Magnolias at the mill

4.7
3128 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 3128 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidB
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JR22
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service good food at a somewhat reasonable price

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THX1054
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always a great place to dine.

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paulr
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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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
15 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
4 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
7 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
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
6 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.

BJ
BJinVA
Washington DC
10 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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Choodle
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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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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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!

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vipAnnC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely afternoon and delicious food.

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KateKevin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mags! Service and food were exceptional always a great experience.

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KarenT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff were very professional and gracious. The service was exceptional. All of the food was delicious and very nice presentation.
Our seats were comfortable and the atmosphere is charming.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Amazing Sunday alfresco dining!!!

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Sammiam
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Magnolia's is a well-made treat, though not as polished as it has been in the past.

The food had great flavor. Scallop appetizer was our favorite dish of the evening - well balanced, well cooked. Osso busco was delicious, though the veal was overcooked and the sprouts were undercooked. The prime rib special was well flavored though half was very tough, and the other half was perfect. Asparagus and potatoes were both executed well. Ordered cheesecake for dessert, though due to service issues we ended up getting it to go.

Service was hit or miss. Our server was very attentive at first, but when we asked for an extra minute between ordering the appetizer and entree we got about 15m. In fact, our appetizer came before he came back to get our dinner order. Service was well-timed for the rest of the meal until he brought dessert menus. He said he'd give us a minute to look over the options and again disappeared for 15+ minutes.

All in all, we had a nice evening. The cocktails were tasty, and the ambiance is very pleasant. But we're on the fence as to whether we'll return for another $200 meal given some of the above.

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LeeB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnolias at the Mill never disappoints. Our meal was worth every penny! The only complaint we had was that the serving of wine was quite small for the price. Even so, can't cut off a star for that, the overall experience was that good!!

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SharonC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was excellent.
I hope that you will bring back the cheesecake filled beignets.
Will definitely return.

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sandraj
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Magnolias are always top notch. Can’t say enough about their food.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bf and I were in town for the wknd an air bnb I picked this place before we went and it was as wonderful as I’d hoped. Service was impeccable. Food delicious. Highly recommend.

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vipNapaloveswine
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Morris was amazing. He went above and beyond to help in any way

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vipdinner
Washington DC
191 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to this place. Amazing food and incredible service. Their Fried Chicken is just fantastic and make sure you save room for the Guinness Spice Cake!

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vipFoodlover
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was lovely!

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AlanP
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is eclectic and super delicious. We had shrimp and grits and a buffalo burger and both were superb. Servers were friendly and professional. We WILL be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops and shrimp were outstanding. Our server was very attentive. Outside dining was comfortable with heater.

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BambiP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gluten free pizza was delicious. It would be nice if there were some vegetarian sandwiches on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and Service were great. They sat us in the outside room in the corner which was relatively quiet but not in the Historic Mill part of the restaurant which we would have preferred and why we

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jonesy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us had: onion soup, mushroom bisque, roasted beet salad, shrimp & scallop w/risotto, eggs benedict w/steak, and the chambord french toast. Everything was delicious, although it was almost too much risotto (as if there is such a thing).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Food and ambience is on point. Pics don’t do it justice. Service was top notch and farm to table menu was to die for.

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DennisU
Washington DC
1 review