- 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
Food and service top notch at an early indoor seating time (5:15 on a Thursday). Ordered the lovely whipped foie gras (so delicious) and husband ordered steak tartar, which he said he’d go back for the next day. For entrees we had Dover sole with asparagus and the mussels with fries. All excellent though the fries are not up to the standards of the rest of the food. Not bad but I was able to “resist” them. For dessert we had profiteroles and the millefuille. I preferred the latter. Profiteroles were good but not special. Service was outstanding. Cocktails are spot on! We will return. Nice vibe.
Phenomenal service and recommendations from the waiter.
I had the warm shrimp salad and frites, both delicious!
Try the new "on street" tables; cozy and great for conversations
Lovely as always. The servers have adapted to full capacity dining very well. Always conscientious and courteous. Love Love Love.
The service was top notch, and the food was delicious! Loved the ambiance and the whole experience!
It was my first time back in a restaurant since December 2019 and it was a great first start. The food was as delicious as I remembered and the service was great. The outdoor seating was comfortable and quite quiet given that we were on 14th Street! Glad to be back!
Ideal! Food was great as always. Server was attentive and clearly excited to be back in full swing. Love the well-curated wine list!
Don't miss the halibut!
Le Diplomate always delivers a meal that is flavorful - well prepared and presented without gimmicks because the food speaks for itself. I brought my young adult children with me to celebrate my birthday and they enjoyed the food and atmosphere. They'll be next generation diners for sure!
Unfortunately, the quality of the food presentation has decreased. The foie grass is not served the same way. I know you had to change it a bit for Covid-19 outdoor sitting but now, after they started indoor sitting, its the same (picnic like presentation). Also, I ordered a shrimp warm salad and it had so much vinagrette I really could not finish it. Last, (my favourite dessert there: profiteroles) were not really fresh...Sad!
Relaxing with some burgers and beers to catch up with my friend.
Food and service were great. Shared three cheeses as an appetizer. Wine of us had the veal, one had soft shell crab, I had the trout all were delicious. Poutine for dessert was outstanding.
We will be back
food was good and the restaurant was busy on a Sunday night.
The food and ambiance are still excellent. Given the difficulty of getting a reservation, I do not want to encourage a new group of people to sample this place. I have reluctantly answered 'yes' to the question, below, about recommending this place to a friend.
Less than we had expected. We originally had reservations for Marcel’s but were told it was slipping and were encouraged to change. Le Diplomate was acceptable but nothing special.
Fantastic as always. Great service, atmosphere and food.
The food here is incredible- like everyone says! The salmon carpaccio appetizer was delicious. We both loved our entrees and drinks, too. Highly recommend.
The food was delicious and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
The booths set up in the streetery are the best place to have dinner on a beautiful summer night. The food and service was, as always, incredible!
We had a wonderful meal with close friends we hadn’t seen in a very long time. The server was knowledgeable and friendly and the outdoor seating was perfect on a lovely night. Cavy wait to go back !
First time back in about 14 months. Major ding was that valet parking has vanished with appearance of table pods in the street (gutter). Only outside available when I booked for five. First person at reception offered inside but was overruled by second person at reception. Brief kerfuffle. Ended up at far end of permanent porch, which was pleasant but a bit out of the service action. Wait staff seemed a bit more harried than usual in before-times. A floor person, a Starr signature, didn’t show up at table until almost end of meal. Food was all very good per usual.
One of my favorite spots on 14th street. Great food, wine and service.
amazing staff!!! Food was beyond spectacular, can't wait to visit again
Always outstanding. I just wish it were easier to book reservations.
We had an first-time experience at Le Diplomate. The food tasted outstanding, was perfectly-paced and looked incredible. We were celebrating my partner’s birthday, and Adele, our server, was incredible. They gave us great recommendations and made it one of the best birthdays ever. Thank you, Adele!
Absolutely the best! Food, service and scene are perfect!
A consistently excellent restaurant. Great food, great service, great ambiance. Everytime.
I used to come to le diplomate every chance I could while living in DC, and now that I’ve moved away every time I come back it’s a special treat.
consistent quality & service. you know what you'll get is a stellar experience each & every time.
It was a great overall experience. However fir a reservation made more than a month out for a party of
7, I was a bit disappointed that they squeezed 7 on a table for 6. It was so tight . Constantly moving items to accommodate and the waitress did very little to assist. Expected a bit more for the cost of the meal and the length of time that the reservation was made.
Wonderful dinner. Food exceptional. Staff attentive and very helpful.
This was an amazing meal. We were surprised to get a free champagne for our anniversary and the wait staff was very hot and helpful. 10/10 would recommend!
A special event dinner. I had shared the details with the staff before hand and they handled it very well. Indeed, various staff members walked by and said "Happy Anniversary"
Service not as great as is has been before. Odd because there were many servers/staff/hostesses nearby. I usually come here as a treat because it’s always a special experience, but this did not feel like that.
Great service, great food. Thanks!
Not impressed. Servers were not very attentive. Food was just ok. French food is definitely overrated for its price point.
Le Diplomate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.
Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 10331 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.