Magnolia Kitchen

4.3
194 Reviews
$30 and under
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!
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RESTAURANTCLOSED2020
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

OPEN TABLE IS NOT UPDATED. THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE (per the sign on the front door on 7/29/2020

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive and followed procedures for safe dining during COVID-19. The Cesar salads were a great size for the price. The fried mozzarella was sooo good! Recommend!

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WalkerK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was so kind. It was my wife’s birthday and they brought out a complimentary mousse without even being asked.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Birthday , food was amazing the chef was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best cocktails and excellent service!

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vipTina
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So fun and great happy hour! We only had apps for dinner so I can’t judge the menu but service was great ( our girl from Serbia;)
Good location and nice vibe ! Looking forward to going back !

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vipEmilyS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service was horrible and the food was average. I would not go there again.

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BobT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Nice place. Nice place. Nice place. Nice place. Nice place. Nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is not bad, just okay. Dining room is on the loud end and service was thin. We weren’t in a rush nor are we high maintenance diners, so in the end not an issue, but it felt par for this course: just okay.

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vipReviewer
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our food. The host was charming and server attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The way the tables are laid out is pretty terrible. We were seated in the back corner with all the other tables filled and it was very cramped. We had to scoot our chairs in anytime the waitress came by or one one from the other tables needed to get by. Not exactly an ideal layout situation. Food was pretty average, I ordered a chicken pesto pizza and the crust was so soggy in the middle when I attempted to pick up a slice everything slid off which made things messy.

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ljs1313
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, warm and welcoming. The food is solid, and we could hear each other talking together.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My son and I enjoyed a delicious dinner....dessert wasn’t great but not too bad. The creame brûlée has a burnt taste to it.
We sat on the heated patio which was lovely. I found the indoor space to be quite loud which is why we opted for the patio. The noise level out there was just fine.
We would definitely return. Pricing was very reasonable for the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location. Nice dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for dinner before a show in DC and it was wonderful. The overall ambiance is so nice and romantic, we stayed with some wine- pretty good basic selection. Our server was nice and very attentive. Got tacos as apps for the Tuesday $3 taco deal!! Then I ordered the shrimp linguine which was DEVINE, shrimp was perfect, had a nice garlic sauce and the portions were excellent for the occasion. My friends got the chicken havarti and chicken piccata which both looked delicious. Definitely coming back for date night!!

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vipCTBT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic brussel sprouts app and solid chicken salad...splurge with the fried chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a cool restaurant for a nice chill evening dinner. This was my first time here, saw the reviews on Yelp and decided to check it out! I was in the city having a night out with my bf and we wanted dinner. The restaurant has a nice ambience, kinda modern and trendy and a nice date night spot. The food was great! We had the shareable appetizer wings and the burger entree! Burger was cooked to our liking and the chipotle aioli was the icing on the cake! Prices are typical for DC, parking might not be the easiest since it's in DuPont but all in all i would return

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress!!!

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SMoovejulez
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Shrimp Linguini was delicious! I would absolutely recommend to a friend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Magnolia should be your go-to Dupont restaurant for great food and even better service. Paul especially goes out of his way to satisfy even the toughest customer and rowdiest table. He makes your dining experience effortless as he navigates you through the wine and food menu to make the best choices for you, and he has never steered us wrong. We come back time and again for Paul.

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vipJAD1
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Attentive, yet not rushed. Very tasty food. Good menu.

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vipmitzoomie
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wow...what a great little place in DuPont circle. Our son enjoyed the waffle and the shareable crepe was over the top! Thanks for a great weekend brunch. Highly recommend!!

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Brit
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience2

I ordered a lobster roll and it came out on a hot dog bun. I will not come back to this establishment.

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vipChristieH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Magnolia! One of my fav restaurants & right in my neighborhood!

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vipBlueGirl
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here and steak salad was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I selected this restaurant because I know the food is good and thought the acoustics just fine for a business meal. I was correct! Got everything done I needed to get done and had a terrific meal. We had versions of the same salad—I requested my tuna cooked through—and we were both quite pleased. In addition, the service was exemplary!

Thanks for making me look good!!!

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vipMaryB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice, low-key spot for a good lunch and conversation.

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ShakeeraH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I enjoyed everything about our brunch on Sunday. I do wish someone would have told us that the kitchen closes at 3pm to prepare for dinner. My reservation was at 2:30pm. Did not leave alot of buffer time.

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vipKendallH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Magnolia Kitchen is in a prime location in DuPont Circle. We were seated straight away and were given options for tables as well. We enjoyed some $3 happy hour tacos with some sort of sriacha topping sauce(recommend!), Cobb salad, and crispy chicken sandwich (highly recommend!), and the margaritas, which was perfectly concocted. My only complaint is that the pimento cheese dip comes with, like, 10 Ritz crackers. And there were 4 of us. We requested more and then they ended up charging us for it.

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vipsascha
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere and ambiance

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vipMiriam
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall great experience, service, and cocktails

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Jocilyn
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, cocktails were delicious! Will certainly go back again!

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ZuBie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good. The staff was great. I had a nice and pleasant evening and I look forward to going again.

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vipPhurtis
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was not good. Waitress rarely was on the floor, and it wasn't crowded. Waitress forever for sweetener for tea, tea refill, and check. Food was good but somewhat bland

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MagnoliaEvents
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The customer service at this establishment is awful. Would not be dining here ever again

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JoelP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not enough vegan options and small servings size.

Nice happy hour till 7.

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TykeeJames
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
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.

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MarkL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!!!

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vipLaurenG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
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.

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vipLoveWineBars
Washington DC
32 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

FAQs

Magnolia Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 758-3522.

Magnolia Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.