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.
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
The Washington Post's 2018 Fall Dining Guide: Three Stars for Le Diplomate
“Who in town makes a lighter foie gras mousse, or a finer duck a l’orange, the skin of the leg fried so that it shatters under your teeth?” Read more here.
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.