Washington House Restaurant

4.7
957 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
SUMMER 2021- We offer OUTDOOR DINING ONLY in our beautiful outdoor tent and patios. Reservations are very much recommended for both lunch and dinner. Call 908-766-7610 today to reserve your spot. Thank you for your trust & continued patronage.
(Please note we are not offering any indoor dining and our bar tops are first come, first serve with a 1:45 time limit. Patio dining is first come first serve with a 2:00 hour time limit per seating).
As always, takeout is a great option! Our full menu is available to go including our signature cocktails, beer and wine! Takeout orders may be placed anytime Tuesday-TH and Sunday however on Friday and Saturdays orders must be in by 4:30 pm so that we can best attend to all guests! See our website for further details and menus.

Support Washington House Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 957 people are saying
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DrewBiomed
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I do appreciate the investment in the so-called outdoor, but really enclosed, dinning area. And the food and drinks were good.

Our concerns were that not one service person was wearing a mask and many did not speak English. My questions; are they properly documented if they are not citizens, how do we as customers know they are vaccinated as no one wore masks, and where is any manager walking around to engage with the customers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was fantastic. Drinks were amazing. Love the outdoor tent setup, it is beautiful!

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JudithL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time to the restaurant. Nice ambience, excellent service and food.

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BridgewaterGal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful time at Washington House, Service was great with our waiter being very attentive . Food was excellent and there were no surprises. Tuesday bottles of wine are 50% off so that was an added bonus.

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AlexI
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seated promptly. Wait staff was very apologetic about wait times for food...even though we didn't complain (we are well aware the industry is short staffed), nor did we think the wait times were long. Live music was great and tables were spaced wonderfully. Oysters were fresh and at $1 each (on Wednesdays and Thursdays) you can't beat it! Beers and wine we chose were great. Apps and entrées were good, but not mind blowing. Overall, good experience and we would return.

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Chris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service and an eclectic menu that never disappoints.

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TracyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance was amazing outside ! Live band towards the later part of the evening!

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ChristopherP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner...gets a bit hot in the tent depending on the temperature that night.

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DianeO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall, we had a great night! We loved the outdoor tent and the live music. Service was excellent and the sangria was yummy. Only the food was average and very oversalted. Nevertheless, we had a lovely anniversary dinner and would return with friends.

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vipSS1977
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Covid is over but Washington House still won't let us eat inside. Sitting in the tent on a 90 degree night was miserable. I won't be back until they open the main building and turn on the ac! Food and service were great but sweating over the food is disgusting

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MargaretG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch. 👏

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DianeP
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except the flies that kept bothering us. Maybe they should invest in some type of pest control.

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CherylB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice evening. Food was delicious and service impeccable.

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AnneN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive staff and the tent was very comfortable even with the downpour and warmer temperature. A very pleasant casual dinner.

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PAULU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed Everything! Food & Service was wonderful!

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vipPattyO
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The "outside room" at the Washington House is fantastic. However, we were there in the middle of a very violent rainstorm last night and spent part of the meal trying to stay dry. Still, the outdoor room is lovely and accommodates a multitude of groups with picnic tables & benches, tables and chairs, and hightops. Attentive staff and delicious food. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We are a little disappointed in our experience last night. We usually love going to Washington House but this time the service was poor and the food was off. Not sure if it’s because they were busy and understaffed but it was a bit disappointing. We came to celebrate my moms birthday and wanted to bring her here for awhile so we made reservations over a month ago for a large party. We never received some of the items we asked for like refills on drinks and avocado fries that were still on our bill come the end of the meal. The risotto that we normally love was sooooooo over salted and that is comming from someone who loves salt lol. We requested for three desserts and a candle and the candle/spoons never came. As we waited for the spoons the ice cream melted everywhere and my mom who’s birthday it was had to sit and wait for both the spoons and the candle. Overall the experience was pretty bad especially since we brought family to see a place they have never been.

