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- 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
parsley-garlic butter, puff pastry, champignon de paris
cauliflower, granny smith apples, curry vinaigrette
Wonderful! Great COVID protocols and table spacing.
In light of pandemic space felt safe. Food delicious as always and very good service.
It was my birthday dinner and honestly I was so thrilled to eat here for the very first time. We were sat at a table outside that was swarmed with flies. The waiter was a nice guy but it was such a rushed experience. The food was so great but was brought out way too quickly and then before we could even finish our food the check was brought to the table. We didn’t even get asked if we wanted another drink or dessert, they just brought the check. I was so upset because of how excited I was and how poorly the whole evening went. I will probably not go back here for a while and definitely not for any special occasion like a birthday dinner.
LeDiplomate always has good and fantastic service. It is a little different having dinner on the sidewalk but it is the situation today!
Loved the set up of the new outdoor tables and the food was great, although the service did feel a bit rushed
We sat outdoor at the large terrace at Le Diplomate. Generous umbrellas provided good shade. Covid distancing provided privacy.
Brunch was excellent and so was service. We plan to go back.
Great! The food and ambiance was excellent per the usual. I appreciated seeing the extra measures they’ve taken for COVID to keep everyone safe.
It’s a bit expensive fast food... They obviously serve several hundred or more a night. It shows. The steak of the steak frites is way to chewy. And it would be nice for 35 bucks to add some vegetables. The wine was good enough, but overprices at 86 bucks. B Too is way better value for the money.
This place operates like a chain—it is, it’s part of Starr Restaurants. Requests for special accommodations go unanswered, even essential ones like the option of vegan food. We called in advance for the cost of corkage, arrive, and are told they don’t do corkage. They manage to disappoint each time.
Excellent dining experience. Will definitely go back again
Quintessential bistro food. Excellent hamburger (actually 2 patties) and steak frites, each done to perfection, accompanied by an assortment of 3 breads( love the crusts) finished off with profiteroles and sorbets. Full covid temp check on arrival, properly spaced tables and masked staff. Nice night out away from quarantine.
Lola, our server, was amazing- he was super attentive but not overbearing and made sure they had the special quiche for me before they ran out!
Something is really wrong with the pork sausage — would get that checked out.
Loved our time at La Diplomate. The food was delicious and the service was incredible. They took our temperature at the door and had tables 6 feet apart. We felt very safe and taken care of. Our waiter was very helpful and had great recommendations. Loved our experience, and would definitely return!
The food was delicious, the service was great, everyone stayed safe and distanced and wore a mask-it was great. We got the charcuterie platter and the pate was so good.
One odd thing-when I got back to work, I saw the had gotten an email saying our reservation had been canceled at 1:15. Considering we were sitting down and having some bread at 1:15, it was a little strange, nut no matter. We had a lovely lunch and would do it again in an instant.
Dining during Covid-19 is a whole different experience, which greatly affects the overall experience. Still, we had a wonderful evening of dining. Great service on top of excellent food.
My dining companions appeared to have good meals, but my mussels were a disappointment. First of all, the sand in the mussels was way more than normal. The soup which is usually very flavorful was bland, and I had 4 unopened mussels which seems quite a bit for a bowl. Since it was my husband's birthday, I thought we would have something a little extra, but nothing was offered. As an afterthought, we were given some little cookies in a take out container for his birthday. Otherwise, I think the restaurant does a good job handling the covid situation. But I sure was looking forward to some good mussels!
Very well organized re Covid rules among others great spacing which made dining inside much more pleasant then Pre Covid when the noise level can be overwhelming ...
Food very good
Carafe with white wine so and so
Terrible service since Covid. I’ve been back for my favorite steak au pouve only to be more disappointed al three times. I’ll wait before I get thrown a $38 steak for lunch with no eating utensils ir attentive service. No thanks.
Fantastic - dined outside and felt very safe. As usual the tuna carpaccio was amazing.
Had a great experience on the patio. Felt safe and felt that Le Diplomate followed guidelines extremely well. Food was excellent as always.
An authentic Parisi an experience. Delicious food and great service.
Consistent every time. Just amazing dishes. Beef Bourguignon cannot be touched.
Our food was delicious. Service was really good. We recommend this restaurant for everyone.
Excellent food. Excellent wine. Excellent service. We couldn’t have asked for a better evening.
I love Le Diplomate. It's always the perfect call. This time, I had some guests in town for the first time and I wanted this to be their first impression of DC food...and they did not disappoint. Everything was absolutely delicious, the service was wonderful and the safety standards are very much appreciated.
Great food, but the bathroom needed to be better maintained
It is not the same vibe with COVID-19 but the food is always top notch. We love the salad, mussels and steak frites. One of the best restaurants in DC.
Fabulous as always ! Melvin took great care of us also
Always enjoyable having a meal at Le Dip...
Love this place. The food is amazing and the staff are very friendly
Extensive sitting area outside with distance between tables. Friendly staff. Service is usually good, but not today.
Great food! We ate outside, and they did a nice job implementing all the Covid guidelines for dining.
So great, wonderful vibe, and excellent service! Staple of D.C.
Always a staple restaurant to visit when I’m in DC! From the onion soup to the mussels and frites! I’m never disappointed.
Great experience will go again!
I would not return. Ate there two years ago and had delightful service and great food but this time was dramatically different. I understand that post Covid things are different but there were fundamental misses that should not have happened. Entrees were served within minutes of our appetizers. We sat in front of dirty dishes far too long. Desserts were served without us having silverware and when we asked the food runner, he gestured toward the waiter station but it took minutes before we were brought utensils. No real welcome greeting or thanking us for coming. It was very transactional. Scallops were under cooked and potato purée was overly salty, escargot was not hot bubbling like last time and the gougeres tasted like they had been cooked earlier in day so not only were they not hot, they tasted stale. Random candle placed on edge of our table during our meal without any greeting. It was odd.
Love the food and staff! We always sit outside on 14th St side and eat. You won’t be disappointed by any dish!
The restaurant followed all precautions of coronavirus, complete with temperature checks, outdoor dining and masks on all employees. The food was great, too!
Le Diplomate offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.
Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 8952 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.