The Magnolia Thomas Restaurant
The Magnolia Thomas Restaurant

The Magnolia Thomas Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.magnoliathomas.com/
  • Phone: 678-445-5789x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Pickens
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full service catering for special events, including weddings and rehearsal dinners. On and off site catering service available.
    Featured caterer for the Woodstock Community Center.
    Call (404) 432-1620 or email us at events@magnoliathomas.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Our trademark upscale southern cuisine in a classic setting around wooded gardens, warm fireplaces and traditional décor, makes the Magnolia Thomas the perfect choice for your next family, business or community event. Options for 15 to 150 guests, multimedia capabilities and a variety of menus.
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  • Private Party Contact: Catherine Casdia 8884805689
  • Entertainment: Live music most weekends, featuring jazz standards & traditional favorites.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available along the entrance drive or continue around to the main parking lot. Pathway leads from parking lot through the Gazebo area to the restaurant entrance.
A word from The Magnolia Thomas Restaurant
The Magnolia Thomas Restaurant features the best in new southern cuisine, a fabulous wine and beer selection, all in a comfortable setting.
Join us for a business dinner, romantic night out, dining with friends or that special family occasion.
A unique dining experience, reasonably priced and close by all the north and northwest Atlanta suburbs... come experience "Southern Dining with a Silver Spoon Treatment"!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
The Magnolia Thomas Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)special occasion (49)romantic (46)great for brunch (31)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (22)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (7)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Sunday Brunch
    lhobbs
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    There were 7 of us for brunch at 1:30pm on a Sunday and although the food was OK, the problem was that the buffet was rarely replenished and many times we had to wait to get anything we were looking for. I was disappointed. I definitely would not do brunch again there, especially later in the afternoon. Maybe if we had been there at 12:00pm it would have been better - simply not sure.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive
    SHRSR
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Met with friends who had not dined here before and they were most impressed...resulted in a most enjoyable evening -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Magnolia Thomas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food, ambience, service- outstanding! I highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prefect Start to the Week
    Leah
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Treat yourself...start your week off right with this wonderful Sunday Brunch. You won't be disappointed. Save room for the chocolate mousse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Brunch
    greatplace2eat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    BRUNCH: The food, service and ambience was very good on our recent visit. Will go again very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We always enjoy MTH. We took friends who had never been before & they also liked it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First Timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I had a groupon and never been to this place. I was joined by 3 other family members which it was all their first time there too. It was a very quiet place. We went there on a Thursday evening after work. Their were only maybe 2 other tables besides us. I guess its busier on the wkends. Out server was a young girl and very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnolia thomas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A very nice brunch. Celebrated mother in laws bday with a lovely aeat in the window.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy brunch
    mary
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    my husband and I drove from Flowery Branch for the Sunday brunch and we were not disappointed. The blackeye pea "relish" on the moist fried chicken was so good. I enjoyed the eggs benedict and the nut crusted pork, while my husband enjoyed his ham and cheese omelet and waffle. They had a nice blend of breakfast and lunch options and even a choice of 3 desserts. It was a very nice Sunday afternoon. The only suggestion that I would have for them is being a fruit lover, I wish that the fruit option had been a bit larger. Don't tell but I stole 2 beautiful blackberries and a strawberry off of the pastry display.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood gem is right!!
    Sofia
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great romantic atmosphere, you never feel rushed. The food is always consistent. We love it!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    Alacrity174
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Took my mother there for a Birthday Brunch and really enjoyed the experience,had a reservation for noon, table was ready and dining room was full but not packed. Our Server Kelli was fantastic she explained all the choices available and was attentive but never over bearing. The food at the buffet was fresh and replenished regularly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Banquet Food at Best
    AlpharettaFoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Such a let down for such a cute and quaint restaurant. I received the deal from Living Social and tried to give this place a shot. The service was the most slow and inattentive service I have ever received while dining in a restaurant. It literally took an hour to get our food, and 45 min to get our dessert. And we were only one of 4 tables in the entire restaurant. The food was all pre-frozen and poor quality. Will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night disappointment!
