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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.
Washington, DC 20036
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
M Street NW
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet for all Plume guests
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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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