Magnolia's on Prospect
Magnolia's on Prospect
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Magnolia's on Prospect

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.magnoliaonprospect.com/
  • Phone: 3096838747
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dustin Allen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have several options to choose from for private and semi-private events. The Barrel Room is perfect for small business dinners or family get togethers for up to 10 people. with a large wall mural of a vintage wine cellar that adds character and elegance to any event. Our second option is our semi-private area in the back of our dining room that is divided from the rest of our dining room by antique wood furniture and stain glass doors. This are can accommodate up to 100 of your guest ranging from wedding rehearsals to corporate business presentation and holiday parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Mohr 3096838747

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Knoxville
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located in the historic and revitalized shopping center at Junction City in Peoria IL. at the corner of N. Knoxville and Prospect Rd. All parking is off street and in very close proximity to our door. Parking lot is a paved flat surface that is wheelchair accessible.
A word from Magnolia's on Prospect
Imagine a dining experience so unique that it transports you to another place… and taste. Imagine an atmosphere that's sophisticated yet unpretentious; rustic yet elegant; upscale yet with a bit of an attitude. Imagine entrees where the smoky, spicy flavors of the South meet the freshest steak and seafood, hand cut daily on the premises. An eclectic lunch and dinner menu prepared with the freshest of ingredients and a southern flair that will tantalize your taste buds with robust flavors, from smoky heat to spicy sweet and everything in between. Imagine an exclusive Bourbon Bar where you can indulge your palate with the lush taste of more than 25 types of bourbon and a dazzling array of wines and cocktails, including enduring classics and modern reinterpretations.
Magnolia's on Prospect blends authentic southern flavor profiles including Cajun and Creole with Chef Dustin Allen's exceptional culinary twist that is unlike any meal you've ever enjoyed.
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Magnolia's on Prospect reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We really enjoyed every thing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We really enjoyed every thing about our dinning experience. Unfortinitly this was the final night the place would be open. They are moving to a new location and changing thier name to the EDGE. Will probably open again mid to late summer.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, slow service
    Dinner4Two
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    The staff went out of their way to make my wife's birthday celebration great by giving her a flower bouquet to take home. Food was good, but it tooK far too long to get it. The place was nearly empty, but had one large table that was sapping all the resources for the entire restaurant. Prices were ok, but be prepared for a wait. If you decide to go be sure to try the fries as an appetizer, you wont be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was amazing, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The food was amazing, and the staff were friendly, and talkative. We have made Magnolia's our new restaurant for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Variety
    JuneFreakRN
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Was a wonderful experience and a great amount of variety in food selection
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal was very good but steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Meal was very good but steaks and wine were quite pricey. Can't afford to eat out at those prices very often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a group of 5 who all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    We were a group of 5 who all ordered the shrimp and grtis which I had before and liked a lot. This time the shrimp was overcooked but the flavor of the dish was good. Two of us had Caesar Salad and they were out of anchovies. Wedge salads were excellent as were creme brûlée and ice cream with chocolate covered strawberries. Service was excellent and I will go back particularly on night when there is live music. Have been there several times before.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steak hands down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We had no idea what to expect at Magnolia's. we were blown away by Dustin's cooking. We had a marvelous time and definitely will come back! We also will be telling everyone about this fine restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    This is a nice new addition to Junction City. The food was very tasty, it reminded me of being on vacation in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome. Had a group of 12,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Awesome. Had a group of 12, they seated us in a private dining room. Food was great, Service was OUTSTANDING.
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  • Our dinner was great!! Wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Our dinner was great!! Wine selection is small but good, and they have nice wine glasses. We went on a late snowy/icey Tuesday night so they were not busy but our food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although the prices were not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Although the prices were not posted on the menu and a bit much, overall it was a nice experience - thanks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • We had a good time at Magnolia's.
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We had a good time at Magnolia's. The food was good and they did cater to my wife's gluten intolerance. The only down side was that our waitress seemed a little busy for us. Usually other waiter help out and notice when another table needs something. This didn't seem to be the case. I had to ask for a second bottle of wine 3 times. We made the reservations partially into the end of the dinner rush and thought it wouldn't be as busy. Other than the waitress being absent the experience was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Give your review a title (optional)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    This dining experience would be off the charts if our service had been more timely. We were seated 20+ minutes before we got our drinks and the rest of the night went the same. We had to flag down someone to refill our water glasses. We were told dessert would be a twenty minute wait (it was 25) but the coffee we ordered at the same time didn't come until after the dessert was brought to the table... The waitress was friendly and knowledgeable but seemed to have too many tables to take care of properly.
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  • Overall, would echo same as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Overall, would echo same as several other reviews that food was good, edging toward very good, but service and atmosphere combined with higher prices bring the overall score down. Might be viewed as nit picking but the waitress had trouble pronouncing the names (French) of the specials for rhe evening. Also, my wife an I were seated close enough to the kitchen that quite a bit of noise came through. If you caught a night where meal was not up to par, I could see folks walking out not impressed for money spent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed the atmosphere and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    I enjoyed the atmosphere and the waiter was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maybe the best steak in Peoria.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Maybe the best steak in Peoria. Expensive - dinner for two with appetizer and alcohol was $125.00. Well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a spectacular secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    It was a special night for my lady and my waitress was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was Valentine's Day weekend,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    It was Valentine's Day weekend, so I took the slower service with a heart-shaped grain of salt, but they did hand out roses at the end of the meal, so that was nice. The food was quite good; steak cooked to specification, with nice overall presentation. The only real complaint I had was that we were sat next to the windows, and in the middle of February, the old glass let a lot of cold creep through. I would say this restaurant makes a great special occasion spot, as the price for dinner does not fit in most people's every-day budget (in my opinion). Just make sure to make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time at Magnolia's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Our first time at Magnolia's on Prospect. Quite possible the best cut of meat I've ever had in my life. We've already decided to come back in April with the other couple who joined us for this visit. Looking forward to another great meal - - and I assure you we've told our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The steak was good, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The steak was good, but the risotto was made with plain white rice rather than Arborio rice, which made it taste like mush. I expect more from a pricey place. It was also a little smoky from the steaks inside.
