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Le Diplomate

Critic Tom Sietsema was "most surprised by Le Diplomate’s 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.

- Washington Post

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.

- Washington Post

Le Diplomate

At last a real French Bistro has arrived on 14th Street. Bienvenue Le Diplomate to the neighborhood.

- Gregory Nelson

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.

- Masha Tatianina

Basically, this is Parc in DC, and that's a good thing.

- Tucker Johns

Le Diplomate

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.

- Washington Post

Starving or exploding, the Dark Chocolate Napoléon is beyond imperial. Definitely the best thing that happened to France since the Revolution.

- Bruno Zalum

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.

- Serious Eats

Great outdoor seating, bad street parking (valet available). And most importantly, the food & service is stellar. Perfect neighborhood for a post-meal stroll.

- Jules Weiss

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!

- Bitches Who Brunch

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.

- Ardvaark

"In a French-ass restaurant...hurry up with my damn croissant!" #yeezus

- Mike Fraietta

Le Diplomate

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!

- DC Dining Adventures

Le Diplomate

Love this place. The food and service were impeccable.

- Jan Stevens

The steak tartare hors d'oeuvre is a real chef d'oeuvre.

- Bruno Zalum

In the future this will be a Taco Bell.

- John Porter

Le Diplomate

Pimm's and cheese platter. Nom nom

- Nour Khoury

Waiter a bit pushy to do dinner not just drinks and snacks. Otherwise quite lovely with great cheese/bread. On the expensive side.

- Ryan K.

Fantastic steak frites.

- Allison Kasic

Le Diplomate

The Burger Américain is just fantastic. From the bun, to the beef, to the cheese, everything is perfect.

- DC Dining Adventures

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