Washington, DC (April 8, 2013) – Le Diplomate, the stunning French brasserie opening at the corner of 14th and Q Streets in Washington, DC, has just announced its opening timeline with soft and official openings taking place in early April 2013.
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Le Diplomate will bring a bit of Paris to DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood. The restaurant features a menu of creative and authentic French fare, an extensive in-house bread program, an expert coffee program from La Colombe Artisanal Roasters, and a 60-seat sidewalk terrace reminiscent of the greatest brasseries of Paris.
Brought to DC by award-winning, Philadelphia-based restaurateur Stephen Starr, STARR Restaurants is one of the fastest growing multi-concept restaurant companies in the country. STARR Restaurants include Morimoto and Buddakan in New York City’s thriving Meatpacking District. STARR Restaurants expanded to Atlantic City, NJ, with The Continental and to Florida with Steak 954 at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale in 2009, and Makoto in the Bal Harbour Shops in 2011. Specialty shops like Caffè Storico located in the New-York Historical Society and Serai at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City are also from this acclaimed restaurant group.
Inspired by a Parisian brasserie Starr spotted in France years ago, Le Diplomate exudes an energetic French feel and will transport diners to the sidewalk brasseries of Paris. The kitchen will be helmed by celebrated Executive Chef Adam Schop whose focus on classic French cuisine began at Scottsdale’s renowned Zinc Bistro and has taken him through the streets of Paris for culinary inspiration. Featuring 200 seats in the interior dining room and an expansive 60-seat umbrella-covered outdoor dining terrace overlooking Q Street, Le Diplomate will serve a blend of French classics and favorites with modern twists.