Trummer's Restaurant

4.7
4163 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 4163 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trummer’s gets better every time we go. Heirloom Tomato appetizer was perfect and the Scallops entree might be the best Scallops I have ever had. Thank you again for an amazing Anniversary Dinner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great anniversary dinner

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Datenightdiner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another perfect evening at Trummer’s. We celebrated my dad’s birthday and the staff at Trummer’s made it incredibly special. We tried just about everything on the menu and it was all delicious (as usual). We couldn’t have had a better evening

LB
vipLBDFoodie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

My husband and I went with my parents to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service was incredibly poor until we finally had the opportunity to talk to our server and complain, about an hour into our “meal” with no food despite ordering quickly. The response was very much of too little, too late, providing extra food when there had previously been none. Having extra food in the end extended a bad experience rather than compensating for a meal that was poorly executed. I canceled several subsequent reservations as this experience is the worst I’ve had in the DC area in years.

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Foodie13907
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go-to spot for a special night out. Last night we had a date night to celebrate a few life events, and it didn’t disappoint. The short rib was to die for, as was the tuna crudo. The service was excellent- our server remembered us from last time even though it had been several months. He gave us great wine and food recommendations and was attentive while giving us sufficient space and alone time as well. We love this place.

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Tina
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trummer’s is an excellent restaurant in every way. Great place for celebrating a special day.

RT
RobinT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday. The food was delicious. I had the scallops and my husband had the halibut. Their signature drink was very good. We will definitely eat there again!

KB
KatelynB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great and the portions were bigger than we expected out of this variety of brunch restaurant. Highly recommend the french toast

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Food horrible

HT
HuyT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I’ve heard mixed reviews for this place but we decided give it a try and I’m glad we did. The restaurant at 7:30 looked packed we we arrived but with reservations had a nice table outside.

The food was great. They have a small menu but do those things well. I would definitely give this place a try if you’re looking for unique flavorful delicious food.

RM
RogerM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Limited menu leaves you with few choices, which I find a great strategy for a restaurant. Less time for choosing and more time for the chef to achieve perfection in delivery. I enjoyed my 60th birthday and was very satisfied.

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Whit
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, drinks and food! Service was great, we will def go back.

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vipSheilmal
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The special was sold out and we were there at 5:30. The menu online is not the same as at the restaurant. We were charged full price for titanic when it was on happy hour. The ribs were delicious as well as the tomato salad.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfecto. Needless to say even more

CO
CaOn
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trummer’s is one of our favorite spots, features beautiful rooms, great service and terrific food and drink. Always a pleasure to dine here.

JH
JimH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved it here! Service and food was outstanding.

ST
SherT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great meal at Trummers despite the limited menu. In terms of suggestions, I think offering a bread service would be nice other than the focaccia as a paid appetizer, and I think some of the more standard Gruners are a touch overpriced . We love Trummers, though, and are and will remain loyal customers.

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Oldie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner of sea scallops and Korean BBQ beef. Both had unique flavors and were cooked perfectly. The servers were friendly and attentive but not pushy. Trummers is our new go-to place for special dinners!

KK
KarlK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and staff were outstanding. Menu is limited as this time but the wine selection is also outstanding. Wonderful experience and we look forward to dining there again.

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Sereina
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Very limited menu and food was dry

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Maryd
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even with what they called a "limited menu", All the food had an amazing combo of tastes & flavors. Had an amazing dessert of a chocolate tart, melt in your mouth happiness that was not too sweet and the crust was awesome. We were also were introduced to Titanic Signature and Sage cocktail, both were fabulous and not overly sweet! Storms started rolling in and we asked to move inside and they had no problem moving us indoors. The couple with us were celebrating their anniversary and a Birthday Trummer's gave us a special dessert. It was a dinner to remember and just the right way to celebrate. Cannot wait to go back!

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DIANNAD
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time patron
Amazing establishment
Hostesses were so sweet
Waiter Josh was so attentive and great....
Ambiance was amazing
Gorgeous location
Food was on point.
Drinks were devine
Loved it all

BK
BreanneK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive service! The noise level was great. Thank you for a great dining experience!

DV
DavidV
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trummer's has always been a welcomed treat. Even back when it was Hermitage, it transformed gracefully into a well respected restaurant that caters to their clients every need and wish.

JM
JerryM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food. Service was quick and accurate. Staff was awesome. Had a great time. The extras for our anniversary were unexpected and enjoyed.

PR
vipPedroR
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was good, but was disappointed they had a limited menu.

Cocktails were very good.

