This includes info about cleaning, sanitising, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
The menu has changed, for the worse. There are no vegetarian entrees, and the vegetarian appetizer options (all of which I’ve tried in the past) are unappealing. My server encouraged me to have the ravioli in pomodoro sauce, which is obviously not a French dish and is also not very good (when I want Italian food, I’ll go to an Italian restaurant and have something better and more interesting). I had the mushroom tart, which was extremely salty and about 80% pastry, and the spinach side, which was as bland as can be. We had the earliest dinner reservation possible, but were told that the chef could not make the omelet that was available for brunch just an hour earlier (and had previously been on the dinner menu), because the dinner setup made it impossible for him to cook eggs. That was bizarre, and my gut feeling was that these changes must reflect an effort to cut costs. Unfortunately, there are significantly fewer entree options than there used to be, and the menu now lacks even a single, good French vegetable dish for dinner.
My first quarantine dining experience and the food was great and the staff made us feel extremely comfortable.
Loved it. Everything was delicious. Love the atmosphere.
I am celiac and the server knew exactly what I could and could not have. The meal here is always exceptional.
Awesome dinner with lots of bread and service that will make you feel comfortable.
Sat inside so street noise level was reduced. Food & service was excellent.
As a neighborhood gem, LeDiplomate does not disappoint. The hostess, wait staff and chefs do an amazing job. I am proud to support my local restaurant.
I always love coming to Le Dip. I could not for several months due to Covid, missed you guys!
I’ve eaten here a least 25 times and this evening the food wasn’t great.
given the new environment, the experience was excellent as usual. however, next time we sit outside, I will ask to be seated on the Q street side, as the traffic -human and auto - was very noisy and distracting. The leached dogs were fun, though.
Service and wine were excellent. Meals and drinks were mixed.
My girlfriend and I enjoyed a fine dining experience on our date. We were seated outside and the weather was perfect. Our waiter was enthusiastic and entertaining which made for a great date environment. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious. Would definitely eat there again and recommend Le Diplomate to anyone in the DC area.
I am used to Parks in Philadelphia, although the menu is almost the same execution is not. The macaroni with cheese dish is not good, burgers with french fries OK, salmon is good but not for the price. Attitude at the door could be improved. Example, we came over without reservation quarter to 5 PM, with practically every table empty. They asked us to wait till 5 PM and put our names into list. We had a 4 year old with us. Le Diplomate never fills these seats that early anyway, as we live a block away.
It is almost like a fast food restaurant with expensive wine served along with other mediocrity. Will not return.
Love the weekday afternoon lunch atmosphere. Relaxed and spacious and a great meal and service. Always craving a croque madame so I wish it was on the lunch menu but win plenty lose little in the case of Le Diplomate. :)
Amazing dinner as always! The food and service were incredible. Can't wait to go back!
Birthday dinner outside
Brunch was perfect. The lobster omelette was delicious.
The brunch inside was super socially distant. We felt very safe. The food and service were Amazing
Came for brunch and was disappointed. They took the eggs vol au vent and the French toast off the menu. My two favorites for brunch. Was told they didn’t have the ingredients which was kind of hard to believe since they had everything else. We sat inside, and there was a not so pleasant odor throughout the restaurant. Not sure what that was about. Will definitely hold off on coming back for a while.
Like you were stepping from a sidewalk in Paris into the Brasserie Lipp. It started wit h Cocktails. I didn't know what to order so the waiter suggested that he would come back with something good and he was right, He made me a delicious Vieux Carre'. We then ordered appetizers consisting of state that our car, onion soup, and while we're on a parfait all of which were fantastic. My daughter and I had steak au poivre, which was delicious. The mushroom medley side order was very tasty as well. We washed it down with a very good and moderately priced half carafe of red wine.
We're never disappointed when we go to le Diplomate.
First time out to eat since February. the food was amazing and sitting outside with the tables spaced seemed about as safe as it could be done. Sitting in the middle of 14th Street was very noisy but what can you do.
Two of the three members in our party felt ill after eating the food on Saturday afternoon. Our mushroom tarte came quite burnt and our service was awful for the first time in my experience dining at the restaurant.
Our waiter was quite rude and overall had a poor experience
Everything was great! Food was good, service was superb. I ordered a cocktail and it turned out not to my liking, they took it back and made one that I liked. No problem.
Wonderful service and delicious food.
Thank you for respecting the social distancing guidelines - felt so safe!! Perfect visit as always!!
It was great overall! We found a hair in our food but the manager came over and apologized. He got us a new plate of food that was clean and took it off our tab. Other than that, food and service was outstanding
I wasn’t overly impressed with the salmon dish, but the drinks & ambience were great.
Great outside seating, as always excellent waiters! Cheers to Bill most excellent bartender!
Food was great! That burger never fails.
Everything was fine except the bugs and flies. We ate outside and the flies were all around us a d we were bitten by bugs. We were offered bug spray, but it didn't help much. Can't wait for covid to be over so that I can eat inside.
Very nice in the midst of a pandemic
Outdoor searing comfortably distanced. Good menu and food
DC staple and must try. I will come back for brunch!
Always a great time. Love this place.
Always a wonderful experience. Even under the new circumstances.
Le Diplomate is one of my favorite restaurant. This time the salad was not the same fresh and tasty as other times I had it.
The food was excellent and the service was top notched.
Excellent quality and service. The Salad Vert is always a winner!
Absolutely delicious. Would go there every day for lunch if I could. Had the warm shrimp salad. Divine
Le Diplomate does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Le Diplomate also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.
Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 9114 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.