Trummer's Restaurant

4.6
4147 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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  • 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 4147 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BKNOVA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service as always!! Trummer’s is one of our favorite restaurants and has been for years.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to Trummer’s and it was exceptional again. The staff was very attentive and helpful. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was laid back and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner last night to celebrate my birthday. The Restaurant was beautiful, airy but also cozy, and easy to find with good parking. The Food and drinks were fabulous with yummy but healthy options. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely come back for the next special occasion.

LK
vipLKFReston
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pew Father’s Day and a birthday celebration. Everything was wonderful. The AC was a little cold and blowing right on my husband. But the food was delicious. Service was top notch.

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ScottS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here before so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. Excellent food and service!

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Foodie13907
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We are at Trummer’s to celebrate our anniversary. The staff already knew it was our anniversary from our reservation and went out of their way to make it special. The food was outstanding, as was the wine. We sat outside and my only complaint was that the traffic noise from the road below was a little too loud. Next time we’ll sit indoors! Overall it was an outstanding dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Father’s Day and took our three kids as well. Service was fantastic as always and the staff was very accommodating with our kids. Husband was thrilled that we were able to dine at his favorite restaurant as a family!

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Cosome
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The beet salad was fresh, flavorful, and beautifully presented. For me, it was the star of the night. All of their produce, in fact, was prepared impeccably. They clearly know how to source fresh ingredients.

My husband had a scallop dish that has smoky and sweet flavors - it was good and the scallops were large and cooked by someone who knew what they were doing.

The house made cavatelli looked promising on the menu but was disappointing. The moisture of the peas and the crunch of the breadcrumbs did not work well at all. I think this beautiful little restaurant would be well served to take this off the menu.

You might also want to skip dessert - again, the produce here (strawberries) was excellent! But the cheesecake they adorned was taken out of a freezer and then torched to heat it up. I definitely still ate it because we split a bottle of wine and I needed to keep eating. But I’d skip it next time and maybe just order any fruit they have on hand instead! Have I mentioned the produce was great?

The petite blonde food runner was the most impressive member of the team. Her experience shined and she was a delight to speak to.

I hope this little gem of a restaurant comes back even stronger in the coming months.

Remember to tip well, now more than ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Wonderful service.

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Dana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating was wonderful. Cocktails were unique and interesting. Enjoyed the food.

MP
vipMatthewP
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly, the food is good enough to make your toes curl. No joke. It's not cheap food because its great food, prepared well, and presented fantastically. We split a meal and both were full (yes I'm not a twig, I'm from Texas and an eater).

The cornbread at first scared me because I had never seen dark cornbread - but once I put it inside me the party was on like Donkey Kong.

Love it.

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James
London
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Trummer's numerous times, especially when one or more of my daughters is in town. The experience is always superb. Few restaurants in Northern Virginia or DC can even come close for quality, and the staff is always upbeat and welcoming. And if you have never tried the Saturday brunch, treat yourself!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and the service was impeccable.

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flashdines
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took more time to receive our entres than is usually the case...we figured that it was probably due to a lack of staff...

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Beth
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the ambience was even better!

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best! Always perfect food. Such a great way to learn about combining flavors that go so well together. Strawberries, sweet red peppers, feta and vinegar??? The strawberry gazpacho is to die for.

With COVID restrictions mostly lifted (please wear masks if not vaccinated, courteously wear them inside while waiting to be seated), nice to eat with real forks and knives and glasses. This is true for anywhere but Trummer's is special and it is wonderful to have an exceptional dining experience again.

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vipstevef
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We shared a beet salad which was good. I had a Spanish omelette which was really a quiche and was luke warm and semi hard because of the sliced potatoes. I should have sent it back but I didn’t. My wife had the poached eggs with gravy and it was more spicy than tasty. We shared a milk chocolate tart which was really like a log of chocolate. Overall disappointing for a restaurant that I’ve found in the past to be innovative.

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I started with the Titanic. I wish I could have had more than 1! I had the chicken. Everything on my plate was delicious. My friend started with the gazpacho which she said was one of the best she’s ever had. Her main course was the risotto. She all but licked her plate! We both look forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food with quite a bit of variety. Informed and attentive server. Beautiful ambiance. Loved the outdoor seating. The historical building is stunning with so much (free) parking. This was our first restaurant dining experience since the pandemic, and we were celebrating our 15 year anniversary. It was the perfect place to be since being home for a year and half with our kids. Kids are welcome, however, and I was glad to see a changing table in the (women’s) restroom. Overall, a fantastic and relaxing experience for us. I can’t wait to be back!

