- 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
Daniel was one of the best waiters I have had in the 5 1/2 years I have lived in DC. I could not get the WiFi to work in one of the street eateries. He graciously offered his hotspot so I could continue doing work. That is above and beyond, which simply doesn't happen much anymore. I ordered my steak medium rare and it came out almost well done. He apologized and immediately corrected the order. Additionally, he made an amazing wine recommendation for my entree.
I always enjoy going to this restaurant, but the service has become a problem. We had to continually flag down someone to even come to our table, and when they did things were delayed or forgotten. I am happy to pay these prices for the food, but I expect it should also include a professional wait staff that is attentive.
Le Diplomate often oversalts the food. Wonderful restaurant in spite of its one fault.
As usual Le Diplomate did not disappoint. Everything from the food to the service was excellent!
Great French cuisine as always! Superb service all around. Had a table outside on 14th st nw side of restaurant. Reserve, you will not be deceived!
Excellent birthday dinner! Food and service were both amazing. Can’t wait to go back!
As usual, all went splendidly well at Le Diplomate. My duck al 'orange was perfect as well as the profiteroles. The cranberry bread was out of this world. Well done!
We had an enjoyable evening sitting outside with great cocktails, appetizers, dinner and service. Our waiter Noble made the evening an Adventure. We would definitely come back and bring guests again. A+
So fun. Loved it for Mother’s Day!
It’s one of our favorite restaurants and we all loved it!
I had a very nice time at le diplomate and the food was outstanding. Though, our waiter did take a long time for some of the food to be brought out. Besides that, it was a great experience overall.
Fabulous! We ate outside in a lovely, private space. Wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day!
love this place, had the lobster frites and it was delicious...
Great experience and fair price. Congrats to the team
Great location with well designed outdoor seating in booths with warm air supply for your feet and open windows for your health. The food was excellent. Pea soup was an unexpected highlight. Service was good but each waitperson had too many tables.
People rave about Le Diplomate, and we appreciated the service and ambiance. But we found the food disappointing—it just wasn’t very special. We expected to be wowed, and we simply weren’t. We will try it again and hope the food will be better.
Celebrating our wedding anniversary with family
Great (as always)!
Great experience! We sat outside in an individual booth separate from our neighbors. The only caveat is that it’s open so it was quite windy. Our service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We would definitely come back.
We sat outside at the cutest table! It even had heat and an overhead light. The bread and latte are to die for- everything was delicious. Loved the warm shrimp salad. Our server was charming and didn’t rush us! Quality of the food is outstanding
Perfect as always
Always the best food and service in town. Consistently excellent in all aspects.
Wonderful evening! Couldn’t have been better. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent! Love this place!!
Favorite restaurant in DC! The fois gras, tuna carpaccio, and macaroni au gratin are a must for the table! The boeuf bourgignon is also to die for. Never disappointed at le dip!
Excellent as always in all ways. It wa our first outdoor dinner in more than a year. A great choice.
Our server was awesome, and the food was delicious! Can’t wait to return!
The meal was fabulous and the ambience was perfect. Perfect afternoon lunch to head into the weekend!
1st official dinning out experience as a family in a year- it was great. We did outdoor seating - staff was great, food really good. Great afternoon!
Portia, our friendly and able server, knew how to describe oysters, which is rare. The food was what you would have eaten in a popular bistro in a French secondary city. It might have arrived a bit hotter.
The restaurant is much quieter and more pleasant with physical distancing.
Fantastic experience! Super knowledgeable and friendly waiter. ONLY thing was we didn't have a table cloth lol. A must-try in DC.
great food and atmosphere
Great place to eat
Le Diplomate always does a wonderful job! Every dish on the menu is exceptional. The staff is friendly, and helps to make the experience always a special one. It is my favorite restaurant in Washington.
Love the outdoor seating booths. The food and the service were excellent
This was our first visit to LeDiplomate and certainly not our last. The menu had a great selection for Brunch, the food was delicious and our server was excellent, not overbearing, answered all our questions and was very friendly and efficient.
Amazing Sunday brunch.
This used to be our all time go to favorite but recently disappointed especially considering the price - steak was literally cold - service rushed and table on 14th st NOISY and dusty great frites tho ....
Excellent food and service
We loved the outdoor seating area, and it felt so safe during these scary COVID-19 times. I love that our table almost had it's own little "room" outside with walls to separate it from the other tables, but openings to the street and restaurant sides to allow airflow. The ambiance was still so spectacular and our waiter, Kevin, was amazing! Of course the food was just as good as always. The bread and the pastry basket were to die for.
We love the cabanas and the heater was a happy surprise. Our server was delightful and our meals and cocktails were excellent, as always. The weather was less than perfect but the staff did more than their best to make everyone happy.
Le Diplomate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.
Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 10111 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.