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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MB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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SC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Rather surprised that there was no one at the hostess/ maitre de stand for over 5 minutes when we arrived...table was not great - up against a pole with a view
of door to kitchen . Food was ok but not Michelin star worthy...many other better places to eat in DC. Waiter Freddy was great!

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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and absolutely delicious food.

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CN
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Plume was everything I hoped it would be. Gracious and yet American, (we missed the "jackets preferred" for my son and it was ignored except for our placement). Adventurous wine list I am glad I looked over before coming. It's affordable if you know where to look. And a waiter and sommelier who was both knowledgable and had a sense of humor. The food was fun, no other way to describe it. Beautiful without being precious. I could have eaten a vat of the beet panna cotta with salted pistachios (?) but it was an amuse bouche. The fois gras which I ONLY order as the rarest indulgence was worth the guilt. It was better than the Savoy Grill, which was the LAST time I ordered it. The duck breast was perfection. That's all. And the dessert called a candy bar, was maybe the best thing EVER. And totally unexpected by the description. I cannot emphasize that too highly. A multi layered sensual treat I will not soon forget.

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AB
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From arrival to departure, our anniversary experience at Plume was outstanding. The restaurant deserves it Michelin star. Cost is very high, but the once a year experience is quite special.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Our waiter, William was so personable and gave wonderful advice on ordering. He also gave us great tips for other places to eat while we were in DC.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Excellent service but the food was not what one expects at a Michelin starred restaurant. It was fine, nothing to write home about and not worth a return visit.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My entree was good but the appetizer and dessert were “overdone” - trying to put too many different ingredients together (e.g. my cocoa infused foie gras was not a home run...)

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and amazing service- great experience

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KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a memorable experience, enjoying the eye-catching presentations, unique flavor combinations, thoughtful service (including the spot-on advice of the sommelier), and quiet atmosphere, so conducive to engaging conversation.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Plume is one of the most beautiful restaurants in the Washington area and the was excellent.

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Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience with delightful food and excellent service. All 3 courses were well presented and very tasty, and there were a number of additional surprises. Would highly recommend

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AD
Charleston
140 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Plume was amazing! Each dish was very creative and beautiful on top of being delicious. The service was impeccable. While certainly not inexpensive, this is the place for a great experience!

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AA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Christian was very knowledgeable, informative and nice!

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Service was excellent. Would go back again.

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

Amazing in every way!

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G
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
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.

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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.

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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!

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Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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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.

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SN
Washington DC
83 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

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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.

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

Defied our high expectations. Would definitely recommend!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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

Excellent in all aspects

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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

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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!

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T
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant ever!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic service, great meal.

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