Talk about a neighborhood
Talk about a neighborhood gem - this spot was simply outstand and they also offer special on wine tasting in the bar on certain nights of the week ~ I had the short ribs and the duck spring rolls - I recommend both highly - I only wish that I had room for dessert but the portions are so ample I could not find any way to squeeze dessert in to this fabulous meal - the service was excellent and also very friendly! Be sure to give this place a try - you will not be disappointed.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
A midtown NYC restaurant in
A midtown NYC restaurant in a surprising place. Gets a bit noisy, but the food makes it worth it - although once in a while, there's a bit of a disappointment but it's addressed quickly. We will return.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ridgefield Park Surprise
Went to MK Valencia for Easter Dinner. The restaurant is beautiful. Very modern and sleek. The bar area is pretty with its faux fireplace! The food was excellent. The warm mushroom appetizer was delicious. The short rib entree was very good. Try the sampler dessert, the cheesecake was a standout. Service was excellent. It was a pleasant surprise to have a Manhattan-like dining experience in quaint little Ridgefield Park.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
nice restaurant. 3rd time
nice restaurant. 3rd time we were there... don't know why it isn't busier?!
food is nice but 2 people in our party complained that there entre was too salty!!
And your bartender didn't know how to make a GIMLET!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recently had a birthday celebration at MK Valencia and it was GREAT! First, the restaurant is beautiful. The decor, the architecture and the combination of textures is unique. Very relaxing, yet elegant. Five of us ordered three appetizers and five entrees. Each dish was delicious. The seafood and fish were fresh and perfectly prepared. The wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. All the dishes were beautifully presented and not one of us had a single issue with any part of it. It was truly a perfect dinner party! Thank you!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again we had a great meal this past week-end, went with friends who'd never been and they were very impressed with everything they ordered. The service was fine though the servers do need to stop saying "You guys"as much - at least for customers older than they are! The appetizers are fantastic, and the ability to order half-sized pasta portions is great, especially since the half-sized portions are perfect after the generously- sized appetizers.
Will be back,soon I hope
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second time there. The food was great, but due to very inclement weather, the energy level was low. My first time there was more energetic. It gives a NYC feeling and so I returned. I would definitely return again.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten at MK Valencia several times and have never been disappointed. The food is interesting and prepared as ordered.At our last visit my husband and I shared the Duck Spring Rolls and the Tuna Tartar. The Sesame Tuna is excellent as were the Short ribs. I especially recommend the Brulee Trio for dessert. The servers are attentive and the decor is very upscale. it's worth a trip to Ridgefield Park .
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well prepared, creative food,
Well prepared, creative food, especially the fish.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food for thought
The chef designs and creates dishes. It's not an ordinary upscale restaurant. It is an extraordinary upscale restaurant.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
NY restaurant in NJ
Went to have dinner with my husband and our daughter for my husband's birthday. Even though they were understaffed due to unexpected large groups of customers, the waiter Micheal was terrific and made our night very special. Would recommend this restaurant to all my friends. The ambiance is fabulous and you feel as if you went to a ny restaurant. Great night.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
MK Valencia 7/20/13
The nicest decor in the area. It is contemporary and inviting could easily fit in NYC or Vegas. The same applies to the menus from the list of cocktails through desert, there was a significant amount of time spent developing them. Several unique and great cocktails; with the Moscow Mule becoming my new favorite. In an area where good Skirt Steak abounds this presentation exceeds all others both in flavor and appearance. The Duck and Risotto also excel. The Chef uses spices in a creative way that enrich the offerings without being overpowering. This restaurant could easily become my new favorite. I defiantly recommend this place!!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
THEY NEVER DISAPPOINT
We have eaten here many times. Each time the experience is wonderful. Their chef is amazing. He makes fabulous dishes and plates them expertly. The desserts are incredible also. The bartender whips up the usual and the unusual. The servers are not only friendly, but they help you with any questions or indecisions.
They've added a Sunday brunch which we haven't tried yet, and Jazz Saturday nights. Not sure if Saturday night Jazz is all the time.
I "liked" them on facebook so I get to know what's going on.
If you haven't tried them, you should. Don't have to cross the river to find gems. We do have them in our own backyard.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sit back and enjoy the romantic atmosphere and great food.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well Worth a Visit!
This upscale restaurant offers fine food in a New York type atmosphere served by an attractive and attentive wait staff at fair prices.Bottles of wine are also reasonable. Deserves more attention from those seeking a special evening out!
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant is gorgeous,
The restaurant is gorgeous, beautiful finishes and lighting. Our pan seared sushi grade tuna was perfectly rare. The duck breast was tender, really flavorful and cooked to perfection, crisp but fat free. Accompanying vegetables were fresh, colorful and very good. The house salad was pretty to look at and nicely presented.
Although the décor is austere, the vibe of the restaurant is casual and comfortable.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
NYC Bistro in Ridgefield Park
Hard to believe you are not in the City. Beautiful place, great food and good service. Will return soon.
9/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and
The food was delicious and our servant was great. I went with my boyfriend for the first time and we enjoyed ourselves, it was not too crowed and the food and service was great.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointing great food great service good value always fresh
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM