Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 12:00AM
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:00AM to 3:00PM
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 brunch spot. Lively, french food, what more could you ask for.
My favorite place for brunch, hands down.
Food and coffee was good! Got the lobster omelet which was delicious! The lattes were amazing! Got the vanilla creme creme brûlée which was ok...expecting a little more.
Always a favorite when we are in DC! Food, ambiance and service are all excellent!
Anticipated a quieter more relaxing late lunch experience. Steak was well cooked and seasoned but tough... nice cheese sampling and good wines . . . all in all an ok place if you are in the area but not "special"
Enjoyed it and because we were only to get an “odd” time of day reservation - 3:15pm - it was a nice surprise that a brunch menu was available. Meaning one person could order steak frites and another person could order buttermilk pancakes. Delicious by the way. Great butter. Loved the Christmas decorations too.
Nice place. I loved the décor. The service was also very good. My only complaint was that the Burger I ordered was undercooked.
We make a point to at least get here once a year at Christmas time. Love the over the top decorations that will remind you of old Paris. The food never disappoints no matter what we order. I wish they had sole evry night, but the trout amandine was fabulous too. The oysters are a 10 and a great way to start your meal if you do raw seafood. Great brine, great selection! Escargots are not to be missed either - it is a French bistro after all! One of our favorite spots. Consistent great food, service and atmosphere!
Good basic French fare in a bustling, typical bistro atmosphere.
Never have gotten something I don’t like. My favorite restaurant in DC!
Another terrific meal at Le Diplomate. Sarah, my server was friendly, gracious, efficient, and had impeccable timing.
The atmosphere is full of fun, and I appreciated the extra touches of hospitality from the maitre d’.
We had made a reservation for 8pm but we’re made to wait for 20 mins after arriving on time because there was a backlog. We basically stood there without a table. What was the point of making a reservation then?
Loud but a fun vibe. Good bar.
Such a wonderful time celebrating my parents 38th anniversary. Our server - Douglas - was amazing! so attentive without being over bearing. He anticipated our needs and made the meal that much more special. excellent food, wine and dessert. We will all be back.
Service was amazing
Continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in DC... breakfast, brunch/lunch, and dinner! It never disappoints!!
The food was all amazing and the service was excellent! We will definitely come back next time we are in DC.
Excellent atmosphere and food. Service is exceptional. Reservations a must
Our food was terrible. Fries were overcooked. Steak was rare, although we asked for medium. Garnish was scraggly. I was on a business dinner, and not able to complain. I will never go back, and would rate this food as unacceptable. Very disappointing, as I have been to the original restaurant in Philadelphia.
Amazing as alway! Great way to celebrate a birthday!!
Everything was perfect - exactly as I’d hoped to celebrate a special birthday,
Le Diplomate is always amazing. The food, service, and atmosphere are all top notch. They even called to let us know that someone in our party forgot their boxed leftovers.
We had a lovely birthday brunch and our server was wonderful. The reason I gave service a three ( our server deserved at 5) is because we asked another server close by to take a picture of us and he very rudely said "Im busy". Of course our server came and took our picture. Everything else was fabulous.
Perfect Sunday Brunch to celebrate a Birthday!
Always one of our favorites for brunch!
We had a wonderful dinner. The food was delicious! The ambiance was boisterous and fun which was perfect for our bachelorette group. Armando provided impeccable service. Our dining experience could not have been better!
The waiter was very attentive and provided great recommendations on the appetizers, entree, wine, and dessert. The meal was outstanding.
Great. Would like to see more wines by the glass
Le Diplomate is simply incredible. We had an unbelievable meal from start to finish. We were freezing from the walk there, so we ordered the hot cider with bourbon right away. It was perfect, not sweet, served with a cinnamon stick and orange peel. We then had the escargot and French onion soup. So much flavor! My husband had the duck and I had the 1/2 roasted chicken for dinner. We were gushing!! They were cooked perfectly. We were so stuffed, but needed to try the apple tart and have another hot cider. The apple tart is the BEST DESSERT I HAVE EVER HAD! The ice cream perfectly complimented the delicate, soft apples and crust. I can not wait to go back!!
My wife and I love Le Diplomate. It is a go to when friends or family visit but also just a casual dinner for the two of us. The food and service are top notch. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Fantastic meal, great ambiance, the BEST creme brulee, great cocktails. My only complaint was that people kept bumping into me every time they walked by. The space was right and it's one thing at the bar, but not great when you are sitting down for a special meal
Late lunch @ 3:15 p.m. Service was impeccable. French onion soup was delicious.
Always delicious! Very crowded on the weekends but it's always a fun scene there.
Lively atmosphere and great food. Make reservations 28 days out.
Food was really good, the steak tartare amazing and the bouillabaisse was good- I wouldn’t choose it again though. It needed more flavor to it. What I didn’t like was that we received the food way to quickly. So no time to relax between the courses.
Impeccable. Luxurious. Beautiful.
Hot spot in DC! We had a fantastic experience at LeDiplomate. We were surprised at the lovely holiday decorations and fun crowd on a Thursday night. The food was fantastic and the service was also quite good. We enjoyed the mussels and steak frites - YUM! Also recommend a champagne cocktail at the bar - a great touch!
Dinner was great as always. Still my number one restaurant in DC.