Magnolias at the mill

4.6
3006 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Magnolias at the mill is a contemporary American restaurant within a restored grain mill specializing in locally grown products.
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Michelle
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were outside and the heaters worked great! Thank you

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KarenW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outdoors where they had propane gas heaters to keep us warm. The French Onion Soup, Calamari, and Shrimp & Grits were excellent!

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BridgetC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside on the patio next to a heater and everything was wonderful. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. I had some concerns that the "outdoor seating" would be in the tent out front, but the back patio remained opened. Staff was courteous and masked, I felt very safe considering the current COVID pandemic.

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SteveZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, especially Angie, our server.

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TheFourfromWaterford
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. All four of us ordered the Bulgogi and it was delicious. Paired it with the Pinot Noir. Definitely recommend.

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ladydi
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had anniversary dinner. I think that, unless you get some of the more expensive dishes, the food is good but not great. Very pricey for what you get. The service/wait staff are very good.

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vipTuckinalex
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heather was our server and was friendly & attentive. Plenty of space between tables on the patio which had heaters. Really good brunch menu. I had a lobster omelette to die for. The chef knows his way around potatoes...roasted and mashed. Provides bread without asking. Very good value for the experience. My non foody husband loved it and didn’t complain once. Even said he’d return! That’s a rave for him! 😃

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food! They made our anniversary very special, small touches as having Happy Anniversary and paying attention to the details of notes on our reservation made it even better! Thank you Magnolia

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vipDavidB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks Our home away from home.

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SeanP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience! I took my fiancé there for her birthday and it was lovely. I asked the restaurant to provide flowers and a small happy birthday card on the table and they did it for me. The food was spectacular and the service was exceptional!!!! I would recommend this establishment to anyone looking for a nice place to eat with great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was a great spot! Charming and elegant space. We ordered the deviled egg trio and scallops to start. The succotash served with the scallops was to DIE for! Our entrees, ribeye with whipped potatoes and the special of grouper with lobster, was delicious. The ribeye was over cooked (to my preference) and simple, which left me wanting more, but I still ate every last bite! We ordered a bottle of Malbec with our entrees, which was the perfect accompaniment to our meal. Would definitely recommend and try other options on the menu! Don’t sleep on their daily specials either!

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JonH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

I've had some amazing dinners at Magnolias. The food has always been top notch. The service is fantastic and we had a very nice mid afternoon lunch. Unfortunately I didn't feel the food was to the level that I have experienced in the past. Two of our three had burgers and while they looked amazing there wasn't much flavor and was disappointing. Will I go again? Most likely. However, I will stick with the entree options and steer clear of the burgers.

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vipColeT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for foodies. Nice wine list and excellent service. Kudos to Branden, our server.

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vipSoutherngirl
Washington DC
232 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The appetizer of fried green tomatoes blew my mind🥰

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vipNapaloveswine
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I actually forgot that I had been here 3 years ago. I love this restaurant. Not only is the service is amazing but the good is to die for!

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vipJohnH
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful lunch on outdoor patio on a brisk Saturday. Our server turned the music off after we mentioned we were having a hard time conversing over it and it was delightful afterwards! They fired up outdoor propane heaters to keep patrons comfortable. Our server was attentive and responsive. Food was very good (we both went for "comfort" food-I had meat loaf and my wife had one of the pizzas). Wine offering we good and after a couple of tastings we went red Argentine and were pleased with the pairing. No loud parties around us. What a relaxing and enjoyable time, and we will be back soon!

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vipLuvofFood
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnolias was very accommodating. This was my daughters Homecoming with friends. They allowed us to have more than six people and placed them in a private room. Especially during COVID this was so nice of them. They made the evening very special for all the girls to not feel like they missed out on anything.
Thank you again for helping us make wonderful memories!

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CharlesW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time we go here we think it cannot be better but it is. Nothing in the area that can compete with MM.

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KHLH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated hubby’s birthday with friends. Staff wished him a “happy birthday” as soon as we checked in and his personal menu had birthday wishes as well. Food and service were outstanding - ate on the back patio and great social distancing between tables. The outdoor heater was not working but a manager went and found another one. 😊 And for dessert - yummy key lime pie with beautiful plating and a candle! Wonderful experience, one of our favorite restaurants and we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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SSTeach06
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Enjoyed dining outdoors. Recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating with my client on the closing of her home

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Restonian
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Food was outstanding and a very good value.

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DaleG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is practicing very good COVID-19 compliance policies. We felt perfectly safe. Our meals were exceptional, and the service was outstanding. We have never been disappointed eating at Magnolias.

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TinaB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit here every time we are in the area. It is always fresh, friendly and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food following a 21 mile bike ride. Great selections of wine and beer. Slow service.

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SteveVa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place. The staff are super friendly and the atmosphere is great. The food is exceptional and the wait staff are extremely attentive. Highly recommend this place.

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vipVIPDiner
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service as always. Very enjoyable evening.

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vipBecky
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic first visit! Service was impeccable, thank you Kiersten! It was an early dinner and the steak Caesar salad was prefect, just as described. Dessert was accompanied by one of the best Vanilla Latte’s I’ve ever had! Looking forward to the next visit!

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible dinner during COVID times!! Ate outside, was a bit chilly but food was so very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very good atmosphere, but I don’t feel the value to cost is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I've been frequenting this restaurant for years now and am starting to notice a change for the worse. I'll keep it simple but the food is nowhere near what it used to be. $44 for a 10oz filet and bought 3 of them. All 3 were over cooked and burnt on the outside. Also had the whipped potatoes which had to be left over from the day before. The deserts.....well....terrible as well. Got an $8 chocolate lava cake the was basically a little Debbie snack cake with a squirt of whipped cream. To top it off, when I set the reservation, it asked about a special occasion and I notified them that it was my wife and sons BDay. No one ever brought that up the entire time. Very disappointing

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vipWalt
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A fine lunch. Tables were separated, and the service was fine. The food, as always, was very good.

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Craig
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as usual and expected. Highly professional service, knowledgeable and personable server, and courteous and welcoming front desk staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was delicious! A small misunderstanding with an order was quickly corrected and we had a great time. We will be back soon!

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Mike
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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NormanW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food quality has gone down over the years, chef changes etc. Still a nice place to go, but not like it used to be...

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CharlesC
1 review