Trummer's Restaurant

4.8
4073 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 - 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!

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 4073 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChelseaZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 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
35 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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vipLM87
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 March 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
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 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 20 March 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 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our 15 year anniversary! Great time at Trummers.

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vipBeckyC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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KateG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 March 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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Chelsea
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect night out. I’ve missed going out for food this good, and our server was incredible.

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WilliamL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The pork steak was really good tasting but with the fat not rendered well and was tough to chew. I wouldn't order again. But the rib tips were great and the sunchokes were to die for. Service was immaculate and still the best best Perfect Manhattan in NOVA.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, Great drink selection, Outstanding food.

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vipGrayC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best place in dc area!

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SlavaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb all around. I've been coming here for years and it never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Trummer’s are wonderful hosts of their beautiful restaurant. It is a lovely blend of European sophistication and super fresh seasonal ingredients, elegantly (and especially super tastily) combined by the awesome chef. The staff are all expertly trained and friendly. Always a great experience in every way.

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Happy4RVAfood
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a wonderful meal! The cocktails were also delicious.

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vipkininc
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Limited, heavy menu. Had to ask for a stemmed wine glass. Ordinary considering the rave reviews.

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vipFoodieInDC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly one of our favorite restaurants in the world for so many reasons. Where to begin. The bar is cozy and the drinks are delicious and inventive, the dining room is gorgeous, the outside space is beautiful. The mural in the stairway reminds us of a time when restaurants weren’t all cookie cutter. Great, unusual wine list. Perfectly attentive service. But without all that, it would still be our first choice because of the food. The new chef is incredible. Last visit, we had brioche, leek soup, mixed greens salad, littlenecks, langoustine, golden rice, and for dessert the panna cotta and pavlova. All were absolutely amazing. Can’t say enough about how much we love this place.

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vipTony
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food was excellent, better than we have had before.

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Fave
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We hadn't been to Trummers in 2 years and decided to go for our 21st anniversary. We loved the new menu and the service can't be beat. We enjoyed it (and the new prices/menu) so much that we went back 3 weeks later. We have decided it's our new go-to for date night. I love the simple menu and the fact that it changes monthly (which insures the freshest ingredients are used)not to mention that have an extensive wine selection. Everything you get is excellent and I gave added bonus points for using locally sourced food. Trummers never disappoints!

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jenniferd
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Appetizers and beef with polenta was delicious. Homemade ice cream and pavlova was scrumptious

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vipBethsBelly
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I only have great things to say about this restaurant! To start it’s a gem in Clifton. The staff could not be any friendlier. From the moment you walk in the door you feel like a VIP. Once seated, the owners are frequently at the restaurant and come to make sure you are 100% happy with your meal and service. The food is high quality and unique and the menu changes often, so you get the freshest ingredients possible. The mixologist, Mike, is experienced and makes well balanced, delicious cocktails. If you haven’t visited Trummers, it should be a must on your bucket list. Enjoy!

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
251 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Because of COVID restrictions we had been unable to dine @ Trummer's in over a year! But it was worth the wait. Great hospitality, food, ambience. I love their signature cocktail dubbed the Titanic (complete with iceberg). The brunch menu is short but interesting. We both enjoyed the celery root soup with tableside presentation. The owner sent over the smoked salmon appetizer which we shared & liked very much. I had the prime rib on a pretzel roll w/ truffled fries. Hubby ordered the baked egg Shakshouka….we both voted it "best dish". He also had truffled fries. By then we were full so we had cappuccinos & shared the milk chocolate tart (topping was torched cinnamon meringue, reminiscent of s'mores!) Looking forward to returning for dinner soon.

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ShawnN
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved the place. We are still talking about the food and the service. The menu was amazing. American/French food infused with middle eastern spices and ingredients. Can’t find that anywhere in the DMV. The staff was amazing. Our waiter was so nice, knowledgeable with the menu and very friendly. Highly recommended

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SimonL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. The food was fantastic. The ambience was tranquil & the service excellent. Will definitely be back

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Fulfilled
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Special evening of fun with my wife and great food!

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vipSusanE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trummer’s is in a country setting even though it is the middle of suburbia. It is a lovely location. It is a lovely place to enjoy a good meal. All the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I loved my short ribs with polenta. My husband said his prime rib was good but not outstanding.

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VAmom
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Trummers and it definitely won't be our last. From the minute we were greeted and seated we knew it was a great place. Every single person we encountered was professional, polite and so friendly. The food was amazing. We had the tune and porkchops. The presentation of the food and the portion sizes were wonderful! Oh and the cocktails.... an expresso martini to die for. We ended up taking home the pints to go of the housemade ice cream and it was fantastic.

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BobS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Took a while to get initially waited on. Drinks were stunning. Prime rib was a little tough. Pricey... 3 people. 2 alcoholic drinks with dessert =$240 with tip.

Need better beef and bigger menu

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JimS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, incredible service, romantic atmosphere! Felt very safe with respectful staff, guests, and excellent distancing. Salmon was cooked perfectly and complemented with farro and sun chokes. Highly recommend!

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EvelynK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Expressed disappointment with unavailability of some menu items seen online and owner went above and beyond to make it up to us. Service was amazing, and the celery root soup was incredible, as was the milk chocolate tart. Enjoyed a nice Austrian white wine with dinner and all in all had a lovely evening.

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vipAllensfan
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The place is stunning and the service is excellent but the food was not at all memorable. The choices were limited and many of the menu items we had enjoyed in the past were removed from the menu. New chef?? While they arrived to be creative, the flavors didn’t hold up well. Although you could feel they tried.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and fantastic food

Trummer's Restaurant
Responded on 21 February 2021

Thank you for joining us for Valentine's Day and taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my wife celebrated our Valentine’s Day dinner at Trummer’s Restaurant and it was a great experience from the food, service, and ambiance. Will definitely come back again for another special occasion.

Trummer's Restaurant
Responded on 21 February 2021

Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for choosing Trummer's - we hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day, we were outside and it was great, we had a fire and heaters. Food and drinks were great!

Trummer's Restaurant
Responded on 21 February 2021

Thanks for braving the cold and dining with us outdoors! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you on your next visit.

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StephanieJ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!! Such a unique attmosphere and for is amazing. Staff is friendly and accommodating! Will be back often

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Nate
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trummers is a gem tucked away from the hustle and bustle of northern VA. The food is always excellent and the setting is picturesque. Service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always nice here however this time was a little off.

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Service and ambience was great. Food was ok, a bit overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

On valentines day

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vipLove2Dine
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner! Duck croquettes were very savory and delicious. The beef tenderloin was perfectly medium rare- just the way we like it. it was served with roasted potatoes and mushrooms. At our table we had the panne cotta, chocolate tart and ice cream. Not a crumb was left.

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Trummer's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 4073 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 bookings at the moment.

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