Trummer's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Trummer's Restaurant recently underwent a 10 year renovation and relaunch in Historic Clifton. This is where New York City meets Historical Charm. Owners Stefan and Victoria Trummer bring their extensive New York City 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 an entire new menu focused around the French Rotisserie. 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!
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Titanic Tuesdays - $8 Titanics all night long!

Experience our most popular signature cocktail, the Titanic, for only $8 on Tuesday nights in the bar, lounge and dining room. The cocktail is normally $15 so come try it on Tuesdays!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 19, 2019

Ends: January 20, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:30PM-9:30PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Let's Go Crazy and Party Like it's 2019! Join us for a Prince themed New Year's Eve this year! Chef is preparing a 4-course dinner with a choice of options for each course for $115/person. After your dinner enjoy the bar and lounge with a DJ playing Prince's Music all night long!

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SD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience, from the food to service to atmosphere. Perfect for families and little kids. Bonus seeing the friendly Santa. Would love to come back with my wife for date night.

BP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was for a birthday.

Everything was great. We contemplated going given the poor references however were pleasantly surprised.

BC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Trummer's! We had a reservation for four on a Saturday, but needed to increase to six. We called the restaurant as soon as they opened on the day of the reservation and they graciously accommodated our request with a minimal shift in our arrival time. The food was delicious and the staff was attentive. We count Trummer's as a local dining favorite!

VF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We got there early for our reservation time but our table wasn’t ready. Few things irritate my husband more than getting there early, having people who come in after us seated before us, and then being seated 10 minutes after our reservation time. Food presentation was pretty. Servers were nice. Noise volume was a little loud on the third floor.

AH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve wanted to go out to eat for years on Thanksgiving. When I saw Trummer’s Thanksgiving Dinner menu I knew it would be perfect for our family. Our daughter loved the Geechie Boy Mills Cornbread and I loved the Gem Lettuce Salad. The Prime Rib, Pappardelle Pasta and Turkey were favorites. The Sixty South Salmon portion was oddly small, approximately 8oz, for family style and seemed as if it should have been an appetizer instead of an entree course. Brioche Stuffing, sweet potato mousse, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce were the darlings of the side dishes. Rotisserie potatoes were lack luster. The Pumpkin Cheesecake made me a believer in cheesecake again, light and airy! We enjoyed a delicious bottle of JK Carriere Pinot Nior. The service as usual, was a perfect balance of professional and approachable.

WI
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and the food was excellent. A little more than we like to spend, but with boxes we took home, we got two meals out of the deal! I would definitely go again.

CB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband went to Trummer's for Thanksgiving dinner. We each started off with their signature cocktail, The Titanic, which we both enjoyed. You can watch them make it on YouTube but it's basically muddled green grapes, house-made grape vodka, topped with house-made elderberry infused syrup. Next comes the house-made champagne sorbet that floats like the fabled iceberg and then is finished with a bit of Cava and a whole green grape. Very nice drink. Not too sweet, for those who hate cloying drinks, but not too powerful

The Thanksgiving menu started with a salad, followed by your choice of two entrees for the table (we had the roast turkey and the prime rib with veal jus) as well as all of the traditional sides (green bean casserole, whipped sweet potatoes with pomegranate, and brioche stuffing). Very tasty although not quite traditional enough to satisfy my Turkey Day nostalgia. That's the only downside to eating out for Thanksgiving. No matter how delicious the recipe away from home, there's always a certain amount of disappointment because it doesn't match the dish you treasure from your family dinners. That is the only reason why I'm giving the food 4 stars instead of 5. But the dinner, as a whole, was simply lovely. My husband and I look forward to going back for a meal from their regular menu.

SD
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and left you wanting more. Service Friendly and on point. Cocktails creative. Sad I missed the main dining room space but a reason to return.

R
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner at Trummer”s in Clifton was very, very good! We live just up the road in Centreville and both of us wondered why we have not gone to Trummer’s more often. Everything was fantastic and friendly. We will recommend Trummer’s to our friends and family and will return next Thanksgiving.

B
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting the restaurant. As someone who requires handicap accessibility it was perfect. No problems there. We were there for Thanksgiving and everything was impeccable from the service to the food. They have a very welcoming staff to greet you as soon as you enter. There is no question that we would return again for dinner or, as I now understand it, their new brunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Can’t wait to return. Thank you Trummer’s for a wonderful time and the best food in the DMV. My guests were so impressed.

H
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Thanksgiving at Trummers was SO nice! The new menu is delicious... every dish was clean and tasty and seasoned just right! Our service was terrific and allowed us to spend time with our family and just chat and catch up. Nicole picked a fabulous wine for us!! Love Trummers and their hospitality! 🦃🦃

CD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful place. a little noisy in the new addition but the old part is wonderful. service-fabulous and the food wonderful.

TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

They were clearly having a bad night. Drinks took 20 minutes, dinner took almost 40, and one entree was cold. Not what you expect from a place like Trummers.

G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good but not memorable.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is simple, unfussy, and inventive, but most of all, delicious.

TC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday dinner for my sister and me, hosted by our mother. Dinner was delightful and the staff was very helpful to my mother.
We’ll definitely return!

k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I had a lovely time with my friends but both items I got the soup and the halibut or tepid and I thought the food was just OK. The wait staff was good but not great I do like the dining room not so fond of the bar area it is too lIght.

DD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was really tasty. Especially loved the option of ordering wines by the half glass - helped us to try a few different wines. This is the first time we visited after the renovations - the space looks great.

