About Washington Inn
Cape May, NJ 08204
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
American, Mediterranean, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
We will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May for dinner from 5pm. Starting on May 24th we will be open everyday.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
We offer Complimentary Valet Parking.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Rafferty: (609) 884-5697
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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Washington Inn Ratings and Reviews
The food was exceptional! Started with t ...
The food was exceptional! Started with the cape may oysters which were outstanding as was lobster bisque soup! For our entrees we had crab cakes, filet mignon and strip steak all amazing and portions were large. Desserts were very original and tasteful. The wine list was very extensive with Great price points. Although the restaurant is pricier then I normally like to spend for a night out, I would highly recommend this restaurant and would return.
Always a favorite in CM....haven't had a ...
Always a favorite in CM....haven't had a bad meal there the 5-6xs we have visited. Wine list is is well stocked. All 3 of our party had something different, (pasta, Fish , Duck) and everyone was very pleased with their choices!
Great decor in every room, even the rest ...
Great decor in every room, even the rest rooms were lovely. The service was excellent! The soup was very tasty and the crab cakes very lite. The place is lovely and cozy and decorated so well. It is just a shame that the fireplace is hidden by the table in front of it, because its great.
A wonderful New Year's Dinner. We start ...
A wonderful New Year's Dinner. We started at the bar with fantastic cocktails (Pear Martini and New York Sour). The wine list is impressive and we decided on a Petit Verdot for dinner, and we were not disappointed, nice and smooth front to back, went perfectly with the lamb. Our dinners were delicious and service is always outstanding. We always love the Washington Inn, the perfect place celebrate a special occasion.
We always loved the Washington Inn, it's ...
We always loved the Washington Inn, it's a great place to enjoy a drink at the bar or a full meal. It's warm and cozy and we are never disappointed. Overall, the food was great. It was a little loud but hey, it was new year's eve. It was also very warm!
The Washington is one of the finer Cape May restaurants and if you love great food it's a must. Thanks again WI and staff for another great meal :)
Waaaaaaaay overpriced for what u get . W ...
Waaaaaaaay overpriced for what u get . Wife had south African lobster appetizer. Lobster meat was about 2 inches by half inch.
New years eve dinner was price fixed at 85 dollars. Wife ordered filet mignon at a 25 dollar srcharge!!! Outrageous to be charged 110 for a skip error meal.
Food was good not great just good.
Would not recommend to anyone.
We went to the Washington Inn for New Ye ...
We went to the Washington Inn for New Year's Eve. Overall we enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious. However, there were a couple of areas where we would recommend some improvement. We were not offered a complimentary glass of champagne until we asked the waitress for it. The only reason we knew that we were entitled to the complimentary champagne was because we overheard the waitress offer it to an adjacent table. In addition, the waitress brought our check without offering us the option of having a cup of coffee. Also, our table was too close to a larger group, so it got fairly noisy for the last half of our dinner.
This was our first visit to this famous ...
This was our first visit to this famous restaurant and it was well worth the time and money invested. Where our initial server seemed somewhat distracted/disinterested(?), another server, who was working the room, cheerfully picked up the slack. The food was outstanding and the service prompt and efficient. I would happily return to the Washington Inn and would recommend you do the same.
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