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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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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