Trummer's Restaurant

4.5
4182 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 4182 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRJVA
Washington DC
141 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

AO
vipAOT20
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our server was lovely and attentive to us as we celebrated my friend's birthday there.

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Foody
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent the parking was a challenge. The table near was very loud at times- understandable but difficult for hearing our conversation.

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Hello
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a nice date night.

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vipJenn
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Trummers in a couple years and were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the experience was. The food was fabulous, innovative and fresh. Definitely will come back soon!

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GabrieleM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic. The food, the ambiance, the wine, a recommended Grüner Veltiner, the dessert, simply wonderful

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Nater
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing along with the cocktails. Great atmosphere and service was exceptional. Will return soon.

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Mike
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We were very excited to visit Trummer’s for the first time because we had read such great things about it. Our experiences did not live up to the hype. We reserved an outdoor table, and we’re seated on the front porch off the upper level. The road noise from Main Street was loud and distracting. The food was not very good. We tried the cornbread appetizer that was pretty bad, and our entrees were also very ordinary. We were, unfortunately, pretty disappointed in our first Trummer’s experience.

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MichaelS
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, we will be back!

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vipIindab
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing from start to finish.

SA
vipSteveA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted like old friends. Excellent service and the food was delicious! Thanks for the complimentary champagne to toast our anniversary. Love the daily menu, always great choices to choose from.

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Leenie
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always, excellent service, though we waited some time for our main courses. Two of us had seared scallops which were delicious, though the slices of turnip were complimentary to the presentation, they were very hard and not particularly tasty. The farrow was excellent as was the cherry sauce. The salmon dish was excellent and the duck breast was good. The eel appetizer was sent back as being inedible / tough. I love the beet appetizer! Lovely ambiance, however, it seemed particularly loud in the main first floor dining area.

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Cavewoman
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were great. Unfortunately a couple sitting right next to us were loud u couldn’t enjoy your meal. Let alone hear your partner to be able to have a conversation. It made it unpleasant. We ate quickly and left. Another family sitting complained about the same thing when we saw them in the bar area.

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Restonite
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance! Good food, but slightly overpriced for what you get.

GF
GoodFoodOnly
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good overall but I thought the duck breast and the steak were a bit on the dry side. That may have been my fault for ordering med well so 4/5 since everything else was amazing

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Danny
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance great staff and quiet. Food was very good. We will be going back.

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Harry
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the kitchen was really, really slow. Our appetizers took about 15 minutes, the entrees about 25 minutes after the appetizers

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable service and food for our daughter in law's birthday dinner. The entire staff, including upon arrival, bartending staff, and our awesome waitress were all so gracious with their time. They made our first dinner out in over a year incredibly special!

CG
CGib
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, and it was a lovely evening. Food was very good, only minor issue was the parmesan crisp garnish was a bit too toasty, The pasta and scallops were wonderful, was pleased with the gazpacho--very unique, and that pistachio ice cream...ohmigosh, so good! Wait staff was extremely attentive, well informed on the menu and wines. I love the dull roar...we can talk at the table without straining and feeling like everyone else can hear us. Still on the pricier side, but overall worth a date night out.

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OldGuy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice to be back at a favorite spot for our second restaurant meal in 16 months. Brunch was great. Menu options were nicely varied.

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alwayshungry
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was delicious and what was listed on the menu. Drinks are awesome as usual! Will go back soon!

DA
DavidA
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Has gone downhill over the last few years. Food not cooked properly, menu uninspired, service lacking.

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brunch
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, phenomenal cocktails, and beautiful location! Food was really good and creative.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing! Was relaxing and got to have a good time out.

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CoreyV
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. Deborah and Marko were awesome.

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vipkmc2014
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful birthday dinner for our son. Service and food were outstanding, with several special treats in honor of his birthday.

JF
JFZEFZ
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere, and service were fantastic! Wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful. It was a really nice atmosphere on the patio.

