Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About Le Diplomate
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.
Washington, DC 20009
Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 12:00AM
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:00AM to 3:00PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Le Diplomate Ratings and Reviews
I was disappointed. This place was highly recommended for French food in D.C. and the food was just ok. The steak was too well done for steak frites and the fries were too salty. The veal lacked flavor. The waiter was inattentive at best and recommended an American wine.
Our brunch at Le Diplomate was delicious! Our party of three had two egg dishes and a tartine and all exceeded our expectations. Our server, Lauren, was attentive and knew the menu well. The atmosphere was charming and comfortable. We will definitely visit again.
Food was delicious, waiters were friendly, wait time was normal for a busy night. Overall, great experience. Can’t wait to return to try other items on the menu!
Although Le Dip is a bit more on the expensive side, you definitely get what you pay for. Food was top notch.
Takes forever to get a reservation & it’s the same old story - 5 pm or 10 pm and that’s after being put on hold at least twice! We took 5:15 pm. Horrible service - had a cocktail, never asked if I cared for a glass of wine. Had to flag her down. No Bernaise for the steak frites. “We don’t serve it!”. Attitude -5.
First, I indicated on the opentable reservation that it was our anniversary but no acknowledgement was ever made. Service was average, waiter was not very attentive, often times we felt like we were waiting on him. For the price and the hype, my husband and I felt like the food fell short. The bread was probably the best part - not saying much. The steak tartar seemed like it had too much horse radish, the steak frites was really fatty/chewy and small and I didn’t care for my fish at all. Was disappointed..
Le Diplomat is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. It’s popularity and what I imagine is exorbitant rent on 14th street makes this expensive, but it’s a great upscale dining experience without the fuss. Never had a bad dish here. Make sure to try the mussels because they are fantastic!
This is one of my favorite places in the city and as always, the food was excellent. The service was a little less on-point than usual but everything else was so great- and everyplace can have an off night. Overall, you can’t go wrong with a night out at Le Diplomate.
We had such a great time (as always). The food is always so good and our waitress was friendly and great. In fact, I made a reservation and had to call the day before to expand it. They asked if it was ok to have it be a little tight and there might be a way but were incredibly accommodating. We showed up and were seated pretty quickly at a table that was more than big enough for all of us!
Have been coming here for years, as of recently it seems like the quality of service has gone down in recent months. Bar service seems distracted and uninterested and we had to remind the waiter after sitting at our table that we would like to order food. He also never came back to check on us until after we were done eating. The food is as tasty as ever, but staff seems to have changed and gone down hill.
From the moment we walked in and were welcomed by a grunt from the host the evening got worse. Tarik (server) would’ve preferred to be anywhere else and his disinterested attitude poorly reflected on the restaurant. Food average; unseasoned & luke warm. First time, last time.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.