We picked out Le Diplomate for a birthday brunch for my wife; her parents where in town from KY and we all thought we’d give the restaurant a try. It was perfect, the food was amazing with a great variety of choices on the menu; the service was friendly and attentive; and the atmosphere was energetic but comfortable. I highly recommend Le Diplomate.
We went for brunch. Daniel was the waiter and is top notch. The bread is fantastic...up there with the really good read you find in NY. Pancakes were excellent as was the eggs ben and eggs in a pastry.
Would stay away from the french toast as its really sweet...pretty much a desert. But really nice place, pricey but worth a trip. will be back.
Amazing amazing food
Great atmosphere, true to the Parisian experience in food, facility and bustle—except that the Le Diplomate staff are much more attentive than their French counterparts.
Food, ambiance and service was all excellent. Sat in the room perpendicular to 14th Street, which offered a bit more space between tables.
Food is very good but in the case of my fish, the butter was a bit overdone. The noise level is very loud. If I go again I would definitely sit outside.
The food, staff, ambience all was excellent. They should rename the place “everything is good”. Highly recommend the foie gras and the burger was amazing.
We had a 2:00 lunch. The service was phenomenal, the food even better. I recommend the Chicken Paillard, but not the fois gras. The escargot also amazing and get a cheese plate!
So happy they were open for lunch! It was a nice surprise since I love the food there. The French onion soup is the best. Quiche is so creamy and light. Service ,ambiance and food is always great.
A truly memorable experience on our DC vacation!
Great dinners, good cocktails!
Always a favorite!
3 words. WARM SHRIMP SALAD. ❤️❤️❤️ This is my favorite restaurant in DC and never disappoints.
Wonderful meal and all well timed for our largish group (6). Very nice evening of delicious food and people watching.
The food is fabulous and the service excellent. Not much of a chance of getting a spot at the very small bar area. The place is certainly "energetic." Had dinner with my daughter-in-law, so it was always going to be fantastic!!
Love this place! Strong cocktails and flavorful escargot! Only complaint: The mashed potatoes taste a bit powdery.
I went for my birthday and everything was amazing - especially the food. We ordered escargot, mussels and frites, steak, and beef bourguignon. Everything tasted amazing. Next time we’ll skip the desserts. No bad, just not as great as the food. For as busy as it was, they didn’t rush us - that was appreciated. Already talking about going back. I’ve been to France. As good as any French bistro I ate at while there - maybe better than some actually.
Went for my boyfriends birthday on a Tuesday and it was surprisingly crowded! But that’s what made it fun and we got sat right away. Oysters were amazing and so was the steak frites. Very attentive waiter and romantic ambiance.
Foie Gras Parfait 5/5, Snails 4/5 (need a different kind of bread for this), Duck a la Orange 3/5 (too much food, it was nicely pink but had sat around and was tough/dry, not enough orange flavor).
Had a great open window table. The dishes were fabulous.
The food and service were absolutely excellent! The atmosphere was lovely. It was a bit noisy at first but as the restaurant emptied a little it was much more manageable volume. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice date restaurant.
Great experience 👍
A glimpse of Paris with the DC locals. Great food and environment.
Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The vibe there was classy and I loved it! Will definitely be back!
Amazing! Truly one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The steak frites is exceptional
Fabulous meal and great service but soooooo load. Even on a week night it was very challenging to have a conversation. A fatal flaw I'm afraid.
Wonderful food and atmosphere!
Great experience. Excellent coffee! Delicious breads and pastries. Our entries were also very good. Plenty of outdoor seating. Would definitely recommend.
Great food Delish
We had to wait about 15 minutes for our reservation, but we got a full apology, some snacks AND two full glasses of champagne! Had a great time and the food was excellent as always.
Waitress forgot about half our order. Chair at table was broken , had to swap myself. Food came out way too fast. Very much overpriced. Not a good experience.
We celebrated my husband's birthday here for the second year in a row. The food and service were phenomenal as usual!
Appropriately buzzing atmosphere. Experienced service. Goo French bistro food.
Great place for that special occasion! Service is great!
Great meal and experience as always. Thank you! Mrose
My husband and I went for our anniversary. It was a fantastic experience!!
This was one of the best meals I've had in D.C. and that's really impressive. The food was stellar, the service was excellent and the atmosphere felt authentic. It's a little noisy inside, but it was a fun, bustling environment. My coworker and I thoroughly enjoyed everything. My dorade was so good, I could've eaten another. My coworker claims that his half chicken was the best he's ever eaten. The cost was surprisingly low for what we got. I would put Le Diplomate to anyone in D.C.
The food came out very quickly but it was otherwise a wonderful experience.
Best Steak I’ve ever had! Mashed potatoes were delectable, and our server was phenomenal.