An exceptional experience
An exceptional experience from beginning to final expresso. The service could not have been better -- we felt welcome but not overhwelmed. The food was exceptional -- both the lobster thermidor and lamb were marvelous.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best dining experiences
One of the best dining experiences in my memory. Impeccable service, wonderful food, and sublime ambience. My wife and I dined on my birthday. We had the tasting menu with premium wine experience. The meal started with a half-bottle of NV Krug Champagne and concluded with Chateau D'Yquem (the sommelier topped off both our glasses with more D'Yquem, by the way). Unhurried, unmechanical, elegant, gorgeous. Ask for Table 10. It's called the "Bookery" for its backdrop of library books. The table is lit by a historic chandelier from the hotel, circa 1840. We didn't want to leave! It's not inexpensive, but worth every penny, IMHO. Highly recommended.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pampered at Plume
For traditional, formal table service and a high-end menu (that is still approachable), going to Plume was a memorable experience. The restaurant has a few dining room areas. We were seated in the delicately soft light-filled atrium and it was gorgeous. We were there for a special occasion (birthday) and it was completely worth every cent. Plume offered two options: a 3-course fixed price menu or a tasting menu; we opted for the former. From beginning to end, the dining experience was perfection. All of this comes with a price, of course. This is not the sort of restaurant you might frequent regularly, unless you are wealthy. Certainly, it is a great spot to save up for something special. We are glad we did!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Extraordinary Downtown DC Dining
We had dinner with friends from DC. It was their first experience ant the Plume, and we all were very impressed. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group of four had a nice
Our group of four had a nice evening celebrating a graduation. Although the service was very attentive, I felt rushed and my companions considered it intrusive.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food but...
For the most part, the food was excellent from amuse-bouche, hamachi appetizer, to the lamb entree. The risotto was good but too salty. I normally look forward to dessert, but I was disappointed with the 2 chocolate desserts. They weren't dark enough. They were also flavored with orange & other fruits which I think is bad combination, but then that's based on my preference.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining in a formal setting.
Great dining in a formal setting. Food was excellent as was the service. Perfect for an anniversary celebration.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive, but worth every cent!
This is what dining should be. A beautiful room. Excellent service. Interesting, perfectly prepared food. Expensive, but a value restaurant when you consider all that you receive. I will return on my next trip to DC.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fancy but not pretentious.
Everything about this place was amazing. The only part that ticked me off was weather to get the prixe fixe or the tasting menu... I'll be visiting this place again so I can try the other next time.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleased to the 9's
But give the food/service/attention/dining experience a 10...
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hit all the right notes - excellent food, service, recommendations on wine, attentiveness, and in general a sophisticated elegance.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, atmosphere, and
The food, atmosphere, and service was outstanding. It will now be my favorite restaurant for special occasions.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
About the closest to perfection
About the closest to perfection of any dining experience you will find. The food was excellent -- duck and beef were beautifully prepared -- the cheese offering was varied and a treat. The service was impeccable. If you want to celebrate a special occasion, the Plume should be your choice.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely location and room.
Beautiful space, Great service,huge and extensive wine list. Food was not up to the reputation...but everyone can have a bad night. Manager was kind and offered replacement for a main course of artichokes that was not edible and took the charge off the bill. Wine list is impressive and expensive.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the top
Elegance defined. I can't remember when I have had a better dinner. The decor, the service, and the FOOD harkens back to dinners from years gone by, dinners which you rarely find in this day of small plate, loud, rush in and eat in a hurry places.
Prime aged filet with a truffle sauce I can't begin to describe. A wine list 70 plus pages long.
