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Magnolia Cafe in Horsham

AmblerGirl Jan 21, 2008 04:50 PM

Anyone been? It's in an unassuming spot in a shopping center so I never really considered going. I just read a pretty good review in our local paper, so now I am intrigued. Is it good? I also read they offer a $30 fixed price dinner, similar to a Fayette Street Grill concept. Is that true? Is it offered every night? Is it worth going? I'd love to find a good new local spot.

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    pafoodie Jan 24, 2008 10:44 AM

    Hi, We have been here several times and had a good meal each time. My brother and his wife from the NYC area came and thought their seabass dinners were some of the best they ever had. We find the food consistently good, whether it is the salads, pastas or meat dishes. I would recommend reservations, as they have two seatings on the weekends - around 6 - 6:30 and 8:00ish. One downside is that the restaurant is small and the people coming in around 8:00 have only a small area to wait. The restaurant could also use some updating. However, I find the waitstaff to be very friendly and prompt; and the food to be delicious. I'm not that impressed with most restaurants in this area, so if you haven't been, its at least worth trying and deciding for yourself. We also used to go to Jumbo Sushi in that same strip, but haven't been in years. Has anyone been there lately?

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      missfunkysoul Jan 23, 2008 05:45 AM

      I went once, 5ish years ago. I live maybe 5 minutes away and haven't been back. I remember it being expensive for food that wasn't too exciting, but things may have changed since then?

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      1. re: missfunkysoul
        layla529 Jan 23, 2008 12:55 PM

        Just the fact that they were aorund 5ish years and still running.... and not a chain, but only a husband and wife run business, says too me they are doing something right!

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        george2 Jan 22, 2008 02:38 PM

        I was there a few years ago around Thanksgiving, either the night before or the night after. There were 12 of us and otherwise the place was pretty empty. The food was nothing special, for had it been we certainly would've gone back. Maybe we didn't get the best they had to offer.

        FWIW, I've learned to take "reviews in our local paper" with a grain of salt.

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          LowerGwyneddGirl Jan 22, 2008 08:39 AM

          It is funny that you posted this, I am looking into trying it too. I am calling and making a reservation for this soon, I have read some really good reviews about this place and just have to try it. I think I read alot of how good it is on chowhound.

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          1. re: LowerGwyneddGirl
            layla529 Jan 22, 2008 10:55 AM

            I have been there several times and never have been disappointed.. I enjoyed everything frm their appetizers, salads and entrees. I thought they offered a 28.00(?) prix fixe menu but I never tried. My favorite meal is their "veal scallopini" Succulent veal topped with grilled eggplant and cheese in a tasty tomato sauce over a mushroom risotta.... During the week,seating is sometimes available w/o reservations...but call first It cant hurt!

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