Everything about this placeEverything about this place was great! Will definitely go again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMdesserts were especially delicious.desserts were especially delicious......chocolate bread pudding especially!!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceI always enjoy Magnolia Cafe, the food is always wonderful and the service is great. My friend and I enjoyed a delish meal and our server was awesome. I appreciate their menu as I feel it gives the opportunity to "get it right" - not trying to do everything. Nine entree items that are anything but "run of the mill". I saw a lot of happy diners last night!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest MealEveryone in our party of four enjoyed the meal. This was my 3 or 4th visit and the best so far. I was excited to show my visiting parents this diamond in the rough and it did not disappoint. The food is consistently of good quality, using unique preparation and well priced.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Correct Dining ExperienceThe staff was attentive, the drink was mixed properly, the gnocchi appetizer was fantastic, and I requested my flank steak to be medium and it actually came out medium and not medium-well. Next time I will leave room for dessert.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways reliable; great foodOur server gave us just the right amount of attention without being overbearing. The food was excellent -- three of the four of us had the salmon dish and we all raved about it! The flavors were complex but didn't detract from the salmon. I have always loved the decor and ambiance at Magnolia. You feel like you are out for a nice evening but it's still comfortable.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, friendly service.Wonderful, friendly service. The food is absolutely fantastic AND you can't beat their mimosa brunch deal. Highly recommend!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time at MagnoliaOur first time at Magnolia Cafe was an all-around winner. The food is the draw. Everything we had was absolutely delicious! Plate presentations were lovely without being precious. Service was wonderful. The place is small, with a friendly vibe - maybe a bit on the noisy side, but it was prime time on a Saturday. People around us reported that their meals were also excellent. Prices are typical Chicago for food of this quality.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant. FoodLove this restaurant. Food is so good and the service is wonderful. It is a neighborhood gem, but well worth driving to.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnolia never disappoints.Magnolia never disappoints. Highly recommended. The only disappointment is that an entrée listed on their online menu -- which I had my heart set on -- wasn't available the night we dined. Very minor, as the entrée I did have was delicious in its own right.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnolia Cafe is by far theMagnolia Cafe is by far the most amazing restaurant I have been too in awhile. The French Onion soup is out of this world; pork chop with pulled pork is delightful, and the macaroni & cheese is out of the world. The ambiance and service is 5 stars in my opinion. We will definitely be repeat customers and looking forward to eating brunch there someday.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was incredible. EveryFood was incredible. Every dish our group got was a win!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI didn't think the brunchI didn't think the brunch was anything special. I've had dinner here and LOVE it for dinner.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnolia Cafe has been a favoriteMagnolia Cafe has been a favorite for years! At the first visit, a Saturday night, we were so impressed with the food that we had to see the brunch menu - then came back the next day for more!
Whether you're looking for a casual evening out, a special date night or no line, no waiting for brunch, Magnolia's is the place.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMJust DeliciousDo not miss the crabcakes with the corn relish - best I've ever had. Will double it and have as an entree next time. Short ribs are perfection, and the sides it comes with (mac + cheese, best onion rings ever, sauteed spinach) are amazing. YUMMMMM!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and ambiance areThe food and ambiance are outstanding. Parking is easy. Every item that our table of 6 ordered was delicious.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here with a group ofWent here with a group of 10 people for brunch - severs were attentive and everyone was really happy with the food. Delicious!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for 2This was our second visit and we were not disppointed! A quaint, neighborhood place with great food (fit for foodies) presented beautifully. Attentive, helpful but not overbearing wait staff -just right. Highly recommend.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic GemOne of our favorite romantic getaways. We love date nights at Magnolia Cafe because it brings us back to our first date here. The cozy and warm interior, small tables and low lighting make for an intimate dinner. We enjoy the wine list and our dishes have never disappointed us. We love love love their bread pudding.
We'd recommend anyone who's never ventured to this little spot in Uptown to step in and check it out. It's a gem in Chicago.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very nice Osso BucoHad a very nice Osso Buco as a special. Hopefully it will make it to the regular menu.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had not been to MagnoliaWe had not been to Magnolia for over a year for one reason or another. It is a pity that we waited so long because as always this place does not disappoint. The waiter was friendly and helpful. There were four of us, and everything we ordered was nicely plated, well-prepared and delicious. It was well-worth the visit once again. One other thing that I certainly appreciate - you can actually carry on a conversation at normal speaking levels. It seems such restaurants are becoming rather rare in this regard.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM