Trummer's Restaurant

4.7
4104 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 - Thu 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 - Thu 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 4104 people are saying
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KarlaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

If you are looking for great ambience and great food, Trummers is your spot!

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vipdecomom
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. You can't go wrong whether you sit in the enormous light filled main room, on the covered deck, or in the cozy parts of the original building. Delicious and inventive menu. It's expensive, but worth it. The servers were professional, except we had to wait long periods of time when the server seemed to have disappeared. I guess he had parties in another room. Took us about 3 hours to complete the 3-course meal, but it was Mother's Day, a special occasion so we didn't mind. This is definitely one of my favorite special occasion restaurants, and I almost forgot to mention the drive once you get within a few miles of the restaurant is scenic and feels like your out in the country, yet just a short hop from Fairfax!

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Suzanne
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was excellent. Not so much for the service.

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BillG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for our table. Went to bar to get drinks. Hostess was upset that we ordered bar drinks and gave our table to another couple. We were put in a small table in a corner even though I requested the other section. Waitress took too long to take our order. Took 25 minutes for the appetizer. Waitress took another 20 minutes to take our order and ask if we wanted drink refills. Did ask us how we wanted our steak cooked. I had to keep looking for her for service. Another waitress came and we ended up having 2 servers who were not communicating with each other. My wife and I both had stomach issues that lasted 2 days. We will never return and have told numerous people NOT to dine at this restaurant. Not even worth a 1 star rating.

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jamiesonb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Trummer's. This was our first date post vaccine and we were excited about going to Trummer's. The specialty cocktails were a great start to the night, the Ramp Toast and greens were great as starters, and the strip loin and risotto were both outstanding entrees. We finished our evening with the milk chocolate cinnamon dessert and cappuccinos. We ate on the deck and even though it had been raining, it was a very pleasant experience and the space heaters helped us stay comfortable. We can't wait to go back!

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vipPuzzlemaster
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and really delicious food

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jfkburke
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely superb, and original. Outdoor patio is really nice. Love the quiet out of the way location, adds to the fun ambience.

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vipChristine
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Our experience was nothing like we had read in the reviews. At an 8 o'clock seating we were told they sold out of short rib an hour ago (weird kitchen planning for a Saturday), the very item we were looking forward to. The replacement option of steak was disappointing; way over salted served on sickly sweet polenta with sweet onions and wet ramp. My pork loin was undercooked, tough, served again with wet and diluted veggies which a blanket of brown and musty color making the dish very unappetizing.
Appetizers were commendable but the fois gras served refrigerator cold and a very simple (but fresh) asparagus dish for $15.
Service by Marko was fantastic.
Interior resembles a community food kitchen or the lobby of a Courtyard Marriott where the breakfast buffet is served.

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John
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great cocktails, great service, food was fair and not worth the price.

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vipBethsBelly
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I frequent Trummers often, so most likely you have seen my other reviews. As always, 5 stars across the board! To start, quaint location in Clifton. So much nicer than our suburban strip mall scene we are accustomed to. The restaurant is really beautiful, the host staff is extremely welcoming, the servers are cordial, knowledgeable and charismatic, and the food is unique and delicious. They use only the freshest ingredients, so there is always a great variety. The bartender, Mike is a true mixologist, creating amazing well balanced and unique cocktails. If you haven’t taken my advice with the last 20 reviews I’ve written, take it now! Book your reservation (they fill up quickly) and give this place a try. You won’t be disappointed!

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JessicaR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trummer's has become our go-to restaurant for a high-end meal. We have literally never been disappointed. The service is excellent. The food is INCREDIBLE. The menu is relatively short and changes with the seasons, which means that the food is fresh and perfectly prepared. We discovered Trummer's during covid, and we so happy to find such a good restaurant with a large outdoor dining space. They even have heaters. The food isn't cheap, but it's not the place to go for a burger. Worth every penny.

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trudyb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday! Everything was outstanding. We can’t wait to go back!

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vipCPVA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I've had a couple of good experiences at Trummer's in the past few years, but I was disappointed this time. The service was slow - it took over 20 minutes for us to get our first drink order, and things never really picked up. We ordered the house made focaccia and foie gras as appetizers; the focaccia was dense and doughy (really a brick of focaccia, which was bizarre), and the foie gras had a nice texture but no flavor. The entrees (a rabbit pappardelle and a cauliflower/mushroom dish) were both fine but were over-seasoned - the rabbit in particular was super salty. We didn't risk dessert!

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5Cents
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again the Trummer's team put together an amazing experience. Trout roe on asparagus gave a softly salty burst in the tongue against a light lemony sauce gribiche. Papardelle had perfect tooth against the rabbit and morrells. Tempura soft shelled crab was one of the best I've ever eaten, perfectly and lightweight crispy. I fear I'll never like any other preparation again! Slow roasted sunchokes were very novel, the right density against mixed greens which were perfectly cooked, not surprisingly. Save room for dessert, as they're just as much a delight on the tongue as starters and mains. Put in early for the blueberry strudel, so you're guaranteed not to be left out of some amazing berry against slightly sweet tart goat ingredients and texture. The milk chocolate tart was the perfect blend of cinnamon and espresso caramel, with none too dominant over the other. Looking forward to trying the sorbets of satsuma coconut and yuzu-cherry in honor of cherry blossom season; we brought pints home! Service was smooth and attentive, with Justin and Manuel keeping eagle eyes on all the tables, happy to oblige any request. We were hugely impressed, again, and will definitely be back soon!

