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The Purple Iris

Hartford Mansion, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, WV
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Ranked #18 of 130 restaurants in Martinsburg
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Hedgesville, West Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

If you are anywhere near Martinsburg, WV, this restaurant is an absolute must. The restaurant itself is located in a beautiful old "mansion" in the middle of acres of gardens and lawns As to the food, it is truly incredible. The owner/chef cooks everything and all the meals we have had here make this a true 5 star restaurant. Worth... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband and I had never been to the Purple Iris, but wanted to go to a nice place to celebrate my husband's birthday/our anniversary. We were so pleased with the food, atmosphere and the service. There was a wedding on property (just downstairs) but it did not interfere with our quiet, romantic dinner. The staff was extremely attentive but... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Purple Iris has a wonderful reputation for hosting banquets and weddings. IT'S ALSO A RESTAURANT!! They don't advertise they are open Wednesday thru Sunday evenings. Call ahead for reservations. My husband and I have eaten there many times, several of which we had the dining room to ourselves. Extreme attentiveness from the wait staff. Best crab cakes around. Mostly... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Had my wedding there in 2006. Excellent place for such events, and fantastic food. Beautifully maintained facilities.

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WV & TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Have only attended events here but they have all been well done

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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Attended a retirement party there and was more than disappointed. They ran out of food with two tables of 8 left to feed. The servers simply shrugged and said there was no more of certain dishes. The number of attendees was four less than the reservations as some had to cancel at last minute. Food was bland, hot food was... More

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MARTINSBURG
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119 reviews 119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

It is an old elegant estate setting that caters to business meetings. Very private & recently reorganized. Good cuisine and quiet. On the South part of town off of US 11.

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charles town wv
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

We have been there many times for parties, wedding receptions, etc. Aways wonderfull food, great atmosphere, and a wonderfull staff. Would defintely be my choice for a lrger special occasion in the eastern panhandle of WV

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

There is also a restaurant open to the public if there is not an event. Food is very good, atmosphere and wait staff lovely, in this older home made into a restaurant with outdoor seating when weather is good. Beautiful location.

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Inwood, WV
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

The Purple Iris is undoubtedly the best restaurant in the immediate area for an upscale dining experience, but falls short of true fine dining. The atmosphere is wonderful and the restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful. The food is presented quite nicely, but the food selection is relatively standard fare with an upscale flair. I've dined there three times, and was... More

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