ML
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

If you're already in Clifton then it would be a pleasant enough experience. I for one don't like being asked "is it a date night" as my wife and were being shown to our table. Plus, don't tell me a nearby two top is reserved if in fact it's not. Food is fine - service has a ways to go. We may show up again to try the bar area, but while nice, it isn't worth the effort. Again, if folks are in the area, it's good enough - just don't consider it a destination type restaurant.

KM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Staff was enthusiastic. Had great suggestions and made it a truly memorable experience.

YC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience! From the fantastic waiter (Patrick) to delicious food, we couldn't have had a better experience! Every single plate was delicious and the drinks were solid. Definitely one of the best dining experiences we've had in Northern VA!

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food selection was great. Service was outstanding. Waitstaff was very attentive. We commented on the blue cornbread and the pastry chef came out to talk, then we were taken to the kitchen. Great experience.

VM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Trummer’s before and I love it even more! The renovation is beautiful with a softer color palette throughout the restaurant and the food is amazing. The rotisserie is such a great addition, the chicken and prime rib were delicious! Everything from the pretzel rolls to french onion soup to the pumpkin cheesecake was amazing. I can’t wait to come back!

SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall ok experience. The food was good, but not as good as the hype. The service was subpar and that was the most disappointing aspect of the meal. For the price and the hype, we expected more.

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, loved the “s’mores” dessert. The place is beautiful. Thanks.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food great, but.... 30 minutes to get our drinks. Finished our dinner and intended to order desert, but our waiter didn’t come for 20 more minutes, so we passed. Good food but service certainly leaves something to be desired.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday - our first visit since the renovation - miss the tasting menu, but food was great. Our server, Patrick, was top notch! Coming back for pre-Christmas dinner!

LL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fabulous - we’ve never had even an average dish and this trip was no exception. I wish they’d bring back the tasting menu but our appetizers (oysters and escargot), entrees (pork schnitzel and fish) and desserts (especially the s’mores) were outstanding. The sommelier recommended a fabulous wine that I will definitely buy again - ask for her advice to try something new from the extensive wine menu.

AD
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The new decor is not much different than it was before, except for the very unattractive mural on the stairwell wall. The service was delightful, friendly yet professional. The food is just fair...it's not bad but it's certainly not great. We tried a variety of dishes and none of them wowed us. I am puzzled why this place gets accolades from restaurant reviewers, and it certainly doesn't live up to the hype. There are far better places to dine, both in this price range and higher. Sorry Trummer's, I wanted to love you and the new menu, but I can't.

L
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were eager to try the re-vamped Trummer's and see how it compared. They still have an outstanding wine list and the same (excellent) sommelier. Signature cocktails continue to be interesting and worth the experience. We were not thrilled with the menu or the food prep. Very limited gluten free non-meat items. Brussel sprouts and Shishito peppers were greasy. Some things to work on......

WW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb service and food. The wine list is extensive, and the Sommelier is very helpful. However, the offerings are a bit pricey. This is a nice special occasion restaurant. I highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

A little underwhelming. First time going after the reopening and rebranding. Not a great ambiance service was mediocre at best. With these prices it felt a little cheap having to pay for bread which you get at most lesser expensive restaurants. I already miss the old Trummers 😔
I’m hoping the bar remains the same.

HK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here celebrating a new job opportunity which means relocation to another state. The food, service , and ambience was fantastic as always. This is why Trummer’s has always been a “go to”. I took my parents here a year ago and they still talk about how incredible our experience was. Thanks you Trummer’s for many memorable occasions with family and dear friends. We’ll miss you and we’ll miss Virginia.

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, interesting food and helpful but not overbearing service. Will definitely be back!

AJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Anniversary this year at Trummers. We had a private table with exceptional service. The entire menu from drinks, meals, desserts was on point. We enjoyed tasting Pinots from their partnership with Walt Wines in CA. The service was excellent, the Sommelier came and explained the wine tasting, our server gave us space to linger between courses but was attentive, and we were treated to a special dessert bite. We are already looking forward to coming back and recommending to our friends.

LM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was my first time dining at Trummers although I had been wanting to dine there for quite awhile.
Service was good. One small error when the runner bought someone else’s meal to our table.
Love the ambience. The dining room is light and airy. Tables are far enough apart that you are not on top of your neighbor. We were seated by the sliding glass door leading to the outdoor deck. Wouldn’t want that seat again because it was a chilly evening and we ended up with cold blasts everytime someone went in or out.
Food was excellent. My husband loved the pretzel roll, I thought it was overrated (because I wanted to try the cornbread😄). Husband’s prime rib was cooked to order and he enjoyed it. I had the duck meat and chorizo gumbo for a starter and it was one of the best up I have ever tasted. So creamy and smooth with plenty of meat. I also had the half spit roasted chicken which was excellent, including the sides of squash and cornbread stuffing. All beautifully prepared.
My husband thoroughly enjoyed the main street cocktail, even ordered a second one.
We ended the meal with the pumpkin cheesecake. Scrumptious! My husband rarely finishes a dessert but he was scraping the bowl.
It’s not an expensive meal but the food is well prepared, the portions are appropriate and the setting is great.
The owner was extremely nice and all of the staff was solicitous.

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Server & Somm friendly without excess attention. Tartar was delicious as was French onion soup. Wine list full of options and by the glass has something for everyone. My dining companion tried the Titanic cocktail and loved it. We’ll be back.

m
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Seems like the same Trummers. Not sure how they are casual. Or maybe it is the fact that we that have gone there in the past are still behaving as if it is the same. Did not notice too much of a great difference in the food. Food was good. Service was fine. But I still don't picture this as an "I don't feel like cooking tonight, lets go to Trummers." Could be just me...

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Appetizers were excellent. Main course for me was great. My wife’s steak was undercooked and delayed. They were very apologetic and took care of the problem immediately. Highly recommend going to this fine establishment..

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