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Le Diplomate is a Beloved DC Dinner Spot That Feels Just Like France

January 31, 2019

Looking for a true taste of the DC restaurant scene? You can’t miss out on Le Diplomate. This well-known eatery channels a French brasserie in both its ambiance and its menu items, and you can’t go wrong no matter when you pay a visit.

Le Diplomate is warm and inviting inside, with high ceilings boasting ornate molding, French-themed ornaments hanging from the walls and cozy tables and booths scattered throughout the space. Outside, there’s a heated patio perfect for all-seasons dining (there are even blankets for chilly evenings). For breakfast and brunch, regulars love the mushroom tarts,  handcrafted pastries and savory egg dishes — not to mention the French wines to round out your weekend meal. For dinner, Le Diplomate serves up French favorites like beef bourguignon, steak tartare, coq au vin and other hearty dishes. You’ll certainly need a reservation, but a meal at Le Diplomate is one you won’t soon forget.