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!

Support Trummer's Restaurant during COVID-19

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Titanic Tuesdays - $8 Titanics all night long!

Starting Jan 19, 2019·Tue 4:30PM-9:30PM

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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Girlsnight
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The service was excellent but the decor was sparse and plain. They should take advantage of their beautiful patio with some music and add some plants or flowers.

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Tarbush
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with their attention to detail for safety in this age of the Virus. Very comfortable and enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great food and service

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cm00
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for cocktails on the back patio and thoroughly enjoyed it! Service was exceptional and drinks were amazing.

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vipRetired2012
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our first dinner at a restaurant outside at Trummers. The service was excellent, as was the food. We ate on the front porch, so the noise from the traffic was louder than we expected.

It was a special occasion and in the time of COVID19, we felt that Trummers did an excellent job making it memorable.

Thank you so much!

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HeatherS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening celebrating my birthday - we loved it!

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ErikaG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! We’ve been twice and both times have been outstanding. The food is incredible, we loved it!

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KenG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, their food and ambiance were outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic dining experience at this restaurant. We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Wonderful food, excellent service, and the food was perfect.

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78funtimes82
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a first dinner out in four months. The ambiance, meal, and service was wonderful!

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Teacherdiner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was as well. They did an excellent job making us feel comfortable on our first experience out after COVID-19. We were very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner out for our anniversary! Pleasant atmosphere, beautiful drinks & food and wonderful service! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service!

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flashdines
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dined many time previously at Trummers, we have come to expect excellence in fine dining and were certainly not disappointed on June 16th...starting with the assistance we received in making a reservation, to the warm reception we received upon arriving, to the outstanding service and superb food, we had a first rate dining experience and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on our 52nd wedding anniversary!....Fred and Donna Lash, Springfield, VA

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ElihuC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The roasted potatoes are phenomenal — as is everything else! Can’t wait to go back and support this wonderful family-owned small business!!

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vipTangowood
Washington DC
149 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here's another reason why Trummer's is a five-star restaurant: Even when there's a problem, the response is amazing. Details: We'd gone in for the Thursday duck special, and apparently so had too many other people, because the ducks already on the rotisserie were all gone. The waiter advised it would be a good while before the next batch would be ready. Fine, no problem, we said, enjoying our conversation. But after an hour, we were beyond hungry and begged the host for something, anything, to eat. He said he'd send out some bread, their delicious cornbread, which we devoured. Then a side order of Brussels sprouts arrived -- also delicious, every last one. Then a side order of Trummer's superb French fries; again we ate them all. We told the waiter we'd better cancel our side order of carrots; "No problem," he said, "we'll put them in a bag to take home, but you won't have to pay for them." Finally the duck and roast potatoes arrived -- wonderful, as always. And that's all we were charged for, plus one of my two glasses of wine. Wow! It seemed, in this time of covid-19, a particularly relevant reinforcement of the restaurant's merit: Every place SAYS they're stepping up their sanitary practices; but with Trummer's you KNOW they will go the extra mile. Thank you, yet again.

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Carlos13
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, server Joshua was on point with everything and very helpful. The food & atmosphere was great!

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eileen
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Disappointed that early at the Sunday brunch service there were no oysters. On my list to order. Some of the options were ok but others not. Seem to put chicken into everything like the scrambled egg biscuits. We enjoyed the pork cutlet, the pastry selection, and the beef sandwich. But the spaetzle soup and chicken salad sandwich were just not good. The real reason to return is the beautiful garden room, just a gorgeous venue.

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vipJoja
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Negatives, The kitchen was struggling to keep up with demand, I had to inquire about our appetizer it took so long. It took 10-15 minutes for our waiter to stop by the first time. After that I just flagged him down when I needed him.
Positives: Food was good, prepared well. Presentation was well done. Waiter’s recommendations were very good.

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DustinG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This used to be such a nice restaurant, the quality of food (aside from dishes they carried over) was just not the same. It really is disappointing.

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PamInClifton
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

...And Trummers CONTINUES to get better and better! LOVED the frog legs. Loved the cornbread and truffle fries. Loved the Lobster Pot Pie. Loved the "Pig Pickin" and Apple Caramel Desserts. We'll be back soon!

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SusanS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! I loved the punch and the s’mores!

