Magnolias at the mill

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Magnolias at the mill is a contemporary American restaurant within a restored grain mill specializing in locally grown products.
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CF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always rendezvous with friends at Magnolia's....great feelings surround everyone.

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great spot for a couples birthday dinner sans kids

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MR
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall everything was great, especially the fried green tomato appetizer. I had the halibut special and it was just a bit over cooked

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GS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnolias at the Mill is a great hidden gem (maybe not to the locals). The food is fantastic and always spot on. We were in town for my daughters wedding with relatives and decided to treat them to some Virginia hospitality. They were very impressed with the food and the service. The selections are very diverse and the beer menu is to die for. Thank you for making our evening so memorable!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were given a gift card for this restaurant which is a hike from where we live. The drive was pleasant and upon arrival we were seated right away. Our waitress was prompt to get our drink order and bring bread to the table. The appetizers were slow getting out. We had oysters and fried green tomatoes. The oysters were good, the fried green tomatoes and too much going on and were too sweet with the coconut crust. Not enough aioli was on the plate to cut the sweet. Our dinners came out before we finished our appetizers. We both ordered filet mignon medium rare. I ordered the “petite” as I often do only this was sliced in half horizontally and was about 1/2” thick. Needless to say it was way over cooked. Had we not had a gift card I would have sent it back. My husbands steak was cooked to medium rare. They were served with asparagus and mashed potatoes which were unremarkable. All in all the food was mediocre at best and as far as getting a steak, any one of the chain steak houses serves a better steak than what we had.

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GL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the ambiance at Magnolia's. So tastefully renovated, and the food, as always was superb. We had a wonderful wait person who added to the great experience. Such a treat to visit Magnolia's at the Mill!!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved a table for a birthday dinner. When we arrived, they knew and greeted with happy birthday. (Even the menu said happy birthday on it!). They say us in a private and quiet booth.

We started with a couple drinks and bruschetta, followed with the bison burger and a 5oz filet. They burger was amazing!! One of the best I have had. The filet hit the spot, along with the brussel sprouts.

We finished off dinner with the bread pudding, it followed suit and was amazing as well. We will certainly be back.

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AR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for our 20th wedding anniversary. To our surprise, Magnolia's went out of the way to print out a personalized happy anniversary message on the heading of our menu. What a treat :)

The sound level was perfect and the food and service was great. We will certainly return.

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G
Richmond
75 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the covered porch area with our pooch. We had the fried green tomatoes. Very good! Then, I ordered the Blackened Shrimp Cobb Salad. It was delicious. A bit too big for me but I made an impressive dent in it. My husband had the Tuna Melt and fried and said it was very good too. I ordered their Bloody Mary which isn’t on the menu at the restaurant but you see it listed online. It was delicious on a hot summer day. I’ve been to this restaurant many times, including 3 or 4 times coming off the bike trail after a hot ride. Never disappoints!

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YR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great, as usual.

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EQ
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and fast service. Delicious food. Nice atmosphere. They even gave me a birthday menu and cookies to go. I just love this place.

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Love the mill. Food was great and so was service!

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great presentation! Accommodating to seniors, birthdays, out of Towners!!
Parking is tricky though.

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k
Richmond
371 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a nice early dinner at Magnolia's. Never disappoints! Been awhile since we've driven to Purcelville and it was well worth it. Won't wait so long to return for more wonderful food and service.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific and the staff was attentive and friendly. It was our anniversary and at one point, the hostess came over with a dessert plate that was inscribed “Happy Anniversary” in chocolate syrup with raspberry sauce hearts. They also had a menu printed up with our names and date. A wonderful experience all around.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend visiting from the UK

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BJ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been to Magnolia's numerous times and I am usually quite happy with the ambience, the food, and the service. I guess that's why I keep coming back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This may be nitpicking but our tables were wobbly. Not really a big deal but a bit annoying all the same. We had a great lunch. The food and service were outstanding.

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PF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and pastries were great. Beverages were also great.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have dined at Magnolias quite a few times. However, the dinner had some issues. I ordered the Peppercorn steak. Good flavor, but there was a congealed sauce on it. Plus it was really had to cut. Possibly a hanger steak. My fiancé ordered the pork dish. Nothing wrong with it, just wouldn't order again. We ordered a side of the Swiss chard, it was just stiff hard stems. Sent it back and ordered roasted Brussels sprouts. There. was one piece of the sprout and the rest were burnt leafs. Service was fine.

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SA
Saarbrucken
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Magnolia's at the recommendation of our Airbnb host, and we were not disappointed. We were seated at an outside table on a lovely Saturday evening. For appetizers, we had the deviled eggs, which were unlike any I have had before. Delicious! We both had the prime rib special. It was cooked to perfection and full of flavor. We chose Irish coffees and tiaramasu for dessert. We couldn't finish it. We also got a 10 percent discount because we were staying at a local bnb!

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SB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner The food was mediocre to poor. THe dishes were served room temperature or cold. There was nothing exciting about the meal.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit - fantastic dinner with family. Pork shank was exceptional. Everyone left happy and satisfied

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CL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Good food and space. Inattentive server

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SC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place, good food. Always a pleasure

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BW
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting the area and met some local people. When we asked advice on where to go this was their choice. Our meals and dessert were very good. We loved the redone mill look. Parking was easy. We were seated promptly. Our server knew the menus and offered suggestions. Our meals were well prepared.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son loved the special birthday menu with his name on it. The staff is wonderful and the manager on duty went above and beyond to ensure my son had a wonderful birthday lunch!

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. It is a must to visit restaurant.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and the server was courteous and very good at hos job! My coffee cup had coffee in all night!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience for my moms birthday not only did they greet her when we arrived but she had a custom menu with happy birthday along the top and they gave her cookies when she left. We had a fabulous time. Highly recommend

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AK
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful birthday celebration at Magnolia’s....the brunch was fabulous!

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KG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and would highly recommend Magnolia at the Mill! The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the attention to detail was impeccable.

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. Service was prompt and friendly although there was an error in our order and one entree didn't come out until we'd mostly finished our meal (would have been nice to have been offered a free dessert or have the entree removed from the bill). The building is rustically beautiful, warm, and inviting. We'd definitely return.

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a
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was tasty and they were very easy on substitutions for the side dishes,
Good bar service as well.

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LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food, a bit over priced for some of the additions. Overall would come again.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It had been a couple years since we last visited this restaurant. The food wasn’t as good as we remembered. We also waited about 40 mins for our dinner to come out. No explanation provided. Won’t be going back.

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JS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal to celebrate our anniversary at Magnolias! The food was delicious and personal touch was appreciated. Really was hard to pass up the prime rib, but the filet and scallops were excellent and my wife enjoyed the crab cakes. Thanks Magnolias for a great meal and we look forward to returning in the future!

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Two patrons were sickened after the meal and they both had the prime rib. The waitress was fabulous!! The location on the enclosed porch was nice except there were numerous flys due to the location. We enjoyed our meal and will be back and hope to see some changes made!

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m
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely worth a drive. Excellent bar and menu.

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B
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

After making a reservation we were put in a very loud room so we couldn’t even talk to each other. We were moved to a better location but only after complaining. Rest rooms needed to be restocked. Considering the prices, not the best value.

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