Gallery: First Look: Stephen Starr's Le Diplomate, Washington DC

Le Diplomate
Le Diplomate

Prior to Le Diplomate, the northeast corner of 14th and Q was a decrepit and abandoned dry cleaners. Stephen Starr and Le Diplomate have transformed an eyesore of urban decay into a vibrant Parisian corner cafe.

Mushroom Tart ($13.50)
Mushroom Tart ($13.50)

A sharable tart topped with buttery Pioppini mushrooms and truffle pecorino.

Sea Scallops ($26)
Sea Scallops ($26)

Seared scallops on a bed of orzo and spring peas dressed with a carrot vinaigrette.

Beef Bourguignon ($26)
Beef Bourguignon ($26)

Braised beef that pulls apart with ease, served with button mushrooms, lardons (small pieces of pork fat), in a red wine sauce.

Half Roast Chicken ($24)
Half Roast Chicken ($24)

Roast chicken topped with shredded rosemary and jus de poulet

Duck Breast and Leg Confit ($27)
Duck Breast and Leg Confit ($27)

Duck two ways (a medium-rare breast and confit leg) over a farro salad and rhubarb vinaigrette. The duck breast is prepared at medium rare and a duck leg confit.