Le Diplomate, Washington DC

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Le Diplomate

1601 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 332-3333

Le Diplomate Website

Le Diplomat Washington DC Exterior decor

Le Diplomate is a popular French Brassiere in Washington DC’s posh Logan Circle neighborhood. You need to reserve well in advance, otherwise come early for a seat in the bar or patio. This restaurant has a high 4.5 stars on Yelp. They serve brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Le Diplomat Washington DC Interior Decor

The food is good but not as good as San Francisco Bay area classics like Bouchon. This was a nice way to compare some of the best DC offers to what SF has. Nothing wrong about this place, we just wondered if we should have spent less somewhere else.

Menu
Le Diplomate has a classic French menu with all the famous dishes.

Service
Our server knew his stuff and was personable. There were some long pauses before people came by. They also brought all our food at once. We assumed the appetizers would come first.

Food Picks

Mojito ($10) was very strong and well balanced.

OK Food

Le Diplomat Washington DC Bread Basket

Fantastic Bread Basket.

Le Diplomat Washington DC Tuna Carpaccio

Tuna Carpaccio ($22) leek vinaigrette – was heavy handed with the dressing. It could be more subtle.

Le Diplomat Washington DC White Asparagus_

White Asparagus ($14) leek vinaigrette, cara cara orange, hazelnut was a fancy looking salad. Also a bit overdone. Good ingredients.

Le Diplomat Washington DC Steak Frites

Steak Frites ($29.50) herb roasted, maître d’butter, pommes frites was cooked to a perfect medium rare. A great dish except for the over salted but really nice fries.

Le Diplomat Washington DC Scallops

Roasted Sea Scallops ($31) olive oil crushed yukons, toasted almonds, san marzano tomatoes was a solid scallop dish. Not as good as Redd in Napa Valley, but worth getting if you like scallops.

Le Diplomat Washington DC Haricots Verts

Haricots Verts ($8) were done just fine.

Garlic Spinach ($7) were a tad bit salty

Le Diplomate Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Dressy
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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