The Washington House
The Washington House

The Washington House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.washingtonhouse.net/
  • Phone: 215-257-3000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Bar: Monday - Thursday: to 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: to 12:00pm, Sunday: to 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Loeffler
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call Cyndi Dietterich at 215-257-3000 x207 or see website "Private Parties" for menus and details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Intimate private rooms beautifully restored in the original farmhouse are available for groups between 8 and 60. Menus can be customized for your group depending on your size and needs. Please call to make arrangements.
  • Private Party Contact: Cyndi Dietterich 215-257-3000 x207
  • Entertainment: Sitting right beside The Washington House Restaurant is the beautifully renovated Sellersville Theater 1894. A vital stop on the East Coast concert circuit, this intimate, welcoming listening room presents an ambitious, eclectic mix of top name artists and hot new talent year round. The theater is renowned for its sound quality and the up-close feel of the shows. Together, the restaurant and theater offer an exciting entertainment destination mixing big city talent and small town charm.
  • Special Events: Bluegrass Jam in the bar 1st & 3rd Tues of the month; Jazz Jam in the bar last Tues of the month. Freestyle Flights Of Wine 4th Fri of the month. Beer Tastings 1st Fri of the month. Plus wine tasting dinners and other special events. See website for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Main Street & West Temple Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Washington House has a private lot right next to the building. There is also a large, free municipal lot at the end of the block and plenty of unmetered street parking on surrounding streets.
A word from The Washington House
The seven story tower of The Washington House Restaurant has been a landmark for over 100 years in the town of Sellersville, Bucks County, PA. Today it continues to represent warm hospitality and convivial good times. Rescued and lovingly restored in the 1980s by proprietors William Quigley and Elayne Brick, the restaurant is well known for its thoughtful service and inventive American cuisine. With four intimate dining rooms, a pre-prohibition period bar and a patio for fair weather months, it offers a romantic atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Patrons especially enjoy the carefully chosen wine and beer lists and a year round calendar of events including beer and wine tastings, specialty food nights, holiday events and seasonal menus.
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The Washington House reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (120)great for outdoor dining (107)special occasion (96)fit for foodies (76)romantic (61)great for lunch (51)good for groups (34)notable wine list (28)great for brunch (27)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (16)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (6)Show More
  • We've been to the Washington
    petelabVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2010
    We've been to the Washington House for dinner numerous times, and always find it to provide a great combination of fine dining quality, friendly efficient service, and very good value. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our party of 6 greatly enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/2/2010
    Our party of 6 greatly enjoyed our dinner at the Washington House. Great service and a congenial, non-rushed atmosphere added to the enjoyable items on the menu which offered a wide selection. We have definate plans to revisit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Year's Eve ambiance was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    New Year's Eve ambiance was perfect. Our food server was very attentive, even in a busy atmosphere. Food was okay (a little over priced, but it was NYE and to be expected). Complimentary glass of champagne was a very nice touch. Enjoyable experience all in all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The first time I dined at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    The first time I dined at the Washington House was this past Oct. and I thought it was the best meal I ever had. Then my husband and I came New Years Eve and I couldn't believe it but it was just as good if not better. I plan to find any excuse possible to come back ASAP. I have been telling everyone I know about those two nights. The presentation of the food is a work of art unto itself. The amalgamation of favors are a pleasant surprise. Thanks for a wonderful New Years Eve.
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  • One of my favorite local resturants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    One of my favorite local resturants - excellent food - great for either lunch or dinner. Pleasant and efficient waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. Meat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    The food was excellent. Meat not quite cooked and the wairess quickly removed it and brought another serving...and took the dinner off the bill. We were impressed!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were originally a party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/20/2009
    We were originally a party of 4, but due to the significant snowfall the night before, only 2 of us could make it. I called to change the number and when we arrived, we were seated at a marvelous table for two, right beside the Christmas tree. It was cozy, service was excellent...waitress was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been here several times
    petelabVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2009
    We've been here several times before, and it has never failed to please. The food is always interesting and well-prepared, the service is always attentive and friendly without being overbearing, and the location, while not the most convenient to reach from our home, is a charming small town. We have always eaten there in connection with attendance at concerts at the Sellersville Theater next door (and under common ownership), which also always provides a nice evening out. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had filet mignon but I'm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2009
    I had filet mignon but I'm pretty sure it was not filet mignon- should not have had any grissle.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2009
    Our dining experience was very pleasant. We had show tickets following and the restaurant was very accomadating and worked with us to bring our meals on a timely basis.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Check the schedule of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/12/2009
    Check the schedule of the next-door Sellersville Theater. Dining before the show is very crowded and loud. By 7:30 - 7:45 pm, it started to clear out. Great beer and wine list, though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nighttime lighting was poor
    Opie
    Dined on 12/12/2009
    Nighttime lighting was poor for menu reading. Thankfully we had seen a menu beforehand and knew what we wanted to order, since not one of our party of 6 could read the menu in the darkness. The 6 different dishes ordered were all delicious and large in portion. Service was excellent and overall a delightful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is THE place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/6/2009
    This is THE place to dine if you are going to a show at the music theatre. They will make sure you are out on time, and the food is always good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another enjoyable visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/5/2009
    Another enjoyable visit to the Washington House. This neighborhood gem is great before or after a concert next door at Sellersville Theatre. It's also great for a special birthday or anniversary or for no occasion at all. My husband had duck and said it was delicious. He would order it again.I had the Shrimp and Crab cakes. Delicious as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have eaten here several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/4/2009
    I have eaten here several times and all have been a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first experience. It was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/4/2009
    Our first experience. It was lovely and a surprise. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A cornerstone of Upper Bucks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/4/2009
    A cornerstone of Upper Bucks County, and the local community. Charming old inn serves expertly crafted lunches and dinners. Menu always contains seasonal specialities. Monthly wine and beer tasting nights help keep the offerings fresh for the regular customers. Along with the Sellersville Theater located on the property provides for a full night out at a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the folks there were extremely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/3/2009
    the folks there were extremely accommadating....we had a special requested for which they responded to instantly and we were very appreciative. we had a terrific dinner and the services was excellent. thanks!
