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For 2
7:00 PM
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Washington Inn

3775 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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 -- before it became hurried, incorporated & unimaginative
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(609) 884-5697
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Miriam Wood
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Private party facilities
Whether you are hosting a wedding, rehearsal dinner or a private business meeting, Cape May’s famed Washington Inn has rooms & menus to suit your every need. The former plantation home, circa 1840 offers the cozy Wine Cellar that holds up to 18, or the all-season patio that seats up to 40, or the garden room that accommodates 50, or the entire restaurant for daytime events or selected evening affairs. Your guests will enjoy the same great food and service that have earned The Washington Inn its must-dine reputation.
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Private party contact
LINDSEY DEBAUN: (609) 884-5697
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The Washington Inn provides off-premise catering at whatever location you desire. We are expert at arranging details, creating just the right look, and, of course, offering your guests the highest quality food & attention available. Our catering staff will help you plan an outstanding event, customized to your needs and budget. The Inn caters early- afternoon wedding receptions for up to 125 people on premises. If your guest list is longer, we can help to arrange a reception at the Cape May Beach Club, the Isaac Smith Vineyard,Cape May Winery, your home or wherever you prefer.
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Cross street
Jefferson & Washington
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Parking details
We offer Complimentary Valet Parking - simply drive up to the front of the restaurant on Washington Street and our valet will happily park your car, free of charge.
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Special events & promotions
Five for Friday in the Wine Bar. Every Friday evening we offer 5 great items for only $5. Choice of wine, Cocktail, Oysters, Sliders and Appetizers Join us on Fridays!
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter Jim S. was excellent!!! He was friendly very helpful and gave us excellent service!!!

Doct1 (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Just great food with a fantastic wine list and in a historic location

vipcaptchaos (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

First time there and definitely going back. Food was amazing, service was top notch. James was a great server. Pretty place that is not over the top.

vipskelly (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day

Roman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very nice dinner for Valentine's Day! I thought $30 wine corkage fee was way over the top.

EdelynE (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was an evening well spent. Best Valentines date ever. Great food from start to finish, great service from
the moment we arrived, our waiter was super, and of course I had a great date.. whatelse can I ask for?

vipEIleenk (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Washington Inn never disappoints. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is very romantic and Chef Mimi is the absolute best! I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Cape May.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our favorite spot when in the area. Never disappointed in service or food. A definite must.

vipFoodie63 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Have eaten at the Inn many times and always good but tonight the food and service was the best we have experienced. Superb

Capenative (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Continues to be great food, atmosphere and the service from Deanna was nothing short of perfect,