Magnolias at the mill

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$30 and under
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American
Magnolias at the mill is a contemporary American restaurant within a restored grain mill specializing in locally grown products.
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4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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MB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good restaurant

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Waiter was weird. He stood over us sharpening knives.

t
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the third time my fiancé and I have been to Magnolia’s. We normally come to celebrate special occasions. We return because of the relaxed ambiance and outstanding food. This time we had oysters on the half shell and crab & artichoke fondue for our appetizers. From the first bite, we couldn’t get enough. My fiancé had the prime rib dinner special and I had the surf & turf. Once again, spectacular. Our server was very efficient & funny. We were never left wanting. Also, managed to leave room for dessert and highly recommended the brûlée. We will be back soon ☺️

CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnolia's is a local favorite and ever disappoints. Some of us tried the deviled eggs app, which was delicious- especially the bacon one. Two of us had the scallops which were huge and filling. It was a girlfriends dinner for my birthday- and was so good, I went back there the next night with my husband for another bday dinner! I got the salmon crab herbed potatoes entree and DH got the 16oz prime rib special. It was a perfect bday dinner/last date night before our baby girl arrives. Cannot recommend enough!

OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

The mushroom and bacon pizza was a major disappointment. Under all the arugula I think I found maybe 10 slices of mushrooms and little bacon bits. If there was cheese, never saw or tasted it. The crust extended 3 inches from the edge with nothing on it so it was actually a small bit of food in the middle of the empty crust for $20! I was left with a plate full of uneaten crust and still looking for substance in the middle.

SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner!!

DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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Lucy was a real joy and did a great job!

R
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service are consistently great. But there is no way their 2-person tables could be any smaller. Between the bread dishes and wine glasses, and the stuff in the table, we were completely jammed together when the food came.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was wonderful. Great food great service!!

NI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been to Magnolias at the mill a handful of times and we’re never disappointed. This visit was no exception. We had a reservation but decided to sit at the bar because we arrived early. Even though everyone was busy we were attended to and we’ll taken care of as if we were at a table. Kudos to Eric for excellent service! We’ll be back!

RM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The food experience was excellent, especially the Wagyu Beef special. A recommended bottle of wine by our waiter, Buena Vista Cabernet 2016 was outstanding. Phil, our Waiter, worked hard to please us. What disappointed was, we were seated at an extra side saloon instead in the beautiful main room. WE chose the restaurant for its ambiance. I wish we were told of our seating beforehand. WE got there at 4:45 so it was not because it was busy then. Overall very good.

JE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This Valentine Day was special for 2 80 year olds and Magnolia made it perfect. The food, service, everything was excellent.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Valentines dinner and our First visit. We enjoyed the meal and felt our waiter was very attentive.

C
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Always love going my only small complaint was the Ribeye steak and my wife did not feel well after the muscles.

SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I have always had good meals at Magnolias but was disappointed with everything but the calamari this time. The fried green tomatoes are nowhere near as good as they have been in the past. The tuna was overcooked and was not crazy about the stewie sauce it was in and the lamb steak was tough and not very tasty. Also the risotta had way too much thyme in it

JA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, great service. I would highly recommend Magnolias at the Mill for date night, anniversaries or just a casual night out.

A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Always a good experience , good brunch , worth the trip down for leesburg !

KR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rustic charm and delicious food - something for everyone!

PP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect evening. We sat at the bar , had one of the most delicious meals since going there . The atmosphere is so festive and friendly . Overall , one of the best times when out to dinner .

W
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved having the fresh vegetables...farm to table.

AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Our server clearly wanted us in and out. She didn’t even read us the specials. I don’t remember her name, but she had a lovely accent.

BB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious meals. Nice for date date night.

H
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had an excellent time as always. I love the Ideal Husband drink on the menu and love the atmosphere at Magnolias.

B
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We dine at Magnolias frequently. The food and ambience were great and the quality was as expected. Our waitress was very good but the assistant servers seemed either a bit off their game or just not well versed on serving in a nice restaurant. They served over our dinner guests instead of coming around to serve each individual. I’m not usually such a stickler but we were introducing new friends that have recently moved to the area and we all took note of the odd way we were served. Just saying... This isn’t a family style restaurant.

OT
New England
38 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was courteous and there when needed-just how we like it. The food came all together for the 4 of us and was hot and delicious. We did not think the key lime pie was up to snuff. It was a wonderful pleasant evening.

MI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is wonderful and always great! Service is always good and very helpful!

JF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good local restaurant with excellent food and service.

VK
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely love the gluten free options and how delicious they are!!!!!

OT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely inside! Great food and lovely service. Loved how staff members both welcomed us and said good bye on our way out!

TB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Very slow waitress. Sitting with glass empty a few times throughout experience. Glass was dirty on time and she gave two excuses before and after replacing it, 1. it's dark by the bar. 2. They make lipstick like a stain these days, which is why a don't wear it.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Such a cute place been there a lot in the past, but unfortunately food really just ok

b
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food always consistent u know it’s quality in flavor and taste great place to enjoy family and friends

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The Prosecco we were served was flat. The server gave us fresh glasses. The food wasn’t exceptional for the cost.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything I've ever eaten here has been really good. I feel like I can order anything from the menu and I'll enjoy it.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Everything was good but nothing exceptional. Always a good meal.

PS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall, it is a good place - nice selections, good service. But, I ordered the short rib entree. Although it was really delicious with super nice selection of nicely prepared vegetables, half of my meat was inedible gristle - the other half: perfect! This could be easily detected in the kitchen and I should've sent it back, but due to my dinner circumstances, thought better of it.

I will still go back because it is a cool place, but next time that short rib better be better.

e
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We live fairly near the restaurant and had stopped going a couple of years ago after several disappointing meals. Had company in town and they had heard about Magnolias, so we tried again. Either a new chef or we lucked out, as all meals were delicious (rack of lamb, swordfish), as well as our appetizers (fried green tomatoes, calamari). Will be a go-to local restaurant again! Well done.

FR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

good food and service. Thank you for the service provided for my fiancé's birthday. Our first time to your restaurant and it was very good. We will be returning and recommending the restaurant.

s
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I had the burger, fabulous! My wife had the fish and chips, totally ho-hum. Really out of character for Magnolia's Food usually superb.

MK
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service by Lucy ! Good French Dip but the warm spinach salad was a disappointment. The pancetta was fatty and touch.

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