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
179 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (119)great for outdoor dining (105)special occasion (94)fit for foodies (75)romantic (61)great for lunch (47)good for groups (35)notable wine list (28)great for brunch (26)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (15)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (6)Show More
  • hidden gem
    mrpickydiner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Unless you've been to a show at the sellersville theater, you probably aren't aware of this great little restaurant. This is one of those great hidden gems that is well worth the trip. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have known about Washington House and have been there years ago. But was still surprised of the great ambiance and setting. It has been over 7 years since we were there the last time we were there. I would recommend this to everyone, it is a hidden gem in Bucks County and they made our night very special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, long wait
    Hiattfan
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Of course everyone was going to the same show at Sellersville Theater but the wait for food was over 30 minutes. Our server did give us bread and butter to hold us over and we made the show with time to spare but it still seemed extremely long. However once it came the food was great. Good beer selection also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, but . . .
    cancunlee
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have been going to the Washington House on a regular basis for many years, mostly when attending concerts at the Sellersville Theater next door. Show at 8pm. Dinner reservation: 6:30 for 4. Let this suffice: our entrees arrived at 7:50pm , after many requests from us, and assurances our meals would be out in "a few minutes". Throughout, we were 1st advised the show was delayed to 8:10, then 8:15. We were stressed. The food was, as always, very good. It is noted that the manager removed our salads & soup from the bill and also gave us each a $5 voucher for something from the theater. Good, -- no time for dessert. After rushing eating, the opening act had already started. If not a work night and u can, go earlier and be prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nanette
    Nanette
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Had another wonderful meal before our show at the Sellersville Theatre. So cozy, quaint, and delicious food! Attentive service. No complaints at all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great place!
    beeeye
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great place, wonderful menu and terrific service! Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Favorite
    BikeDad235B
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We've always enjoyed the Washington house, and this last visit was a good example of why it's a solid place to visit. The food choices are always unique and creative, and of course very tasty- and the atmosphere is down to earth and relaxing (we like to get a booth in the bar). If you like to nibble, we enjoy getting 4-5 appetizers in lieu of a meal, and "sampling" for dinner while we enjoy conversation and drinks. It's hard to beat Washington House for that sort of venue, as their appetizers are always unique and tasty. On this trip we did order entrees, and everything was delicious. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Show Dinner
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    While the food (appetizers, soup & salad along with main entrée) were enjoyable, we found the cocktails to be a little skimpy for the price. The glass was small, and when filled with ice, there wasn't much to drink. The flavor of the drink however was very good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and a nice patio
    800rh
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Eaten there several times now. Have yet to get inside (that's what winter is for) really good food and delightful service. Especially great when you are trying to be on time for the Sellersville Theater!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pookie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Always a pleasant dining experience. Pleased that we were able to add another diner to our group with no trouble. Food was excellent, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sept. 7,2014 Dinning Experience
    best
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating my 62nd birthday with dinner at The Washington House and Peter Noones show in the Sellersville Theater on 9/7/14. Our waitress was not relaxed, always in a hurry, apologized to us 3 times: for forgetting our table bread,all out of creme brulee, and yawning in our faces at the table when presenting the check. The entree portion for pasta and seafood was too small. Table bread was stale,not good. We were not offered refills on our drinks. Entree was good but we left still hungry and really disappointed from the whole experience of your establishment. I hope this review will help. You have a beautiful building. I only wish your business all the best. Thank you for this opportunity. Brian Cullen
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Brightside
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have lunch here when attending a show next door. The restaurant is upscale like with down to earth friendly service. On a nice day you can eat outside. I would recommend trying it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, again!
    Tony
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always one of our favourites. Bar staff are fantastic. The place is bumping when they have a show next door or a "special" on in the bar. Need to book early.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    Dined on 9/5/2014
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    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beers and wines !
    Kismet
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Had a lovely dinner before a show at the Sellersville Theater. Our server was wonderful, made everything special and all completed before the show next door began. The Shrimp and scallop dinner was the BEST !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodies
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    service was EXTREMELY slow. Could be because this was Sunday before Labor Day. They were not crowded at all. this was not usual for this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food and service
    dianebritt
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have eaten here many times and I have never been disappointed. The menu items change seasonally and the choices are always great. I have never had a bad meal or bad service for that matter. One of my favorite places to dine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant
    JoJo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant is a gem. The food was wonderful, service great and the cost was apppropriate. The beer and wine selection was huge and I loved trying new beers. Wish we lived closer, but will definitely stop there again in our travels.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have a good meal before the show!!
    CrackTheSky
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I like to have dinner here before a show at the Sellersville Theatre next door. Good beer selection, nice varied menu, quality food, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jaye
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our second visit to the Washington House, both times before catching a concert at the next door Sellersville Theater, and it's become a favourite of ours. The staff are very accommodating and will ensure that you will be finished with your meal to be in time for the show, without making you feel rushed. The food is excellent with a great selection. Leave room for dessert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for dinner with the show.
