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Washington Inn

801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
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Ranked #7 of 110 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Jefferson
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Westwood, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I had dined here years ago and found it cozy and romantic.What happened ??? They try to fit too many tables in their restaurant . I felt like the cattle which was served to me! We arrived early for our reservation and waited way past our reservation time, I t was clear they overbooked. When finally seated,we were placed in... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This was our second time dining at the Washington Inn and it is still the best fine dining restaurant in Cape May. As an appetizer we shared the panzanella salad that was made with the freshest jersey tomatoes. My husband enjoyed the seafood cioppino which was plentiful for a seafood lover. I ordered the branzino special that was so moist... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The restaurant at the Washington Inn is a bit of a hike from the main town in Cape May, but on a nice night it is worth the walk. The food is excellent and the presentation is superb. The ambiance is fine although the decor is looking a bit worn - kid of like grandma's house if you know what... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I could go on forever regarding our experience. I will just say that we made a reservation, and were assured of the time and dining room preference . Upon arrival we were told that room was booked for a private party ( something we were not told when making the reservation, they also had our phone number) . When we... More

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Montvale, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beginning the evening at the charming bar with an excellent mixologist pouring Beach Plum Martinis. Unique and prepared with great skill - delicious. We all enjoyed the bisque but entrees were among our best meals EVER. The duck served with mushroom bread pudding and black berry sauce was phenomenal as was the rack of lamb. Service by Adam was perfect.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I dined at The Washington Inn last night with a group of six. All the food was delicious, but the service went above and beyond what I would ever expect. Our waiter, Jimmy, was extremely helpful in answering questions about which dishes would be best to order and in being attentive to our table. However, he really distinguished himself when... More

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Wellington, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visiting this restaurant brings back memories of "back in the day "charm. The service was unobtrusive and refined. We shared the port poached fig appetizer which was graciously served on two plates and delicious. We also ordered entrees of rack of lamb and NY strip steaks. Both were served as ordered and very enjoyable Drinks were generous pours and the... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Washington Inn is a very special place. On the day we arrived, someone told us we should go there for a local beach plum martini, which is one of their specialties. It was too early to check in, so we walked the few blocks to the restaurant. As we entered, two people greeted us. We told them about being... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

First let me start off by saying this is the first time I have ever taken the time to write a review after many years of traveling with a family up and down the east coast. We are visiting Cape May, New Jersey for the first time after many years at other shore resorts. We have absolutely adored this town... More

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Ocean View, NJ
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I always have a great meal here! Never disappointed. There are always special depending on the season. Great seafood and fish as well as steaks, lamb and duck. And don't forget the chocolate tower! Great place for a special occasion or just having a great dinner! And great wine list. The new wine bar is intimate and cozy.

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