- 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
Amazing food, disappointing service.
I would give this DC institution a second try based on reputation rather than experience.
Very nice dining experience in one of their great “pop-up” pods along 14th street. Our server was top notch - very friendly, personable and knowledgeable. Thanks and we look forward to coming back soon.
The food and drinks were excellent as always. My one complaint is COVID sucks! Apparently with dining restrictions in place they are limiting your dining experience to 1 1/2 hours. No lingering or letting your food settle.
Great afternoon! Food was delicious, service was excellent.
Best outdoor dining for Covid times. They have open stalls or you can sit out in the covered patio or just outside with not covering when it’s nice and sunny. Food is always great.
I ordered Mushroom Tart and it was really nice, would recommend for people who want to try authentic French food
Great classic French food! A new classic favorite restaurant for us in DC!
Nice ambiance. Enough din to make it interesting but allowable for convo. Food was fantastic. Thanks
My food has consistently been fairly bland - definitely not worth the price, ingredients can't be fresh/seasonal because the menu doesn't change. There are way better places in DC to go for a special night out.
Made reservation days in advance but they put us outside in the cold. Had been there before and dined in their outside box city. Not sure why they wanted a frequent customer to freeze. Really uncomfortable and disappointing.
Loved the ambience and the food. A little salty, but delicious. So thoughtful to bring out an extra anniversary treat.
Outdoor stables really allowed for a comfortable experience even in 40 degree weather.
Went here for lunch on a Monday before flying back home & it was just what we needed. A little piece of Paris in the middle of DC. Escargot is a must. SO good. The tuna carpaccio was also delicious & the burger was magnifique! Can't wait to go back!
It was such a delightful treat! Would highly recommend. Felt very safe
They have really figured out the covid protocols while still providing an enjoyable experience. Love the single-party outdoor stalls, excellent service and great food.
Friend 40th bday
Great but the place needs a redo
We had a great meal as always. Le Diplomat continues to be our all time favorite. Going for lunch again today!
Consistently excellent service and food and great Covid adaptations!
Love the warm shrimp salad and salmon carpaccio. Excellent service and plenty of distance for inside dining. Love this restaurant.
LeDip is my favorite restaurant in DC and I’ve been there many times. Yesterday was not up to their standard in service or food. The waiter did not seem on top of our order. Our drink didn’t come until 3 reminders, the appetizer came after the entree was served, and was cold by the time we ate it, we had to ask for salt and pepper several times before the waiter finally brought it.
The manager did intervene and bring several items and also apologized and comped some of the bill.
We will return to the restaurant and trust that the waiter and/or kitchen was having a bad day.
We enjoyed the food and drinks, but found the experience to be not worth the cost, as we were urged out exactly 90 minutes after our reservation time. To be fair, this was clearly outlined to us beforehand, but we weren’t able to fully enjoy the experience and felt rushed. At that price point, I don’t think it is worth returning until capacity and restrictions return to normal.
The heaters in the chalets were not working
It was outside and cold but really great. Server was awesome
Cold, very cold.
Outside was not heated well and the food was cold...
Le Diplomate has always been one of our favorite dining places in DC. It continues to be so with their outside dining options and their safety protocols. We dined in one of the little "cabanas." It was 30ºF outside, but we were kept warm. We have never had a bad meal at Le Diplomate. I would highly recommend Le Diplomate especially if you are still practicing COVID safety measures and need to celebrate a nice event such as an anniversary or a birthday.
Easy reservation process, the restaurant is very clear about restrictions and limitations in COVID times. The food is still as amazing as ever!
Amazing meal per usual, love the ambiance of the restaurant. Great service.
We had a great family brunch there yesterday. Service was wonderful, and the food is always outstanding. Thanks for another wonderful visit!
Such a great experience and food was amazing. The warm shrimp salad is my favorite. Lola was our server and made our experience!!
Never disappoints! Best most reliable food in DC.
The outdoor sitting was colder then expected. Small heaters on top, but not enough to get us warm. Definitely not comfortable for children. The food and the service was incredible though. All meals were delicious! I would definitely go back another time to sit inside.
Always great! Service was a little slow but that has never been a problem before.
Love the outdoor seating! Had a great cappuccino, however, I was disappointed to find out they only serve chocolate croissants during their brunch on the weekends, which is what I ultimately went for to have w my capp.So I’ll to say overall the experience was just good.
An amazing meal. The service was excellent, I don’t think it’s possible to go wrong with anything on the menu. The escargot were delicious as well as the crab cocktail. For entrees I tried the steak au poivre which was excellent and plenty of food. My boyfriend had the lobster frites and we were so shocked by how much food it was! This was probably my favorite meal since moving to D.C.
I booked a dinner reservation at Le Diplomat to celebrate my birthday with my daughter and husband.
We were impressed with the service , ambiance and delicious food. Our waiter was amazing. He was attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant.
We will be back for sure!
We celebrated a birthday outdoors in one of their semi-private, heated "booths." Service was stellar, with great recommendations, accommodations for my Celiac disease, and a surprise birhtday treat. The food was wonderful: flavorful escargot, rich beef bourguignon, and silky chocolate pot de creme. A wonderful experience overall.
Wonderful service and ambiance. Food came out extremely quick, waiter was knowledgeable, and very COVID friendly outside.
Le Diplomate has made the most of a bad situation given the limitations on indoor dining during the pandemic. The heated outdoor dining pavilions are a brilliant concept that allowed us to go out to one of our favorite restaurants for my wife’s birthday. We felt safe and stayed very comfortable on such a cold evening as it was on February 16th. The food was as excellent as ever, as was the service.
Le Diplomate does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Le Diplomate also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-3333.
Le Diplomate is rated 4.8 stars by 9737 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.