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Trummer's on Main
Trummer's on Main

Trummer's on Main Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trummersonmain.com
  • Phone: (703) 266-1623
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch:Sunday: 11am - 2pm - Serving a $32 Prix Fixe Menu
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5pm-8pm - Serving a $38 Prix Fixe Menu
    Lunch: Saturdays Only: 12:00pm - 2:30pm - Served in the bar/lounge

    Bar opens at 4:30pm Tuesday - Friday, 12pm Saturday and 11am Sunday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Austin Fausett
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer monthly wine tastings, wine dinners, cocktail tastings and a variety of other specials. Sign up for our mailing list at www.trummersonmain.com to be in the loop on upcoming happenings!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clifton Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The largest parking lot in all of Historic Clifton, there is always ample parking for our diners.
A word from Trummer's on Main
Trummer's on Main is where New York City meets Historical Charm. Owners Stefan and Victoria Trummer bring their extensive restaurant experience and passion to small town Clifton to offer a unique dining experience. Our chef, Austin Fausett, helms from The Inn at Little Washington and offers a variety of dining options including bar snacks and casual food in the bar, a la carte dining in the dining room or the Chef's Grand Tasting Menu.

Trummer’s On Main is engulfed in history that dates back to the 1800’s and brings an edge to the historical area. Each floor has something special to offer for the eyes as well as the palate. Come see for yourself why we are regularly listed in the Washington Post Dining Guides, Washingtonian Top 100 Restaurants and Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Restaurants!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Despite he fact that the restaurant was very busy, the service was excellent. We were in and out in an hour and 15 minutes without feeling the least bit rushed. We weren't looking for a long leisurely meal so this was perfect. If we had been I think we could have stayed longer without a problem. The meal was very good. My husband asked to substitute a side dish for another and they couldn't do it. Understandable since they were really busy. I ate his side dish (something he just doesn't like) and it was excellent. I tried to trade him my pasta for it but that was al dente to the point of being difficult to chew. He said his fish was wonderful my sausage (with the underdone pasta) was very good. The gazpacho was excellent except for sprouts."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We had a great time here! The food and service were amazing and the restaurant had a very nice ambiance. The staff was very attentive and constantly addressed our food allergies, which was great. We went for Restaurant Week but will definitely come again to try the regular menu and/or brunch."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our first time at Trummer's was during restaurant week. We had heard some very good things about the place, and they did not disappoint. The honey brined chicken was the most tender and flavorful we have ever had - hands down the best! The rockfish was impeccably fresh and delicious. Appetizers (golden tilefish ceviche and yellow tomato gazpacho) were unique and amazing. The Rappahannock oysters were fresh and briny - perfect. Service was excellent - attentive and responsive, not rushed or overbearing. Couldn't have been a better night - we will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife went to Trummer's to celebrate our 2nd wedding aniversary because our wedding reception was held at Trummers. The only bright spot of the evening was that our reservation was for 7pm and we were seated promptly. From the time we sat down until we actually placed our food order took 30 minutes. It took us a good 20 minutes to get a drink. Service was truly awful. We weren't made aware that it was restaurant week and I guess shame on us for not checking. We ordered the 3 course menu and it took a solid 45 minutes for us to get our main course after being served the 1st course. I believe the waiter (Kevin) was upset that we didn't order a bottle of wine. I don't drink, but my wife ordered a glass of wine."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food is outstanding and so is the service. Restaurant week is a great way to enjoy your first visit, but you will go back. bar food is inexpensive and sooooooo gooooooood"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Came here for dinner with my girlfriends, but not expecting much since it was for "Restaurant weeK" and most of these higher end restaurant only offer a snippet of their regular menu or create an entirely different menu all together to offer those who normally would not dine there a chance or rather taste of what their $35 affords them. Overall the food was so-so, with it's rendering of compact array of forcefully designed decorative plates of edibles. We had an 8 o'clock reservation and expected at tops a two hour dining experience. However, turned into 3. Service was slow and dragged on, with multiple attempts on our end to actually just get a waiter to take our orders. Perhaps, they need to train their wait staff to be more attentive."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • " We chose to dine off the restaurant week (month) menu, which had a variety of choices, as well as alternate options for an enhanced experience. Everything was delicious. Service was good, despite the area being crowded."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was good, but it took way too long for the food to come out. It took about 30 min for the appetizers to come out, then another hour before we saw the entree. It is unacceptable for a restaurant in this price range to be this way."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week, but changed our minds for the 4 course tasting with wine pairing. Excellent experience and well thought out pairings."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We ate outside on the patio, had some train, airplane and car noise but it was not enough to be an issue. In the great room, it was rather noisy. The Titanic drink was superb and so was the cerviche and yellow tomato gazpacho. The rockfish could have uses a bit more flavor but was an excellent piece of fish."