush!

  8. t

    toutoften

    Washington DC

    169 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    169 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were a party of five for lunch on May 17th. We sat in the covered outside area on Q Street, and for the first 30 minutes a truck was parked running its engine very loudly. It was very disturbing and we could barely hear. Would it be possible for someone on Le Diplomate's staff to tell the driver to at least turn off the engine while parked there? It's happened to us before, but this was by far the worst. It made for a less than pleasant experience.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food! Highly recommend it!

  10. SE

    SEB1

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    wonderful as always! We love the food and ambiance

  11. SC

    SebastianC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service, as always. Le Diplomate never disappoints.

  12. F

    Felix

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service. Delicious food. you cannot go wrong with le Diplomat!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Law graduate

  14. CM

    CharlotteM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I ate here to celebrate my graduation and it did not disappoint! The steak au poirve was one of the best steaks I've ever had! We also greatly enjoyed the mac and cheese appetizer as well as the creme brûlée and pot de creme desserts!

  15. PB

    PeterB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This old standby never fails. You can't go wrong with ANYTHING on its menu. Outside dining is great albeit a bit noisy but no matter. Go for the food. And the profiteroles.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was amazing. I will definitely return to this restaurant. The duck confit is fantastic!

  17. JM

    JennMarie

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Lovely aesthetic and dishes, will definitely return.

  18. AW

    AliciaWhite27

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Great atmosphere. Excellent food…..

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Sunday brunch and it was incredible. Our waitress was so friendly and gave use superb recommendations. The restaurant is beautiful and the crowd was lively but not too loud. The food blew me away, best brunch I have ever had. The cocktails were delicious as well. Would definitely return.

  20. S

    Splurgeworthy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Le Dip always impresses! Delicious food and great ambiance. I always start with Frutes de Mer and escargot for the table, then share steak frites and the chicken (yes, I said chicken — which comes topped with a delightful jus).

  21. PS

    PratoforSundayLunch

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Service Great Food!

  22. HW

    HannahW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner with my daughter’s grandmother the night before graduation

  23. N

    Nita

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We were asked if we wanted bottle water to which I replied yes. Didn't know there was a cost. $8 for a large. Just not use to paying for water at restaurants. Also, we were seated outdoors and a lady came and sat at another table holding a dog. I would prefer not to sit at a table that a dog has been drooling over but maybe that's just me. Overall, the food was good. This was our 1st visit and we would return but would not accept outdoors seating again as I assume no dogs allowed inside restaurant.

  24. LF

    LynnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were great. The patio was pretty full but didn’t feel overly crowded and noisy. You must get the crème brûlée when you visit!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The best place in the country for French Onion Spup

  26. GP

    GregP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch - great selection of both food and drink. Server was knowledgeable, prompt and friendly.

  27. KH

    KyleH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was outstanding. Highly recommend.

  28. DG

    DianaG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was lucky enough to get a table this past Friday to celebrate a college graduation. My daughter and her boyfriend kept going on about 'Le Dip'; so they were thrilled beyond belief to go. Service and attention were impeccable; we felt very welcomed.

  29. SA

    ShrAvi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding. Our favourites were duck confit, mushroom tart and crème brûlée. The ambience was perfect.

  30. EB

    EnvoyBoy

    Washington DC

    101 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    101 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience3

    Service was (uncommonly) disjointed on this visit: appetizers arrived before drinks from the bar were delivered and then dinners arrived before wine. Not quite up to the standards of LeD. As well, there was a notation in our reservation that was not read--or at least not acknowledged. Hopefully just a hiccup of a visit and not the start of a slipping trend. Will certainly be back in hopes that everything is back up to the usual standard that they've set for themselves. Food and cocktails continue to be exceptional and server was friendly and attentive.

  31. m

    michaelw

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hamburger which one of the people in my group what it was fantastic I ordered the chicken curry salad on homemade raisin bread highly recommend it food was excellent service was excellent great choice for lunch or brunch

  32. M

    Mdmoo

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Le Dip has still got it! We dined late on a Thursday night and the place was lively, packed, and a ton of fun. Service was prompt, attentive, and unfussy.

  33. J

    Jack

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    absolutely incredible food. so much better than I could ever expect. it’s something you need to experience to understand.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beyond my expectations! Top 10 meal I’ve EVER had… even in France!

  35. DK

    DaaeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The meal was incredible. I recommend going with friends and sharing everything. The service was also impeccable. You can tell that all ingredients at this restaurant are fresh and of excellent quality. It’s rare to find such an approachable restaurant of this league. I would recommend to anyone.

  36. J

    Jan1

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The outdoor dining with the cabanas, was excellent--open on one end so a breeze could pass through but with a barrier from other diners on either side.

  37. AA

    AdilaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for dinning and enjoying gatherings. Booking before 9:30 is difficult

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great spot, favorite even. Service has been a bit slow these days.

  39. EK

    EvanK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's a classic for a reason. Lived up to the hype, in my view.

  40. SG

    StevenG

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Beef Bourguignon! Amazing French Onion Soup!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Le Diplomate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.

Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 11920 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Le Diplomate

1601 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Q Street

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Midday Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Lloyd

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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