Hope that this was a one off as we typically do love this restaurant.

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WeLoveGreatFood
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was lively and fun with live music. Service was excellent - our server was friendly and helpful, food was served in just the right amount of time. Cocktails were delicious and the food was exceptional. We had a great time!

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vipRaymondS
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor tent and excellent service/food. We enjoy dining at Washington House Restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Chicken was rather … rubbery. Service was awesome!! Time to really rethink the menu.

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vipRobertM
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. A little hot in the tent but i think they did the best they could on such a hot day.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife enjoyed her crab cakes. My niece enjoyed her haddock. I liked my filet mignon, however the filet was overdone and tough. We will return. Enjoyed our visit. Appreciated the smaller menu. It shows what the kitchen does it does well.

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vipjar99
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our kids here for a graduation dinner and were very please. We had never been before. The food was excellent and the servers delightful. We were out on the patio so the noise level was low. Cannot speak for the main dining room.

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Corey
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Washington House even before the pandemic, and the outdoor space they have built in response to COVID has just deepened my affections. There is such a great vibe to now accompany the outstanding food and delicious cocktails. The wait staff is at their best in this new setting. Any occasion--dinner with an old friend, 65th birthday, confirmation dinner-- is appropriate for you to book here.

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MMLynch
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and ambiance of Washington House! Best tuna around and great fries!!! Delicious drinks as well and great live music!

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HananH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining had great ambience. Waiter was friendly & food was delicious. My cocktail was superb. Will definitely come back again!

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vipKeepItReal
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

1. Restaurant failed to advise seating was an “outside” structure with “fans” and tent covering… absurd!
2. “Ambiance” was terrible.
3. We were seated in a cafeteria type setting which was overrun with ants…literally.
4. NO ONE came to table to greet us, provide menus or take drink order.

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vipSIGNOLhu
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding evening. Besides the great Grilled Apple salad and the Crab Cake entree, the peach sangria and Mango cheesecake were great bookends to the meal.

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ColeenO
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a lovely time and a very good meal. We ate outside in the tented area which was lovely. Our waiter however was disinterested and his service was perfunctory. After we were served, he only checked back when we were done to see if we wanted dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor area is beautiful. We had such a lovely time. Strongly recommend!

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Phoebe924
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance.

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EL13
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The new open air building is a nicer setup than others. I was turned off though by the toilet trailer. I didn't use it so I can't speak to it's condition. We liked the apps a bit better than the entrees, which where not cheap. But I would go back to try the burger and check out the live music.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Found the tent restaurant very noisy. Hard to have a conversation. Food quality was average-nothing exciting

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vipRich
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! We brought friends for the first time and when we left they mentioned to us that they want to return. Loved the atmosphere, music and flavor of the meals. Can't wait till we can bring them inside to see the bar and the other dining area we are so fond of.

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on June 13, 2021

Awesome! Thanks so much.

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Dashinglarry
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. Excellent hostess. Great ambience!

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on June 13, 2021

Love it.

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vipCJTraveler
Las Vegas
79 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I usually sit on the front patio at the Washington House but today we sat in the large temp building in the back. The building is very well designed with lots of open 'windows' and ceiling fans. I had The Martha (like a Cobb salad) and a salmon tartare with avocados and they were both very good. My friend had a salad and the fish tacos. She enjoyed them. Would definitely recommend this place and we'll be back.

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on June 13, 2021

Lovely to hear!

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Jess
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Cocktails were great. Ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees to share, everything was delicious.

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thanks, Jess!

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RuthD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic...crab cakes and fish and chips. Fresh and hot! The outdoor seating was protected but open. Lots of space between tables. We had a great night out.

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on June 13, 2021

Appreciate it!

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vipMichael
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. They renovated the seating area outside. Excellent entertainment

FAQs

Washington House Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 766-7610.

Washington House Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 957 OpenTable diners.

Washington House Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.yiftee.com/gifts/egift_and_gift_cards/washington-house.

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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