This romantic French eatery on DC’s 14th Street will steal your heart away. It feels like you’ve walked straight into a Parisian bistro when you glimpse the restaurant’s tiled interior and glassed-in patio. Just wait until we get started on the delicious array of Gallic offerings on the menu.
Check out our recommendations for what to eat during your visit to Le Diplomate:
Start your meal off right with a tiered tray of fresh seafood appetizers, including shrimp cocktail, crab, and lobster. The only thing you’ll love more than actually eating this Washingtonian-recommended, decadent choice will be the Instagram post you take of it.
Foie Gras Parfait
Luxurious, but oh-so-light, this classically-French, goose-liver dish comes with a sweet strawberry-rhubarb marmalade. Spread some of this buttery delicacy on a slice of bread for a heavenly treat.
Steak Tartare de Parc
If you need a little more opulence with your dinner, never fear. We’ve got you covered with this sumptuous, hand-chopped steak dish, which comes with salty capers and a quail egg on top. Mix them together and ladle onto a slice of crispy baguette.
Want to keep your meal on the lighter side without sacrificing taste? Try the Salade Lyonnaise, which comes with endive, lardons (essentially French bacon) and a poached egg. It’ll transport you to a summer afternoon at a bouchon in Lyon.
We know what you’re thinking—who goes to a French bistro and orders a burger? But one bite of this American cheese-laden, double-pattied critical darling, which has received accolades from the Washingtonian, Zagat, and local chefs, and you’ll become a believer.