by Barber E. Lane
Lake Forest, California
September 23, 2002
Though the building itself is a historic colonial inn believed to be the site where George Washington had dinner before the historic crossing Christmas night 1776, the Washington Crossing is elegant and offers fireside seating, a piano bar, and even outdoor dining in pleasant weather among the gardens.
The menu ranges from steaks, veal, lamb, and pork dishes, colonial pot pies, to multiple types of fresh seafood such as salmon, sea bass, shrimp, and crab cakes. The soups, salads, and entrees lean heavily to the seafoods from the local area. They will even prepare a dish just for you if it's not on the menu.
Lite lunch items are served in the Martha's Vineyard Lounge and full dinner dining is in the Hearth Room, a welcome warming location during cold Pennsylvania winters. The meals are very filling and just like George's mother would have made for visiting guests.
The Inn is the "in" place to eat while retracing history's footsteps.
From journal Washington Crossing the Delaware in Rural Bucks County