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Washington House in Sellersville - long report


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Washington House in Sellersville - long report

Susan H | Jul 28, 2004 03:09 PM

Went to the concert at the Sellersville Theater Sun. evening, and decided to have dinner at the Washington House next door (they own the Theater). We weren't expecting much, since the last time we were at the theater we ate at the diner down the road, and had a truly awful meal. The Washington House was outstanding -- both food and service. They have a Sun-Thurs "early dinner" deal where you get soup or salad, dessert (anything on the tray) and coffee for $3 over the entree price. There are also 3 smaller entrees available on the dinner deal for a total of $17.95. The entrees run $16 to $24.
We both had the "vegetable chowder" to start. A tomato-based excellent fresh local veggie soup with bacon (sort of a Manhattan chowder without the clams). Then the crab-and-shrimp cakes -- two large baked cakes, minimal filler, served over rice, with shoestring frenchfried sweet potatoes on top, and fresh local baby green beans on the side. The cakes were drizzled with a horseradish/tartar sauce that added just the right bite. The other entree was a rock shrimp and boneless duck stir fry. Equally outstanding, with a good mix of fresh veggies, served over a brown and wild rice mix, lots of lean duck meat and small rock shrimp, perfectly cooked, with a sweet-and-chile soy-based sauce. (similar to a Szechuan shrimp sauce). The dessert tray had oodles of great choices. We went for the chocolate decadence flourless cake (too rich for me) and the pecan/chocolate/cheesecake/caramel custard pie. Really. That was truly outstanding. None of the flavors overwhelmed any of the others. The cheesecake was a very thin layer between the pecans and chocolate on top and the caramel custard on the bottom. Service was attentive without being intrusive, the waitress knew the menu quite well and was very enthusiastic about it (not surprising, given the apparent lack of any alternatives in the neighborhood). If we go back for another concert, we're definitely doing dinner here.

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