Trummer's on Main
Trummer's on Main

Trummer's on Main

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trummersonmain.com/
  • Phone: 7032661623x
  • 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: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Trummer's on Main reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (150)fit for foodies (134)romantic (109)neighborhood gem (92)notable wine list (89)good for groups (45)great for brunch (37)great for outdoor dining (24)vibrant bar scene (21)scenic view (19)hot spot (11)great for lunch (10)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Fantastic Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We came in looking for the Octoberfest special. It was not offered on Sunday, but we had a wonderful meal all the same. Our waiter, David (I think) was very helpful and engaged with our young son. The food was delicious. We had the fresh made Burrata and stuffed pumpkin blossoms for appetizers. We had a rabbit appetizer (child), a vegetarian dish with sweet potatoes and mushrooms, and a pork dish. All meals were outstanding. Our waiter provided insights to all of the dishes. We finished with some dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food! Hats off to the chef!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our food was amazing! We ordered ordinary items - pork, chicken, salmon - that was prepared with extraordinary flavors using the best of fall - apples, kale, squash. Brussel sprouts with bacon and truffle mac and cheese as sides were delectable. Unfortunately, we cannot rave about the service. We sat for 15 minutes without seeing a waiter and getting menus, and it was another 15 before drink orders were taken. We were done for almost a half hour before we snagged the hostess to get our check, and left without having dessert. We think it was not the waiter's fault; the restaurant was under-staffed. Also the commuter train blaring past every 15 minutes did not add to the ambiance. May try Trummer's again, but not any time soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thrid Time Dining at Trummer's
    toast2life
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The first 2 times we dined at Trummer's, the food and service were outstanding. The third time we went there for dinner, the service was still outstanding, but the quality of the food did not meet our expectations. Specially, I ordered the duck for the main course which turned out a little dried and salty. We would still recommend this great restaurant for special occasions or a romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great German Food But Slow Service
    JP88VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We have been to Trummers several times, but this was our first time trying Trummerfest. The food and beers were great, but we had to wait nearly 1 hour for our table despite our reservation (and it was mid week too!). Then the delivery of our food, drinks & check was sporadic. It was simply too slow for a mid week dining experience especially since we had already waited so long to be seated. I don't know that I would do a special event again since it seemed to put the staff off their game, but the main dining hall experience is usually flawless and will bring us back again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trummerfest 2014
    BaconButterBabe
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had a reservation, but had to wait over 50 minutes for a table. Once seated, we had to request that the Oktoberfest themed music be turned down as we couldn't hear each other across the table. Loud is an understatement. Our server was enthusiastic & knowledgeable, but forgot, despite our reminder, to bring a side of vegetables we had ordered and served us cold coffee at dessert (even though we had to wait for it because it "was brewing right now".). BUT, the food was amazing! Best goulash I've ever eaten~made with short ribs, it was decadent, succulent and simply to die for! The homemade pretzel was outstanding. If they had worked out their reservation issues and kitchen timing, the evening would have been a complete success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mike
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Trummers on Main is a great restaurant. The atmosphere is wonderful in Clifton VA. The food is superb and the service terrific
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb dining
    mglac
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We dined at Trummer's on a Sunday evening for our anniversary. For starters we enjoyed the rabbit ragout and stuffed squash blossoms; both were excellent. Mains included the coffee crusted short rib and the honey-brined chicken breast. The food was outstanding, very fresh and cooked to perfection. Chef Austin personally served our meals and stayed a few minutes to talk about his training and how he connects with local farmers and suppliers. The service was excellent and the staff was attentive without being overbearing. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it!
    Sharon7
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Trummer's is an amazing place from the friendly staff to the excellent food. We love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience.