    datenight
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Atmosphere great, food not so great. I ordered the pasta shrimp and scallop dish. The pasta was under cooked and scallops were small and chewy. My husband ordered chicken mango dish that was salty and dry.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plesant evening
    Bubba
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    A perfect spot. Food, service and ambience were all outstanding. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything excellent except food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We bought the groupon. Service, ambience, cleanliness were all excellent. The food on the other hand was just ok. It was missing that yum factor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Boo
    Boo1946
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I had another pleasant Sunday brunch. We had company in town and decided to take them to one of our favorite places. Magnolia Thomas restaurant is great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional find in Woodstock
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at The Magnolia Thomas Restaurant for the first time last week and were extremely pleased with everything about the establishment. The layout, décor, ambiance, service and food were exceptional. When you combine these attributes with the fantastic value of the dinner we couldn't be happier and both feel that this will be on our regular list of dinner establishments in the future. This place is a real gem and to find it in our own Woodstock backyard is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Jetmaker
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything was done really well. Both of our dishes were excellent. I had the duck and my date had the filet mignon. It was our first date and the setting was perfect. The waitress and service were great as she was attentive but not too much or too little. The guitar was a nice touch and the right volume.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Restuarant
    lovely4dinner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a lovely dinner with lovely service. Very peacful surroundings and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    Fine4Diners
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was prepared and presented very well with subtle spices and a wholesome flare. We cleaned our plates. Surprise of Apple cobbler at the end with cream, strawberries and vanilla ice to go along with. Lot of wine choices and we took advantage of the wine bottle special offered. Will recommend to friends and anyone else looking for a quiet relaxing dinner. Service was excellent and well timed. I had the fillet cooked medium rare perfectly. Great flavor and tender as should be. One of the few places I have found that serves it right. My girlfriend had the mahi special, and loved it. She has a very sensitive stomach and this was perfect for her. Not over spiced, just right. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant!!
    seniority08
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We brought a Groupon for Magnolia Thomas and we absolutely loved everything about the restaurant including the history. They were very nice and professional and worked with us to give us a great experience. Can't wait to come back and try lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it
    glo0426
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We are looking forward to returning Loved the food and the way it was decorated. Waitress was very friendly and eager to please We were a group of four and all dishes were delicious
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Kieffersmom
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My meal was good but my friends and husband said there's was excellent. Everything was cooked as ordered, service was fantastic and the menu was unique.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weeknight Dining
    regularguest20
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We privately referred to our evening as "Home Cooking, Dressed Up." The menu was typical for what we enjoy at home, with extra special flavorings and side dishes. Everything was very nice: Excellent service, food and ambience. We will definitely make Magnolia Thomas one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blind
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The evening was a special occasion and the staff went out of their way to provide an incredible experience including a complementary bottle of champagne. One of the very few restaurants that creates an ambiance where you can have a normal conversation without having to yell. Waitress was most accommodating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Tony3xl
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Very nice Sunday brunch. Food was excellent. The service was cordial but short of competent. Serving during brunch is not to hard, keep the coffee full, clear the dirty plates. Oh yeah I forgot a point about service, bring the correct receipt back when you run my card. Oh yeah I forgot, don't disappear. So forgive the sarcasm, back to the review. Food was excellent, eggs Benedict was made to order and absolutely perfect. The Buffett selection was good especially that buttermilk friend chicken with black eye pea salsa, wow! I would go back again,just don't have high expectations for the service. Again the servers were nice, just not the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's like breakfast at a hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I never found any reviews that mentioned this, but the brunch is a small buffet that's like something one would find at a cheap hotel. Bland scrambled eggs, bacon like shoe leather, small pastries, and some off-putting fish. I would expect a restaurant that requires reservations to have menus, but what do I know? We stood in line for ten minutes, finished eating in five, and had no interest in seconds. So much for the surprise birthday brunch for my girlfriend. We tried to salvage it by getting one of the desserts (included in price). The chocolate mousse was not advertised as just chocolate Cool Whip in a glass, but that's what it was. After a mild allergic reaction, we sat around for twenty minutes waiting for our check. Lesson learned.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a great evening with the four of us, food was good and service was very good. Guitar player was good but could have turned it down so we could carry on a conversation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A quiet romantic evening
