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Sisters at the Martha, Abingdon, VA

Sisters at the Martha

4.6
4.6
345 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
With it's intimate, cozy atmosphere and snuggly bar, Sisters has become a local favorite with a menu that adapts frequently to seasonal favorites and freshness.Relax and come casual.Browse the history of a storied past in this nod to the eighty years The Martha spent as a College for young ladies and enjoy some of the best food served anywhere in the region.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (276) 628-3161
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Josh Young
  • Neighborhood
    Abingdon, Virginia
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Best Ambiance

  • East Tennessee

    Romantic

345 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rachel, our waitress was so nice. The brie with honey was excellent. Our first time eating there and the overall experience will definitely bring us back.

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  2. RogerR

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The salmon was way too big and generally tasteless

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  3. Lulu

    E. Tennessee

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sisters for Valentines Day❤️ A beautiful set menu, well prepared, presented and enjoyed! Desserts were excellent 🥰

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was the best we have ever had! Service was excellent. It was exactly what we expected.

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  5. Lulu

    E. Tennessee

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sarah our server was so accommodating. We had a 12 year old at our table, it was his birthday. Sarah made sure it was a special dining experience for him and the rest of the party! The entire staff, Susanne the bartender, Willie the pastry chef, and the Head Chef made for the best evening! Lasting memories indeed! The Qs

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  6. TennBob

    Nashville

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here two nights w/ $50 voucher, hence the high value rating. Everything was quite good and drinks were fairly priced, but I must give special mention to the burgers. The cheeseburger w/ bacon jam was one of the top five burgers I’ve ever eaten anywhere. The grind of the beef was perfect. The steak fries outstanding. The bacon ham itself was like a magic ingredient. Sisters is everything you would want in a hotel restaurant, a place where you can spend a little or a lot and be very satisfied.

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  7. MarlaG

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rachel was amazing. She was one of the best servers I have ever had. The food was excellent. Great experience.

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  8. Mimi

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the restaurant is very nice. It was a pretty full room so the service was slower than we had expected but that may be just the result of too many folks and not enough servers. This is happening everywhere! All of the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice selection to choose from the menu. Food and quality was spot on. Our waitress was efficient and made sure we were enjoying our dinner. Great spot for dinner after seeing a show at the Barter Theatre.

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  10. KennethS

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular food! Nothing felt heavy, even items with cheese sauces. Mexican chocolate bread pudding was unique. Will go again when we're in Abingdon.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was beautiful and festive. But the quality of my entree was not good. My NY Strip was tough and not edible. We were short on time or I would have requested a new meal. I really want this restaurant to be exceptional as the Inn is. Perhaps in time the new chef can bring this restaurant up to the level of their competition in the town.

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  12. Brenda

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hotel and restaurant are beautiful and provide an elegant place to stay and to dine. The restaurant is nestled in an 1800's historial hotel and the decor depicts the era. The service was wonderful. We enjoyed a bottle of wine with our meal, which we did not finish during the meal; however, we were allowed to take it into the bar area and finish it in front of a roaring fire. It provided for a wonderful evening. I ordered the only steak on the menu (a NY strip). It was prepared well, but was rather gristle filled and chewy. My husband ordered the cornish hen and quite enjoyed it. We both have food allergies and the waitress was happy to accomodate substitutions without an additional charge. The only thing that truly disappointed was the restroom in the bar area. They do not have separate accommodations for men and women and the floor around the toilet was truly disgusting to the point of my shoes sticking to the floor. I was so glad that I used the facility at the end of our visit - otherwise, it would have ruined my meal. I have to say that the restroom condition made me question the cleanliness of other aspects of the restaurant, although it otherwise appeared very clean.

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  13. MarthaJane

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here 2 times and both time it was fabulous.

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  14. EllenS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    A restaurant in an absolutely beautiful.old building, the Martha Hotel. It's reaply more restaurant than grill, so if you make dinner reservations, bring something a step up from jeans to wear. The restaurant suggests business casual. The interior of the restaurant has panneled wood and traditional furniture, all very Old Virginia. There's a good looking small bar area too. We were seated by a fireplace. The food was ok, not great, My husband's Shepherd's Pie with sweet potato topping was just a weird taste combo with the sweet potatoes being too sweet for a savory dish, but the lamb was good in it and plentiful. My Cornish Game hen with wild rice was the smallest Cornish game hen I've ever seen. It needed a quick marinade in something acidic before grilling. The wild rice side didn't contain much wild rice and had little flavor. It was like banquet dinner food. Our wine was good and the baked goods were exceptional. The cheese biscuits & the apple cake with vanilla ice cream were real treats & perfect examples of their types. Our waitress was sweet but very overworked. We ordered about 15 minutes after we sat down and got our dinner 45 minutes after being seated. She did bring us our wine & bread so we were ok with the very leasurly pace. It was as a busy Saturday night. I wonder if the teaspoon has gone extinct? We were brought larger dinner spoons with our dessert. (This seems to happen at most restaurants now.) I questioned the waitress and she said they have five types of spoons, but she was in a hurry, thus the larger spoons. Why aren't they stocking the different spoons in wait stations & teaching the servers to use them? This is a great place for dinner if you don't set your food expectations too high because of the beautiful old hotel it's in. Arrive early & have a drink on the big porch or walk around & look at the beautiful public rooms. Then order the safest thing on the menu & some yummy apple cake for dessert.

