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Mill Valley Kitchen
Mill Valley Kitchen

Mill Valley Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.millvalleykitchen.com
  • Phone: (952) 358-2000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR! Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights from 9 to close! Starting July 10!
    Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm BRUNCH! Saturday & Sunday: 9:00-3:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Mike Rakun
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Mill Valley kitchen offers a private dinning room that can accommodate a party of up to 14 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Yarbrough (952) 358-2000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: France
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet offered
A word from Mill Valley Kitchen
Fresh. Local. Sustainable.
Inspired by Northern California and grounded in the field-to-table abundance of the northern heartland, Mill Valley Kitchen is a new restaurant & bar serving great-tasting cuisine with fresh, locally sourced ingredients in a comfortable and refined setting.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Mill Valley Kitchen serves the very best food in town...if you're into clean eating this is the place to go!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "You can count on the Mill Valley Kitchen to be consistently great every time you visit, whether it's for brunch with family on Saturday or Sunday mornings, lunch with friends during the week, or a romantic dinner in the evening. If you're lucky enough to visit during the beautiful months in Minnesota, take advantage of their beautiful patio, and eat outdoors. You will always have an excellent, fresh meal, and fantastic service from the best of the "Minnesota Nice.""
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Good was good. Service was super slow. The second time this had happened."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were very pleased with the menu choices and the quality of the meals presented. Very attentive, but not overbearing service."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This is a wonderful place to go for lunch. The food is to die for and service top notch. Clean and well decorated. I think it would also be great for date night or for groups."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Quality of food and service are excellent. Highly recommended. Very knowledgeable and accommodating for various dietary options. Wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Have enjoyed dinner here before but this was first time for lunch. Lunch menu is so so not very inspired. I had the kale salad with chicken and it was ok."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were on vacation I'm the Twin Cities. Our daughter has Celiacs and can't have gluten. The Menu highlights gluten free dishes. The food was great as well as the wine list. Our daughter loved the food and it loved her. We will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Everything was great, except for my salmon entree. It had way too much sauce on it and the sauces did not work together. However, the serving staff catered to our two kids and were really great with remembering to wish me a happy birthday."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We were so pleased with the service, the food, and the organic and sustainable choices offered. Great place for families or date night. The flatbread is amazing."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Bottom of drink glass came off (!) when friend picked it up and it poured all over our table. They apologized, moved us to another table and replaced drink. We ordered an app for the table that never arrived. When our individual plates arrived we asked about it and the server blamed drink situation for forgetting our app (though it was ordered well after incident). Mgr again apologized. Sea bass was wonderful as they said it would be and dessert was presented with candle to celebrate friend's birthday. Despite glass breaking and pouring all over table and them forgetting our app, they didn't comp anything - not even friend's drink! Not impressed with how they handled 2 situations and how server only appeared when food was ordered/arrived."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had such an excellent dinner last night (7/11). We both chose the halibut dinner and it was excellent -- done to perfection! Also enjoyed the Raspberry and Mint Lemonade and the desserts. We couldn't have been more pleased to have tried this restaurant. The service was very good, also. All in all, we had a great experience and will be back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was delicious and service was very good. Hard to visit around a table for 6 due to noise level but that wasn't a deal-breaker. However, it was VERY uncomfortable temperature-wise and from what we were told it is a design issue and not just a malfunctioning unit. All the kitchen heat was pouring into the main dining area. I won't return in the warm weather months."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was great - really light and fresh, I had the halibut and it was fantastic. Our server Andrea? was really delightful. The outdoor seating was perfect for a Friday evening. However, we almost left because the host was so rude. He was texting on his phone and acted like we were putting him out - basically he ignored us. Luckily the ladies at the host stand noticed we were being ignored and were very kind. Glad we didn't leave though - everything turned out great."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "wonderful soups and salads, very good service, would come back again"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our party of 6 enjoyed lunch here for a birthday. The food and service was amazing. Lots if great choices! The ambiance is very nice as we'll. I'll be back for dinner!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Or maybe it's not new seeing I am out of the loop about what's happening in St. Louis Park these days. Very good food which was a tad on the pricey side for me (which is the only reason I went four instead of five stars). Everything else was fantastic. The service was especially great. Our server was attentive without being obtrusive and answered all of our questions. The menu is very interesting and diverse and the food was simply great. I highly recommend Mill Valley Kitchen!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Always a great experience . I have brought many different friends there for lunch and they, I turn, have brought others there. Love the healthy menu."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We were meeting up with long time friends in town from Detroit. We were looking for a place where we could have an extended conversation over a quality lunch. A friend recommended Mill Valley Kitchen. We couldn't have been more pleased. What a gem of a restaurant. Delicious food, beautiful ambience, and friendly staff! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Mill Valley is by far one of my favorite places in the city. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu! Great GF options too."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Now one of our regular favorites! Excellent healthy food with appropriate portion sizes. Relaxed but sophisticated decor and atmosphere that seems to accommodate wearing jeans or cocktail attire. Valet parking. Pricey but delivered on great quality and value. Only complaint was inside the restaurant it was humid and somewhat warm on a rainy 80 degree night."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to Mill Valley Kitchen for our date night. I had been there a couple of times before and every time we drive by, I mention it to him. He said the food lived up to my hype. He had the soup, bison burger, coconut sweet potato, and strawberry rhubarb dessert. I had the sirloin and maple panna cotta dessert. All the food was very good. I was slightly disappointed by the coconut sweet potato, only because it reminded me more of squash (we had thought it was going to be cut up potatoes instead). The waitress was very nice, though appeared to have too much on her plate as we had to stop her a few times to order our next items."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Mill Valley Kitchen and can not wait to go back for happy hour sometime soon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Outstanding food, great service. Breakfast burritos were amazing! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Mill Valley carefully displays the ingredient of their dishes which is a food allergy person's dream restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is one of those spots I wish we had near our home. Good food. Nice ambiance. Good service. It's a nice place to celebrate anniversaries (which is what we did.) The noise level isn't crazy like some restaurants, yet there is alot of energy in the place, so it's a fun night. My wife and I especially like the pork chops. They're juicy and flavorful. We've had good luck with those the last couple of times we've come. They change the menu around now and then which is nice. All in all a pleasant place to dine."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "food was mostly great. server forgot my salad completely and forgot to tell kitchen how I wanted my meat cooked. parking lot was so packed that valet had no place to leave cars, so we parked across excelsior boulevard. still, will be back"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, cute patio (although small), and great selection of healthier food options. The flatbread appetizer is a must to start with and I also have to get an Rx specialty drink- orange, coconut and kombucha. It's always on our list to hit when in MSP!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Very good menu, great server, good food, great desserts, very elegant ambiance, but a bit noisy for us older gals."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Met a blind date there. She was pressed. Good enough for me. Nice service"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was my second time at Mill Valley. This time we ate on the patio. The ambiance the is not good - the traffic noise from the nearby street makes conversation difficult. Be prepared to pay for valet parking, as there is only a teeny weepy lot and all other parking in the surrounding neighborhood is permit parking. The first time I went to Mill Valley Kitchen our server was excellent. This time it was like the guy couldn't care less about giving us good service. We weren't ready to order the first time he asked, so we didn't see him again for a half hour. He never stopped back to ask if we needed another drink or water refill. Not so sure I'll go back or speak highly of it in the future."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Fresh and delicious menu! Service was spot on and it is definitely a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I love the very healthy menu with specifics about calories, fat content, vegan or non-vegan, etc and organic products. A Creative, healthy, and seasonal menu. I have had the ahi tuna salad twice now and loved it both times. I love to introduce my friends to this gorgeous restaurant. The surroundings are comfortable and well-designed. Parking is a bit of a challenge, but they offer valet parking."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "delicious! We will go back. The sea bass and desserts were particularly wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Mill Valley Kitchen's menu includes fresh locally sourced great tasting food. They also indicate vegan and gluten-free items as well as list the calories, fat grams, carbs, protein and fiber content to make healthy choices. The menu features Northern California cuisine and wines. Presentations and portions are just right.The decor is very modern white and black themed. The wait staff is a bit overwhelmed with Sunday brunch groups, so allow for a leisurely if not slow meal. Other times and days are much faster."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our party of five really enjoyed our brunch meal. The food was well prepared, and we enjoyed the organic choices for brunch of delicious omelets, salads and grass fed beef. The service was excellent, and the prices were not out of line for the excellent food on the menu! I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Love dining at Mill Valley Kitchen! The vegan options and adaptions to the menu are awesome! The place is always buzzing and the wait staff friendly and helpful. My husband and i celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed our night out."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch at Mill Valley so much. Love the upscale atmosphere and our server was just the BEST! We like that the food is prepared with locally grown ingredients. Always a plus. The cobb salad is a favorite. Not so much the flatbreads but still OK. Had a cup of wonderful coffee and a strawberry rhubarb crisp for dessert. Very very good!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A lovely restaurant, excellent, healthy food, great service, moderate prices. We had a great lunch with plenty of time to talk."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Nice ladies who lunch venue but I've also had brunch which is lovely but my husband felt it wasn't his kind of restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014