Magnolias at the mill

4.7
3384 reviews
$30 and under
American
Magnolias at the mill is a contemporary American restaurant within a restored grain mill specializing in locally grown products.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at Magnolias at the Mill!

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Come celebrate the night at Magnolias at the Mill with your special someone. Join us on Valentine's Day for a special four-course prix fixe menu prepared by Executive Chef Ian Dieter. We look forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3384 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Krys
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Our first visit was great, the food, ambiance, service. My only criticism is that the food delivery was rushed. We were there early, probably one of the first diners. Our salads were delivered before we had a chance to relax with our drinks and the entre was delivered before we finished our salads. I would preferred a break between servings to enjoy the moment. It was very quiet which lent itself to conversation, too bad our mouths were otherwise occupied. Will definitely return.

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KatN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went to brunch for our anniversary and the hostess stand acknowledged it with a greeting and with Happy Anniversary printed on top of the inside menu. But no acknowledgement from the server, who actually was very friendly and energetic. The 5 oz petite filet mignon with two eggs was delicious and worth the price. It was served with a table knife so it was a very tender cut. The Maggy’s breakfast not so much worth the price or as good. Coming from Fairfax, which does not have a meal tax, I was surprised to see this on the bill. I guess London county has a meal tax like DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

Calamari was not good and rubbery. The meal was not worth , 2 kids entrees and 2 adult entrees with the calamari appetizer (that was not good at all) for $250!

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LizD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always good food at Magnolias and ambience and service great. Wish they would change if the menu more often and offer a simple fresh fish special and maybe add another chicken or pork dish. Lots of beef always on the menu between steaks, burgers and prime rib.

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MaryC
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual Magnolias was amazing. From the moment you step inside till you leave, you are spoiled.

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vipJFXS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great food, great service! Always a treat.

BJ
BJinVA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnolia’s never disappoints! Had a wonderful dinner for our daughters birthday. Will be back!

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vipIAR01
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the initial greeting by the hostess, the seating we desired, the wonderful food and our server, all was great! Will need to try many other menu items!

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Shelly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was amazing as always. I’m not sure if our server may have had too many tables and was overwhelmed but the service wasn’t great. It took quite a bit of time after we were seated before she came over to greet us, our drinks took a long time to come after we ordered, we had to ask for things more than once, and quite often we felt like we may have been forgotten about. This is not typical of this restaurant. We have been there many times before and always had great service, we will chalk this up as a one off.

SG
vipSG04
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always. Very nice atmosphere.

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DressedtoImpress
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creme brulee I will be back just for that
Rib eye insane too

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LisaS01
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place wether it be a celebration or an intimate dinner.

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vipdinner
Washington DC
201 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff and chef here are too knotch! We had the Butternut Squash soup, Fried Green Tonatoes, the Pear Salad and the Cesar as starters and all were amazing! We had the Filet, Rockfish and Crab-cakes as our entrees abs they were just outstanding. The service here is impeccable and the food is well prepared! Go hungry as they offer large portions, but we still had dessert! Try their donuts and the bread pudding special!

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vipjilm
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place was excellent and the service from our Angie was exceptionally fabulous.

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kadamswils
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Such a fun and delish place to celebrate the holidays!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnolia’s never disappoints! The food was superb. The atmosphere festive; the service was excellent and friendly.

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LeslieB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding New Year’s Day brunch in such a lovely place.

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RobC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

NYE dinner was amazing. Filet and lobster were perfectly cooked! Beef tartare was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I brought my kids for New Years Eve. I was unaware that only a prix fixe menu was available that night (no “experience” indicated on Open Table when I booked the reservation). I expected I would pay a lot for a nice dinner with my two kids that evening, but over $400?? That’s pretty steep to be surprised with. For that reason I was with this “experience”.

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TomT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Great service and and ambiance. Fixed menu for New Years. Food taste and quality were below expectations. Got the steak and lobster - steak was cold and lobster firm and with no flavor.
Service was excellent.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was not the best. The New Years Eve PreFix was great. Our starters came out before the first course which was a bite of Caviar with smoked salmon and blini with a glass of champagne. The blini came out after the appetizers, then the champagne when it should have come prior to that, like all the rest of the tables around us. Our entrees got delivered to the wrong table and then put on our table. We ask for bread 3 times before it arrived, in time for the entrees. The service needs to improve but the food was amazing. I love dining here. I am not going to let one experience deter me from going back, because this place is a great establishment:

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NickP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine dining style at a more attractive price point.

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vipSoutherngirl
Washington DC
245 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The fried green tomorrows were super over cooked. Dry and tough. The service was very slow. It was disappointing.

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MaryL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding in taste and presentation! Service was amazing, as well.

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JohnI
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and service outstanding. I would definitely recommend dining at Magnolias.

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Jiminpotomac
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yet another great experience at Magnolia’s! I took the family for a Christmas Eve lunch and the food and service were incredible. Service was exemplary too. Thank you! We love your restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch on Christmas Eve and everything about the experience was top notch!

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RichnKathy
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided to take a break from our last minute Christmas errands to enjoy a nice lunch and we were not disappointed! Magnolias has been a go to for us for years!!

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Lilylovespeonies
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Festive mood with a great server and wonderful food and drink.

JF
vipJFXS
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding, per usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall I had a great experience at Magnolia’s. Most of the food was delicious. This included our calamari appetizer and my entree of filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. The complimentary bread was also delicious. My one mistake was to add a crab cake to my entree. It was not so good. I grew up in Maryland and have a personal rule not to order a crab cake outside of Maryland. This crab cake reminded me why I have this rule in the first place, so I only have myself to blame. Our server was great. She was very attentive in checking in on us and refilling our drinks. I would definitely recommend Magnolia’s with the one recommendation to avoid the crab cakes.

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Historical
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A nice place to to enjoy a old converted nostalgic flour Mill. Pleny of parking with indoor and outdoor dining and nice bar.

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NannetteR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, it is a wonderful experience dining at Magnolias at the Mill. Pretty Christmas decorations. Food and service were excellent. Lovely round booth with wonderful atmosphere. One of my favorites!!