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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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
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Good for a Date (10)
Romantic (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Authentic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Ambiance and service were impeccable. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Sommelier was very helpful in a selection. We have eaten everywhere, and this was a special experience. They deserve their Michelin star.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time dining at the Plume. When I made the reservation I didn't see that they had just earned their first Michelin star. Now, we have dined at a restaurant that has three Michelin stars & I must say that I have no idea why Plume only has one. We did the tasting menu with the classic wine pairing. The food was exquisite. The duck brought tears to my eyes. The bison was just phenomenal. The wines paired with each dish were perfect. Our server & wine server were excellent & personable. We have now found our special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The decor was as expected for a classic hotel but we were very comfortable and treated like royalty by everyone from beginning to end. The food was delicious and the wine recommendations were perfect. Very accommodating.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary on New Years Eve with the special price fixed menu. Everything was delicious and the service superb. It is very hard to justify the price, though. Early seating dinner for two with two drinks each and tip was a little more than $600. The only meal we have eaten that was more expensive was at the Inn at Little Washington, and it wasn’t much more expensive than Plume. The price will probably keep us from returning.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were guests of the hotel and have dined at Plume 4 other times. This experience was much different. Because of where we were seated, it was a constant flow of people going through the door to the bathroom and the wait staff running in and out of the kitchen with their large trays of food ...that was our view, those were our sounds. We had the same waiter as we had a year ago and our experience with him was the same...disappointing.
The food was, as it has always been, amazing. They could do a better job at blocking off the area to the kitchen as no diner should have to spend what should be a special evening , wishing to experience Plume the way it’s meant to be, wishing they were seated somewhere else.
Very sad for us. No one seemed to think there was any sense of urgency to make our evening one to remember

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The worst experience ever. Even though I had a reservation was seated 45 minutes late. Got seated at the worst table in restaurant by the food service corridor. Later in the meal the waiter placed a knife in the table. It stuck the table because it had food in the back side of the knife. After I got home I noticed my velvet jacket was covered in food on the back because I was seated with my back to the food service area the bus boys and food service were spilling food all over it. This place is the worst. Don’t waste your money

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We spent Christmas Eve at Plume and was absolutely wonderful! Ambiance is great and the service was perfect. The menu was delicious as well the wine selection and cocktails selection. An evening to remember! And come back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent food and service, multi-course tasting with wine pairings was excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were looking forward to Plume since last year it was so nice. This year it was awful. My worst dinner experience of the year. Service was terrible. The water server spilled water all over the table as he would hold the bottle from the bottom of the bottle. He would reach over people to pour water. Just terrible. Our waiter seemed to not know what was in each dish and he also spilled wine on me.

We got the Vegetarian menu. It was inedible. We came home and ate a sandwich afterwards.

We were so disappointed since we had a wonderful experience in the past. I really felt ripped off.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Made Reservations for my wife's birthday. Ambience was great, service impeccable. Food was paired very nicely with the wine.

This would be a special occasion venue since it is a bit pricey. Overall, 5 stars on everything and 4 stars on value only because of the price point.

Highly Recommended!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

An excellent meal in a wonderfully quiet setting.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Service was a little slow at times and a little too loud. There was a laege table of about 12 in the small dining room that probably contributed, but food was excellent and otherwise service very good. It was a birthday celebration. We had a good time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My wife’s birthday. Staff made our experience special. Our waiter Paul was outstanding.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had an amazing meal at this very special restaurant!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We could not have been more disappointed with our Thanksgiving experience at Plume. My boyfriend and I were unable to be with our families during the holiday and were excited to knock this all-American restaurant off our DC bucket list. Unfortunately, half of the food we were served was inedible (lime green "flan", soft brown "gnocchi", dry block of "stuffing", burnt potato "cake"), and the other half was just ok.

We wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt since they might not have had their normal staff onsite due to the holiday, so I sent them an email the next day to let them know about our experience. Two weeks later, no one has replied. If you cannot maintain your quality standards on a holiday, you should not be open. If you cannot take the time to respond to customer's feedback, you should not call yourself "upscale fine dining." After spending $200+ per person on what should have been a special evening, we will not be eating at or recommending Plume to friends again.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The hotel restaurant and management were made aware management of significant dietary restrictions includinding allergies in our party of four many weeks in advance. There were no apparent adjustments that were made; the choices were quite limited and several of the meal’s portions were quite small. The prices were very much in excess of the food offered, not a good value for this Thanksgiving meal. The meal was so lacking in substance that it became necessary to purchase additional food later in the evening to compensate for the lack of attention to customer service and needs.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came for the prix fixe Thanksgiving menu and weren't impressed. The restaurant setting is gorgeous and the staff friendly and attentive. As a Michelin star restaurant, and for the price ($108/person), we were expecting a certain level of creativity and found the menu to be quite simple and just "good." Nothing exceptional.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My favourite part of the meal (other than the company) was how pleasant the setting was. It was as if we were enjoying our meal in a beautifully decorated conservatory. With regards to my culinary experience, the oxtail consommé is a personal recommendation, while the bergamot soufflé was a little too sweet for my tastebuds.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

ALWAYS an outstanding experience at The Jefferson. Probably our favorite spot in DC.

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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.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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