Le Diplomate DC-- Yes, believe the hype
1601 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 332-3333
Le Diplomate has been a hot spot in DC since it opened in April 2013, by noted Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr. I have passed the place many times but never had a desire to go in because it was always packed with a sizable crowd outside waiting to be seating inside. Too, Le Diplomate has been seriously hyped by the media and DC foodies. I have been disappointed more often than not by restaurants and eateries that received a lot of hype.
This time around I was not disappointed. Yes believe the hype. The service very good, the food very very good, wonderful vibrant atmosphere. 4/5 stars
Eat, drink, be merry and validate for parking (TM)