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About Us

Our Philosophy

“Life is celebrated around the table with nourishing food and good friends.”

Washington House Restaurant is located in a beautifully-restored historic landmark in the center of Basking Ridge village. We are open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, with brunch being served on Sunday mornings. Our Chef and his staff prepare delicious and nourishing dishes using ingredients and flavors from around the globe. Many items are made fresh in-house on a daily basis like our Shrimp Dumplings with Chef’s Thai Coconut Sauce. We utilize local vendors and products when available to deliver sophisticated, contemporary American cuisine.

Our wine program is well-crafted and very approachable. We offer well-known labels, as well as hard-to-find gems, all at unprecedented value. Tuesday evenings feature half-priced bottles of wine. Try a gem like the 2014 Opus One Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa – it’s a great reason to visit early in the week!

Our bar features a large selection of beer, including many NJ craft breweries and our own Scandic Pils, which is brewed locally by Czig Meister in Hackettstown, NJ. Our specialty cocktails are some of the most original and inventive you will find. We emphasize seasonality, balance and quality ingredients to create cocktails like our signature Blackberry Fields and O.M.G. Our cocktail of the month is always creative and delicious.

Washington House Restaurant is a gathering place for our local communities, as well as a culinary destination. We take pride in our work here and it shows. The aesthetic is simple yet refined and our full staff provides exceptional service and unparalleled hospitality to our guests. We look forward to seeing you soon.


We are proud supporters of many local charities, including but not limited to:

Hope Autism Foundation

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills

Mr. Local History Organization

Great Swamp Watershed Association

Ridge Baseball League

Ridge High School Cheer

Ridge High School Ice Hockey

Bernards Township Chamber of Commerce

Basking Ridge Business Alliance

Somerset County Business Partnership