    Paul
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had dinner at the Washington House before going to see The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Sellersville Theater which is right next door. We had not familiarity with either, but it turned out to be a great night. We sat outside on the patio next to the restaurant in sight of the theater. The weather was spectacular and we could watch all the action and comings and goings at the theater while enjoying excellent food at the Washington House. The show was terrific also. Definitely a wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jimmy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had a group of ten for dinner prior to a concert. Everyone of us enjoyed our dinner. A great experience in every way
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inlove with this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The whole ambiance is so romantic quiet and with amazing service. The filet of steak was like nothing I've ever had before, perfectly cooked and seasoned
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grandmom
    juststepNout
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Took our granddaughter to lunch for her 17th birthday. She was impressed. We had a great time. It's nice to take kids to a nice place where they have a chance to dress up and use their manners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the place
    Ginger05
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I like to go on wine tasting nights. The service is always good, the menu selections change which we like and the food is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to dine outdoors!
    dawn26
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great drinks and a good meal! Loved the outside seating! The Washington House is a nice place to eat before a show at the Sellersville Theater. The service was excellent, as well! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • stubs
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Always a great place, never dissappointed. Has history and charm.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    prestoperfect
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Everything about our experience was terrific. We were greeted by warm friendly smiles everywhere. We were offered a free appetizer, fried oysters, which my wife loved. Our entrées were top notch. To top it all off the bill at the end was friendly as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhere In Time
    bucksdiner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Walking into the Washington House is like stepping into the Victorian era with the dark flocked wallpaper and oil lamps that have been changed over to electric. I much prefer this look than dining in some sterile, pre-fab, modernized, plastic environment. The service was perfect and we were each offered a glass of complimentary champagne as we were celebrating our anniversary. The menu was just the right size and the macaroni & cheese appetizer was delicious as was the salad. I had the Bangers & Mash and for the first time in the states found what I have been searching for since visiting England. They were perfect. The strawberry & rhubarb crisp for dessert was also equally delicious. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner before the show!
    pbock
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were visiting Sellersville to see a concert next door at the Sellersville Theater and wanted a nice place to eat beforehand. The Washington House was perfect. The food and service was excellent. The restaurant itself is in a large historic house adding great charm and character to the ambience. We will be returning next time we travel there to see a show.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence in Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was our second visit to the Washington House. Many more will follow! The food was outstanding and our server excellent. We were attending a concert at the Sellersville Theater which was right next door. Parking was convenient to both events.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great before Sellersville Theater
    MomDE
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had tickets to a concert next door so this restaurant was convenient for dining before the show. the food was fabulous! The soup special was amazing: pea soup with lump crabmeat, which had plenty of sweet crabmeat. The salad special, raspberry and asparagus on mixed greens was refreshing and zesty! Our entrees of filet mignon and shrimp wrapped in bacon were beautifully displayed as well as delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant with the only downside being the noise level. Somehow the acoustics in the back with about 8 other tables, are such that regular conversation noise is elevated, so it is hard to hear the other person at your own table. Other than that, the entire dining experience was a positive memory.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it every time.
    Zube
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was our third visit to the Washington House. Always very tasty! Friendly staff, clean and a beautiful old building! We only seem to come before seeing a show at the theater, but my husband and I have both said we need to make this a more frequent stop for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a delicious surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I hate duck but I LOVE the corn & duck confit w sour cherry goat cheese appetizer. What a wonderful blend of flavors. Each time we go to the Washington House I tell myself I will order two corn & duck confit appetizers and just have them for my dinner. Each time I go, I find something new to try. I am now also hooked on the phyllo & spinach wrapped salmon. The salmon is so fresh. Never a fishy taste like other restaurant salmon dishes. The only other restaurant salmon dish I like is at a restaurant in Bristol, UK. If I lived closer, I would eat these two dishes every week.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A local favorite!
    Nikki
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food, good service, the staff is very friendly and polite. It's clean and inviting, not too noisy either. Yummy calamari!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding first visit
    Teeme
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Decided to have dinner here before a show at the ST. Waitress was a genuine delight with an excellent sense of timing. She brought our shared salad already divided. My partner had the rosemary chicken and raved about it (and the gnocchi that came with) for two days. My trout was crispy moist. Entrees are sized nicely so you have room for dessert -- (they were also excellent!). Only downside is it was a bit dark - a bit more light to enjoy the presentation would be nice. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great meal!
    datenightdiner2
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at The Washington House. We made our reservation after 8pm and almost had our dining area to ourselves (most diners had left for the show at the Sellersville Theater or were dining outside). Our server, Kelly, was very knowledgable about the wine list and her menu recommendations were perfect. We will definitely keep this place on our list of regular date night spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noisy
    knightfall
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The sound level in the dining room inhibited normal conversation. One had to speak loudly to be heard which contributed to the overall sound level. Would not recommend for intimate dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 50th Anniversay Celebration
    Happy2Eat
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our family celebrated our parents' 50th wedding anniversary at the Washington House on Sunday, July 20. There were teenagers and a 10 year old in our party and everyone was happy with menu selection, wonderful food, and superb service! It was my first time visiting, and I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a great experience
    docchristmas
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dining at The Washington House for the first time was a great experience. Everything was exceptional. The food was tasty, portions were perfect, service was prompt and attentive even with a large crowd. You get a fantastic meal for the right price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.