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Le Diplomate Taking Reservations for April 12

From Kathryn Ciano. Follow her on Twitter @katciano. Email her at  kathryn[AT]borderstan.com.

"Le Diplomate"

Le Diplomate’s beautiful neon sign. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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Leather and wood inside Le Diplomate. (Kathryn Ciano)

Le Diplomate, a French restaurant coming to 14th and Q Streets NW, will be open soon and is taking reservations, starting April 12.

Opening day comes after two years of development work and many demolition dollars that were used to repurpose the old laundromat at 14th and Q Streets.

The long-anticipated restaurant went through a lengthy liquor license application and laundromat demolition.

Stephen Starr’s Le Diplomate will seat 260 diners and serve lunch, brunch and dinner. The menu will be a hybrid of traditional bistro dishes and contemporary selections, paired with cocktails and wines.

Le Diplomate will also have a patio, just in time for spring.

Inside, red leather booths and authentic French furniture — some of it actually imported from Paris — decorate the space. The efficient, light-wood interior all bring to mind a railroad dining car (or one smoldering cigarette shy of the perfect Parisian café).

To make reservations, call 202-332-3333 between 10 am and 6 pm.

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Ciano is a lawyer who thinks the best part about DC is that it’s a constant reminder that “living local” means keeping in mind that you too came from someplace else. Happy to call U Street home, Ciano can be found on weekends wandering the galleries, restaurants, and furniture stores along the 14th and U corridors. She will be reporting on as many concerts as her checkbook can handle, arts and happy hours, exploring local politics, the real estate scene, and the area’s many charter schools. Email her at kathryn[AT]borderstan.com.

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