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About Magnolias at the mill

Magnolias at the mill is a contemporary American restaurant within a restored grain mill specializing in locally grown products.

198 N. 21st Street
Purcellville, VA 20132
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11:00 am- 11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00 am- 12:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am- 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
23rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 338-9800

Website:
http://www.magnoliasmill.com/

Entertainment:
Every Sunday Brunch 12-3, classical guitarist Christopher Wyton.

Catering:
Your Place or ours – Our banquet/Catering staff is here to please.

Magnolias offer prepared platters, elegant catered dinners, business functions and elegant wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. Take advantage of our extensive facilities including several choices in banquet rooms and an outdoor option that will really impress your guests or let us bring the party to you.

Parking Details:
There are 2 lots in front of the restaurant & 1 behind.

Executive Chef:
Erik Foxx-Nettnin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Beer & Wine Dinners.

Magnolias at the mill Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Worth the Drive (45)
Good for a Date (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (42)
Local Ingredients (38)
Casual (35)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Romantic (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Cozy (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Authentic (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Great for Brunch (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Business Meals (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fun (14)
Great Beer (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Seasonal (13)
Healthy (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Live Music (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
People Watching (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2013

We have been coming since they opened in 2004. The food is always fresh and local. The staff is helpful and the beer selection is fantastic

See you next week

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2013

Love the food, the service, and the atmosphere. Try the crab cakes! Yum!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 12, 2013

Magnolia's at the Mill continues to be a charmer. While not a 5 star experience, the restaurant delivers an all-around good to better dining experience at a reasonable price. The steamed mussels, especially the Thai version, are a terrific choice for a starter to share or as an entrée accompanied by any of the salad options. The daily specials occasionally step it up, but in my experience, the restaurant's strengths lie in the menu items.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2013

Our family had wanted to try Magnolia's for some time. Their Purcellville location is lovely; their parking lot is always full. They are vibrant participants in the community, serving both local produce and wines. Our son's high school graduation seemed a perfect occasion. The service staff were absolutely wonderful, and the ambience quite nice, but we found the food to be just OK. Perhaps it was just an off afternoon in the kitchen, but it seemed a bit pricey for what you get. We loved the convenience of OpenTable reservations, however!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2013

Womderful experience. My dinner, the seafood pot, was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. Our group loved the food, the service, the respect for reservation time.... Much more casual than we expected (I won't wear a dress anymore) but very comfortable!
We will certainly return, and bring others with us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2013

Fantastic Prime Rib, my husband really enjoyed the meal. I tried the Blue Crab combo,and was very impressed! I've never had Crab cooked this way, and I'll get it again. LOVED it!! Super yum, thanks for a great dining experience, and a wonderful evening for my husbands Birthday evening. Great job!!

We'll be back, with family, and friends,
The Schilds, WV

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2013

We were so excited to try the place as we had heard so many good things about it. It was good, but not great. There's nothing to criticize and nothing notable either. The outdoor patios was lovely and the food was ok.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2013

My friend and I decided to take a drive in the country and heard good things about Magnolias at the Mill. The food was excellent and we loved the setting. It was hard to choose from the menu, everything looked so good.

Will be back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 31, 2013

This is the second time my wife and I have been to Magnolias at the mill. This time for our anniversary. The staff went above and beyond to help us and gave us a great night. The food was great as well as the service, it was very clean and could be a fmaily restaurant or a nice getaway for a couple on a date night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2013

My wife and I made reservations for our 13th wedding anniversary. They welcomed us with their best wishes, and even had congratulations to us written into the text of the daily menu. At that point, the rest was what we always expect from our frequent find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2013

Not much in fine dining in Purcellville but Magnolias is that gem. The food is outstanding. We had a 6:30 reservation & were seated next to an extremely loud party of 6; which made for difficult conversation. Another party had complained for a similar reason. We spoke with the mgr who told us that it was because of the room we were in. There was another party of 6 nearby too. They spoke normally & did not present a problem. The mgr agreed to move us, but had nothing available & told us we could wait in the bar. You'd think, as a gesture of good will, given that we had a reservation, that he would have at least offered to buy us a round. Disappointing. Overall, once we were at another table, we had a nice experience. Great waitress!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2013

Since we'd heard of Magnolias for some time, thought we would drive over after stable tour. Food, drinks, and service were excellent. We were quite surprised to find such a thriving establishment. We usually drive 66 from DC/Annapolis to Winchester. Our 6 p.m. reservation was a wise choice since the restaurant was filled with everyone from prom attendees to Rolling Thunder attendees. Like the "Open Table" option for reservations.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2013

An outstanding dining experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2013

What a great place. I've heard about it for years but finally had the chance to go as part of a Wine Tour in Loudoun County. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2013

I live in Oakton with good friends who have moved out to Winchester and Front Royal. I suggested meeting for dinner at Magnolia's mainly because of its location and because I knew it was good. The evening was perfect: excellent menu selections (the laquered salmon was absolutely wonderful), friendly, efficient service, good wine and a corner table for the six of us which provided a feeling of privacy even though the restaurant was "energetically noisy." We surely will return for more of the same.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2013

