Le Diplomate

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 6 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Dessert, French + 3 more
100% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 Directions

(202) 332-3333
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    I can't believe I waited so long to go here! I've been walking past this place for years but the gluten-filled nature of French food and the lack of GF markings on the menu made me hesitant to try it. I was amazed by the confidence and care with which they handle celiac guests. The manager was great on the phone when I made my reservation, answering all my questions, and when I walked in the door the host and server already knew about my gluten free needs. Plenty of options on the menu, including several desserts, and the server was well acquainted with the multi-layered allergen procedure to prevent cross-contamination. I went with the classic steak frites and shared 2 desserts - the creme brûlée and chocolate pot de creme. If you don't mind still being full the next day from the decadent food, this place is a must visit!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Le Diplomat is an amazing place. French food is not inherently gluten free but is by design decadent and delicious. The foie gras, beef tartar, seafood platter, steak with fries, and beef Borguinon are all Devine. The service is professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable about their food and allergies. Le Diplomat is the type of place where the service staff may not speak to the chef. They have to submit a request form through their managers, so when you ask about allergies no less than 3 people who are experts on the food will know about your question. While it is on the expensive end of the spectrum it is completely worth visiting, with a reservation if at all possible.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    I told my server I have celiac disease and he immediately assured me the kitchen and staff are trained and ready to feed me and prevent cross contamination. It was very reassuring. I ordered the steak au poivre and he told me what was in the sauce and how the steak was prepared (cracked pepper crust) so I was informed and it was delicious! I will come back and feel taken care of. 💜

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I have celiac and eat strictly gluten free. Work colleagues arranged reservations here. I called ahead and made many inquiries upon my arrival. Wait staff, manager and chef were all very helpful, familiar with celiac and accommodating gluten free needs. Enjoyed some delicious cheese, wine, a steak entree dish (I forget the name but it was wonderful with very little / no modification needed to the dish - something that made me feel safer as the kitchen was very busy that night) and even creme brûlée for dessert. There was another chocolate mousse / custard like dessert that was also gluten free and quite delicious.No ill reactions which is always a relief! I felt like I was in very good hands and greatly appreciated their efforts and concern to get it right! I wish they had a gluten free menu or even a statement on their website explaining how they are able to accommodate celiacs.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert

Categories

  • Bar
  • French
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
Monday
5 pm - 11 pm
Tuesday
5 pm - 11 pm
Wednesday
5 pm - 11 pm
Thursday
5 pm - 11 pm
Friday
5 pm - 12 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12 am
Sunday
9:30 am - 11 pm

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