Plume at the Jefferson Hotel
Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.plumedc.com/
  • Phone: 2024482300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - :Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: M Street NW
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet for all Plume guests
A word from Plume at the Jefferson Hotel
One of the finest restaurants in the capital and a recipient of five stars from Forbes Travel Guide, Plume serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the artistry of our culinary team. Choose a cozy nook or a table by our inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes expertly executed with lighter, contemporary finishing touches that appeal to today’s enlightened palates. Plume’s wine list spans more than a dozen nationalities and dates back to a rare 1720 Borges Madeira. Among the more than 50 vintages are those Jefferson himself enjoyed in his time as well as newer wines he might select were he alive today.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Plume at the Jefferson Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)romantic (33)notable wine list (32)fit for foodies (28)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Still First Rate
    DEM126VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Plume continues to be a first rate restaurant on all levels. The food and service were top notch. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing....delicious! The staff was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine. We were celebrating a birthday which they acknowledged! Thanks for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Plume
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    After finding it (no signs), the welcoming was wery warmful. We were placed on sofa, which actually in the begining did not felt comfortably but later you got used to it. Service was fast and very proffessional, litlte bit too serious. Food was great, champange was outstanding. A little disappointment with desert- they try to do many things in it (this goes for all restaurants these days). Overall, best restaurant I visited in my stay in DC. I can highly recommend this. And the color scheme in a restaurant was perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat!
    Suzie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service, delicious food, and great ambience. The only available prix-fix/tasting menu options makes it pricey (along with the wine list) but well worth to celebrate a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best in Washington
    diningdancer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dining at the Plume is more than just a meal... it's an experience! Everything from the little stool they bring out for your purse, to the spectacular and creative prix fixe menu, stellar wine list, and impeccable service make this the perfect spot for a special occasion. I will definitely be back for the next celebrator dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Both the food and the service at this excellent restaurant could not have been better. It is hard too find a genuinely elegant, gracious restaurant. Plume is one of the best we have ever discovered. And the wine list is splendid!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were welcomed to the dining experience as soon as we stepped foot into the hotel. The service, the environment, the food, and the wine list -- all were truly wonderful. It was an intimate evening with good friends - where we could easily have a conversation and enjoy our food at the same time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    4mercustVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The desserts were the best I have ever had. Especially the pre-dessert. I was sorry that I could not do the tasting menu because I do not eat meat, only fish and vegetables and the server said that could not be accommodated. Other fine restaurants have made such adjustments. The other menu offered me lots of choices, however and my salmon and scallops were wonderful. I felt like there were too many servers but had an unusual experience. I think I wished for a lemon but must have mentioned it quietly to my partner, and voila, one appeared. Now that is service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Everything was outstanding! From the excellent and very attentive staff and service, to the excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    BillW
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My second visit this year. As before, a superior dining experience with superlative service. Worthy of any customer dinner or special family occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Words cannot do this restaurant justice... they had everything from a chair for my purse to complimentary pre-dessert AND post-dessert chocolates. The staff was outstanding and I will definitely be coming back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Plume is Sophisticated and Special
    Grady
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I've dined at Plume several times now and always enjoy it. The food is very good and the wine list impressive. However, it is the beautiful room and lighting that make dining here so special. I highly recommend, especially if you need a meal to impress someone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Fine Dining Experience
    FineDiningTraveller12345
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I cannot overstate just how exquisite this dining experience was. The food was phenomenal, but what made the night was the staff. Talk about professional and accommodating. All of the staff were so kind and knowledgable, it was by far one of the best dining experiences of my life. This is coming from someone to travels around the nation and frequents fine dining estsblishments.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    dropnh
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    First visit. Seated in a small area with only one other table which was very romantic. Seated immediately. Staff was very efficient and polite. They kept coming to the table to pour wine or fill the water glasses or ask how was everything. Then our entree was served and everyone disappeared . I wanted a salt cellar but there was no one to ask. Never got it. The portions were typically small. Some of the food was really good, some not so much. A number of unusual taste combinations. It was a very expensive meal. Overall we enjoyed the experience. We will probably go back some day, but not soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Choice for Special Occations
    SummerDiner
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We enjoyed the wonderful service and atmosphere at Plume. It exceeded expectations without being pretentious or old fashioned. The sommelier was so personable and picked out a fantastic red wine that complemented my dinner. My husband is unable to eat dairy and the menu worked well for him with a small modification to the main course and dessert. The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu ingredients and appropriate substitutions. We would definitely return for a future special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plume so good, and yet
    TheZmanVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our first visits to Plume except for one thing. The setting in the wonderful Jefferson Hotel is lovely and very conducive to a romantic dinner or an intimate dinner with wonderful conversation. The wine list is stunning and there are plenty of very good wines at all price points. The service is impeccable, both courteous and helpful. Everyone's food was well conceived, prepared and presented, except for my filet. After excruciatingly detailed instruction, twice, my steak was over-cooked. We all agreed we would go back. I will order the scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great to experience...if only once
    Baffles
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Incredible ambiance and an outstanding wait staff. The food is on the unique side but the waiter was full of great recommendations and thoughts about each course to help us chose. The wine list is full of out of this world wines but most are over $750 a bottle which, at least for us, was well outside our price range. Settled for a $150 half bottle of Bordeaux that was good but not perfect. I loved the bison and my date loved the lobster. You certainly will not leave hungry, the number of courses brought are more than filling. Many reviews have raved about the bread but I thought is was good but not to die for. They seated us in an alcove that was quiet, private and perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not out of the world
    wirywizz
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was good but I expected the wow factor, we both had the tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank You, Thank You!
    StLousLouVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Though not for the faint of heart from a price perspective, Plume is an evening out that you will remember for a long time! We had the tasting menu with wine paring and were very pleased that we made that decision. The food was creative without being off the wall, the server timed each course perfectly and the wines were inspired! This is a must stop when you are in DC! We are restaurant owners and not easily impressed. This night was very impressive! Thanks for a wonderful meal, great service and spectacular wine! WE WILL BE BACK!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Plume at the Jefferson Hotel
    Lion26KingVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    If you want an evening that's really special, come to Plume.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant dining
    gourmandVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It reminded us of dining in the finest restaurants we have eaten in in Paris. Every aspect of the experience was carefully thought out and executed to perfection, starting with the greeting when we walked into the hotel. through the beautiful alcove we sat in, knowledgeable, attentive (without being intrusive) service, and original and extraordinary wines,several courses, and desert to the extra deserts given us in a classy small bag when we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • She said yes!
    SimpleElegance
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My girlfriend, now my fiancee is a "DIY Chick" so as I planned the dinner date and came upon this restaurant's website that featured the private romantic for two, it was perfect! We found ourselves marveling at the Victorian era decor and got ideas for the next diy project. Anyway, I digress, back to the dinner...from the moment I made the reservation, I was impressed with the care and concerns about my plan to propose. Although all of my requests couldn't be met (e.g. our favorite song playing as I popped the question), I was presented with a couple of other options that I didn't think of. The ambiance is exquisite. The service is superior. The food selection is impeccable. We're making this our go to fine dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Very good food and service. A nice quiet restaurant for reuniting with old friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • elegant
    MorrVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Elegant room. Fine service and exceptional food. Breast of veal with sweetbreads and gnocchi. An excellent endive salad. Beautiful desserts.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dining expereience of my life
    maxmccoy
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I'm pretty sure I summed up my experience in the subject, but it was fantastic, not to mention Rudy Guiliani was eating not too far away from us. The $95 pre fix menu gives you the opportunity to experience the wonderful wine list as well. I took a surgeion customer and he said it was "The best meal he's ever had in his life" So hopefully this bodes well for my growing business relationship with him!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 658 reviews are from the Plume at the Jefferson Hotel reviews archive.
  • Incredible food!
    joshuadcVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The tasting menu was an incredible experience. Our only complaint was that while our children were waiting for us to show up, the waiter offered them what they thought was complimentary champagne. Upon our arrival with our younger son, they offered us champagne which we declined and they offered our underage son some grape juice. They then billed us for a full bottle of champagne and a full bottle of grape juice. We paid for them both but felt like we had been duped! Otherwise the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly recommended restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Came here to propose to my girlfriend. They've seated us in a nice private area to dine, and perfect service, great atmosphere, and the amazing food. What else could I have I asked for? Perhaps a yes from my girlfriend upon proposing, which I thank the restaurant for providing me the most romantic atmosphere, I got an yes :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Class
    Padre
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Fantastic cuisine & service. Many thanks for making our 41st Anniversary such a wonderful experience. Mahalo nui loa!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The 'wow' factor was missing...