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vipPeterF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, imaginative menu. Generous portions. Great service. Eye-opening Austrian wines. Host and hostess attentive and determined to get it right. A great experience.

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MicheleR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The limited menu makes it hard to look ahead at order options. Very disappointed in the Foie Gras started.

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vipJuliaP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall nice place, food was hit or miss. Titanic drink was fresh and presented beautifully. Dinner entrees were good but dessert didn’t live up to the expectation, Pavlova dessert bared very little resemblance to original version

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JaredR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall experience was great from start to finish. From the ambiance to the complimentary glass of sparkling wine and tasting (our anniversary). Both bartender and server were great and knowledgeable. Only detractor would be the portion size but overall this would/will not keep us from returning. Thank you to the staff and owners for a wonderful experience for our anniversary.

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

Amazing service and food

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vipDenise
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The menu changed a lot and the food was not enjoyable

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vipPeterH
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meals and amazing service!!

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YogaFan
Richmond
74 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a spectacular meal. There were four of us who had dinner at Trummers. We enjoyed the Anson Mills blue cornbread and the pea soup as starters. Both were fantastic. The pea soup was savory and topped with a potato roti. Then we had the Autumn Olive pork loin, the spare ribs and the scallops. Each dish was flavorful and beautifully plated. The wine selection was very good and the cocktail menu offered interesting and fun cocktails.

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RebeccaY
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved patio seating. Had cocktail, wine, starters thru dessert and everything was first rate. Chef comes up with wonderful things like spring radish salad and pork with Korean fusion touch. Plus great classics like short rib with polenta. This was special occasion for us and great choise! Train during commute time weekday eve is little loud on patio but doesn't last long.

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WILLIAMB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

OVERPRICED
The $68 pre-fixed 3 course menu left so much to desire.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was ok, but $68 was overpriced for what the meal was.

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vipDKLee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining is fantastic. We were fortunate enough to grab a table for Easter brunch.

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vipSavannah12
Savannah
68 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed Easter dinner. Interesting very well prepared food.

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MarthaA
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch was phenomenal! Can’t wait to return, we love Trummer’s

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vipAlyssaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. We are frequent Trummer’s customers and are never disappointed. Absolutely the best around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Corn bread was burned and Black on the bottom. Generally it lacked any flavor at all. The black cod was well prepared and very good. Service was minimal even though the place was only 1/2 empty. No som visited the table even though we ordered a 275 dollar bottle of wine. The waiter spilled the wine on the table at one point. Overall the experience was disappointing. It will be some time if we ever go back. We have eaten here often for years prior to COVID.

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vipJessicaM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've been to in the near-Centreville area. Delicious, creative menu. Wonderful cocktails, which are not easy to find in this area! Friendly and effective staff. Classy, sunlit interior. Bonus - their menu changes a bit every few weeks so it'll never get boring. Will definitely be visiting here frequently.

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vipChelseaZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always great! This time we took our kids with us, not expecting a kids menu. Well great news Trummers added one! Our server was attentive, patient, and had solid recommendations!

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vipMarina
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with good food and service. Wish the menu was bigger.

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vipLM87
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner! I highly recommend the titanic drink. Its refreshing and delicious. We had the cheese plate and truffle fries to start which was just enough for two people. The salads were outstanding and our main dishes were cooked to perfection. The short rib was full of flavor.

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TinaG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner as always. It was our first time eating in the patio and it was perfect. Loved the grilled octopus appetizer and the celery root soup was divine. Our group was very happy and full!

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jsmeek
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only did we find a babysitter, not only did we pick to eat outside on a brisk night, not only was this our 2nd dinner out together over the past year, we ended up picking the most perfect place! There was plenty of outdoor seating available at our 545 reservation and even when we left. The outdoor heaters only cover a handful of those tables and our was one of them and they worked great! Marko was a wonderful waiter, knew the history of the restaurant, and attended to us the right amount of times. The cocktails and wine were wonderful! The vegetable pot pie (which we both got) was incredible. I always try to avoid ordering meals that I’m typically drawn to (meat/fish) and I was so glad I did. We also got the sunchokes (which was a first for us) and they were also incredibly delicious. We will undoubtedly be returning here soon (and hopefully more frequent than twice a year).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 15 year anniversary! Great time at Trummers.

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vipBeckyC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and exceptional food! Trummer's never disappoints!

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KateG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were excellent. We were not impressed with the menu. I suppose it's limited due still to Covid (though most restaurants in the area have pretty much gone back to normal fare) but there were only 5 appetizer and 6 entree choices. The appetizer was not very good. The entrees were ok. We'll give it one more try when they go back to a full menu, but I get the impression they try to be a little too fancy (rather than just gourmet) and the food ends up being less than tasty.

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