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The only views you'll see at Plume, the fine dining restaurant at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C. hotel, are interior, but they're still historically inspired and refined. Plume is located on the first floor of The Jefferson, so it doesn’t offer the monument views that some of the guest rooms display. The décor, however, features many of the Jefferson-inspired touches you'll find throughout the hotel, with some special additions.
Bathed in hues of light gray and yellow, the space is covered with wallpaper depicting the estate and landscape at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's estate in Virginia. The wallpaper was painted especially for the Five-Star hotel on a single piece of silk, then cut to fit the room at Plume.
In the Private Wine Cellar, a space at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant that can seat up to 18 guests, you'll get a different view. The walls are lined with many of the cellar's more than 1,300 bottles, reminiscent of the former president's passion for viniculture. There's also a floor-to-ceiling portrait of his estate's farm, which you can still visit. And one more detail is delightfully Jeffersonian: A wine bottle dumbwaiter, just like the one installed in the Jefferson's fireplace at Monticello.