Le Diplomate pays sincere homage to French cafe culture, providing a comfortable, versatile gathering place that’s become an anchor for Washington, D.C.’s resurgent 14th Street corridor.

Painstakingly built out of a historic structure that harnesses the artful spirit of a Parisian brasserie, the interior and exterior pay subtle tribute to tradition, imbuing every meal with a sweeping sense of European drama. The extensive menu features a variety of Gallic classics, including onion soup gratinée, steak frites and escargots, as well as daily plates such as bouillabaisse and cassoulet. A thoughtfully curated wine list and specialty cocktail program complete the transporting experience.

Group Dining

Le Diplomate pays homage to French café culture by providing a comfortable place for enjoying classics such as Onion Soup Gratinée, Steak Frites, and Escargots. Towering plateaus of oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail and lobster are the perfect start to a meal, and the crusty made-in-house baguettes are the ideal accompaniment to a selection of regional French cheeses.

  • Semi-Private l’Orangerie room seats 40 guests
  • Semi-Private Le Terrace seats 60 guests
  • We can also combine l’Orangerie and Terrace to seat 100 guests

CONTACT: lediplomate.events@starr-restaurants.com

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Join us for L’Apero – the perfect opportunity to slow down and transition between the hectic workday and evening. We are excited to present a menu highlighting new dishes including french onion gratinee poutine, a traditional jambon beurre baguette, and pastry chef Fabrice Bendano’s foie gras macarons.

Bastille Day Celebration


Stay tuned for more information on our annual Bastille Day celebration with exciting activities all day long!