The Washington House - Pennsylvania

4.6
3105 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Washington House Restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) dining plus made to order takeout! Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner, a casual drink in our historic bar, fresh air while dining on our patio or a light snack before a show next door at Sellersville Theater, you will be pleased with our eclectic menu and our warm hospitality. Our guests especially enjoy the carefully chosen wine and beer lists and year round calendar of events including beer and wine tastings, specialty food nights and holiday menus.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3105 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another yummy dinner tonight with our good friends at the Washington House. We used our surprise envelopes from our New Years Eve dinner and enjoyed 4 free, wonderful appetizers. Lovely evening, delicious entrees and desserts with amazing service.

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MarilynM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch! Loved the crab and shrimp cake. I recommend it highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent! Highly recommend for anyone or a girls morning out.

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Whitey49
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience, food and service!

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MikaylaF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck breast is amazing! The service was friendly

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geeb
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the lamb Bolognese! Also the pan roasted chicken was good and the accompanying pot pie veggies were delish! Calamari app was a large serving, very crispy, small rings.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service. Charming atmosphere wonderful food , can get a burger if you want

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CarolynG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere, wonderful food, and excellent service. I would highly recommend it.

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suey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought our dinner was perfect All 5 of us loved our entree. My husband and I loved the bread pudding for dessert. We will return again soon.

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Sammy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Washington House is outstanding. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We were not rushed and had a wonderful evening.
Can't wait to return!!!

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Washington House, and it was definitely a 5 star experience. The food was great, the server was friendly, and the food was good, served quickly. I’m looking forward to visiting again.

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RuthS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER a bad meal at this wonderful establishment. The food is prepared just right. My favorite bar server, actually working the tables last night, took the time upon my request to build me my favorite Grey Goose Cosmo. I'm a Cosmo snob and no one (except maybe her daughter, who also works there) comes close to perfecting this drink as does Ellie. The service, as usual, was impeccable. Ambiance gets a 10 as well. And it's a two-minute walk (after the Cosmo) to the Sellersville Theater, another gem in the neighborhood. Thanks Elayne and William! Ruth and Andrew

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vipevbuckspa
Philadelphia
217 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for delicious Foods and Beverages. Was here this time for Bar Seating during "Happy Hour" - it was Great!

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you, Evbuckspa! We have happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm! Martini Monday, 2 for one appetizers Tuesday and Wednesday, Draft beer specials on Thursday, and special appetizer samplers for $10 on Friday.

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Bojangles
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An excellent restaurant, in a lovely old-fashioned inn. The food was excellent, service excellent, the price for the value was unbeatable. I would like for the food to have been warmer. Apart from that, I have no complaints.

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CHAS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

IT HAD BEEN A FEW YEARS SINCE WE HAD BEEN TO THE WASHINGTON HOUSE. YESRERDAY WE WERE THERE FOR THE SUNDAY BRUNCH BEFORE THE SHOW AT THE THEATER. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND OUR SERVER NICOLE WAS VERY GOOD AND HELPFUL. THE ONLY THING WAS THE MENU WAS A LITTLE UNCLEAR EXPLAINING THE BRUNCH.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your feedback, Chas. We will look into how to make our brunch menu more clear.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were there on new year's eve. It was a pris fixe menu, but everything we ordered was delicious! Service was expectedly slow, but our server was very pleasant. My only complaint is that the place could use a refresh.

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Roger
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent Atmosphere, service and food quality. Would rate it a 5 and highly recommend. Disappointed that Open Table did not make us aware of the pre-fixe menu for New Years Eve ... this was an early dinner reservation ... not a late night party ... so surprised that we had a one price menu with relatively limited choices.

Still enjoyed the experience

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for your kind words and letting us know that Open Table did not alert you about our prix fixe meal for New Year’s Eve! That is something we can fix for the future,-we appreciate your feedback!

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Deck
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for food and drinks before a concert

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SamanthaC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to The Washington House for years--particularly for our anniversary in December. In all that time, we've never had a meal that wasn't excellent. They do a great job of keeping the menu fresh, but maintaining some old favorites. The service is always good, the interiors lovely, and they make the best crème brulee I've ever had (seriously--try it).

