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“Always wonderfull in every way” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Purple Iris

The Purple Iris
Hartford Mansion, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, WV
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Ranked #8 of 131 Restaurants in Martinsburg
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
charles town wv
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Always wonderfull in every way”
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

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“One of the best event sites around”
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful venue, better than any locale fare, but not true fine dining”
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 not displeased with any of the visits, however given the quality of the food, it is a bit pricey. More than anything, the mansion, decor, and the grounds are the main attraction. I recommend this restaurant for a nice local place to celebrate a special occasion, but would point you towards some establishments outside of the immediate area for better fine dining.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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