- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
pan roasted hanger steak, maître d' butter, pommes frites
cheeseburger, pommes frites
Onion Soup Gratinee
Such a great time. Superior service. Awesome food.
I can't rave enough about the burgers here, absolutely incredible. Fries are above top notch as well
Le Diplomate has been one of DC's most-touted restaurants for many years, so upon returning to the city after seven years in an absolute restaurant-deficient area in TX, I decided to book a reservation there for a special occasion. I was a little disappointed on our arrival by the overall ambience of the establishment. It didn't seem to be the place for a quiet dinner to celebrate 44 years of marriage. Noise level is very high; tables are close together with traffic of wait staff and diners continuous nearby.
Now, to the food. Le Diplomate definitely lived up to its reputation. Salads were so good I marvel that they can get greens that fresh in the middle of winter. Our entrees (seafood dishes) were both prepared with obvious skill in seasoning and preparation - balanced seasoning, great flavor.
The servers are as skilled in service as the kitchen is in food prep.
In sum, the meal was a big success. The noise level made conversation - an important part of a big celebration - more difficult but the food carried the evening.
Good food! Exciting ambience! I would recommend to friends.
Le Diplomate is one of our favorite places to dine. It never disappoints.
The food was amazing! Wished we could have sat in one of the huts outside, but overall good experience!
Great food great wine great dinner.
Nice dinner. I was a bit surprised at how crowded it was at 5:30. The food was excellent but it was a bit noisy.
Attentive and eager service. Do come for the classics. We are fortunate to have them in our corner. Lovely, as always.
I have been meaning to go to this restaurant for years and it did not disappoint. My scallops were superb, but I had not noticed that they come with lentils. I am generally not a big lentil fan, but the sauce they were in was just scrumptious. I enthusiastically lapped the lentils up with the crusty French bread.
I was hosting 2 very senior foreign friends, without going into details I did something that was a diplomatic faux pas. Luckily for me, my waiter very agilely fixed the situation. Quick thinking on his part, for which I was very grateful.
My friends enjoyed their branzino and salmon. My Middle Eastern friend had formerly lived in Paris and was very complimentary of both the food and our waiter's mastery of French.
The bill seemed to be a good value. I had expected to pay somewhat more.
Awesome service from Faddel and Chakim. The steak and wine were well paired. The Crème du Pote and Crème brûlée were sublime.
Always reliable. Daniel was a very good server. Food was delicious.
Best dining experience in DC thus far. Le Dip offers a variety of choices, allowing diners to enjoy meals as casual as burgers, as well as ones as formal as lobster frites.
Brett was very accommodating and friendly. Restaurant made sure to accommodate us on every level. Food was fantastic Brett’s recommendations were spot on. Will come again when in DC.
Rushed service, food quality has gone down slightly over the years. Really felt like I was being rushed
One of the best meals I’ve had in months! Recommended by a friend. Will dine here every time I am in DC going forward. Probably the best Onion Soup I’ve ever had. Omelet was cooked to perfection. Sat on the heated patio. Could not have been happier.
I was very grateful to visit on the first night they're requiring vaccination proof. We had the most fantastic date night - the best food and drinks, as well as service and ambience.
Ordered a steak and it was extremely peppery. Service felt incredibly rushed. We were in and out in 45 mins and it was supposed to be a nice dinner for us and a special occasion. Beautiful restaurant. I would not recommend for the value.
Birthday celebration was a success. The food was as good as always and the attention to detail is really what keeps me coming back. Very busy and a bit more challenging to get a reservation than in the past but it makes me happy to see that they’re doing well.
Great service great food not a long wait at all with a reservation I would highly recommend for date day or night
Dad & daughter date. The service was not attentive and made our experience feel labored. The food was good but the app arrived after the main. Coffee refill was cold. Despite a reservation 3 weeks in advance we were seated in the very back 2 top by the server station. Was unfortunate and I had greater expectations.
We celebrated our daughter’s birthday. We would have given 5 stars all around but my daughter ordered her steak medium and when it came it was rare-still a little cold on the inside. We sent it back with no problem and everything was very good!
Mediocre food for the money—canned tuna on salad nicoise
Le Diplomate continues to be excellent. Attentive service, delicious food and overall ambience.
Overall the food was not at the level we have experienced before. The bun for the burger with stale and the fries were overcooked. The Norwegian Benedict was also underwhelming and definitely was missing a lemon wedge.
We had not been to The Diplomat since 2019 and wondered how it fared during covid.
The food was as good as we remembered. I had steak frites. The steak was cooked to perfection. My husband the beef Burgundy. Prices a bit higher than we remembered but it is to be expected. The service was excellent. The ambience has the same feel you get in a restaurant on Paris' Left Bank.
Everything ran like a well oiled
Kudos to management and all who work there.
DC classic with wonderful ambience, food and service.
Unfortunately, my steak was undercooked and when asked for a new one they used the same steak, burning the outside while leaving the inside undercooked. As a way to apologize, the server brought us cookies but failed to say they were made with almond flour... Needless to say, we had to rush to a CVS to get Claritin for my boyfriend who broke out in hives and had an itchy throat/mouth.
Dependable and solid. Service is always good and I just love their outdoor cubbies. Amazing that they're climate controlled. Makes it ideal to eat out safely in these times. Food always good. Cocktails A+
The food was delicious. Service was very good but we felt like we were a bit rushed. Be sure to order in phases. Unless you are in a hurry.
Lunch stop as this was on my list for awhile. Fantastic food and service
Celebrated my birthday over dinner with friends -- my absolute favorite restaurant! The food and cocktails were superb, as always. And our waiter was so nice and fun and really made our celebration special. Thank you!
A classic staple in DC. Great service. Originally they sat us in the plastic greenhouse, but I requested to change and we were able to eat in the outdoor heated stalls which offers a MUCH more intimate experience. Try to get that if you want to sit outdoors!
I love this place! Loved everything about it, food service, ambiance. Everything was perfect! I can’t wait to come back.
I’ve been to Le Dip many times over the years, and it’s never disappointed me. This time was no exception. Great service, amazing food, beautiful location. Top marks across the board, once again. Will be back again soon!
Our waiter Lola was great!!!!! He was excellent!!!L
Tuesday evening and tough choice between the duck comfit and the lobster risotto, went with the duck which was very good, look forward to trying the lobster. We also had the steak au poivre which was truly outstanding, tender, perfectly done medium rare, fantastic sauce, very memorable.
Le Diplomate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.
Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 11335 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.