Le Diplomate

French Bistro

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  • 2015 Best French
  • 2016 Best French
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Overview

Step inside lively Le Diplomate from Stephen Starr and you might think you've escaped to a Parisian brasserie. Whether it's the open-air patio, resembling a cafe in the Latin Quarter with woven chairs and marble-topped tables, or the indoor red leather booths, patrons fill up on classic French bistro fare like steak frites or a tantalizing mushroom tart.

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Accolades

  • Number 30: 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016 - Washingtonian
  • 100 Very Best Restaurants 2015 — Washingtonian
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2015
  • Best Restaurants 2014 - Time Out
  • Three stars from the Washington Post 2014
  • Zagat rating of 25 out of 30

Menu for Le Diplomate

Mid-day

Fruits De Mer

  • Shrimp Cocktail
    $17.00
  • King Crab Leg
    $22.00
  • 1/2 Chilled Lobster
    $19.00
  • Petit Plateau
    Serves 1-3 Persons $70.00
  • Grand Plateau
    Serves 4-6 Persons $130.00
  • Assorted Oysters
    Half Dozen $18.50
  • Belon Oysters
    Half Dozen $24.00
  • Little Neck Clams
    Half Dozen $10.00
  • Taylor Bay Scallops
    $15.00

Hors D'oeuvres

  • Onion Soup Gratinee
    $12.50
  • Tuna Carpaccio leek vinaigrette
    $18.50
  • Mushroom Tart pioppini mushrooms, truffle pecorino
    $14.50
  • Escargots parsley-garlic butter, puff pastry, champignon de paris
    $14.00
  • Mushroom Soup
    $11.00
  • Macaroni Au Gratin
    $9.50
  • Foie Gras Parfait pain d'epice, huckleberry mustard
    $15.00
  • Steak Tartare De Parc hand-chopped filet, capers, quail egg
    $16.50
  • Le Diplomate Fromages A selection of regional french cheeses. C'EST delicieux!
    Select 3 $18.00
    Select 5 $30.00
    Select 7 $42.00

Les Salades

  • Warm Shrimp Salad lemon beurre blanc, avocado
    $18.50
  • Salade Verte haricots verts, radishes, red wine vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Salade Lyonnaise frisée, lardons, poached egg
    $14.50
  • Salade Nicoise confit tuna, red bliss potatoes, green beans
    $17.50

Carafes

  • La Vieille Ferme
    12ounces $16.00
    25ounces $28.00
  • Ventoux Rouge carignan, cinsault, grenache, syrah
  • Lubéron Blanc bourboulenc, grenache blanc, ugni blanc, vermentino

Entrées

  • Steak Frites pan roasted hanger steak, maître d' butter, pommes frites
    $28.00
  • Trout Amandine toasted almonds, haricots verts, lemon brown butter
    $25.00
  • Omelette saunders farm eggs, gruyère, fines herbes
    $13.00
  • Country Chicken Club avocado, bacon, rosemary aïoli
    $15.50
  • Burger Americain cheeseburger, pommes frites
    $15.00
  • Moules Frites marinière style mussels, pommes frites, sauce mayonnaise
    $19.50
  • Baguette Provencale french salami, idiazabal, cornichon, mustard vinaigrette
    $12.50
  • Chicken Paillard shaved vegetable salad
    $14.50
  • Quiche Lorraine spinach, gruyère
    $12.00

Sides

  • Pommes Frites
    $8.00
  • Sauteed Spinach
    $7.00
  • Haricots Verts
    $7.00

Diner

Fruits De Mer

  • Assorted Oysters
    Half Dozen $18.50
  • Belon Oysters
    Half Dozen $24.00
  • Shrimp Cocktail
    $17.00
  • King Crab Leg
    $22.00
  • Petit Plateau
    Serves 1-3 Persons $70.00
  • Grand Plateau
    Serves 4-6 Persons $130.00
  • Taylor Bay Scallops
    $15.00
  • Little Neck Clams
    Half Dozen $10.00
  • 1/2 Chilled Lobster
    $19.00