Debra was extremely friendly and went out of her way to make our evening enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and experience on a date night with my husband!! This is why we always come back….

ED
ExperimentalDiner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trummer’s never fails to impress. The food is delicious and the service staff is attentive.

JG
JasonG
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Michael at the bar was great. Amazing drinks, great recommendations and very helpful with selections.

LR
vip2LaRue
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a relaxing evening with my special someone. The pork blade steak was divine! Beet salad was also well balanced and refreshing. Service was attentive and responsive. We had a very enjoyable dinner. Thank you for the experience!

JP
vipJPAlex
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, and service. Tons of charm. We’ll be back. Soon :)

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Eddie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary. Great dinning experience.

BM
BetsyM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner celebrating our anniversary. The staff were very attentive and professional, the food was incredible, the wine selection perfect. We will be going back!

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Sopmom
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even with what they called a "limited menu" for training new employees, every item we wanted was on the menu. Scallops had an amazing combo of tastes & texture, sweet blueberries, pickled red onion, cauliflower, tender perfect scallops, on top of farro! Husband had the Korean BBQ short ribs - again the textures & flavors simply amazing! Pickled kohlrabi added the crunch, creamy polenta with kimchi and boneless, succulent ribs, my husband loved it. Starters were both top notch as well - my favorite of beets & goat cheese salad and the heirloom tomato salad were garden fresh and fabulous. Had an amazing dessert of a chocolate tart, melt in your mouth happiness that was not too sweet and the crust was wonderful. And we were introduced to Titanic Tuesday cocktail specials! Storms prevented patio dining but our secluded indoor table was perfect and they graced our anniversary with complimentary glasses of champagne and delicious sorbet. It was a dinner to remember and just the right way to celebrate. Cannot wait to go back!

DO
DeborahO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, and great service! This place never disappoints

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Matt
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Still a great restaurant, but it's lost just a little touch of what it once was. Nothing is wrong, it's just a tad less luxurious as it once felt.

Food was perfect, but the new chef tends to have more of a sweetness in his dishes compared to years past. Wine list and cocktails are always on point. They used to have a large book of cocktails, now it's just down to around 8. The bartenders there are beyond skilled, and everything they make is delicious, so I'm curious why they restricted the menu listings for drinks?
Trummers is still a winner, and you won't be disappointed, but I can't give it the same 5* marks I've given in the past.

GS
GregS
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in quaint downtown Clifton. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and guided us through the food and drink options. The food was terrific and so was the presentation. We will definitely be back.

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melliflower
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

From start to finish, we were wished happy anniversary which felt very special.

We were a bit disappointed in the lack of a higher quality cut of beef on the menu. But the food otherwise was delicious. The signature "Titanic" drink wasn't as good as expected but worth a try.

Appreciate the special care for our occasion, including sample dessert & champagne, plus very attentive service from all staff.

RK
RobK
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We were really excited to get a reservations at Trummer's since it such a great reputation and has received so many excellent reviews. For us, though, the overall experience was disappointing.

The menu made all of the food sound wonderful, and everything we ordered looked absolutely beautiful. Sadly, for the most part the taste of many items did not live up to either the expectation or the cost.

I hate to criticize a restaurant, especially after the difficult year so many places have endured. But, there are a few things I think it might be helpful to the owners to point out. I will talk to one item each from the multiple appetizers, two entrees, and two desserts we ordered.

The cornbread is apparently something the restaurant is know for. It only cost five dollars, so it might seem nitpicky to even mention it, but our cornbread was so dry that the bottom of the bread fell off when we cut through it, as though it was either way overcooked, or stale.

The duck was simply not carefully prepared. Part of it was so badly undercooked it verged on raw, while other parts were dry and too tough to chew. I am not a chef, but even I know that with a delicate piece of meat like this, it needs to be pounded into an even thickness so that all parts cook equally.

The sorbet trio did not come close to tasting like the menu descriptions. The flavors were two of the sorbets were unpleasantly strong, with odd aftertastes. It was like someone was trying too hard to be creative, without making the effort to taste the final products.

So, overall, we saw a truly beautiful restaurant, and food that sounded and looked exquisite. A few of the dishes did taste great (especially the happy hour five dollar beef skewers, and the rotisserie chicken), but most simply did not live up to billing. We had hoped to add Trummer's to our list of special occasion restaurants, but, sadly, that won't be the case for us.

RJ
vipRJVA
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed brunch on the porch. Not a huge menu, but everything was delicious: beet salad, Spanish omelette, short rib sandwich, and both the chocolate tart and the cheesecake. Good muffin basket, too.

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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 4.7 stars by 4163 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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