About Le Diplomate
Washington’s buzziest, red-leatheriest French bistro is still jammed many nights, thanks to its no-surprises approach to Larousse Gastronomique–style cookery. This is the place if you’re in the mood for a strapping beef bourguignon, or an onion soup that tastes as if its broth has been simmering for days, or a perfectly brittle-crusted crème brûlée. But the magic of Le Dip comes from more than that—the lovely little cocktails (we’re currently hooked on the Clouseau, with bourbon, fig, and plum bitters), fresh breadbasket, and smart service all work to create one of the most harmonious dining experiences around.
Don’t miss: Seafood platter; foie gras parfait; radish crudité; cheeseburger; cassoulet; trout amandine; skate grenobloise; moules frites; profiteroles.