The food was excellent, the service was outstanding. We also enjoyed a cocktail at the bar before we went in for dinner, and our bartender was very engaging. She helped make a very special night.
Dinner was outstanding as was the service. I can’t wait to go back again.
Washington Inn is normally our go to place during the summer, but our past couple of off season experiences have not been up to par. The menu is limited and the quality of the food and the preparation is not what we have come to expect. My wife ordered the Salmon, which was overcooked. She was hoping to get a salad, but there were none offered on the menu. I ordered the Myers steak. It was simply just OK.
We'll give it a try again once the season starts again and see if this is a temporary issue or not.
Also, we had an issue with the parking valet. The attendant couldn't find our keys initially, and then when we got home, we found out that he had attached someone else's keys on our key chain. We had to drive all the way back to the restaurant to bring the keys back, an hour round trip. You would think the attendant would have been appreciative, considering the person who's keys were lost had to take a taxi home that night, but we barely got a thank you.
Every visit to Cape May must include a trip to the Washington Inn for dinner. The food is excellent, the restaurant staff is knowledgable and friendly, and the location is perfect.
I was extremely disappointed last Friday night when I was served the saltiest cioppino that I ever had.
I tried to just eat the seafood, avoiding the broth,but I had to give up after two clams and a shrimp. I did not want to make a scene as the other four people were enjoying their meals so I just stopped eating. One of my party asked to taste my meal and pronounced it inedible. Our waiter had the manager taste it and she agreed that it was very salty and offered to bring me a crab cake in its place. I demurred. We were very surprised to see later that the meal was not taken off the bill. This restaurant has been fine in the past, but this put me off a little bit.
We had a wonderful experience for our anniversary.
The food was great. Our server was ok but should have been better. He paid little attention to us which is ok with me but he came to take our order and didn’t ask if we were going to have a drink or bottle of wine. Since they have a wine cellar you would expect that to be the first thing he asked. After dinner he came with dessert menu and didn’t bother to tell us they were out of some things. Of course we choose what they didn’t have and had to look again. He seemed annoyed and said we are only open a couple days. Idk what that has to do with anything, should have just told us when he brought the menu. The food was so good that none of that mattered. I will definitely go back
Food was very good. Noisy and not too romantic. Tables close together.
This place is the best. Food and atmosphere is amazing. Food is TOP KNOTCH.
Inn is always a nice evening. Sean is efficient, attentive and pleasant.
Crab cakes are always a favorite! Missed my short ribs though....
Very nice place, good service and real good food. Fresh oysters and I would highly recommend the duck.
Love the Washington Inn. So happy that it is open again. Love the selection of food on the menu.
The meal from drinks and appetizers through to dessert was phenomenal. One of the best meals I've ever eaten, and my husband and I eat out frequently and have high expectations of the food and service. Can't wait until we are back in Cape May!
This was my first dining experience at The Washington Inn and honestly one of the best meals of my life. The lobster tails were fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced for the amount of food you get. It came with a delicious seafood risotto underneath. The tomahawk pork chop special was perfectly cooked, crispy outside, and really thick with a delicious brown sauce to dip into. It came with mashed potatoes and bacon lardon which was awesome! The appetizers were also really good and they had this dessert that was a homemade cheesecake but in a soft mousse like form.
The ambience was perfect with several different cozy rooms where you dine (we dined in a porch-like room off of the main bar area with wrap around windows looking out toward washington street (perfect atmosphere for a nice romantic dinner). To add to everything, they played a great soundtrack of old time classic 60s music that was perfect volume, and the wait staff were excellent. Thanks for a great meal and a perfect night out!
Call the restaurant to check the menu as open table menu was inaccurate. My Wife loves duck as it was listed on the menu. When we arrived there was no duck and menu was totally different. My wife does not eat meat or seafood. What type of restaurant does not even have A chicken dish on the menu. She was forced to have the Vegan dish as it was her only option. Very disappointing!,
Wonderful service, food and atmosphere. Perfect for a special evening.
Always extraordinary. We love it there. The combinations and the seasoning are unreal. A real treat!
This was the perfect night. From the valet parking to the attentive and welcoming service the experience was excellent. The food was equally exceptional but not the halibut ( stay away from this. It was bland and dry). The bread, octopus appetizer and Cioppino and chocolate decadence was more than memorable. And for you Pappy Van Winkle lovers they have it available. I love this place. Ask to be seated in the deck converted to in door dining. It is a softer noise level.
We were celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary. They seated us downstairs in the wine cellar which was a smaller area but we had a lot of attention from staff. James, our server who was also their sommelier, was extremely attentive and offered helpful suggestions when deciding on our meal and dessert. Other parties were celebrating events and it was a very friendly environment. Our appetizers were amazing. We had the burrata dish and crab cakes. So yummy! (I forgot to take pictures!). My husband had the braised short ribs for dinner and I had the halibut. Both were very delicious!! We shared the chocolate sampler for dessert. So yummy!! Highly recommend The Washington Inn!!!
The Washington inn has and continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always good and the service is predictable. Only negative is price, cocktails are overpriced.
We were disappointed this time we don't like to go in the summer because of the crowds but usually the food is still good
The Washington Inn never fails to amaze when you order the grilled filet mignon. Perfectly prepared dish that is added to the already nice ambiance that is present. Washington Inn is a perfect date night/special occasion location in Cape May! A definite must for those visiting the shore town!
As usual the food and service was fantastic.
Food was great and James S. is the best!!! Always enjoyable
Every time we go to the Washington Inn, it’s truly an experience. Whether it’s reconnecting with friends or being surprised by knowing the wait or bar staff, they are all so friendly and happy to serve you. The food is local and out of this world. We love going there for special occasions.
Lovely dining experience. Quiet, expert service, great food.
Date night for my wife and I.
Outstanding servers . Delicious food and generous portions. Loved the 5x5 for oysters as an appetizer.
The food and service was great as it usually is on several previous occasions when we dined at the Washington Inn. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our late celebration of Valentine's Day!
We have never had a bad meal at the Washington Inn and Friday was no exception. The food and service were simply outstanding. We had a lovely table for two on the porch. Candles and under lighting made the room incredibly romantic. We highly recommend the Filet Mignon and Salmon entrees. Wine is excellent. Ask for the newest dessert Fromage. Exceptional! Thank you for another wonderful evening.
Nice location and ambiance. Staff was friendly. Nice bar to have a drink before dinner. Good was delicious.
As expected our Valentines dinner was excellent. Our meal was superb the wine very good and reasonably priced, the service as expected at one of the states finest fine dinning destinations.
Excellent food and service. Would like a few more enter choices
We had a very enjoyable valentine's evening at Washington inn. It was 1st time we were there, I would recommend it to everyone. The food(we had the halubut) was wonderful. My only criticism was that they didn't have the only wine I drink, so I settled for water. Other than that, it was an enjoyable evening. I can't wait to go again.
Wonderful evening! We were very happy with my food selections and everything tasted great. Also, our waiter was very attentive and personable.
Enjoyed the best Valentune’s dinner at the Washington Inn. Outstanding food, service and ambience!
I go to the Washington Inn every time I'm in Cape May.....love it there!