Trummer's on Main

4.7
3620 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Trummer's on Main is where New York City meets Historical Charm. Owners Stefan and Victoria Trummer bring their extensive 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 fine dining, artistic cuisine with a slight nod to the south. We offer a variety of dining options including bar snacks and casual food in the bar, a la carte dining in the dining room or the Chef's Grand Tasting Menu. 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!

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

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

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TS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable dinner. Good food, good service and good atmosphere.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience of my life. Chef Jon Cropf is a master of his craft, each course just as amazing as the last. The grits were life changing. Highly recommend the Mercy of the Chef with tasting menu. Sommelier Nicole is so knowledgeable and professional. The wait staff was attentive and the entire experience was sublime. ❤️❤️❤️

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Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve known about Trummer’s on Main for many years but never made it there until this past Saturday for dinner. We and another couple were celebrating our 50th and 48th anniversaries and Trummer’s was the perfect choice. I had noted our anniversaries in making the reservation and had requested a nice table not near any large groups. We were seared at a table in a lovely small room (6 or 8 tables total, as opposed to the much larger main dining room) in front of old fireplace. The hostess who told us she been with Trummer’s for many years and who walked us upstairs and seated us was entirely engaging, and warm and had a wonderful sense of humor. The serving staff was charming, attentive but not intrusive. Our appetizers soup, salad ((salted beets) were winners as was the cornbread brought to the table. The entrees (salmon, sea bass,
2 halibuts) were superbly prepared and beautifully presented, Each couple shared a trio of sorbets, great flavors for a great finish. At the end the server brought to the table for each couple a plate with Happy Anniversary written with chocolate and 2 really yummy chocolate truffles with liquid centers. Really a wonderful dining experience for a wonderful occasion.

Bonus: Trummer’s is in Clifton VA, a quaint very little town in Fairfax County. Since the parking lot was full we wound up parking on the street several blocks away from the restaurant. That gave us the unexpected pleasure of walking past the many restored historic homes or buildings marked with signs showing what they were used for in the yesteryear.

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TS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, excellent and creative dishes at a good value. The main dining room was a little loud but we Love Trummer’s.

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HB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have been to Trummers many times and they are usually fantastic. This day must have been an off day. Waited a bit too long to get our 2nd round of drinks, and they brought my Fiance the wrong dinner (he ended up eating it and we didnt mention it to the waitress as he did not want to make a scene). I little disappointing as we were celebrating his birthday.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Place has really great ambiance, with some really great drinks but probably way over priced. Food was ok truffle fries rocked however took about an hour to get main meal. Would go back but only to eat/drink at bar.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Trummer’s for our first wedding anniversary. We visited them for dinner on our wedding night, and we decided to return to celebrate our first anniversary. Just as we remembered, the service was impeccable. The host greeted us when we entered and immediately acknowledged our anniversary. Then, once we met our server and he acknowledged my note in my reservation about being vegan. There were no vegan entrees listed on the menu, but he said the chef would create some options for me. The options were perfect! I had a delicious watermelon salad to start and then had farro with vegetables which was also very good. On our wedding night, another guest in the restaurant ordered Titanics for our cocktails and we ordered those again. We loved them just as much. Everyone we encountered was polite and friendly, and Trummer’s on Main remains one of our favorite places.

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Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful experience. Brought my friend from Texas with me to show her why I love this place. We all loved our cocktails,meals and deserts. Flawless service. And they made our 8 year old son feel like a VIP.

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M
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat any meal. Never disappointed.

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DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice ambiance, good value. Staff was attentive and pleasant. Highly recommend.

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KF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Trummer’s! Can’t beat the beignets. Yum!

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DB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Friendly service, great drinks. My Boil was not great - over cooked - timing is everything.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was outstanding, the food was fresh and innovative and the service was outstanding.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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TR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 33rd Anniversary and loved everything. The shrimp and grits were not on the menu and the Chef created one just for me!

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LS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had our anniversary dinner there. Service and food were fantastic but not stuffy. Enjoyed our chef surprises too.

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m
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner date with my wife. I had the flank steak and she had halibut. Great flavors, ingredients were fresh and cooked properly. The food was presented beautifully but the protein portions were already cooling and not warm, taking away from the enjoyment of the meal. Still, we enjoy Trummer’s and will return soon. Nice to have a great restaurant close to us.

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S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and accommodating service! Vegetables are given as much love as the meats and fish, which highlights the seasonality of the area.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and beautifully served. Our server was Outstanding!!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and prompt service was our experience. A lovely restaurant with a very imaginative chef. We thought the value was very good for the meal we received.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larry was fantastic!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tasting menu and wine pairing!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

First timers- chose chef’s mercy - 5 course w/wine

Cocktails were appropriate for season. The Titanic and pleasure/pain. Titanic was right balance of sweet and crisp. Not too sweet. Pleasure and pain wasn’t too spicy. Server offered to make more spicy, declined.

Upon ordering asked for no fois gras and chefs compliments came with fois gras.
Server Cindy made up for it w/truffle fries on the house.
First server couldn’t pronounce dishes and struggled w/explanations.

Napkins should be lint free. Also swap out dirty napkin with fresh when available

Bread was amazing, both ancient grain one and gluten free.

First dish, summer squash salad excellent/fresh.
Second dish- sous server didn’t know what was in it. If servers are going to present chef’s meal, should be able to explain.
Was told mushrooms were In it and clearly it was eggplant.

