Trummer's Restaurant

4.8
4160 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!

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4160 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
Ambience
4.5
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TomFin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. We will definitely be returning for special occasions and the occasional beer at the bar

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Foodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and wonderful food! Will definitely be back here

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MaryM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The entrees were delicious but the pumpernickel bread was stale and the focaccia with lardo was not good at all. The bread pudding was very good but the chocolate dessert was not a good chocolate dessert

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BillS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing Saturday brunch! Trisha as always, made us feel extra special. The food was delicious and timely. Looking forward to our next meal there!

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vipsheep
Saskatoon
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place for dining out. Amazing food and drinks and great staff that truly spoil you!

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vipRobinC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff were crisp and friendly. Food was very tasty. I had the bbq short rib because I never have the time to make them myself. The meat was glazed with an Asian based sauce over polenta. Sad the polenta had been over cooked to where it lost all its character and resembled baby food. But I made a sizable dent in my serving and still had plenty to share. So portions are generous. Lovely birthday surprise dessert and the giant bottle of port was fun to see poured. Overall a really satisfying dinner with family.

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SandraA
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful. Answered all our questions and recommendations where spot on. Wonderful place to go as a family or a romantic evening.

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ThomasR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, well presented, and outstanding service. Trummer’s provides a highly enjoyable dining experience

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Riirelis
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone is very attentive and made sure we received a quality service

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Ken6
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to celebrate New Years Eve and to ask my wife to renew our vows on our 50th wedding anniversary. The service was impeccable, and the server explained what the "course" options were and made excellent recommendations. The courses were adequately spaced to permit us to talk. We ended up spending 2.5 hours at the restaurant and were pleasantly full when we left.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

New Years, wait was long for food

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vipPete
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful New Year’s Eve experience. A great meal, wonderful service, and terrific ambiance.

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jenniferd
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The server said he there only 2 weeks. We got our appetizers without any plates, honey did t arrive with our tea, and we did t have any knives to eat with our dinner.
We asked other staff but our server did t pay attention to detail.
The food was great otherwise.

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vipTeddy
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always phenomenal and never disappointing even after 12 years. The food and service always manage to exceed expectations. Cannot wait to return.

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Luv2travel
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service weee both outstanding - our server Trisha was truly one of the best we have ever had - and she was very helpful with recommendations and answering our questions.
Great restaurant.

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vippgreenbe
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally as always the food was exceptional and yet it was exceeded by the level of service. These guys are extraordinary in so many ways from the attention they pay to the kindness of each of the staff. Not only do I highly recommend eating there, but I even more recommend eating there regularly. Oh and the bar is exceptional with seriously interesting cocktails and A bar staff par excellence.

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MatthewC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good experience. Scallops were excellent and the chef’s appetizer was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trummer’s is consistently fantastic. We enjoyed dinner last night with JR as our waiter and loved it as always. Food is excellent, interesting and perfectly prepared. This is my favorite place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I was excited to eat here for my birthday based on the reviews. The building is beautiful and spacious, which I really enjoyed. Our server was excellent and attentive. The cocktails were also absolutely amazing. Our party of four ordered all appetizers on the menu, which all had some type of bread included with them. They were just okay, sort of underwhelming flavor wise. When it came to entrees, we had rockfish, scallops and Korean short ribs. The rockfish dish was unfortunately so one note and underwhelming in flavor that my husband didn’t enjoy it. He ate it, but it was disappointing. My other friend had the short ribs which were delicious, but let me just say that if something is advertised as Korean, one would think they would have some spice or heat—even if mild. No, there was zero spice or heat. They were very savory and one note, again. I had the scallop dish which was interesting. The scallops were cooked well, and the veg in the dish was good. But that’s all — nothing that really knocked my socks off. The last person in our party is vegan so the kitchen made her a farro and roasted veg dish. Let me just say we all tried it and thought it tasted better than anything we had. It was full of flavor. We also ordered a side of the fingerling potatoes which all of us tried but did not continue eating because of one thing: there was zero salt on them. I’m sorry but anyone who takes the time to roast and present such great potatoes and does not salt them, should really reassess their cooking career. I can’t tell you how underwhelmed we all were with the flavors and seasonings of everything we had. We also all ordered dessert, which was decent. The pumpkin crème brûlée was really good and so was the cheese board. All in all it was a good experience, but sadly we probably would not return until we know that the food is more flavorful.

