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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

A Michelin starred Thanksgiving! Join us for a multi-course meal that includes a full vegetarian option on Nov 23rd. Seatings are from 11am - 7pm.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join the Michelin starred Plume for a Christmas Eve multi-course dining experience not to be missed prepared by our award winning culinary team. Seatings on Sunday, Dec 24thwill be available from 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Spend Christmas Day with family and friends at the Michelin starred Plume. We will be offering a multi-course meal in our dining room from 11am - 7pm on Monday, December 25th.

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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4.5

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4.6

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4.7

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4.1

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79% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Incredible staff, amazing cuisine, beautiful room. Nothing better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Exquisite service, delicious imaginative food in a sophisticated yet relaxing dining environment.
Very pleasurable evening meal. Will be back when my mother is next visiting!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The room is all marble with a vaulted ceiling. The noise reverberates off the walls. There is nothing to absorb the noise. It was impossiblen to have a conversation at the table. Otherwise, the food and service was excellent

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Plume was everything you’d expect from a 5 star restaurant! My husband and I, instead of buying gifts, go to a fine dining restaurant for our anniversary and try to go to a different one each year. We were absolutely blown away by Plume both in good quality and ambiance. It was incredibly romantic, and we felt like royalty for our entire 7 course tasting meal. The wind was superb and I had the most amazing chestnut potage!! Don’t skip over their vegetarian options - they stole the show!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at Plume. This time food was not up to par with past visits. Foie gras was llukewarm and Dover sole just ok.
Maybe kitchen too busy.
Excellent service as usual.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Elegant, historic setting with attentive and pampering staff. Prix fixe menu less desirable with limited choices and very pricey.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I'm disappointed to write this review because I wanted to enjoy Plume. We left upset disappointed, however. The ambiance was lovely and the Somm was great. The service and food, not so much. It all felt so very rushed. As soon as we ordered they brought out the first course. When that was done, the second came out seconds later. It was the speed I expect at a local diner not a fine restaurant. The dessert came out seconds after they cleared the main course. Our glasses were empty but we had not yet seen the wine list much less ordered a pairing. We looked around frantically for a server before our desserts melted.

Secondly, my date ordered the foie gras. While a beautiful presentation, It was cold, fell over when touched, and attempts to spread it on the brioche left mutilated bread in its wake. I asked the server if it was supposed to be cold. "No, it should be cool." "Well this is cold." "Oh, ok, it should be cold. It was in the fridge." He didn't seem to notice that it was mutilated and half eaten on my date's plate. She is always embarrassed to send food back so she said it was fine, but they clearly should have recognized that there was a problem and should have asked.

The one time I did not feel rushed was when we asked for the bill. We waiting about 5 or 10 minutes for it.

Lastly, we were there for her birthday. I specified that in the original request and again when they called the day prior to confirm the reservation. "Wonderful, we will do something special for her." Nope. Never mentioned it. No writing on the plate, no extra dessert, no complimentary glass of vino. Nada. When we left she asked me if I had told the restaurant...

I expected a lot from more a Michelin star.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Plume is the ultimate special occasion restaurant. All tables are large so you never need to move stuff around. High ceilings.

Price fix menu at $102 per person offered an appetizer, main course and desert. They also bring on some extra tasting samples through the meal.

Wine selection is vast and house wines if you are doing per glass were outstanding and, of course, you get to taste before the full pour.

Only ding, the restrooms are downstairs but there is an elevator.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Exceptional dining experience. Superb service. We celebrated a birthday and were all celebrated by the Plume. 5 stars!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall a good experience however staff and back of the house should be more coordinated as it relates to gluten free clients. Additionally, the experience was not awe inspiring. It just felt normal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

High quality with generous proportions. Super nice servers and lovely decor. Will definitely come back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Plume. The service and pacing were just right, and the food was creative and delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner but felt slightly rushed to finish the wine pairing between courses. It was a random Thursday night with a slightly empty dining room, so perhaps the serving staff was underutilized and overly eager. Overall, a very pleasant experience for two vegetarians celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Absolutely loved taking my wife to Plume. Our other reservation fell through and this was a superb find. Would highly recommend for anything from a date night to a special occasion. Well worth the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Professionally taken care of, gorgeous atmosphere and dining. Every dishes has its unique decoration and taste amazing!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had an unforgettable time celebrating our anniversary. One of the few restaurants that has sommelier.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great! Good food and lovely ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Incredibly underwhelming. We've been to multiple one-Michelin-star restaurants and this was very disappointing. We had the tasting menu, and it was not at all special. Certainly not worth the price. The best dish was the smoked beef, which was very good, but the dessert was shameful. A dry cake with cheap-tasting chocolate mousse.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

