About Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

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.


1200 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
M Street NW

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 448-2300

Website:
http://www.plumedc.com/

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.

Plume at the Jefferson Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

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4.5

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4.7

value

4.0

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Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (4)
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Business Meals (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2012

Great dining experience all around, one of the most sophisticated spaces in D.C.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2012

Truly a "head and shoulders" experience. Plume staff remembered us from our last visit . . . . THREE YEARS AGO! Everything was superb. We will return more often.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2012

This is one of those restaurants where you feel gypped: the food is expensive fancy but only so-so. The foie gras was tasteless. My wife's lobster was loaded down with saffron; she couldn't even finish it. My chicken was dry. The tasting menu offered nothing tempting to try.

After stellar dining experiences in New York, London, and San Francisco, the sad fact is that Washington DC just can't compete in the upper end category. Every time we try a fancy place in DC, we inevitably leave disappointed. The food just doesn't taste that great. Lots of frippery but no YUM effect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2012

This was our first time at Plume. It won't be our last. We would rate it as one of the best in Washington. Terrific food. I had the lobster thermidor and my wife had the Colorado lamb. Both were outstanding. And I can't remember having better service. Superb. I think it is the most hidden secret in Washington. An outstanding dining experience all around

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2012

Had the tasting menu with the wine pairings. Food was ordinary and the wine pairing were "simple". The purpose of the wine pairings is to showcase the food and showcase the wines. The pairings did neither. They were standard "white with fish", "red with meat" but besides that did little to show off the wines or the ordinary food. A delightful room and I had great hopes for this one but was extremely disappointed. Certainly there are much better restaurants in DC for this level of dining.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2012

We were very impressed with our dinner and the room and the service. Their young chef has a very glorious future, and we enjoyed navigating the menu. The wine stewardess was also very helpfuland right on target. PLUME is a classy, relatively small space and reminded me of many graet dinners in France at 3 star properties.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2012

Great place to celebrate an anniversary or promotion. You WILL be pampered!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2012

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Both food and wine ranged from very good to outstanding. Particularly liked the soft shell crab. Really good flavor balance and very young soft shell. Altogether a lovely evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2012

We were there for our 28th wedding anniversary. The food,ambiance and service were great. We would recommend it to friends.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2012

Chef Chris Jakubiek brings great skill and delicacy to his creations. Wonderful find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 6, 2012

Very attentive staff, creative combinations of seasonal foods, lovely presentations, exhaustive wine list with at multiple price points and knowledgeable assistance. Old school ambiance, and aural environment. A perfect place for a special evening away from the "business" of DC. Wonderful cheese cart. Not for the faint of wallet. Nice touch: receiving a description of the wines you've ordered upon departure and in our situation a small bag of chocolates. An evening to remember and to relive in the future.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on June 1, 2012

Really great place. The foie gras is a must. The cheese tray is exceptionnal. We will no doubt return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2012

We celebrated our 20th anniversary at Plume--the second time we have dined there--and had a very good experience. Previously, we selected the tasting menu and had one of our best meals ever. This time we ordered off the three course "regular" menu--the food was very good but frankly not quite as good as the tasting menu. The portions were much bigger but there was a bit less finesse with the dishes--we thought the quality of the pork and monkfish we had was good but attainable at other local restaurants. The wine choices recommended for our selections were spot on--a white burgundy was excellent--and our cheese course was excellent. Our recommendation is that if you're going to Plume--invest in the tasting menu with the wine pairings.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2012

Food was fair and wine was ok but for the huge bill, it really want worth it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 23, 2012

Pluses first: The restaurant interior is very elegant and you can actually have a conversation without competing with other patrons. Service was quite good, with numerous staff members inquiring if we needed anything and if our order was correct. Very extensive wine list.

Negatives: Food was just average. Nothing we ordered really made us say "Wow". We spent almost $400.00 on dinner for two, but have had many meals at half that price which were more memorable. Overall, given the cost, we left somewhat disappointed in our dining experience at Plume.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 15, 2012

We celebrated our anniversary at this beautiful restaurant. They made it very memorable,
one of our best meals ever!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 11, 2012

A pleasant staff! Lighting in back to dim to see menus. Staff a little to quick to fill water and wine glass. We had little time to enjoy our meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2012

A fabulous dinning experience. Food, wine and service all perfect We were very impressed with the amount of effort made by the staff to recommend other locations to us as international visitors.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2012

We always choose the Tasting Menu and have never been disappointed. Plume's staff has been there year after year, when we return, everything from the beginning to the end of the evening was perfect, including the seating choice, just right. The food, the size of the portions and the timing between courses, just right.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 28, 2012