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  15. RichardG

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Great atmosphere and ambiance.

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  16. Pebbles

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent as always. Aviance was good except it was so dark I could not see to cut my food. Very nice quite atmosphere. The food was very flavorful but my steak was a little tough and the vegetables were a little on the overdone side in my opinion. I would definitely recommend coming here.

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  17. Annie

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pork tenderloin

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  18. AnnL

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I spent the weekend at the Martha for my birthday. We had breakfast twice and dinner once there. Breakfast was plated each morning and full of variety. Dinner was from the menu--Shrimp Tempura for my husband and Cauliflower Au Gratin for me. The food was delicious! Our servers were very attentive. We recommend Sisters! We will go again.

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  19. Lulu

    E. Tennessee

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sarah our server was a delight! The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Bar service was excellent too! 5 star experience LQ

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  20. nashvillefoodie

    E. Tennessee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our dinner at Sisters. We are in the bar which was very cozy and quiet. We loved our server - she was funny, knowledgeable and engaging. The food was high quality, portioned well and interesting. If you are looking for a quiet evening this is the perfect place.

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  21. David

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner at Martha’s on a Thursday evening. Our last visit had been on a Friday evening with a very noisy wedding party at the bar which diminished our enjoyment significantly. This time there was no wedding party, and it was a very good experience.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent! She was vivacious, engaging and checked on us enough, but not too much! Our dinner was good. The potatoes were delicious, as was the reduction on the NY Strip. However, there was a good amount gristle on the steak. The flavor was good. Thank you!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love eating at Sisters. The food is always great. The service is good as well. Will return again and again.

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  24. family5

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best service we’ve enjoyed in years. Thank you! !

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  25. Mindy

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and our server could not have been better!

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  26. Mary

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining room. Full of great atmosphere and the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The food was great. We also loved the breakfast selections. Just loved the Martha.

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  27. rafix

    E. Tennessee

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner after a play before the drive back to TN... food and service were exceptional. My hats off to the chef and our server if only I could remember her name!!

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  28. BarryS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not much is open on Sunday, so we made reservations here. Service was awesome, valet service exceptional. Seemed a bit stuffy inside but it is a historic building and it’s difficult to get temperatures right. I had the halibut and it was great, the cup of pumpkin soup, not so great. The halibut was flavorful, topped with strawberries and feta and perfectly seasoned. Soup was bland and the bread basket was a joke. I actually thought it was a plate of big croutons! Overall good experience but if not a Sunday, with limited options, I would probably pass next time.

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  29. DebraS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of six and were seated in a private, outdoor patio section. The setting was perfect, our server was outstanding, and the food was very good but a bit pricey. Fortunately, we were staying at The Martha Washington and had $25 in gift card credits per couple towards our dinners. This made the price a bit more reasonable. Overall, it was a lovely dinner.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the lovely appointed service and overall dining experience. Thank You!

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  31. Anne

    Raleigh

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sisters always offers an exceptional dining experience, and we have been dining here for years. From the service to the ambiance to the cuisine and wine list, we are consistently impressed. The servers are extremely friendly and very accommodating, without fail. Each time we have dined here, the entree menu has been different, which is so refreshing. The chef demonstrates creativity and expertise in pairing proteins with sides that perfectly complement. The halibut was easily one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. Hopefully, this is one entree that will remain on the menu because it is that amazing. The charcuterie board is second to none. Looking forward to dining at Sisters again.

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  32. DougJ

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal greatly! Everything about our experience was top notch.

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  33. Roger

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food served by a prompt, congenial waitress!

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  34. FredB

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice, upscale restaurant with good food. While the service was satisfactory, we were a bit annoyed that the folks at the table next to us arrived about 20 minutes after we did and were served their meals well before us. Otherwise, we enjoyed our meal and we would go back.

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  35. JunoB

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic atmosphere and presentation. Service was perfect as well as the food! Great for celebration dinner or special date night. Would love to go again when we are in Virginia!

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  36. NeilE

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was so attentive. We sat outside which is a charming spot.

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  37. LynnA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous good with excellent service. Loved this place!

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  38. CookieMachine

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet country inn with top notch dinner fare. Meal compared favorably with the many sophisticated urban restaurant meals that I’ve enjoyed. I will return!

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  39. foodie911

    Richmond

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Breakfasts were wonderful. For dinner u had the salmon with couscous and avocado pesto- wonderfully prepared!!

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  40. JoannaB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated our 40th Anniversary at the Martha with a special dinner at Sisters. We both had the rack of lamb, which was cooked to perfection! Our server was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. Finally, the desserts were amazing. The Mexican chocolate bread pudding with vanilla ice cream was indescribably delicious!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Sisters at the Martha offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (276) 628-3161.

Sisters at the Martha is rated 4.6 stars by 345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sisters at the Martha

150 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Abingdon, Virginia
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Josh Young
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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