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350 W. 40th St. (Ninth Ave.) Send to Phone
Industrial-chic design and elevated comfort fare marry at this Midtown East spot.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Magnolia Restaurant Review

: Chef Alan Wise was impressive at Rouge Tomate where he made even die-hard carnivores crave his vegetarian fare. At Magnolia, located on the threshold of Midtown East and Hell’s Kitchen, he’s pleasing all palates with elevated feel-good food. In an airy 6,000-square-foot industrial space bedecked in white brick, diners can sip a drink from the long list of fruit-based cocktails or a glass of wine from the affordable collection while grazing on dishes like sea scallops that manage not to be overwhelmed by the accompanying chimichurri sauce and spiced carrot purée, cheese-filled tortellini sprinkled with crunchy pumpkin seeds, and tender braised ox cheek. There is not much by way of dessert, so have another look at the array of cocktails to end the night with a semi-sweet liquid.
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