- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Amazing food, great ambience, fantastic service.
Matthew and the team were spot on. Fantastic experience; next time would like to sit outside!
Just as good as everyone says! Great food and service. Can’t beat the ambience.
I finally venture out to check out Le Diplomate. Our lunch date was going great until I see a mouse crawling under the table of another diner. If I had not already finished my food, I would have stopped. It was horrible experience and I don’t think I can ever go back there to eat!
We sat outside and had a lovely server. The food came out promptly and quality was excellent. However- there were constantly servers coming by to refill our water. While it seemed nice in the beginning- it came to a point of being distracting. But our biggest complaint is that we told the restaurant twice that it was my birthday and had assumed they would acknowledge it somehow and they never did. We saw a table next to us get a small treat and candle and expected the same- but it never happened and next thing we know, the check was out and it was time to go. We came there especially to celebrate my birthday so this this was quite disappointing esp. after we indicated this in our reservation and called.
Ate outside, cute little booths street side. We experienced the usual street sounds. Couldn’t hear any conversations from the adjacent booths.
Our server was excellent, kind and attentive to our four year old.
Outstanding kids menu - the “ham and cheese” sandwich my daughter got was excellent (prosciutto!) and not at all dumbed down for children.
I was very happy with my mushroom tart and tomato salad; husband had moule frites with a fantastically flavorful, herbaceous broth.
Great coffee/espresso, and an excellent dessert menu (we had the creme brûlée).
Consistently good food, foie gras parfait was amazing and highly recommend the steak tartare, we have eaten steak tartare all over the world but none compares to Le Diplomate’s version.
The service was fantastic! The food was fresh!
Everything about it was great.
Fabulous experience as always! The nightly specials are consistently a winning selection. Merci!
always a great experience - the service level is top notch and the food is always delicious
My favorite restaurant in WDC and maybe in the US, phenomenal every time!
Always consistent, excellent food, great service, reasonable prices. And the bread is incredible. We came for late brunch, sat outside. My only complaint was that the streatery booth on 14th Street was hot, a little like sitting in a greenhouse. Next time I'll choose a table on Q Street under an umbrella.
It was a good dining experience overall. Food was delicious but nothing extraordinary. Drinks were good. Service was good. We were there to celebrate a birthday which was not acknowledged even though it was noted in the reservation. It is the details that differentiate one restaurant from another.
Excellent food, fast service, nice outside patio ambience, exceptionnel comme toujours!
Food and service absolutely outstanding. Got us earlier than reservation and outside dining was quiet and intimate. Definitely recommend!
Spectacular Pacific shrimp cocktail, something that is surprisingly hard to find in DC.
Booking an outside, private four-top is a must! It's safe and well-worth the advance planning to enjoy a very nice weekend brunch.
Wonderful food and service, as always. Love the outdoor space along 14th. I will definitely be back.
Amazing!!!! The food was amazing!! I highly recommend it!!!
Good was amazing, service was impeccable. Can’t wait to go back. Veal- brazino- and onion soup were all favorites! Along with dessert did not disappoint.
100% worth the hype. Everything was delicious and service was very attentive. We had the onion soup, the macaroni au gratin, the halibut and the steak au poivre. The complimentary bread basket alone was worth the trip! I will be dreaming about this meal for months to come. The dessert list also looked fantastic, but by the end of the meal we were too full to try any of the desserts. Will definitely have to go back for them!
The outdoor booths are amazing and offer unique ambience. Tremendous service and amazing food. Well worth it and would highly recommend.
We enjoyed our dinner, but it didn't really live up to it's reputation. The mocktail I got was uninspired, and our entrees were good not great.
Exceeded our expectations
Chef was outstanding, came and spoke to us as we left. The somelier chose an excellent wine for us. Waiter Misha was helpful, quick and knowledgeable. This is a first-rate restaurant.
The food was good. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The trout was not as good as usual. Butter slightly burnt. Fish not as sweet. But still very good. The noise level was almost too much. Everyone was very happy to be there. I wish we had been able to reserve a table outside. That would have helped!
People were crowded around the entrance when we arrived, causing our Uber driver to comment, "they must serve good food here." He's right, they do! Definitely recommend Le Diplomate. Enjoy!
Almost expired with paroxysms of orgiastic ecstacy!!!
As always wonderful
We were fortunate to snag an outside cabana, even though we had reserved for indoors. That was very quiet, in contrast to the unbearable din inside. After more than a year away, we were eager to get back to old favorites;onion soup, beef tartare, frites, cranberry and sour dough breads. They were superb, as was the daily lobster rissotto special. Alas, the tarte tatin was a little burnt. Outdoor service was a bit scattered, and the ambiance on 14th St was decidedly not ideal, but all in all, we’re happy le Dip is doing well. As long as we can escape the noise we’ll be coming back.
Everything was great - excellent cut of steak in the streak frites, duck was delicious, and apps were great. Definitely great bistro food.
Love this spot- incredible food and vibe. However the service was absolutely terrible not the norm for this restaurant.
The food and service were amazing. We were on the patio and it was beautiful. I was a little surprised at how close the tables were, especially given the COVID situation. We were maybe 18 inches from the people next to us, which was less than romantic and a little unnerving, even outside. Still, overall a great dinner.
Fantastic meal, as always. Great bistro feel, great service, start to finish. Solid wine list. Everyone, whatever their age, can have a great experience at La Diplomate.
Great server, delicious lunch!!
I always enjoy Le Diplomate, especially for brunch. I realize that the servers are extremely busy during peak times, however, our server could have been more attentive. This is the first time that I have been disappointed in the service which is usually outstanding.
Generally above average bistro food but nothing particularly great. Bathrooms were gross. It was embarrassing to bring an out of town guest (from abroad).
Le Diplomate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.
Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 10766 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.