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Washington Inn, Cape May, NJ

Washington Inn

4.9
4.9
8528 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 74 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 884-5697
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Miriam Wood
  • Catering
    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.
  • Private party contact
    LINDSEY DEBAUN: (609) 884-5697
  • Neighbourhood
    Cape May
  • Cross Street
    Jefferson & Washington
  • 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!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    American

  • Cape May

    Best Overall

  • Cape May

    Best Food

  • Cape May

    Best Service

  • Cape May

    Best Ambience

  • Cape May

    Romantic

  • Cape May

    Good for special occasions

  • Cape May

    Lively

  • Cape May

    American

  • Cape May

    Most Booked

8,528 Reviews
  1. Nettiecat

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at the Washington Inn and it did not disappoint! Amazing cocktails and wine list (Grappa too!) Octopus app, Sea bass, short ribs and lamb chops - all delicious and served beautifully! We will be back!!

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  2. Jack

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was very good we were celebrating my wife's birthday The server was very very good I forget her name but outstanding

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  3. FrankF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food (entrees) were good, but our side of broccoli rabe seemed undercooked, unseasoned and we could not even cut the stalks with a knife. The main issue was the noise level. It was so uncomfortable inside the dining area where we were at that I felt like leaving immediately. It could have been due to the couple of loud and boisterous ( and alcoholically happy) two large groups near us. Regardless, I have to score the establishment low because of this issue.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Washington Inn and will come back every year

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  5. JanG

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice. Love the food here. Interesting menu as it's not the same preparations as other restaurants. Really loved the buratta & prosciutto. That & soup would be a great lunch. Entree was Mediterranean sea bass w potatoes & Herbs on top. The fish was done perfectly. Our server was really on top of things (food allergy & attentive service).

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous Food and Service. Excellent cocktails plus great early specials if seated between 4:30 and 5:30.

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  7. 2854

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both excellent. Even the valet was quick and courteous. Consistently a good place to go.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was fabulous as always! Always a great night out!

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  9. MichaelT

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food & drink and ambiance. Wine steward is always helpful in selecting a great wine.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding and impeccable. A wonderful reason to get dressed and have a wonderful dinner out.

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FAQs

Washington Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 8528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 74 times today
Google Map for Washington Inn

801 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Jefferson & Washington
  • Neighbourhood
    Cape May
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • 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!
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Miriam Wood
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (609) 884-5697
  • Catering
    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.
  • Private party contact
    LINDSEY DEBAUN: (609) 884-5697
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