Magnolia Kitchen

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$30 and under
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American
Magnolia Kitchen & Bar located on the corner of Connecticut and Q NW is bright modern space with a patio offering some of the best people watching in a tourist heavy region of Dupont Circle. Featuring an exciting cocktail menu crafted using several spirits, garnishes, and edible type flowers; Scarlet Buzz! Casual American fare menu offering traditional items along with piping hot gourmet pizzas. Don't forget about that the weekends are for bottomless brunch!

Specials

Best Happy Hour in Dupont

$5 select draft and wine, rail drinks, and personal pizzas.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 4, 2019

Ends: December 5, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

Taco Tuesday

$3 tacos ALL NIGHT. $7 margaritas

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 10, 2019

Ends: December 11, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-10:30PM

Hump Day 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine Special

Enjoy half off any bottle of wine every Wednesday. All day and night!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 11, 2019

Ends: December 12, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:30AM-11:30PM

What 158 People Are Saying
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4.4
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TJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to going back! Very pleased with the service staff as well as the timing and quality of food from the kitchen. The host stand greeted us with a warm smile and welcomed us gracefully to our seats. I was celebrating a professional achievement with my romantic partner and now I look forward to returning to celebrate something again soon.

ML
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!!!

LG
New England
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food, service, and space all met our expectations at Magnolia Kitchen. It was very quiet on a Saturday morning. Cocktails left a bit to be desired but a good meal overall.

LW
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Loved it. Husband wished there was a more extensive menu but I thought it was perfect and loved half off wine night! Wish we had more bottles from which to choose. Loved our server

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is very good across the board. But they are still tweaking the menu, so my favorite thing, the tuna tartar was taken off the menu. Service can be spotty and usually pleasant. Since I was asked to comment only on this experience on Saturday, the waiter was a little attitudinal ...possibly because I mixed him up with one of the other waiters. Not sure. But usually very pleasant wait staff.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. We also had great service, but weren’t rushed at all. Exceeded my expectations, especially for the price range. We will be back!

MV
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a fairly new restaurant in Dupont Circle and it offers a combination of comfort food and some really cool cocktail options. The menu is fairly limited (I don't eat red meat so that really limited my options) but the stated options were good. My meal was mostly enjoyable (the salad seemed almost too simple?) but my guest was pleased and that was ultimately most important for a business meal.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sports bar atmosphere with young very pleasant staff. The food was way above the level one would expect at a sports bar.

AD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I came to Magnolia's Kitchen after a failed attempt to have brunch somewhere else. I am glad that I came to Magnolia's Kitchen instead, because the other place was very crowded.

Our food came out quickly and it was very good. I did not have to ask for my wings to be well done (as I often do), because they were cooked perfectly. I had the waffles with bacon and home fries. Everything was great. My drink was also very pretty.

I have zero complaints and I would recommend Magnolia's Kitchen to anyone I know!

JT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Party of five guests on a Saturday evening. The menu is diverse so our vegetarian had plenty to eat. The staff works together to manage all of the tables. It was not too loud, a big plus for DC restaurants.

A
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and service. Seating is a bit close and can the space can feel crowded.

p
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable cafe with good food and good service. Especially liked the curry shrimp, steak tacos, and chicken piccata. Great desserts too!

OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good brunch options. Fantastic service!

WC
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient, good food, and good service. Really enjoyed our meal. It was our first time but won’t be our last. The pickled Chilean drop peppers in the salad was a super treat. The roti dessert was a huge indulgence with its crispness adding to the caramel sweetness.

JD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and wait staff was very attentive to us. We had our reservation at 7pm and it was super busy so it took awhile to get our food. When we did get our food, it was fabulous! We will definitely go again.

LD
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we were tourists we were looking for neighborhood spots & recommendations
Glad we found this one!

w
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The service was very subpar; the waitress really struggled and the place wasn’t even that busy. The food was poorly seasoned. The pasta dishes- Mac and cheese and linguini were absolutely tasteless. The wings and burger were good but I wouldn’t go back. Lots of great places to eat in DuPont Circle and this isn’t one of them.

SH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and attentiveness. A very nice place that is professionally done. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance.

PL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice impromptu dinner with family after visiting daughter at college. All the other restaurants we wanted to go to we’re booked. We found a table available here. It was like being at someone’s home, one of my kids said. Food was tasty and drinks were done well. A little slow with the service but very friendly. We enjoyed each other’s company so it was a nice evening.

BW
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food...service was ok. The people in front of us didn’t have a reservation and were asked if they wanted inside or outdoor and got seated immediately. We had a reservation and I asked for outside and the hostess had to ask the manager? They were not busy and had plenty of tables inside and outside...granted we were an hour early but I don’t understand why she had to get approval? Seemed odd. Anyway the restaurant was nice and I would go back.

NS
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Our server never checked on us. My drink was empty we would have ordered more but they didn’t come back so we decided to get the check and go elsewhere. They also forgot the additions to my order. I had to request again for the side order. This would be a great place if they had more servers.

AM
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Magnolia is in THE best location in DuPont but the food is medicore at best. When you're in DC you can expect to pay a lot for dinner but you should also be able to expect great food. Magnolia is sub bar. The pimento dip appetizer comes with 8 Ritz crackers, the minestrone soup came without any pasta in the actual soup, the garlic bread didn't have garlice or butter on it (literally plain, cold bread), etc. The ambiance is fun for happy hour but save your money and go somewhere else in DuPont if you really want a fantastic meal.

TJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was staying in DC in business and found this restaurant. A but small inside but there is outside seating. Food was excellent. Price was great. Definitely will be back when I return.

LD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was just average. My spinach was drowned in oil. Our drinks were watery. Very noisy— you can’t hear yourself speak. We were inside. Perhaps it’s better outside. We won’t be back.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside on a rare day with beautiful weather. The food and service were all outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience2

The food was good, but there were a ton of mosquitos inside that made the meal less enjoyable.

MJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A little pricey for what you get, but pretty good

TL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I was very disappointed w/ my dining experience. We chose the restaurant based on reviews by others and description of their brunch. Food was hastily prepared, but didn’t come out of the kitchen for quite some time. Our appetizer was never ordered, French fries seemed to be from the prior evening, and breakfast sandwiches were flavorless. My teenage son made the best observation that the restaurant must really be a bar that just happens to serve brunch, so they could sell more drinks. Since we weren’t drinking alcohol, we seemed to be off the list of things the wait staff should be concerned about. Won’t be going back, for certain.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sliders!

MH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Happy Hour was excellent before we ate dinner.

p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Al fresco dining was a lovely option. Service was friendly, if not exceptionally attentive. Food was standard. Convenient location and reasonably priced.

SA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had a small dinner here with friends for my 22nd birthday. The staff were great and so is the bar and ambiance. It’s a little pricey but I don’t mind it and worth it. Def recommend

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Food was just okay. Ambiance was superb.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was GREAT!!
Highly recommend it if you want low key casual place with GREAT food

K
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch with a colleague. Great curried shrimp appetizer. Good burgers and salads too. For dessert we just had cappuccino, but the dessert menu looked very good.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Pizza is bad. Sandwich was bland. Crepe did not resemble a crepe

JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Nice ambiance and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

m
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ordered the portobello and red pepper burger which was juicy and tasteful but the potato bun was an odd pairing.

Snappy service.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and menu! Cute interior and decent service.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice food. Great service. Daughter is vegetarian and made adjustments for her.