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.
Washington, DC 20036
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 service and the restaurant were very ...
the service and the restaurant were very good, about the food the appetizers were good and well done specially the risotto , main plates were not that good we had the lobster dish and the lobster was not fresh it had been frozen so that killed the plate flavor, the bison was ok not very flavorful. Again the service and the locale were very nice so it made up for the food.
We enjoyed our dinner at Plume. I was he ...
We enjoyed our dinner at Plume. I was hesitant to splurge on their premium wine pairing but was very pleased that I did. The wine was a standout of this experience. The food was all prepared perfectly and the creativity was present but mild. The portions were perfect leaving us satisfied but not over-filled. The service was top-notch.
A truly memorable dining establishment i ...
A truly memorable dining establishment inside an impressive hotel. The ambiance is absolutely perfect, the menu well-crafted, the service impeccable and friendly. Not to mention an exhaustive wine list reflective of Thomas Jefferson's passion for fine wine. This is an ideal place for special occasions and particularly for those who like a classy atmosphere with low noise level where everyone can hear one another easily and feel totally private.
We were looking forward to eating at Plu ...
We were looking forward to eating at Plume again as our past experiences were great.
This time was mediocre. We had the tasting menu with wine. The service was pretty good and the wine was too. The food just wasn't very interesting or special this time. We were both very disappointed and won't return.
We went for our anniversary and had a wo ...
We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. The staff was phenomenal! They have a pre fixe menu that we chose off of and all the food was so elegant. We even got more then expected between the pre appetizer, pre and post desserts! It was a special night for us and the restaurant made our experience a night to remember.
Disappointed. Dined at this restaurant ...
Disappointed. Dined at this restaurant a few years ago and loved it. This time, it did not measure up. We had to take an early reservation at 6:30 but the restaurant was virtually empty until 8. We were not sat in the main dining room, but what felt like a foyer. When a nearby wedding let out, it was noisy. I chose a prix fix menu with beef dish. The initial appetizer was fantastic. The risotto was bland. The beef dish was a bit odd texture-wise and served with a side of tongue, which I did not expect or enjoy. My husband said his halibut had good flavor but was dry. I was offered a choice of Cabernet from Italy or Washington (odd) - chose Washington and not impressed. The hotel is beautiful. The service was great. But the food simply did not measure up to the price.
Oustanding food, worthy of its Michelin ...
Oustanding food, worthy of its Michelin star. Professional service that other restaurants in DC would do well to emulate, especially the newer hipster restaurants. The only downsides were that for some reason we had to ask for the wine steward several times before her came - we were well into our meal before we got wine as a result. They also seated us nearly 1/2 hour after our reservation. If they could fix those flaws, this restaurant would be worth five of my stars and at least 2 Michelin stars.
Not ready for Michelin Time! A nice DC r ...
Not ready for Michelin Time! A nice DC restaurant, but not close to deserving a worldwide Michelin star. Not up to the previous top restaurants in DC -- Citronelle, Lion d'Or, Jean Pierre. Today's Marcel's is superior. Decor is fine, but tables are not well spaced; our table adjoined a waiter stand. The dress code has a low bar -- sneakers and shirt sleeves for a weekend dinner. Service is rushes and disjointed -- "too many cooks spoil the broth." Food is fine, but not what we expect at a Michelin star restaurant. If you lower your expectations, you may be pleased. If you expect a Michelin experience go elsewhere.
Christmas dinner in a quiet elegant sett ...
Christmas dinner in a quiet elegant setting. Once again, we had a wonderful meal. The outstanding moment was when David, the new sommelier, responded to our reaction to the wine in a fashion we did not expect. The wine was not "off", just not as good as it should have been, given the age and price of the wine. It was ok but David said we should not settle for ok. He swiftly brought up from the cellar a wine that had been tucked away. This was a fabulous burgundy and far superior to the original one. This is elegant and thoughtful service- another reason that Plume remains one of our favorite special occasion restaurants. Thank you for making the evening reflect the spirit of giving.
I'll I can recommend is Beg forgiveness ...
I'll I can recommend is Beg forgiveness from the culinary gods and return your Michelin Star. I have ruined meals better than this experience. We have eaten several times at Plume before their Star and were suitably impressed but not a Star resturant. We when went this year for a special Christmas dinner, but to our dismay, they must have hired staff off the street to operate both front and back of house. First, we were not seated but pointed at a table. ( not Michelin star) Their signature stool for the ladies purse arrived 5 min after we were pointed to our table. (not a Star). We were presented fresh bread which was under cooked, doughy, and uneatable. Christmas dinner was a prixe fixe menue which was not described to us by the wait staff. Sans intro, my wife started with an endive, trout salad that had smoked salmon not trout. I had the crab bisque. First, it was not poured at the table and the soup was sloshed around the rim of the bowl and had dried their before service. Second, it had broke into a brown oily mess. Third the soup was luke warm and the lump crab was ice cold. (not at Star). My wife ordered the steak, mid rare, which came well beyond medium and was very gristly. Her words " I have had better stakes at Golden Corel". (not a Star) I had the rock fish. This was a new cooking technique. They managed to dry out the fish and yet leave the skin rubbery and limp. It had a large blood line down the filet. Not appealing (not at Star)
The dessert on a plus note was exceptional and very worthy of this establishment's legacy and reputation. (yes, a Star).
