MICHELIN Guide 2019

Le Diplomate

  • Dupont Circle, Logan Circle & Foggy Bottom
  • 25 - 50 USD
  • French
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Stephen Starr takes on the nation’s capital with Le Diplomate, his pitch-perfect rendition of a Rive Gauche bistro. From the shiny and large brass windows to the zinc bar and the mosaic-tiled floor, it is all très Français. Bread lovers rejoice; there is a paean to the crusty stuff at the entrance, where ficelle-filled bags and assorted loaves and rounds are lovingly displayed. This is straightforward traditional bistro food at its best: steak tartare, croque monsieur, steak frites with sauce béarnaise and out-of-this-world moules frites. Steamed with Pernod and served marinière-style, the mussels would be succulent enough on their own, but toss in a handful of those crispy pommes frites as well as a basket of freshly sliced baguette and mon dieu!


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal


Quite comfortable


25 - 50 USD

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • r Outdoor dining
  • ˆ Brunch

Le Diplomate

+1 202-332-3333
Opening hours
Lunch Sat - Sun Dinner nightly

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