Trummer's on Main Named in Washingtonian Reader Favorites

Clifton restaurant chosen in four categories by readers of monthly magazine.

Clifton restaurant Trummer's on Main has been named tops in four categories by readers of Washingtonian in the January issue of the magazine.

The restaurant came in first in the "American restaurant" category and also first in "Decor." The restaurant's popcorn ice cream was singled out and its decor was noted for its "old South elegance." 

The restaurant was also named third in the "Special Occasions" category: "You'd never guess that in this 19th-century mansion — with porch lanterns and paintings of Ulysses S. Grant — lie such whimsies as banana mousse with olive-oil powder," the magazine noted.

Trummer's on Main was also named third in the Cocktails category. Co-owner Stefan Trummer was singled out for his gin and elderflower cocktail "Sage 11."

The restaurant was opened in 2009 by husband and wife team Stefan and Victoria Trummer. The restaurant is housed in a building that dates to 1869, when it was opened as The Clifton Hotel.

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him self January 28, 2013 at 01:08 PM
I don't know who thinks this place is so wonderful, every time (4) that I've been there the service is terrible, the food so-so and the prices expensive. What a joke. Hopefully the new Italian place is going to give them a wake up call. himself
Hannah Ann Smith January 28, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Totally agree with this comment by " him self". Food is not up to par...over salted and uninspired. Pricey and pretentious. Service staff needs professional training. This place could be so much better and I wouldn't mind paying for a great gourmet meal in a beautiful setting if the food was better and the service was good.
Julia MacInnis January 29, 2013 at 02:21 PM
I disagree. I've been there 4 times and while the wait staff is generally young, I've always had very attentive servers. Food is fabulous and yes, it's expensive but it's truly a great food experience.


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