A wonderful experience - thank you

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 (London)·Dined on April 20, 2012

The most amazing restaunt experience of the year. Outstanding service (even called us a cab without us asking). The wine list was incredible, and the crab risotto was to die for. We stopped our conversation to savor the first few bites. Very romantic atmosphere, and would return in an instant. Highly reccommend!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2012

Loved the entire experience. And I adored the staff from top to bottom.
Truly elegant and delightful. We will return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2012

Although expensive, the service was outstanding, the sommelier was extremely knowledgeable, and the food was incredible. Great experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2012

Took my significant other for our 10 year anniversary. This is the second time I've been to Plume and - - while pricey - is worth every penny. The food it outstanding, the ambience is outstanding, the service is outstanding. We did the pairing menu. This is the place to go for a special occasion, for a romantic dinner, and when you want to be treated like a true customer.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 10, 2012

Outstanding. Been to Paris for 10 year anniversary, this was as good as the best restaurant there.

Love this place. The Ritz of restaurants in DC. Whoa.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2012

My wife and I had such a wonderful time last Saturday evening.

Everything was incredible for her significant birthday and our 32nd anniversary - I do not know where to start, as I would
exclude some important aspect. Literally from the person parking our
car, to the hostess, waiters SOMMELIER-WOW, WAITERs-BRAVO, bus boys, and
CHEF!!! & FOOD and WINE - absolutely top notch.

It was a great evening and Plume is our favorite place to go. Thanks so
much for making a great evening even more memorable............ again!!!!!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 6, 2012

Plume went beyond the standard service. I proposed to my fiancé and it could have been more perfect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 5, 2012

Everything totally amazing. If it's a special night and you want privacy, book one of the alcoves and you'll feel like you're having a private dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 3, 2012

I took clients for a business meal -- not realizing that Plume offered a tasting menu and wine pairings. We all decided to try both -- and it made a business meal into a fabulous occasion -- my clients turned out to know their wines and were thrilled with the selections. Great choice for a special event.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Absolutely outstanding experience. We were given what I'm sure is the very best table in the restaurant (and I'm a nobody). The food and service were both extraordinary -- the best I've ever experienced in DC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2012

This was my first trip to Washington DC and I wanted to have a dinner that my wife and I could remember. The Plume at the Jefferson Hotel went beyond expectations. The hotel staff made us feel important and welcome from the beginnng and the restaurant staff pampered us throughout the evening. The ambiance was romantic, the service was impressive and the food was impeccable from beginning to end. I would recommend The Plume as the ultimate dining experience for a romantic dinner for two or a once in a lifetime special occasion.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2012

This was our first time to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were impressed by the attentive and friendly service. We liked the ambiance. Served the choice of bread few times when the server saw that our bread is gone! Keep up the spirit

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2012

Very impressive. This is a small restaurant with approx 8-10 tables spaced nicely apart so that you can have a quiet evening. I took my mom there for her birthday and we both had a good time. The service is outstanding (as other reviewers have said), not too intrusive but with enough attention. I ordered the local bass (wonderfully seasoned) and my mom, the filet. The dessert was divine (cotton candy coated profiteroles a must). The pre-fix menu was $85 but well worth the value. The ambience is dark, the fireplace (although the weather on friday evening was very warm) a nice touch, and the decor reminisent of 1700's elegance.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 17, 2012

We had the wine pairings dinner-food was fabulous, wines were well matched and delicious. Service was incredible, attentive and professional but never hovering or intrusive. Very expensive but an exquisite experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 14, 2012

Very romantic try to get a table for two by the for place.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 9, 2012

It made an amazing night that much more special...

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2012

This was out first time back to Plume in too long and the 1st time since Chef Jakubiec was promoted. Nothing has suffered from the change in the kitchen. Foie gras tasting was to die for - beet ice cream was a big hit. They were having a wine dinner that night, so I ordered the venison from that menu. Cooked to the perfect temperature and was the tenderest venison I've had. The profiterole dessert was beautiful. 3 profiteroles with a blueberry sauce were tucked under a web of lemon cotton candy. I hate cotton candy, but I finished every last bit of this! The service and ambiance is superb, as it always has been. As usual Michael and Aileen made the perfect wine selection and even snuck out a few tastes of the wine from the wine dnr

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2012

Outstanding dining experience in all respects.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2012

I took my husband and friends for a very special birthday and was disappointed with the uneven service and disrespect of some of the members of our party.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2012

9/10 FOOD ,6/10 SERVICE POORLY ORGANISED , WINE WAITER KNOWLEGABLE,SPILT MY DRINK DIDN'T CHANGE CLOTH

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