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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SG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a special date for my wife and I and we are happy we made the decision to dine at Plume.

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LL
Washington DC
256 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants in DC - if not the finest! Service is impeccable; menu selection interesting; and the presentation of the food is exquisite...then there is the taste, which is superb. Our go-to restaurant for special occasions. ...and a special compliment to the valet service -- always courteous and prompt.

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JS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Everything from food to wine to arrive to atmosphere was just perfect.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was expensive but worth it for a special occasions. The food was absolutely delicious. We ended up spending about $300 (with tip) on two meals and my husband got a drink. They bring hearty servings of everything which is amazing. At some restaurants they bring out those tiny servings so after dropping serious cash you still have to stop by Whole Foods on the way home and get a little snack. That was not the case for this meal. SO. GOOD. I also wore a plain, but nice black work dress and flats and my husband wore nice pants and a button down with a jacket and our attire was perfect.

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V
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

My expectations were much higher about this place because it wasn’t my first time there. Food was just OK, nothing fabulous, my fish was burned. We spent more than $400 and for this amount we didn’t get a great experience.

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

felt it was overpriced for the quality of the food.

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CA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience overall. Food was delicious, service was impeccable, and ambiance was quite classy. I would definitely recommend this place, especially for special occasions.

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PT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Disjointed service. Wait Staff too many doing too little. Sommelier was only bright spot of service. Food was forgettable.

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K
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were seated at Table 71 in small room. Ambience beautiful. Wait staff fantastic!!!!!! We have also told others to come there. We are here on vacation from Minnesota where we have experienced great dining, but this was better!

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RK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Plume is the best dining experience in DC. It is as close as you can get to being at a great restaurant in Paris without the airfare.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable dining experience. Superb food, service and ambience. Priced appropriately for the product delivered.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. I had the tasting menu and it was like a little adventure for my mouth. The portions were small obviously but getting full off of one thing isn't really the point. Go to Plume if you want to broaden your culinary horizons. It's a great place to take a date because the food becomes a topic of conversation. I prefer to not look at the menu too much. I enjoyed being surprised. The imaginative plating and unfamiliar tastes that came out one after the other for what seemed like hours was delightful. Definitely the best dining experience I've had to date!! 10 Stars!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening again at Plume! Food was outstanding (especially the truffle fois gras). Service was outstanding.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. The restaurant is beautifully appointed, definitely try it out!

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BH
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience! It feels very romantic, but can get a little loud once it is busy. The service was exceptional and only improved by the quality of the food. I would recommend getting there a little early, like 6-630, as this will make the service even better. All of the food and the presentation is incredible. Everything was just as I had hoped.

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VR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way. From the impecable service, to the wine selection, to the food. A wonderful evening!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good job. Really enjoyed everything about this place from beginning to end.

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BK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, fancy setting, attentive service, inflexible rules (must order all courses at once), surprisingly early crowd, they were closing up by 10:15. All and all a spectacular experience and yummy meal.

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BS
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful - had three course tasting menu. Venison was heavenly. Great service and a super atmosphere in which you could actually carry on a normal conversation. Quite pricey but well worth it!

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KT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great restaurant is beautiful food was good but not fantastic choices are limited and prices are high

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J
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb gourmet food Restaurant that deserve the Michelin rating. Amazing dishes, with unique tastes and presentation. Best in DC. Worth to try it out.

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NR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience! Cannot wait to visit

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HM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We arrived at 6:30 per our reservation, and were warmly greeted by the hostess and were shown to our secluded table.
The we waited there for 10 minutes before anyone arrived to ask about our drink choices. Once the drinks were settled, and our orders were taken the bread service started, and the first 2-3 courses came in rapid succession, but then things came to a halt. We were all but forgotten by the wait staff, our 3rd course stayed on the table so long after we had finished that the hostess who had greeted us outside saw just how long we had been sitting there, that she came and cleared the table, the waiter was no where to be found.
The food was interesting, but not mind blowing, and I am still unsure why they have a michelin star.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time going and definitely not our last.

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JC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal with the wine pairing. Our waiter(s) were informative, the sommalier was also very enthusiastic. My only complaint-if I have one is that normally in a restuarant of this caliber, when a guest leaves the table, the napkins is normally folded and returned to the table. On our visit, this happened once but not two other times. Also, for the fourth wine pairing, the wine glasses for the prior wine pairing were not removed although they were empty. We would definitely return again to Plume for our next celebratory dinner.

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SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and the attention to every detail is beyonds words. Without a doubt - one of my favorites!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner outing on a Friday evening. The service was stellar and we enjoyed the food as well. Great to do once a year! 😊

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BD
Washington DC
260 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bison Loin was superb. My wife loved her Veal Chop. The American Wagyu Shabu Shabu was fascinating with the incredible "infusion" of steak tartare. My wife loved the Foix Gras.

The wine was superb; especially the great California Cabernet that Betsy had with her veal chop. I enjoyed a superb Italian Nebiollo with my bison loin.

As usual, the desserts were incredible, I enjoyed the Marzipan immensely.

Thanks for a great evening!

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f
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal that lives up the its Michelin star. Every aspect of the dining experience was thought of, to even ridiculously consider having a little stool to sit my wife's purse on. The staff was great, the food was incredible, and the environment was perfect whether you are coming for date night or for a great evening with a group of friends, they have a table to accommodate. Will definitely be back.

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem. Excellent formal service worthy of its Michelin star rating. Wine list is quite good - one of the best in the city. Wine prices are high, but not unexpectedly so given the setting and there were some well-priced safe harbors on the menu. I thought the food pricing was quite fair for a coursed tasting menu. Finally the food was very good. The space is lovely and quiet. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a business lunch. If you want a traditional and elegant Michelin-starred experience, Plume delivers.

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CT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. My husband I enjoyed tremendously and will return for another dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Man...we fine dine once a year and this is the only one we won’t spend that kind of money again for. Seems like a washed up high end restaurant clinging to the Michelin spotlight. I don’t know what they had to eat to give them that star but we definitely didn’t order it. Chairs are old and beat up, food had some highlights but not star worthy, and the service lacked (maybe because we were a later table).

Anyway...no surprise it was the only star open on a Friday night after V-day. We can’t be the first to notice.

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g
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 9, 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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E
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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 9, 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
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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