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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. Celebrate the new year with us! Scroll for more info.

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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.

For parties of 11 or more:

  • 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
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Happenings

Now Open for Dining In

We are now open daily for patio and indoor seating!

Seating is available for walk-ins or limited reservations.

Credit card payment only, please.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

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.

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