Where New York Meets Main Street
A playground of memorable cuisine showcasing the diverse agricultural community of Virginia, superb service, Virginia’s largest and most comprehensive wine program and a stunning ambiance await at Trummer’s on Main. Set amongst the charming setting of historic Clifton, Virginia, Trummer’s on Main is among the region’s most outstanding dining experiences.
Historic Clifton, Virginia; George Washington and Lord Fairfax hunted here; the Confederates and the Union met up here throughout the Civil War; the first electricity in Virginia began here and in 2009, Victoria and Stefan Trummer became the first New York restaurateurs to open a dining destination here. Located on Main Street in a historic town born out of the Civil War, Trummers on Main is the creation of husband and wife restaurateurs Stefan and Victoria Trummer combining “small town charm with fabulous food and attentive service generally found in big food cities.”
Located just 25 miles from Washington DC, Trummer’s on Main is a complete dining experience – with creative American cuisine, innovatively crafted cocktails and the largest wine cellar in the Mid-Atlantic – all complementing each other to create an unforgettable meal.
The culinary program at Trummer’s on Main is helmed by Executive Chef Austin Fausett, whose menu of creative American cuisine is inspired by the rich agricultural community of Virginia. Trummer’s menu program allows for a uniquely personal dining experience, with several tasting and a la carte menu options for any occasion. Options such as BBQ Bone Marrow and Popcorn Ice Cream with peanut butter powder embody modern culinary technique while dishes such as farm-raised Beef Tartare with fried green tomatoes and Local Rabbit Ragout provide innovative twists on classic Virginia and Southern fare.
Fausett comes to Trummer’s on Main from the renowned Inn at Little Washington in Washington, VA. The Wisconsin native has honed his skills with the culinary best of the best, working in esteemed kitchens across the country and internationally in New York, San Francisco and Austria. Chef Fausett’s culinary style draws from influential experiences cooking across the world, with an emphasis on the local Virginia farm culture and well-complements the restaurant’s award-winning beverage programs.
Noted Mixologist and Co-Owner Stefan Trummer leads the innovative craft cocktail program, featuring a variety of large-format cocktails perfect for groups, playful bottled libations and flavorful garden-inspired mocktails. Upping the ante in the cocktail world, Stefan fuses culinary technique with mixology to create one-of-a-kind cocktail ingredients like popcorn milk, flaming absinthe, vanilla powder and grilled fruits. Trummer’s “Large Format” cocktails encourage group celebrations of 6-8, while their “Bottled” cocktails provide unique sips in individually packaged bottles. Imbibers have pre and post-dinner options as well as lighter libations made with all-natural cane sugar. And Trummer’s increasingly popular “Mocktails” take inspiration from the garden, with fresh herbs and smoky grilled fruits infusing bold flavors.
With such close proximity to one of the country’s budding wine producing regions, Trummer’s on Main boasts the largest wine cellar in the Mid-Atlantic region, with the ability to hold more than 8,000 bottles. With the assistance of Sommelier and Wine Director Diana Roderique, Trummer’s has built one of the most remarkable wine menus in fine dining, featuring something for every palate – from Old World to New World, French and Californian, dessert wines and ports, to one of the largest selections of local Virginia wines. Trummer’s glass-enclosed wine tasting room is complete with a communal tasting table and a view of the expansive wine cellar.
The stunning restaurant space has been awarded for its décor and design, with three floors of distinctive rooms for different dining occasions. The bar and lounge on the first floor feature dark cherry wood, a honey-colored translucent granite bar top, prominent lighting and textured stones on the bar wall, and columns wrapped in amber ledge stone. A fireplace in the lounge is flanked by painted portraits of cocktails.
The second floor dining room, ‘The Loft,’ accommodates 210 guests and features exposed brick and two charming fireplaces, textured chairs of red and orange contemporary design and butcher block tabletops. The glass-enclosed ‘Winter Garden’ has a view of the serene flagstone waterfall behind the restaurant and the outdoor seating patio, and is both a dining room and ideal for private events. And the ‘Gallery’ is the third floor dining room featuring local artist paintings available for sale to guests.
A destination near to Washington DC and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clifton has been a main thoroughfare for centuries. Today, Trummer’s On Main reignites Main Street with a culinary adventure of historic proportion.