The Washington House - Pennsylvania

4.6
3043 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Washington House Restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dining plus made to order takeout!

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Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner, a casual drink in our historic bar, fresh air while dining on our patio or a light snack before a show next door at Sellersville Theater, you will be pleased with our eclectic menu and our warm hospitality. Our guests especially enjoy the carefully chosen wine and beer lists and year round calendar of events including beer and wine tastings, specialty food nights and holiday menus.
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food, atmosphere and staff. Everything was great!

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food - the chèvre tomato appetizer tart was especially good

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Rich
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I do not know if they are suffering from a lack of staff due to the virus, and if they are I feel for them.
Whether it was the kitchen or the servers, there was an inordinate amount of time between ordering and our appitiser. I believe they realized this as they comped our appitiser.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for being patient with us. It is true it is difficult right now to staff appropriately every day, sometimes because we have a little less staff than we would like, but also because it is very hard to predict which nights will be busy. We are still in Covid territory! We are diligently working on getting the hang of scheduling properly again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Washington House…. It was a romantic date night dinner. Loved the old world charm… definitely going back again…

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RonaldC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quality of food did not merit the cost. I swear the short ribs were a chuck roast and the filet had sinew through it letting me believe they used the head instead of the prime cuts

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Cool279
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Salmon was very good. The crab and corn chowder was the surprise. My wife ...who doesn't eat seafood...said she would order that. She had the Filet...which was very good as well.

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ScottiS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding! The beef short ribs were excellent and the service was wonderful.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed yourself both at dinner and overnight in the hotel!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, beautifully appointed dining rooms, food very good, a terrific experience.

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RJASH10
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Dined outdoors last evening. Service was good, but management systems need. Had a glass of house red wine. My guests arrived. Attempted to order a bottle of house wine. Was told it was not available. Switched to a more expensive bottle. Drank it with my 2 guests and ordered a 2nd bottle. After a considerable delay, was told their was no more wine of the same label. Was offered a substitution. What brand would guess? You got it - a bottle of the previously unavailable house wine - WTH?
2 of 3 main course delivered without vegetable sides ordered.
Our waitress was courteous, but was either forgetful or the kitchen was not issuing the entree's correctly.
Still, ... with tough times with COVID, so we did not complain and tipped generously. Had many great dinners at TWH, I guess they can have one off-night.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your loyalty and generous forgiveness of our mistakes on the 21st. We are working on more training for our newer staff and appreciate your patience with us! We will make sure we give you the excellent service you have come to expect from us on your next visit!

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Deck
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great Food
Staff is helpful and friendly
We are members of the theatre and stop here
Before every show

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your membership and frequent visits, Deck!

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JosephS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem in Sellersville!

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PaPatti
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group of 10 had an excellent meal before seeing an excellent show at the Sellersville Theater next door. The waitstaff couldn’t have been more accommodating. Service was excellent, food was amazing, and everyone at the Washington House was friendly. Next time we will have to stay upstairs at the Inn!

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your kind review! We are so happy to have the theater open again and to be able to start off your evening on the right note! We look forward to your next visit.

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Maggie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals and desserts at the Washington House are always outstanding! Reasonably priced and delicious.

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Elliot
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Avocado toast with salmon and avocado was great. Jess is a super waitress and bartender.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on 20 July 2021

Thank you, Elliot! We love Jess too!

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MaryW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious and diverse food options. Great location - indoor and outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First brunch at WH. Food and service were excellent. Thank you.

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vipTadN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went last night with friends before Lil Ed show
Food was outstanding
Just made another reservation

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AmandaB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience5

Was wrongfully charged a $250 “deep cleaning” fee and accused of smoking in our room. We are NOT smokers. The “evidence” that was supposedly found was an empty bottle my boyfriend used for chewing tobacco. He even put in it the trash before we left. We are unbelievably disappointed because our stay was otherwise lovely. If the owner corrects this and refunds my money I will happily leave a better review. But the way I was condescendingly spoken to on the phone was unacceptable and I am owed an apology for that as well.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on 13 July 2021

Amanda- I will refund your cleaning fee-I understand you did not intentionally leave the room smelling like tobacco. This was a learning experience for us- when the house keepers entered the room, it smelled of tobacco. Apparently leftover chewing tobacco can also make a room smell like cigarettes. Who knew? From now on, we will ask for no "tobacco use" in the rooms instead of no "cigarette smoking." I apologize that our learning curve affected your stay.

