Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

4.7
1135 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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(202) 448-2300
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
M Street NW
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Complimentary Valet for all Plume guests
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From an intimate gathering in the Private Cellar to a small gala in the Gallatin Room, The Jefferson, Washington, DC is home to some of the most unique private dining spaces in the city. The talents of our Forbes Five Star culinary team are complimented by a service culture unlike any in the city.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great meal. Great service. Perfectly full. Outstanding food, every bite.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was excellent. The pace of the meal was well done. I highly recommend for a special occasion. It was our daughters 21st Birthday . Very memorable experience

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Exquisite. From the time we arrived until we left, seven beautiful courses later, we couldn't have asked for better. Food, service and atmosphere all shone.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

AMAZING EXPERIENCE

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Excellent. The food was delicious and was almost outdone by the wonderful service. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Fabulous experience! Well worth the price. Service was great and food was superb. Great location to celebrate a special ocasion.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Everything was spectacular!!
Tasting menu with wine pairing was incredible!
Thank you to the wonderful staff for an amazing wknd!
The Jefferson Hotel is a wonderful place!!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Plume is your grandfather's restaurant, as long as your grandfather was a well-paid New York City lawyer (mine was). It's very formal - wear a jacket - and a bit stuffy. It's quiet, so you can actually talk (hallelujah!), and the food is excellent, but it won't push your culinary boundaries. Safe, sound, good. There's an amuse bouche, a pre-dessert, a post-dessert, and all sorts of food in between. There are two basic options: prix fixe 3 course, or tasting menu. We did the 3 course and came away more than full. The blue crab risotto is excellent, and I loved my veal chop. My wife had oysters (not as briney as she might like), and the superb bison. So the food is good and safe. The wine list is pretty amazing - pricey, but deep. Lots of very professional staff, and it's a pretty place to have a meal (think serious date night or an anniversary). Worthy of the Michelin star, but I would there's more interesting food to be had and at a lower price points in the District (Plume is seriously expensive). If you want the sort of service that defined old-school elegance, the Plume is the place. Adventures in new tastes, probably not so much. However, I'm glad we went -

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

I cannot day enough about The Plume. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, everything was awesome. Service was impeccable and the food amazing. We began in the Plume Bar and our bartender was both informative and engaging. He shared information on different drinks and was very pleasant.

Dinner was magnificent. My wife and I had the Prix Fixe dinner and it could not have been better. Our servers were attentive and the Sommelier was spot on with his wine recommendations.

We departed with smiles on our faces and making plans for our return. Highly, highly recommend Plume.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We went here because it was listed on the top 100 Washingtonian restaurant list. We were so disappointed by the quality of the food and will certainly not return. However, the service was great, as was the sommelier. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere for a fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Delicious and unusual food. Service impeccable!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I loved the food and service at Plume. It was fancier and smaller inside than I expected but I felt comfortable and well taken care of.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Located in the Jefferson Hotel, The Plume is one of only 3 restaurants rated 5 on the 2018 Forbes Star Awards. It is a small venue, a little crowded, but everything from food, presentation, service and ambience was terrific.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

An excellent meal in a classic restaurant space served by professional staff. A wonderful night all around.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great Service and Amazing food

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Food excellent. Service poor and rushed. Wine steward awful. Made getting wine packages a waste of money.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

My husband and I came to Plume for our anniversary. I have never received such exquisite service. We were seated at an intimate table by the fireplace and began with complimentary champagne. Our server Paul was attentive and knowledgeable; the sommelier David was amazing. I gave him a strange combination of things I was looking for in a white wine and he came back with just the right bottle, in addition to a tasting of a Chenin Blanc he thought we would enjoy. I was also pleased with the extensive wine list; given Plume's pricepoint, I was expecting astronomical prices, but they provided a range of options. We did the tasting menu and ordered one of everything; the first course was my favorite; softshell blue crab, and green pea risotto for the two dishes. The portions were very reasonable, which allowed us to enjoy the whole meal without getting too stuffed along the way.

Thanks to the Plume team for an unforgettable evening!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Eclectic service divine good majestic surrounding sets gold standard for high end DC restaurants
Certainly a spl occasion place

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food, great service, and great wine pairings

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

It was well worth the price to dine here Friday last. We wanted a special night and we got it. We did the tasting menu and came away saying " wow". The service was as good as it comes and the ambiance perfect. Great place for a very special event.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Exceptional service, ambiance, and food! Thank you for an incredible evening!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Didn’t meet expectations

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Absolutely a 5star dining experience. The prix fixe menu had wonderful options !

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Not up a Michelin star experience. Rushed service, inferior food prep, overpriced.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Awesome. Private room. Terrific service. Great wine too

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Faultless Service, nicely paced meal, innovative cuisine (including a filet of wild salmon cooked at the table in hot, molten beeswax), all in a sumptuous, quiet setting. Truly memorable!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Disappointing. Did the tasting menu and was not delighted and surprised like I have been at many of the area’s fine dining establishments. Very disappointed with the wine pairings...they had the classic pairing for $110 and the premium for $195. I figured that the classic pairing would certainly be enjoyable so I did not opt for the extra cost. Clearly, they try to save money with the classic pairing...I was served an average Greek white, an unpleasant Serbian white, and a forgettable Oregonian 2014 Pinot Noir. Really surprised that a Michelin-Starred restaurant was not a complete delight. I recommend folks go to Metier or Pineapple and Pearls if they’re looking to splurge for a special occasion!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Spotty tasting menu - a few great elements, but not consistently 1 star quality throughout. Unimaginative slab of beef as the main course. Not a particularly good cut or seasoning and uninspired accompanying veg. Ambiance is of course excellent, and the staff were superb. All in all, a great restaurant but I would chose of the ala carte menu and not the tasting menu.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I have been to many DC restaurants and several 1, 2, and 3 star restaurants.
Plume was very nice. The food was very good

The service was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Plume was over the top amazing. There is no criticism I can conjure to add. When I say they do everything exceptionally, I am not exaggerating. I easily see why they hold a Michelin Star award. Thank you sincerely. Our parent's were pleased and entertained the entire evening.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Delicious food. Great presentation. Service impeccable. Wine was perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Accommodating and gracious in changing tables and with food allergy; excellent service, wine suggestion, and meal. Enjoyed the prix fixe with various amuse-bouche to keep things interesting. Some surprising textures and flavors that worked very well and made us smile as they caught us off guard. All dishes executed near perfection with the exception being a risotto that lingered perhaps a minute too long on the burner (yet still very good). Generously sized dishes, surprising in this category. Highly recommended, a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food. The lobster and bison were perfectly prepared. Only problem was that we ran out of room in our stomachs.

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

VERY disappointed in the “texture” of the courses and the food flavor profiles. Presentation ok.
I certainly would remove the Michelin star.
We are worldly ,well traveled foodies and I was a former Bailli of La Chaine Des Rotisseures in Central NC.
I have a simple criteria: the food should taste good, and it didn’t.
Pretentious.
The servers were excellent as was the Somm. However, I would be embarrassed if I were the chef... Dr Vincent Paul

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

For a Michelin rated restaurant my entire experience there was very disappointing!

Except for the wine steward, whom was exceptional, there was no “WOW” about any of the food dishes and the waiters were very snooty!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was a very intimate dinner night out, where the menu was not so ordinary. Staff was great, food was amazing, wine was perfection.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Perfect in every way. Crom the moment I arrived, everything was perfect. Food, service, atmosphere. I’m in awe.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was excellent - My husband loved it. Some ingredients are not my favorite but still cooked with excellence.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This is hands down one of the best meals we have ever had. The service was impeccable.

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