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Sisters at the Martha

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282 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 282 people are saying
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vipHenryB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday for wife

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DlanaB
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The extensive wine list Is a great local find!

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VickyVa123
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently grand! We eat here often and they are alway have friendly servers, great food, and a wonderful atmosphere. I highly recommend for any occasion.

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GeoffreyD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service. For beer drinkers such as myself, they could use a wider selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant. The service was great and the staff very friendly. The food we had was delicious. We will definitely return and recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is still their winter season, so there aren’t as many people there and it is quiet. The inn is beautiful, as well as the restaurant. The food was delicious; we ordered the chicken and waffles, a pork dish, key lime pie and raspberry sorbet.

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vipmmorgan26
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

They are remodeling and have a limited menu.

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vipBassbug18
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The actual restaurant is undergoing renovation and we look forward to it re-opening. In the interim the restaurant has moved into the hotel ballroom as such the atmosphere and ambience suffers, but the food (limited menu again due to the renovation) was nonetheless very good and the service first-rate.

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ClarenceP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menu did not give good description of dish I ordered also menu was very limited because of ongoing renovations that were a surprise.

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JudithF
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Sisters was a truly enjoyable experience. We were celebrating our 57th wedding anniversary, and, have eaten and traveled the world for years. Service from entry to table was gracious and warm, and, the festive air from others having a good time and lots of conversation was welcoming. Service was immediate and attentive from Jennifer. Our meals of filet and trout were outstanding and the sides of deviled eggs, asparagus, and brussel sprouts, and bread were excellent. While your selections of entrees are limited, the individual preparations are superior. We were reminded of the many fine restaurants we have visited in other locations with the ambiance you have captured. Congratulations!

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely superb. The statement , " You eat with your eyes first, " applies to this environment. The service and attention to detail was impeccable. We have not had a dining experience like that in several years. The entire staff should be commended for their professionalism. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We had to track down the valet when we arrived and when we left. We sat waiting for service for 30 mins. Had to go ask if we had a server. They were on a phone call and couldn’t help us quickly. Food took forever to get to us and had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp for quite some time. This used to be a nice place to eat- but we will never return.

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DonnaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were perfect, as well as the atmosphere. No complaints at all. Price was good. Menu choices were good. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - great service-overall a fantastic experience

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GregK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall1food3service4ambience2

Dining room was freezing. Waitress apologized but said "no one knows how to light the fireplace." By the time our meal was finished, the very pregnant little hostess (in ugh boots) was able to light it. Tacky flower arrangements were substandard for a high end Inn as Martha Washington. Thank goodness breakfast was included the next morning, because it was not worth $17.50. No butter, jelly packets as in a diner etc. And we wore our coats to breakfast.

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Gladtraveler
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I want to love this restaurant as much as we did two years ago. The breakfast included in the room rate was— at that time— luxurious and well worth the touted $17 price for non-guests. This time it was ho-hum. The food and presentation were just okay. Smuckers jam in little plastic disposable containers?! Margarine? Nah. Dinner was similar. Pretty sure the dessert was topped with Cool Whip. I know the staff was very busy with Thanksgiving prep. But still think standards have eroded. We were also there for Thanksgiving Day lunch. Very overpriced! My fault for not inquiring. But I never dreamed we’d be charged $55 per person!!! For a meal that was ample but not extravagant as the cost implies. And all tasted okay but not so different in quality than Cracker Barrel. I’m sorry to say. The desserts were pretty stellar. Nice but not really geared to making diners feel that the high prices are worth it. Go instead to Rain, the lovely restaurant up the street!

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SANDRAC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff welcoming and friendly, food delicious and plentiful, lovely dining room furnishings and decor, staff helpful with wine selection, accommodating to substitution request, graciously agreed to split one meal for a 90 year old and her daughter.

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vipJMHOpinion
Oklahoma City
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Ashton took care of us wonderfully!

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Paul
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleased. Ashton was our waitress. Excellent experience. Will dine there again.

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vipAnneB
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food from a diverse menu, generous pour of wine, quiet setting, and an excellent waitress.
We look forward to our annual visit here after seeing a show at the Barter Theater on the way home from the National Storytelling Festival.

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AMM67
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was mediocre and ambience was somewhat lacking. Kind of old-style and run down. Our server was extremely nice though. It was not the place for me.

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vipWWC78
Charlotte
70 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was outstanding but service was really slow. Server was extremely pleasant but overall service was slow.

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vipWWC78
Charlotte
70 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

On this occasion food was good but service was slow.

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vipRenee
E. Tennessee
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly personal service and excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Superb salmon with lemon sauce. Sitting on thinly sliced red potatoes and fresh asparagus and drizzled with a wonderful lemon sauce.

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KarenC
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was quite good. I did not care for the space- basically in a basement

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JoniC
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant is nice and quiet. Service was good. The menu is very limited and there were no entree specials, only appetizer specials. My salmon was cooked very well but the citrus Chardonnay sauce was tasteless. It wasn’t unpleasant but I would not return.

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vipBubba
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good filet mignon. A bit dark and pricey however

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I have celebrated our anniversary at the Martha for the last seven years and ate at Sisters for the last three. They have excellent food and a really nice dining room! Highly recommend the Pork Osso Bucco and anything with Cheese Curds (Poutine)!

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RobinR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced. My filet was terrible, because it had blue cheese on it. Who ruins a good filet with blue cheese!? Wine was way too expensive. For the money, the portion sizes were small. I had 4 slices of potato and 4 asparagus spears with my 40 dollar meal. Probably won’t eat there again. Not for the money. We paid 450 bucks for 6 people.

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vipUncleMarty
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Super servers. Delightful Southern Virginia charm.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Our group had the Filet Mignon, Chicken and Salmon for the main course. We also had the bread pudding, key lime pie and gelato for desert. Everything was fantastic!

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vipRandolphS
Cincinnati
58 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Will definitely return

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RalphL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The appetizers our group had were very good. The surf & turf my wife, and her mother and father had were very good and cooked as ordered. My salmon caprese was a bit of a disappointment. The salmon was over cooked, and dry. The desserts were excellent.

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vipfoodie911
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday there! Food was wonderful- she had the filet mignon and I had the special - grilled salmon with a mixed green strawberry salad and strawberry vinaigrette. The dessert was a limoncello cake with blueberries and a blueberry sauce. Thank you for making it a special dinner!

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ArthurB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our waitress was very nice and efficient.

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ElaineS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ideal spot for a meal before or after a Barter play, especially on Sunday when many establishments in Abingdon are closed. Food was tasty, and nicely presented; and the server was careful to note our allergies. The Inn now has paid parking for non-overnight guests, but the cost is subtracted from the restaurant bill. There is a door close to the restaurant, if one wants to avoid stairs, but we enjoy walking through the historic Inn to reach the restaurant. Overall, an enjoyable experience.

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vipHenryB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my wife.

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vipSandyW
E. Tennessee
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were a little disappointed to find that the menu posted on the website was not the one we would receive the night we had dinner. We had planned this trip and dinner for a couple of months. The "February" menu was limited. There were not many vegetarian options so I had a grilled cheese sandwich and sweet potato fries. Not was I was hoping for at Sisters.

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lhenne
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant, one of the most upscale in the area, but the menu was very limited. I'm not very picky about what I eat, although I don't eat beef, but both my husband and I had trouble finding something we were interested in eating. We ended up getting pizza for a belated Valentine's dinner-good but not what we had in mind. We will go back but with the idea of sitting at the bar and eating bar food instead of a nice meal.

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 4.4 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.