i've heard great things about magnolia's and have been wanting to try it out. a party of four of us went for a birthday celebration and the staff made it a very special evening. on being greeted we were asked who the birthday celebrant was. there was a special "happy birthday" menu insert w/ the birthday person's name on it. at the end of the meal there was a little gift. wait staff was very good. friendly and engaging w/o intruding. we had a few questions about menu items and our waiter was very helpful.
the food was unique and delicious. the specials for the evening were excellent. the specialty drink menu was extensive and it was hard to choose.
the restaurant was cozy and comfortable.
overall, a great experience wherein my high expectations were met!