    Lovelydinner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary at Trummers and it was perfect. The food, service, and ambience was exactly what we were looking for. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice for special occasion
    NOVANative
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We chose Trummer's on Main for an anniversary dinner based on the recommendation of a friend who said it was he and his wife's favorite. We were not disappointed. We had an excellent meal with great, attentive service. Nice ambiance with subdued jazz in background allowed for easy conversation. Food was imaginative, different, and excellent. Presentation was attractive. Pace of service was just about right. While a bit pricey, we felt a good value and will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food here was exceptional! This restaurant is both a neighborhood spot with a casual vibe if you want it, or it's a special occasion spot with fine dining to rival any of the best restaurants in the region. Stefan, the owner, is charming and clearly cares about fantastic cuisine and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trummerfest
    Brian
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We particularly enjoyed the opportunity to enjoy authentic Oktoberfest dishes (and beers) so close to home. I only wish they served these dishes year-around, but then I suppose they wouldn't be so special. The service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I went to Trummer's on Main for brunch to celebrate my birthday. I was going skydiving afterwards and was hoping for the best "last meal" I could find. Turmmer's did not disappoint, and luckily neither did my chute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic brunch
    Foodieontheloose
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A wonderful brunch surprise that far exceeded our already high expectations. Great service and top-notch selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience for a great memory
    ChantillyCritique
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Arrived and seated immediately. Beautiful decor and well kept. Our server arrived promptly. Great at explaining the way the menu and the different options. Not pushy on ordering. Slight issue was that this location changes its menu frequently (not a big deal for small components within a dish), but certain options were completely changed from the online menu (which we were very excited to try). 1st course was very good. Wine that was suggested was great. Main course very good (my wife and I tried e. Dessert menu was very different than online. Chose a new option. Dessert was amazing. Amazing experience overall!! 2nd course was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    OutinOakton
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated my birthday by treating ourselves to the tasting menu with wine parings. All of the courses and wines were good with a couple of them outstanding, such as the tortellini with rabbit ragu. Only one dish, the lobster with a curry sauce, was lacking a little flavor. Service was excellent and the large atrium room is beautiful to dine in. Will definitely go again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trummerfest means Fall is here
    AgentKathyVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had a wonderful meal at the recently opened Trummerfest. If you have not visited this POP-UP gem from Trummers put it on your Fall to do list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Date Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was our second time at Trummers and it was even more fantastic than the first. Not only was every course absolutely wonderful, but on Sundays they have a great wine special (they are closed Mondays so any open bottle of white is $5 and any open bottle of red is $7). We had fantastic wine and were treated to a special dessert for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite!
    Researchb4ubuy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant. casual enough to make you feel at home, but with superior selections. I've been to restaurant Eve, Vermillion, you name it -- this is my favorite place. I'm here every few weeks. Even the drive out here is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Fairfax County
    KibbehNayyeh
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food here is the best in Fairfax County, by a long shot. For any special occasion or just a nice night out, Trummer's is as good as it gets. Each dish is executed with precision. This is a James Beard-worthy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just simply outstanding.
    Pointman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Having eaten at some of the best restaurants in DC, we continue to return to Trummer's on Main for our date nights and special occasions. Why? Because of Chef Austin's wonderful food, co-owner Stefan Trummer's creative and delicious cocktails, and because of consistently high quality service. The fact that it's all bundled in a 200 year old house is a nice historic bonus. Great people, great food - it's our #1 restaurant favorite in Metro DC. It's not inexpensive - but it's a great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it! Loved it!
    YummytummyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    First time eating there. We went there for brunch and can't waitbto go back for dinner soon! From food to ambience to service everything was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste every flavor...
    MikeL
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I love Trummer's and are never disappointed with the food or service. The chef is creative and every dish pops with flavor. The service is attentive and prompt (but never rushed). We definitely recommend this gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40Foodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went for our anniversary because it is close to home and has great atmosphere. We were given a very romantic table and the service and food were fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or want a wonderful dinner out. It is expensive, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trummers is excellent!
    dcfoodie97
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Sent my parents there for my mother's birthday, and the staff at trummers was outstanding. They made the evening very special, my parents met the chef, had a private table, and overall a spectacular experience. My mother raved about the food for an entire week after. Absolutely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the Cost
    Sliverhides
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I dined here for our 24th anniversary. We did the tasting menu with wine paring. We had a great time. The meal consisted of eight courses the least of which I thought was ok, but my wife loved (beef tartare appetizer). The lobster was perfectly cooked and the sauce was divine, I would have like a whole bowl of it. My favorite dish was the Seared duck breast. It was the best duck I have ever had. The skin was perfectly seared and the breast was tender and juicy and paired perfectly with the cherry jam. It is an expensive evening out, but for special occasions well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Patriot522
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was the second visit for me and my wife. Both were disappointments. During the past Valentines Day Trummer's was expecting a crowd and they had tables everywhere and the food was ok - not great. We decided to give them a second try for our anniversary. When we showed up at 6:30 the main diningroom was a quarter full with a large table set for a later party. I ordered fried green tomatoes and she, fried squash blossoms. The presentation was very nice for both. Unfortunately the flavor didn't match the looks though, both were blah. For the main course I had short ribs and my wife had the borcheta. Again both meals had a great presentation but not much flavor. Don't think we'll try them again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just ok.
    Jp1234
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I would not not say that the food was bad, but nothing impressed me. For the price, I need to be a little wowed
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  • Bigger IS NOT Better
    JonZvu
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Far too many restaurants serve portions much too large. Trimmers does it right with each serving apportioned so the customer can anticipate the next serving with the "echo" of the terrific taste of the preceding serving and free from the guilt of being stuffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip-come visit Trummers
    AgentKathyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What a wonderful meal. We did the 4 course restaurant week menu with wine pairing and every course was perfect and the wine pairing really made the meal. Arrive to Clifton a little early and take a moment to visit some of the small surround shops, worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite restaurant
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I have been to this restaurant three times within the month of August. This is our favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restuarant in Clifton
    Mark
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It's always a treat to go to Trummer's - an interesting menu that is always fun and changing, with excellent tastes and combination. Tasting menu is a great value and the service is tops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant country get-away
    CGgourmet
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Not nearly as far as a certain Inn...but Trummer's has all the charm of a small town inn that feels well-removed from the city and suburbs. The staff is EXCELLENT and makes you feel cared-for, informed, and pampered. We have been back for several anniversary dinners...especially for the wonderful fish dishes, full of flavor and respect for seasonal ingredients. The best way to end the meal is the popcorn ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a find!
    Joann
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This restaurant is not to be missed. Originally we were there for a group event. We went back a second time to celebrate an occasion, both times, were fabulous. The staff members made sure we had a great experience. The food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week!
    TangowoodVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As if we needed another excuse to enjoy Trummer's, along comes Restaurant Week -- extended until the end of August, so do go while there are still a few days left. As always, superb food -- staring with the gazpacho and maybe the best ceviche I've ever had, then the flounder and the rockfish for our main courses, ending with the chocolate and the peach desserts. Also as always, quietly professional yet warm and friendly service. No wonder it's so highly rated!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining
    TotalEnjoyment
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Totally enjoyed the experience from reservation to payment... the best part was the eating - great food selection and able to accommodate food allergies / sensitivity for the tasting menu. Outstanding service and selection. The meal options were great and the food was fantastic (you must have the rockfish, as well as the chocolate cake). And the popcorn ice-cream is a must-try! Extensive wine list suitable to all tastes; also have a great beer, lager selection (complete with micro-brews). Located in Historic Clifton which lends to the ambience. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Time/meal
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I really enjoy going to this restaurant. Food and especially the service are always great. The owner greeted us personally as well as the rest of the staff. The people here are very friendly and good at what they do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • marysl88VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I don't know what had changed at Trummer's, but our Restaurant Week experience was tremendous. We used to go to Trummer's frequently and the food experience ranged from transformative to unimpressive. The four in our party all raved about all of our dishes. Super fresh and with subtle flavor combinations that blended beautifully. Plus, our service was outstanding. A friendly, professional, attentive server who seemed to know just when to visit our table and when to make himself scarce. I'm looking to going back as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mmmmm
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dine at Trummer's about once a year when we are in town. This year the experience definitely topped last year's. The new chef hit the mark and the "Pain and Pleasure" cocktail was outstanding. Our server was also fantastic. We were there during restaurant week and chose the 3 course offering. Our server gave us an additional complementary scallop course ( not one we had chosen) and it was a delicious surprise. We are looking forward to our visit there next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    B2review
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Restaurant week special menu was just amazing all paired with the perfect wine. Nothing more to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.