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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r
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner outside under the tent which was great. Not too hot even though it was over 90 that day.

F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat out regularly and quality of service is a big deal to us. Not only was the food outstanding but probably the best service we have had in a long time. Ask to be seated at one of Brandon’s tables. Absolutely perfect service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday dinner

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We take out of towns visitors there. We live in Maryland and go wine tasting in Virginia several times a year. Magnolias is always a fun place to go.

Q
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnolias is always a reliable place to dine. Shrimp, beef and scallops cooked perfectly. Fresh tasty unique salads.

f
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday. Choice of food left none of us wanting.

B
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our last visit to Magnolias so much we repeated two weeks later, it was just as good the second time

SD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our anniversary dinner at Magnolias. They even went the extra mile to personalize our menus which was a great touch

RW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for our 20th Anniversary we loved it. Everything was cooked to perfection and the staff was amazing. M Our friend had even called ahead to let them know it was our 20th and they printed Happy 20th Anniversary to us n the top of the menu's which I thought was a nice touch. We will definitely be back again.

JK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Loudoun County by far!!!

DT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. Great food, service and atmosphere.

LF
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Disappointing Luau
When I got the email about this Luau buffet- I notified friends and family about it as I'm sure they would not want to miss it. For some reason, work and previous social obligations prevented them from joining us and I am so glad. It would have been a huge embarrassment. This was the worst luau version of a luau roasted pig. This was a ham. I take that back. I don't know what kind of cooked pork was served as I'm very sure it does not taste like luau or ham. The email says " a whole roasted pig, tuna poke and more..." I'm sure we did not see a whole pig. We told the person cutting up the "ham" that this does not look like luau roast pig. Sad to say, the chef or manager did not even bother to make an explanation. The service was great. Yes , I would still recommend Magnolia's at the mill but not probably to a Luau buffet event.

A
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent desserts!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waitress Kirsten was subpar if that. In fact when and if we ever go back there, I will make of a point to not be seated in her station. Our food took way too long to get to get. And when I asked her why it was taking so long she told me it was because I ordered my Steak Frites medium well! I couldn't believe it. We've been going to Magnolias at the Mill for many years and never have we had such a bad experience. Thankfully they did take the Steak Frites off the bill once I spoke with the hostess. But that's not the point. The point is Kirsten is a terrible an rude waitress and should be let go.

Magnolias at the mill
Responded on August 3, 2019

I am terribly sorry to hear about your experience with Kirsten. What she said is terribly inappropriate. I do not like to make excuses for poor performance but I do want to let you know that this was one of her first days taking tables. I will definitely coach her on this matter. That being said it only means that the fault is not hers but a lack of training. Again I am very sorry to hear about this and thank you for letting us know. Shawn Malone, Proprietor

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Many people rave about Magnolias, but we were not impressed. Our main dishes were ok but not worth the price we paid ( filet, ribeye, and swordfish) because the dishes were nothing special. However, two of us split a BLT salad as a starter and I would go back in a heartbeat for that salad. Much prefer Tuskie’s or The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg.

LP
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for lunch mid-week and were seated on the indoor porch. There were not many people at 1:30 so it was nice and quiet. Our meals were wonderful. I had the Shrimp Cobb. They were the best grilled shrimp I have ever had! Everyone enjoyed their food. Our sever was excellent and personable. Prices were fair and we will be back!

CD
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was excellent. The key lime martini was so so but otherwise fantastic.

SJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucky find on our way home. Will come by again, perfect Sunday brunch!

JD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited the restaurant to celebrate a friend's birthday after hitting up the Catoctin Creek Distillery. The food and drinks were excellent. The staff was great - excellent service. They treated us very well. The venue is original and the ambiance is perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Magnolias at the mill
Responded on August 3, 2019

Delighted to hear it, thank you!

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S
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food came out very fast, steaks were amazing. And to top it off even her menu said Happy Birthday, well done ya'll. Thank you!!!

NI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our visit as always. They never disappoint us.

Magnolias at the mill
Responded on August 3, 2019

Thank you so much! It is our pleasure to serve you!

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w
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful renovated restaurant in Virginia. The menu is fresh and offers a wide variety of options for all, including vegetarians. Service was friendly and prompt. The ambiance is just right, with a patio and a sunroom as well.

JP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Our waiter took awhile to get to us to place our drink orders and again for food. Once we had our food, he arrived within 30 seconds to ask how it tasted. There only seemed to be 1 or 2 waiters for the entire outdoor patio, so I assume they were doing the best they could. The waiter was stopping by quite often, maybe a bit too often, in what felt like 15 min intervals. Perhaps a more measured approach, waiting to approach after a few minutes from food being delivered, as well as waiting to be called over. Our appetizers arrived quickly and our entrees appeared not long after our appetizers were finished. Highly recommend the coconut shrimp as well as the key lime pie.

FM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time. We love this restaurant.

DO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Wonderful place for our anniversary, food and ambiance was great.

B
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 70th birthday celebration with my wife and two close friends. First time Georgeann and I had been there, was a great meal and a great birthday celebration.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mill was quaint and refined all at the same time. We appreciated the variety of menu choices. My friend and I both had salads and were delighted with the fresh ingredients and delicious tastes.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience, service and food! I always bring friends and coworkers here becausw of the great food and ambiance.

AB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the lobster appetizer to the bacon wrapped scallops to the crepe brûlée—wow! A perfect dinner!!
Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly and his suggestions were spot on.
Can’t wait to visit again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent drinks and good food! A lovely lunch

NR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sisters birthdays celebration

PR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our Anniversary, Service was wonderful, Food was fabulous, especially since I am Gluten Free-Allergy, need to work on getting Gluten Free desserts. We been to Magnolias many times and each time it gets better. Thank you, we enjoyed our evening.

S
Washington DC
222 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very loud child was screeching. I would have preferred if her parents had taken the child outside!

RG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was delicious but the fried green tomatoes were the best! Love going to Maggie's.

SG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant!! The food is always tasty and the ambiance amazing!! The servers are amazing and super nice!! Love Magnolia Mill!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful anniversary dinner at Magnolia's at the Mill! The staff went above and beyond to make our day special and we truly appreciate it.

RC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Magnolia's for the first time after strong recommendations from family members. The host staff and manager were both polite and accomodating. Our server was both funny and extremely helpful regarding both food and drink menu suggestions. The food was absolutely phenomenal. The Prime Bavette Au Poivre was a choice that I'd easily make again (the mushroom and onion additions complemented the meal perfectly). We will definitely be returning!

SC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The NY steak wasn't cook right. I keep taking tough/nerve pieces out of my mouth. It was gross. The cream brûlée was the worst one I have ever had in the history of my life time. We used to love going to Magnolias. I don't know what have changed. The last few times we have been there, it was nothing but disappointment. We stopped going there for Valentine's day dinner. We have tried it three times and have decided not to go there for Valentines. And for our anniversary, they have sat a table with crying and noisy children next to us. The desert was terrible. Absolutely absolutely awful! Who made the creme brûlée? I really would have loved to meet the chef. I can make it better. The steak for the price was terrible! The only thing that was good was the wine... That is all. Crying tantrum throwing children next to us, terrible, awful food. We will not go back there for a long time. We love the other places that the owners own. Like fire works, it is our absolute favorite and we have never been disappointed. Magnolias need a better management! Also, it needs a good chef who can actually professionally cook! I feel so bad to have chose Magnolias against my husband warning me. :(

m
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, a good experience. Food and drink were execlellent with enough music and noise to drown out noisy children.

CF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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