AMAZING. Attention to detail is impeccable. One of a kind experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The experience was wonderful. The staff went out of their way to make the night special. Salmon lamb and dessert were standouts. Couldn't have asked for better service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Comical service for restaurant charging this much

On the food - bread was microwaved, gougeres served were cold, all the dishes were bland and tasteless except the beef and the dessert

Wine list is massively marked up and wine staff do not really know the list - Avoid, especially given the cost

Very disappointed

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very amazing location with fine food and fine service

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 (London)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We celebrated our 10th anniversary at Plume and they made it such a memorable night. From the personalized menu and desserts and the great service by Christian.y husband is allergic to mushrooms and seafood, two very hard allergies to accommodate but they made it worked and everything tasted delicious.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

My husband and I both thought we were on one of those TV shows were people get pranked. The food and service did not match a typical Michelin star restaurant. Service took two and a half hours and the bread and dessert were the only highlights. I chose an oxtail soup as my appetizer which cooked at the table. However, the flame kept going out and the server couldn't tell when it was finished. He just asked if I thought it was done. It was gross. When were initially greeted the different tasting menus were not explained to us. The somm did not come by to help with our wine selection. My husband is a vegetarian and wasn't able to find many options on the menu. My salmon was cooked in beeswax. It was underwhelming at best. No sides came with it. This was definitely the worst Michelin star restaurant we have been to and we regret not reading the other reviews that mimic our experience before going. Go to the Dabney or Roses Luxury. Both are cheaper, better food, and service. We ended the night at the Quill which lovely and has a great pianist.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Excellent service. Outstanding food. Our first visit there. We met a British friend who said it was the best meal he had ever had!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We went to Plume to celebrate a special event together as a family. It was one of the most exceptional meals that I have ever experienced. The service was wonderful and the fresh flower arrangements were stunning. The cuisine itself was creative, exquisitely presented and perfectly portioned. For anyone who'd like to eat an excellent meal that transcends the traditional, Plume is for you.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The food and the service were excellent; the menu wording more than a little strange.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Service is amazing, food is interesting, but not exceptional. Wouldn't go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We went to plume for a special occasion. Our expectations were high as the restaurant was Michellin rated. The service and the ambiance was excellent. We did an 8 course tasting menu for dinner. Only two courses were sensational everything else was just ok. The presentation for the food was better than the actual taste. We did order oysters as well, which were suboptimal. The oysters looked like they were open way ahead of time and we're really dry. Would expect better oysters for a place of that caliber.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Great food, wonderful service, and a great environment. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Delicious, interesting food; Great service; Nice room in an interesting historic building. Skilled bartender and thoughtful wine list..... all ingredients for a special evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This is still one of the most stellar restaurants in Washington DC; maybe even the East Cost of the U.S ! An incredible atmosphere, server staff and food prepared to delight the pallet. A must for those looking for the ultimate romantic dining experience!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This is a fine-dining experience at it's best. We were welcomed, taken care of, and spoiled by the staff. The food was incredible, a wonder of creativity to put together so many different ingredients that work so well together!! We loved it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

A wonderful place to celebrate major life events. The food was great; the service flawless; and the ambiance is great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Thoroughly pampered from the warm and gracious greeting of the exterior doorman to the smiling welcome from the interior doorman to the hospitable greeting of the host (Edgar) to the patient and informative descriptions of the menu items from the table captain (Paul) to the waiter who was always meeting our needs to the excellent foods that ranged from vegetarian to seafood to hearty meat dishes and the most excellent everything chocolate dessert. Go. Be pampered and have the meal of a lifetime.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very good service and food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This meal was exquisite, the service impeccable and the atmosphere lovely. Will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Just awesome, they spoil you to death from the moment you enter to the very moment you walk out the door!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Tasting menu was an absolute gastronomic experience, compliments to the chef! The staff were attentive to our needs, and well versed with the menu options. Good ambiance for an intimate dining experience or special occasions. Will come back again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 17, 2017

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