6266 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA | Directions 9002834.097888 -118.325808
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
Cool Hangout! – Food & service were great!!! When in the area GO THERE!!! I know we'll be back.You might be able to star watch as well.
Ok, but no happy hour – I have been there many times before as it is within walking distance of my house, and it has always been pleasant enough. However, a friend and I went there today specifically for the happy hour as we got off of work early - we were told that they do not now nor have they ever had a happy hour. Huh?
Awesome atmosphere...good service...food just ehh – I went to Magnolia with some friends for my Birthday a few weeks ago. The only other time I'd been there was about 2 years prior and I remembered it being good. It has enough reviews, so I'll keep this short. Ambiance was great, lots of trendy Hollywood, drinks were well-made, and the hostess and our server were both terrific. The only thing is that I felt we were a bit rushed, not by the server directly, but the entrees came immediately after the apps were finished. and 8 people with drinks, 3 courses only spent 70 minutes sitting down, I was slightly bummed about that. But the food...was just eh. It wasn't bad. Presentation gets a C, plates and bowls are ugly and look like they are from some 80's home kitchen. The steak I ordered wasn't super. Cooked properly, but there was no pizzazz to make me go, Wow. Other guests echoed my sentiments. Vegetable consisted of some tiny 1 piece of green thing which wasn't good. I probably wouldn't go back. For the price, there are much better restaurants in Hollywood.
Such a great place! – I have to say that I was a little hesitant to go to a restaurant near Arclight on the weekend a big movie opened. I went with a friend, and yes we were going to see the movie, and we had such a fantastic time. Friday night and the place was packed! We were sat quickly considering how busy it was and started off with some delicious cocktails that our server recommended. I had the special Cosmo with white cranberry juice and apricot and my friend had a pomegranate mojito. Great choices. We had some yummy mac and cheese to share and then I had the Mahi-Mahi special which they told me was going on the menu soon. Good thing 'cause I'll be back for more! My friend had the skirt steak which she said was delicious too (I can't say for sure, I don't eat red meat). Anyways, like I said it was super busy and our server was helpful and nice and the food was fantastic. I'll definitely be back!
Boring Food, Recycled Iced Tea and Despondant Service – I want this place to be good--the location is great, right down from Arclight and the vibe is cool bar/lounge/restaurant. But the food is haphazzrd, poorly executed and downright boring. It's as if you made it at home, buying the cheapest ingredients and putting little effort into the preparation. Our turkey burger was mostly a non-identifiable, yet tasteless, filler. Our chicken sandwich nearly choked my friend with its dry character and limp personality. As for service, we never saw her again after she dropped the food off and disappeared. She wasn't rude, she just could care less about her job, us and making our lunch something more memorable than Mc Donald's down the street. We were also charged for something that was sent back because it had not completed growing. Also, we had to stand up, act as if we we leaving to get her attention to bring us the check. As we left we witnessed one waiter wipe his nose on his hand and another recycle two iced teas back into the pitcher (can you do that?). This magnolia does not smell like a flower.
Check the prices!! – I took a client here for lunch on the advice of some coworkers, and the food was admittedly very good. However, beware when ordering things on the menu that are listed at "Market Price!" When I got the check, I was deep in conversation and didn't really look at the total, but when I got home, I realized how extremely expensive that bill was. I looked at the check, and realized that on a menu full of very reasonable salad prices, my one "market price" item (the lobster salad) was charged at more than double the next most expensive item on the list! I started feeling like I got hosed, so I called the restaurant an hour later and asked how much the lobster salad was that day (the same day). Four dollars cheaper! Granted, still expensive either way, but there's no excuse to charge more than that set rate. Be forewarned-the food is delicious, but check how much they plan to make you pay when it's done!
we think the wine had roofies in it........very weird stuff happened after drinking wine at this establishment
A Great Spot! – Magnolia is a great spot to take a date! Food is very good and yet reasonably priced. Fine drink selections as well. My girlfriend had an amazing chocolate martini with a new vodka called Alchemia. Definitely worth hitting up if you're in Hollywood
Hip place with fun food. – I tried this restaurant last night and was very satisfied. The ambiance is very low key and comfortable and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The menu is varied but not overwhelming and the prices are reasonable. I got the Organic Vegetable Plate and, aside from the saltiness, really enjoyed it. It was pretty crowded for a Sunday, so it seems like a pretty popular place. I will definitely go back.
Great Birthday!! – I had made birthday reservations at a club i'll refer to as "Les Don't" months before my actual birthday (dec. 26). Reservations were made, invitations were handed out, I made my very own dress, everything was ready for that night-or so i thought. Three days before the party, the club manager notifies me (via e-mail) they are going to be closed that day. (!!!!!) I nearly died. What now?! I had a party of 12 or so and no where to go. Well after a long harsh e-mail to that manager. I felt like saying "I'm sorry I'm not coming with my BFF Lindsay Lohan, maybe then you would of noticed my e-mails...". I dont know why but I remembered Magnolia, from my Blackbook and remember I wanted to go there. I thought please be open. Please!! I called Magnolia from Disneyland (of all places), got the number off their website (which was helpful & cute) and made my reservations just like that!! They were soo nice. I also asked if they had a corkage fee and they said "yes, they did ($15)" and they even let me bring in my Dots cupcakes i had ordered. I already was happy and I wasnt even there yet. Well the night of my birthday was even better!! I was last to arrive, all my guests were already seated in a lovely long stretch table, the ambiance was perfect I couldnt have planned it better, dim lighting was nice, a very chill vibe. Our waitress Chelsea, was the best!! Someone give her a raise!! She was soo nice, friendly and had a wonderful personality! I never had to ask for more water or more champagne--she was on it! And our food came very quickly, practically all at the same time! And for a party of 11 that was fast. Food was great. I ordered the chicken sandwich with a salad and blue cheese (chelsea even brought me the krumbled kind too!) And last but not least, Chelsea even melted a candle to the plate, so not to ruin my cupcake :) All in all my 22nd birthday turned out to be a success!! All thanks to Magnolia and Chelsea!!
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