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  • Review Count
    1
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  • First Review
    February 24, 2015
  • Last Review
    February 24, 2015
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  • Average Rating
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DCDiner's Reviews
 
Stephen Starr brings his signature brand of hospitality and design to the nation’s capital with the opening of Le Diplomate, located at 14th & Q. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, the stylish 260 seat restaurant transports diners to the beloved cafés of Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. The extensive menu features a variety of classic dishes including Onion Soup Gratinee, Steak Frites, and Poulet Roti as well as contemporary bistro fare, with dishes such as Shaved Veal Tongue with Mache and Bavette de Boeuf à l’Echalote. A thoughtfully curated wine list and cocktail program perfectly complements the cuisine and creates an environment suitable for romantic dinners or lively group gatherings. In warmer weather, enjoy dining "en plein air" in the stunning outdoor café where you can take in the bustling energy of DC while sipping on the perfect kir royale.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Force too many seatings
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Le Diplomate is a fine restaurant with good food and an excellent wine list. However, I will not return for one reason and only one reason. I find it incredibly annoying to go to a fine dining restaurant where on average $100/person is spent (including wine) and you get the feeling from the time you sit down that they are rushing you to seat the next group. It seems as though they aim for 3 seatings/per table/night. When we sat down we were handed our menus and the waiter stood over us waiting for us to order. Really? Everything was rushed. As soon as we set our forks down from our dessert, we were given our check - no request for coffee or an after dinner drink. Clearly the owner is not practicing how the French eat - over an extended period of time with several courses - enjoying conversation and company. That is not possible at Le Diplomate. No thank you!"
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2011
Special Features: notable wine list
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