Trummer’s on Main: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
Airy tempura batter, rich ricotta, and tomato jam elevate the fried green tomatoes at Trummer's on Main. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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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

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.

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