Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

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Michelin starred & the only Forbes five star rated restaurant in Washington, DC, Plume at The Jefferson hotel serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the artistry of our award-winning culinary team. Plume's wine list consists of over 1,300 labels, including the country's largest Madeira collection dating back to 1850.

Choose a cozy nook or a table by our inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes crafted using traditional techniques and seasonal fine dining restaurant menus that are inspired by the harvest from Thomas Jefferson's kitchen gardens at Monticello.


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Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here about once a year. The meal is always superb and the service impeccable, as in from a bygone era. Dining here is simply in another league versus so many other of the “Top 100” restaurants.

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The ambiance was lovely for a date night or dinner party.
We were not impressed with the drink service. It took 30 minutes for the serve to get our cocktail orders... then, they arrived with our first course.
None of us got to enjoy wine with our first courses because the cocktails were just brought out at that time.

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Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding, and the food was very good. But for the price (400$ for two people, including drinks, tax, and tip), it wasn't memorable enough.

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BB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star service, food and wine. WOW! We enjoyed a spectacular meal at this spectacular place.
THANK YOU!

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VM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been traveling and I can say the food is excellent quality and flavor!

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MY
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plume was a great experience, great for celebrating our engagement!

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J
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just an outstanding experience, our first at The Plume, but not our last.

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YR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special place for a very special evening!! Highly recommend

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really wonderful. Our waiter was terrific. We asked for wine recommendations and were very happy with what was selected. We go to Inn at Little Washington for our anniversary once a year but find this to be just as great and so much more convenient. I recommend this restaurant highly. My compliments to the chef!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Extremely overpriced. Food was okay but definitely not worth the price we paid. Drinks and a ginger ale were ridiculously expensive.
All good priced were outrageous. So many other restaurants in DC to choose from that are excellent but not ridiculously priced

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

excellent place for special events...very elegant... Staff were very attentive..Food was fantastic, wine list contains very rare wines ...

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Overal positive experience. The ambiance is amazing! The lobster was ok but it kinda seemed like it had been already prepared and then re-heated as it wasnt even very hot. Our waiter was excellent but the courses came out too quickly. This is not the type of meal you want to finish in an hour. Also there were so many wait staff it felt a little to hectic.

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice dining experience

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Was lots of fun

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j
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to cancel this reservation because of flight delays - did not arrive until midnight. The staff were very gracious and understanding about the cancellation. I was only in DC until Jan 21st and they were not able to change my reservation to the next day.

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LM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just OUTSTANDING! Celebrating my wife's Birthday, and she was soooo pleased! Piano Bar after dinner was terrific, too. Excellent cuisine, warm, inviting and very classy ambiance, coupled with a very hgh level of Service and attention to detail. Our new favorite place in DC!

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OQ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute pleasure to spend time with family in this establishment. Great food, service, and attentiveness are all the hallmarks of a great restaurant. Plume exceeds all expectations, especially catering to food allergies. Thank you very much. The Queen family

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Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Vastly overpriced holiday menu. Most courses seemed composed of pre-cooked items kept warm in an oven, consequently slightly dried out and flavorless. The wine pairings were mediocre and also overpriced, indeed Moresco, averaging $35 per glass; a Gevery -Chambertin was madeiraized and should never have been served. Pleasant waiter, unpleasant sommelier. Tables too close together for much privacy . Why Michelin gave this a star? I suppose because the menu is somewhat innovative—in theory, even if not well executed, and the chairs are Louis XV. At nearly $1000 for two people this meal was most disappointing.

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San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here. We are well traveled foodies. It is rare for us to enjoy every course of a meal. We ordered different items, and each one was 5 stars. If I cold give more than 5 stars I would. Did i mention the service? Also outstanding. We’ll be back for sure. Try the lobster and the foie gras. Blueberry lemon desert is wonderful.

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, I always enjoy fine dining at Plume's

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R
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined with family for Christmas with the Special
Menu offered. It was tremendous. Start to finish, clearly we made the right choice to enjoy our holiday meal with the team at Plume.

Service, we were seated in the wine room, was top shelf. Professional, attentive and effortless. Farkoue, may not be correct, was a true gentleman and a sure hand of his craft. He was a joy to be at his table.

The Sommelier was likewise a gentleman, engaged with our selections and also a genuine professional.

A must stop for a fine dining experience, Holiday or not. We will be back for the. Prix Fie menu.

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MB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A first Christmas Dinner:

Me and my sister dined at the Plume during Christmas 2018. We were greeted by a warm welcome by valet. The ambience once you walk inside is lux. We were shown to our table by the hostess. The bar was impeccable and decorated straight out of an upscale magazine. The dining area was intimate. There were multiple servers who assisted our table throughout the dinner service. For an appetizer, I ordered Christmas ham with potato salad (both items were a little dry) for an appetizer. Overall, I was unimpressed by the appetizer as I left most of it on the plate. My sister had a lobster bisque for her appetizer. She had to send it back because the soup was cold. We both ordered the prime steak with veggies, kale, and a sweet potato slice that looked like pie but had no taste. The steak was delicious. The deserts were ok. I had a chocolate yule (a whipped mousse) and my sister had a pear cheesecake (delectable). We also ordered a bottle of champagne. The total bill came to $356 excluding the gratuity. We each tipped $20. We also had to pay an extra $15 for valet parking (which should have been comped considering the meal was anything less than perfect). Overall, the experience was ok. The buildup to the dinner was almost better than the actual meal.

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PF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Christmas Eve dining.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Christmas Eve - prefixed menu, mostly fine. The fish & beef courses were very good. The duck was was served cold & was not crispy as described by our waiter, so that disappointed. The desserts were middling. While the wait staff and sommelier were attentive & helpful, the waiter was a low talker & unclear. Our waiter’s overall attitude was that of someone doing you a favor. When our waiter mistakenly got one of our party’s order wrong, he was initially defensive rather than solution oriented. Ultimately, we found Plume underwhelming & overrated on this night.

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GK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

An excellent restaurant consistently serving a creative offering, impeccable service and a great value for money

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G
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We have eaten at 8 of the 13 Restaurants in dc with one Michelin star. This is by far the worst. Not even in the same category as Masseria or Komi. Not a single dish stood out and several were terrible. The puff pastry on the wild boar Wellington was completely raw and the consumme was bland. There are a lot of great options fine dining in DC. Go elsewhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Visiting DC

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DC
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful dining experience. We really appreciated that our waiter allowed us to order seared foie gras as an appetizer even though it wasn't on the appetizer menu. We also loved the amuse bouche and the pre-dessert. We both ordered the lobster gratinee, which was delicious. Was very glad it was not baked with cheese (as gratinee seemed to suggest). We were given a lovely table in a semi-private alcove area, which we really loved. We also lucked out by getting a parking spot on the street right in front of the restaurant. Thank you, Plume!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointing given the Michelin star. Much more expensive than what it should have been - a mediocre dinner at gourmet prices. Makes us doubt the Michelin system.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, but for a $600 dinner- just not there.

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Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was European-style professional without being intrusive or a part of the occasion. The menu selection was perfect. The food was exceptional and we left sated and stuffed.

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L
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuisine with an excellent service. We had a very good evening - We definitely recommend the place.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Nothing more to say

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F
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting Washington DC for 10 days and had read good things about Plume so I went there for dinner, not once, but TWICE on my visit. Both times the food was exquisite, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere is perfection. Both times I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. They know how to do this right and everyone was genuinely enthusiastic about my having a wonderful experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. It was perfect.

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B
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really great dining experience! If you're a foodie, this is a great place to go. The wine list is huge and a little overwhelming, but the wine director came out himself and helped us make a choice. Service was great, food was amazing! Highly recommend!

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GK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Been to Plume often.

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M
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Loved the food and service. All was great.

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MW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food amazing service amazing

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BD
Washington DC
257 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, great food, excellent wine with each course, and a great ambience!

We had an excellent evening and Betsy enjoyed her birthday celebration.

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