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So much fun and great people. Great wine and food. Enjoyed the mussels.
Best hamburger in DC - Lobster bisque was excellent. Great deserts.
LE Diplomate was great as always. It’s a routine spot for my wife and I but this was the first time we did a large group for her birthday and the restaurant was extremely helpful, service was excellent and the food is always top notch. Can’t wait to go back.
This place does not disappoint from great service to the delicious food. My server Matt, made great recommendations and everything I had was delicious. I can’t wait to go back.
We always have an excellent meal. Never disappoints.
Went for brunch and had was blown away by the food and the service!
absolutely amazing! the sea bass was an absolute hit!
Food was good but not impressive, service was average, but warmed up to satisfactory. Meals were delivered promptly, bread was very good and support staff responsive. Prices are reasonable but overall impression and total package left me indifferent.
Everything was great but we did feel rushed.
Really great experience. We came with two little kids and the server did a really nice job of taking care of us. Not really a family Resturant so it’s really up to the server to make you feel welcome and he did a great job. I just felt that the chairs were falling apart and uncomfortable.
Servers are incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. They're great with recommendations and pairings. Each dish on the menu belongs there, and the range of options is outstanding.
The service was horrible. Our waiter was very nice but inexperienced at best. This was our first time to the restaurant so wasn’t that impressed.
Always exceeds expectations every time. Do not miss the chance to dine at this Washington, DC institution.
I’m a regular for the inception of the restaurant. You will never be disappointed with the food, just make sure the hostess knows who you are and what you are wearing once you check in for a reservation, it may be crowded.
Wonderful service and brunch was impeccable. Will definitely return!
Brunch was nice! Looking forward to going back for dinner!
Fantastic experience! Our food and service was first class. Our waiter, David, was WONDERFUL!
I saw Le Diplomate on many lists of great restaurants in DC and it did not disappoint. I am moving to DC for an internship for the semester and my mom and I decided to eat here. The reservation was on time and the service was fast and excellent. Both of our meals were phenomenal and I would highly recommend this to everyone. I will hopefully be back soon!
Live this place!!! Great food and Amazing Bread's!
Busy, loud, community-like seating, small bar, good service, good drinks, great food!
Visiting DC and wanted a fun place to catch up!
I would recommend the restaurant because it is close to a true French bistro but I found it too big and impersonal. The food is good, French Fries were delicious but nothing was outstanding.
One of the best diner that I ever had
Love this place with close friends and family for a delicious meal in a place that lets you be loud if you want to be; serves a great meal with super staff (always); and never rushes you along. It's as much about the place itself as it is about the food, the two are perfect together.
Our favorite restaurant in DC! Every night is a special occasion.
We love Le Diplomate for a weeknight dinner, weekend brunch, or a meet up with friends. We also like bringing visitors here. Definitely always make a reservation in advance.
Favorites are the gougeres and French onion soup. Did not enjoy the beef bourguignon as much as other dishes—a little tough and not quite as flavorful as we’ve had at other places.
The atmosphere and vibe are “energetic” but it’s always extremely loud, something to keep in mind if you aren’t in the mood for that. Overall, highly recommend.
Really enjoyed the meal.
Our waiter Melvin was very very good, helped to make this a memorable occasion. We ate the breakfast menu for the first time on new year's day and were very happy with our choices.
Wow. New Year’s Day brunch. French toast is a must yum!
Your servers rushed us on a 6:15 reservation due to a NYE event happening at 9pm. We were given a “last call” warning at 7pm!! It was super rude. We had planned in ordering more wine and dessert and would have been out of there well before 8pm but your servers made sure we were gone even earlier, we got our check and took our money elsewhere. Worse Le Dip experience ever.
Amazing service and food as always!
Very nice early New Year’s Eve dinner with our adult children.
Wonderful seafood plateaus
I was really disappointed with the table we had. I reserved the table one month ago, in spite of that we were seated outside. It was so cold that I got sick the next day.
This was an amazing experience - my favorite place we visited in DC. Food was delightful, ambiance was perfect, and priced reasonably. My only complaint is that it could get a touch loud in the restaurant and our waiter may not have known every answer to our pointed, detailed questions. Otherwise, this was about as good as it gets. Thank you Le Diplomate!
Very good meal. Great atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. Service was spot on.
Delicious French food. Adorable cafe -- great Christmas decorations!