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About Trummer's on Main
Trummer's on Main is where New York City meets Historical Charm. Owners Stefan and Victoria Trummer bring their extensive restaurant experience and passion to small town Clifton to offer a unique dining experience. Our chef, Jon Cropf, helms from Charleston, South Carolina and brings fine dining, artistic cuisine with a slight nod to the south. We offer a variety of dining options including bar snacks and casual food in the bar, a la carte dining in the dining room or the Chef's Grand Tasting Menu. The desserts are not to be overlooked as Meagan Tighe has been perfecting her tempting desserts in top kitchens in New York City and Charleston, South Carolina.
Trummer’s On Main is engulfed in history that dates back to the 1800’s and brings an edge to the historical area. Each floor has something special to offer for the eyes as well as the palate. Come see for yourself why we continue to receive rave reviews from both critics and guests alike!
Clifton, VA 20124
Hours of Operation:
Brunch:Sunday: 11am - 2pm - Serving a $32 Prix Fixe Menu
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5pm-8pm - Serving a $42 Family Style Dinner
Lunch: Saturdays Only: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Bar opens at 4:30pm Tuesday - Friday, 12pm Saturday and 11am Sunday.
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The largest parking lot in all of Historic Clifton, there is always ample parking for our diners.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We offer monthly wine tastings, wine dinners, happy hours, cocktail tastings and a variety of other specials. Sign up for our mailing list at www.trummersonmain.com to be in the loop on upcoming happenings!
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Trummer's on Main Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful food, wonderful service. Expensive. We asked for a quiet table, and ours was reasonably so. However, doubtless due to heating response to freezing weather, our table was not just warm, it was hot, though the staff did its best to cool the room down. My single complaint: the chairs. They're uncomfortable. Some are wobbly, but all provide no back support as they cause one to lean back slightly.
Received a gift certificate as a wedding gift. Clifton is a bit of a hike but was pleasantly surprised by the elegant dining, good food, and very attentive service and hospitality of the restaurant staff and ownership. This combination is hard to find these days. I will patronize Trummer again and recommend it to all.
Excellent Dining experience . The tables would have looked better with table Cloths instead of placemats. Although the waiter delivered one incorrect entrée, they fixed it immediately. This might be my new favorite restaurant. The food was excellent and thePortions ample. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience.
I went to Trummer’s as part of my 21st birthday celebration. We arrived a bit earlier than they started seating for dinner and ended up grabbing a drink at the bar. I got their signature drink, The Titanic. It was absolutely delightful with the taste of elderflower really peaking through. During dinner, the staff was very attentive and the food was wonderfully prepared - we got the truffle fries, truffle paste, and unbirthday cake. Would definitely come back!
My husband and I went here for the first time last night for their 2017 NYE celebration. It was an Alice in Wonderland themed 7 course dinner that we had been looking forward to for weeks. Unfortunately the evening was quite a disappointment. Our dinner was a $170/pp not including beverages, which is fine, but for the price we had expected a much more “fine dining” experience. Our waiter was pleasant, however the food runners who served each course were less than stellar. At one point the person who was explaining our dish, stopped abruptly and said “wow, you guys are like, staring at me!” Well, since she was explaining what we were about to eat, yes we were! The plating was inconsistent in presentation, with our dishes being vastly different in portion size, along with missing elements on either my plate or his on more than one course. As far as the food itself, very lack luster for the price. One of the courses was a lobster/monkfish concoction that my husband and I both considered inedible. An impressive feat for all the wrong reasons! At the end of the evening we felt underwhelmed and gauged! Maybe some day we’ll give it another try, but there’s certainly no rush to make those plans.
