Washington Inn

4.9
5581 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Built in 1840, this former Cape May plantation residence is now home to the acclaimed Washington Inn and Wine Bar. The Craig Family has carefully preserved the beauty & essence of this distinctive treasure without undertaking major alterations to its original form. The Inns welcoming facade overlooks tree-lined Washington Street in the seaside communitys Historic District. The Washington Inn offers six unique dining areas, from a summer patio to cozy fireside tables. Cocktails are a must in the Wine Bar, where the passing Cape May scene can be best appreciated. Often described as romantic, our easy-going elegance will satisfy anyones craving for fine dining. Our enticing menu offers the best of American cuisine, but with an inventive, upscale edge. Food, Service, Ambiance, the essential ingredients for dining excellence, are all deftly blended here at The Washington Inn. We are what "eating out" used to be.

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
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5581 people are saying
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vipJamie
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish. Started with a delicious bottle of Pinot Noir and Escargo. Lobster and short rib for dinner and the most amazing dessert that I never would have picked, but it was highly recommended by our server so we gave it a try. It was called Fromage Blanc. It had a mango passionfruit puree. So good!! The timing of everything was perfect and the complimentary valet on a rainy night made it even more top-notch. Can't wait to return!

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vipmarissarm
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious, and dining felt safe. Our server was very helpful and professional.

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LAmerucan
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there a number times over the years . It is just a great restaurant

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AmeliaM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an amazing meal, beautiful atmosphere, and top notch service.

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RickB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Tables nicely separated, seated on time. Service was excellent, thank you Karen. Food was out of this world thank you chefs. Desserts and cocktails on point!

Will be back when they reopen at Easter

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ADAMB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food out of this world. I highly recommend it.

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PeterP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service. Highly recommended. I'm sure you'll enjoy it too.

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janeR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress was sweet and accommodating. She was exceptional. The food was prepared perfectly, and when I asked for a change in the entree I ordered, it was no problem!!

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vipAllAroundExcellence
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Miles was fabulous! He is always a pleasure. He is quite personable. Our food was outstanding! We had the escargot appetizer and it did not disappoint.

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HarryN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! We will be going back again.

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FrankC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and felt safe in the environment. Staff was very attentive and friendly.

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vipWeegwow
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Washington Inn in Cape May has always been a special place for us. It never disappoints. The menu has something for everyone. The atmosphere is beautiful, the drinks and wine list are amazing and the staff is most accommodating. Can’t wait to return! !

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food,service, ambience all perfect

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Karsheer
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Washington Inn is a first class restaurant. Excellent service, top notch cocktails, delicious, generous portioned entrees and just a delightful experience!

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BarbaraL
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines celebration everything was perfect!!! Loved every second !!

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AnneF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best! Would highly recommend! Very romantic and excellent food!

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vipJoeB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Valentine’s Day dinner! Food, staff (I couldn’t remember everyone’s name!) menu selection (food and wine). Excellent and look forward to returning !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early Valentine’s day

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MichaelS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent as usual. Dan our waiter was very professional and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Food was excellent. Our table host, Sean, provided excellent service and was very attentive

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vipSteakEater
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Karen, was awesome. We think that this is the 3rd time she was our server. Each experience was as great as the first. She suggested the Tuna. It was the first time I had Tuna as an entree. It will not be my last. It was absolutely great. Great place to spend Valentine Day.

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vipTraci
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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Localguy66
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great overall experience. The service is consistently superb as is the food.

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Jengro
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and ambience was great. My husband had the best pork chops he’s ever had. We would definitely go back again. It was very romantic for Valentine’s Day

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Barb
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very safe! Tables spaced out, staff in masks. Food was amazing, as usual!

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BethanneM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our evening. Gabriella was wonderful as our server. Food and drinks were great. Nice evening.

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RondaJ
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Valentine’s dinner that did not disappoint. Service is well timed and food was excellent! Cioppino was delicious and highly recommended. Wait staff was courteous and attentive. We will be back!

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RonL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, hi end on price but it’s not every day for us so well worth it for special occasions

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Tsgcpa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Cape May which says a lot because Cspe May is known for its great dining.

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Dawn
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and cocktails were excellent as always!! 👏 Bravo!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gabriella our server was impeccable. She was attentive and had a great wit. Food was incredible and her suggestions were SPOT ON—especially her recommendation of the bananas foster dessert. Tables were more than 6 feet apart and everything was up to code re: the dreaded virus. A wonderful evening and a meal I will dream about for weeks to come!

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vipLaura
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for an Anniversary and was not disappointed! Delicious! The staff was attentive and polished. Thank

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to WI for over 20 years and it never disappoints. Our most recent dinner there was one of the best meals of my life. The food and service are impeccable! Don’t forgot to try out some of their delicious cocktails as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect dining experience. Candace was wonderful and recommend a perfect bottle of red wine. Karen our waitress served us and was knowledgeable and attentive.
She came out with a perfect birthday plate decoration for my daughter STEPHANIE 💗’s birthday. It was a special evening. Thank you very much.

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vipSteakEater
Atlantic City
33 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Washington Inn is THE best restaurant in Cape May. Great food, atmosphere and service.

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PAULK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining canceled due to weather. Contacted us ahead of time to ask permission to seat us inside.
Maintained all guidelines while providing excellent food and service. It was their last evening of the season.

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Renee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was an excellent server. Food was delicious.

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NinaR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Washington inn is top rate !!
Food, service, atmosphere.... I would go back anytime!

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michaelc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience, our first indoor dining since the start of the pandemic. Felt completely safe, tables were appropriately spaced but still maintaining ambience. Our server was absolutely charming and the food was delicious. Perfect evening.

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LLA1
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding. This remains our GoTo restaurant in Cape May. Always a great meal and service.

FAQs

Washington Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 5581 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.