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Trummer's Restaurant, Clifton, VA

Trummer's Restaurant

4.6
4.6
4140 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Trummer’s Restaurant 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bistro, Austrian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 266-1623

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Perron

  • Private party facilities

    Select any of our 4 stunning dining rooms for your special event! At Trummer's, we're specialists at making your event easy to plan, worry free, and distinctly yours. Our planner, chef, sommelier, and mixologist all provide guidance, based on your vision of the event.

  • Private party contact

    Victoria Trummer: (877) 809-7195

  • Neighborhood

    Clifton

  • Cross street

    Clifton Road

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Titanic Tuesdays - $8 all day!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Our most famous cocktail is discounted to $8 all night on Tuesdays only! Stop in for dinner and pair it to our refreshing vodka cocktail topped with our own champagne sorbet!
  • Weekday Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM,Fri - 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    How does $5 wine, $7 appetizers and $8 Signature Cocktails on the patio sound? Join us Tuesday - Fridays for Happy Hour from 4:30pm - 6pm. We serve Happy Hour in the lounge, on the patio and in the dining room! Please note the regular dinner menu is not available until 5pm.

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • House Made Anson Mills Abruzzi Rye Pumpernickel$6.00

    whipped coffee butter

    • Koginut Squash Soup$11.00

      barrel-aged feta, cardamom-spiced popped sorghum, brown butter hazelnut oil

      • Rendezvous Farm Baby Lettuces$11.00

        shaved fennel & radish, focaccia croutons, midnight moon, lemon vinaigrette

        • Delicata Squash Tartine$14.00

          house made ciabatta, pipe dreams goat cheese, pumpkin seed dukkah, pickled red onion, wasabi arugula

          • Autumn Olive Whipped Lardo$13.00

            pork fat brioche, pickled jalapeños & swiss chard

            • Pekin Duck Carpaccio$16.00

              foie gras mousse, huckleberry, hirosaki turnips, fennel pollen, scarlett frill greens

              • Toyusu Market Wild Hamachi

                togarashi, wild-foraged persimmon, matsutake mushroom, fresh yuzu

                • MP

              Entrées

              • Grilled Wreckfish$34.00

                harissa spiced broth, french lentils, jimmy nardello peppers, japanese cauliflower, tetsukabuto squash, garlic bread crumbs

                • Autumn Olive Braised Pork Belly$31.00

                  fingerling sweet potatoes, yuzu kosho, negi scallion, tokyo bekana cabbage, spiced chicharrones, fig gochujang

                  • Korean BBQ Braised Short Ribs$34.00

                    polenta di riso, baby bok choy, pickled kohlrabi, kimchi puree, benne seeds

                    • Seared Sea Scallops$34.00

                      kyoto carrots, cipollini onion, watermelon radish, sweet & sour red cabbage, red wine-pomegranate jus

                      • Rotisserie Whiffle Tree Farm Chicken Breast$27.00

                        charred eggplant puree, anson mills farro, fennel, braised kale, lemon-caper vinaigrette

                        • Anson Mills Vialone Nano Risotto$26.00

                          black trumpet mushroom ragu, black truffle butter, parmigiano reggiano, alba hazelnuts

                          Sides

                          • Braised Farm Greens$7.00

                            garlic, red chili flake

                            • Crispy Fingerling Potatoes$9.00

                              duck fat, chives, smoked sea salt

                              Last updated: February 2, 2022

                              What 4,140 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                              4.6
                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.6Food
                              • 4.7Service
                              • 4.7Ambience
                              • 4.3Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                                pgreenbe

                                Washington DC

                                8 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined 1 day ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                As always the food was superb, the service level is off the charts, and Stephan remains incredibly gracious. Everything about it was great. My friend absolutely thought it was spectacular.

                              2. GM

                                GregM

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 1 day ago

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                Excellent restaurant with a wonderful, contemporary decor and exemplary service. I made my reservation on-line and simply checked "anniversary" as the special occasion. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted with many "happy anniversaries" which continued throughout the excellent service. Complimentary champagne and other items, which were special touches. Food was not outstanding, but still very good, and the service was superb. My only wish is that they had a more diverse menu.

                              3. R

                                Russ

                                Washington DC

                                55 reviews

                                vip
                                2.0

                                55 reviews

                                Dined 4 days ago

                                overall2food2service5ambience2

                                Salmon tartare on deep fried chips were terrible. Duck confit was dried out. Suspected it was deep fried not pan sautéed. Waiter was very good. We were sitting in an area off the main floor in front of a storage area.

                              4. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 5 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Has been a favorite for years

                              5. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 5 days ago

                                overall2food2service3ambience4

                                Underwhelming experience at Trummers. For the amount we paid, the quality and flavors of the dishes fell far below our expectations. Very pricey entrees that did not deliver the value we expected. Really disappointed in the desserts, with chocolate cheesecake that had an overly dense texture, and a pound cake that was incredibly dry. Unfortunately, the descriptions of the meals were far more interesting than the meals themselves. Ambiance was nice though…

                              6. TL

                                ToddL

                                Washington DC

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined 5 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent food and service as usual. Highly recommend as always.

                              7. DJ

                                DJCQ

                                Washington DC

                                11 reviews

                                5.0

                                11 reviews

                                Dined 7 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great opportunity for fine dining in Clifton! Highly recommended!

                              8. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Seattle

                                7 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                overall5food5service2ambience5

                                Great food and presentation. Amazing location and dining room. Service was slow and glasses went empty a bit too frequently considering the small number of diners. Would still go back given the food!

                              9. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Austin

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great ambiance and service. Not someone who orders seafood but had the tuna steak based on service recommendation. It was pretty dang good! I'd definitely go back (look forward to it) and recommend the Titanic cocktail (dangerous).

                              10. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We went here for my birthday and it was our first time eating at Trummer’s. The entire experience was great and I loved the quiet ambience in the upstairs dining area. Food was also amazing. Can’t wait to come back when I’m not pregnant for happy hour!

                              11. LS

                                LuanneS

                                Wilmington

                                8 reviews

                                4.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                Food was very good and the happy hour prices and wine were a fantastic bargain. Service was good but a bit haphazard. I felt bad that our waiter seemed to be the only one serving but he had a few helpers. Will definitely go back. Food was very good and the combinations were interesting and delicious.

                              12. LF

                                LovesFood

                                Washington DC

                                5 reviews

                                2.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall2food1service5ambience5

                                Once our favorite restaurant in the DC area - no longer. Service: fantastic. What a great wait staff! Ambiance: good. we love the restaurant and bar - kinda quirky and fun. Food: it's just not that good. we didn't enjoy our meal. this was the prix fixe menu for Mother's Day and we tried a little bit of everything. We did agree that the short ribs were good; otherwise the meal was not up to the price (or what we had once expected of drummer's). I think Trummer's might be on borrowed time - living on a legacy established long ago. Clifton is adorable, but it isn't worth the drive for Trummer's.

                              13. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing as always! Never disappoints!

                              14. R

                                Rlchi

                                Washington DC

                                31 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                31 reviews

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Never get tired of the hospitality at Trummers. The staff is warm and engaging. The food is outstanding. Their cocktails menus is creative. Everything is great so no worries in trying something new.

                              15. G

                                Gayle

                                Washington DC

                                2 reviews

                                4.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Trummers always offers an experience to look forward to. The wait staff was exceptional, and listened to our every need. The chef was accommodating to a member of our party who was a vegetarian, and made sure he had options for every course. The short rib was melt in your mouth tender, and the chocolate cheesecake was decadent, with a few tangy orange bites to cut through the richness. The pound cake was actually too much, with two delicious, large pieces in one serving. The only complaint was the noise level was a little high with families and children in a small space. Great wine list too!