Hors D'oeuvres

  • Onion Soup Gratinée
    $12.50
  • Mushroom Soup maitake, pioppinni, crimini
    $11.00
  • Radish Crudité sea salt & butter
    $7.50
  • Steak Tartare De Parc hand-chopped filet, capers, quail egg
    $16.50
  • Ricotta Ravioli plum tomato, basil
    $12.00
  • Brandade De Morue salt cod, garlic, olive oil
    $13.00
  • Macaroni Au Gratin
    $9.50
  • Pâté De Campagne pickled vegetables, country wheat-rye
    $13.00
  • Escargots parsley, garlic butter, puff pastry, champignons de paris
    $14.00
  • Fromage De Tête marinated chanterelles, apple, mâche
    $12.00
  • Tuna Carpaccio leek vinaigrette
    $18.50
  • Foie Gras Parfait pain d'epice, huckleberry mustard
    $15.00
  • Mushroom Tart piopini mushrooms, truffle pecorino
    $14.50
  • Le Diplomate Fromages a Selection of Regional French Cheeses. C'est Délicieux!
    Select 3 $18.00
    Select 5 $30.00
    Select 7 $42.00

Sides

  • Pommes Frites
    $8.00
  • Sautéed Spinach
    $7.00
  • Haricots Verts
    $7.00
  • Pommes Au Gratin
    $10.00
  • Pommes Purée
    $6.50
  • Brüssel Sprouts cipollini onions
    $7.00

Salades

  • Salade Verte haricots verts, radishes, red wine vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Salade Lyonnaise frisée, lardons, poached egg
    $14.50
  • Warm Shrimp Salad lemon beurre blanc, avocado
    $18.50

Les Plats Du Jour

  • Monday dorade royale en papillote
    $31.00
  • Tuesday lobster risotto
    $34.00
  • Wednesday cassoulet
    $31.00
  • Thursday dover sole meunière
    $48.00
  • Friday bouillabaisse
    $29.00
  • Saturday roasted short rib
    $38.00
  • Sunday coq au vin
    $25.00

Entrées

  • Steak Frites pan roasted hanger steak, maître d' butter, pommes frites
    $28.00
  • Trout Amandine toasted almonds, haricots verts, lemon brown butter
    $25.00
  • Braised Lamb moroccan cous cous, harissa, yogurt
    $29.00
  • Burger Américain cheeseburger, pommes frites
    $15.00
  • Moules Frites marinière style mussels, pommes frites, sauce mayonnaise
    $19.50
  • Half Roast Chicken rosemary, jus de poulet, pommes purée
    $25.00
  • Veal Escalope spring onions, maitake, chanterelle cream
    $29.00
  • Norwegian Salmon cider poached, braised red cabbage, mustard vinaigrette
    $27.00
  • Roasted Scallops cauliflower, granny smith apples, curry vinaigrette
    $29.00
  • Steak Au Poivre black pepper crusted new york strip, garlic spinach, cognac demi glace
    $35.00
  • Warm Farro Salad butternut squash, tuscan kale, taggiasca olives
    $21.00
  • Beef Bourguignon crimini mushrooms, lardons, red wine sauce
    $28.00
  • Roasted Loup De Mer mediterranean sea bass, celery root, leeks, truffle nage
    $31.00
  • Roasted Duck Breast caramelized apples, baby turnips, cider jus
    $30.00
  • Skate Grenobloise lemon, caper, beurre noisette
    $26.00
  • Omelette saunders farm eggs, gruyère, fines herbes
    $13.00

Carafes

  • La Vieille Ferme
    12 Ounces $16.00
    25 Ounces $28.00
  • Ventoux Rouge carignan, cinsault, grenache, syrah
  • Lubéron Blanc bourboulenc, grenache blanc, ugni blanc, vermentino

Brunch

Fruits De Mer

  • Assorted Oysters
    Half Dozen $18.50
  • Belon Oysters
    Half Dozen $24.00
  • Shrimp Cocktail
    $17.00
  • King Crab Leg
    $22.00
  • Petit Plateau
    Serves 1-3 Persons $70.00
  • Grand Plateau
    Serves 4-6 Persons $130.00
  • Taylor Bay Scallops
    $15.00
  • Little Neck Clams
    Half Dozen $10.00
  • 1/2 Chilled Lobster
    $19.00

