great be forewarnedthe food, great place, great disappointing service, great new restaurant, very attentive server, friendly wait staff, perfect atmosphere
WORST FRIDAY NIGHT EVER!.
If you want a place to chill and relax and have a good time.
This isnt the place for that.
If you want to be treated like a piece of human feces, this is your place!
My Fiance and i wanted to go out for drinks.
We stopped at Magnolia. We asked if there were any bar seats available, the hostess (whom we found out later was the shift manager) said there were no seats available, but we could sit at a table if we ate something.
We were seated, and moved and seated again by another hostess because of a seating MISTAKE several minutes later.
The waiter who ruined our night is named Nick.
The waiter got us our drinks and we ordered an appetizer.
Shortly after we got our drinks and appetizer,
The waiter asked if we wanted dinner, I replied
"We were just planning on getting just drinks and an appetizer."
He replied smugly with ,"Well....... these tables are usually for people who want to eat dinner." and walked off after quickly grabbing the menus.
We felt unwelcome and decided to try and pay up front, AFTER I CALLED FOR THE SERVER SAYING ,"Excuse me sir.", when he was TWO FEET AWAY FROM ME AND HE CONTINUED to WALK AWAY.
(Im just getting started)
As we began to walk out, he walked back in to the room we were at,
I asked, "Can we just pay up front?"
HE REPLIED WITH, "NO, you ACUTALLY have to pay me......"
We sat back at the table ready to just leave ASAP.
He dropped off the check.
I said, "Do you understand that the Hostess seated us here, knowing that we were just going to get Drinks and an appetizer?"
HE SAID SARCASTICALLY "OH so you think you can just get up and pay at the front?"
I told him I tried calling him, but he said, "Im SORRY, I didnt HEAR you...."
He walked off after I told him to go away.
Shortly after that, the 2nd hostess walked in and i waved her over to our table.
I explained to her exactly what happened, and as I did, the 1st hostess, came over and introduced herself as the manager for the night.
I explained to her exactly what I said above.
I just wanted to get my check and get the hell out of there.
She listened and apologized for the MISCOMMUNICATION.
I appreciated the fact I was able to speak with a manager about her
UNREASONABLY RUDE EMPLOYEE.
On the way out, the 2ND hostess apologized as well, stating that it was her fault and that their was a miscommunication.
I cant honestly say I will come back.
Always a great spot.
I love Magnolia. I have been here so many times and the food and service are always consistently wonderful.
If any one is looking for a great place for drinks or a fun spot for dinner, this is it.
Best bet in Hollywood.
Want a great restaurant near the Arclight? This is your spot. Great mac andcheese, tuna, salads and burgers. Sophisticated vibe and not too expensive.
Great back patio too!
Great date spot. Magnolia is classic. One of my favorite places in LA. It's a great place to grab dinner, have drinks and socialize. The hummus is a must try. It's also in walking distance to and from the Arclight.
Great Casual Drink Spot. I've been to the downtown location (which is very nice)but last night was my first time at the Sunset location. The staff was extremely nice and attentive considering they were about to close. The ambiance was very relaxing and I would definitly reccomend stopping by for some sweet potato fries!
Still the Best place in Hollywood by far!!. This is hands down STILL the best place for late night or anytime of day food!! So much has opened in Hollywood and I've tried it all. I am out almost every night and always end up here. Great ambience and food (especially dessert) it's always impressing me and I'm a food snob. Also, great crowd. They JUST opened a another Magnolia downtown, can't wait to check it out!!!
Good Food. Every time I have been here the food has always been consistently good. Service is great also - great for late night.
Food was Good, Service was so-so. I've always like this place, and I still do, but we went for dinner and although the food was pretty darn good, our server was a little on the "busy" side. She was really sweet, but she seemed to barely remember us. I get that they can get busy, but it still kills to wait 15 minutes just to pay your bill!
came here for my birthday last month sooooo good tons of young people that night. i was pleased and i was able to chat with my friends without feeling like i was rushed out!
Great dinner... even better dessert!. I travel a lot for work and have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the country. Magnolia is always consistantly great and last time the dessert I had there was amazing (Pear Crisp). I will go back next time I'm in LA for sure!
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