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Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

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Dupont Circle
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1200 16th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (M Street NW)
+1 202-448-2300
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Washington Dc
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently this place got a one star Michelin star rating in Washington DC and I wonder why? I have eaten at 3, 2, and 1 star-rated Michelin restaurant around the world and I cannot understand why Plume made it. I have eaten here before and always thought it was fine and the food was good but always the service was... More 

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Thank IDC637
JeffersonDC, Manager at Plume at the Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear IDC637, I appreciate you taking the time to post about your recent visit to our restaurant and would like to apologize that we were unable to meet your expectations. I agree that the level of service that you experienced was unacceptable and would enjoy the opportunity to discuss these issues addressed above in further detail. I can be reached... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! Service was excellent! Excellent presentation of food. I had the Chesapeake blue crab tea and it so interesting to watch how it was prepared at the table. It was like a chemistry experiment. The broth and crab were so delicious, filled with rich seafood flavor! For entree, I ordered the lobster gratin... More 

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

Dear Katheryn H, Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent dining experience in Plume. I'm so glad that you enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere and that each of your dishes were to your liking. I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Sean Mulligan Restaurant Manager smulligan@jeffersondc.com More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I jus attended a wedding at the Jefferson Hotel and can't say enough good things about the wedding dinner. The wedding was attended by 14 people and the dinner was held n the Wine Room The room is small and intimate with the restaurant's wine collection stored along the walls. The service was spectacular and the waiters were discreet but... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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270 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a traditional, classic restaurant experience, you can try Plume. The prix fixe menu has many choices, and the presentation and quality of the food is excellent. A great wine list too. Surprisingly, the quality of service shown by the head waiters was disappointing (mispronunciation of words, unsure of what the ingredients might be, and one... More 

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Thank putnik123
JeffersonDC, Manager at Plume at the Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear putnik123, Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent dining experience. While I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and that you found the presentation and quality to be excellent, I'd like to apologize that the level of service that you received did not meet you expectations. I will be following up with... More 

Riverhead, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I cannot say enough about the service, for and decor at Plume. Michelin gives this restaurant a Star, we would submit it deserves at least another one. Fakhre was a most hospitable server, and always there when we needed anything. Our dinner and wine pairings were so exquisitely conceived and prepared. Kudos to the Chef, Sommelier and... More 

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Orlando
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287 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is warm and intimate. The decor is nice. The service was very good, maybe just short of excellent. I would easily rate the Plume a 4.5. If the service had been a little better I could have gone to a full 5. The food was well prepared and the selections interesting. As far as price, I feel you... More 

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

Dear Floridagator, Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent dining experience. While I was pleased to read that you found the food to be well prepared and that the atmosphere was warm and intimate, I do apologize if you found our service to be lacking in any way. I will be sure to discuss your feedback... More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is the bottom line up front. If you want the short of my experiece read this quick synopsis, the rest of the review after the first paragraph offers more detail: Short Version: Plume makes you feel like you are the most important customer in the world, and I believe they treat you that way, because they literally believe that... More 

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Thank Terry B
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great food experience. Hands down top chief in the area. Great presentation, textures, flavors, all served very professional. Staff even accommodated my 7 year old son who also had a blast. Quite an experience. Thank you Sean, Rolf, Paul, and Jennifer for the wonderful service.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here to celebrate our 18 month anniversary. I had been here for lunch a few years back and though the venue would be romantic and perfect for a special occasion. The venue did not disappoint though the table they had for us in the center of the room felt a bit exposed. I would have... More 

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Thank minhnvu2014
JeffersonDC, Manager at Plume at the Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear minhnvu2014, Happy belated anniversary! I'm so glad that you chose Plume to celebrate this special occasion and that you found our service to be impeccable. Additionally, while I was pleased to read that you found many of our dishes to be outstanding, I'd like to apologize if you found your table to be a little exposed. For the future,... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

For a special occasion in Washington DC, you can't beat Plume. We went for our anniversary in early September and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Service was impeccable. Food was creatively presented. Decor was quietly elegant. We were very happy with our selection of a restaurant!!! Would definitely recommend it for a special occasion ... or just an occasion!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$100
Cuisine
American, French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 16th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
    (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
Description
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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