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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.

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Happenings

Celebrate Bastille Day!

This year we are celebrating twice! Join us Sunday, July 11th as we host a family-friendly Bastille brunch, with a face painter, balloon artist, and special menu items! Then, join us July 14th for live music, a roaming caricature artist, and much more! Make a reservation here.

The Washington Post's 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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