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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Often a restaurant isn't as good the 2nd or third time but I think this is one I will keep making the trip out of the city for. Som is great. She recommended a bone luge (we ordered the marrow and after eating it, they poured bourbon down it into our mouths!) So good! Great food all around. We had an excellent gazpacho that was so unusual but so good. One or two dishes out of 12 or so were boring but I have had few dining experiences where one thing did not seem boring and the rest were fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food and service were great but it falls into the category of restaurant where one must brace to pay more than $10 a scallop. I know high quality ingredients are expensive but one cannot help but feel cheated at the very high prices matched with very small portion size. A place where one goes for a special occasion but totally out of reach for regular dining. Very much a one-time only, been there-done that, no need to ever go back kind of establishment."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My wife and I chose Trummer's for my 50th birthday. Everything started out very well..excellent service, food was fantastic, cocktails awesome. It look liked it was going to be unforgettable. But then it went downhill...on roller skates. After our food was served, our waiter checked on us once, and then disappeared. Then the large party arrived. Our waiter reappeared to take the large party, and continued to ignore us. As did everyone else on the floor, including the Maitre'D. Approximately twenty five minutes after completing our eating, we finally had to stop a bus person to package our food and to try and get our check. Our celebratory mood squashed by the inattention, and our excitement for Trummer's significantly diminished."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The wait staff overheard a remark about the meal, and immediately went about extraordinary service, offering to replace or exchange, which offer we did not accept. They then brought us a complementary dessert. Their level of concern for the customer was exemplary. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Ambient is great (could improved though), server was excellent, professional, polite yet friendly. Sommelier very polite, knowledgable, could be more relaxed though. The food was good for the price"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food is extremely sub-par...the chef is trying to be creative but it lacks basic skills and technique and the food tasted flat, compared to years past. Wild and unsensible menu, all over the place...fried green tomatoes with burrata was a joke...couldn't hardly find the little tiny tomato slices in the breading. Bread served in basket AND on sandwiches was terrible. It was tough and doughy...we were disappointed in the performance in the kitchen."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Quick fire menu was slightly disappointing due to the small chicken portion, but the shrimp and grits were great!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Very old building with very new features and menu. It made for a somewhat odd combination, but interesting and pleasant. An early 20th Century building on the outside, and the first thing you see inside is an exquisite modern wine cellar replete with artistic lighting effects. Seating is on the 2nd/3rd floors. One ahs very high ceilings and large windows yielding very bright lighting and an airly mood, the other floor is a cozy sitting room. Food was very elegant, very modern, top-of-the-line creations.... fried oysters w/chorizo gravey .. very nice .. beef short ribs - wonderful! Extensive wine list, yet very affordable "bucket" specials. Good service. Very good food. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "As always, superb food and service. As always on Sundays, an amazing bargain of three courses for $38...plus bargain prices on an assortment of exceptional "bucket list" wines. And on this mild June Sunday, perfect weather for al fresco dining on the small patio just outside the main dining room. We took some friends visiting from abroad, and they thought Trummer's was the high point of their dining in the US."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My wife and I went to an impromptu Brunch Sunday. The restaurant was nicely appointed and the staff friendly and attentive. The food had great flavor and was served in a timely manner. The price was reasonable."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "A much anticipated evening we could have done without. The hostess was rude and disinterested (didn’t say two words to us), the waiter was somewhat apologetic but displayed an air of arrogant (very long delays in service and spent much time serving other tables that were around us – it was like he forgot we were there), and our meals were very good, but nothing to rave about and not worth the high price for sure. Needless to say we had a terrible time and will probably never return. Not worth the disappointment, time or money."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Visited the summer shack and did not disapoint us. They have a great summer special menu for the casual dinning room that is wonderful. Lobster, fried oysters, fish and chips and much more to enjoy. Its a great alternative if you don't wish to get dressed up and still want the excellent food they are known for. Will be back soon!! Want to try the clam bake next time."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is not my first time to Trummer's but our recent experience requires mention. We were greeted by Stefan Trummer and, as always, made to feel at home. The chef, Austin Faucett prepared a lobster crème appetizer and an entrée of tempura-battered soft shell crabs that was truly exceptional. I wish the season for this favorite of mine could last longer, but that is part of what makes them so special. The sommelier, Diana Roderique, suggested a perfect pairing to the dish with a Riesling. It was a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "With all of the chain restaurants in the surrounding area, Trummer's is refreshing diversion, offering a diverse wine list, unique drinks from the bar, and seasonal menu and wine pairings that shows Chef Fausett's talent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great service, wonderful food, nice atmosphere. Great for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our first visit (10th Anniversary) and we were thrilled! What a nice neighbourhood gem. Wonderful services, fabulous food and amazing location."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "From the greeting to the service to the appetizers to the entree to the after dinner port on the porch. All was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I don't know what more to say other than it was good. I was very excited to try their seafood shack after receiving an email about it. I was disappointed to see that items on the email never made it to the menu. The crab dip was ok, it lacked crab, and our meals were good, but I've had better of them all for less money. I am glad that I went (I had been wanting to go since I had grown up in the area) but I don't think that I will jump at returning."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This was my first visit and it was outstanding - the atmosphere, the menu choices, the food and the service. Great place to go for a wonderful brunch."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This is an exceptional place to dine, with excellent service, food and atmosphere. They go out of the way to make it special. We had drinks at the bar before going to our table, so that we could watch the horses run at Belmont. The bar staff was hustling and fun and handled everyone's orders. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is an amazing restaurant! My husband and I were simply delighted with our special occasion dinner at Trummer's. We were very happy with our choices; delighted by the cuisine; and send our compliments to the entire staff. They truly functioned excellently as a team to provide a very memorable dining experience. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The restaurant is lovely and the food was delicious. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable . A nice place to celebrate your birthday or anniversary."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant. Food, service, people, facility are all great."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My daughter was visiting from Denver and I took her to Trummer's. This is one of her favorite restaurants and we all had another great meal and dinning experience. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014