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Le Diplomate

4.8
4.8
12313 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

19:00


Booked 372 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 12,313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • 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. PL

    PeterL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent Food in a highly recommandable atmosphere
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time. Great meal and service. Definitely coming back!
  3. LK

    LKathleen

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Diplomat is just the best! I am always impressed and it’s worth the trip to DC and the cost for such perfection! An excellent menu, super staff and environment and alway such a pleasant experience. Thank you Le Diplomat for another superb meal!!!:)
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    30+ mins to be greeted after we were seated. Food and drinks were great though. Service needs improvement, it was our first time and it did not live up to the hype
  5. H

    Howmany

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food!!!! Service was terrific!! The coffee was very smooth, the croissants were fresh. Everything came out with minimal time wait and it was a full restaurant.
  6. CW

    CateW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great setting.
  7. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went there for our anniversary. The restaurant did a great job of welcoming us. The waiter was terrific and we had a wonderful meal. Truly a special place for sharing such an event.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a wonderful time. So hooked
  9. G

    Gary

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fun and somewhat noisy (goes with the lively atmosphere, which I like), but this time we were seated indoors on the step-up level in a corner area and it was nice since we were a couple celebrating a birthday. Not sure if they seated us there due to the message added to the reservation or not, but it worked out nicely. The birthday girl had a gazpacho appetizer and a quiche main dish for our brunch. I started with the warm shrimp salad, which was filling and outstanding as usual, and partook in the lady's quiche since it was so tall and filling. The desert raspberry gelato flavor was so intense, obviously made in-house, that I wish I had ordered that on it's own in a larger size. Overall, the service was excellent, the food delicious as expected, and it made for a delightful birthday brunch for the two of us.
  10. AC

    AmberC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here as a party of 1 for my birthday. It was great. My seat at the window was awesome. Great food. Perfect ambience. Not too loud, well-ventilated and cool inside.
  11. A

    Anthony

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Le Diplómate never disappoints! Honestly, the warm shrimp salad will change your life. Natalya was awesome as our server too.
  12. B

    Bob27

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My steak au poivre and spinach were delicious. My wife's duck was very poor; on reflection it should have gone back. We ate outdoors and enjoyed that; the inside table were far too noisy. Overall, very disappointing.
  13. SC

    SCS40

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Diplomate does not disappoint. Food is consistently excellent, service just right. We love this place.
  14. T

    Tuckinalex

    Washington DC

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been here in awhile and it was a wonderful experience. The service was spot on and love their "look" with black and white pants/shirts and the long aprons. Wasn't rushed but service was attentive. The salad nicoise I had was presented differently than most I've seen and worked well. It was substantial, delish, and nicely priced. I had gougeres to start and couldn't stop popping them in my mouth. My guest had escargot and a Salade Anchoide. Skipped dessert and coffee as we were sated. Have already told some of my foodie friends to try it.
  15. m

    markd

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding as always
  16. DW

    DWilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This remains my neighborhood gem. The LD team is top notch, the food is consistently delicious and the pace lively!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Very loud and crowded with seating along the hallway. If you don’t mind being pushed around by the servers while eating then it’s fine. Even the food handlers from the kitchen were very aggressive in shoving the plates on the table when serving you. Food was average and overpriced. Will not go back for half the price.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Dip is always so much fun! Great food, stellar service and a fun vibe. It’s so much delicious fun!!
  19. JZ

    JenniferZ

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    OMG While on my business/visit trip in DC, finding Le diplomate on IG got me push my buddies to jump over and enjoy this delicious meal!!! J’adore l’ambiance et je reviendrai très bientôt With love ❤️
  21. SB

    SarahB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Espresso martini was fabulous! And the fresh bread baskets were the perfect opening to such a wonderful dining experience. The oysters were so fresh, and the lamb dish was to die for! Was recommended trying the restaurant whilst visiting from out of town and it lived up to all of our expectations. Will definitely be going back, really would love to try the brunch!
  22. P

    helenaP

    Bath

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    We were unlucky with our waiter. He forgot about us often and generally didn’t seem to care. We ordered the chef’s cheese selection but when it arrived the waiter did not tell us which cheese was which. Our mains arrived before we finished our starters so the waiter asked us if we preferred they hold our food. We didn’t want the mains to go cold so we rushed to finish as much of the starters as we could before they were taken away to make space for the mains. After dessert, the waiter placed the check on our table before we asked for it! I could see that other waiters chatted up their tables and were happy to explain the menu and recommend dishes.
  23. EB

    ErnestoB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of food is definitely worth the price.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food is ok. Mussels are overcooked.
  25. A

    Aggy

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Usually love le Dip. This time, even though I’d confirmed by phone a party of 5, and ask for a table under the covered patio in Q street, they did not have a table for 5 and put us at a table on 14th street. e made so with an extra chair but frankly those table are even dit for 4 people as there are uncomfortable bars across two side of the table so you can slide your legs under the table. Service very friendly if a bit slow to being the extra chair setting and bread, and food was excellent as always.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Very very hot in the outside veranda. Half of our tables were in the sun We were totally drenched and soaked sweating. The small tired very slow fans had absolutely no impact to cool. And the team spared no efforts to accommodate us in a better empty tables
  27. AW

    AubreyW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    been here numerous times and this was better than ever! get the mushroom tart!
  28. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. I got the French toast and it was absolutely delicious. My friend got the ravioli and loved it. Their bread is to die for too, took home two loaves. Highly highly highly recommend, I take all my family and friends here for brunch. My favorite restaurant in DC
  29. ME

    MarylandEaters

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    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.
  30. C

    Christophe

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    My two friends and I are American but we are also French citizens. We enjoy the the Diplomate for its French aspirations. One guest ordered a Ricard and was served a short glass with Ricard and a bunch of ice cubes. This is simply not how a Ricard is served. So, while sitting at a table with ‘Ricard’ written across it, it was necessary for him to explain that Ricard is served with the alcohol in a tall glass by itself with a carafe of cold flat water and a cup of ice cubes, each on the side. This was provided, but the server seemed put off and never provided a spoon for the ice. Two of my guests had not finished the charcuterie plate and their salades vertes before their primary plates were brought to the table. This is bad timing and not a very acceptable manner for a meal to be presented. It would never happen in France. We also waited quite a bit of time for bread to be brought to the table and for our carafes of wine to be served. One of my guests was horrified when his plate was removed from the table when his fellow diners were not yet done with that course. This is extremely poor manners in France and makes those who have not yet enjoyed their meal feel rushed or embarrassed. The quality of the food was however outstanding. With a little better understanding by the servers of how French food is to be served and how one should interpret the placement of utensils on a client’s plate to understand if they are ready for the next course, service could be greatly improved.
  31. JW

    JenniferW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    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.
  33. KT

    KTap

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

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

    Stephanie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to be spectacular.
  36. C

    Cate

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    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!
  37. LD

    LeDan

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

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

    Food4U

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Get food, drinks and service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    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.
  40. r

    riverrita

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff 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 12313 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 372 times today
Google Map for Le Diplomate

1601 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Q Street

  • Area

    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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