Very pricey for what I was served. I wasn’t as impressed as all the recommendations had labeled it. I don’t have a desire to go back. Just wasn’t a top pick. Food wasn’t bad - but not for the price I was charged!
Best brunch place in the City. If you go, you have to get their cheese board!
Wonderful first visit to this restaurant after weeks of waiting to get the perfect reservation (its a very popular spot). The server was very attentive and personable from beginning to end. I started with Gougères, they give you quite a few of them and pretty much melt in your mouth - so good. I enjoyed the Steak Frites for my entree. Steak was perfectly seasoned with maître d’butter, accompanied by a load of crispy fries. There was no room for dessert this time but I'm looking forward to my next visit.
Incredible food and service!
We had a very nice dinning experience at Le Diplomat with friends. Amazingly like a Bistro in Paris. Bob Citron
May be my favorite restaurant in DC. Reliably very good food, but I'm probably even more impressed with the exceptional service, from hostesses to servers to floor managers. The overall atmosphere is wonderful, really consistently lively and festive. I like that it's absolutely not stuffy formal, but almost a hyper-Disney version of an idealized French bistro, and they successfully pull off that illusion.
Always appreciate Le Dip's dependable menu. Food was great and service was great.
We were there Sat. Jan. 18, 2020. Arrived at 6:30 p.m..
Le Diplomate appeared to be full as usual even for a holiday weekend.
The noise level seemed higher than normal; was very difficult to carry on a conversation.
The food was scrumptious! Our server was outstandingly attentive! The ambience was reminiscent of Paris.
The only negative I have is the hostess who served us couldn’t hide her lack of patience with me. She seemed annoyed to take my coat to check and at the end of the meal was equally disengaged. I’m chalking it up to it being a busy night.
Delicious! I would recommend getting a reservation. It’s a fun place for a girls night out.
Amazing brunch. The food, service, and atmosphere all were outstanding. Monica was so lovely with service and made it a festive and memorable morning!
Once again, we all had great meals and great service.
So much fun and great people. Great wine and food. Enjoyed the mussels.
Best hamburger in DC - Lobster bisque was excellent. Great deserts.
LE Diplomate was great as always. It’s a routine spot for my wife and I but this was the first time we did a large group for her birthday and the restaurant was extremely helpful, service was excellent and the food is always top notch. Can’t wait to go back.
This place does not disappoint from great service to the delicious food. My server Matt, made great recommendations and everything I had was delicious. I can’t wait to go back.
We always have an excellent meal. Never disappoints.
Went for brunch and had was blown away by the food and the service!
absolutely amazing! the sea bass was an absolute hit!
Food was good but not impressive, service was average, but warmed up to satisfactory. Meals were delivered promptly, bread was very good and support staff responsive. Prices are reasonable but overall impression and total package left me indifferent.
Everything was great but we did feel rushed.
Really great experience. We came with two little kids and the server did a really nice job of taking care of us. Not really a family Resturant so it’s really up to the server to make you feel welcome and he did a great job. I just felt that the chairs were falling apart and uncomfortable.
Servers are incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. They're great with recommendations and pairings. Each dish on the menu belongs there, and the range of options is outstanding.
The service was horrible. Our waiter was very nice but inexperienced at best. This was our first time to the restaurant so wasn’t that impressed.
Always exceeds expectations every time. Do not miss the chance to dine at this Washington, DC institution.
I’m a regular for the inception of the restaurant. You will never be disappointed with the food, just make sure the hostess knows who you are and what you are wearing once you check in for a reservation, it may be crowded.
Wonderful service and brunch was impeccable. Will definitely return!
Brunch was nice! Looking forward to going back for dinner!
Fantastic experience! Our food and service was first class. Our waiter, David, was WONDERFUL!
I saw Le Diplomate on many lists of great restaurants in DC and it did not disappoint. I am moving to DC for an internship for the semester and my mom and I decided to eat here. The reservation was on time and the service was fast and excellent. Both of our meals were phenomenal and I would highly recommend this to everyone. I will hopefully be back soon!
Live this place!!! Great food and Amazing Bread's!
Busy, loud, community-like seating, small bar, good service, good drinks, great food!
Visiting DC and wanted a fun place to catch up!
I would recommend the restaurant because it is close to a true French bistro but I found it too big and impersonal. The food is good, French Fries were delicious but nothing was outstanding.
One of the best diner that I ever had
Love this place with close friends and family for a delicious meal in a place that lets you be loud if you want to be; serves a great meal with super staff (always); and never rushes you along. It's as much about the place itself as it is about the food, the two are perfect together.
Our favorite restaurant in DC! Every night is a special occasion.