Whether dining at Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey or in Magnolia’s on King’s Nest, you will be treated like royalty.

Magnolia’s on King is launching “Cocktails of Downton Abbey” throughout the restaurant. Come enjoy cocktails from southern England and fine cuisine from America’s south. Downton Abbey inspired cocktails will be served starting, Saturday September 28th.

Now Taking Reservations on Yelp! Book a Table Today!


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. 

Set in a 200 year old historical building, Magnolia's On King offers three floors of dining venues, each with its own unique ambiance and dining experience. The Magnolia Room is our first floor main dining room.

The Palm Lounge, our second floor craft cocktail experience, is the place to enjoy one of our specialty cocktails, craft beers, fine wine and spirits, along with appetizers and full dinner service.

The Nest, our premier private dining venue can accommodate groups of up to 14 guests.

Magnolia's Recognized by Thrillist as one of the Best Restaurants in Old Town

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. 

Private Events - Celebrations are always in season at Magnolia's!
If you are interested in hosting a private event in either our first floor Magnolia Room, our second floor Palm Lounge, or our third floor Nest, please complete the inquiry form here and our event assistant will respond to you directly. 

Daily Specials - See our latest offerings on our Special Events page to be in the know about nightly food & drink specials. And remember Happy Hour is available from 5:30 to 7:00 Wednesday through Friday!

Weekend Brunch on Best of Alexandria List!  Magnolia's On King serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:30 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. Here is what Visit Alexandria has to say about our BRUNCH

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 King Street 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.


Magnolia Room

Magnolia Room

Palm Lounge (Photo Credit: Jessica Van Dop de Jesus)

Palm Lounge (Photo Credit: Jessica Van Dop de Jesus)

The Nest Private Dining Room

The Nest Private Dining Room

Magnolia's on King (Photo Credit Jessica van Dop DeJesus

Magnolia's on King (Photo Credit Jessica van Dop DeJesus



(703) 838-9090




Reservations at Magnolia's On King


Private Event Line:
(703) 844-2896


703 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314


We are closed for dinner on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. We dedicate these nights exclusively for private events. Please contact Leonard@magnoliasonking.com, if you’re interested in having Magnolia’s on King host your private event!


Wednesday - Thursday 5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Friday & Saturday  5:30 pm-10:00 pm


Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 am-2:30 pm

Palm Lounge

Opens Wednesday through Saturday at 5:30 pm serving craft cocktails, fine wines, beers, spirits and food

Magnolia Moonlight Club

Friday & Saturday 10 PM to 11:30 PM. Late night bites & sips. No reservations required!






Small Plates Spring Forth Mid-Week

Happy it's Spring? We are! In the spirit of everything growing lighter we have launched A Taste of Magnolia's menu Wednesday & Thursday nights. Priced from $15 to $21, it features Chef Leo's spring menu favorites served as Small Plates. Come on by starting at 5:30 PM to enjoy these mid-week specials. Walk-ins welcome or make a reservation here.

Wednesday & Thursday- Half Price Wine Night - Half off bottles of wine, with any entree purchase. 

Happy Hour
Happy Hour food and drink specials in our second floor Palm Lounge and our first floor Magnolia Room, offered Wednesday through Friday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm - $6 Punch, $6 Craft Beer, $8 Wine, $7 Bar Bites, selections varies daily.

Private Events

Celebrations are always in season at Magnolia's! If you are interested in hosting a private event in either our first floor Magnolia Room, our second floor Palm Lounge, or The Nest, our newest  premier private dining venue, please follow the link below to inquire about a date and time and our event assistant will respond to you directly. 

Or call our dedicated Event Booking Line at 703-844-2896.



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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 Magnolia dining room and our second floor Palm Lounge and Bar. Our focus is on Southern hospitality and cuisine, locally sourced ingredients and signature craft cocktails. We serve dinner beginning at 5:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. We 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 leonard@magnoliasonking.com. 

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 serve dinner Tuesday through Saturday nights beginning at 5:30 PM;  and brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Must be available beginning at 4:30 PM daily for dinner, and 9:30 AM for brunch service. 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.