- 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
Perfect! Glad they could keep the streetery. Wonderful food, drinks, and service
The food and service was amazing.
Lobster risotto, mussels, escargot, veal, all great dishes. Wine is good and priced right. Feel like u r in Paris!
Amazing food and service and ambiance, thank you!
Great. Never disappoints. My special place in DC.
Great food and great service
We sat outside so the noise level was fine
Overpriced for what it is.
Le Diplomate is a neighborhood favorite, and we were lucky to book a reservation for dinner at 8 for Father’s Day. We were surprised though to learn that several main dishes were sold out, standard fare such as Steak Frites. While this is probably a by product of post-pandemic supply chain and high demand, it’s odd for a dinner at 8 spot to encounter this at a top restaurant, and get no explanation and a shrug.
Food was mediocre and they were out of a Humber of things we tried to order
love this restaurant. we're from San Francisco and this is hands down as good as any restaurant we loved there. we'll be back!
Incredible food and great dining experience! Highly recommend the macaroni au gratin and the beef bourguignon.
Fantastic ambiance. Terrific menu. A bit pricey. We sat outside and it was a warm (hot) day, so while seating was covered, it did get a little uncomfortable toward the end of the meal. The lemonade and ice coffee were fantastic. Our server was great. Will definitely go back.
LeDiplomate is great in every department for a perfect brunch, Great service: knowledgeable staff -always there when you need something but doesn't end up visiting or talking too much. Great food: a french onion soup is unmatched, a medium burger is actually medium (not well done and not medium rare). Great ambiance: feels like a french bistro with very nice indoor and outdoor space. Great management: place is well organized and well run
Always delightful! Service outstanding. Food & drink creative & delicious!
Tharuna at the bar was super sweet and knowledgeable. She made our dining experience so fun!
Absolutely incredible all around. The food, the service, the environment were so enjoyable. My friends and I had a fantastic time, and I would HIGHLY recommend Le Diplomate to anyone in or visiting DC!
The overall experience was very good. Getting seated directly next to the bathrooms and kitchen was disappointing, especially with several other tables open and available. The amount of traffic from the servers and guests constantly passing by our table was very distracting.
A trusty favourite - was a little off this time, probably because it is back at full capacity and servers and hostesses are overwhelmed - and it was a national holiday. Food was good, not great, and service was ok.
A great place to celebrate a birthday!
Lobster frites was amazing, and the service was excellent!
Always a great experience at Le Dip!
We had a great date night at Le Diplomate. The service and food were both outstanding - highly recommend!
Amazing food and ambiance. Great hospitality. Would definitely be back when visiting D.C.
Le diplomat’s commitment to consistent quality remains. The best restaurant in the city for a special occasion
Excellent from the moment we walked in! Good food and awesome wait staff!
Thank you for a great dinner!
Food and service top notch at an early indoor seating time (5:15 on a Thursday). Ordered the lovely whipped foie gras (so delicious) and husband ordered steak tartar, which he said he’d go back for the next day. For entrees we had Dover sole with asparagus and the mussels with fries. All excellent though the fries are not up to the standards of the rest of the food. Not bad but I was able to “resist” them. For dessert we had profiteroles and the millefuille. I preferred the latter. Profiteroles were good but not special. Service was outstanding. Cocktails are spot on! We will return. Nice vibe.
Phenomenal service and recommendations from the waiter.
I had the warm shrimp salad and frites, both delicious!
We had a fantastic time at LeDiplomate! Was able to snag a 9:30pm reservation for a late night dinner after an evening event. Part of the magic of dining at this time was that we felt like we were transported to a bistro in France were people typically dine much later. Our server Paula was delightful and recommended two cheese for us to start with that were phenomenal! We then split the steak frites and crème brule, which were both very solid, but that cheese plate really stole the show! Overall a lovely experience, made better by the charming ambiance and once again amazing service by our waitress Paula. Will definitely come back next time we are in DC.
Try the new "on street" tables; cozy and great for conversations
Lovely as always. The servers have adapted to full capacity dining very well. Always conscientious and courteous. Love Love Love.
The service was top notch, and the food was delicious! Loved the ambiance and the whole experience!
It was my first time back in a restaurant since December 2019 and it was a great first start. The food was as delicious as I remembered and the service was great. The outdoor seating was comfortable and quite quiet given that we were on 14th Street! Glad to be back!
Ideal! Food was great as always. Server was attentive and clearly excited to be back in full swing. Love the well-curated wine list!
Don't miss the halibut!
Le Diplomate always delivers a meal that is flavorful - well prepared and presented without gimmicks because the food speaks for itself. I brought my young adult children with me to celebrate my birthday and they enjoyed the food and atmosphere. They'll be next generation diners for sure!
Unfortunately, the quality of the food presentation has decreased. The foie grass is not served the same way. I know you had to change it a bit for Covid-19 outdoor sitting but now, after they started indoor sitting, its the same (picnic like presentation). Also, I ordered a shrimp warm salad and it had so much vinagrette I really could not finish it. Last, (my favourite dessert there: profiteroles) were not really fresh...Sad!
We were there with our daughter. She just finished her first year of college and lives around the corner from Le Diplómate. We loved the mussels and fries!
Relaxing with some burgers and beers to catch up with my friend.
Le Diplomate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.
Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 10361 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.