Trummer's on Main
7134 Main St.
Clifton, VA 20124
Cuisines: Modern, Breakfast, American
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
Noise Level: Intimate
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
Starters, $9 to $14; main courses, $19 to $34.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible
About 30 miles from DC, historic Clifton offers bucolic therapy to weary urbanites, and you can get a great brunch, too. Chef Cory Lambert is serving terrific starters such as tempura-fried green tomatoes, an impeccable quiche Lorraine, and shrimp cocktail topped with icy “Bloody Mary” froth. Entrées range from pillowy buttermilk pancakes with vanilla-braised-pork brisket and balsamic-tinged maple syrup to sourdough French toast with plums and fried chicken. A sourdough-toast ring contains a hash of chicken confit, oysters, and chorizo—the sort of don’t-try-this-at-home wonder that every destination restaurant should strive for. Sunday 11 to 2.