What Insiders Are Saying
This French bistro is the place to see anyone who’s ever been on “Meet the Press". The food is also delicious.
Dear goodness, this place was good. Obviously on the high-dollar end, but totally worth it. We had the three cheese selection to start, with the house farmer’s cheese being absolutely to die for. So creamy and flavorful, wow. Beef bourguignon was fall-off-the-bone, perfectly seasoned and my husband’s roasted scallops were like butter—so smooth and rich. Can’t get these dreamy French flavors just anywhere. Would recommend every time!
Amazing. We absolutely loved everything we ate for breakfast.
Lovely lovely restaurant but style over substance- expecting plump juicy moules but had small bullets in a watery sauce. My husbands chicken and mash fell short too with dry chicken and congealed gravy served with very thin mashed potatoes. Style over substance.
We spent a long weekend in DC for a girls trip. By far our favorite restaurant! We all loved our meal & the restaurant. Don’t miss this one!
A staple brunch go to
buzzy place serves good quality dinner later than most. positive experience apart from the waiter going out of his way to make an umprompted snotty remark purporting to show his knowledge and my ignorance of french wine, and a more general impression that what the staff are doing is more important than keeping customers happy.
The most rude waiter I have ever. ever. ever. experienced.
Can't not understand why anyone thinks this is a Great Restaurant ?
Great food and atmosphere. Service was wonderful
Great food, awesome cocktail. Pretty pricey but the food really is top quality. Still trying to understand why my waiter had a fake French accent but didn't actually speak a word of French. Bit odd, but I appreciated the commitment to character!
Fabulous food, great service, looks like a brasserie in Paris—the only negative is the noise. Hard to hear the other people at our table.
Our son used to live around the corner from you, and this became a favorite haunt for him, his now-wife, and their dog. We now get to DC less often, but you hold sweet memories for us. And Dominic was amazing!! Thanks for a lovely experience!
Great cheese selection, coffee options, and bœuf bourguignon.
Best French menu in the District. Escargot is to die for. The mushroom onion tort amazing. Steak au poivre fantastique. I could go on and on.
I always feel the waiters get annoyed I don't order alcohol with my food. That's my only complaint.
My skate was swimming in too much butter. Service was too fast. I felt they wanted the table. We left in under an hour. Noise level is too high
Amazing food and atmosphere. The service was fantastic. Lobster risotto was delicious!
andy(bartender) was awesome... super guy, great service....sadly now i’ll only way at the bar with friends!! no more dining room :)
Truly one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. The duck is simply to die for.
Waiter was very aloof from the start with his long awaited arrival and during our whole meal. Not sure if he was really channeling that French waiter vibe but either way, we received more assistance from the bus boy. Waiter never even introduced himself, so I couldn’t tell you his name. Food was okay, I remember the omelette being better the last time I was there. So a hit and miss type restaurant.
Another great experience at Le Diplomate. Fantastic brunch—the kitchen was super fast, and the staff made sure we were taken care of.
Birthday brunch was fun! Great service!
It was phenomenal. The perfect dining experience. I can't wait to go back
I have been there for so many times that I lost the count. We always have a great time there. The food is always great, and the service is fabulous. I enjoy it a lot and would surely return when I get a chance.
The restaurant was a fabulous recommendation by friends! The staff was pleasant and extremely ready to assist when needed. The food was out of this world and nothing was left on anyone's plates. The one thing I would knock the restaurant for is the noise level. You cannot have a conversation without having to raise your voice.
We loved everything food , service , ambiance but the noise level was through the roof. Hard to talk to people at my table and we were only 4.
Food was very very good and our server was awesome but it was much more casual than expected. It was a little loud for the 40+ crowd. I was happy to finally get a reservation.
The fois gras is one of the most delicious items I have ever eaten, including when I lived in France. My other favorite items are the mushroom tarte, the escargots, steak au poivre, moules frites, steak frites, and, yes, even the burger. I have heard much talk about the burger over the years and finally tried it. To be perfectly honest, it was one of the most delicious burgers I have ever had.
The service and food was amazing. Additionally, the ambiance and feel was fun and really contributed to the overall dining experience.
It was busy but at it is still a good place to eat especially for brunch. Our waiter was kind and the food was good.
Le Diplomate is the perfect spot for brunch in DC. The hostess sat us promptly when I gave our reservation (which you should always make if you're going to brunch) and the food was beyond delicious.
Great brunch spot. Make sure you have an appetite as the the options are outstanding and portions are large.
Always love going here. My favorite restaurant in DC
I love this place. The food is so good and the ambiance is so unique.
Had a wonderful evening with my family (party of 15) who were visiting. They were very accommodating to our large party and everything was great! Some of us went back for lunch the next day! Great ambiance and food!
They would like to have "turned our table" faster...but we prevailed. Great evening!!
Amazing food, ambiance, people! Our favorite restaurant in WDC. Date night, special occasion, or a just a visit to the bar. It’s always incredible!
Excellent service with great menu recommendations. The food and drinks were delicious. The tented dining area did fill up and get very loud, making conversation a bit difficult but that doesn’t outweigh the excellent meal and service.
Muy buena opción. Altamente recomendable.
Loud chaotic and a mess. I was incredibly disappointed.