Southern Immersion Cuisine

Restaurant × lounge



Magnolia’s on King offers Southern Immersion Cuisine in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Magnolia's on King is proud to use sustainably raised and grown ingredients from regional farms and purveyors. Our food is cooked fresh, to order. All desserts are house-made. 

The Palm Lounge, our second floor craft cocktail experience, features comfortable seating to enjoy one of our 12 specialty cocktails including our signature Magnolia’s Old Fashioned.

Getting Here / Parking
Magnolia’s on King is located at the cross roads of King Street and Washington Street in Alexandria, VA. Ample street parking is available throughout Old Town, or take Metro's Yellow Line to the King Street Station, then use the free Old Town Trolley and exit at the King Street / South Columbus Street stop, one block from us. Alternatively, the Courthouse Parking Garage is conveniently located at 111 South Pitt Street, about 2.5 blocks from the restaurant.

We are thrilled to be so embraced by the community - thank you! Please be advised advance reservations are strongly suggested for both our Dining Room and The Palm Lounge, particularly on Friday and Saturday evenings. 

Weekend Brunch Returns!  Magnolia's On King now serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm. Check out our delectable new brunch menu here. Come on by to visit or make reservations here. We look forward to seeing you soon.





(703) 838-9090



703 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314


Dining Room
 5:30 pm–10 pm **

Fri- 5 pm-10 pm

Sat 11 am-3 pm 5 pm-10 pm

Sun 11 am-3 pm

Palm Lounge
Mon-Thu 5:30 pm–10:30 pm**

Fri-Sat 5 pm–12 am

Sun Closed

** Please be advised we will be closed on Labor Day - Monday September 5th in observance of the holiday.




The Palm Lounge, located above the main dining room at Magnolia's on King, is known for our riffs on classic cocktails, and for being a comfortably elegant perch overlooking King Street, in which to enjoy our Southern Immersion cuisine. Guests are welcome to sit at the bar to watch the art and craft of mixology in action, or to relax in the comfortable lounge furniture near the fireplace and windows. Join us in the Palm Lounge for cocktails, dinner, dessert and drinks or for our happy hour specials. Check our Special Events page or follow us on Facebook to learn about featured musicians in the Palm Lounge.


We are thrilled to be so embraced by the community - thank you! Please be advised advance reservations
are strongly suggested for both our Dining Room and The Palm Lounge, particularly on Friday and Saturday evenings. 

Reserve your table online now or call (703) 838–9090

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Hans Fogleman, Sous Chef / Pastry Chef

Born and raised in the Washington, DC metro area, Fogleman has maintained his roots and pursued his culinary interests locally. He attended the Baltimore International Culinary College, graduating in 1997. Since then Fogleman has pursued various culinary experiences, honing his skills and passion for all things pastry, focusing on desserts. In 2011, he joined Bayou Bakery in Arlington, VA. Then in 2014, he accepted a position with the team at BLT Steak in Washington, DC. He next moved to Alexandria, Virginia to join the opening team at Magnolia’s on King in March 2015. Here he is developing the dessert menu showcasing homemade pastries and sweets to honor Virginia’s Southern hospitality.


Steve Fogleman
Having spent a lifetime in various business settings and entrepreneurial roles, Steve brings leadership, business acumen and vision to Magnolia’s on King. Of the many places Steve has traveled throughout the world, he treasures the warm hospitality and delicious food found in the South.

Mehrnoosh Rajabi
With more than 20 years of experience in international culinary settings, Mehrnoosh brings her various roles from Chef to Partner to the kitchen of Magnolia’s on King. After settling her roots most recently to Alexandria, VA, she is combining her love of excellent cuisine with the traditions of Virginia hospitality.


Special Events

Happy Hour
Happy Hour food and drink specials in our second floor Palm Lounge:
Monday - Thursday 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Tuesdays Live 

Join us on Tuesday September 6th and September 20th as returning favorite Matvei performs in the Palm Lounge from 7:30 to 9 PM

Private Events
If you are interested in hosting a private event in either our first floor Magnolia Room or our second floor Palm Lounge, please complete the inquiry form here and Gabrielle Grant, our Events Director will respond to you directly.


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DCist (October 29, 2015)
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Zagat (September 2015)
"7 New DC Brunches to Try This Weekend" (September 2015)
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Northern Virginia Magazine (June 2015)
"Magnolia’s on King debuts tomorrow in Old Town Alexandria with soft-opening specials"

Washingtonian Best Bites Blog (June 2015)
A genteel Southern spot prepares to debut in Old Town, Alexandria.

DC Eater (June 2015)
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WTOP The Dish (June 2015)
“The restaurant scene in Old Town Alexandria is heating up this summer.”

The Daily Meal (June 2015)
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Greg's List DC (June 2015)
"Grand Opening"

Join Our Team

Magnolia’s on King offers Southern Immersion Cuisine in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. We welcome guests in our main floor dining room and our second floor Palm Lounge with a focus on Southern hospitality, locally sourced ingredients and signature craft cocktails. Currently we offer dinner service Monday through Saturday, brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm, and are looking for qualified individuals who thrive on providing a welcoming environment and outstanding service to join our team. We offer competitive hourly rates and flexible schedules; our location is metro accessible.

To apply for any of the following positions, please send an e-mail to 

Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line, write one sentence to describe why you are the right candidate for the position in the body of your e-mail and attach a copy of your resume. Craft bartender applicants should also give a brief description of their favorite classic cocktail and why. 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our team! We will reach out to candidates of interest to arrange an interview.


Hosts Who Embody Southern Hospitality

We are looking for part time hosts who sparkle and embody the best of Southern hospitality. We are building a tight team of professionals that love food, libations, hosting our guests and turning them into raving fans! Flexible availability is important, must be able to work Friday and Saturday evenings. Required experience: Top candidates will have Open Table and upscale restaurant experience. The right approach to service matters most to us; a minimum of one year customer service experience is required.

Craft Bartender

We are seeking passionate, talented staff looking to practice their craft in a supportive environment. Our perfect candidate is a bartender with experience, enthusiasm, cleanliness, and a strong palate. Compensation will be at an hourly rate, commensurate with experience and ability, plus tips. Required experience: Bartender - 2 years minimum with at least one year upscale craft cocktail experience.

Servers Looking for a Restaurant “Home”

We are looking for part time servers who are serious about the hospitality industry and have a desire to take their career to the next level. We are building a tight team of professionals that love food, libations, hosting our guests and turning them into raving fans! We offer competitive hourly rates, plus tips, and flexible schedules. We are open for dinner only Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. Must be available beginning at 4 PM daily. At least one year server experience in an upscale dining establishment required.

Assistant Bartender

We are looking for a part time Bartender’s Assistant, who must be able to work Friday and Saturday evenings. The perfect candidate will have a welcoming personality, enjoy working with the public, be able to communicate well with guests and colleagues, display an eye for detail, a team service orientation and have at least one year experience in a front service or supporting role in an upscale bar or restaurant environment.

The Bartender Assistant is integral in providing excellent service to our guests. This person provides support to our bar staff by assisting with the prep and set-up of the bar and lounge, maintains needed supplies during service including glassware and tableware, delivers food and drinks to patrons, does table maintenance, clearing, cleaning, re-setting and any other tasks necessary to ensure our patrons have a memorable experience.