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KarenM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute historic building. Food was delicious and plated beautifully. Nice wine selection. Drank house chardonnay. Was good.

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ArchitectFoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, charming atmosphere, and wonderful food.

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DENISE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at the Washington House was an awesome experience! Will definitely eat here again!

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MontcoGuy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality meal and nice atmosphere, along with a very attentive staff.

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FelipeA
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and superb service. Really nice old hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service is excellent. The food is good, but not worth a return trip.

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StanK
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food just Ok, service for breakfast was slow, but apparently they were short on help. Drinks expensive.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on 20 July 2021

Thank you for your review, Stan, and for your message to me about how sweet Alexis, our host, is. We agree! So sorry breakfast was not delivered on time. We only serve our continental breakfast to hotel guests, but we will definitely look into how we can be more prompt.

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MarcG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round great experience! Can only say good things about the restaurant. Will definitely go back.

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EdwardP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Gwen- we were up against the 8:00 concert and she made sure we were out before hand/ Excellent food & service. That's why is a Primary spot in Perkasie

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SusanH
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food! Best avocado toast ever!

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Mark
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the lobster roll special. The sandwiches were excellent. We have eaten here many times, and have never had a bad experience.

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cafr
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Saturday lunch at Washington House. Great food (Lobster Roll special) and drinks. Friendly service. Nice place to stop while out for a drive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

First meal back at Washington House since pandemic, and what a disappointment!
We got an email promoting lobster roll special for the holiday weekend! Imagine our surprise—-they were sold out! Our waitress told us to try again tomorrow! My husband wanted to leave and elsewhere, but I talked him into staying. Calamari was cold, his lettuce wedge was small, and his sandwich was tasteless. Sorry, but we were disappointed! However, our pre dinner drink at the bar was exceptional! Ellie never disappoints!

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VictorP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is always good. They sent an email promoting lobster rolls and free signature cocktail. None of that was offered. Lobster rolls not even on the menu. Disappointing and poor marketing. Be awhile before we return. It’s a shame we like the place. But disappointed with the “ non promotion”

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ordinaire
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I received the email about your special offering this weekend, namely the Lobster Rolls.
We had not dined in at the Washington House since March 12, 2020, just before the pandemic struck us all.

The Lobster rolls were not mentioned by our waitress but she said we could have them and when she brought them out she said they were the Ladt two for the night(5:45).

The rolls had a minimal amount of minced lobster you would find at the bottom of a barrel! No chunks or identifiable pieces there! Nothing like the photo!
Excessive roll with no filling visible on presentation.

Evening was dominated by neighboring table complaining about lack of such rolls (though they did not miss a thing)
And these people walked out!

We did not have a peaceful pleasant return to your restaurant last evening. Too bad.
We never even got our beer before finishing dinner so had to order an additional plate of truffle fries as dessert to go with the beer.

Hoping a future visit is much better!

Joanne Phillips
215 896-0137

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on 5 July 2021

Joanne, Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry we disappointed you! We were totally overwhelmed by the response to the lobster roll email and were not prepared. We learned a lot from the experience and it will not happen again. Please accept our apology and give us a chance to make it up to you!

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VickiB
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a very nice lunch at The Washington House recently. The food was very tasty; however the Cuban sandwich that was ordered was not pressed or warm as it had on a previous visit and the Chile Rellenos was very good, but was an extremely small portion. I ended up ordering something else because the Chile Rellenos was just not enough for a lunch portion.
We did mention the issue with the Cuban sandwich to the hostess and they comped the sandwich which was not necessary, but appreciated. This will not stop us from going back to The Washington House. Overall we have always had very good meals and services there.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on 5 July 2021

Thank you for your feed back and your loyalty! We will look into both of your observations and fix them!

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MaureenW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal and so convenient to the Sellersville Theater. Would definitely return. The $ 35th-anniversary special was a good value, too.

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vipevbuckspa
Philadelphia
210 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to come to

JW
JaneW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was extremely attentive, pleasant and helpful!

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2PerkasieNits
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was so good we made reservations for Saturday night.

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Marty
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautifully restored. Dinner was delicious. We enjoyed the cheese board appetizer very much!

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JaneN
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service. Would definitely go again.

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The Washington House - Pennsylvania is rated 4.6 stars by 3043 OpenTable diners.

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