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“It's Not Just for Special Events” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Purple Iris

The Purple Iris
Hartford Mansion, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, WV
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Ranked #25 of 129 Restaurants in Martinsburg
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“It's Not Just for Special Events”
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 crab with just enough breading to keep them together. They grow most of their own vegetables. Salads taste fresh picked because they ARE!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 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
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Elegance, fine dining.”
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good events place but they also serve dinner on the weekends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

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

Visited October 2011
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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Bad food and terrible service.”
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 not hot, and after a dozen or so had gone through the line, no one bothered to spruce up the appearance of the serving dishes. Would not hold an event here.

Visited May 2012
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MARTINSBURG
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72 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good place for group/special occasion meals”
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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