About Plume at the Jefferson Hotel
As the only Forbes five star rated restaurant in Washington, DC, Plume at The Jefferson hotel serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the artistry of our award-winning culinary team. Plume's wine list consists of over 1,300 labels, including the country's largest Madeira collection dating back to 1850.
Choose a cozy nook or a table by our inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes crafted using traditional techniques and seasonal fine dining restaurant menus that are inspired by the harvest from Thomas Jefferson's kitchen gardens at Monticello.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
M Street NW
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet for all Plume guests
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
From an intimate gathering in the Private Cellar to a small gala in the Gallatin Room, The Jefferson, Washington, DC is home to some of the most unique private dining spaces in the city. The talents of our Forbes Five Star culinary team are complimented by a service culture unlike any in the city.
Plume at the Jefferson Hotel Ratings and Reviews
The staff was welcoming and attentive. T ...
The staff was welcoming and attentive. The meal was delicious and well-presented. Our little private alcove was perfect for celebrating my husband's birthday. All in all, a fabulous evening! We look forward to our next experience at Plume!
We were married at the Hotel Jefferson i ...
We were married at the Hotel Jefferson in 1996. We went back last night for our 20th anniversary and it was spectacular. The service was impeccable and the food was perfect. Plating was beautiful. They gave us a lovely curtained booth for the occasion, which is a wonderful setting for an anniversary, proposal or other romantic occasion. Everything was perfect. We opted for the prix fixe rather than the tasting menu because I wanted to have duck, and it was superb. If you go soon, have the Amish Fairytale for an appetizer. It's a pumpkin shaving dish with foie gras. My husband had bison, which was great and even I liked it, and I don't usually care for bison. The wine list is extensive and there is something for everyone. The setting is hushed and romantic. This was our first time at Plume and I can see why it earned a Michelin star.
The Plume was elegant and quiet, two at ...
The Plume was elegant and quiet, two attributes not easily found in restaurants lately. The food and service were superb. Many dishes were a surprise in their lovely presentation. My favorite was the Everything Chocolate for dessert and the spectacular Diver Scallops.
Awesome wines, great food, great sommeli ...
Awesome wines, great food, great sommelier, great service, great courses...We loved the atmosphere, the wonderful wine pairing with each course, and beautiful room...Thank you for an elegant meal. We loved it. We hope to see you again, soon.
We went to Plume for our 5th wedding ann ...
We went to Plume for our 5th wedding anniversary. We chose the three prefix course. The portion of food is quite much so we got so full. Food was great but i guess i had a higher expectation.. service is excellent they even gave us a dessert with a chocolate saying happy anniversary. I dont think i will come back again but still great dinner
We hadn't been to Plume in awhile, but b ...
We hadn't been to Plume in awhile, but brought my elderly mother here for her birthday dinner. Good choice! -- the ambiance is warm and elegant, not too noisy but not tomblike either. Service is very attentive. We chose the prix fixe menu (my mom doesn't like tasting menus) which was accompanied by wonderful cheese goucheres, delightfully crafted amuse bouche, wonderful artisenal bread and a intercourse sorbet in addition to the three courses. Plus some sweets with coffee! Extremely knowledgeable sommeliere, outstanding wine selection. My mother declared it "the best meal I ever had". We will probably be bringing her here again.
The food was excellent. I had the blue c ...
The food was excellent. I had the blue crab tea which was really interesting. The desserts were absolutely divine. I think it was busier than I anticipated and there were quite a few loud conversations which detracted from our visit.
Truly a romantic gem. This is the place ...
Truly a romantic gem. This is the place for proposals and anniversaries. Lovely small space with lots of tables for two. Food is amazing and sommelier very knowledgeable. Add a recently received Michelin star and this is the place to be for DC fine dining.
Plume is a spectacular looking restauran ...
Plume is a spectacular looking restaurant and the service was also superb. However, the food was not great, certainly not for the price. One had veal tartare and escargot which was not really tartare and pretty tasteless. Another had the foie gras mousse that was too cold and needed some salt to make it tasty. The entrée veal was OK but a little tough. The halibut was delicious and perfectly cooked.
Plume has always been one of the best re ...
Plume has always been one of the best restaurants in Washington. Now, however, it has been recognized with a Michelin Star. This is certainly due this outstanding location and you will be thrilled with the food from the beginning to the end. Beware, however, that, at least for now, the demand to dine here has increased substantially and new dining room staff has been added that are not completely up to the previous standards. We are sure they will be guided to a level of perfection that has always been at Plume but give it some time but definitely go the food is the real star.
The food was good. The service was poor ...
The food was good. The service was poor. After bringing us three kinds of butter, we sat for 15 minutes waiting for bread. Eventually, the waiter told us that the chef was baking the bread. Would have been nice if he'd told us right away. Even nicer if the chef had done his job earlier. There were similar waits between courses.
My review of Plume is in context of what ...