We have dined at Trummers before and have been very pleased, however last night was disappointing. For the amount of money we spent we expected better service. We had a wine paring with the meal in which 4 of 7 courses were not in sync. After the 2nd course the intervals between the 3rd to 6th course were long, lasting over 30 minutes. Then they shoved the last two courses back to back on us since it was after midnight! We attribute this to the waiter who MIA and obviously had to have a cigarette break during our meal as we could smell it on his breath. During his absence suddenly other waiters appeared (late) to pour our wine and serving us. We completed one course by the time the waiter (not our own) came with the wine . No to sound snobbish, but we do not spend this kind of money eating out on a regular occasion, and wanted to treat my 80 year old mother to a special occasion for new years. If we are paying an addition $85 on top for wine pairing of an already overpriced $170 for the meal we expect the pairing to be synced, and the intervals not an hour long between courses. We were there for over 4 hours! one couple who was seated 30 minutes after us departed 45 minutes before us eating the same meal. great concept poor execution. Last time we will patronize Trummers.
This is the 3rd time we have eaten here and I have loved my first two experiences. We were here on NYE and everything was wonderful except for the food. It was beyond terrible. We thought we would treat our out of town guests to a nice place and left feeling embarrassed. What the chef did to a lobster dish was downright criminal and should be locked up for it. I wish I could describe it, but it was really beyond description. We were ask several times about dietary restrictions, so when we said we would not eat the foie gras(mainly because we don't like liver), I was a little surprised that we were given two plates of cheese with nothing to accompany it. The cheese was fine, but for $170/person, they could have done better. At least give me a cracker. Several of the other dishes were equally as bad, but not all. Alas, all was not lost. We did appreciate the theme of the evening and all the staff in costume. Our waiter was great too! The cocktail menu, however, was disappointing . If you don't like gin, and I don't, then you were out of luck with the special cocktails. Just some advice if the owners are reading. If you have a special cocktail menu, 6 of the 7 drinks don't need to be gin, especially if the 7th has mushrooms in it. Alice didn't drink gin in my version of the book. That me being said, I don't think we will ever eat here again. Very sad affair for us.
We went for the 5:00 P.M. "Alice in Wonderland" themed New Years Eve dinner. The staff really got into the theme, complete with masks and costumes. The decorations and menu also reflected the same theme.
Everything about the evening was wonderful. The staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive without being overly so.
The 3 course, fixed price menu offered excellent choices for each course. We had a hard time choosing because each option sounded delicious! And they were. There wasn't one miss or "so-so" course. The beautiful plating of each dish was only exceeded by the taste!
My husband and I enjoyed our date night at Trummer's on Main. We arrived a little early and had a Scotch flight, and tried their signature drink, which was fantastic. For appetizers we had the oysters, truffle fries, and duck. All were fantastic, just a little too much food before the main course which was scallops for both of us! Ambiance was comfortable and clean. Service was perfect. We will definitely return.
The food was phenomenal and the service impeccable. A tad on the northeast side but certainly not insufferable. Excellent venue for a special occasion he dates and anniversary or just a special night out.
The scotch selection was excellent. The steak was cooked to Perfection with the finest Quality Meats. Side trays and accoutrements were all top notch. Above all the service of this location stands out.
Highly recommend you will not regret it.
Have been looking forward to dining at Trummer's for quite some time. Had heard good things
Very disappointed!! We had a 7:00 reservation, sat promptly, 25 minutes to get drinks!
Food presented well, but that's it! Smoked Salmon terrine like cat food, WORST Shrimp & Grits ever eaten, other dishes (duck, scallops, OK but salty) Waiter apologized for Everything! Sorry Maam can I take your plate, Sorry Sir, Your drink is coming, very annoying!
We had Sunday brunch and both the eggs Benedict and the shrimp and grits were very good. The service was off though. They kept taking away our coffee mugs and we kept asking them to leave the mugs so that we could have coffee after our meal. Then, when we were ready for coffee we couldn't get anyone to serve us any. And the cream for the milk was curdling. Pretty place for a drive into the country, with decent food, but the service has to be notches better to make it worth the drive.
