Washington House Restaurant

4.8
877 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We will be continuing with outdoor dining ONLY for the foreseeable future in our beautiful outdoor tent, replete with radiant heated floors. We encourage you to bring a blanket, wrap, shawl or fleece as this remains al fresco dining! The tent meets all DOH and NJ regulations. Reservations are very much recommended for both lunch & 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.
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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 877 people are saying
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DeeDee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Great entertainment. Would highly recommend.

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vipSIGNOLhu
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and my son took me here for my birthday. We had dined here in the past but it was the first time in the “dining tent” Washington House built last Fall in their parking lot. Everything was great; food, service, and each table was more than adequately distanced.

Great experience all around. Look forward to going back.

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krisM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. The music was awesome!!!

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Dino
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing so we're the drinks. The only issue background talk everyone I guess want to be heard.

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CarolynA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Washington House has quickly become a favored choice after finding them offering outdoor dining in the winter. The tent had a heated floor and always felt comfortable.

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ArtP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. I like the front patio. Would recommend.

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vipSalOPENTABLE
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanks for another great lunch at Washington House!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with my family last night! Crab cakes were delicious! I always get a special and last nights Chilean Sea-bass did not disappoint! The staff is always so pleasant and our waitress was sweet and attentive!! Love The Washington House! The tent is so festive and it’s nice to have live music!!

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JoyK
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Close to home and they've done a very nice job providing tent dining. Lots of room with good ventilation and heated floor.

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vipDANAT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative cocktails. Delicious dinner. Unique and warm ambiance

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vipLsturdy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor tent atmosphere. With the height of the open air tent and socially distanced tables, the Washington House is the ideal place to meet friends for dinner. Food and beverage specials were fantastic also!

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Foodieyes
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Washington House did not disappoint! We had the fried calamari which was huge and delicious with great tomato sauce and a yummy spicy aioli, too. Main courses were delicious and not too much food. Excellent value for a lovely evening. Cocktail I drank, the blackberry one, was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing with a great atmosphere!

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PatriciaO
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fun drinks--be sure to ask if they have oysters available. we didn't see them on the menu, but turns out they had them and they were wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was exceptionally fantastic!
Service was attentive and friendly!
Love the tent- hope it can stay!
Can’t wait to go back in 5 days-

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Jinjer
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gathered w friends who have never been to the Washington House Restaurant ~ they loved the ambience, service, and most importantly the food. It was gratifying to know the Washington House Restaurant was well received by my friends - since I chose the location to meet. Thank You ~ for a great first impression :)

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DoctorD
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. Had a wonderful server who made good suggestions on food and helped us pick just the right wine. Washington House our “go to” since moving to the area.

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AlyssaM
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great music and amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambience and service! Food was top notch!

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks!

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ArtP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly, clean, courteous. The food never disappoints.

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marnib1234
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. Service was great. Ambience was really nice in the tent with music. Great place for gathering and found it to be very safe. All employees wore masks, sanitizer stations visible, tables are at a nice distance away from each other.

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Beverly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best Covid dining around. Bright, cheery, food is good. Nice big room. Easy social distancing.

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on March 22, 2021

Great feedback, Beverly! Thanks.

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vipchrisw
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always very good, drinks are amazing the atmosphere is fantastic and the service is perfect. I feel very comfortable here and we always enjoy ourselves.

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on March 22, 2021

So glad you enjoy our setup!

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vipTCNJmom18
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining area was outstanding. I think once Covid is at bay, this area should remain. It was cozy, comfortable and decorations were beautiful. Make the inside area your party rooms. Just a thought.
The leek and potato soup with corned beef shavings was amazing. I ordered a quart to go!
I had the corned beef sliders which were very good. This too is something to keep on the menu all year round. They are on Kings Hawaiian slider rolls and it just brings the sliders to a whole new level.
I will definitely be back!

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on March 22, 2021

FABULOUS!

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vipElleK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their "new" outdoor /covered seating arrangements! And great food as always.

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thanks so much!

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McNick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great. Tables and tents were spaced out food was delicious. Drink prices a little high.

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Emmarie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for outdoor dining for a birthday dinner. It was a great experience and everyone had a great time.

Washington House Restaurant
Responded on March 22, 2021

Lovely to hear!

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vipATSCC
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another wonderful lunch at the Washington House. Service was fantastic, the food was delicious. One of the best carrot cake desserts, ever!

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vipSteveC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in the large tent out the back. Salmon tartare was a great app and I enjoyed corned beef sliders off the specials as my entree.

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vipATSCC
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

two great lunches in a row at Washington House. Service was wonderful, food was delicious. A wonderful spot in Basking Ridge. I Highly recommend

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CarolynA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is swiftly becoming a favored spot fir my friends and I.

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barbarap
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a wonderful place to eat during the pandemic We felt very safe and will keep coming back

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vipMichelleR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Not sure I can really count this as a review since we didn’t stay to eat. Buyer Beware...there is only outdoor tent dining available in a non-heated tent. Well...unless you want to count the heated floors which on a Saturday night in 26 degree March weather really didn’t make much difference. It was FREEZING, the music was loud and you are seated at picnic tables. (They may be painted white, but they are still picnic tables! For the prices they charge...no thank you!). I understand this is a pandemic, but NJ has opened indoor dining. I still wouldn’t mind if this is a decision Washington House chose to make for their business, but call it out when I’m booking the reservation. Oh...it’s in there, but you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of their Open Table Dashboard to find it which nobody who’s eaten there before ever does. Most restaurants use the Open Table function to ask Standard Seating vs Outdoor Seating preference. Washington House did no such thing when I booked my reservation six weeks ago. Why I had so much trouble getting a reservation, I have no idea. There were tables available. We’ve dined at the Washington House before and had a truly delightful experience, this time not so much!

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kzisa
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue loved the outside dining! Great food and a great time!

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bigwineguy
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

All I can say is: man that was COLD! Not sure why this is so popular in this weather - because in truth it was just about at capacity on a Thursday night. People were huddled in blankets and wearing their winter overcoats at dinner. (!)
The food is good (not great). The "filet mignon tips" dinner I ordered could not have been filet mignon. My wife's salmon looked very good, and she enjoyed it. The hamburger oredered by our guest looked like a good deal and delicious.
The martini I had pre-dinner was noticably small. The wine is outrageously priced and selections are not what you would expect from a top tier restaurant. One bottle I recognized on the list at $54 is a $15-$17 buy at a wine shop.
The other bottle I recognized, a Dom Perignon champagne, which I have bought for $170, was on the list at a price north of $350. Really? I expect wine at a restaurant to be a bit pricey but I think these prices are way over the top. Not a destination for a wine lover, period.
It seems they are very aware that they are the only restaurant in town come dinner time. Too bad, because I live in that town. NOT A FAN.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Unfortunately we didn’t stay to eat. Be prepared to eat OUTSIDE with only heated floors. This was a lunchtime reservation. Seriously this state has to get its act together. The chain restaurants seem to have figured things out. 😳🤦‍♀️🙄. Until it’s truly spring Im going to have to wait for their great burgers!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu is limited for GF food. What is available is good and GF. A bit expensive for what you get. Lovely dining area with plenty of space.

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EatWell
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent overall and the best spacious COVID friendly dining. Food is very good, fresh, tasty. Suggest requesting any dressings on the side. Only complaint of my guests and myself.

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KenA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All good just a little slow service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor dining I’ve been to! Heated floors, big open area, well distanced table. Excellent varied menu. Food is as excellent.

FAQs

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

Washington House Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 877 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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