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William
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambiance was amazing, a beautiful property and nice setting. The meal and service quality does not match the price. Scallops and Farro were wonderful once I got to the cherry agrodolce. However, the temperature and texture balance was off. Whipped Lardo lacked flavor and the focaccia texture was almost stale. Service was slow with a very long wait in between appetizer and meal, which lead me to wonder if my farro was cold on purpose or because I waited so long. The Main Street cocktail was pretty, a little too sweet for my taste, but an interesting refreshing drink with a strong cinnamon flavor.

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vipKelseyrt
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little town, great food, great service!

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CoCi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at a restaurant in over a year. We decided our first visit to a restaurant once we were fully vaccinated would be Trummers. We got an outdoor table just to be extra safe. It was amazing, as always. The Titanic was just as good as I remembered. Attentive staff, delicious food. We did notice that there weren’t any little extra freebies like bread or chocolates with the check like there used to be - but we assume COVID probably hit their profits hard, so very understandable. Hopefully they will bounce back this year and then maybe those extras will too. We’ll do our best to help out - I’m always planning to return with friends. There are new drinks I didn’t get to try :)

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StephanieG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was our waiter and he was absolutely wonderful! Very sweet and attentive. Thank you for such a wonderful experience again! The only thing we would suggest is to bring back the habanero pain and pleasure drink :) otherwise everything is perfect and delicious.

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were so nice to accommodate us outside. Our server had great recommendations and was personable. The food was great but the strawberry gazpacho was top notch. Short ribs were tender and delicious. The sauce on the pork was really flavorful but the pork itself was not particularly tender. Overall a wonderful dining experience.

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GaryO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The newly remodeled dining area was spacious with nice detail and plenty of outdoor seating. The staff was conscientious and professional our waiter being from Austria as are the owners. The food was remarkable. This was our second visit celebrating our Anniversary which they remembered and gave us complimentary drinks and desert. The cost is reasonable so we are going to make it our favorite go to restaurant.

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ErinH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fair prices. Really enjoyed the outdoor dining experience here.

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FrederickI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

For the price I would rank it average! Our food arrived exactly 42 minutes after we ordered!!! The Rock Fish was good but the Sautéed vegetables side order was not chewable!!! While waiting at the bar downstairs for our table to be ready, the high table was a Rocking table and very unstable! You would think during this slow months it would be fixed! My wife loves this place but, she even noticed something is off this time (no bread and butter)! The baby spearguns starter was a Meh at best! The Cappuccino and desert was really good. Our meal cost near $215 for two ( including one beer and a glass of wine and tips) and For that price we can find better experience elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. Not a cheap night but when you walk out, you have had an amazing evening and over the top meal. We sat at the bar... watching the bartenders was added plus

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vipWilson
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside. Very pleasant. The ambiance was fine. Tables spaced nicely. The service was attentive and friendly. The meal was very good and more than plentiful.

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MDAlton
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New chef, very thoughtful, and fantastic small menu. Still great wine list.

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Imperturbably
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

It took over one hour after ordering for the food to arrive. (1 hour and 7 minutes to be exact)
The reason given was "We have a party upstairs"
It could have been mentioned when we arrived that there would be a delay in which case we would have ordered a bottle of wine instead of just a glass.

The food was very good.

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Bekki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time dining in-person since the start of the pandemic! We opted for outdoor dining and the patio space was lovely, very cozy and laid back, and the tables were well spaced so it still felt intimate. The service was as good as ever, our server was incredibly friendly and helpful. And the food was as good as I remember, having not dined there since they overhauled the restaurant. I tried the rotisserie chicken and it was fantastic, perfect for a warm summer evening.

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CMol
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was disappointed with our 1st experience at Trummers. The menu was limited, the ambiance at the dining area assigned to us was lackluster, the entrees were not exceptional. I expected more.

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Nicki
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Beautiful restaurant but post-pandemic staffing problems made the food and service very slow.

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DunnLoringDiner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and Trummer’s provided extraordinary service as usual. Complimentary champagne provided. Lovely spacious table area. Delicious food - loved the short ribs. Even my 7 year old daughter felt special. Such a gem of a restaurant — we love Trummer’s and will continue to visit for a great night out!

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DonF
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, helpful staff and really good food. Our waitress was excellent, with some spot-on recommendations. Kudos for all the staff using masks and the policy asking patrons to use mask except at their table.

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RENJr
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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MeganD
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary. They made us feel so special. The food was amazing as always and service was outstanding.

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gastronomygirl
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was fine but not outstanding. With so many choices in this area, the quality of the food would have to improve before I would be willing to recommend this restaurant

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wegimental
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trummer's is our high end "go to" place. The little town of Clifton is also very charming.

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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 4147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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