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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Worth the Drive (43)
Good for a Date (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (39)
Local Ingredients (37)
Casual (35)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Great for Lunch (25)
Cozy (24)
Romantic (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Authentic (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Great for Brunch (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Seasonal (15)
Fun (13)
Great Beer (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Business Meals (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Healthy (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

This is a huge, beautiful restaurant with many delightful rooms to choose from. The food and service were both good and our group of friends were all very well pleased.

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We love Maggie's and eat here a lot, this was our first experience with brunch. For a buffet it is pretty limited on choices and pretty generic. Stick to dinner for the best dishes here. Also, this was a first for us at this place, but our server was incredibly rude and we had to go looking for her after waiting almost 20 minutes after being seated. Also, she was clueless about the cocktails being offered and condescending when asked questions about ingredients.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice place. Food very good. Service excellent. Too pricey. Other places in the area a little better food, a little less pricey.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere and food!

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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good service and personable wait staff. The recommendations were right on target and very helpful

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Seasonal
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Fish should be more cooked

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

So glad we made reservations for lunch. The place was packed! Excellent food and great service. The Flannel Shirt cocktail was delish! We will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We visit Magnolia's often and always enjoy it but this visit was EXTRA special. We booked through Open Table and noted it was our anniversary. I didn't think anyone would pay attention to this notation but when we sat down and opened our menus the top read, "Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Persell." Once finished with dinner, the waiter presented us with a small gift of chocolates and our custom menus rolled up and tied with ribbon.
We were impressed, they went above and beyond!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall we enjoyed our first trip and most everything was excellent. The Fried Green Tomatoes were an unusual treat. The Prime Rib was top-of-the-line. The only negative thing were the drinks. My wife's Manhattan and my Vodka Martini tasted as if they had been watered down. We have been drinking these for over 50 years, so we know how they should taste.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had Sunday brunch this past weekend at Magnolias and I cannot say enough about the experience. Great selection & food on the buffet, great menu for smaller appetites, and incredible service. Our waitress was upbeat and charming and was always on point, giving us space when we were talking yet checking on us frequently. Buffet food can be hit or miss, especially when it's all you can eat but their selection of entrees and quality of the food was great. Looks like I have my regular brunch spot established from here forward!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Live Music, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Dining at Maggie’s 2-4 times per month on average I enjoy the ambiance and service. The food is usually wonderful but the last two times I ate there the food was mediocre. Steak and calimari are two of my go-to items on the menu and have been disappointed lately. The steak I ordered medium (both times) and had a burnt outer layer with grisel throughout. The calimari portion has been much smaller, filled with fried peppers and doesn’t seem like it had been cooked long enough. Service has been consistently good but just disappointed in my last two visits in the food. Especially for the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The prime rib was excellent tasty and not too much fat. Service was impeccable by Alex V. He was friendly, attentive and anticipatory with just the right amount of professional excellent service. He is an asset to your restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed another fantastic meal at Magnolia's at the Mill. This is our 4th or 5th visit, and we've always had good experiences. Our dinner, drinks, and dessert were outstanding. Run, don't walk, to dine with the good people and tasty food at Magnolia's!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We drive from Ohio to Virginia for holiday shopping and to eat at magnolia at the mill. I had the rock fish special and it was the delicious. If you are in Virginia or Maryland, it is worth the trip.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This restaurant has great ambience and food!! It has a lot of history and location in small town of Purciville
VA. The staff is friendly and service is great!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My wife, her brother, his wife and I went to our 46th Anniversary and her Birthday. The food and the menu were fine however, unlike previous years, my wife was not offered a dessert to celebrate this event (as most restaurants do) as we had received for the previous 4 years were went to Magnolias. We were informed that it was not a policy and were surprised by this development. The manager did provide us with a complimentary dessert after I had returned to the restaurant to get our forgotten doggie bag . I hope this policy is classified for the future so that I can plan accordingly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We always enjoy dining at Magnolias, especially for the Sunday Brunch, as we have done many times. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere relaxing. Our server was prompt and thorough. We received a friendly greeting when we arrived, and were promptly escorted to our seats.