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  • From the Chicago area, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    From the Chicago area, but lived in Peoria for 10 years. This is as close to five-star food as we've found. Restaurant isn't 'fancy' (though quiet and nice), but the food was incredible! All the staff were so friendly, and willing to do whatever was needed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • I brought clients here for
    Businessman
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    I brought clients here for dinner and was very pleased with the service and food. My steak was cooked perfectly, and the scallops were the best I've had in years. Items are fairly priced but I would not call this a great value.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Disappointed! Not good service
    caspiaVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Disappointed! Not good service or value for money.One hour from being seated to salad presentation.Brought the wrong wine.Won't be returning anytime soon!
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  • More Peoria Blah
    Siggy62VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Still looks like the Butcher Block. Very little in the way of decor. Everything was too salty. From the steak to my wife's spinach under the Duck was too salty. Duck is a tough dish to do, and Magnolia's is no different. Skip it.
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  • We have been to Magnolia's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    We have been to Magnolia's many times and never been disappointed. Chef Dustin is a culinary genius and his staff is first rate. In my estimation, the quality of the food at this place is equal to or better than superstar places we have been to such as Morton's or Ruths Chris. It is definately the best place in the Peoria area and is significantly better in quality than some of their better known competitors who live by default solely off name recognition, which I hope this establishment will be able to change. Peoria deserves top quality restaurants,not a string of mediocre ones that represent themselves as great but are not. Keep it up people,you are heading for the top.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great variety.....many unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Great variety.....many unique choices, beautifully prepared and presented. Some items, including alcohol rather pricey. For us that may keep us from being frequent diners. Service was excellent..friendly,efficient,but not intrusive. Food has many layers...fall hash was one of the best sides I have ever eaten. Beats a baked potato!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Everything Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Probably my best dining experience since moving to Peoria. Service was astounding, the tomahawk ribeyes were awesome. We had the shrimp nd grits for an appetizer and I wish I could eat that every day forever it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent and Stephanie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Food was excellent and Stephanie did a great job taking care of us
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  • Wonderful dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Ashley provided fabulous service and the food delectable. We watch our diets and there were still plenty of delicious choices. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and he was given a free dessert! This was my second experience there, having been to a previous business dinner. No disappointment! We definitely plan to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was wonderful. One
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    The food was wonderful. One of the best places to eat in town. Server was very friendly and helpful.
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  • I had the Pecan Crusted Salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    I had the Pecan Crusted Salmon with Fall Hash. The salmon was soggy and really fishy smelling/tasting. The buttnut squash in the hash was good, but the rest of the vegetables in it, were hard. I felt like it wasn't worth the expensive bill. I won't be going back anytime soon.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Overall I can say the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Overall I can say the food presentation was nice and creative. Our appetizer was tasty as was our soup. Our steaks were very good and cooked as specified. Menu selection was adequate and varied. However a restaurant must have appropriate ambiance as to not detract from the food. Magnolias atmosphere was very bright and cafeteria like. The decor seemed unfinished. The dinner menus were of good quality but the bar menu was on stained paper and had been photo copied so many times it was nearly illegible. I would expect this from the local college bar, not a restaurant labeled as "fine dining" with entrees in the $50 range.
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  • Keep up the good work!
    TruffledVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Best meal we have had in a long time, they continually improve the atmosphere and food at this gem of a restaurant. Sweet potato bisque with andouille was amazing. Rosemary filet was done to perfection. Candlelight on table a nice new addition! Thanks for continuing to work hard at making this a outstanding place in Peoria!!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnolia's on Prospect in Peoria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    This was the best experience we have ever had dinning out. There is no doubt that we will go back. From the moment we walked in until the time we left, it was awesome! Thank You for a great evening
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • fantastic birthday dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Fantastic food and service!!!! We had a party of 12 and were put into a private room! It was wonderful! The chef came out to check with all of us and thank us for coming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful steaks and seafood.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Wonderful steaks and seafood. Love the scallop appetizers The autumn hash is a great surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great steak house restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    great steak house restaurant! food was awesome but our server was HORRIBLE and SLOW!!! only refilled our water once throughout the night and did not check up on our table as often as the other servers!!! definitely will reconsider if i am craving steak that bad to come back for the horrendous service!!!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Probably the best steak in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Probably the best steak in Peoria--fantastic menu-- The Chef came and introduced himself-he was very nice. Pricey, but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Good food but lacking something...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    The menu online did not match the menu at the restaurant so some items people were looking forward to were not available. In fact, even menu items were out. Must have been at least 3 things people wanted and couldn't get. The food we did order was quite tasty however I doubt we will be going back anytime soon.
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  • The Duck is outsatanding!
    bradVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    The Duck is outsatanding! I have been there twice and had the Duck both times!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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