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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!

7134 Main Street
Clifton, VA 20124
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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.

Cross Street:
Clifton Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 266-1623

Website:
http://www.trummersonmain.com/

Parking Details:
The largest parking lot in all of Historic Clifton, there is always ample parking for our diners.

Executive Chef:
Jon Cropf

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
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

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.6

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (47)
Special Occasion (47)
Fit for Foodies (42)
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Creative Cuisine (42)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Good for a Date (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Tasting Menu (28)
Notable Wine List (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Local Ingredients (23)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Bar Seating (14)
Seasonal (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Cozy (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food is excellent and the service wonderful. Love the out of the way country location and ambience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I would drive all the way over here just for their signature cocktail. The food and wine is top quality, but the service made us feel completely at home.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very reasonably priced and the food was great. First time actually eating there and would definitely go back.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The Mercy of the Chef was a fantastic experience. It is something we will be doing again. Seven courses with appetizers and a truly wonderful waiter. The occasional train passing by was a great experience as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dining options were fantastic - as was the service!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Celebrated early Thanksgiving with family. Service was impeccable! The truffle pasta finished tableside and the seafood were amazing! Try the baked Alaska.... very delicious and fun!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I went for Sunday brunch. This place had a lot of potential, but their food is a little "try-hard" for me. Their cocktails are interesting, but some of them don't really make sense to me. For the area, it's pretty cool, but I don't think I'd go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food and service. The cocktails are out of this world! Highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

An excellent venue where the host always makes us feel comfortable, and the food is delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Decent fare but SLOW kitchen. Food was under cooked.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Menu is very limited and prices are high.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I loved the drinks - they were special, delicious and unique. The food was also very tasty. The dining room was practically empty though when we went on Thursday night around 7 pm which made it less fun.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The staff was superb and the menu very interesting. This is one of our Virginia favorites.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always love eating at Trummer's. The Chef is great! The cornbread was delicious. I had the Scallops - yummy. My husband had the Chard (he thought the portion was really small for the price). All in all great birthday dinner. Thanks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very disappointed. Service was less than average, food average, room incredibly hot and fries were not.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Here for our anniversary tonight. I mentioned this in my notes in Open Table reservation but no one ever said anything to us at Trummer’s. Maybe I’m expecting too much. The restaurant is very nice. Service was tremendous. Food was excellent. They accidentally gave us a strange dessert we did not order, then brought out the correct one. Wine list is impressive. Overall a “good” experience but there are some others around that we have been to before that we prefer. This won’t be a regular spot of ours, but we will come back for a non-special occasion. This is an expensive restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wow! I have a number of food allergies and the accommodations were excellent. The food snd service were amazing!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cannot say enough about the service. We were running late for an event following dinner and informed our waiter and our dinner was out in less than 15 minutes!
In addition the food was excellent as it always is at Trummers!
Will definitely be back for what can only be another meal and experience that is sure to be second to none!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! Delicious! The chef and pastry chefs are absolutely amazing! Staff service was excellent as well! Five star!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The lobster and grits were out of this world. Definitely on the short list of restaurants that we will regularly go to.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Simply outstanding service and a delicious menu. We highly recommend Trummer's on Main.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We won a gift certificate from my children's school fundraiser. It was a little bit of a drive for us, but well worth it! The food was delicious, the cocktails were creative, and the service was top notch. The dining room is elegant and made for a great date night. An excellent special occasion location, whether it's something romantic or a get-together with friends. We didn't hang out at the bar, but it seemed a popular location as we walked through. We definitely plan on visiting again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Trummer's for Brunch. Vibrant and airy atmosphere. Service was pleasant, hospitable, yet confused and sketchy. Eggs Benedict hollandaise lacked thickness and richness. Bacon was excellent. Salmon omlette cooked just right but for 24 DOLLARS? Come on! Seemed most of the staff were inexperienced, but they were trying and will get better. Pastry basket was excellent. Very good coffee too.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic experience and world class cuisine. Hands down the best restaurant in the area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was amazing. Chefs 7 course, home run.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Trummers On Main has been our regular special occasion restaurant for the past five years. We're always so impressed with their seasonal menus. We're never disappointed when we splurge on the tasting menu. We can't wait to celebrate our next special event at Trummers!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We got married here in October 2014 and have been back for anniversary dinners in 2016 and 2017. Always a good time with excellent drinks, creative food, nice people. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had an excellent experience at Trummer's. The food was fantastic; always tasty and creative. It is well worth the money for a special occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was great and so was the experience. Reservation was right on time and the bar was very good with exceptional

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was nearly 1 hour in coming and when it did arrive, one was cold and the other meal was incorrect. Sent it back to fix and get a second incorrect dish. Finally ended up leaving without having eaten after being there for an hour. Won't come back.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We did the tasting menu. Food that was supposed to be warm/hot was room temperature. The plate was hot, yet the food was not. Some dishes were bland and some were overly salty. Perhaps our expectations were too high, but with so many other great reviews, we expected it to be great. Unfortunately, it was mediocre at best. It also took a over 3 hours from the first to the last course of a seven course meal. It was the slowest paced tasting menu my friends and I have ever had. Doubtful whether I would go back and try something other than the tasting menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very slow service tonight. We were there for almost 4 hours.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Trummer's is delightful. The food is amazing, and the staff are always in a fun mood. Our favorite is going to Trummer's for our special events and have their "mercy of the chef" multi-course tasting. We love it!

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