Sous server needed to wash hands/dirty appearance when presenting food.

Third and fourth dish could have used more Salt/Season to coax out the flavor a little more.

Purse holder for the table needed

Over all server was excellent, but helpers were confused. Kept bringing random food to table and took clean wine glass

Chef accommodating gluten free was excellent!!

Dessert was highlighting oranges and carrot cake which is hard to do, but chef did an outstanding job with two different presentations.

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CB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall awesome dining experience and a great place. I wanted to clarify that my lower score on service was not due to our server - he and his team were phenomenal. However, when we arrived, we were told there was a short wait for our table, so we decided to grab a drink at the bar. There only 5 or 6 people at the bar and it took almost 20 minutes to get a drink. There were 2 bartenders - one was working and the other was being pretty nonchalant.

We WILL go back, but this was just something that bugged us. Also, the S'mores were awesome, so save room!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit at Trummer's, after living in the area for 7 years, so we've been missing out. Mr Trummer seated us on the outdoor patio (weather is still cool enough) and Larry was our server. We enjoyed apps/salads, salmon, poached Halibut, and two desserts. We will definitely return.

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TW
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is thoughtfully addressed: drinks, service, food. They have never disappointed me; they have delighted me each visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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L
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trummer's is a very fine restaurant with a great wine list and good food

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place, quiet and clean. The service was fantastic and the food was very good.

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AV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough wonderful remarks about Trummer's On Main. My husband and I made reservations for our anniversary, and we had an exceptional experience. Our server (Larry) was excellent. He gave a gastronomical walk through of each course as it came out, letting us know the care that went into every aspect of the meal. The owner, Stefan, checked in with us to make sure we were having a perfect evening. He regaled us with the history and cuisine of his native Austria and helped introduce us to wines from his homeland. We even received a special glass of champagne and chocolates in recognition of our special occasion. We could not have had a more perfect night, and we can't wait for our next visit.

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M
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We dined at Trummer's on Tuesday, 6/11. It was a pretty frustrating experience. We've been there multiple times and decided to go to celebrate a special occasion for our family. We had a group of five. Our server was pleasant but we spent the evening waiting. We waited, waited, and then waited some more for our appetizers and entrees - especially our entrees. We asked about them multiple times and each time we were told they were coming "shortly". No one apologized, no one came by to explain what was going on, but each time we asked we were just told they were coming "shortly". Newsflash - if a table has to wait more than 50 minutes for entrees with no explanation about what is going on SOMEONE should check in with them or apologize, not just give the same rote answer over and over. Apparently "shortly" doesn't mean the same thing to Trummer's that it does to me. We FINALLY got our entrees and they weren't even all hot. I saw someone in a suit walking around and assumed it was the manager, but he didn't come by our table to say anything. I wanted to give up on dessert but we had one person who really wanted the s'mores. A disappointing experience, not at all worth the money. Save the frustration and dining dollars and choose somewhere else.

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HT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I usually don't write bad reviews after dinning out but there's a first for everything. My wife and I, with our two young daughters were at Trummer's celebrating my wife's birthday on a Tuesday night . The tea was awesome, service was OK, and the Titanic cocktail was good. Now the bad part. It took 20 minutes to take our order and over 1 hour since we were seated for one appetizer and the truffle fries to come out. We didn't get our main courses until about another 40 minutes later. The food was nothing special and worst of all, arrived cold. We hurried up and finish our meal and left. We were so disappointed since it was my wife's birthday and we've been looking forward to trying this place out. Its left a bad taste in my mouth, even until now, so I have to spit it out.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always make our Anniversary or Birthdays a special occasion, that’s what make us repeat customers. We also take advantage when Trummers has Restaurant week twice a year. The wine tastings are fabulous if you want to try wines or sparklings from Austria 🇦🇹 or others they offer. The wait staff has been trained to make the customer feel they are the only ones in the restaurant and describe the menu to a tee.
Happy and very satisfied customers

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fabulous! Ordered the “Mercy of the Chef” tasting menu + the wine pairing again after first being impressed by it 10 weeks ago (our first visit). Completely different dishes from the prior visit and a superb complement of wine tastings. Stefan (the owner) was an attentive host and Nicole the sommelier has an incredible recollection to describe all the wines and detail of their home regions. We’ve been incredibly fortunate to dine in some of the very best restaurants across the globe, this one is becoming our favorite local! We’re blessed to have this place within 30 minutes drive of home. My only concern is that it will become a challenge to make a reservation when Michelin discovers this place!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated nephew’s graduation with chef’s tasting menu and wine pairing. Every course was special and delicious. Service was impeccable. Can’t wait for the next special occasion.

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RM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose it as a special place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It did not disappoint. Perfect evening out.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service matched only by the superb quality of the food in a very comfortable and inviting atmosphere; what more could one ask for?

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere as usual; unfortunately we were the last reservation for brunch and I couldn’t help but feel our server was rushing us to leave.

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RW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trummers on Main has an excellent selection of brunch fare and drinks. The staff are courteous and attentive. The flavors and presentation are outstanding. The general ambiance is outstanding. I highly recommend Trummers on Main - for brunch. I am looking forward to their dinner and lunch fare with very high expectations based on our brunch experience.

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AU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Excellent service in a beautiful, historic location. Food was good but not great. Parking is difficult. Overall, would recommend for a nice, romantic dinner.

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