One suggestion I would offer is for them to make the restaurant a cell phone free zone. At the table next to us a child watched videos on her cell phone the entire time, speakers blaring, no earphones. Sometimes parents don’t take responsibility for their own children. Otherwise, an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food, excellent beer selection. Would definitely come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Saturday night is usually a poor night to expect top flight service, but this last one was worse than most. Food arrived incorrectly prepared. Some was sent back because the “hot” soup was only warm, so we were told a new one would reappear. Instead, they just mico’d the old one.
The “warm” tart with ice cream dessert was cool.
We had to ask several different servers for various missing items, like bread, coffee sweeteners, etc.
Our vegan guest, who specified what he could eat, had to send back his dish with crumbled cheese. And so on.
I doubt we’ll be back anytime soon.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pet friendly terrace. Wonderful wait staff. A surprising pleasant find for a sunny afternoon.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We ate here on our honeymoon last year and came back for our one year anniversary. The food was delicious once again, and the special touches for our anniversary were awesome. Service is great as well. Will definitely keep Magnolia’s on our list when we’re in the area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food good, as always. Service good, as always. Prices too high, as always.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent friendly and relaxed service for our 25th wedding anniversary. Food and ambience were outstanding. The fiery shrimp rolls amazed. Seafood and steaks were perfect with sides as good as the main event.
Beer selection was best ever.
Magnolias is a gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to Magnolia at the Mill to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and we could not speak more highly of the restaurant! They made us feel especially welcome with a specially printed menu wishing us a happy anniversary since I mentioned it when I made the reservation. To start, we selected a wine from the special Virginia wines menu which was a perfect pairing with the meal as recommended by our lovely server. Additionally, I would highly recommend everything we ordered: crab fondue as an appetizer, then the scallops and filet mignon dinners. The complimentary bread and butter were also amazing. Cannot wait to return next time we're in the area!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoyed our time and meal at Magnolia's very much. It was so very pleasant and the food and service were excellent. Thank you so much.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our server was very slow and we were at a 4-top table as was a number of couples in our area and being only about 50% full in the area of the mill it was extremely loud. The food was great. Ordered the cheese plate was surprised that we were not told what the cheese selections were or the meat selections.

Ordered the Filet Migon - I would pass next time the bourgineous was flavorless the Prime rib was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I was not a fan.
I’ve biked by there many times. Finally had dinner. Rib eye for $40. Was very average steak. Very disappointed. I will not be back. Friend had pizza. Said it was ok.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our food and server were fantastic. The only thing that detracted from the evening was a party at the next table. Noise level was a bit too loud.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The staff here are very accommodating to a number of different special dietary restrictions. Very knowledgeable about what they offer and alternatives. Great wine list and fabulous desserts if you can save room for it. Very generous meal portions. Always a wonderful time dining here for very special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Second time dining at the mill. The first experience was phenomenal the second however, was a different story. A table of four. Two dishes came out with cold sides and moderately warm main course. I had a filet that was over charred and tasted more like a sirloin. The fourth dish came out fine. It was French onion soup and a salad. Service was slower than previous and not attentive. Not sure if they had low staffing or what. Great atmosphere but this visit was lacking and for the price you expect better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

From the parking lot, the ambiance, the cocktails, Food & service was outstanding!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sunday morning brunch buffet was very nice but over priced. Not worth $28 a person. Service was aloof but other wait staff seemed better.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a great experience at Sunday brunch! The service was excellent and the food was fresh and tasty. We'll definitely be back in the future to enjoy lunch and dinner options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time at Magnolia’s, enjoyed it. Good food, drinks and atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent dinner service and ambience. It was our anniversary and the staff made it special. Even with a personalized menu. Outstanding. We will be back and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Food wine desert service all top notch. Kudos to all. Thank you for a great time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was the best fish I had ever had
Whole grouper special
Ribeye was just ok slightly tough
Also great Martini

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a delightful dinner at Magnolia’s. I had the crab cakes, they were full of flavor. My husband had the scallops, very good and sweet. We also had the calamari, it was delicious. Service was good - cool environment at the mill.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Magnolias is one of our favorite places to dine for special occasions!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always good! Always good! Always good! Always good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fantastic Buffet with great beer selection. Always love coming to listen to the classical guitarist who played on the inside porch this week. music ranges from Bach to Ed sheeran. Highly recommend Magnolias for brunch

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Local Ingredients
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