Trummer's on Main
Excellent Dining Treasure!It was our anniversary and from the moment we arrived, my wife and I felt like royalty! The staff at Trummers were very professional, friendly made us feel welcome! The food was great and the pace at which it was served was perfect. James was our waiter and we really took a shine to him. We are both looking forward to returning soon!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dinning experienceTrummetr's is our favorite restaurant. Not only is the food great but the servers are exceptional. We have never had a bad meal here. Highly recommend this restaurant to all.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall ExcellentLoved the environment. Food selection was a little sophisticated for my undeveloped palette but the entire staff was so accomodating and brought my table hamburgers, per our request. So impressed by their friendly demeanor, excellent and beautiful environment and continual willingingness to accomodate us. Impeccable service and ambience! Would recommend to anyone for a date night, special occasion or event.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Date Night ExperienceWas there on Saturday night of Mothers Day weekend. Food was excellent. Kitchen got backed up so food was slow coming out of kitchen. Not sure if this was typical of a saturday night; or a result of Mothers Day crowds.
Overall good experience. Pricey.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost outstandingThe only reason I gave this restaurant a very good instead of outstanding is because the male bartender was a bit cocky. I don't like it when you are paying top dollar and the bartender (or any service staff) has a cocky attitude. Everyone else was very nice.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time and we loved it.Everything was great. A special treat in a beautiful setting. Thank you Trummer's On Main!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM5 Courses = 5 StarsMy wife's birthday was special with chef's 5 course special. They even allowed my 10 yr old to sample while providing her some kid favorite french fries that were delicious. When I say Wow, I mean WOW! Mixed drinks are original and have a great wine list if that doesn't suit you. Phenomenal service from all who assisted ... all were friendly including the owners who both visited with us.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost heaven...but...Main courses perfect - tender, flavorful rockfish with blackened crust and fresh mushroom saute! Pork - so good you stop eating just so you can bring some home to eat again tomorrow! Sweet potato looked & tasted machine made. Crawfish etouffee too salty, Very good chocolate ganache. Staff very good, but the jeans noticeably too casual...Decor nearly Pottery Barn perfect...but got lost in /confused effort to be modern or colonial or rustic without every making commitment to any style. Owner friendly/welcoming but curious that he told they hired new chef to start in few weeks-explains the uneven menu. All that being said, a most enjoyable evening, very good meal. We will eat here again someday, perhaps June or July after new chef settles in.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting menuWe ordered the tasting menu, and it was wonderful. 5 courses of chef's choice preparations that were all delicious. The appetizers of scallops & tuna were to die for.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingOutstanding tasting menu and wine pairing selections with fantastic service. Truly a great restaurant, my overall fine-dining favorite in metro DC area. Delicious and creative food in a beautiful and friendly atmosphere.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything to like, nothingEverything to like, nothing to complain about. Imaginative food preparation. Don't usually drink cocktails but the house specialty, the Hurricane, was wonderful. Expensive but worth the cost.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but PriceyThe main dining room was fantastic - all windows, felt like a conservatory. The service was attentive,friendly and knowledgeable. The food was tasty, and although my pan roasted swordfish was perfectly cooked - crisp on the outside, moist and tender inside, the sides were not warm... cold gnocchi and spoonbread - disappointing.
The main reason I would NOT recommend Trummers is that is not a good value. The prices were way too high - was I paying for the lovely dining room more than the food, which was good but did not merit the cost? A dinner for one, with one glass of wine, for near $90 should be absolutely stellar, in my opinion.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA very happy anniversary dinner!We had been wanting to try Trummer's for some time...and chose our anniversary to do so.
We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar before going upstairs for dinner. I had the Titanic which was fabulous, my husband had the Manhattan and said it was one of the best he has had. The bar staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations!
We enjoyed our time at the bar so much that we want to back and just dine at the bar next time for a more casual outing.
