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Le Diplomate pays homage to French café culture by providing a comfortable place for everything from a cappuccino and croissant on a lazy weekend afternoon at brunch to a celebratory dinner out with friends or just a drink and dessert at the close of an evening.

The extensive menu features a variety of classic favorites including Onion Soup Gratinée, Steak Frites and Escargots as well as daily plats such as Bouillabaisse and Entrecôte de Boeuf. Towering plateaus of oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail and lobster are the perfect start to a meal or a main course unto itself. The crusty baguettes are made in-house and are the ideal accompaniment to a selection of regional French cheeses.

A thoughtfully curated wine list and specialty cocktail program complete the experience. The stylish dining room exudes a welcoming vibe and in warmer weather, enjoy dining "en plein air" in the stunning outdoor cafe where you can take in the bustling energy of DC while sipping the perfect kir royale.

Business Hours

  • Monday-Tuesday, Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday-Thursday: 5;00 pm - 11;00 pm
  • Friday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Editorial Reviews

Review - Le Diplomate - Washington, DC
Tom Sietsema | July 2, 2013

Washington food geeks have another experience to cross off their list of bragging rights, the one that includes exhaling like a dragon at Minibar by Jose Andres and waiting in line for Thai fire at no-reservations Little Serow.



  • Attire: Casual
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Average Price ( Per Person ): Under $30
  • Family Restaurant: No
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Full Bar
  • Carry Out: No
  • Outside Seating: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Has TV: No
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Cuisine: French
  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express

Restaurant ID: 279

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