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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
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was excellent. Ambiance was very nice- sunny and cheery."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I booked a table for 6 to celebrate my wife's birthday last Sunday. The dinner was wonderful! We enjoyed the ambiance. The menu and wine list was creative and had something for everyone. The service was excellent. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Mill Valley Kitchen and I was not disappointed. I read many reviews prior to reserving a table and everyone seemed to really like this place. I am no exception. Add me to the list of very satisfied customers. The food was excellent. I was a little concerned because the type of food they serve might not appeal to everyone in my group; however, there was not a single complaint in the bunch. Everyone was able to find something they wanted to try and nobody had anything bad to say after we finished. If there is one thing that made the night a little difficult, it was the noise level. It did seem to be rather loud inside making it challenging for conversation. Not so much that it was impossible, though."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was good, creative dishes. Too noisy to hear conversation. Server a little too aggressive to drink more and spend more"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine at Mill Valley. Staff is friendly and efficient. Food is superb."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I met three friends for dinner earlier this week; we got there early enough for happy hour. What a great deal on great food and very nice drinks. We had a wonderful waitress! So glad we went!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "SO MANY choices of well-prepared, healthy and delicious food. But a huge down side: even with only a few other diners, the noise level is LOUD. With all tables filled, you have to shout to communicate with the others at your table. I'm sure that helps turn tables, but it discourages repeat visits from at least our group. Are we unique in desiring a quieter dining experience, or would it make sense for the owner to invest in a sound-dampening system? Definition of ambiance: "a feeling or mood associated with a particular place, person, or thing: atmosphere." Mill Valley Kitchen would warrant a five-star ambiance rating from me if the noise level were tolerable. I'll monitor others' reviews to see whether there's progress on that front."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Great food. Great server ...and great company. Was a line up to get into parking at noon...but i just parked a bock away and walked. Will use for business and pleasure. Lunch again."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My daughter and I ate dinner here while visiting the city and loved it! We had the sea bass and the sesame carrots and two excellent drinks as well. I will definately return as it was super."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Four of us were seated outside on a nice Friday evening. The table was a bit wobbly so we asked the waiter for something under one of the table legs. He said they had some special wedges and would bring one back. Well he forgot and had to ask him again. We all ordered beverages and those were slow to come out. We ordered food and that too was slow to come out. I might add they were not busy. The waiter offered some ketchup or mustard for my wife's bison burger and she asked for the mustard. The waiter finally brought it out but not after my wife got tired of waiting and she was nearly done with the burger. Overall the food was good, but the service disappointing."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Even though I had made a reservation through open table and had the confirmation email on my IPhone, the restaurant did not have a record of my reservation. Luckily they found a table for us. Don't know if Open Table or Mill Valley goofed."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed a leisurely meal, presented beautifully, service great, would definitely come back again and again."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "My Doctor had recommended this restaurant and it sounded like a place I would like & it definitely was! The food was more than great & the service was wonderful! We had the bass which was done to perfection. We also had the kale salad the sweet potatoes which were both worth going there for. We tried a couple of the mini desserts & they were very good. An overall excellent experience. I am looking forward to the next time I am in the area so I can eat there again."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Mill Valley Kitchen. We started with a heirloom tomato and peach salad and a flatbread with cheve, onions and spinach; both were outstanding. Our entrees were perfectly prepared. The veggie plate with quinoa was a wonderful mix of colors, flavors and presetation and the salmon perfect. They treated us to a blueberry cobbler to top off our celebration. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great spot for lunch. Salads were lovely. Carrot Lavender soup quite yummy."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We were not aware that after 4:00 pm on Sundays, Kids Eat Free. There were several families with very loud, screaming toddlers that took advantage of this policy. Unfortunately, this made for an unnerving dining experience - the wait staff apologized several times to us and many patrons moved to the bar area to get away from the rambunctious, screaming kids."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Such wonderful foo, a such a delightful night. We tried to salads, both excellent (the baby kale salad is such a treat) a variety of small plates which were fun and span a wide variety of flavors (we wished the hummus had more flavor), and out seared tuna entree was cooked perfectly and such a good compliment to the veggie small plates we ordered. It was a wonderful night and dinner experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "It's awesome to find a local restauraunt that serves fresh and healthy food! We had an app and an entree and everything was delicious! The staff was also very friendly. I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "It was only my second time at the restaurant and it was equally as lovely as the first time. The decor is crisp and bright and on the elegant side. You just know you are in a very nice restaurant without being formal. The wine list is great and the food was fabulous! We enjoyed the Sea Bass and the Halibut and both were great. The side dishes are delicious and well priced. I can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "better if you expand menu. It is ok for lunch but dinner should be expanded."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "A friend brought me to Mill Valley, and I have now brought over a dozen people to this gem of a restaurant. Wonderful place for a quiet catch-up. The added value is the ability to know what you are eating, and decide what you are going to eat based on nutritional values is great. (But all that is in small type and you can ignore it!)"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Mill Valley Kitchen is a nice, clean neighborhood restaurant that serves healthy fare. In side it is bright and open. Lots of seating. The menu shows calorie counts and other nutritional info. They also have carryout. Had breakfast there with a friend and it was very good. Nicely presented too. The service was prompt and polite. The waitress came around multiple times to check on us and refill coffee. But reassured us there was no rush to leave and we could sit as long as we liked. The outdoor patio is very nice too."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "It's typically impossible to find a healthy place that is also delicious, vice versa. Mill Valley not only provides this combo, but also has the atmosphere comparable to any other high-quality restaurant in the Twin Cities."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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
  • "parking is bad...if you cannot accommodate guests in the lot then valet parking reps should not "expect" a tip - you should cover it and build it into your business plan. The food is pretty good but 1) is not a good value and 2) you need more comfort food or mainstream choices (i hate asking the wait person what a food component is; 3) the portions are too small which contributes to "1" above; 4) my cobb salad was so-so--lacked flavor/zest; 5) why don't you offer complimentary bread or rolls? your prices go up and the food experience goes down."
    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