- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Lovely bistrot meal. Reminded us of Paris dining.
Food was very good, but it was very loud, very crowded. Could barely hear the waiters. Not as fancy of a restaurant as we were told. I think experience would’ve been a lot better if we sat outside!!
The place is wonderful as usual! Food, service, music, atmosphere are amazing!
This place transports you back to Paris. From the jazz playing to the fresh cut bread it will make you want to return again. Food was great and the drinks were flowing. Make a reservation well in advance since this will fill up.
Fantastic as always. A DC staple that survived the pandemic and came out with the same stellar level of service and food.
Food was excellent, especially the oysters. Beef bourgignone was really good. Server and overall service was excellent as well. Had a great time.
The entrees came out right after we finished the oysters which felt too soon. We wished we had a few minutes pause before diving into another course. We also had cold air blowing on us where we were seated which felt uncomfortable (was a mild evening). Restaurant was rather crowded.
The restaurant is excellent, nothing out of place, and the food is delicious. The staff takes pride in their service delivery; Nabil, try and ask for him.
Great lunch sitting in the outdoor booths. All food was excellent!
Amazing food amazing service 5 stars! Le diplomat never disappoints
Chibak = best server ever
Great food! Wouldn't recommend Profiterole if you don't like banana and chocolate together. Crème brûlée is extraordinary. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for antipasti Ricotta Ravioli, Mushroom Tart, Onion Soup Gratinée, for entrees Salmon, Steak Au Poivre, and Steak Frites. The steak is SOOOO GOOD! For a person who doesn't like red meat, salmon is a perfect choice! Lots of wine selection and they have a quite a bit outdoor seating that is social distanced. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE FOOD HERE!
Awesome food/service. Great spot.
Lovely venue. Great bread. Chicken paillard was tough and chewy. No steak salad option despite a $38 steak frite option on the menu. Weak lunch choices. Mostly a destination for the ambience.
It was great!
Food was incredible. Service was spectacular. Order the profiteroles for dessert...
Such a great unique and amazing spot! We were visiting from Chicago and celebrating a special birthday and everything was amazing. They adjusted our reservation for us when we ran into a transportation issue so we didn’t have to miss the special celebration. We will definitely be back the next time we’re here!
The bread and butter were amazing and the staff was friendly. But sitting outside it smelled like garbage, which was hard to take. I'm sure it would have been lovely sitting indoors, though it was really cold in there when I went in for the restroom. The burger was good but too salty - and I like a lot of salt. My husband's fish was under-seasoned, but the bean salad that came with it was really delicious, bright and flavorful. He enjoyed his escargot. The service was fine. Overall, I wasn't very impressed considering the amazing choices we have in DC. I probably wouldn't go back but would be happy to accompany my husband if he wants to.
The escargot and Bread is to die for. Can’t wait to go back!
The ambience here is really unmatched. We felt totally transported to France and the food is delicious as well.
Great spot for a wonderful leisurely lunch
Le Diplomate has proven to be a neighborhood mainstay these past months. Consistently good food and service. Kirsten was our server on Monday. She has great instincts and really delivered good service.
Awesome food and awesome service! Really authentic french food!
First time dining here, everything was fantastic, especially the steak.
Service was not good this evening. No one came to our table for a long time. When we finally asked — no apologies. Wrong orders. Rude waiter. Just awkward.
The service and food were wonderful. It was an enjoyable time with family
I enjoy coming to this restaurant for many years. Generally everything is perfect but not my last visit. Our waiter was innatentive and seem to ignore us. We had to wait for almost an hour for our food. Meanwhile we did not get any update about the delay. I had to ask another waitress to help us because our waiter was simply not there. We finally left after two hours with mixed feelings about this meal. I felt so disappointed because we were looking forward for a good experience and a great meal.
Well worth the wait getting a reservation finally!!! The veal was to die for! So good! Oysters were delicious too! The dessert was delicious!!!
Fantastic waiter explained everything for us first timers, and gave recommendations. Wonderful shellfish, onion soup, cocktails and lobster!
Always a great time.
Wonderful service and the food qas delicious. Time to do a little maintenance to the furniture
Fantastic as always. Took visitors from AZ for lunch.
Loved the whole experience!
Le Diplomate never fails to please. One of the best dining spots in Washington.
Great service and ambiance. Lovely place for a special occasion.
Our server Matthew was exemplary.
Very delicious food, excellent service, celebratory environment. Great place!
Always delicious. Thank you
I really wanted to give Le Dip 5 stars, since I’ve waited so long to go there. But honestly it was a little disappointing after all the hype. We ate indoors and it was LOUD. We had to shout and repeat ourselves and I got hoarse. The place was hopping! I loved the lively atmosphere and the decor, but maybe a few sound panels?
Service could be better. We had to wait a long time to order. We ordered cocktails, entrees and a bottle of wine when we finally got the waiter’s attention. The meal came so fast we had just started our drinks, but it took a long time to get the wine. The steak au poivre was truly excellent, but the boeuf bourguignon was meh and the steak frites was mostly frites with a small C- steak. The pot de creme and the profiteroles were to die for. Yum!
Maybe it was an off night, and I appreciate that restaurant staffing is a challenge these days. I’d like to try it again sometime, maybe for a boozy lunch.
The place was too crowded, too loud, and the waiter did not give a memorable service for the price we paid. I thought was suppose to be a higher level of dress code from the public. It was my first time there and now the last.
Le Diplomate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.
Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 10553 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.