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "this is recurring dinner out for us. always close to perfect. great food, great wine, great service, great locale. did i say great wine...:-) we always make this a stop during annual restaurant week, with recurring visits in between...always the best!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Outstanding service as always and the Restaurant Week menu was interesting as well as delicious. The yellow gazpacho was fantastic. A martini that was not to our liking was whisked away, taken off the bill and a perfect replacement appeared. Absolutely the way to make friends and return customers."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Kids gave us gift cert for our 40th anniversary - it was wonderful with fabulous food, service, wine and ambience. So memorable!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Trummer's has restored my faith in Restaurant Week. They gave us their best- best food, best service, best drinks. Even if the food wasn't amazing (which it was!), their attentive and gracious staff still would have made for a fantastic night out. The chef's RW offering made us very eager to further explore his full menu, and soon."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food and service were superb. It was my first visit. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I've been going to Trummers on a regular basis - but quite disappointed for restaurant week. Food was so-so, not extraordinary as it has been in the past. I guess I will avoid them for restaurant week."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "OMG! what a sweet restaurant. Crazy but I have passed this restaurant many times while cycling through the quaint little town of Clifton Va. and always thought it was a bed & breakfast. Upon entering this gem, I immediately was wowed! Very stylish 1st floor bar area. Dim lights w/ illuminated bar and great background music allowing conversation without shouting. Upper level dinning room is very sweet with light paint, high ceilings, plenty of windows that multiple views of decks, rock garden w/ water fall. Service was 5 star excellent and changed silverware after every course. My 3 courses had me wanting to try everything on the menu. I believe that the Chef is an expert. I was greeted by the Manager and invited back. Nice touch."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I, my wife, and daughter went to Trummer's for my birthday. It was my daughter's treat. WE all agreed that this experience was fabulous. WE have never had a bad experience at Trummer's. The dessert (lemon meringue pie) was outstanding; we all had it."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Dined at Trummer's on the Main on Wednesday 6 August. Everything was very well done (service, food, plating, wine list and dessert). I expected the high prices of course. I do think that they should be slightly more price sensitive. Our bill was $187 for two (appetizers, entrée and dessert) with gratuity. My wife is a non-drinker and I had two glasses of wine (house Merlot). Again; an excellent night out, but slightly pricey."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I was there with my partner for a 50th Birthday Celebration. We did not want to make the trek into DC but still wanted a memorable experience. Our dinner was great as usual. The only downside was my dessert. I ordered the Frozen Raspberry Curd. It was very sweet and had tasted like a ladies make up case smells. We wanted a wine by the glass while we studied the menu before we ordered. We mentioned we would leave the bottle selection up to them with dinner. Once we placed our order the appetizer arrived quickly and we never got a chance to order a nice bottle of wine. We just contined with another of the by the glass choice."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "At Trummer's you will find quite a selection of excellent menu items you won't find at other restaurants. I especially enjoyed the grape gazpacho and stuffed squash blossoms. My husband had the porchetta, kale Caesar salad, and oyster appetizer. I finished my meal with the sorbet medley with fresh fruit (not on the menu). The beignets are heavenly. There are six beignets served, so an order can easily be shared."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We knew going in that it would be an expensive night out and were happy to pay given great food AND great service. The food was excellent, drinks were excellent, however I didn't care for the pretentiousness of the wait staff nor the sommelier. We arrived and it took a full 10 minutes before anyone even offered us water much less took a drink order. The surroundings are lovely however the room we were in was loud which made visiting with our guests difficult. So overall, not a bad experience, but not a great one that would merit the over $700 we spend amongst six people."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Was looking for someplace we had not yet dined for a small family celebration, and was pleasantly surprised about Trummer's. Everything was top notch...top to bottom service, food quality, flexibility from staff to accommodate requests. Everyone had a high level of professionalism without being snooty, and all were energetic and passionate. Some patrons might think the restaurant is too loud, but the high ceilings and openness contribute to a great vibe. While everything we ordered was excellent, highlights include the rubbed marrow bones, the porchetta, the fava bean succotash and the shrimp and grits side. This is not a steak and potatoes place; go to enjoy something new, you will experience something special."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant! Was looking for a quiet place to take a friend out to dinner and decided to thumb through some older restaurant reviews from the WP and came across a review of Trummers so off we headed. The drive out was beautiful and we were pleasantly surprised by the Clifton area as neither of us had been there. We loved the big sunny main dining room and settled on the tasting menu for dinner. Each dish was a treat . . . beautifully presented with wonderful flavors that played off each other perfectly. The staff was wonderful without being helicopters. Definitely going to revisit this gem."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I have dined at Trummers on numerous occasions but the last dinner there was a bit of a disappointment. The food was not as good as it normally is---perhaps the Chef changed? Service was not that great either like it normally is. I would say that the food has gone down in taste and quality."