50 Best Restaurants 2017: Trummer’s On Main

A modern American restaurant in Clifton

Photo by Stefanie Gans

In this stark white dining room, both elegant and welcoming, topped with paddle ceiling fans evoking that timeless Southern style, Trummer’s on Main remains an escape. An escape for grown-ups. An escape for a graceful meal. It’s stracciatella, strings of hand-pulled mozzarella, with peaches, ham and croutons in a puddle of cream. It’s crisp-skinned local rockfish next to a risotto immersed with crab and spruced up with a pink shellfish emulsion. It’s blueberry compote with broken bits of corn shortcake, some tufts of whipped cream and a roasted corn ice cream. It’s seasonal with an air of fancy. It’s thoughtful but not overcomplicated. It’s not just dinner; it’s a night out.

Trummer’s On Main
Modern American | $$$$
7134 Main St., Clifton

(50 Best Restaurants 2017November 2017)