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Group dining is possible at Plume, the fine dining restaurant at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C., but it is probably easiest to accomplish if you get a private room. The dining room at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant is small and filled nearly every night with reservations. If you want to dine in a large group of up to six people, plan to make a reservation far in advance.
Another option is the Private Wine Cellar, which can accommodate 18 people. The walls are lined with bottles of wine, reminiscent of Jefferson’s passion for viniculture, and a floor-to-ceiling portrait of his estate's farm (which you can still visit). A wine bottle dumbwaiter — just like the one installed in the former president's fireplace at Monticello — can be used to bring a new bottle from the onsite, 1,300-bottle cellar, and is another charming detail.