Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Magnolia
486 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.666390 -73.985501
Sun-Thu, 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 5pm-midnight
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Dining at it's best – My sister and brother-in-law took me here for dinner with her son, daughter-in-law and the two grandchildren, they loved the service including me, not too pushy. I ordered the pork chops, and the kids whatever they ordered said it was the best. Their menu will please any fussy eater which was me and the grandkids. And their desserts are to die for - make sure to leave some room for those yummy desserts.
Once you try it, you'll want to go back to Magnolia's like me and I Can't wait they have so many things on their menu I want to try out, besides their marvelous desserts.
Eh. – We went out for my girlfriend's birthday. The place was half-full, but the service was pretty slow. It may have been because the game one of the ALDS was on, but there was no music in the place. We were seated near the bar and there were two middle aged guys there talking loudly about what was wrong with social security and how lawyers were to blame for all society's ills. My girlfriend and I are lawyers. That's just a funny coincidence, but there should have been some music on. The food was expensive for the quality. My hanger steak was tough, even for that cut, even though I ordered it medium rare. The cake served with homemade coffee ice cream, which has to be ordered with your meal, was superb. That cake alone was worth going to this place, but have dinner somewhere else.
TERRIBLE – I used this restaurant for an event. I've always been meaning to try them because they have a nice looking exterior and have been around for a while, but just never did. Some people I know have been there and said it was good (not rave reivews I guess). Anyway, I used them for this event because, well, they were available and my first choices were not, and figured, I'm sure it will be good enough. I was so extremely disappointed I can't even get over it. And this isn't a new thing for me, I've done tons of large family and friends events over the years and have been pleased every time at other neighborhood restaurants -- this is the first time I've felt like this about a place -- these guys were BAD! Maybe they were once good and now are slipping and that explains why I hadn't heard they were so bad before, but I wouldn't recommend them in a million years and would say "stay far away".
Very average, at best. – It wasn't horrible but not great. Service was bad, the waiter spent most of the time chatting up the bartender or reading the newspaper. There was supposed to be a complimentary kids' meal on Sundays but apparently both adults had to order a full entree (not a sandwich or pizza) in order to get this (mind you this was not written anywhere). Fine. In the meantime, it took them 45 minutes to serve our daughter's pizza....not sure why since it was no big deal. My husband' $13 burger was worse than you could get at most diners. There are far better places in this neighborhood. We won't be returning.
Yummy comfort food – This restaurant almost makes you think you've left New York. Tried dinner on a Friday night around 9:00pm, and got the impression that my fellow diners had all been there many times before. It has a real neigborhood-y feeling, with food that tastes like it was made by your grandma--the one who's a really awesome cook. The wine list is humble, but the selections are solid. The portions are large, so bring an appetite (we ordered an appetizer and regretted it once our ginormous entres arrived at the table). All in all, great food, in an understated atmosphere (i.e. not so hip). If you want to have dinner and be able to hear yourself speak, this is a great place to go. I highly recommend the ribs.
ninety-nine point fourty-four – For our weekly 'date nite' (so cheesey, but it works people) I took my man to Magnolia. We arrived before the dinner rush, got a great table by the window. Beautiful rich color scheme, fantastic ambiance...
The beef wellington app was just different enough from any other Wellington I have had that I enjoyed the chef's take on it. The smashed potatoes were divine. The bartender made great drinks consistently throughout our nite. 2nd course we had salads, and both of us enjoyed the simple mixed greens. FANTASTIC dressing (HUGE PORTION...if having multiple courses I suggest splitting the greens...but then how tacky is that?) For my entree I had a chicken, mushroom and spinach w/ shaved parmesan risotto. the chicken was tender, juicy. the flavors were incredible, but I thought the rice was undercooked. It was a special for the evening, so proceed w/ caution (risotto is tricky, tho. A for effort). My boyfriend enjoyed the fried calamari app (big fan of the dill dipping sauce).
I am a veteran of the food-service industry, so I am quite particular about service. Our server was wonderful. A little lacking in the enthusiasm portion, (esp. compared to the other server on the floor that nite, who I overheard at the table behind us, talking about the menu, explaining ingredients, etc) but he was attentive and very respectful of our dining experience. The bussing staff was quick w/ the water and plate clearing, but not in an intrusive or obnoxious way.
Hard to tell we LOVED the place? well, we did, and chris and i will definately be returning!
Great Food, Great Service, Great Drinks. This is the best restaurant I have been too in a long time. The desserts are always new and exciting.
Best place in Park Slope
Friday Night Live – Live Music every Friday with no cover.
Nice Romantic atmosphere - Friendly Service - Tasty Dishes.
Magnolia Salad is my favorite and the mini burgers are great.
My wife loves the Wedge Salad w/the shrimp.
You got to try the Apple/Blueberry Dumplings and Egg Cream for dessert.
Sunday Brunch is very reasonable and the Johnny's Bloody Marys are the best.
Brian can pour a mean Guinness - nice Tap Beer selection.
If your looking for a nice romantic restaurant give this a try, you won't be disappointed.
Nice atmosphere – Quality food and nice atmosphere. I went during Brooklyn restaurant weekand had a had time choosing which entree to have. I would recommend the scallop entree or the ribs. This place seems to have a great local following. It is cozy spot and the staff is nice.
hidden pearl – finally made it to Magnolia, enjoyed their outdoor seating on this quiet corner. attentive service, romantic vibe, were more impressed with the food than we anticipated after reading some of these posts.
it's a welcoming, friendly place, with solid food and nice beer selection. we live close by and somehow never managed to try it. Glad we did now.
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