Le Diplomate

4.8
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8436 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Le Diplomate never disappoints. Fabulous atmosphere, professional, attentive wait staff and excellent menu choices. Our European guests loved their dinner experience.
It is somewhat pricey but for dinner in DC it’s well worth it.
We will be back again and again!

JE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Diplomate has been the premier restaurant in Logan Circle since the day its doors opened. When you walk into the door, you are in a Paris bistro. The staff is always energetic, informative, never pushy. The food never fails to be wonderful. So every time you dine there, you know you will be coming back. I go often and am never disappointed.

H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service and food were excellent. The noise level and pricing was not equivalent.

h
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely INCREDIBLE! From the time we stepped in, to the time we left!! Everything was SUCH an AMAZING experience!!! The food is over the top. We ordered the Mac & Cheese for the appetizer... & then the Trout & Steak & Frits!! ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!!!! So so good! & the service is perfection!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go during the holiday, the ambiance is top notch. Amazing food!

AA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! All met our expectations!excellent Food, Xmas decorations are beautiful, attentive service

AR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went for brunch. Too much cream with eggs; duck dry; salmon appetizer pressed too much. Fabulous bread basket.

R
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very busy which might account for the food being not as good as usual.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love that they split up dishes if you ask to split. Top quality bread basket.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great experience, GREAT Christmas decor :-)

ME
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for a friend's birthday. She is from France and is currently studying in the U.S. and she had been missing good french food. She loved it. It's a bit on the pricey side, but the food was absolutely worth it. Good portions, and the waiters are so kind and attentive. Would highly recommend and would definitely want to go back for another special occasion.

H
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always! The staff went out of their way to make me a gin cocktail that I described and it was phenomenal. Special place.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. We could not have had a better time!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal of the trip to DC. Excellent in every way.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service!

A
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

So disappointing. This is my parents favorite place in DC but terrible service this time around. They didn’t even wait until we finished our appetizers before serving our entrees. Not sure we will be coming back...

B
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The appetizer all the way to dessert were delicious. Will definitely come back.

AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dinner with particular attention toward our anniversary.

CG
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brought my fiance here for dinner on a Wednesday; Was busy but still managed to get food out without huge delays. Everything tasted great.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date night spot. Impeccable service. Out of this world pastry.

JD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live just around the corner from LeDip (our nickname). We eat here frequently because it is always a great experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. This restaurant was recommended to us by a local, and the food was outstanding. Mussels are to die for and the service was impeccable.

CB
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the scallop dish!

AC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you ask to split something, they serve half portions on two plates, which is nice. Only complaint is that we got sat in a high traffic area.

t
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escargot was good but it looks better if the shell is still on. The Burger Americain ... the BEST! Will definitely go back.

M
Washington DC
263 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great go to
Incredible / consistent service

S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, top-notch food and service. The staff and servers are friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and great at their jobs. The food is cooked to perfection (the skate had a perfectly crisped exterior with a buttery-soft inside, and the mussels were the best moules frites that I've ever had, either here or anywhere else).

Cocktails are a great mix of classic and inventive, and overall this is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. I've never had less than a 5-star experience here, and I'll be returning again in the near future.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Always absolutely amazing. Foie gras is magical and the macaroni au gratin is unbelievably delish. Also, can’t forget about the best burger in DC. You can not go wrong with anything on the menu.

DC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. John, server was fantastic and Ray is the man!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

MQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was meh but service was top notch . Too noisy and overrated

AR
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing, the staff helped me pull off an elaborate surprise.

B
Columbus
59 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary - great!

OT
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Our table was ready immediately and we were served well and efficiently. Their brunch menu and breads are amazing. Even the coffee is outstanding! Highly recommend!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our waiter was very patient.

TT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No other way I would have rather spent Thanksgiving. Food was outstanding, service was good, and my wine pairing was great.

H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Turkey special for Thanksgiving was delicious, but they ran out out of pumpkin and pecan pies. However, they were nice enough to offer an alternative from their stock dessert menu.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Thanks, Melvin!

AQ
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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