Wonderful meal and all well timed for our largish group (6). Very nice evening of delicious food and people watching.
I went for my birthday and everything was amazing - especially the food. We ordered escargot, mussels and frites, steak, and beef bourguignon. Everything tasted amazing. Next time we’ll skip the desserts. No bad, just not as great as the food. For as busy as it was, they didn’t rush us - that was appreciated. Already talking about going back. I’ve been to France. As good as any French bistro I ate at while there - maybe better than some actually.
Went for my boyfriends birthday on a Tuesday and it was surprisingly crowded! But that’s what made it fun and we got sat right away. Oysters were amazing and so was the steak frites. Very attentive waiter and romantic ambiance.
Foie Gras Parfait 5/5, Snails 4/5 (need a different kind of bread for this), Duck a la Orange 3/5 (too much food, it was nicely pink but had sat around and was tough/dry, not enough orange flavor).
Had a great open window table. The dishes were fabulous.
The food and service were absolutely excellent! The atmosphere was lovely. It was a bit noisy at first but as the restaurant emptied a little it was much more manageable volume. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice date restaurant.
Great experience 👍
A glimpse of Paris with the DC locals. Great food and environment.
Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The vibe there was classy and I loved it! Will definitely be back!
Amazing! Truly one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The steak frites is exceptional
Fabulous meal and great service but soooooo load. Even on a week night it was very challenging to have a conversation. A fatal flaw I'm afraid.
Wonderful food and atmosphere!
Great experience. Excellent coffee! Delicious breads and pastries. Our entries were also very good. Plenty of outdoor seating. Would definitely recommend.
We had to wait about 15 minutes for our reservation, but we got a full apology, some snacks AND two full glasses of champagne! Had a great time and the food was excellent as always.
Waitress forgot about half our order. Chair at table was broken , had to swap myself. Food came out way too fast. Very much overpriced. Not a good experience.
We celebrated my husband's birthday here for the second year in a row. The food and service were phenomenal as usual!
Appropriately buzzing atmosphere. Experienced service. Goo French bistro food.
Great place for that special occasion! Service is great!
Great meal and experience as always. Thank you! Mrose
My husband and I went for our anniversary. It was a fantastic experience!!
This was one of the best meals I've had in D.C. and that's really impressive. The food was stellar, the service was excellent and the atmosphere felt authentic. It's a little noisy inside, but it was a fun, bustling environment. My coworker and I thoroughly enjoyed everything. My dorade was so good, I could've eaten another. My coworker claims that his half chicken was the best he's ever eaten. The cost was surprisingly low for what we got. I would put Le Diplomate to anyone in D.C.
The food came out very quickly but it was otherwise a wonderful experience.
Best Steak I’ve ever had! Mashed potatoes were delectable, and our server was phenomenal.
Great but loud.
Like being in Paris ...every corner and every part of this restaurant is tres French 🇫🇷
Like in France, trust your server’s recommendations...perfect with cheese boards and with wine. Ours was amazing, perfect level of attention. We enjoyed every moment and every bite.
AMAZING! Our waiter, Alex, was absolutely the best. There was a slight problem with one dish. The manager, Casey, went above and beyond to ensure that we were taken care of. The food was phenomenal. It was a great night!
The food was delicious. We were seated promptly. The scallops were particularly good. The profiteroles were exceptionally good for dessert. The dessert consisted of a flakey pastery with 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with warm chocolate sauce. This is a must get dessert.
The food was wonderful, the service was excellent, and I am enjoying a piece of toast right now from the loaf that we purchased to go (yum!)
Went for brunch and it was a wonderful experience - great service and the omelette and duck were both amazing.
6 month wedding anniversary
I try to go to Le Diplomate every time I visit DC. It’s pricey but worth it, everything is delicious and they have a great menu!! I’d highly recommend it!
The food was incredible but the atmosphere was LOUD. Went for dinner and it was difficult to hear each other across the table.
having been to paris, and lived in NY, we enjoyed the closest thing to a real French bistro- here in dc
bread, food, service- all excellent- we will return.
Not the place for a quiet conversation- but energy abounds.
The three of us had a wonderful meal with great cocktails, wine and beer. Our service was spectacular. Our waiter was informed of a gluten intolerance with one of us and took very good care of her.
Thursday night had sole special with asparagus. Other than a bit too salty ( which could just be my taste of course) it was excellent.
Excellent food and attentive service—enjoyable experience
Classic brasserie experience. Terrific cuisine and super service.
Always perfect. :).
Always love coming back and enjoying a nice meal and nice wine. Always leave with a full heart and stomach!