Still, we will likely not come back. With the choices of actual Michelin quality restaurant in DC way risk spending $400 for $30 experience
A Chefs perspective
Plume is a beautiful restaurant and has ...
Plume is a beautiful restaurant and has a very nice atmosphere. I was, however, disappointed with the food and the service. Since it was a holiday, I am sure that the kitchen was staffed with its second tier workers and I did expect that the food would reflex the restaurant at its best.
My son's duck was good but was cold in the middle, which is really inexplicable since it was obviously roasted ahead of time. We also had to ask that our wine be poured when our main course was served--totally unacceptable in a Michelin one star restaurant. I must say that the other courses, especially the foie gras was wonderfully prepared and delicious.
You may ask why the low rating when everything else was good , but one expects excellence from a very high priced restaurant and on Christmas day, Plume was not at its best.
We went for Christmas Eve dinner. It is ...
We went for Christmas Eve dinner. It is a beautiful place and I knew we would be choosing from a Pre-selected menu. Service was very slow although all staff were extremely curteous. The food was ok, and my fish entree was not good at all. My daughter ordered from the vegetarian menue, but for the first course they delivered sweetbreads in cream -- it was a while before anyone came back, so we just asked that they bring the following two courses as ordered -- we did not want to hold things up any further by waiting for the correct first course.
The desserts were delicious. We may try Plume again, it is an elegant restaurant. The problem may have been that it was Christmas Eve, however we go out every Christmas Eve and have never had such a disappointment.
I have been at Plume several times, and ...
I have been at Plume several times, and i consider it one of my favorite restaurants in Dc. This was the first time in which we encountered a dish that was simply...not good. The pumpkin and fois gras creme was overly sweet and disjoint. It is also a cold dish, which i did not expect in December. I know "cremes" usually are, but room temperature or lukewarm would have been better. All other dishes (risotto, bison, lobster and chocolate desserts) were excellent. The service, as usual, is outstanding, the wine list rich and with (relatively speaking) good prices, and the advice of the somm always passionate and to the point.
The service was outstanding, the food wa ...
The service was outstanding, the food was very creative and amazing. The restaurant was small but the tables were not too close to each other. Our party of four was able to talk easily. Many wonderful choices to choose from on the menu. Excellent wine list. I would highly recommend - looking forward to going back again.
Incredibly noisy -- ruined the whole eve ...
Incredibly noisy -- ruined the whole evening. First waiter - Paul- disappeared for a kong time. Second waiter - Christian - was excellent - the best. So we give 3 stars for service. Food was "OK". Tasting menu has really only one option - meat / fish or vegetarian. Good but too pricey. We had to wait for our table 15 min. They 'comped' us for our displeasure, but still, not up to a Michelin star or a Forbes 5-star. Better fix the acoustics.
We were looking forward to our dinner bu ...
We were looking forward to our dinner but it was unfortunately one of the most disappointing meals we have had in a long time. The restaurant is very loud. All the courses were either bland with little to no taste or simply not enjoyable at all bordering on barely edible - some of the plates we simply could not finish. Service was mediocre at best. We done at nice places around the world and will certainly never go back again.
Very disappointing evening. We have eat ...
Very disappointing evening. We have eaten at Plume before and enjoyed it. Having just received a Michelin star, we were really looking forward to our returning to this elegant restaurant. We had the tasting menu that was, with almost every course, surprisingly tasteless.
The service was spotty. The mousse paté ...
The service was spotty. The mousse paté was strewn with bits of decoration like a raw mushroom slice, shreds of "spiced " bread that did nothing to enhance the taste, but cluttered the plate. The main course was served barely warm. As for the dessert, just one thing piled atop the other. All this for an exorbitant price. I don't know what Michelin was thinking
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 selected Plume to celebrate Thanksgiv ...
We selected Plume to celebrate Thanksgiving for our small family group of four. The setting is so elegant, and the service most attentive. We were pleased with the food and felt that it was a special place to share the holiday for our small group. The waiter was a bit stressed by the demands of the day but other details delighted: a locally sourced ribeye steak, tender turkey that I would guess was prepared sous vide. The vegetarian artichoke option was a bit unfocused but the desserts were spectacular and wrapped up our meal with a flurry of sharing and enjoyment.
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.
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