                              16. o

                                olena

                                Miami

                                32 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                32 reviews

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing food!! Always something new:)

                              17. LR

                                LauraR

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had a lovely experience at Trummer’s! The space is beautiful and open and has a great ambiance. Food and drinks were amazing. The bone marrow with bread and jam was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. Service was great. Perfect for an anniversary or birthday celebration!

                              18. SL

                                ScottL

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Trummer's has consistently excellent food and service. It's a relaxed, lovely atmosphere to dine in. A great restaurant gem to find in this area of Fairfax.

                              19. g

                                gmb711

                                Washington DC

                                4 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This was a fantastic all around experience. The food was clearly made with thoughtful planning and care, with the freshest ingredients. Wonderful, welcoming service and delicious food without trying too hard.

                              20. V

                                Vino4me

                                Washington DC

                                14 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                14 reviews

                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Good neighborhood gem. Exceptional waiter service and great mixologist in the bar. Happy, elegant comfortable setting

                              21. SS

                                SarahS

                                Wilmington

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                Overall very nice but for the price I would expect a little more flavor from the food and a little larger menu choice

                              22. C

                                Chichi

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Everything about my first time eating at Trummers was good from the service and ambiance to the food. I particularly liked the mashed Jerusalem Artichoke and the chicken was deliciously crispy and moist.

                              23. JZ

                                JosephZ

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                First time, food was excellent, very nice setting.

                              24. LW

                                LaurieW

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Nice touches including champagne and a little sweet at the end of the meal. Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary with friendly and attentive staff.

                              25. CT

                                ClareT

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Trummers is a lovely restaurant with wonderful staff who are helpful, knowledgeable and just downright nice. Their food is exceptional and not your run of the mill. It’s a great dining experience.

                              26. T

                                Timbo311m

                                Washington DC

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wife and I came here for our anniversary dinner. Hey amazing to appetizers two outstanding entrées and dessert. Our service was timely and professional overall a pleasant experience.

                              27. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                My husband and I frequent Trummer’s 6-8 times per year. Sometimes it’s for a special occasion, sometimes just an impromptu break in the week. But since they’ve become a Bistro, it doesn’t feel as special anymore. The staff is always amazing, but the food has become a bit more common, less unique. We will probably start venturing out to find our new special place. 😞💔

                              28. m

                                marysl88

                                Washington DC

                                30 reviews

                                5.0

                                30 reviews

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                With so many disappointing dining experiences lately (we understand why, of course) it was a particular pleasure to dine at Trummer's last night. All of the dishes we excellent (oh my goodness, the asparagus salad!!!) and the service was excellent! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

                              29. PG

                                PattyG

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                Excellent food made to order—hot and delicious! You could tell nothing was prepared in advance so there was a slight wait but WELL worth it!

                              30. p

                                paulineg

                                Washington DC

                                25 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                25 reviews

                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                One word AMAZING!

                              31. JH

                                JeffH

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                The menu midweek is fairly short, but also exceptional quality. there is something for everyone. The wine list is outstanding, and our waiter (Joe) was great fun. His top-quality descriptions of the food and knowledge of the menu was excellent. Too many of the things we chose for our party of 5 were beyond comparison, if not sublime. I love Trummer's, am blessed it's close by and last nights dinner (Apr 2022) confirmed why we keep coming back. Thanks to the Chef, owner, bar tender and staff. Top notch!

                              32. L

                                Lulu

                                Washington DC

                                6 reviews

                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great service, food and ambiance. Asked for a last-min request to print my parents' names on the menu, and it was delivered! They were so grateful. Portions are on the smaller side and spreads do not come with the vessel (bread).

                              33. RC

                                RonCuf

                                Washington DC

                                22 reviews

                                5.0

                                22 reviews

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent Easter Dinner Menu and service. Every item cane out well prepared and enjoyed the 1st class service.

