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Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Dupont Circle
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1200 16th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3202 (M Street NW)
+1 202-448-2300
17:30 - 21:00
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218 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plume was recommended by a local for a special occasion dinner. The restaurant is small and intimate, with tasteful decor. Plume offered attentive service, we wanted for nothing during our visit. Important to me, the staff was friendly and personal. The menu was diverse and I appreciated the 3 course fixed price menu. Everyone in our party found something they... More 

Thank Debbie T
JeffersonDC, Manager at Plume at the Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debbie T, Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent meal at Plume. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your meal and that you experienced attentive service from the team. I do hope we can welcome you back again in the future! Sincerely, Sean Mulligan Restaurant Manager smulligan@jeffersondc.com More 

Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and treated ourselves to Plume after they worked us in for a seating. The setting is beautiful and the staff is fantastic. We opted for the tasting menu with the premium wine tastings (definitely a splurge). We have had more creative Michelin star menus in the past but this place certainly has potential. A great... More 

Thank Kara M
Utica, New York
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1,783 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 675 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The service is impeccable and the wines on the chef's tasting menu were superb. Every course was interestingly plated and delightful. We enjoyed every bite of the over 3 hours! Loved the little extras, of course, but the several major courses were perfectly prepared. Great to see chef, service and sommelier working together to create a memory!

Thank RonL40
San Diego, California
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Always make it a point to dine at Plume when in DC - it's simply the best. Great atmosphere in the Jefferson Hotel - outstanding service - but the food is the real show - simply devine. Inventive - picturesque - makes you want to take a picture. Simply our favorite in DC - highly recommend!

Thank James M
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153 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Had a very enjoyable evening at Plume - dinner here is a three course event so be prepared to be here for a little while. However, the food and service were both excellent. The restaurant itself is actually quite relaxing - we were there on a weeknight and it was not overly crowded. The service from the staff was attentive... More 

Thank David W
Mexico City
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I enjoyed the place so much. It was late November and the Christmas tree was ther, so Originall with letters and references to Thomas Jefferson (note the name of the Hotel of course). Every single corner shined. So clean and elegant. The waitress that night was very care giving and always looking after us. I enjoyed my cigar and rum... More 

Thank Mauricio D
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Plume is receiving one star merely because TripAdvisor requires that you give at least that in order to leave a review. I have never been so utterly disappointed with a meal in my entire life. This was my first dining experience with a Michelin-awarded restaurant, and as a result I have lost all faith in the Michelin guide as a... More 

Thank Christopher M
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Truly one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. This is my first negative restaurant review, I typically don't ever feel strongly enough to post one, but WOW. We went last night for Valentine's Day dinner, a prix fix menu that was $50 more than their normal prix fix, so we thought 'wow this has to be amazing'.... More 

Thank adj24
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This restaurant is the best choice to celebrate a special occasion in DC. My husband surprised me with a birthday dinner here, and it could not have been more perfect. We arrived early for our reservation, and the host kindly took us to the hotel bar for a drink. We had the opportunity to browse the wine list, and you... More 

Thank TravelingPalina
JeffersonDC, Manager at Plume at the Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TravelingPalina, Happy belated birthday! I'm so glad that your husband chose to surprise you with dinner at Plume and that you both enjoyed your meal. I will be sure to share your feedback with the rest of the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Sean Mulligan Restaurant Manager smulligan@jeffersondc.com More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great breakfasts. Great service. Elegant! Very comfortable setting in which to start your day. Staff was very attentive!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$100
French, American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 16th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3202
    (M Street NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-448-2300
  • This restaurant is at The Jefferson, Washington DC
As the only Forbes Five Star rated restaurant in DC, Plume at The Jefferson, serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the artistry of our skilled culinary staff. Plume's classic dishes are inspired both by the gardens of Monticello and the refined palate of Thomas Jefferson. Dishes are expertly executed with lighter, contemporary finishing touches that appeal to today's enlightened palates.

Accompanying Plume's innovative menu, the wine program features more than 1,300 labels with some dating back to 1720. Recipient of Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence, we invite you to savor a bottle of the restaurant's more than 50 vintages, including some that Jefferson himself enjoyed in his time, as well as newer wines he might select were he alive today.

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