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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in DC my boyfriend and I wanted to try a Michelin restaurant and let me tell you, you will not be disappointed. Highly recommend Plume. We had a great dinner Thank you to the staff for going above and beyond!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Appetizers and desserts were outstanding. Cocktails were prepared table side which was pretty cool. For our entrees my girlfriend had the veal chop and I had the Alaskan Halibut. While the textures were great, somehow they were both extremely salty. When I talk about salty, it’s like every bite had to be followed by a sip of water SALTY! Service was really great. Overall I don’t think Plume deserves the Michelin Star. Disappointed.

w
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at the Plume was everything it was supposed to be - wonderful service, innovative excellent food preparation, and quality Champagne and wine.

AT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

My husband and I were very excited to try Plume on our trip to DC (we live in NYC). We had read great reviews, especially because it is a Michelin rated restaurant. However, from the beginning of our experience, our excitement quickly diminished. To start, the waiter kept forgetting what was on the menu, the staff was not attentive as you would find in fine dining restaurants (we had to ask for silverware) and the food was not impressive (the crab salad was fishy and there was nothing exciting that we tasted). We were honestly shocked that this restaurant received a Michelin star. We get better food at the restaurant down the street from our apartment in NYC than what we had at Plume. This was a $400 meal that we wished we had spent elsewhere...SAVE YOUR MONEY and go somewhere else as you will be very disappointed!

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal. Highlights were the truffle risotto and crab linguine.

GU
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was perfect. Our tsble was in a quiet area and the service (waiter: Freddie) was excellent.
The food was superb. For the entree we had the lobster dish and the veal chop. Both were well prepared.
The evening could not have been better.
All dining should be like this: great food, great service. great ambiance........unfortunately, it is not!

TB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was great, but I expected the food to be a bit better. Needed more seasoning.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Definitely not Michelin 1 star.

JP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a good experience. The only mishaps were the wait times on food. Nearly 2hrs and a half for the three course meal. And the dessert my partner was served was the wrong one only to find out after that the dessert he requested was not available instead of being told at the beginning.

e
New England
39 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is in the Jefferson Hotel and is absolutely beautiful, although, in my opinion, too small for French Traditional Service. It seemed like the staff were bumping into each other, just because there were so many of them per table. However, they all did a wonderful job assuring we had a pleasant evening. The Maitre d originally wanted to sit us in the back by a waiters service station. When I told him, that wouldn’t do, he was more than accommodating and gave us another table.
That evening we got to pick from a prix fixe or a chefs tasting menu.
The food tasted as incredible as its presentation.
The would recommend to anyone. However, note: it is expensive and is formal dining with multiple courses If that is not an issue, Plume is a great place for a special occasions, or just to treat yourself.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was nice, except the pricing, its over priced.

MK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Hostess was pleasant but wait staff overall were not up to standard. Meat on multiple dishes was overcooked.

OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Subtle plays at texture and flavor. Well paced meal. Very good value on the food side. Amazing wine list.

KP
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and dining experience is fabulous for a special occasion.

EP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an outstanding experience!!

WS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service , excellent food. My wife and I had a wonderful experience at The Plume whilst on holiday in DC. Duck in particular was very tasty and the chocolate bar dessert was inventive and tasted great. We had the fixed price menu and a bottle of wine which came with a pre desert and amuse bouche. Overall we spent $380 which considering the quality of the experience was not over priced

JB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely service, beautiful setting, food was gorgeous. A special night.

FN
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way - one of the best meals I have ever had!

RE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Took them 2 tries to get the steak right. And they still messed it up

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very decent. One star Michelin, maybe.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. The service was outstanding from the time we were seated through presentment of the check. The pace of the courses was spot-on and the food had a variety of unique flavors paired with wine.

KS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal - clearly Michelin star level

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food and menu was very well thought out! Beautiful service and excellent food and drinks!

K
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We didn't know it was a such a top restaurant with preset menus, but what an amazing experience!

W
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both out of this world! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Z
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant. I do recommend to the others.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service and ambiance were high quality, though one person in our group was awkwardly served a course when no one else was eating. The wine selection was perfect for our tastes. Unfortunately, the food was very mediocre at best - surprising for a Michelin Star restaurant. We’ll return to the Quill for drinks, but will definitely not return to Plume.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family surprised us with a bottle of wine & there was a hand written note on the table to announce it. Everything was done perfectly and the staff was outstanding. They all wished us a happy anniversary. Even the menu and the dessert had a happy anniversary! Perfect restaurant for a special occasion!

AL
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For a 1 Michelin starred restaurant this was pretty disappointing. I had a dietary allergy to the amuse bouche so I got a small bowl of "chickpea puree" - essentially a ok hummus. My first course was a tomato dish, with cherry tomatoes in tomato water. It tasted just like the tomatoes I buy at the farmer's market, no extra flavors or anything to make it special. My entree (duck) was ok, but again nothing special. The dessert was nice. Overall I am pretty sure you could do better somewhere else. I would suggest avoiding this place if you can.

U
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent.

PA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic anniversary meal at Plume. I loved the pesto butter served with 3 styles of bread. The ambiance was lovely and our food was very excellent It was a lot of fun to see what was going to come out next. The pre appetizer and pre dessert were a great surprise.

CF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite in every detail. Food as delicious as it is artistically presented. Service is impeccable. Wine list is extensive, but nicely arranged and very fairly priced. How could anyone give this restaurant anything other than 5 stars!

J
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife celebrated our birthday there. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was exellent, I look foward to taking not just my wife again but kids as well next time.

DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 20th Anniversary and Christian took amazing care of us. From spot-on recommendations to the right amount of attentiveness, his service was outstanding. On top of that, the food was amazing. The portion sizes were "right," not too big, not too small. By the end of evening, we felt full but not stuffed. Pricey yes, but if you're looking for a very pleasant evening with an outstanding meal, I highly recommend Plume.

BB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner and cocktails. Highly recommend going

s
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!! Environment, customer service, food, everything was awesome. It was one of my best experiences. Thanks

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at Plume! Lovely experience!

JH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is tremendous!

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