Magnolia's is our personal favorite for the area. My only complaint is service is spotty. Some of the wait staff clearly don't belong working there as they have no clue, but the majority of the wait staff are absolutely spot on!
We have never, EVER been disappointed wirh our food... and we have been there over 20 times the last couple of years.
The chef keeps it local, fresh, and real. Never too pretentious, and changes with the seasons. What a keeper!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 17, 2013

We went for my son's birthday at his request. The restaurant printed a special happy birthday menu with his name on it. It made him feel very special. The food as always was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 15, 2013

Even at lunch the food was varied and of good quality and the service was top-notch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2013

Food and service were average. Prices were reasonable for what you received. Ambience was very nice, old mill.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2013

Great menu and drink selections. Ordered crab cakes and salmon entrees. Both were prepared perfectly and very tasty. Love overall ambiance at Magnolia's and always try to stop in for lunch/dinner when in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Fixed meal menu- special menu for Mother's Day. Four courses. Dinner plates were good, especially the prime rib. Dessert was an assortment/sampler plate and nothing on that was very good. Skip dessert and load up on savory calories instead! Although regular dessert menu is probably worth trying.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 11, 2013

We went here on the Saturday before Mothers Day. Very good food and service. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2013

Our favorite restaurant in Purcellville never disappoints us! We brought friends from CA with us and they were also impressed with the delicious food, great service and historic building. Thanks for another great meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2013

We were from out of town and Magnolias at the Mill was recommended. The menu was boring and had no, or almost no, local, fresh, organic items. Might as well have been eating at a big chain restaurant. Disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2013

My husband and I were celebrating an anniversary and the employees made a point of making it special for us--We had a great experience--

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2013

We had very slow service and the swordfish and salmon dishes were disappointments. The swordfish which came dry and over cooked. The waitress said the chef was sorry and she brought another serving which was better. I scrapped off the topping (a jumble of strong flavors which overpowered the swordfish) and enjoyed it with the polenta. My husband' s salmon was very salty and a disappointment.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Best restaurant we've been to in a long time. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend to anyone desiring a unique dining experience. Service could not have been better! Just love the whole experience. A "must-try" restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 2, 2013

Been to Magnolia's a half-dozen times over many years. It has never been disappointing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 1, 2013

Our adult grandchildren live in Purcellville, and when we visit we almost always choose Magnolia for dinner. Good food, lovely environment, and fine service make this a winner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 1, 2013

The food was great, the service pretty good; overall it was a most pleasant experience and we will definitely be going again when we have the opportunity.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 29, 2013

This was my first visit and will not be my last. It had such charm with great updated southern style cuisine with friendly service!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 27, 2013

Second visit in 6 weeks. Lovely location in an old mill. Shrimp and grits were great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2013

I had the pork tenderloin special. It was paired with rice and covered with a slightly spicy sauce, but neither the rice nor the sauce did much for the pork.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 21, 2013

We've been dining here for the last several years and lately it's been a miss. This last time we ordered the fried calamari appetizer and it was not as tasty as past times. Almost a little rubbery with a slight fishy smell. Then we had the spare ribs which is usually a big hit. One order was perfect looking ribs while the other was completely covered in hunks of fat. So once we cut off the fat there wasn't much left. Goat cheese pizza was a little soggy and bland. After that we didn't want to order anything else.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Service was average. The people at front were friendly but I was disappointed in the waitress who didn't seem to care. The food looked good though I think the way to go here is order a pizza. The scallops appetizer was really great (my sister got 2 orders of it as her meal). The Pork Shank was a large portion and pretty tasty. The special Lamb Curry was not good as the meat was tough (I thought it was supposed to be braised but I guess not). The dessert-Chocolate Story-delicious. The drinks such as the St. Germain one was very light and tasty - the mojito was great but not as light - pretty strong (fine for me!). Great beer menu. 6 of us dined and most were pleased with most parts of the meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2013

This place is always a great choice. Fresh, varied menu. Nice salads. Great house chardonnay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 19, 2013

We have been to Magnolia's twice. The first time, it was very good and had a really unique atmosphere: part steakhouse part romantic night away. We used it for the second part and it turned out to be a bit disappointing. To their credit, it was a busy night. The waiter seemed inconvenienced by us on several occasions when we asked for a side plate stating: "I'd have to go downstairs to get it". Well, go downstairs then! Appetizer was advertised as crispy oysters w/ sausage and had some sort of rotel and Velvetta on it. Oysters were delicious, but ruined by the salsa concoction on top. Shrimp&grits was actually shrimp over polenta with more of the salsa concoction smoothing it (advertised as sausage and ham). Kids running around w/o shoes

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 19, 2013

We love Magnolias. Friends first took us there about 6 months ago. The atmosphere is great along with the service and food. We had an excellent anniversary dining experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2013

We were attending an event near Purcellville and this was the perfect choice for an early dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2013

My wife and I love old Mills; in fact we were married in one at Millwood, VA not too far from Magnolias. We were not disappointed; the Mill is fantastic and much care taken in highlighting the old charm of its component’s. It was very busy for a Thursday evening but the food was spectacular I had the Special, a local raised Pork Chop and my wife the Brick Oven baked Ahi Tuna Wellington both were absolutely delectable. Anna was our waitress and was very attentive, although due to the busyness of the restaurant the service could have been just a tad quicker. We had a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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