Magnolias at the mill

4.7
3146 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Magnolias at the mill is a contemporary American restaurant within a restored grain mill specializing in locally grown products.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3146 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSueT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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LoriO
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. And this past week we had Mussels, large, very tender with a delicate wine sauce.

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RickH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere and if you like oysters, try the Oyster Po Boy sandwich, it's delish.

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Pickles
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The service was good, and the food was great. But there's not much light in the place and, in the summer, it's kind of a gloomy spot for dinner.

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CaroleK
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old mill interiors, high ceilings and subdued lighting were just a bonus to the excellent food and service.

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Janny
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our date night at Magnolias at the Mill! It was our first timing dining there. Both the food and service were excellent. Will definitely return.

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MarkC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The waiter was not interested in our table. Had to ask other wait staff to get him for ordering. We have been there many times and the place hax gone downhill. Will not return. I can buy lunch for 4 people for well under $275,00 dollars and be waited on properly.

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vip99Hokie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed delicious butternut squash ravioli and some local Virginia Cabernet Franc. But was a little disappointed not to see more local wine on the menu, especially from Loudoun County... being that this is a farm to table restaurant. Service was excellent though!

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LindaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Magnolias! It's our GO TO place! The outside patio is lovely, the food is delicious, and the service is great. This is a great place to enjoy family and friends.

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Picky
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely patio dining with excellent food and service

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Keith
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a very nice restaurant. The wine list was extensive - including local wines -; the food was good and the service was excellent. This is a good place to go for a special occasion.

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Marcia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed a nice Sunday brunch at 11:00 am though our reservation said 11:30 at opentable. everyone was nice, even though they were short staffed that day.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service and terrible food, won’t be returning again.

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EverettC
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely make reservations. The service was beyond expectation. The food was exceptional and the local wine was wonderful. Atmosphere made our anniversary dinner even more special. If you can save room for dessert! Overall 10 out of 10. We will be going back.

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viplv2bagl
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent service by Matt, our waiter.

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SharonW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The food was superb. Ambiance was great. However, the service was a bit off. We had to ask twice for a lemon for a drink and when they boxed our meal to go home, only half of what was left made it to the box. Not huge issues, but you expect to leave with what you paid for.

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Robert
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Very nice wine list but staff did not know about the wines, except red and white.

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DavidB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and with lots of options. Lots of microbrews no regular domestics.

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JR22
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service and a fun vibe! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service good food at a somewhat reasonable price

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THX1054
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always a great place to dine.

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paulr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Shouldn't have to wait until 8:30 for a table reserved for 8:00......need to do a better job timing the reservations. We were not asked our preferred doneness of the burgers we ordered; granted, we forgot to make a request, but the staff should never assume a preference. Overall, it was a very nice evening.

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vipdcfoodie97
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnolia is wonderful - we got fried green tomatoes, pasta, a burger, shrimp and grits and the steak salad at our table and everyone loved everything. Elvia, our server (if I’ve spelled correctly) was wonderful too. She had the entire room but we never felt neglected. Magnolia is a great spot!

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JohnA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Beautiful indoor space and great outdoor patio. A MUST in Loudon County

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were seated right next to the outside exit. Everyone walked right behind us without masks to leave out. They were a lot of avail tables out there. The food was okay! Our waiter was great!

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vipElizabethS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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Novemberfox
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Food was exquisite, service was excellent

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jotorres77
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, the outdoor section could be better but overall not bad

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SteveB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time there, Food was excellent. Drinks were great. My only complaint would be that the service was a little slow. We waited 40 minutes for our dinner after we received the appetizers. ( i thought that was a little long)

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BarnesPartyof8
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnolia's never disappoints. We took our puppy for lunch on their patio and it was perfect. There were heaters, they brought the pup water, and the service and food were a solid 10/10. We always return!

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vipHen4
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Magnolias and tonight i had the steak frites which melted in your mouth and it came with poutine which I’ve never had but it was amazing! I also had the mixed beery bread pudding which was delicious. When i come to magnolias i always request Elvia as my server because she’s amazing and attentive. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipjiffer99
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First visit post-pandemic lockdown (several pre-pandemic visits). Never disappoints. Excellent service. Creative food. Seafood was slightly overcooked, hence only four stars.

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BJinVA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and even though we sat on the second floor the service was great.

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vipPhilipM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the steak and eggs from the brunch menu. She raved about the steak and how much she enjoyed the entire meal.

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vipPixierust
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, appropriately spaced tables, and really good service. A great place to kick off or end a stroll on the W&OD trail which runs right behind the restaurant. Don't miss a chance to try their Sunday Brunch menu.

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Choodle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really nice. My fiancé and I went for our first time to a restaurant since COVID hit and we felt safe, our waiter wore a mask the entire time. The music was very weird for the space but the food was good and it was a decent price

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LaFoniouss20001
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal outside with heaters and quick service. The bartender made off the menu Mill favorite cocktails for us and the fish and burger were great!