Magnolias at the mill

4.7
3162 reviews
$30 and under
American
Magnolias at the mill is a contemporary American restaurant within a restored grain mill specializing in locally grown products.

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 3162 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CanuckNB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnolias is a regular stop for us. The food and drink are consistently good. Love the old mill interior. Always a pleasant evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Anniversary

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barrym
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Neither empty appetizer nor salad plates were cleared until we asked when main course was set down. Had to ask for silverware.
But the food was very good/

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Juliag
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food and ambience. A little on the pricey side but worth it.

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SomeGuyInVA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and drinks were outstanding. Service was a little slow, but restaurant was busy and the industry is still recovering from COVID, so that's to be expected.

Definitely recommend and will return.

KG
vipKarenG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner. Restaurant decor is very cool however was very loud and difficult for our mother to hear conversation. Sat us at a small round table meant for two when there was three in our party so very uncomfortable with plates on the table. Appetizer fried green tomatoes had little flavor. Filet Mignon ordered medium well came to table medium rare, sent back and came back the second time still not cooked they to the middle.

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Patriciann
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service and best meal possible!. A+ on every thing! Patricia.

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JerryT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We come to Magnolias frequently but this time we were disappointed with the Mother’s Day meal. The lobster bisque was bland and both main courses of filet mignon and eggs Benedict were not even warm. For the price it was subpar. We assume it was an off day and will return based on many prior great meals.

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RichardB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The special menu for Mother's Day was exceptional. There were a number of choices, all of them seemed to very tasty and the two that my wife and I chose were outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Ambiance and server, Brandon, were excellent. Ordered the Duck entree, which was too sweet for my liking. Scallop entree was excellent.

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NormN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place and go there for many family events and are always happy with everything. We will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

mother’s day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

I had heard about Magnolias from a friend and decided to try it for my sister’s birthday. Nice ambiance but dinner left a little to be desired. The food was lackluster except for the fried green tomatoes appetizer, I could have eaten a whole plate of those.

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RoyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Northern Virginia. Fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great meal on a terrific spring night. The halibut special was delicious and the key lime tart for dessert was a perfect ending to the meal.

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vipSueT
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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LoriO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent. And this past week we had Mussels, large, very tender with a delicate wine sauce.

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RickH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere and if you like oysters, try the Oyster Po Boy sandwich, it's delish.

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Pickles
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The service was good, and the food was great. But there's not much light in the place and, in the summer, it's kind of a gloomy spot for dinner.

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CaroleK
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Old mill interiors, high ceilings and subdued lighting were just a bonus to the excellent food and service.

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Notatapasfan
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

This is out third time dining here, and we confirmed that the food is extremely salty and not consistent. We were thinking that perhaps our previous selections were a bit off, but now we know that it is not as healthy as we wish it was. Nice location, but food not impressive.

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NicoleW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent from start to finish. Fresh made cocktails, strawberry salad, steaks, crabcakes, salmon, all wonderful! Highly recommend for special occasion!

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Janny
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our date night at Magnolias at the Mill! It was our first timing dining there. Both the food and service were excellent. Will definitely return.

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MarkC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

The waiter was not interested in our table. Had to ask other wait staff to get him for ordering. We have been there many times and the place hax gone downhill. Will not return. I can buy lunch for 4 people for well under $275,00 dollars and be waited on properly.

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vip99Hokie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed delicious butternut squash ravioli and some local Virginia Cabernet Franc. But was a little disappointed not to see more local wine on the menu, especially from Loudoun County... being that this is a farm to table restaurant. Service was excellent though!

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LindaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Magnolias! It's our GO TO place! The outside patio is lovely, the food is delicious, and the service is great. This is a great place to enjoy family and friends.

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Picky
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very lovely patio dining with excellent food and service

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Keith
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is a very nice restaurant. The wine list was extensive - including local wines -; the food was good and the service was excellent. This is a good place to go for a special occasion.

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Marcia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We enjoyed a nice Sunday brunch at 11:00 am though our reservation said 11:30 at opentable. everyone was nice, even though they were short staffed that day.

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EverettC
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely make reservations. The service was beyond expectation. The food was exceptional and the local wine was wonderful. Atmosphere made our anniversary dinner even more special. If you can save room for dessert! Overall 10 out of 10. We will be going back.

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viplv2bagl
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food and excellent service by Matt, our waiter.

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SharonW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The food was superb. Ambiance was great. However, the service was a bit off. We had to ask twice for a lemon for a drink and when they boxed our meal to go home, only half of what was left made it to the box. Not huge issues, but you expect to leave with what you paid for.

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Robert
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Very nice wine list but staff did not know about the wines, except red and white.

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DavidB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu and with lots of options. Lots of microbrews no regular domestics.

JR
JR22
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, attentive service and a fun vibe! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service good food at a somewhat reasonable price

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THX1054
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

As always a great place to dine.

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paulr
Washington DC
1 review