For any occasion! A delight!
A must dinning experience in DC. Little noisy, great service, ample menu.
Had a great experience! Excellent service and food was amazing.
My boyfriend and I went on Veterans Day when Le Dip gives free burger American to Veterans. It was a great first experience at the restaurant. The burgers and fries were fantastic! The cocktails are amazing as well!
It's already my favorite restaurant in DC, but when I found out they were giving a meal on Veterans Day, I was shocked and had to take them on the offer. I always feel odd taking any sort gestures of appreciation (since I love serving), but the staff was genuinely happy to have us and the burger was terrific.
Big thank you to Le Diplomat. You'll continue to have my patronage for the years to come.
Great restaurant. My go to for brunch!
The food was great at Le Diplomate, as was the wine list. Portions for 3 of the 4 dishes were substantial, but the scallops were small (bay rather than sea?) and there wasn't much else on the plate to fill up on. The steak, steak frites, and fish were delicious and large servings. We were about 15 minutes late, and the hostess had already cancelled our reservation (despite a phone call the day before confirming the reservation). Luckily, since we were there for an early bird dinner, they still had our table when we arrived! I was a little surprised by the quick cancellation at 5:45pm, when more than half the dining room was still open.
One of the best restaurants we have ever experienced. But, it is very loud.
Reservation was timely. Waiter was attentive, professional and willing to explain meal choices.
I got seated at the worst table in the restaurant and the wait staff did nothing to make it better. Tons of extraneous staff waiting around doing nothing, but it took forever to order/get our check. Food wasn’t good enough to put up with horrible service.
The food was delicious, our waiter was attentive and the ambiance was perfect!
Really great food and drinks. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. We made our reservation and were lucky to get the last spot. If you're in the area I would definitely recommend you give it a visit and if you know when you want to go to make a reservation. They are busy and get booked up early.
Great experience but the wait was long despite having a reservation
Excellent food, although two of our half dozens oysters were bad/tasted old. The ambience was nice overall but there was a table of 10-12 girls who were screaming and yelling constantly that the staff neglected to settle down. Our server was very nice and gave some recommendations about what should be ordered/how much should be ordered but I thought she could have given more information about each dish and what to expect. The foie Gras was especially tasty and a VERY LARGE PORTION for such a delicacy. The experience was exceptional overall and I will be returning.
The waiter was annoyed to wait on us. The food was fine & ambiance was good. Kind of a dud on our DC food radar.
Absolutely enjoyed the food, ambiance, and the service. Thanks
We go to Le Diplomate every time we visit DC and never disappoints
Great service, food & vibe! Thx!
Very good all around
Consistently one of the best restaurants in Washington. Every dish executed with care and precision. Excellent service from greeting to check.
Awesome French Bistro. Great food and great service.
Extremely crowded and loud. Authentic French feel. None of the staff was comfortable or familiar with how to treat a solo diner. Drinks were ok. Steak frites was good but pricey for what you get.
Great service, tremendous French cuisine and overall Le Diplomate is an outstanding restaurant
We loved Le Diplomate. Some dishes were more successful than others. All should be great for the price, though! Loved the menu choices.
Wonderful food and excellent service-Le Diplomat has it all. The staff is friendly and helpful; they even hailed a cab for me. I
Food and table service were lovely. However the experience was stressful as we waited a long time for our reserved table, it was crowded so we kept bumping into servers crossing and other waiting guests. Our table itself was fine, but the noise level was horrendous, one of the most uncomfortable I have personally experienced: There were several times I had to cover my ears. Perhaps it’s the high ceilings and/or the lack of sound insulation, but to make themselves heard over the din, diners spoke even louder, contributing to a vicious escalation of noise. I would return but not till the noise level is addressed by management using creative sound dampening techniques.
Everything was amazing! The service was impeccable, great wine recommendations and food was delicious. Enjoyed eating at one of DC’s best restaurants.
Food was amazing. Great service
Service was absolutely delightful! A perfect evening out in DC.
Always great! Love the food and cocktails too!
Food was AMAZING! Atmosphere was cozy and adorable. The vibe was inviting. Perfect for a date night, get together or celebration. Will definitely recommend and go back!
Fantastic restaurant. Great vibe, great decoration. Seemed like more of a local crowd versus tourist which was nice. Steak Frites were perfect.
We have eaten at Le Dip many times but it remains a favorite. The food is expertly prepared and we have always had great service. The wine list is excllent and the menu does not disappoint. I have had the trout almondine mutiple times and every time, it is absolutely delicious. The chef here makes the most wonderful sauces. The Steak au poivre is outstanding. That peppercorn sauce is perfection. We often get some of the frites on the side because they are the best I've tasted. Worth every calorie. We also had some Chelsea Gem oysters to start and they were extremely fresh and really delicious. Excellent dessert menu as well. Don't know how this restaurant maintains such high quality every single time after all these years but they do. Looking forward to returning soon!
I have been hearing rave reviews about Le Diplomate for several years. It certainly lived up to the reputation that proceeded it. The Menu was quite authentic French Bistro and very tasty. The service was excellent and we enjoyed the Sunday Brunch menu. Next time I will skip the cocktail. It was disappointing.
Sorry but Le Diplomate has totally lost touch. Food is lousy and the service is bad. Do the people receive any training at all ? It is full still because people think that it is a cool place but it seems like it is going down... No more.
Read that this was the place for brunch. It was yummy. We had a bottle of champagne. Perfect! mussels and the duck sarladaise both Devine. I mean it’s French so not light fare, but worthy of French style.
Amazing brunch and breads!!! We split quite a few different apps and mains with no disappointments. They are great in handling GF requests. Management came around checking on things and Tim who was our waiter twice over the weekend did an amazing job.
Everything was fantastic. Every morsel of the dishes was perfect. Service was attentive and pleasant. 10/10
Omg. This place is next level. Best grapefruit rosemary cocktail of my life, best goat cheese starter app of my life, best escargot of my life, and steak frites was exceptional. TRES BIEN!!!!! I will come back here as often as possible. Thank you thank you!
I have been here several times before. I found the place to be too noisy- open table should offer too noisy as an option rather than energetic
When I asked about the burger the waitress said I couldn't specify a temp since they were thin and the steak frites could only be medium since it was hanger steak and chewy-based on that I just ordered pate, onion soup and wine, and gougeres to go. the gougeres were actually very salty.