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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
We went to Plume to celebrate a special event together as a family. It was one of the most exceptional meals that I have ever experienced. The service was wonderful and the fresh flower arrangements were stunning. The cuisine itself was creative, exquisitely presented and perfectly portioned. For anyone who'd like to eat an excellent meal that transcends the traditional, Plume is for you.
We went to plume for a special occasion. Our expectations were high as the restaurant was Michellin rated. The service and the ambiance was excellent. We did an 8 course tasting menu for dinner. Only two courses were sensational everything else was just ok. The presentation for the food was better than the actual taste. We did order oysters as well, which were suboptimal. The oysters looked like they were open way ahead of time and we're really dry. Would expect better oysters for a place of that caliber.
Fabulous foood and very attentive staff. Only a small crib. Since I am diabetic they offered me a choice of cheese or fruit for dessert on the tasting menu. When the bill came I saw they had charged me $15 extra for the cheese. Of course no one had mentioned it would be extra. For a restaurant of this quality it was unexpected. I didn't make a scene as we were celebrating someone's special birthday. But, I am writing this review so that people know what to expect.
It was my wife's birthday. Food (we took tasting menu) was outstanding. We were afraid of overeating, but the portions were just right. The wine selection was great, but, because of different dishes we tried, several types of wine were served, so in the end we could not appreciate the wine taste. Next time I will take a single wine.
I celebrated a very special occasion at Plume on a Saturday night. Even though the place was busy, the attention was excellent. They accommodated a few special requests that I had and went above and beyond expectations. The food was unique and delicious, and the wine recommendation from the sommelier was superb. All those stars mean something at Plume.
The restaurant is very small so seating choices are limited. The layout is strange so tables for 2 are in strange areas in cramped corners or by the kitchen and bathroom entrances. Not a comfortable room particularly with the 2 large columns dominating the room. Food is very good but lacked flavor and was barely warm. Not good value for the price. Many better places to go like Marcel's, Mirabelle, Fiola Mare, etc. Front of house staff at check in is very snooty. we arrived 6 minutes early and were told that we needed to wait to be closer to our reservation time then we were seated at a table outside the main dining room which was ready when we arrived, but we refused for a better table. Ultimately we were given a table in a cramped corner of the main dining room. I was better than the first but still not great and felt like we were in a closet. In addition the couch seating by the table was too low. Our Reservation was made months in advance for 30th anniversary which we alerted them about, so you think they could have reserved the 1 decent located tabled for 2 but no. I'm an open table VIP and we were dressed better than anyone in the restaurant but not treated properly. Our waiter was very good but the rest of the issues (seating, value, etc.) will have us not return.
Really? A Michelin Star? No way this restaurant deserves that. It was wonderful that they honored our reservation even though we were 30 minutes late (it took 50 minutes to get one mile in traffic) and the little box of chocolates on the way out was lovely, but everything in between was mediocre. The waiter though pleasant was extremely difficult to understand - he chose not to enunciate and slurred over much of what he said, as if we should already know what he meant to say. The service overall was slow. Half the time, the plate arrived and no one reviewed what was on it. The sommelier sold us a bottle of wine, poured it and then never showed up again, we had to flag him down to get a second glass of white wine for one of our diners. The food was decent, but nothing to excite the palate. I had the lobster gratin which consisted of a lobster split in two, the meat in the shell, and properly prepared. The gratin was a watery tasteless afterthought. The vegetables were show only. Since none of us will be returning, I won't go into detail on all the dishes as that is too time consuming, but every dish had faults that were not in keeping with a 1-star Michelin restaurant. My husband felt his lamb was very good; that's the best I can say. We split the bill, and the other guests were appalled that we still left a 20% tip. Habit I guess. Not going back and not recommending.
We enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner. Sophisticated setting and precise service by a very professional (and friendly) staff. Our food was visually exciting and well prepared with an interesting variety of ingredients used in unusual and delicious ways. Tasty amuse bouche and inter-course treats, plus a chocolate good-bye gift and complimentary valet parking. Altogether a memorable experience of the nicest kind. Thank you.
Washington is getting some very good restaurants and there are a few I consider top tier. So far, this is my favorite. The atmosphere is elegant. The service was what fine dining should be. And of course the food, it was excellent: creative and flavorful. I can only do three courses every so often and will likely spend most of my time at places where the amount I have to eat is more modest. But the portions were not overwhelming and each was superb. If you love fine dining in an elegant atmosphere, the Plume is a must.
This was an experience. It's in a hotel we almost drove past. The place would have been easy to overlook from the outside, but the ambiance and décor of the restaurant was unforgettable. It felt like something out of a fantasy book. I half expected nature fairies to show. The service was amazing. Every few steps it felt like there was someone waiting on us to open a door or take care of one of our needs. We had the tasting menu. While I enjoyed the food, I found the wine pairing the best part. I particularly enjoyed the dessert. Possibly the best tasting Panna Cotta I've had. A word of warning is that this is an expensive spot, and while I think it was worth it, it's not something I would think I can frequent. The only downside, I think, is that most of the dishes we had was geared more towards presentation art. If it wasn't so beautifully presented, I'm not sure I'd enjoy it as much. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. Wonderful little escape from dullness for a few hours. But I think I should have saved it for a special occasion.
I am definitely not a wine drinker, so this was something that I was a bit nervous about. My wife is a wine drinker and it was her birthday and a tasting menu with wine pairing has been something we've discussed doing. I am extremely glad we did.
The food was tremendous, the wine was even better, the service was impeccable, the atmosphere was beautiful and enjoyable. We are not houghty toughty type of people and we did not feel out of place.
We enjoyed our experience immensely and will be talking about it for a long time.
I visited Plume on a quest to dine at all of DC's new Michelin-starred restaurants this year. Plume certainly deserves this recognition and ought to be on anyone's best restaurants in DC list. In fact, it is a "bargain" among the pre fixe group. The service was attentive but not intrusive. My waiter had to consult a cheat sheet from his pocket to describe some of the dishes, otherwise service was outstanding.
Every so often, an old college buddy comes into town, and we enjoy going out for a splurge at a fine-dining restaurant. La Plume was our choice for the evening. In all we had a good experience. The restaurant is full of old world elegance--silver and white decor with crystal chandeliers and sconces. There is a sense of intimacy with many quiet nooks and crannies. We were seated at a spacious table with a fireplace nearby. The service was attentive and friendly. We had the chef's tasting menu with premium wine pairings. The food was adequate. The plates were attractively presented with many interesting ingredients. However, I felt the dishes were underseasoned and uninspiring. The Dover sole was luke-warm at best. Nothing was terrible, nor were there any real "winners." What saved the evening for me were the wine-pairings. The selections were diverse and interesting. The sommelier was very knowledgeable, and we enjoyed discussing the wines with him. So, all in all, it was a good experience; but not a great one.
First up - service is excellent. Non-intrusive, quick, and we even got a little box of chocolates to go at the door. Some of the dishes were pretty inventive such as the blue crab tea (fascinating). Otherwise, you will a typical take of the duck, and lobster, both of which were tasty, but similar to other restaurants of its calibre. The dessert was very rich and delicious. All in all a very pleasant evening.
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