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Le Diplomate

4.8
4.8
12506 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

7:00 PM


Booked 397 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 12,506 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

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  • 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. B

    Bill

    Berlin

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son & I had a great “bachelor” dinner (he paid!) - we ate, drank and talked. Very enjoyable.
  2. R

    Rkeyes85

    Charleston

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, another great visit to Le Diplomate ! We arrived early (and two guests shy!) for our reservation and there was no hesitancy to accommodate. Quickly seated; we grazed for about an hour while waiting for the remainder of our group. They just want to serve great food and ensure you will come back -- which we certainly will !
  3. N

    Nick

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always spot on. I almost always get the steak au poivre (best in dc) but I decided to try their sunday night special - linguini a vongole and found it absolutely fabulous. The steak tartare for our appetizer was well seasoned and delicious. Just love this place.
  4. KB

    KatieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good and the waitstaff was awesome! I’d definitely eat here again. Just would prefer better seating. It felt like the 2 of us were squished in between spaces and there was barely enough room on the table for our 2 plates.
  5. M

    Milano

    Washington DC

    362 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    362 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We love this place - but service was slow and awkward Entree was not correct and sat with no food for 15 mins Asked about wine and then 15 mins later told not available Cleared table and left crumbs and food all over - we will be back and hopefully to return with incredible service - we go at least twice a month
  6. JH

    JasonH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for brunch with two first-timers and they are still talking about the food and interior a day later. Always fantastic.
  7. SA

    SA12

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was wonderful, the food superb, but the chairs and table were tight and wobbly.
  8. MJ

    MarieJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Great decor but poor menu honestly had the duck and it tasted like processed meat. If they could improve the menu it would be a great place.
  9. JH

    JillH

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. The service was exceptional.
  10. C

    Christophe

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Always good to be there but very loud, so it needs some soundproof updates. Nice spot to hang out at the bar . Food is always good.
  11. l

    louis

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The loud music and talking made it challenging to enjoy our dinner - as much as I love the place!
  12. R

    Runstoeat

    Greensboro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the mussels for the first time, they were delicious!!! I always love this place!
  13. OC

    OlmeC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my partners bday and they treated us with champagne and a little birthday desert. They were attentive and the food was delicious.
  14. KW

    KarenW

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  15. A

    Anned

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, fabulous service, and gorgeous restaurant. Le Dip never disappoints!
  16. GM

    GloriaM

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure dining here ! Good, service and atmosphere is great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic. Food was amazing
  18. G

    Geegeesc

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place and it never disappoints! We enjoyed the warm shrimp salad which was divine, as well as the cranberry walnut bread chicken salad sandwich. You cannot find any better bread than that and it pairs very nicely with the curry chicken salad. The service is always top notch and its a beautiful dining spot. One of the best.
  19. RS

    RogerS

    Richmond

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Outstanding French fare. The salad Nicosia was superior to that I've had in Nice. The mushroom tart and the shrimp are also highly recommended. And the wholewheat sourdough bread is the best in town. The service can be a little spotty, due to the justifiable popularity making it constantly busy.
  20. JS

    JamesS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Nabil, the waiter, did an excellent job of describing the various dishes and made recommendations as to what to order. We will definitely be returning in the future.
  21. H

    Hollmuth22

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As to the noise level, it was quiet outside where we sat; indoors it was quite a bit noisier.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    181 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    181 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Hadn't been back to Le Dip on many years. It hasn't missed a beat! Still a varied menu and good service. Hard to beat this place!
  23. EW

    EddieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around!! Would recommend ever time.
  24. PS

    PSC2017

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional.
  25. MH

    MarinH

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch experience. Food and drinks arrived quickly and the service was great.
  26. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    No sparkling water available and tap water was accidentally poured into my G&T. Host staff were great and seated us promptly. Waiter was on point and the sommelier found a great Pinot Noir at a good price. Music seemed louder than I remember but maybe I am just getting old.
  27. A

    Amanda

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! Excellent food! I always have a lovely time at Le Dip.
  28. a

    aurora3b

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance and experience. Our waitress was a highlight of the evening and very professional and personal. Great outdoor seating options as well. We will be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine and service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for my birthday and the experience was amazing! Le Diplomate is my go to restaurant for any special occasion, and I’ve been going on my birthday for years The service is always great, the atmosphere is so fun, and the food is consistently spectacular. 👏
  31. PM

    PietroMc

    Washington DC

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, fantastic food and great service.
  32. CC

    CarolineC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner!! Great ambiance and the food was delicious!
  33. DC

    DavidC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at this place is always stellar. Everything is fresh and delicious. Try the beef borg and milk chocolate pot for dessert: heaven on a plate. Sometime servers are snooty but John was great. They even sent over free glass of champagne and profiteroles for my birthday! Rare token for such a large place!
  34. C

    Cobalt

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Looking forward to lunch with new friends. Food was good--not what I have enjoyed in the past (portions have been down-sized ). I appreciated having our seating preference honored.
  35. z

    zieglermail

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Food and drink are ridiculously overpriced. Just not that good for the price
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant feels like a French Bistro that has been in the neighborhood for years. The service was outstanding. The food was delicious, and our cocktail hit the spot.
  37. MP

    MicaPuppy

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    My family and I came to celebrate my husband and son's birthdays. We were greeted kindly by the host and he even referenced the celebrations. There were many tables available outside yet we were sat across from the open door looking into the back of the kitchen. It was a terrible and distracting view for some of us. Our server was not particularly friendly or helpful, and his manner came across as disingenuous to me and my husband. After our food was delivered, no one came to check on us for about 15 minutes. I had to get the attention of our waiter to inform him that my daughter's food was not prepared correctly. He did not apologize or take any accountability of the errors. All of us finished our dinners (also with empty glasses) while my daughter waited for her dinner to be prepared again. When I check arrived, we were surprised that Le Dip did not comp our daughter's meal. When we shared that with the waiter, he explained that he did comp her meal - he went on to explain that he did not charge us for the second meal that needed to be prepared. At that time, we asked to speak to a manager. The manager handled the situation very well. Throughout our dinner, our waiter, nor anyone else from the staff, acknowledged the birthday celebrations and, ultimately, we were not able to celebrate properly (including no desserts) largely because we were eager to leave from our poor and disappointing experience.
  38. Z

    Zmoulton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This will always be my favorite place ever!! Food never misses! And people are so kind!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Seated next to kitchen so lots of foot traffic; not ideal
  40. A

    Acacia

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, ambience was absolutely amazing! I will definitely be returning!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff 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 12506 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 397 times today
Google Map for Le Diplomate

1601 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Q Street

  • Neighborhood

    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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