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“Speakeasy at Mimslyn Inn”

Circa '31 at the Mimslyn Inn
Ranked #4 of 40 Restaurants in Luray
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The Mimslyn Inn has been totally renovated. This was my first visit since their renovation. Let me say, they have done a spectacular job renovating the old girl! It just exudes southern charm. There are 3 restaurant areas within the inn--Circa '31, which is upscale, front porch dining and downstairs there is the Speakeasy. We had dinner at the Speakeasy. The decor is attractive and clean. The theme is the prohibition era. There is a bar for seating and tables and booths. We sat in a booth which was clean and comfortable. We were greeted in a very friendly manner as soon as we entered. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. They have several options on beers and a Mimslyn drink which seems to be a peach version of a fuzzy navel. Their tea is also very good---fresh brewed, without being too strong.
We had appetizers to share---the artichoke crab dip was just so-so. The flat bread points that came with it tasted like they had been frozen at some point in time. The other appetizer was pork wontons. They were very attractively presented, but were also only so-so. For the entrees, we had meatloaf (very good!), chicken pot pie (fine, but not exceptional in taste, but again, very well presented), a tenderloin sandwich (very good) and a salmon burger (very tasty.) The only change for the salmon burger would be for the burger to be larger OR the bun to be smaller. The homemade potato salad is very good. It is well seasoned with bacon added. The fries are good, but nothing to get excited about. The atmosphere in the place is excellent though. It's a comfortable place and would easily be a place you could hang out often. Several folks were greeted by name when they entered, so maybe the locals thinks so too. So, here's my advice--Go! Hang around and eat, but skip the appetizers--at least the ones we had. We'll definitely visit again.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

As a former restaurant professional, I find myself being the critic. There was not a thing in the entire meal that wasn't elegant. The sherbet between courses was a lovely touch. The servers know how to read a table, i. e., when to approach a guest and when to show discretion. Light, fluffy, melt-in -your-mouth cheesecake was the perfect complement to a wonderful dining experience. Enough said...

Thank Jon S
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

A goregous restaurant with wonderful food. Had the Prix Fixe menu Sat night. Best meal in memory. Piano played in the background, adding to the ambience. Very accomodating on a food allergy. Splendid, attentive service. Not to be missed!

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Thank Verne K
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of attending Mimslyn Inn for dinner and then a few days later, their Sunday brunch. The Inn is gorgeous and the staff are beautifully dressed and their service is excellent. And then there is the food. It is delicious. We highly recommend that if you are in the vicinity of Luray, to drop in and experience Mimslyn Inn. One little strange thing is the dinner was served in the basement. It was nice, but the ground floor level is even nicer, which is where the Brunch was held and we saw others having their own reception/dining night in the ground floor room where the Sunday Brunch was served. It is a beautiful venue.

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Thank Wayne S
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

A lunch buffet served on Friday and Saturday is the best deal in Virginia. Not only is it reasonably priced, it also serves up some great food from the Mymslyn's kitchens. Dine in style in a great hotel.

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