We enjoyed the entire experience and definitely be back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI am always impressed by Trummer's,I am always impressed by Trummer's, the food is excellent, the wine list and recommended food pairings are amazing, the staff are great, if I could give them ten stars I would!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI have been to Trummers on several occasions. They never fail to impress me every time I go in. I bring all my family or visiting friends to Trummers. The food is excellent I am working my way through the menu and have not found a thing I did not love. I enjoy Trummers for a few drinks with friends, Sunday Brunch, or a romantic dinner. It is my go to place for great food and outstanding service!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were firstFood and service were first class!All-around enjoyable evening.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService, food, atmosphere...Service, food, atmosphere... All perfect. We can't wait to go back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNearly thereTrummers is a delightful place, but let me cut to the chase: The food is very good, but I do not think its quality matches up to the prices. Furthermore the plating and presentation of the food also do not match the overall quality/flavors. The restaurant is nearly there, but for the moment I tend to think Trummers needs a bit of an ego check. I can get similar quality food for $10 less per plate at other restaurants. The service is wonderful, the ambiance/space is perfect, and the cocktails get two thumbs up for quality - the food just doesn't get live up to its expectations. Tasty, sure, but not amazing. I would be willing to give Trummers another chance, but this is the second time I've left disappointed.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDate Night = Great NightWe love Trummer's!! The cocktails were amazing as always and so was the food. It is always great to eat (and drink) and our favorite restaurant! :) Although we know Trummer's is great with kids, we love coming here to have our date nights!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, excellentExcellent food, excellent service! Perfect place for celebrating our anniversary. Went for the chef's tasting menu and it did not disappoint! Will definitely return.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTrummer's on Main in Clifton,Trummer's on Main in Clifton, VA is a foodies gourmet find. I've dined there on 2 occasions and had a great meal both times. On our last visit, we splurged and had the Chef's tasting menu with paired wine tastings. Five small plates prepared by the chef were served. the spring lamb and Atlantic salmon were notable. There was an extra dish and a few extra wine pairings thrown in for lagniappe! Memorable evening. Call for reservations and ask to be seated up stairs.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall an excellent dinnerOverall an excellent dinner for a special occasion. I had the butter chicken and my wife tried the pork shoulder. Both were well prepared and presented however I have had better butter chicken in a good Indian restaurant. The service and ambiance were just right for our anniversary dinner. We will go back to try a beef entree and I hear the Sunday fixed price dinner is a very good time to go to Trummer's.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful treat for EasterA wonderful treat for Easter lunch! The cozy front room on 2 would be perfect in winter with the fireplace blazing. Next time we are celebrating Spring we will ask to sit in the beautiful, sunny, back room. Order a Titanic.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery thing was fine withEvery thing was fine with service. As far as the meal servings was fine,I can see that that I am only a 3 course meal person; beacause, I was full after the appetiser. Then I had the main dish and then desert. If it were a 5 course meal I would not be able to walk out the door. But every thing was fine and had a good time!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be back...Beautiful venue, outstanding service, delicious food (I had the New York strip, husband had the rock fish, we shared the scallops as our appetizer and ended the meal with the popcorn ice cream). Told my husband I would like to visit this restaurant for our anniversary every year!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMClifton Fine DiningFancy and relatively unusual gourmet food, elegantly served. Reasonable portions for multiple courses. Somewhat pricey. Sunday dinner three course special well worth it.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant was great. SundayRestaurant was great. Sunday set menu was perfect for us.
There was only 3 other groups of patrons in the dining area. "Open Table" only provided certain reservation times, but it seems the restaurant could have accomodated the time we wanted (1/2 hour earlier) that wasn't an option on this system.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for the Sunday nightWent for the Sunday night pre-fixe 3 course menu for $38. Food was delicious. I took home half of my salmon to save room for dessert. This is a great value for food well worth the price.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently goodWe have found Trummer's on Main to be consistently good. The service has always been very good - drink refills appear seamlessly and the food service is well-paced. The server's recommendations were great. The only kink in an otherwise very nice visit was that my after-dinner coffee was only warm instead of piping hot. I didn't bother to bring it to the attention of the server though, as we were wrapping things up anyway. I'm sure that it would have been taken care of immediately if I had said something.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an outstanding dinnerWe had an outstanding dinner here. The food was excellent and the wait staff friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We will make this a favorite! It's one of the few fantastic restaurants in the area.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding waitstaff, fantasticoutstanding waitstaff, fantastic tasting menu, highly recommended.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe main dining area is gorgeous.The main dining area is gorgeous. The staff is very professional and friendly. The menu is a bit quirky and not really designed for the meat and potatoes crowd.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood value -- one more greatGood value -- one more great thing about Trummer's. While the setting and menu make this a first choice for a celebration, Trummer's often offers special value deals. This time, for example, we took advantage of Wine Wednesdays special in March, in which selected wines are offered at 50% off -- which gave us a superb Oregon pinot noir we wouldn't have ordered at the full price of $71. Or try the $38 three-course prix fixe special every Sunday.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I are so luckyMy wife and I are so lucky to have such a great reataurant near us. Food, service, all was great again.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat For Sister's VisitMy Sister and Brother-In-Law visited me for a weekend and we decided to take them to this special local Restaurant. The food was wonderfully tasty and certainly unique when compared to "standard" restaurant fare. The servers were attentive without being intrusive and they suggested a wonderful wine for us. We have been to Trummer's a number of times before for splendid dinners and this visit was more of the same. Anyone who has not dined at Trummer's should make it a point to experience this intriguing establishment.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I really enjoyMy wife and I really enjoy this restaurant. Its the first time we have had a restaurant of this quality close to us. We normally go to DC but now we prefer going here. I have never had a bad expewrience eating here. The food, service has always been great. My wifr has gone there twice within a two week period.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally my wife and I haveFinally my wife and I have a great restaurant near us. The service, food, ambiance were great. This time we were able to take our friend who was visiting from Washington State. She loved it.1/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and beautifulExcellent food and beautiful presentation. Excellent service!!12/1/2012 12:00:00 AMReally treated the old man well!We celebrated the birthday of my father, who happens to be an old farmboy / Korean & Vietnam war vet. The staff was so attentive to him, that he smiled & laughed the entire night without getting grumpy with anyone. LOL
The chef even created a special off-menu dessert based on my father's favorite ingrediates of coconut and peanut butter.
I just love this place.6/2/2012 12:00:00 AM