My review of Plume is in context of what it is, a special but expensive dining experience. Doing a five course tasting menu paired with wine is fun and not something most people do on a regular basis. So my expectations were high going in and Plume met most of them.
We were given a quiet corner table, most of the servers were appropriately attentive and knowledgeable, the food was good to great, and the wine was amazing. If this was a normal dining experience I would have easily given it five stars, but I do not believe Plume would want people to think of it as a normal dining experience, so I am being a bit more critical. There were two small areas I felt could have been improved.
First the sommelier did a great job of explaining what we were drinking and eating, but lacked much warmth. I was definitely not looking for someone to sit down with us to share a glass of wine, but the way she attended us felt mechanical, almost as if she was on the clock and could only spend so many seconds with each table. The second and more concerning issue was tied to the bill. Going in I knew I was going to spend well more than what I would normally pay for a meal for two, but as we were looking at it as an experience, I was fully prepared. When the bill came it was about $200 more than expected. When I questioned the amount (have to admit it was a bit embarrassing to have to ask) they immediately checked and corrected, giving a polite apology. No damage done, but adding around $200 to a bill that was just over $500, with tax and tip, is a pretty big mistake. It left me wondering how often it happens.
Overall, a good experience and would recommend you give Plume a try if you are looking for a special night out and can afford it.
The food was flavorful and plated in a w ...
The food was flavorful and plated in a whimsical yet sophisticated way. The “Crab Tea”, was one of the most memorable dishes I have ever had. It was set table side in a percolating tea pot and brewed while you enjoy your cold first courses. It is served with a perfectly executed crab terrine and accompanied by citrus and chili “caviar”. The Service was outstanding and the Sommelier, Jen, was absolutely amazing. Well deserving of the recent Michelin star. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Every time we are in D.C. we make a poin ...
Every time we are in D.C. we make a point of going to Plume and we are never disappointed.
From the veal tartare with escargots to the halibut to the wonderful dessert everything was perfect and presented with great elegance. Service impeccable, ambiance cozy and romantic even on a busy Friday night. The best.
too pricey for the food. Priced like Mic ...
too pricey for the food. Priced like Michelin 1 star restaurant (and it is 1 star restaurant) but food and service were like 0 star restaurant. Ambiance was very much like 2 star restaurants we have been to. We've been to many Michelin 1 star restaurants with better food and service than Plume.
Birthday night dinner done up in a wonde ...
Birthday night dinner done up in a wonderful way. I felt special from the moment we walked in. The dinner/wine pairing experience made the evening. We had wonderful food, great wine, and learned a great deal at the same time. The special menu made just for me is now prominently displayed on my memory shelf.
My wife and I went for our wedding anniv ...
My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary based on the high OpenTable rankings. The presentation of the food, ambience of the restaurant and SERVICE were sublime. The food, while beautifully presented was missing flavor that was in keeping with the expectations and could be described as "just ok" - visually stunning, taste, not so much.
The 3 course prix fixe for $98.00 was ou ...
The 3 course prix fixe for $98.00 was outstanding. We both had the haddock which was picture perfect in presentation and taste. The deserts were excellent especially the raspberry/lemon pavlova. The chef treats were also a touch of class which was only topped off by the gift chocolates presented to my wife just as we were leaving the Jefferson Hotel. The experience reminded us of Bouley's in NYC. It is good to know there are still real high class places at which to dine when in DC. We will be back!
There is simply no place in the District ...
There is simply no place in the District like Plume for special occasions. We didn't think we were big fans of molecular gastronomy but the presentations were so much fun and the dishes so extraordinary. Examples: Beet puzzle with nicoise olive gelee, crab tea made in a sort of medieval-alchemy looking coffee brewer, salmon cooked by having hot beeswax poured over it. More conventional but equally scrumptious, lobster gratin. The tasting menu was unusual in that we could have chosen it even though we don't eat meat. The service is as impeccable as you would hope, and the tables are well-spaced, so that as the evening progressed, the volume level went from moderate to quiet. A special shout-out to wine director Jennifer Noble for her thoughtfully curated, wide-ranging selections.
We felt we were transported to a Micheli ...
We felt we were transported to a Michelin 3 star restaurant in France - the ambience, the pacing, the inventive creations of the chef, the service, the setting - all extraordinary to find in Washington DC. Simply superlative is an understatement.
I went to Plume to celebrate yet another ...
I went to Plume to celebrate yet another birthday.... It was amazing, the staff was friendly, the service was impeccable, pure perfection. If you are looking for opulence, elegance and the most luxurious food that you can ever put in your mouth..... I suggest you make a reservation right away. I have grown accustom to spending my birthdays alone in some B rated restaurant.... but never again... Plume far exceeding my exceptions & I will be back.
My husband and I were told by friends ab ...
My husband and I were told by friends about Plumes. We loved it .. the food was divine and the service excellent ... But unobtrusive. Perfect for a special occasion. We were visiting from Australia and we will definitely return when we next visit Washington. It was pricey but worth the money spent. Book it u won't be disappointed.
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