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Review: The Diplomat

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Regina, Canada

The Diplomat

  • By SilverTraveller DRSask

    399 reviews

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  • Sep 2014
  • Regina
  • Casual
  • Greek

34 people found this review helpful

This is a fine dining restaurant in downtown Regina. I used to have lunch here once a week when I was still working. Now that I am retired it is a place I go once in a while for a nice dinner. It is run by a local Greek family and the service is always excellent and friendly. If you are looking for an old style, quiet, wood paneled, sedate restaurant instead of the modern loft style that is noisy to the rafters, then this is the place for you. If you want a quiet drink, step into the bar. If you have a larger party, there is a function room past the bar. On your way, check out all the signed photographs of the celebrities who have visited the Diplomat since it opened in 1979. On a cold winter’s day, the table by the fireplace is a prime spot.



I was recently there with a friend for a birthday dinner. I had a $20 coupon to put towards the meal – thanks to a frequent customer certificate I received via email. It is an excellent steak restaurant, and I often have the Diplomat chicken – oven roasted half boneless chicken stuffed with feta cheese and sprinkled with Greek seasonings and lemon butter (which my friend did order at $31.95). However, I opted for the grilled filet of salmon for $31.95. Both came with our choice of potato (baked or lemon roast potatoes) and mixed fresh vegetables that were still nicely al dente. Your meal starts with freshly baked sourdough rolls with butter, followed by soup or salad. On this occasion I chose the beef barley soup as it is one of my favourites. It has a lovely meaty and tomato flavor. As usual neither of us was able to finish the main course so both took some home for the next day, although her husband probably got to hers before she could. We were not having dessert but we did take a look at the menu. There are a number of options including some for two that are flambéed at the table. It has been a while since I had the rice pudding – a staple with the daily lunch special. However I resisted the temptation as I really had no more room!



The wine cellar has 500 selections and many of the bottles are rare (read expensive).



Although they do not require formal attire and jeans are allowed, shorts and flip flops would certainly look out of place.



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