Trummer's was hopping with a big party in the atrium. We were seated in a smaller dining room down the hall. Nice ambience with the fireplace on. Things were quiet 'til another large party came in....and made a racket. Our anniversary dinner was not acknowledged by the restaurant (even when the owner stopped by to say hello). We'd also celebrated the weekend before at Fish (in the MGM Grand). They sent over 2 flutes of champagne. A nice surprise. What every diner did receive was a half filled cup of overly sweet warm cider garnished with fresh sage. I was enjoying my perfectly prepared Titanic cocktail so I gave my cider to my hubby. My appetizer was presented under a gleaming silver dome. A bit formal for a Delicata stuffed squash! It was a creative dish but needed less spaghetti squash filling & incorporated goat cheese & red jam (?). The pepitas provided a nice crunch. Barry's charcuterie was good but the cheese to meat ratio was way off. And he had to ask for more grainy mustard. He's watching carbs so it was nice to have cucumber slices instead of crackers or bread. We'd already cheated with their fantastic cornbread served with butter & jam. My entrée was 2 quail stuffed with enough bread stuffing to feed the entire dining room. I think it swelled up inside the birds. They need to consider stuffing them with the excellent Geebie Boy heirloom grits. And the quail needed to be crisp....too rubbery to cut through the skin. Barry's 20 oz. Porterhouse was awesome! The only criticism would be the flurry of small Romaine leaves on top. They were filled with some sort of cream but not appealing. I enjoyed a glass of Gruner Vetliner & we both had Cappuccino instead of dessert.
I live 10 minutes from Trummer's for over 22 years. Been there many times as a couple & in large groups. Usually great food & ambiance. This last visit was terrible. Staff was courteous as always. Out of four of us, three ordered the scallops (big mistake). Scallops were large but cooked/flat grilled/baked with a terrible seasoning/sauce that the whole dish tasted ugly.....with a aftertaste (of fuel?). Placed on a mountain of quinoa that would serve 3-4 people instead of one. Two of us did not eat the scallops.
We decided to indulge in desert & ordered the chocolate cake for 4-6 with the flambe'd topping (baked Alaska style). Tiny cake with chewy marshmallow topping......not the Trummer's we've come to expect. We cut the cake ourselves moving it around the table. Chocolate crumbs were never cleaned up. We decided not to stay for after-dinner drinks or wine.....dinner was over.
The manager did come by & offer a percentage off one dinner when we explained the scallops were not edible.
We loved the tasting dinner. Each dish was exciting, delicious, wonderfully presented, and an experience. The cocktails were very unusual and exceptionally flavored. On a Tuesday evening, the dining experience was relaxed and quiet. The server was attentive and very knowledgeable about each dish. It was a lovely experience and an appropriate value.
Longtime lover of Trummers. We did he Santa lunch and for the price, I was disappointed. The food on the buffet seemed like it had been there for some time. There were no cups for the yogurt and the spoon to serve the yogurt was tiny requiring 20 scoops to fill a plate (since there were no cups or bows).
I feel like for $42 it should have included one drink or at the very least the small baggies filled with two marshmallows, a piece of chocolate and a graham cracker. Don’t charge me $4 additional bucks for the S’mores “kit” served in a baggie. It felt cheap and Trummers is better than that.
I will say, the food was great, but that’s what I expect when I go to Trummers and I don’t mind paying for it, but this was overpriced for an “experience” that left lacked the sophistication I’ve come to expect from one of my absolute favorite restaurants.
Love Trummers, but their Santa brunch was pretty disappointing. Wasn’t a wide range of food. Friend chicken, while excellent in taste, appeared as giant pieces in the buffet, discouraging consumption. Food was also moved fairly quickly to prepare for dinner service.
The service was somewhat slower than normal. Our reservation was at 7:30; we were seated promptly, however, we were not served dinner until about 45 minutes later. I’ll blame it in a special event being held in part or the restaurant that evening. Despite the wait, we’ll be back!
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