Hors D'oeuvres

  • Breakfast Pastries our pastry chef 's selection, baked in-house
    $12.00
  • Tuna Carpaccio leek vinaigrette
    $18.50
  • Steak Tartare De Parc hand chopped filet, capers, quail egg
    $16.50
  • Salade Niçoise confit tuna, red bliss potatoes, green beans
    $17.50
  • Warm Shrimp Salad lemon beurre blanc, avocado
    $18.50
  • Salade Verte haricots verts, radishes, red wine vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Pâté De Campagne pickeled vegetables, country wheat-rye
    $13.00
  • Onion Soup Gratinée
    $12.50
  • Mushroom Soup maitake, pioppinni, crimini
    $11.00
  • Foie Gras Parfait pain d'epice, huckleberry mustard
    $15.00
  • Macaroni Au Gratin
    $9.50
  • Mushroom Tart pioppini mushrooms, truffle pecorino
    $14.50
  • Ricotta Ravioli plum tomato, basil
    $10.00
  • Yogurt & Berries blueberries, granola
    $6.00
  • Salad Lyonnaise friseé, lardons, poached egg
    $14.50
  • Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal fresh fruit, pistachio, buttermilk
    $9.00
  • Le Diplomate Fromages A selection of regional french cheeses. C'est delicieux!
    Select 3 $18.00
    Select 5 $30.00
    Select 7 $42.00

Sides

  • Pommes Frites
    $8.00
  • Pommes Lyonnaises
    $5.00
  • Croissant
    $3.00
  • Bagel & Cream Cheese
    $5.00
  • Pork Sausage
    $5.00
  • Turkey Sausage
    $5.00
  • Boudin Noir
    $5.00
  • Nueske Bacon
    $5.00
  • Haricots Verts
    $7.00

Les Oeufs

  • Eggs Benedict sauce hollandaise
    $15.00
  • Eggs En Cocotte trout caviar
    $11.00
  • Steak and Eggs petit filet, sauce mornay, sunny side eggs
    $23.00
  • Poached Eggs Basquaise prosciutto, creamy polenta
    $15.00
  • Eggs Norwegian smoked salmon, sauce hollandaise
    $17.00
  • Spinach Omelette goat cheese
    $14.00
  • Gruyère Omelette saunders farm eggs, gruyère, fines herbes
    $13.00
  • Egg White Omelette ratatouille
    $14.25
  • Eggs Boudin Noir cooked en cocotte, boudin noir, asparagus, grilled levain
    $15.00
  • Two Eggs Any Style
    $12.00

Les Sandwiches Et Tartines

  • Croque-Madame grilled ham, fried egg, sauce mornay
    $13.50
  • Burger Américain cheeseburger, pommes frites
    $15.00
  • Country Chicken Club avocado, bacon, rosemary aïoli
    $15.50
  • Smoked Salmon Tartine
    $15.50
  • Lamb Sandwich harissa aïoli, arugula
    $14.50
  • Baguette Provençale french salami, idiazabal, cornichon, mustard vinaigrette
    $12.50

Entrées

  • Steak Frites pan roasted hanger steak, maître d' butter, pommes frites
    $28.00
  • Trout Amandine toasted almonds, haricots verts, lemon brown butter
    $25.00
  • Duck Sarladaises confit, egg sunny side up, roasted potatoes
    $15.00
  • French Toast vanilla poached pineapple, chantilly cream
    $13.50
  • Buttermilk Pancakes maple syrup
    $9.50
  • Chicken Paillard shaved vegetable salad
    $14.50
  • Moules Frites marinière style mussels, pommes frites, sauce mayonnaise
    $19.50
  • Beef Bourguignon crimini mushrooms, lardons, red wine sauce
    $28.00
  • Quiche Florentine spinach, gruyère
    $12.00

Carafes

  • La Vieille Ferme
    12ounces $16.00
    25ounces $28.00
  • Ventoux Rouge carignan, cinsault, grenache, syrah
  • Lubéron Blanc bourboulenc, grenache blanc, ugni blanc, vermentino

1601 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Brasserie, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 332-3333
  • Private Dining Room: No