What Insiders Are Saying
This French bistro is the place to see anyone who’s ever been on “Meet the Press". The food is also delicious.
Great food and atmosphere. Service was wonderful
Great cheese selection, coffee options, and bœuf bourguignon.
Best French menu in the District. Escargot is to die for. The mushroom onion tort amazing. Steak au poivre fantastique. I could go on and on.
I always feel the waiters get annoyed I don't order alcohol with my food. That's my only complaint.
My skate was swimming in too much butter. Service was too fast. I felt they wanted the table. We left in under an hour. Noise level is too high
Amazing food and atmosphere. The service was fantastic. Lobster risotto was delicious!
andy(bartender) was awesome... super guy, great service....sadly now i’ll only way at the bar with friends!! no more dining room :)
Truly one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. The duck is simply to die for.
Waiter was very aloof from the start with his long awaited arrival and during our whole meal. Not sure if he was really channeling that French waiter vibe but either way, we received more assistance from the bus boy. Waiter never even introduced himself, so I couldn’t tell you his name. Food was okay, I remember the omelette being better the last time I was there. So a hit and miss type restaurant.
Another great experience at Le Diplomate. Fantastic brunch—the kitchen was super fast, and the staff made sure we were taken care of.
Birthday brunch was fun! Great service!
It was phenomenal. The perfect dining experience. I can't wait to go back
I have been there for so many times that I lost the count. We always have a great time there. The food is always great, and the service is fabulous. I enjoy it a lot and would surely return when I get a chance.
The restaurant was a fabulous recommendation by friends! The staff was pleasant and extremely ready to assist when needed. The food was out of this world and nothing was left on anyone's plates. The one thing I would knock the restaurant for is the noise level. You cannot have a conversation without having to raise your voice.
We loved everything food , service , ambiance but the noise level was through the roof. Hard to talk to people at my table and we were only 4.
Food was very very good and our server was awesome but it was much more casual than expected. It was a little loud for the 40+ crowd. I was happy to finally get a reservation.
The fois gras is one of the most delicious items I have ever eaten, including when I lived in France. My other favorite items are the mushroom tarte, the escargots, steak au poivre, moules frites, steak frites, and, yes, even the burger. I have heard much talk about the burger over the years and finally tried it. To be perfectly honest, it was one of the most delicious burgers I have ever had.
The service and food was amazing. Additionally, the ambiance and feel was fun and really contributed to the overall dining experience.
It was busy but at it is still a good place to eat especially for brunch. Our waiter was kind and the food was good.
Le Diplomate is the perfect spot for brunch in DC. The hostess sat us promptly when I gave our reservation (which you should always make if you're going to brunch) and the food was beyond delicious.
Great brunch spot. Make sure you have an appetite as the the options are outstanding and portions are large.
Always love going here. My favorite restaurant in DC
I love this place. The food is so good and the ambiance is so unique.
Had a wonderful evening with my family (party of 15) who were visiting. They were very accommodating to our large party and everything was great! Some of us went back for lunch the next day! Great ambiance and food!
They would like to have "turned our table" faster...but we prevailed. Great evening!!
Amazing food, ambiance, people! Our favorite restaurant in WDC. Date night, special occasion, or a just a visit to the bar. It’s always incredible!
Excellent service with great menu recommendations. The food and drinks were delicious. The tented dining area did fill up and get very loud, making conversation a bit difficult but that doesn’t outweigh the excellent meal and service.
Muy buena opción. Altamente recomendable.
Loud chaotic and a mess. I was incredibly disappointed.
Wonderful! From the atmosphere, to the service and food, it was such a perfect choice for a birthday celebration
Excellent French dishes careful put together with superb flavors and presentation. Staff was very attentive and accommodating. We added two people to a large party late and they were wonderful at welcoming us and meeting our needs. Food could not have been better - absolutely delicious! Outstanding wine list!
My girlfriend and I were in town for sightseeing and this restaurant was at the top of our list. We made this our spot for the last evening of our trip to celebrate before heading back home. Read all the reviews and this seemed like a no-brainer. The ambiance transported me to Paris. We were seated and I immediately ordered the SoPi which was delicious. Everything started downhill from here. The food was good but not outstanding. The service was abysmal. We were never checked in on again and had to order our food through another server passing by. We were never offered another cocktail or even a refill on water so we ate our dinner without a drink. To make matters worse our server was super attentive to his other tables and simply avoided us like the plague. Such a bummer because this place had potential to be really fun! I don’t plan to ever return...too many other options with better food and service in the DC area!
The hostess was very rude. Otherwise, great experience!
One of D.C.'s best restaurants. A menu which has great options - all of them great. It is consistent - great food, service and an energetic atmosphere. If you can't make dinner, try the brunch or midi on the weekends.
Amazing! Everything was delicious and perfectly prepared.
In town visiting. Came for dinner and everything was excellent. Will definitely come back when in town again. Will also recommend to all my friends coming through DC.
Highly recommend sitting outside, can get pretty noisy inside. Ordered the mussels, lobster omelette, and creme brulee - everything was amazing!
Birthday - everything was outstanding as usual!
Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Every single plate was delicious, the service is fantastic. Absolutely recommend the foie gras and duck a l’orange.