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“They don't know what they want to be” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Washington Crossing Inn

Washington Crossing Inn
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Routes 532 & 32
Description: Conveniently located to Interstate 95 in historic Bucks County at the site of George Washington's famous crossing on Christmas night, 1776, this charming & historic country Inn offers exquisite continental cuisine with an American flair.
New Jersey
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“They don't know what they want to be”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We took my mother here for a special birthday dinner with the family. We had read the reviews on line, which were overwhelmingly positive. After our dinner there, I can't imagine why. Although the building is historic, it is in a congested downtown area and has no real parking. My husband ended up parking at a nearby bank. We were seated in a small, quiet room with only a few tables, so things seemed to be off to a good start. Soon after we arrived, however, a BAND (rock band!) started performing in the adjacent room. The music was loud and didn't exactly fit with the historic character of the building. It turns out the adjacent room was a bar patronized by locals on a Saturday night. In addition, a wedding reception was going on in the banquet room and we were confronted by drunken, loud, and barefoot bridesmaids and guests whenever we ventured from our table. All in all, not the experience we were expecting. The food wasn't great either, and while I had specifically requested that no one sing happy birthday, the waitress took it upon herself to stick a candle in my mother's dessert and sing to her anyway. I know she was trying to be nice, but it also embarrassed my mother. Plus who wants a waxy candle stuck in their ice cream? All in all, not a great experience despite the high price, and I would not go there again.

Visited August 2012
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English first
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous old world ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

The food at this restaurant is not as memorable as the experience with its wood burning fireplace old world charm and warm atmosphere you feel as if you are transported back to a much more elegant and realxing time! If you are visitng in the area and want to eat somewhere that sets the mood of the days of General Washington you have come to the right place.

Thank Liz B
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New Jersey
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

A little bit of history tucked away. Food is pretty good. A decent selection. Quality & quantity are good. Service is nice and attentive. Will definitely go again

Thank macman1234
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“George Would Have Been Pleased”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

GW would have been pleased, I'm sure, with this delightful bar and historic restaurant. The food is solid if not transcendent. It is the outdoor bar and dinning area that makes this place so special. A nicely done garden and grounds enhance the enjoyment of a spring, summer or even early fall evening outside near the bar while you sip a well-crafted drink and nibble on a few starters. Go and enjoy.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The building is very neat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

but the food is just average. I have had lunch and brunch there and the mishaps of average occurred: burnt toast, empty glasses, overdone meat.

Visited November 2011
Thank Banannenarama S
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