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RobertW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The location and restaurant are quaint and charming. The staff were polite but their knowledge of the food was disappointingly limited. The dinning room tastefully appointed but Unfortunately it is very cold and breezy….this has been true the 3 times we have eaten there. The food I must say is simply “just ok”. They seem to try to hard. Putting together ingredients that make the style and taste of the food unique. It doesn’t work. All the dishes are a little mixed up and don’t really make sense. Everything was “just ok”. Nothing special. Nothing exceptional. Nothing that made you want to switch plates with the other people at the table. We didn’t finish our plates. We didn’t take home the leftovers for us or the dog. We had to send one dish back to kitchen twice. It still didn’t come out cooked properly. They politely took it off the bill. The salad was over salted as well. The manager / owner was very accepting of our comments and polite in return. No real reason for us to go back. 3 times is a charm.

JJ
JohnJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I’ve loved Trummers for a long time, but the last couple of visits have been a disappointment. Excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere, but the food has lost a step. Hoping for a return to Trummers of old soon.

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AmberN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful setting!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Loved the food. Thought the outdoor dining terrace was a step down in style and class from the indoor area, which was disappointing. It took a little longer than expected for my order to be taken, and there was no recognition of the special occasion that I had noted in my reservation (which I felt were pretty notable as one was for eloping that same day and celebrating with a dinner at the restaurant). The person who sat us asked if we were there for a special occasion (meaning that the notes in my reservation were not seen) and we shared the details to her; she exclaimed congratulations but was slightly disappointed that there was nothing else that was done throughout the course of our dinner - a complimentary drink, dessert, etc… or even any mention of the special day from our server or the owner/manager that came by to check on our meal. Food and drinks, however, was as usual superb.

TG
TajuanaG
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant and it was our date night. We absolutely loved it. Potatoes could use a little more flavor, but they were still good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Trummer’s on many occasions and always have the best experience. The drinks are amazing and always some of the best we’ve had. The beef skewer & truffle fries appetizers are so tender, cooked to perfection and delicious. We tried the chicken and rock fish dinners and loved them both.
My son’s girlfriend doesn’t eat gluten and our waiter, Justin, made sure to point out all the food choices that were gluten free all the way down to the specific ingredients that she should be aware of. She said over the years she has never had a wait staff be so helpful with her food choices. He was incredible.
This is not your everyday chain restaurant, the ambiance, drinks, food and staff speak for themselves.
We highly recommend Trummer’s and will return soon.

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susand
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Service was excellent but the food was horrible - food was just not good - we had reservations at 5:15 for Dugan and very disappointed- in the past it was delicious but not tonight :((

AF
ArlingtonFoodie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and attentive, and provided outstanding service. The food and drinks were creative and delicious. A wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. Looking forward to returning again soon.

JZ
JuliusZ
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stefan and Victoria run a restaurant with not only great food but employ great people. Having lived and worked in Austria I can say without a doubt Stefan has brought this care for customers to Clifton.

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WifeBirthdayCeleb
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend Trummer's for a quiet dinner for two or even sharing a great experience with friends. The bar atmosphere was fantastic, and the drinks were superb allowing you to enjoy the ambience while you wait for your table. The staff is all about making your experience extremely enjoyable. A rarity in today’ food service industry. Also, recommend arriving early 45 minutes or so you can walk around the little town of Clifton, Virginia and check out the businesses from wine and beer to famous ice cream before heading to the restaurant for your reservation.

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SamuelD
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food in a great atmosphere. Great spot for a special occasion or night out.

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vipdecomom
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner on the covered porch. The food here is always unique and well prepared. We joke that there will always be several ingredients on the menu that we have never heard of. The atmosphere whether inside or outside is special. The little town area is cute and the drive once you leave the main roads is country-like, although you are close to Fairfax City. You have to make reservations well in advance. It’s a special occasion restaurant that feels modern and relaxing.

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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 4.5 stars by 4182 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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