Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

4.8
1168 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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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Parking details
Complimentary Valet for all Plume guests
Additional
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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What 1168 People Are Saying
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Portland
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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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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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Been to Plume often.

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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
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food amazing service amazing

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BD
Washington DC
255 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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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Outstanding food and spectacular service. Wine pairings were spot on. Duck pate and dessert were the best. Fish was a little bland but still delightful.

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DP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good food, but not exceptional. Wonderful, romantic ambiance with a special occasion date feel. There were unnecessary gaps between some courses and an incredible delay for dessert. Fantastic wait staff with perfect recommendations. As a NYer accustomed to fine dining (Daniel, Le Bernardin, Per Se, etc) this experience was notable but not memorable.

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VA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Plume for our 5th Anniversary. It was stellar. The ambiance, the table (we sat in one of the 3 recessed tables, completely away from the world), the food, the service (Paul was amazing)! Can't say enough!

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LB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, inventive food. Attentive service.

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RT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal with great service. Nice place and very comfortable. Reason not 5 stars on food rating was a slight miss on the sauce for the lobster on the tasting menu. Small point. Everything else was really good. Fois gras was a standout. Great wine list.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful!

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

The cocktail was bad, and we’ve tasted better food. For a Michelin rated restaurant the food was disappointing. The location is good and the restaurant interior is very nice. The staff is a little arrogant. Bad cocktails and average food. It is served pretty but it does not taste out of this world for the money you’ll pay for it.

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TA
New England
79 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to plume before and again they have not disappointed. Everything prepared perfectly. Great service. Love the dining room, especially on the Greenhouse side (they have nice quiet tables in side rooms).

It is a bit pricey, especially markups on wine, but nothing unexpected for the venue and Michelin star. Very formal atmosphere, which actually is a nice feature for a special occasion dinner.

Menu also has plenty of variety, so even if you are a vegetarian, you can do just fine here.

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AB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing culinary experience. The tufted purse bench was a nice touch. Pre appetizer, pre dessert, post dessert, and even chocolates upon exit really made you feel pampered.

Fantastic service. Fantastic food. Excellent wine list. What more can anyone ask for?

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More than just wonderful food, it's a dinner experience. The service is phenomenal.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for and service. The ambiance is also very nice and cozy with a nice hint of romantic

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb!!!!!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have ever had. In addition, the atmosphere and staff was so accommodating and polite. One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. I have been to Michelin star restaurants in New York, San Francisco and Washington DC. This is one of the best, if not the best. Well deserved Michelin stars.

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Y
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Greater service. The restaurant offers free valet and complimentary chocolate. They also arranged my special requests well. Very satisfied. Willing to revisit again.

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Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about it !

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Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a Birthday celebration and it was memorable. The food was outstanding, excellently prepared and imaginatively presented. The service was impecible. It almost was like private dining. The staff were always one step ahead on everything. The wine list is extensive and well planned. There is something from every region. You should be able to easily find something to complement your food and your tastes. the4 staff is very knowledgeable and can offer suggestions, if needed. Plume is a great Washington restaurant and especially suited for celebrating any special occasion.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had our anniversary dinner while staying at the hotel. Staff was very attentive to details food was great!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I had an incredible dinner here tonight. Wonderful service and delicious food. They have a beautiful restaurant that is intimate and special.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Anniversary

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AW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner with outstanding service. Everything was spot on and the whole experience was just perfect.

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LB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a cozy quiet spot for our dinner, which was perfect for my husband's birthday dinner. The food was fantastic and they were able to make all sorts of accomodations for my allergies and preferences. I would highly recommend.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cristian was fantastic as was the food and your sommelier! Wonderful birthday experience.

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KD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The ambiance is perfect for sophisticated dining. Should require jackets. Very good table. Service staff well dressed and very knowledgeable, but lacked attentiveness. My wife's turbot and my veal were just average.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BG
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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l
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Raleigh
211 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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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