    Dave
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is a great place to enjoy fantastic food with your love. The atmosphere is conducive to quiet conversations while savoring tasty food. Our server was perky, smiling and attended to our needs without being always hovering. The live guitar music was a plus without being loud.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Chose Magnolia Thomas for our anniversary dinner after checking out many area menus. Food was very good and cooked perfectly, though we were not wowed. Probably would not return for dinner, just due to the pricing. May return to try brunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had A Wonderful Time
    HappyGrandmaGA
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We ordered 2 different chicken dishes, one with artichokes and dried tomatoes over whipped potatoes and one with jalapeno mango salsa on top with rice. They were both divine. The restaurant was not busy so it was very quiet. I like being able to make reservations online. We were happy with everything although the prices were a bit high. But, that is ok since we loved the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy diner
    Localyokel
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. We plan on dining with them again. The food was delicious. The service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bigmac57
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    While the food was very good the restaurant was practically empty. We went on a sunday evening around 7:30. This is first time in quiet awhile so not sure if this is usual or not.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we thought it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had heard rave reviews and were slightly disappointed. The wait staff never told us we could order items from the kitchen we over heard another patron. They advertise Belgian Waffles...never saw any. The buffet is set up in a manor that the chef has to walk in front of everything to check on food items and replace items. Overall it was just OK......don't think we will make the trip back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place, improvements needed
    Cubanmama
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Cute restaurant, pretty grounds. Hostess was friendly, did not wait long for table. Not too many items to choose from on the buffet. Food was not hot, just warm. When we went up to serve ourselves, 2 trays were empty no idea what was in them. One tray in the back looked like some kind of meat dish, no idea, almost empty. A server was there briefly, I asked him what was in one of the trays, it was cheese grits, he never announced I'm going to replenish these 2 empty trays, left us guessing. Another tray had what appeared to be either fried chicken or fried fish, took a gamble, turned out to be fried chicken, it was good. The server had disappeared again, so could not ask. Our table server Danielle, was friendly and courteous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    SCTV
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Magnolia Thomas is our favorite place in Woodstock for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    Food4thought
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We were impressed by the sunday brunch. The food was fantastic and the price was reasonable. We definitely plan to go back. The look of the restaurant would also make it a great date night dinner spot, quiet and romantic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    RoswellGal
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was delicious. The atmosphere was great. The prices were rather high. I expected the place to be busier, but very few tables were filled. Our dinner was at 6 pm. The only real negative feedback was that we ordered shirmp and grits (which was an appetizer) and there was maybe a teaspoon of grits. The appetizer was delicious, but we felt the portion of grits was pretty commical. The other appetizers were well portioned. Other than that, my table ordered a variety of items including, fried green tomatoes, duck, medalions, watermelon and goat cheese among others. Everything was scrumptious. Wait staff pleasant. Also, we used a groupon. No issue with that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went for our anniversary and it did not disappoint. Had the coffee rubbed bistro filet. It had a wonderful taste and was extremely tender. I would recommend it highly. Great evening, Great Service and Great Food. Hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Total miss!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We've dined here twice: first time - amazing! Food & presentation were spot on! Second time - TOTAL MISS! Scallops were small & rubbery, Talapia was very fishy, presentation on 3:4 dishes was amateur; white wine was almost room temp. Both times, although the kitchen was a bit slow, the service, ambiance and music were wonderful. Our waitress was great! She was very knowledgable and attentive. I felt very bad for her after the second trip. Which, btw, was on a Friday. We left at 8:00 PM & maybe 25% of the tables were full. I think that says a lot! Sadly, we will not be going back anytime soon. We MIGHT give it another try at some point, but it's a lot of money to spend on inconsistent food! Try if you will - hope you go on a "good" night!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate