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.
Was literally one of the best dinner experiences. Superb service. I love a waiter that recommends food and drinks. He did and he nailed it. The fish was delicious as well as the beef. I would definitely return. It was a special night.
10/10 as always, food is always amazing. And the service is above and beyond. The space is a little cramped but it gives a very authentic French dining experience.
We were a table of 8 the waiter had an annoyed expression the whole time he had to serve our table! I love Le Diplomat and every time I come to DC I make a point of eating here, just wish I didn’t have to look into the face of annoyance every time we asked for something...
Always a great bet with incredible ambiance
Excellent food and a broad choice of wines to compliment your meal. I would give the place 5 stars but in the end, we asked for decaf Cappucino and received caffeinated. This kept us up the entire night when we had a flight the next day.
Celebrating our anniversary, dinner was delicious. Our waiter even brought us a glass of champagne which made our night out even more special.
Everything was very good except I was moved to the different table after I sat at the window table.
This is our GO-TO place, although we never get there often enough. The oysters were fresh and delicious; the bread basket is always amazing. our entrees, scallops and trout were perfect. The manager, Lenny, was very gracious and generous. We had a delicious dinner and a wonderful evening. Next time, I will get the steak frites! I'm READY!!
Food was incredible 💕; gourgeres were wonderful. The trout was just amazing. We were so impressed, we immediately made reservations for brunch the next day 😁
Le Diplomate is my all time favorite resturant- anywhere. My children love it, my wife loves it and I love Le Diplomate. Le Diplomate is always a treat whenever we're vistiing DC.
We've been to Le Diplomate many times, I just thought this time was OK. Our server was not particularly friendly or helpful compared to previous servers we had. We went for a late lunch at 3:30 PM and it was still brunch. Meh...
We had a good experience service was very quick food was excellent.
Pre-Father’s Day dinner date. Service as always was exceptional and food was amazing. LeDiplomat never fails to provide the utmost in high quality service and dining at anytime of the day and anytime of the year. Has the mushroom tart because I can never turn it down, hubby tried the tuna tartare and it melts in your mouth. Finally tried the beef bourguignon....BEST EVER
Always awesome! Go whenever we are in dc.
Love le diplomat and usually have excellent service so I’m thinking this time was a fluke. Otherwise the food and drinks were great and the ambiance was wonderful.
Amazing food, wonderful service! Perfect for our celebration.
The food was very good except the veal sauce was too salty.
Loud think I was served mussels which had turned still struggling not a good experience
Even with a reservation it took time to seat us.
Expensive & delicious. Service matches the price.
Food was very good. Service was attentive and helpful. Noise level was high but not offensive. Overall experience was very good.
Daughters graduation from high school
The BEST burgers in DC. Excellent bread too. Great service, and always bustling.
Great tasty dinner, reasonably priced. Terrific service!
We were promptly seated, and our waiter (I forgot his name!) provided an excellent overview and description of all items in which we inquired.
The food and service were excellent! Our party had the salmon, cheeseburger, roasted chicken and scallops. The warm shrimp salad and macaroni and cheese were equally delicious. Our waiter also provided a beer recommendation which was also a great selection.
We will definitely be back!
Thank you for very attentive staff and for making our special day even more special! Delighted! It's definitely one of "our place" ))
Excellent French experience. Great wine list. Duck le orange was magnificent. Scallops were divine and the steak au poivre didn’t disappoint. Foie gras appetizer with pate and charcuterie was also a big hit.
Food is always on point. It was very crowded and noisy so hard to have a conversation but lively atmosphere
The scallops were perfectly prepared! The creme brulee was off the charts!
The Front of House staff was amazing the evening of my visit. My server was unfortunately very rude. He rushed us throughout the entire meal, was inattentive , and when he was around he was removing dishes and drinks before they finished. He insisted twice on boxing our food to go shortly after we received our meals. I was extremely disappointed, because ale Diplomate has been one of my favorite restaurants and I was looking forward to having a positively memorable meal, rather than leaving with a bad taste in my mouth.
Always a treat. It is my *special occasion* restaurant. Can't wait for my next visit!
Our server was the best!
My husband and I took our father’s there for a joint birthday lunch. The food was wonderful and the service was superb. The only downside is that it’s very noisy inside. Request to be seated outside if you have heard of hearing members of your party.
What a cool spot, the experience is worth every penny. My fiance' and I had reservations for Sunday brunch while visiting DC and the experience did not disappoint. Show up hungry. We had the Mushroom Tart, Eggs Benedict, and Poached Eggs Basquaise. Would order again, although it would be a while before we got back around to them because everything on the menu (and all around us) looked and smelled excellent. Service was also top notch - welcoming and attentive without being annoying/interruptive.
Amazing food and I loved the atmosphere - felt like I was back in France.
My fav brunch in DC. Everything is excellent, highly recommend.
Excellent food and service always!
They were able to accommodate us outside with our fur baby, on a beautiful Saturday. Had the Petit Plateau for brunch as a reward after a 5K and it did not disappoint. It was massive for 2 adults-we were stuffed! I highly recommend this place.
It was another great dining experience every time! My husband was so pleased with the food experience as well. It was his first time dining at the restaurant, I was truly glad that he loves the ambiance and the food. It is surely one of my go to restaurant to bring my girlfriends and now my husband. You can’t go wrong with this establishment.