                              34. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall1food1service2ambience2

                                Went for Easter fixed priced dinner. Ordered the deviled egg smoked salmon appetizer , received beef tartar with salted beets instead. Next the lamb course which ended up being more of a stewed lamb chickpea dish . Tasted good , not what I expected . Finally the dessert was supposed to be a lavender scented pavlova with lemon curd and fresh berries . Instead got a hard chunk of merengue , no lemon curd, or lavender, or a pavlova of any shape or form , berries scattered on plate . The most disappointing Easter meal I’ve ever had . In fact one if the worst meals period . Will not be returning!!

                              35. d

                                daved

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall2food3service1ambience3

                                We had a 2 pm reservation - seated on-time. However, the delivery of food (3 course fixed price) was incredibly slow. By the time our check arrived, it was 4:30pm. Waiter was cordial, but clearly something was wrong in the long delays in receiving appetizer, entree and finally dessert. Realize it was Easter dinner, but Trummer's should have had better organization and service. Food was very good, but the extremely long waits between courses negatively impacted the whole meal. Will be cancelling future reservation as a result of this episode.

                              36. SK

                                SangK

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service3ambience4

                                My family had a great Easter brunch. The restaurant seemed to be fully booked, and thus, our server was very busy. The food serving was also somewhat delayed. My family was starving, and my complaint started to grow in my mind. However, every bad feeling disappeared after I tasted the food. So delicious. I can say that it was an awesome dish. Hope to visit again, probably in a not busy time.

                              37. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                We hadn’t been since they changed the theme from Trummers on Main to Trummer’s American Bistro. The food quality and service (wine knowledge by server was on point!) remain at a very high level. However, I feel like they should’ve kept the older high class vibe. It was definitely more airy, but felt like there was a general disconnect between the decor and the experience. It remains a high end spot. Only real criticism beyond decor was time to first plate. We ordered a wine flight (3x3oz pours) and had finished by the time the appetizer arrived almost 50 mins in.

                              38. JF

                                JennyF

                                Washington DC

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                The black forest cake was dry. The lard presentation for lardo could be better

                              39. M

                                Mike

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                overall2food4service2ambience3

                                The food, when we got it, was mostly really good. But we waited 45 min for appetizers, with little explanation. They offered us free bread, which didn't show up for another 20 minutes, AFTER the appetizers finally came. Then we waited even longer for the main course. I know stuff happens, but be more upfront about what's going on. Providing some bread while we wait is an "ok" response, not great, and was made even worse when we got that late, too. We just sat quietly and smiled and enjoyed the food when we finally got it, but we aren't tempted to go back.

                              40. RS

                                RitaS

                                Washington DC

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                In a beautiful conservatory setting, our excellent dinner was a feast for all our senses. Rare and flavorful, often super local ingredients enhance every item on the menu. My spouse loves all the meat and fish entrees, all featuring that extra chef touch. As a vegetarian I am always excited to see what new wonderful creations chef has in store, this time it was super yummy farro dish. Great polite kind service has always been our experience with Trummers’. Treat yourself to joy on a plate one night soon.

                              Safety precautions

                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                              • Physical distancing

                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                • Extra space between tables
                              • Protective equipment

                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                              • Screening

                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                              FAQs

                              You can order delivery directly from Trummer's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Trummer's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 266-1623.

                              Trummer's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 4140 OpenTable diners.

                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                              Booked 14 times today
                              Google Map for Trummer's Restaurant

                              7134 Main Street Clifton, VA 20124

                              Additional information

                              • Cross street

                                Clifton Road

                              • Neighborhood

                                Clifton

                              • Hours of operation

                                Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                Contemporary American, Bistro, Austrian

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Elegant

                              • Dress code

                                Smart Casual

                              • Parking details

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

                              • Payment options

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

                              • Executive chef

                                Daniel Perron

                              • Additional

                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                              • Phone number

                                (703) 266-1623

                              • Private party facilities

                                Select any of our 4 stunning dining rooms for your special event! At Trummer's, we're specialists at making your event easy to plan, worry free, and distinctly yours. Our planner, chef, sommelier, and mixologist all provide guidance, based on your vision of the event.

                              • Private party contact

                                Victoria Trummer: (877) 809-7195

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