100 Best Restaurants 2012: Trummer's on Main
Restaurants On the Rise
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano
Popcorn Ice Cream dessert with nitrogen frozen caramel corn. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Comments () | Published January 13, 2012
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Trummer's on Main
Address: 7134 Main St. , Clifton, VA 20124
Phone: 703-266-1623
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 to 9, Friday 5:30 to 10, Saturday and Sunday 5 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Formal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Titanic 13 cocktail; flour-dusted ciabatta; pumpkin soup with sweet lump crab, bay-leaf crumble, and pumpkin foam; frisée with curry vinaigrette and celery three ways (puréed, shaved, and steamed); vermouth-braised veal with rutabaga and vermouth cream; N
Price Details: Starters, $9 to $14; main courses, $19 to $34.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible


Chef Clayton Miller's clever pairings--think foie gras and hushpuppies--could go awry. But he rarely sacrifices deliciousness to be different. Same goes for co-owner Stefan Trummer's cocktails, the most justifiably famous of which is the Titanic, a cross of vodka, sparkling wine, and frozen Champagne.

Silk-paddle fans and miles of French doors give the dining room a breezy West Coast feel. The tavern-like lower level--a scene most nights--has a more vintage look with its onyx-and-stacked-stone bar.

What to get: Lamb's-tongue salad with sweet-potato jam; smoked and roasted salmon; sirloin with potato confit; frozen banana mousse with caramel ice cream. At the bar: Parmesan popcorn; potato chips; pork-schnitzel sandwich.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner. Bar open Tuesday through Friday for dinner, Saturday for lunch and dinner. Expensive.

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