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About Sisters at the Martha
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.
Abingdon, VA 24210
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Sisters at the Martha Ratings and Reviews
A little disappointing. We were a party of four seated at a round table that was better suited for six or more. Very hard to have a conversation. My steak was over cooked and not very tender. Definitely not worth what I paid. The server apologized and offered to bring me another one, or give me a free dessert. The crowd at the bar was a rowdy while watching a football game and yelling obscenities. It made the patrons in the restaurant a little uncomfortable.
I was disappointed by the "uneveness" of our Thanksgiving dinner. Shrimp served without shrimp forks, gravy that was heavy and unappetizing. The cranberry sauce looked to be out of a can rather than freshly made. The vegetables, however, were quite good especially the succotash. The turkey was nicely done, but the prime rib was lacking flavor and juices.
Our waiters were attentive - service was good.
This was a post-theater meal after a matinee performance. We had eaten a large lunch earlier in the day and therefore just had soup and salad forgoing any entrees (though the entree options were very appealing). We both had the crab bisque which was quite good and incorporated a good serving of the crab. Both of our salads (a wedge & a mixed kale) were also good though the blackberries included in the kale mix were quite seedy. The pumpkin cheesecake we shared (made by a local Abingdon bakery...Anthony's) was also good. Since few other local restaurants are open on a Sunday evening, Sisters was rather busy & that may have slowed the service a bit, but it is definitely worth a visit.
Our meal took over two hours to be served, causing us to be late for a play. I would recommend you allow plenty of extra time to eat and be served, or go on a night when you do not have any other plans. Our food was great; it was just a very long wait to get it. We did not order anything out of the ordinary or requiring extra preparation. The acting manager tried to help by offering an extra round of drinks, but didn't seem to have much authority to do anything else to make it right, which further frustrated several members of our party. Also, signage out front for the restaurant entrance would be helpful, since it is in the hotel, to avoid having dinner guests walk through the hotel looking for it.
Great place to go before the Barter Theater. Excellent food, service is exceptional, atmosphere is perfect.
If you're going to a performance at the Barter Theater, this is where you want to go. It's not cheap, but it is excellent in every way. Plus, after dinner the theater is only a very short walk.
Don't skip dessert.
The restaurant was amazing, the service was great, and the food was wonderful and well-prepared. If we had a complaint, it would be that we would have wanted more or the specialty: the deviled eggs of the day. For two people, we only got to enjoy one each and then there was a third to split. We felt like this should be an even number for a party of even numbers. Other than that, everything was exceptional.
Excellent meal! I had the bacon/horseradish encrusted salmon w/Rosseto
and grilled root vegetables! Yummy! My husband had steak and said it was perfect. I would not hesitate to splurge on dinner at Sisters. Also quite a few lower priced meals that looked delicious as well.
The food at the Sisters restaurant was some of the best my wife and I have had in sesveral years. the Beef and Lamb chops were both excellent, veggies and potatoes great, even the bread was awesome ! For dessert the Creme Brule' was great! Service was very good and everyone was very friendly.
My husband and I had a long work week and wanted to go out for a delicious meal and enjoy spending some quality time together. The food was delicious, as always! While we were there we ran into our friends and were able to chat with them as well. Great evening, great food, great ambiance!
I was entertaining visitors who I knew had discriminating tastes. Though it was a 70-mile drive, I had heard great things about Sisters, so I selected Barter Theatre and Sisters for our special outing. I was not disappointed! Nice ambience, quiet dining and delicious food. It was early, after the theater matinee, so we ordered only salads and crab bisque, so I cannot comment on the entrees (The crab bisque was outstanding, a generous portion, and the very large salads were very fresh). Our server was knowledgeable about the food and also the history of the Martha Washington Hotel. I would recommend Sisters at the Martha to anyone looking for a special dinner.
We enjoyed our evening at The Sisters. We often travel through Abingdon on our way south, and we always found the Martha Washington Hotel to be a fascinating fixture of the town. Evan, our waiter, was delightful and provided us with great service and great wit! The only disappointment was with ordering the roasted chicken...which turned out to be three small, not very juicy chicken breasts/tenders. However, the vegetables were amazing, and my husband said the Sisters' hamburger was excellent. Overall, it was a great relaxing evening.
We met our daughter there for a birthday dinner for her. My husband had lamb, perfectly cooked. He said the crab bisque was exquisite and the best he had tasted in his life thus far (he's 80). My daughter and I enjoyed the shitake mushroom appetizer, the kale salad, and the salmon entrée -- split. My husband had peach ice cream and she had bread pudding and I had a chocolate cream brulee. Taste of heaven. We liked it so much for her birthday night we returned the next night prior to the theatre. My husband had crab bisque and lamb; my daughter and I repeated our menu of the previous evening (split between us) sans dessert. Lovely surroundings, excellent waiter (Friday); waitress (Saturday) and we will enjoy this all again some day when we are in Abingdon again. I missed their tablecloths on the tables.
My birthday celebration was perfect. My husband and I were able to have a nice, intimate dinner. The waiter was pleasant, personable and informative. The food was superb! Plus they had my favorite wine! A win win for my birthday! I look forward to my next visit!
We thoroughly enjoyed a delicious dinner on an evening to celebrate by husband's retirement. We came to Abington to hike on the Creeper Trail for a bit and to explore the area a little more since we had not been there is a number of years. The food and service and atmosphere were all lovely. We look forward to returning much more often and will make Sisters a regular stop!
We went to Sister's prior to a theater performance. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were promptly greeted by our server. Since we were on a time budget, we decided to forego appetizers and dessert, but everything on the menu looked delicious. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the ribeye steak. Both were delicious and cooked exactly to our specifications. After sharing some of the entrees, we each claimed that our own dish was the better. Lucky choices we made! Next time we go, we'll build in time to enjoy an appetizer and a bowl of crab bisque, maybe even some dessert. Wonderful beginning to a fun-filled evening!
Lovely restaurant located in the beautiful, historic Martha Washington Inn. Our server greeted us with menus and glasses of ice water, but then directly passed by our table numerous times before stopping to take our order. After about 15 minutes, we called to him. He apologized, indicating that he "forgot" he was serving us. He was pleasant and kind, but he seemed preoccupied. Perhaps they were short-staffed. I chose the Roasted French Onion Chicken, a very rich dish that was somewhat tasty but nothing to write home about. My husband had the crab bisque, which he loved, and he opted for the massive Cobb Salad instead of a main entree. Increased staffing on a Saturday night and slight adjustments to the menu would yield a better overall review.
The entrees were great, I had an amazing filet that was huge, it was no NY sized filet. The appetizers were sub par. The fried cheese curds, were basically mozzarella sticks that were served with salsa and a sour cream dip, so basically the sides for Nachos. We also had a salad that would have been great but it came with a honey mustard style dressing, the salad would have been great until they put that dressing on it and made it diner food.
Disappointed to give low ratings on this sixth visit to Sisters. Our server was new, apparently inadequately trained, and seemingly unable to engage in proactive problem-solving when an entree came out with bacon that had been specifically addressed when ordering. The other entree, the 'french onion roasted chicken' was left sitting too long in the kitchen, arriving lukewarm, with the chicken itself dry and overcooked. OH DID I MENTION THE DEVILED EGGS? Seriously -- more then $3.00 per deviled egg half. Sure, they were tasty. $10 for the 3-piece appetizer was entirely overpriced.
Looking forward to improvement in the future. This used to be a reliably excellent establishment.
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