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  • I love the Washington House.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/2/2009
    I love the Washington House. We always have a great meal and the staff is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food portions quite smaller
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/29/2009
    Food portions quite smaller than other times there; nice atmosphere, attentive service; but rather noisy diners...we don't need to hear your stories!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was the very first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/26/2009
    This was the very first time ever that Thanksgiving dinner was spent out dining. I heard were wonderful things about the Washington House. The dinner was very good, 2 had turkey, 1 had duck and 1 had pork stuffed with cranberry stuffing, all was delicious including the desserts. The only downfall was it was so crowded and very very noisy. I feel that the restaurant tried to pack in as many people as they could. I would defnitley go back for another occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • this place is lucky its not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/26/2009
    this place is lucky its not in Philadelphia, it would be out of business. The smug and subprofessional attitude, along with the simple food i suppose is ok for Perkasie. Don't let them bully you into thinking there souffle is anything more then a flourless cake..its horrendous to even call it that. With only McDonald as its competition i see why the locals actually consider this "fine" dinning.
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  • Had a great time food excellent,
    Johcarc
    Dined on 11/20/2009
    Had a great time food excellent, service perfect all in all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Food was excelent!! (long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/20/2009
    Food was excelent!! (long bone pork chop w/apple cider sauce and melted cambazolo chese,outstanding)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good, but our soup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/19/2009
    Food was good, but our soup was not very hot. Our waitress was very nice, but it appeared that there was not enough staff and she was overextended.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my second visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/17/2009
    This was my second visit to the Washington House, and the food was even better than I had remembered it being. It's right next door to the Sellersville Theater, so it's very convenient for concert-goers, for either a pre- or post-concert meal. We were running a bit late due to traffic, and our waitress made sure to get us in and out in time to make our 8 pm show. The wine and beer lists are extensive, and the food is superb. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average food. Great beer selection.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2009
    Average food. Great beer selection. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The waitress was so very kind
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/6/2009
    The waitress was so very kind and knowledgeable......could not have asked for a better one!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We always enjoy going to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/6/2009
    We always enjoy going to the Washington House the first Friday of every month for their beer tasting. The service is great the food is very good as well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Victorian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/4/2009
    Lovely Victorian restaurant with a charming atmosphere. Service was friendly and wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is our 3rd trip to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2009
    This is our 3rd trip to the Washington House and the 2nd and 3rd time we took friends and/or family. Their experience was the same as ours every time we go. Fantastic service, food and ambiance. Just love it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The Washington House is very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2009
    The Washington House is very quaint - country decor. Not really my scene, but it served its purpose. We went to a show at the Sellersville Theater, which is right around the corner. The menu is meat heavy and German influenced, although I had 2 fish dishes, which were excellent, and they had a veggie option that sounded good. Everything was delicious!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience! A little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/30/2009
    Great experience! A little noisy which made it hard to talk to the people at your table. Food was very good and would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a nice surprise. The
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2009
    What a nice surprise. The greeting at the door, the attention by the server and the overall homey feel of the place was more than expected. And, the food is worth a repeat visit. We and our guests truly enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner is always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2009
    Dinner is always a pleasure whenever we go to a show at the Sellersville Theatre. We travel about two hours from Maryland, so it's nice to know we will always get an outstanding meal before a great concert. Servers are always right on schedule, to make sure we get to the theatre on time.
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  • We are longtime customers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2009
    We are longtime customers of Washington House and we wanted to try their October fest buffet. They were extremely busy this evening so our experience was not as good as with a regular brunch or dinner.Great place to try, if you had not done so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice Place Very Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2009
    Very Nice Place Very Friendly staff and patrons. great food
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2009
    We enjoyed the experience. We were seated promptly. Seater was a bit of an automaton. Food was well prepared and well presented. Service was very good if a littlt gushy. The cost was less than expected. We will be back.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I have dined at
    Gary
    Dined on 10/17/2009
    My wife and I have dined at the Washington House many times. This time was a 1/2 bad experience. My Wienerschnitzle was pretty bad and my wife's pasta dish in a white cream sauce was very good. The veal was lukewarm and a little tough. The service was good. We got seated immediately. Because this was a less-than-great experience, I consider it rare. we will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful experience. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2009
    Wonderful experience. Food was different in that there was a wide variety and a diverse menu. I had a salad which was outstanding and lamb chops cooked to perfection. The waitress was friendly and came back several times to see if all was allright. I would go back again. Great place to go before and after the Theater.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate