The Grille at Magnolia Green

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If you’re trying to keep a secret, don’t tell me. I love to share them. And here’s one that I’m especially excited to share. Have you heard that tucked away in one of the county’s most beautiful master-planned communities is also one of Chesterfield’s most beautiful dining spots? The primary reason that The Grille at Magnolia Green is still a secret is that it’s only been open a few weeks.

Chances are, you haven’t driven past it…unless, perhaps, you live in Magnolia Green in western Chesterfield. The Grille is located within the Magnolia Green Golf Club’s recently completed new clubhouse at 7001 Awesome Drive in Moseley.

After having visited the restaurant, enjoyed a meal and having spoken with the folks who make the magic happen, I can assure you that with its rich, modern decor, plush, comfortable seats and maybe the most beautiful menus that I’ve ever seen, The Grille is not your typical restaurant. Bobby Kidder, the general manager at the club, said regarding the place, “This will be a true dining experience.”

Keep in mind that while the Grille is located the middle of Magnolia Green, with its beautiful homes, tree-lined roadways, manicured lawns and an amazing host of amenities, it’s not just a restaurant for residents of that community or members of the golf club. The Grille offers an exceptional dining experience for residents of the entire metro area, especially for those in western Chesterfield who are somewhat underserved when it comes to non-chain dining options.

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“We’ll be offering made-from-scratch cooking, with only fresh ingredients,” David Switzer, the restaurant’s executive chef told me. I’ve long admired Chef David’s work in other restaurants around town. “There are not a lot of independent restaurants in this area, especially those that offer made-from-scratch cooking,” he added.

And Kimberly Yancey, the food and beverage manager, described the restaurant as offering “casual fine dining,” saying, “We want to make sure everybody enjoys their dining experience.” To that end, she mentioned the staff’s readiness to accommodate allergies and food restrictions.

The restaurant, which opened in late 2017, has been offering a pub-style menu featuring burgers, sliders, chicken wings and sandwiches; and, oh yes, their very popular pizzas. The Grille has its own brick oven.

With the advent of the new year, Chef David says the restaurant will be adding more entrées with an emphasis on certified Angus beef as well as fresh seafood, which will include such delights as crab cakes, rockfish and salmon. “There’s actually, a Cozumel shrimp taco that’s out of this world,” he added.

Michelle Atkins, Magnolia Green’s marketing manager, summed it up well when she told me, “This community offers something for everyone. I think the restaurant complements that nicely. You can come in casual. You can come in dressier. It is kid friendly, too. And the menu has something for everyone, too. I think our guests will quickly discover that we stand out from the other (area) restaurants.”

This gorgeous venue will also be catering a select number of private events and can accommodate groups from 40 to about 170 persons. Once warmer weather hits, the formal lawn and arbor, just behind the clubhouse, will provide an ideal location for a wedding .

For more information on reserving The Grille for your next function or to make reservations for a delightful dining experience with friends and family, phone 804-639-5701. Or visit online at MagnoliaGreenGolfClub.com/Grille.

Steve Cook
Author: Steve Cook