This is our new defacto anniversary restaurant.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Plume was the finest restaurant dining experience we have had. Went for an anniversary dinner and it exceeded our expectations across the board - food, drinks, wines, madiera and an amazing setting.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant and comfortable. Ideal
Elegant and comfortable. Ideal for a special occasion.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very special dining
It was a very special dining expereince; all wait staff were attentive, but not too attentive to be intrusive and the wine steward, Michael was extrememly helpful.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
special occasion at Plume
We always like the very attentive service at Plume and love to come back for special occasions. Love that little stool for resting the ladies' handbag! Also love the sparkling water which is complementary. The appetizers were cooked nicely. The duck breast entree was very juicy and soft. For the dessert, Guanaja Chocolate tart and Iced Tahitian Vanilla and Praline Bar were great tasting. Again, loved the food! Service was well-timed and friendly.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sublime Tasting Menu
Very expensive but worth it. Dinner at Plume was extraordinary. Almost all of the dishes on the tasting menu were stellar. (I thought the pate was only okay but the sole meunière ala Julia Child was especially amazing.) The wine pairings were mostly excellent--only one didn't hit the mark--although I'm not certain the additional $80 for the "premium" versus "classic" pairings was worth the difference. The wine steward did a nice job of describing each wine. Service was attentive and courteous but not overpowering. The timing of the courses was perfect.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
we celebrated our 20 th Wedding Anniversary here. We could not have asked for more. the service, the food and the ambience were romantic, elegant and relaxing. It was a perfect balance of true sophistication without any pretension . The staff had great pride, enthusiasm and knowledge of the food, wine and their restaurant.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite
This is one of my favorite restaurants for special celebrations. Magnificent décor, quiet and elegant, impeccable friendly service and the best ,excellent food and an outstanding sommelier. Michael Scaffidi is one of the best sommeliers if not the best in town. His recommendations for wine pairing with the food were right on. This is a great asset when you face a wine list as huge as Plume's even if you are a wine connoisseur. This list featured recently in the Wine Enthusiast as one of the best amongst top rated restaurants.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Washington DC's best
Plume is an outstanding restaurant. We had the tasting menu and were happy with the decision.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful evening
We spent a delightful evening thanks to our server (Freedi) and of course, thanks to the amazing "cuisine". The food was excellent, the service matched perfectly with the ambience and the service seemed to be well managed.
Special occasion or just for a romantic and/or fine dining experience, Plume will be the perfect fit for you.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First married meal together
So wonderful. If the couple had not had a loud fight over money would have been perfect meal. No reflection on restaurant. Actually points out how great it was because they distracted from our experience. Table in semi private courtyard was awesome. Felt like we had a private fountain until a fore mentioned couple arrived. Food was soooo good. Many combinations of exciting favors and textures. Excellent meal.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and atmosphere was outstanding. Likewise the service was impeccable. I would strongly recommend this location for a business dinner or a special occasion.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out!
My wife and I were celebrating our 21st anniversary by staying at the Jefferson Hotel. We decided to just eat in the hotel. Plume offered a tasting menu and three coarse set menu. We both chose the three course set menu. The service was the best I have ever had. The staff was always present but never intrusive. Each course was perfectly prepared and served promptly. Both my wife and I chose the filet which was expertly prepared, accompanied by truffled potatoes. Plume is not for the frugal but worth every penny.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place to eat in DC
If your looking for a fine dining experience look no further. From the free Valet parking offered on your arrival, to the little goody bag of chocolates offered to lady diners as they leave. The staff at the Plume make the whole experience a special one. The charming dining room is well laid out offering enough space between tables for privacy and it exhudes a quiet ambience, which I love, making it easy to converse with each other. You have the choice of 2 menus a tasting menu or the fixed menu, we went for the fixed meal which came with amuse bouche, appitizer, entree, pre dessert, dessert & petite fours all for just $95 !!! we were amazed. Both the food and the service are fantastic and could not be faulted.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get ready to be pampered
Let me start out by saying this was the best meal we ate in D.C. If you plan a trip then make sure you save up some extra cash to come here. The service was phenomenal and the food even better. From the appetizers-foie gras terrine for me and and heirloom tomatoes for my wife to the Dover sole and sea scallop entrees this was awesome. The wine was the best white burgandy I have had in years and even the cheese tasting paired with the extensive selection of madeira was unreal. When my wife tasted her cake I knew the place was special--if she says fantastic (being a trained chef) I know it's true. The price is steep but when you are so satisfied it is worth it. You even get sweets and a personally printed list of the wines you enjoyed.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience at Plume was
Our experience at Plume was outstanding. Food was excellent. Service was top notch.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stayed at the Jefferson Hotel and wanted to try their highly acclaimed restaurant,The Plume. We were not disapppointed. This is the finest restaurant I have ever had the pleasure of eating in. Everything about the restaurant was excellent. Food, service ambience, you name it, it was first class. I am from San Francisco and I cannot think of any restaurant in the City that would be classier
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant Dining Experience In D.C.
