Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.star-threequarterCreated with Sketch.
4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1262 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.


avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 1262 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way!

Report
Helpful
G
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The setting and service are excellent. But there is a very serious problem: the dishes are complex and beautifully presented, but they are tasteless. My wife had the prix-fixe and I the tasting menu. Except for her filet mignon, which was a good cut of meat, nothing matched its appearance, and that pertains to many courses. This is a typical Michelin (one star) weakness: judging by complexity and appearance rather than taste.

Report
Helpful
JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is incredible. Atmosphere was great and service was exceptional. The food was to die for. Went for a special occasion and both people loved it.

Report
Helpful
T
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an awesome experience! Would definitely recommend to anyone and we can’t wait to go back again!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A well deserved Michelin star. Food was absolutely outstanding and service very professional.

Report
Helpful
DW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine, attentive service without being intrusive, quiet and attractive all which led to a very pleasant experience. The meal was pricey, but we got what we paid for.

Report
Helpful
SN
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many thanks to the staff at the Jefferson Hotel as well as the outstanding staff at the Plume! My wife & I enjoyed a wonderful anniversary celebration with you all, probably the best dinner we've enjoyed in DC in quite a while. Thanks to our superb server, Christian, and equal accolades to the chef and his staff, the food and presentation was to die for. Thank you for a most wonderful evening! Sincerely, Scott & Nancy Hill

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal and service was impeccable.
It's a favorite place for my girlfriend and I to go.

Report
Helpful
HS
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Defied our high expectations. Would definitely recommend!

Report
Helpful
RR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Despite some of the dishes on the tasting menu not being very tasty (Dover sole was mediocre, kolhrabi salad fairly tasteless, amuse bouche not good), we had a wonderful time. The ambiance is wonderful; the service was absolutely impeccable and the wine was excellent.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

They didn’t let us sit in the dining room and we ate at the bar instead 👎🏼 wasn’t allowed tasting menu still had great food butttt

Report
Helpful
TC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fine dining with excellent wine pairings, $$$$ with a gorgeous setting.

Report
Helpful
KA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was looking forward to a wonderful dining experience only to be disappointed. The service was lackluster and my food allergy was initially overlooked when they presented the table with breads and butters. (The food allergy was noted at the time of the reservation and confirmed by the hostess before our arrival.) I feel that the caliber of service and food did not match the expectations for a highly rated restaurant.

Report
Helpful
CD
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening. Made special with anniversary recognition on menu and dessert plate. Thoughtful service from start to finish.

Report
Helpful
r
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed the tasting menu and the wonderful atmosphere. It was a great way to celebrate my wife’s 30th birthday - very romantic, great staff, and excellent food. Highly recommend Plume

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ended our DC trip with this gem located in the Jefferson hotel. Everything was superb. Ambiance... Service and food were all too notch. Paul was very knowledgeable and accommodating and didn’t make us feel rushed in the slightest. Thank you to everyone at Plume for making our meal a special one!

Report
Helpful
r
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all aspects

Report
Helpful
P
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For those readers who understand what one is permitted to expect at a Michelin-starred restaurant, PLUME more-than-fulfills all those expectations. First, service that demonstrates sincere interest in the comfort of the patron, and a commitment to making certain that the entire dining experience has given the patron great pleasure - memorable enjoyment. Second, a chef and kitchen that is proud to give the patron an opportunity to taste foods that, while well-known to the diner, have still been prepared in a unique fashion; and third, to bring to the table foods that are rarely on typical menus. PLUME is a credit to The Jefferson Hotel, and to culinary sophistication of Washington, DC.

And may I make specific mention of Sean Mulligan, the manager at PLUME, who watched over every aspect of our dinner, and was clearly proud of PLUME's reputation for the finest in dining

Report
Helpful
JB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the relaxed, unpretentious hospitality. The food was prepared and presented with immaculate attention to taste on every sensory level, but unlike most Michelin starred restaurants which tease you with tiny delicious bites, the portions were generous and satisfying!

Report
Helpful
T
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant ever!

Report
Helpful
j
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserve the Plume for a special occasion where price is not a consideration. Excellent professional service. Quiet and great for important discussions. Very creative sides for well done main dishes. What you can expect from a 1 Star Chef. A rare treat in DC.

Report
Helpful
SZ
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for my best friend’s birthday. The food is excellent and the service is very sweet. But the noise level is a little bit higher than I thought.

Report
Helpful
m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We both tried the tasting menu, with a focus on the proteins - soft shell crab, mediterranean stone bass, poussin, and lamb rump - and drank wines from the by-the-glass list. With one exception, the food was outstanding, both the tasting menu items and the amuse bouche. Lovely restaurant, classic presentation and atmosphere, but interesting and modern presentation of exceptional dishes. The exception was that my wife found her lamb rump a little tough and gristly which was an unexpected disappointment.

Report
Helpful
OT
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Food ++++++, service normal, but our table was not in the main dinning room and we were able to enjoy the atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic service, great meal.

Report
Helpful
T
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

Report
Helpful
OT
Memphis
103 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful from the moment we came in the front door. The three course price fix was really six for us if you count the small plates and “pre-dessert”. The puzzled beet salad for my dining partner both looked and tasted great. My venison was cooked to perfection as was my dining partner’s fillet. Her medium was beautifully pink, with no red. I found a new personal best dessert in the exotic chocolate bar. The slightly tart fruit flavors perfectly balance the sweetness. It was bursting with flavor.

Report
Helpful
e
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The is the kind of place everyone brags about going to - and it's easy to see why. The service was spectacular, the wine list exciting, and ambience lush and expensive. Unfortunately, the food did not match the other aspects of the restaurant. It was all good, but not great. Salt, acid, and texture were lacking in almost every course.

Report
Helpful
SG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
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.

Report
Helpful
LL
Washington DC
256 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
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.

Report
Helpful
JS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
PT
New York Area
2 reviews
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.

Report
Helpful
K
Minneapolis
32 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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!!!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
32

Tweets by Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

null