Magnolias at the mill

4.7
3280 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 3280 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for an anniversary dinner. Food was excellent, the server we had was great. Very enjoyable experience.

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vipObianuju
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and team were great! They were very accommodating when our party of 15 jumped to a party of 24, and they were able to work very quickly with little time! Everything was fresh, everyone was kind, and the service was excellent! We can’t thank them enough for making our experience spectacular!

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EllenS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy eating outside on the terrace when it is nice outside.

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IsabelleC
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and place! Love that it’s an old mill. Food was delicious, especially the seared scallops and fried green tomatoes. Excellent all around.

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vipDavidB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a lovely evening to be on the patio. But the rock “music “ was way too loud and spoiled our experience. I did ask the manager to lower the volume and we were able to finish our dinner in relative peace.

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Scott
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place and good service. The food was ok, didn't quite meet my expectations considering the high prices. I much prefer their sister restaurant Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg, same ambience, prices, service but the food is better and a wider selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere just right for conversation.

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vipMelR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, great service. We go there regularly (we're local). Great but a little pricey for the area

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vipBarbara
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we are in the area we make a point of stopping at this wonderful restaurant. The food and service never disappoint. Highly recommend!

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vipkukala
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food, and service. Dining on the covered patio is terrific, weather permitting.

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vipKathleenA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks.

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SheilaB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak salad was divine. Drinks and desserts were delicious as well. The other members of my party enjoyed the duck, the smoked chicken pasta, and the Wagyu Smash Burger. They were all excellent! Desserts and drinks exceeded expectations, too. The staff were friendly, helpful, and very professional. Overall, a wonderful choice for an evening of relaxing conversation over delicious food in a warm and inviting setting.

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BobC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here, excellent food and excellent service - seating could have been better, sat next tot he kitchen door and under an a/c vent so had air blowing down on us the whole time - but the food and service definitely made it worth it. Will absolutely go back to try more dishes.

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troutman
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had lunch there for my wife's birthday. Service was excellent, atmosphere great and had that historic touch which makes us want to return.

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BobG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our first visit to this place as we are new to the area. Celebrated her birthday night. Great food with a surprisingly large selection of offerings (for being located in a small town, not a much larger city).

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Jy63
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food. Good service. Lights are too low to read the menu. Not up to a 5 star, but good

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vipNannetteR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, very enjoyable dining experience and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration. Excellent atmosphere and service. Best sweet potato fries ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was okay but unfortunately it took 15 minutes after being seated for a waitress to come over. Looked like there was some confusion which is understandable but no recognition of our wait. The busboys struggled to bring steak knives with dinner or spoons with dessert. My steak was over cooked (medium well vs medium rare). It was neat that on the menus they wished us a happy anniversary but the server didn’t seem aware of it and didn’t mention it. I’m sure this all sounds “nit pickey” but for fine dining it missed the mark. I’d probably come again for drinks and a burger but not for a special night out.

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vipELF9
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time I have dined at Magnolias at the Mill. The menu is diverse. The food is consistently good and very reasonably priced. Service is excellent!

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vipAlecC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This is the second consecutive trip where the time it took to get our food took much too long. The surprising thing was when we did get our food it was Luke-warm at best. Our server was very pleasant, the food was good when it finally arrived, but it just took way too long.

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EricaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

2 couples enjoyed a lovely evening & our waitress was wonderful!!!

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vipApplekid
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great ambiance; food spectacular; service a little less so

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JasonH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Magnolias is always on point they have great food, a great bourbon list and a great atmosphere!

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KristiB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional, prompt service
Excellent food
Wonderful ambiance

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SuzanneO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came at lunchtime and it wasn’t crowded—just right. We chose outdoor dining because we are grandparents and don’t want the young unvaccinated grandchildren to catch the virus from us (who are vaccinated). Service was swift, efficient, and fun. We had a great time.

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WalkerJ
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our evening at Magnolia's at the Mill. We had a quiet, spacious table in their open, airy dining room. Our waiter was professional, and we could take our time without feeling rushed. The food was reasonably good, but not great. For the prices, I would have expected a little better. For example, my crab cakes were tasty, but were rather darkly browned and flat. For $40, I was hoping for something lighter and puffy with lump crab pieces. We agreed that when we recently dined at Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg (which has the same owner as Magnolia's) the food was better and the prices lower.

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vipPamela
249 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked it so much we came back second time within a week. Food and service were exemplary.

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vipcraigr
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drink, and service is always excellent. Highly recommended.

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John
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations. I will return. Waiter was amazing and food was fantastic. Nice ambiance as well.

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vipElizabethS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time. Thank you!

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vipTracy
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The ambiance was nice and theServer was pleasant but it did take a while to get our drinks and Meals. Also, the meals didn’t come out at the same time. One meal came, then another, and finally the last two. The Truffle fries were delicious.

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vipJMoore
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We called because we were going to be 10 min late. We had a reservation for outdoors. When we’re arrived though, they seated us in the sunroom. Very disappointing since we were especially wanting to sit outside. We bought some friends who’d never been before because we loved the place the first time we visited about eight months ago.
Once again the food was outstanding and so was the service.
I had the grilled scallops and shrimp with the truffle risotto.
My wife and one of my friends had the wagyu burger and our other friend had the mushroom ravioli.
We started out with PEI oysters.
So we’d been there about half an hour, 45 minutes or so and saw that they was still an empty table outdoors.
We were disappointed but at least the sunroom had plenty of natural light.
All in all another great meal but they need to get their reservation system together or at least give consideration when the customer doesn’t get what they requested. A complementary appetizer might’ve been a nice touch.
We will definitely be back though.

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peter
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Service was pleasant and helpful, but slow (they were shortstaffed, and it was the fourth of July). In the past we were seated in the main room, with lovely old mill ambience, but this time we were in the extra room which is plain. Rack of lamb was delicious, and came with assorted vegetables also excellent.

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vipPamela
249 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy as it was a holiday. Had to wait for a table with reservation . Was seated at a very nice table and promptly greeted by two servers. The food was delicious and arrived in a timely manner. Very charming place, great price and nice people!

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NIKKIB
Washington DC
6 reviews