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)
A sharable tart topped with buttery Pioppini mushrooms and truffle pecorino.
Sea Scallops ($26)
Seared scallops on a bed of orzo and spring peas dressed with a carrot vinaigrette.
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)
Roast chicken topped with shredded rosemary and jus de poulet
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.