Le Diplomate

$ $ $
1601 14th St NW (at Q St NW)
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-3333
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 12:00am
9:30am - 12:00am
9:30am - 11:00pm


  • Critic Tom Sietsema was "most surprised by Le Diplomates reliability" saying it's one of the hardest qualities to achieve. 265 seats w/ patio. 25 cooks are behind the scenes here. 3/4 stars.
  • Le Diplomate, under the care of executive chef Adam Schop, executes a perfect omelet, an expert steak au poivre, a divine apple tart, everything delivered by some of the best servers in the city.
  • At last a real French Bistro has arrived on 14th Street. Bienvenue Le Diplomate to the neighborhood.
  • Great food and great service. Looks like Pastis in NYC. I tried foie gras and lamb shank - both amazing. Beef Bourguignon was so-so, but I would definitely come back to try other dishes.
  • Basically, this is Parc in DC, and that's a good thing.
  • The Burger Americain is made with two slim, seared patties tucked into a golden bun baked in-house, draped with American cheese and topped with a few tart pickles, plus its own mystery sauce.
  • Starving or exploding, the Dark Chocolate Napolon is beyond imperial. Definitely the best thing that happened to France since the Revolution.
  • Reservations are a must if you plan visiting Le Diplomate during peak hours. When you do get a table, don't miss the chicken foie gras parfait and the near perfect steak frites.
  • Great outdoor seating, bad street parking (valet available). And most importantly, the food & service is stellar. Perfect neighborhood for a post-meal stroll.
  • The Bitches Say: A! Snag a patio table and be sure to save room for dessert. The Bitches awarded Le Diplomate with the Most Worth the Hype and Best Dessert awards of 2013!
  • It can be hard to get a reservation inside, but the outside tables often have a reasonable wait on off-nights. Try to visit on a Monday or Tuesday.
  • "In a French-ass restaurant...hurry up with my damn croissant!" #yeezus
  • If there's one thing you want to indulge on, it's the massive Grand Plateau seafood tower featuring rockweed, various oysters, clams, mussels, scallops, lobster, uni, snow & king crab, and shrimp!
  • Love this place. The food and service were impeccable.
  • The steak tartare hors d'oeuvre is a real chef d'oeuvre.
  • In the future this will be a Taco Bell.
  • Pimm's and cheese platter. Nom nom
  • Waiter a bit pushy to do dinner not just drinks and snacks. Otherwise quite lovely with great cheese/bread. On the expensive side.
  • Fantastic steak frites.
  • The Burger Amricain is just fantastic. From the bun, to the beef, to the cheese, everything is perfect.

Nearby places

1622 14th Street NW (btwn Corcoran & R St NW)
1612 14th St NW (at Corcoran Street)
1440 P Street Nw (btwn 14th & 15th Sts NW)