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James
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Trummer's many times. It is our go-to place for a special evening or brunch. The food is always superb, the service is always top drawer, and it is just a great place to relax for night out.

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vipToddL
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Great wine selection however the pours were less than generous. The prime rib was great however we needed a little additional seasoning and the waitstaff was a little absent after our food arrived. We love the location, ambiance and we generally enjoyed our meal however for the price we felt it should have been just a little "more". Bottom line we will revisit...

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Mark
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff were the stars of the evening. The overall atmosphere and decor of the building and the dining spaces are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place. The ambiance was wonderful. The service exceptional and the food heavenly. Their array of libations from the bar are superb. The Titanic is my wife’s favorite and they now carry Ottakringer Bier a wonderful taste of Vienna Austria. This is my go to place for date night with my wife. One feels so welcome and comfortable there. Stefan is the best host, Nicole knows the best wines to go with your meal and Justin our waiter was fantastic.

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MelissaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! We will absolutely be back.

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JoeK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I loved our meal...the atmosphere was very nice!!!

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vipMarina
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, as always. Customer appreciation is great as well, always. They remember you, and next time you are the very special guest. Drinks are great too. Can't wait till next time!

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vipTrevbow
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service and ambience. Well recommended.

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Trummers
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A party of four with different culinary requirements and the meal was fantastic. From the drinks to the dessert we all enjoyed it. A very enjoyable meal. We will be back.

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vipHilllg
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite place! The service is excellent. The food is superb... healthy, fresh, unique and surprising delicious. This is our go-to place and especially for a special event! Stefan and Victoria are wonderful hosts.

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PatM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

French onion was good with interesting flavors. Lamb entree serving size was a bit large and presentation was strange. Scallops were overpowered by the sauce on the risotto and the cabbage strips. Risotto was a bit overcooked. Could have been more al dente. We did not have dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, highly recommend!

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vipGreatforPrePostTheater
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed the new renovations at Trummer's and the new menu!

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HeidiJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trummer's always delivers!
We both enjoyed our meals, Roasted chicken and Prime Rib with 3 sides, Carrots, Beets and Brussel Sprouts, all prepared well and presented nicely!

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Scooter
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Menu was not American as advertised, i had to use my phone to figure it out. Everything was extra including $5 for bread and there no sides included with the entree. While this is common for prime steakhouses, this not a prime steakhouse. Spend ypur money elsewhere

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vipLarry
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with great food, Ample parking in a quaint old town.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch featuring their special Valentine menu. Cocktails amazing. Wait staff attentive and fun. Requested a quiet table for two and was seated at the best table in the room. Brunch followed by a lazy stroll thru Clifton - perfect afternoon.

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vipchibifoodie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here for years... and I mean yearssss. We have Mother's Day Brunch here every year for almost a decade, it's a must, and even with their new rebranding, this tradition will continue. I got married here in 2018 and it was the best decision, amazing food, people still talk about it.

Trummer's recently underwent a new rebranding from fancy dining to casual bistro complete with interior renovations but with the same amazing owners, inventive chef, and delightful pastry chef. The Mercy of the Chef tasting menu is gone but a menu with a bit more variety and more approachable prices was left in its place with a specialty towards things made with their French rotisserie. I can't rave enough about how much I love dining here and making sure to try something different each time we come. I honestly don't have any favorites because everything they make is always so enticing based on description alone that I don't stick to one menu item.

Valentines Weekend 2020 was our first time back in since the rebranding and everything is just as tasty as it's ever been, just the interior is way brighter and more modern while retaining some shabby chic feels. Beautiful! Perfect lighting and neutral background that will make Trummer's an even more desirable wedding venue. Our favorite dish of the fixed menu was the braised pork belly that melted in your mouth but the skin crunched with a force like bones were breaking, caramelized over the rotisserie to perfection, it was deep and flavorful and juicy. Soooo darn good! Then the Salmon was light and flakey with a lovely crisp citrus due to the grape fruit which paired perfectly with the lentils in a light lemony sauce; the complete opposite of the hearty, stick to your rib cage pork belly. The red velvet cake was our favorite of the desserts, the presentation itself was swoon worthy but then you put it in your mouth and it delicately explodes with individual flavors that meld together in harmony.

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Trummer's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 266-1623.

Trummer's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3850 OpenTable diners.

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