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you, Samantha! Our pastry chef makes other wonderful desserts as well, but we understand if you must get her excellent crème brûlée every time!

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vipBlakeR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal at one of our favorite restaurants.

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Barbandfriends
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Do not order the salmon. It is from frozen and the one I ordered had freezer burn. I could not eat it.

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Holidaydiner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Luncheon is ALWAYS special! Today was no exception!

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for choosing to start your holiday with us! We are so glad we were able to begin it with some joy.

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MarilynM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas Eve lunch! Thank you for a great meal.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for choosing us to kick off your holiday! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us!

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Aggie
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at Washington House since the pandemic began. It was wonderful! Food, service, and ambience was, as always, superb! The table spacing and safety measures in place were appreciated. All staff were masked. Where some restaurants have gone back to crowded dining rooms, the Washington House dining room felt comfortable with more than adequate spacing, which also cut down on noise level. Our server was welcoming, attentive, and most of all seemed relaxed and to be enjoying serving the folks that were dining. Well done, Washington House, in a time that has been a challenge…you have kept your standards high! Thank you!

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank, you Aggie, for noticing how hard we work to make our guests feel comfortable! It is our mission to give people a little joy during tough times. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us.

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SouthernOkra
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu selection was amazing for a place out in rural America. The quality was also wonderful. I asked for a quiet table and was away from the bar - much appreciated. Service was really great too.

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DonnaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service good, but entrée not hot.

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TrumpeTrain
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food ranged from quite good (main/meat courses) to just fair (some of the included sides). The calamari appetizer was excellent. Wines were a bit expensive for the sizes of the “pours.” Service was appropriate: not too “close,” not too much time between. We will go back if we are going to a performance at the theatre, but we won’t make a special trip for a meal.

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ECSP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Christmas luncheon with family

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DeborahG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was cold.. service was not good.. not attentive.. filet mignon was very rare and I ordered it medium.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on December 20, 2021

Deborah, We are so sorry you did not get the service you expect to get and we expect to give. Please give us another opportunity to prove that your last visit was not standard for us. I would love to say hello to you in person, so if you return, please let me know you are coming! Elayne Brick Proprietor

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Will
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service in a fabulous historic setting!

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Tesserie
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+++ in every way. Especially love that they beautifully accommodate vegetarians and carnivores alike.

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Suzythefoodie
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The interior decorations were gorgeous! Service was professional and attentive. The courses were timed appropriately to allow for visiting at the table with my guests. And the food was delicious! Especially the clam chowder, lobster bisque and the crispy chili Brussels sprouts. We will be back!

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MeredithL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first visit was a lovely experience! I appreciated how spread out their dining tables are; it's cozy but not crowded.
Dinner was Fabulous! One of my guests (who rarely eats much) enjoyed the filet of beef & Cleaned Her Plate! My Rack of Lamb was prepared perfectly! Our service was Top Notch too! Thank you!

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lovetodine17
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a lovely relaxing setting. Service was excellent and meal was well prepared and presented. Dessert was delicious! A high quality dining experience overall.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to give a review for The Washington House overnight stay. This was an early Christmas gift from our daughter. It was a package deal with overnight stay and show at Sellersville Theater. No complaints whatsoever. Waitress very helpful and friendly. Meal excellent. Room comfortable, clean and warm. Great way to start the Christmas season. Entertainment at Sellersville very enjoyable and fun. Would surely return for another overnight stay.

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JeanP
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Cheddar burger was excellent, as was the after dinner peppermintini

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tgb19460
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-show dinner at the Washington House. Excellent as always!

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JimS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have stayed at the hotel several times and the restaurant is absolutely outstanding. The food is inspired, the service is first rate, and the atmosphere can’t be beat. I highly recommend this establishment

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter and delicious food! Love the ambiance.

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The Washington House - Pennsylvania offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 257-3000.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania is rated 4.6 stars by 3105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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