My family and I enjoyed a very good meal at Plume Restaurant this past week-end. Initially, we were seated in a remote alcove in the restaurant but felt "too" secluded and asked to be relocated which the staff did without hesitation. The food was tasty and given in generous portion size. They offered a vegetarian entree which my daughter ordered and found delicious. The wine list was complete in both wines by the glass and full bottles. We were especially impressed by the desserts. We were more than satisfied after our entrees but completely finished all the selections we made. This was the best meal I have eaten in the Washington D.C. area and recommend it be tried.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful venue with outstanding good and service.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy Spot to Dine
If you have a romantic evening you are trying to plan you can't go wrong. Lots of selections to choose from with their prix fixe menu. They include the chef's daily amuse bouche, appetizer, entree, pre-dessert, dessert, and a petit fours on the way out. Very attentive service and they even made my girlfriend's dessert extra special by acknowledging the note I put on the open table reservation that it was her birthday. We were going to walk over to Quill for a few cocktails (that was the plan) but my girl was full and getting tired so we left. We did walk over to see the lounge and bar area at Quill which looked very cozy would have been nice to enjoy a few drinks and a cigar. I would come back again.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Plume several times and dinner was always great, but this time it was more than that.
From the foie gras poele' that the chef agreed to make for us even if it was not on the menu to the Dover sole to the incredible desserts, everything was just perfect. The service, as always, is professional without being neither stuffy nor too friendly, the ambiance warm and soothing. Every time I come to DC I make a point of having dinner at Plume. So should everybody else.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything you'd expect
Wonderful dinner. Fancy but approachable. Great food and service.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellant Food, Wine and Service
What a wonderful evening. The Maitre d' Boone was awesome. Christian, the Captain did an amazing job of taking care of all our needs and the Sommelier, Michael paired our food with the most wonderful wines.
I can't wait to go back!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun to dress up
This was a great experience for two tourists. It was a lot of fun to go to a traditional French restaurant with top notch food and service. We enjoy everything about our evening and didn't think the $350 tab was too outrageous for such a nice experience (we had 2 glasses of champagne, 1 bottle of wine + 1 dessert). My scallops were so delicious I could've licked the plate clean. The chocolates to take home were the icing on the cake.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful intimate dining room. Perfect for whispered conversations in a setting where you can seriously DINE. with excellent service
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the most stunning, romantic meal at Plume. The cheese board was out of this world, and the whole meal was just amazing. To top it off I proposed during dessert to my girlfriend and she said yes! :-) Just a perfect evening
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and a special treat
The food for every course was outstanding. The service was great. One of the best wine lists anywhere. Knowledgable and friendly staff. A real treat.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
My wife and I dined here celebrating her birthday. We had been here before for brunch and tea, but this was our first dinner experience. I feel like there are a lot of mixed reviews about Plume, so my expectations weren't that high. I will say, though, that I was pleasantly surprised. We ordered off the $95 menu each getting an appetizer, main course, and dessert. My wife got the heirloom tomatoes and the thai curry duck, which were delicious. I was expecting the duck to be overwhelmed by the curry, but it was very subtle and what I felt was the right amount. I got the duo of hamachi tataki and tartare and the rabbit tasting both of which were also delicious. For a special occasion, we would return.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
A quality restaurant with service to match. Exceptional service and an overall excellent dining experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best dining experiences we have ever had.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, exceptional
Excellent food, exceptional wine list, outstanding service
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Plume is a very well appointed and special place. The staff is very attentive to guest needs. Menu is excedllent with presentation spot on. Desserts are exceptional and special requests are taken with a smile.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent; the serving
Food was excellent; the serving staff was knowledgeable about the dishes; service was attentive and prompt without being intrusive. The wines we had by the glass were not known to us but were very good and complementary to the food.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Last Great Elegant Restaurant
This was the best restaurant service I have seen in many years. It is classically elegant in both service and setting, with very good food and a very impressive wine list. Wonderful!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful evening of romantic dining! Wine pairings where excellent.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Food with Great Portions
My wife and I came here for a romantic, special evening. We found the food to be absolutely delicious. There were a lot of flavors and textures to the dishes. Presentation and service were excellent. We left completely stuffed and delighted. From beginning to end, this was a wonderful experience.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM