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“Wow! Deja vous.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of It's About Thyme

It's About Thyme
128 East Davis Street, Culpeper, VA 22701
540.825.4264
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Ranked #4 of 80 Restaurants in Culpeper
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Delaware
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Wow! Deja vous.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife and I stopped in here on a Saturday evening our way back from NC. I had eaten in "It's About Thyme" and "Jocelyn's" in Media, PA years ago and was amazed to find it reincarnated here in Culpeper by the same family. The place was busy but they said they could work us in and took us next door to the bar in their other restaurant "The Copper Fish" to wait. Needless to say, after some reminiscing, we had an excellent meal with some very good wine. The special meatball appetizers are not to be missed.The coho salmon was very good - cooked to order with a squid ink blackened pasta. The ravioli dish was excellent. The staff is friendly, accommodating and the service is excellent. The restaurant is small so I would suggest reservations if dining near prime time. There is plenty of parking in the area -free by the Amtrak station two blocks away.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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218 reviews 218 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“The Best in Town!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is our favorite spot in town. Great food, great folks and a wonderful selection of wine! We especially love the sausage appetizer, all of their salad (tomatoes are must) and their steaks ( flavorful and perfectly prepared). Fish and deserts are also terrific since they operate a bakery and a fish restaurant next doors. Nice open air during summer evenings. What else one can ask for.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Last minute-Excellent decision.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Driving back from the Shenandoah National Park we were undecided on where to eat for dinner. (not fast food eaters) we parked down by the town information center where the LOVE sign is and started walking back up the street. There are several places that looked alright but came across an alley way dining area and chose that. We walked inside, the sign said Cafe, being a little confused of which place we were at we found we were in A Step in Thyme, we were going to leave for next door as it was a little loud but the staff was friendly and offered my son to take a look at the menu; he was sold and also very hungry.
We were seated at the window, very nice, fresh flowers surrounded the from door and flowers on the table very quaint. The staff was attentive, bread with rosemary was delicious, warm and buttery and served with Mediterranean olives. Appetizer ordered was the Lobster ravioli with fresh lump crab in a cream sauce that neither of us left a trace of what was served in the dish. Delicious!! Even though it was rather noisy that didn't ruin our meal. The Prime rib was devoured, my son said he couldn't believe he ate it all and it was the best he'd ever had. My Halibut with risotto was perfection on a platter. simply delicious. I brought home the rest. Zero room for dessert even though there were so many choices, it was tempting.
The owners daughter is the Chef and her presentation of our meal was truly elegant. I would love to go back again and again.
A bit on the pricy side, however, it was completely worth it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A fantastic find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stumbled on this place by accident after visiting James Madison's house. The food was excellent, my husbands tuna was perfect and I had the barbecue chicken sandwich which was delicious. The service was great and the decor quaint.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Culpeper, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Must Go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

European type food. A little pricey, but well worth it. Excellent service and food- good sized portions. The bread they give you to start your meal is amazing. There's not a thing on the menu that I haven't liked. Beautiful place, very clean. The café next door (owned by same people) is a great cheaper alternative. My family loves going there. It's a must if you are in Culpeper.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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