The Washington House is situated on North Main Street in the center of town, next door to the Sellersville Theater and has become one of the most exclusive dining establishments in the area. This award winning venue won a Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and is open to serve lunch and dinner seven days a week as well as offering breakfast/brunch and late night dining. It is popular with both residents and visitors alike, not least because of its renowned reputation for quality and excellence but due to its location which make it the ideal destination for theater goers to dine before or after a show. Many people come here for a post-theater drink so it is possible to just sit at the bar with a beer or glass of wine while enjoying an appetizer or snack such as a turkey sandwich with special mayo or the bruschetta sampler with figs before moving next door to attend a performance at the adjoining venue.
Despite its prestigious reputation and fancy cuisine, a meal here could cost as little as $15-18 per person which is very reasonable considering that this beautiful restaurant is situated in one of the oldest buildings in town dating back to the 18th century, then restored and transformed in the late 1900’s. This quaint restaurant with its old world charm offers traditional American cuisine with a difference and the menu includes a wide range of salads, meat, fish and vegetarian options. The house salad with arugula comes highly recommended while entrees such as the duck three ways and chicken dishes served with the likes of polenta cake and gnocchi for an Italian fusion have also proved to be firm favorites. Among the most popular fish dishes are the lobster bisque, salmon and sea bass as well as the blackened Mako which is served with a spicy bean puree and steamed vegetables. When it comes to meat options, I am reliably informed that the House Hamburger – made with ‘aged’ beef, cooked medium rare then served on ciabata bread with brie – is simply ‘to die for.’ Flavorful and juicy, this really is an exceptional burger served in a beautiful restaurant with excellent service that definitely make it worth the price of $12.
The selection of outstanding homemade desserts are not surprisingly deemed to be among the best in the state whether you want a classic Crème Brule, traditional strawberry cheesecake or the specialty of the house, their blueberry crisp pie. This restaurant also offers a comprehensive wine list and well stocked bar, at very reasonable prices and the also make amazing cocktails that are certainly worth trying before or after your meal, including favorites like the Bloody Mary, Mojito or Dry Martini. During the winter season there is always a cozy ambiance inside this restaurant which also has an outside patio.