    Ssberard
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We were really excited to try this place out. The expectations were high (maybe due to the required credit card necessary to make the reservation). The wine selected was wonderful but the food was just 'okay'.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too many VISITORS
    LeahTheSB
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Though I enjoyed the food very much, their were too many different people coming to the table. One for water, one for bread, one for changing the plates, one just to check on us. It was too much and they came too frequently. If a patron chooses a quiet place in the restaurant assume they want it to be just that. A quiet evening. I could not even get into my conversation the way I wanted to. Over serving DOES NOT equal exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Attentive
    Neighbor
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A small dimly light, classy, and well appointed dining room with about a dozen table and feels like a dozen wait staff. It was difficult to have a relaxing dinner with the wait staff buzzing around the tables multiple times per minute. The staff, as nice as they are, would do better if they stand in corner and observe their customers needs, rather than hover around like bees. Food is of high quality but the fare is somewhat predictable. Dessert were definitely the highlight of the evening. Although the palate cleanser was the best item on the prix fix we had!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful experince.
    woosie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Dinner was good and wine pairings were perfect. We enjoyed dinner.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Plume
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We chose fixed price menu where you get to select an appetizer, entree, & dessert. We had crab risoto & ahi tuni plate for appetizers. Both were fantastic and delicious. The diver scallops came with a side of cauliflower which was very good. The Veal was outstanding that came with wine sauce that I highly recommend. A great surprise came after main entree in what they called pre-dessert which was a chocolate mouse with raspberry sorbet that was just delightful, light, and dreamy. The desserts were good but we were already content from the pre-dessert . The only disappointing dish was at the very beginning with a something called frois de gras or duck liver. But otherwise just an outstanding diner service that would go to again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Dissappointed
    Mary
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We went there to celebrate our anniversary. It was everything we expected. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The pace was perfect. The wine was amazing and the food superb. It is definitely a place for a special occasion or romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    A unique and sumptuous menu. The sole was the best anywhere. The ram vichyssoise was disappointing but the only mar on delicious food. The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining for an Experience
    SunMoonDining
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Plume possesses a definitive elegance and an atmosphere where everyone is dedicated to excellence. From the valet, to the greeting at the door, to the service, to the menu & wine list, nothing is left to chance. The reputation of the restaurant is built on anticipating and fulfilling the needs of each individual diner. Chef Chris Jakubiec has created a superb menu of both traditional favorites and seasonal specials. This particular evening we had a foie gras terrine, an octopus carpaccio, and dover sole that was just flown in. We ended with desserts of chocolates and sorbets. The wine list is massive, but there are "Hidden Gems" nestled within each section. I found a Cheveau Pouilly-Fuissé to be an excellent pairing with the sole.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    Klapka
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    This restaurant aspires to rank with the world's best. It achieves this only in its pricing. We have had the opportunity, just a couple of days later, to compare the kitchen's output with London restaurant with just one Michelin star. The difference was startling. In the simple Amuse Bouche served in London, we found far more complexity and finesse than in any of the dishes we were served in the Plume's Tasting Menu.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed Plume. The
    Bobf
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We really enjoyed Plume. The food was perfectly prepared, the service was attentive but not intrusive. It was our 30th anniversary which they made special. My wife is gluten free and she was able to enjoy many options. We were really happy with the evening and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious and
    Pescatarian
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was delicious and the portions were more than ample...if a bit over the top. We were in a side room that had a strong draft which we mentioned, but they were never able to address. The first 20 minutes of the dinner were a bit exhausting as we had a continuous line of staff comiing by: one to welcome us, another to tell us who our server would be, our server, and a wine server. All staff were very polite and courteous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5 star fine dining
    MichaelY
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food of high standard, impeccable service with ambience to match. Fine wine list with rare wines available. Would recommend for a special night out..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ron's Birthday dinner
    LoDogg
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    This was to be a special meal, and boy was it ever! I had arranged for Michael Scaffidi to open a '66 Mouton Rothschild to celebrate Ron's birthday, and not only did he open that wine, but he provided champagne for us to drink, plus a special white wine to pair with my crab risotto. Very memorable indeed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.