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Le Diplomate

4.8
4.8
12283 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Stephen Starr brings his signature brand of hospitality and design to the nation’s capital with the opening of Le Diplomate, located at 14th & Q. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, the stylish 260 seat restaurant transports diners to the beloved cafés of Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. The extensive menu features a variety of classic dishes including Onion Soup Gratinee, Steak Frites, and Poulet Roti as well as contemporary bistro fare, with dishes such as Shaved Veal Tongue with Mache and Bavette de Boeuf à l’Echalote. A thoughtfully curated wine list and cocktail program perfectly complements the cuisine and creates an environment suitable for romantic dinners or lively group gatherings. In warmer weather, enjoy dining "en plein air" in the stunning outdoor café where you can take in the bustling energy of DC while sipping on the perfect kir royale.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 402 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Midday Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 332-3333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Greg Lloyd

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What 12,283 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    French

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. ME

    MarylandEaters

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    First time eating at Le Diplomate for dinner. I would say that the entrees were okay (trout and steak frites). The trout was nice but bland. The fries were great but the steak was not great quality. Going forward, we will come back just for brunch because we found the food better. The service was great as usual. We really enjoyed eating outside in the individual cubicles. Inside is just too noisy for our son who is autistic. We did really enjoy the french onion soup and the cheese plate. Overall, it is a great restaurant.
  2. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service while we were in DC. We loved the ambiance. This place is legit. We will be back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Entry is a little tough- no where to stand comfortably and not be in the way on a busy night! Seating came quickly, however, and Hostess was lovely and helped us switch table from atrium/greenhouse area to main dining room. It was a special occasion but it did not appear that Le Dip knew that, despite me entering it on my reservation. Great food and waiter did an excellent job of serving us well and attentively, but not rushing us.
  4. KT

    KTap

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anastasia was unforgettable at the bar and so was the steak au poivre. Loved our experience here.
  5. S

    Stephanie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing experience and meal. Thank you!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to be spectacular.
  7. C

    Cate

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great time and meal as always. A DC staple for a reason! We have enjoyed coming over the years but loved bringing our foodie two-year-old for the first time. (He loved it!) Everyone enjoyed their food, the service was excellent and ambience very nice: feels special, yet at the same time informal and comfortable. The people are always welcoming. Thanks Le Diplomate!
  8. LD

    LeDan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There for celebration. It was great, loved it. Will certainly go back
  9. FU

    Food4U

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Get food, drinks and service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The quality and flavor of each dish was excellent. The ambience was comfortable and inviting. I would recommend to anyone that appreciates a good meal to visit this location during their stay in DC.
  11. r

    riverrita

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. It was one of the best tasting meals we've ever had. 10/10 would go back again.
  12. SF

    SamanthaF

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    LOVE- food, decor. The bread alone is reason to go!!!
  13. H

    Heidi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic and delicious! No need to look any further for the best French cuisine in DC.
  14. r

    rbrestaurant

    Tucson

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great french food with excellent service and cafe ambience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Upon arrival, though very busy, we were seated very shortly. Our server came by and offered to do a run down of the menu or look then talk. We asked about the cheeses, he said their goal was to have us try cheese that was as close as possible to what we like in cheese. I can say 2 of the 3 cheeses were good, the third was their brie alternative but I was not a fan of it at all, too salty in my opinion. The table bread was very hard, I felt that maybe it was not as fresh as it could’ve been. We got macaroni gratin, it was very delicious. Then for entrées we went with steak frites and duck confit. The duck was well seasoned. We thought the NY strip was too salty on the outside and the fries were pretty average, also the piece of steak was pretty small but it was cooked as asked MR. Overall the experience was good, our server was helpful and answered every question. The restaurant is very loud, so this is not the place for people who are not used to a social environment but we liked it.
  16. GT

    GTVegas

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat, was there 2 years ago and will be back next time too.
  17. LH

    LissaH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best French food restaurants ever! Lobster and steak was amazing as was the shrimp cocktail and escargot appetizers!
  18. o

    openwater

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing salmon and salads! Our server was attentive and pleasant .
  19. JM

    JanetM

    Montreal

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Lovely setting outdoors. Wait-staff went above and beyond in pouring rain. Quality of the food was less than expected- the duck was over cooked and salty. Wine list skewed towards mid & higher prices for a neighborhood bistro.
  20. AS

    AnneS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    So so loud. Could not hold a conversation. Food was fine. Tarte tatin had an off taste. Server forgot our coffee. Not planning to go back
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice time, great food, strong service and enjoyable ambiance at Le Diplomate!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, chefs kiss! Would live here
  23. B

    Bbbbbbb

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What are my favorite restaurants to go to when I’m in DC. Food is always amazing and the service is even better. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough.
  24. AR

    AnnaR

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall great experience. Our one complaint was the noise level. The music could be half as loud, reducing overall noise. The gourgeres were delightful and the escargot made me roll my eyes with appreciation. My steak frites was cooked perfectly and my partner loved the flavors of the boeuf bourguignon.
  25. TS

    TaliaS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the dining experience! Really good food and great service.
  26. P

    Peter

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch experience. We had the steak frites, eggs Benedict, half dozen oysters, and a bottle of champagne — all of which were great. Will visit again.
  28. AW

    AlyssaW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I caught up with a dear friend over lunch. It was perfect.
  29. KM

    KMOS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t be better. A perfect brunch on the patio!
  30. LP

    LisaP

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal. Two had the lobster frites and one had the steak frites. Both prepared to perfection. Price may seem high for the lobster but it was a huge serving and so delicious. Worth every penny.
  31. G

    Good

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Good to great food. Service was a little lackadaisical. Went long stretches without seeing waitperson.
  32. h

    hsal

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    The hostesses are snotty and unhelpful. The one with the red hair is particularly rude. A couple of them are ok. The four of them just stare at you like they don’t know what their job is- They saw me standing there and continued to fumble around in the computer. It was 3pm in a Thursday and the restaurant was half empty. I thought about leaving. The black waiter with the curly hair is very good but other than him, the service has been pretty horrible.
  34. DC

    DavidC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting decor, interesting crowd, lots of people. Wonderful service. Wonderful food. A great experience.
  35. LJ

    LisaJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It would be terrific if a manager called me. I called the restaurant but was received by only a recording on a a loop.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service ever! Our waitress was amazing and the food was so good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! Food and service was great.
  38. RH

    RonH

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Branzino was exceptional. Nice presentation & a delicious combination of flavors with olives, peppers, & fave beans. My wife enjoyed traditional escargot & onion soup. Great French bistro.
  39. JP

    JosephP

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff
  40. J

    Joaquin

    Mexico City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love their tomato gazpacho. Absolutely top notch

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Le Diplomate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.

Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 12283 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 402 times today
Google Map for Le Diplomate

1601 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Q Street

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Midday Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Lloyd

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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