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Tried out Trummer's on Main for the first time after meaning to get there for a long time. Glad we finally made it. The fixed price Sunday dinner at $38 was good value for the price and the bucket list wine a great value. Adding in a cocktail and coffee pushed the total up but in line with what I would expect. Service was attentive and the room was nice and quiet, making it a great romantic spot."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend there on our first real "romantic date" and it was perfect. From the ambiance, to the waiter, to the food."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I like Trummer's quite a bit, but I was reminded again on this visit that it can be hit or miss. Our appetizers were excellent - my rabbit ragout was great and my wife really enjoyed her squash blossoms - and I should have followed my gut and just ordered a few small plates. The mains, on the other hand, were quite disappointing. My porchetta was not bad, just incredibly dull. My wife's duck confit was overcooked, tough and dry, the exact opposite of what you expect from duck confit. To their credit, the restaurant discounted the meal as a result, not necessary but appreciated. We'll go back, but maybe next time stick with the starters."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The Summer Menu and dining experience was totally outstanding! Service, as always, was superb and we will return to our favorite neighborhood restaurant. At the end of the meal we were given a special anniversary present -- nice touch Trummers!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We went for Sunday dinner and we were glad we did. The restaurant was quiet and the service very attentive. The food was well prepared and the single price for appetizer, entree and dessert was a novel idea. Well maybe. The huge downside is the price. The portions were not huge like you get at some restaurants. That may or may not suit some people. I'm not a big easter and enjoy a well done meal even if it is smaller. But be prepared to shell out some bucks. I had the impression the restaurant was aspiring to be known as a high end 5 star place but just hasn't made it yet. We did enjoy the evening though so I would still recommend it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great ambience. Fantastic service. Too bad, menu very limited. Need to have some more wholesome, simple items on the menu. Everything is quite heavy, and saucy. Specially sweet sauces..the bread basket is more like a dessert basket. . I wish the bread basket had some "non sweet" bread in it as well."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had brunch here with a friend. Great service and great food. Beautiful dining room."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had read a good article reviewing Trummer's one or two years ago and the idea of popcorn ice cream stuck in my mind. When I found myself in the Clifton area, I was excited to get the chance to try out the special dessert. The popcorn topping, buttery ice cream, and caramel sauce were a trio fantastic. The peanut butter powder and bland cookie base would be be better left off the plate. The entrees were wonderful, particularly the cocoa-coffee beef rib and veggie ragout. I would certainly return to have the beef again or try some seasonal dishes. Also, everyone in my party remarked on how lovely and charming the restaurant itself is—both inside and out on the patio."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We live in an area with many great restaurants so to travel an hour at rush hour to eat at Trummers was a stretch for us. Fortunately, the experience was good enough to make it worth it, though I doubt we will do it again. The menu was really interesting and there were lots of dishes that sounded great so it was hard to choose. The highlight was probably the bone marrow appetizer with the bourbon chaser. Not something you see every day. The kale salad was also really nice. And the Porch cocktails were also perfect for a hot summer evening- very light and refreshing. The manager stopped by our table a couple of times to check on us which was appreciated. Beautiful setting, cute village for a stroll after dinner."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "we had a wonderful experience all around!the food, wince and service were perfect."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "On our 45th anniversary last Saturday, we dined at Trummer's on Main in Clifton, VA. The ambiance is delightful and varied--informal bar downstairs, cozy dining room and windowed, open-air room upstairs. The service impeccable, timely but not hovering. When I mentioned to Nelson that I had always wanted to try Roasted Beef Marrow as an appetizer but was hesitant, he smiled and immediately relied that it was the appetizer he always encouraged diners to try because it was so delicious. He was right! We will return again and again!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Loved the service and the menu was not your average joes (sorry joe) Will go again. Worth the drive"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We did the food tasting & wine pairing in addition to ordering some items off the appetizers (note: BBQ bone marrow is a plus and they offer a bourbon luge). All items off the tasting menu were delicious and the sommelier gave great descriptions of the wine and its origins. The chef came out and checked on us throughout the meal and the service was impeccable. We never felt rushed during any portion of our meal even at the end as it looked like the restaurant was closing down. This was a major plus for us b/c the last time we all got together at 2941 in falls church we were told the bar and kitchen had closed (it was 10:30pm on a Saturday!). We left Trummer's at 11:30pm with great memories and a plans to head back soon!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The tasting menu and wine pairing is fabulous. It is definitely a special occasion menu and the price is quite high, but well worth it. The food was outstanding. we enjoyed talking to the chef and sommelier to get greater insight into the menu design and wine choices. We will be back again for another special occasion!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and service were very good! We were a little disappointed though, that although we had put down in our reservations, that it we were celebrating our Anniversry, and mentioned to them again, when they called to confirm, they didn't do anything to acknowledge it! A glass of champagne, or some flowers on the table would have been a nice touch! I don't understand why they bothered asking!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014