Excellent service and excellent meal
Another wonderful meal at one of our favorite spots. Fabulous service and a delicious meal.
Server, Matt or Mark?, was amazing! His recommendations were on point and his knowledge of the dishes very informative! Food was delicious! Great experience!
Delicious food, beautiful restaurant, great hospitality. We had a delicious bottle of Apple cider with dinner for a reasonable price and dessert was to die for. Definitely will be back
Service was great, waiter was awesome and management kept asking us if everything was ok. Food was excellent and fresh. We went with our teen kids and there was something for them too. Very nice ambiance, I would recommend.
We celebrated a 17 year anniversary and a new job position.
John Loates went over and above to make the night one to remember!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Food was amazing and well worth the hype. Our waitress gave us exceptional service.
GREAT AS ALWAYS EXCEPT THAT THE MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD. WHEN WE TOLD MANAGEMENT ABOUT THIS, THEY LOWERED THE SOUND. CONVERSATION LEVEL IS ALWAYS VERY LOUD MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO HEAR AND LOUD MUSIC WAS AN UNNECESSARY ADDITION.
We went here for our anniversary because it was expensive, but worth it. People were dressed nicely from business attire to more casual. The decor was beautiful with a bistro/cafe feel but definitely not cramped. The food was absolutely delicious. We had escargot, duck and steak, and the chocolate moose. The service was very quick and our waiter had a great whimsical sense of humor.
Came here for my Birthday Lunch while we were in DC for the weekend. I had numerous people suggest this restaurant but was extremely disappointed. The hostesses were rude and unaccommodating. When we were finally sat the server took 20 minutes to approach us and then only came by once. He later realized it was my birthday and apologized saying if he knew that he would have made our table more of a priority. The food was actually really good, just a huge let down from a servicing standpoint.
Wonderful experience. Excellent food.
Delicious meal and incredible service. Worth every penny.
The best part of my experience in DC was dining at Le Diplomat! The energy, the food and the service were spot on.
Lovely staff and fabulous food. It doesn’t get any better or more consistent than this restaurant The quality and presentation are top notch I wish we could afford to eat and experience this wonderful place more.
Great service and atmosphere for brunch. Something for everyone on the food menu.
Amazing food, great decoration and vibe of the place. The only real unfortunate part is the acoustics - it is very loud and hard to have conversation. That being said, I'd definitely go back!
Great dinner. Great scallops and steak. Service was very good. Our table was a little crammed close to the hostess table, and we could tell when the door opened, but we made it work. Overall a really nice time and we got what we came for! Creme brulee was fantastic!
Awesome time with friends.
This was about our 5th time there and have never been disappointed. It is a Washington gem. Our waiter this time was absolutely the best ever...great personality and persona! Fabulous Valentine's Day!!
We went for Valentine's day. We were left very impressed from food to service.
Our server Daniel and manager Eva made our first time experience extra special! Excellent descriptions on our food and wine by Daniel made the choices easier! Eva was bustling through the dining room filling glasses, answering questions, moving and bussing tables...endless motion! She was a delight! Our Valentine’s Day lunch was made to perfection! We know we will be back for sure!!
The overall atmosphere was amazing, service was great, and food was good! Will definitely be coming back soon!
Cacao Bistro is better French food, the duck was ok.
We have been customers since the 2013 opening and just love the consistency, both food, ambiance and service
Simply THE BEST! The food is unbelievably delicious, the staff is so accommodating and helpful. I look forward to dining at LD every time I'm in D.C..
Wonderful as always! Loved the food, the service, and overall experience. We will be back!
We went for our 1-year anniversary! It was incredible! The staff even brought us free treats and champagne for dessert! Amazing experience!
Dinner was fantastic! Our server, Daniel, was very knowledgeable and attentive.
Love this place for every day as well as special events. Food and service are impeccable. They got it right and they’ve never stopped!
We came here for a friends birthday on Sunday night. Made reservations at 9pm. Had to wait a few minutes to be seated. We ordered the steak tartare, mac n cheese, and escargot to start. All three were amazing. The bread basket was delicious too. For our main course we ordered the steak, muscles, and duck. All amazing. Definitely will be back when we visit again!
Love this place! Fun atmosphere and the food and service are consistently excellent.
Great place for brunch! My friend had the Benedict eggs and I had the duck. Everything was delicious and the service was really nice and professional. Will come back!
I always love Le Diplomate. It’s one of my favorite spots in DC. The food, drinks and atmosphere were spot on as always.
Brunch at Le Diplomate is fun and reliable. We've been several times, and the food is always good (French bistro standards), the service attentive, the room large and boisterous. Reservations are a good idea (essential?). Highly recommended - one of our favorite DC brunch spots.
Second time at restaurant in 3 weeks. Food is outstanding but it appears service drops off at later reservation times.
Le Diplomate used to be a favorite whether a quick stop in at the bar for a burger and salad or a special occasion. The special occasion restaurant was besmirched last evening — the restaurant seems to be just going through the motions. The sauvignon blanc by the glass was less special that the previous New Zealand, the pour was small, the stemware was thick and small. The baquette was excellent as always. The veal escalope was very good but needs a starch to liven up the plate of tan — wild rice?, rosti potatoes? The steak frites was and end piece (like the end tail of a filet) so grisly that a steak knife couldn’t tackle it. The manager offered to replace but I was already eating my veal — he did offer to replace both but why was such an inferior piece of meat sent out in the first place. He removed the steak from the bill but this was 2 birthday dinners and we felt left down by an old friend.The $8 garlic spinach was bland and boring. A complimentary profiteroles was missing the banana and praline and we left wishing we had had dinner at home. Very disappointed. The restaurant seems more like the factory it has become, with people sitting on the street in yesterday’s cold to experience it but the experience for those who have long considered it their favorite is diminished.
Got there early for 5 PM reservation on a Sat nite, so hostess suggested we go to bar.We did - bar extremely crowded, and we could not get to it to order and no servers asked us for orders. Once seated for dinner, service and drinks were excellent though food only average and not worth price. We also were unlucky to be seated near an engagement party of 12 or so who were very loud. Vert unlikely we would return.
Amazing food and great service. Only took away one star from service because they cleared some plates before everyone at the table was finished eating their meal.