Trummer's Restaurant

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3815 reviews
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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!

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Special Offers

Titanic Tuesdays - $8 Titanics all night long!

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!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 19 January 2019

Ends: 20 January 2118

Availability: Tue 16:30-21:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 8:30PM

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, highly recommend!

GR
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

HJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 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

L
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 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.

c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 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.

RP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our Valentine Brunch with friends on Saturday, Feb 15. Our waiter was very attentive and had some great cocktail recommendations.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was also very nice. My fiancé and I come here for specials occasions. The owner, Stefan, makes sures to visit every table and check on the patrons. Hands down one of the best places to have a delightful dining experience in the DMV.

IU
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for their Valentine's Day special menu and it was amazing. The crab soup was one of the best dishes I have eaten. The rest of the meal was excellent and well presented. We hadn't stopped here before but will definitely return to try out their regular menu!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing the staff

F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food, the ambiance, the drinks were all amazing! It can get pricey quick but we were celebrating so it was totally worth it!

MR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Frequent patron and love the food, service, and ambience

JA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best meals I’ve had in years. Really. It had been awhile since I had last been here and they changes that they have made really paid off. I would highly recommend it for any occasion

MH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful establishment. Great food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding with very attentive and knowledgeable staff. They seated people with plenty of space between tables, making it a pleasant experience with low noise and a sense of privacy. The food we selected after receiving expert guidance from the server was great. The food arrived timely and we we had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always exceptional experience!
I tell everyone it is one of the best restaurants in the area!
Always great for any occasion

LR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Valentine’s Day menu was very good! Great meal, great atmosphere .The red velvet cake dessert was excellent

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great bar experience. Food was fantastic!

DF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been wanting to try Trummer's for over 10 years. It was everything I had hoped it would be. The short rib pastelle was delicious! The atmosphere was delightful and the wait staff perfect and friendly. My only criticism would be we felt forgotten upon our arrival. We arrived 10 mins early and were pointed to the bar area. We proceeded to order a drink and then the hostess forgot us. We had to keep checking with her to be seated. I also don't think we should have had to settle our bar bill before being seated.

JL
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a pleasant atmosphere and helpful staff. Must have an updated menu that did not seem to reflect those posted on the internet.

MV
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Would like to see a slightly larger menu selection.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Generally, a solid place to eat - but an even better place to just exist. A beautiful place in a beautiful setting. The quality of the food wasn't worth the price, and the service felt somewhat lacking - but I wasn't sure if they were trying to force a slow pace.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The server was great but I was disappointed with the preparation of the Dover sole. It was wrapped around a very “fishy” crab mixture. The texture of the crab mixture was like a purée. It tasted a little like creamed canned tuna masked with dill - a lot of dill. I could not discern any actual crab - visually or by taste/texture. It would’ve been better if the Dover sole had been prepared more simply and allowed to be the star of the plate. My husband had the prime rib and truffle fries. Both items tasted good though the fries were mostly broken into approx. 1 inch pieces. The prime rib was as expected but was not exceptional. It was cooked properly and was very tender. The gluten free cornbread was very good. The wine selections were also very good. We had the super Tuscan and chenin blanc. We did not have dessert. The restaurant atmosphere is very nice though a little noisy. We could still have a conversation. We were in the small upper room with the fireplace. When we arrived the room smelled like a bonfire due to the s’mores dessert being enjoyed by another table. The dessert looked fun and we were told it’s a favorite but the burning smell fills a room quickly. The experience wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great. We may try it again but there are many other restaurants we will try before returning.

BB
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been itching to get back to Trummers to try their schnitzel from the revamped menu and boy does it deliver! Not over breaded or over seasoned. Pounded to the perfect thickness to have a nice breading to pork ratio. Gravy is creamy and decadent. Sooo WOW! the frosting on the cake was our server Patrick, who usually works evenings, but we were in luck that he happened to be picking up a brunch shift. Great, friendly and professional personality., made great recommendations and seemed to enjoy his job. A really pleasant dining experience all around. If you haven’t made your reservation at Trummers, yet do it now! You will be so happy you did.

AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The rohan duck and the brussels sprouts side were amazing.

EO
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We were there for our 26th Wedding Anniversary. We were placed at a nice, quiet table. We were given excellent service by all staff. We had the baked oysters that were perfect to start our meal. Our main entries were the pork schiztle and the scallops. We received a special dessert to end our meal.

JM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

We liked the remodeling changes made, wine list, but 3 of the 4 entrees we ordered were much too salty and the new menu is less than inspiring. That said, the place was packed, and people were happy.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time I go to Trummer’s I am impressed! This time I was especially impressed by the service, friendliness, delicious food and drinks. Mrs. Trummer even checked in on us multiple times at our table! I felt very well taken care of and the ambience is wonderful here. I will definitely be coming back!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Service was exceptional. The new menu was fantastic. We had one of the best dinners I have ever had out. The food was tasty and we felt so comfortable. This will be one of my regular haunts from now on!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic the staff was professional and attentive. Overall a great dining experience highly recommend the grilled pineapple dessert.

T
Washington DC
146 reviews