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Alexander
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Trummers

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vipJillN
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trummer's Restaurant is a great place for celebrating a special occasion, a friends get-together, a family reunion, or date night. The ambiance is awesome, the food is both creative and delicious, and the service is excellent. We highly recommend Trummer's Restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

The service was incredible, as it has been before, but the menu was lacking compared to previous visits (no chicken?) and four out of the five of us got sick. And we all had different dinner selections. The food just did not taste that good, meaning certain parts of the main course tasted ok but sides were not good at all. Altogether, bad enough for us to consider not returning. But, to be clear, the wait staff were nice, knowledgeable, and attentive. But $300 to celebrate Mom’s birthday and have her not like her meal at all, plus the aforementioned general food issues makes this a 👎 for our family.

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vipJenniferA
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely brunch at the wonderful Trummer’s Restaurant. Every experience is special at this place, from the ambience to the cuisine to the service. They think of everything. We can’t wait to return!

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DebT
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service never disappoint! One of our favorite places to celebrate special events.

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vipElizabethS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and service! We will be back!!!

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Mike
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very pleasant staff and environment. They helped create a very relaxing Thanksgiving Dinner.

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vipDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful, relaxed holiday experience with family! Enjoyed all the courses and never felt rushed. Everything was delicious, beginning with the Titanic, our favorite cocktail!

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SharonR
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Thanksgiving dinner I’ve had at a restaurant in a long time!

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JohnS
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Highly recommend to anyone.

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vipolena
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great service and exquisite food.

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DavidD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was very good. Seems the kitchen was short staffed. Our food took a very long time to come out. Our waiter (only one for the entire section of a dozen tables) was great-apologized several times for the wait-but we were there for over 2 and half hours(party of 4 with appetizer, entree-no dessert because we were tired!)

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EvanK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Food took 90 minutes to prepare and was cold

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vipmdminva
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Service was good but food came out quite slow. I had the short ribs were very tender and moist. My brother had the pork steak and it was perfectly cooked But on the cold side. We asked the waiter to have it (warmed in the microwave) We think our server misunderstood the instructions because it came back many minutes later and had been cooked further to an over cooked position. At that point in time he decided to eat it because we had waited so long for our dinner. I don’t recommend For large for parties. I think it’s probably more preferable for intimate couple dining. The chocolate torte was very good. However my brothers Apple pie biscuit seemed a bit crunchy and dry.

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vipDavidD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

The food was excellent. But the service was lacking. Was very surprised of the limited menu and the fact that no one ever told us until we sat down at the table.

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vipDCFoodie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Trummer’s to celebrate a birthday and it was fantastic! Great ambiance (tall ceilings, beautiful roomy and very clean decor), charming neighborhood, and delicious food (mocktail yummy, bread basket fresh out of the oven and homemade tasting - included an apple bear claw/turnover and eclairs, and shrimp and grits entree perfectly seasoned). Service was also very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

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BryanM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great meal here. Service was on point and the food was delicious top to bottom. The short ribs were amazing!

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JulieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful in every way! We will definitely be back!

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DAngelo
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the wait staff are attentive and wonderful.

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jfkburke
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The location and built are very romantic, lots of charm. So that alone would be great but the food and service are just wonderful ! Very creative menu from cocktails to desserts. A great experience overall!

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Michele
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We've been going to Trummer's for a few years and love the setting (large historic home in a charming town), the ambience, and service. In late 2020, the chef and menu changed, and although the food is still high quality, the Asian (mostly Japanese) flavors and sauces used in many of the dishes are not our favorite. The menu also is much more limited, with only 6 main courses offered (of which only one was vegetarian). The previous menu offered more choices and variety.

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

Trummer's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 4160 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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