MK Valencia
MK Valencia

MK Valencia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mkvalenciarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2013730228
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday- Saturday: 11:00am- 2:30pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am-2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jeremiah Echeandia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering options are available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our beautiful wine cellar is available for parties of 10-15.

    Our main dining area can accomodate larger groups.
  • Private Party Contact: Monica F 2013730228

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Service Available Friday and Saturday
A word from MK Valencia
Combining the amazing decor from CKC Design and a diverse and elegant menu from Chef Matthew Gavzie, MK Valencia is a taste of Manhattan dining in Ridgefield Park NJ.
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MK Valencia reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (2)special occasion (2)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Usually Nice, but not this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Let me start by saying we love this Restaurant. We have been there many times for dinner or even just appetizers. The food is always good. The service is always excellent and it is actually a good value. Not this time. We went for Mother's Day brunch and we were very disappointed. The food was a huge step down from its normal fare. Aside from the decent raw bar, the food was all wither overcooked or just not very good. The prices were inflated by an extra $10 due to the day and service was not nearly as good as it usually is. We will be back, but probably not for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice restaurant. 3rd time
    Lynbrook26VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over all the restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Over all the restaurant was good, spacious seating, low lights, however my entree and salad not so good. I ordered the cesear salad which was watery and my tuna which I asked for rare was well done. The other three in my party seemed to have ordered more satisfactory entrees that I. The mussels appetizer was very good, as was the chicken and skirt steak, howeve the lasagna was a bit rich, made with a creamy red sauce.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ridgefield Park Surprise
    Debgatos1
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A midtown NYC restaurant in
    AnchormanVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Talk about a neighborhood
    DfromDelawareVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Work in progress...
    Julesofdining07020
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Our first visit...not what we expected! As you walk in, the place strikes you as a high end NY restaurant. The decor is impecable, from the hanging framed fireplace to the very comfortable and oversized booths. Service was good, but not great! Our server seemed somewhat familiarized with the menu, but sometimes gave us the impression he has not tasted some of the items. Additionally, he kept carrying the pepper mill under his arm!! Not good, this front of the house service 101. Now for the food part, too expensive for the quality serve. Oh, and they should get rid of the stale bread! Maybe we will try the patio in the summer...Maybe!
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    GOLF4EVERVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    NICE DECORATIONS INSIDE THE RESTAURANT, BUT FOOD IS MARGINAL AND SERVICE IS NOT THAT GREAT. LONG WAY TO GO TO BE A REAL RESTAURANT
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  • NYE- it was good, but some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    NYE- it was good, but some of the food was cold when served.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice menu with something for
    barbara960VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Nice menu with something for everyone. Well prepared dishes. Very reasonable wine list. Markedly improved in terms of service from our last visit. Recommended.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent entrees. So glad
    2forgoodfood
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    Excellent entrees. So glad they added the Caesar salad to the menu. Lovely desserts.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent and
    Nice
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    The food was excellent and the place was interesting. However, I thought it would be more energetic and have more of a fun crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Perfect Evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    The food was incredible as well as the service. The Chef came out to greet us. It was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not As Good As the First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    The ambiance of the restaurant is nice, but unfortunately I went for brunch, and brunch is not really what I found when I got there. They had a buffet of food sitting out, which I was not at all interested in. Going for a plated dinner might be nicer, but at this point, I'm not really interested.Aside: I went when the restaurant first opened and they had a proper brunch, which was delicious. A lot of my rating is just disappointment that they changed their brunch to buffet style. Also, if they're going to keep doing buffet brunch, they should tell people that when they walk in, so they don't sit down expecting to be served.
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  • a sliced steak sandwich, which
    SteladelaVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    a sliced steak sandwich, which came with tremendous pieces of grizzle, was taken back and the chef came out to apologize. food otherwise was delicious, as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Why in Ridgefield Park?
    Gorgeous
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    After hearing good reviews about this place we finally made it over there. That's the problem. It's not in a very nice neighborhood. It's pretty far from home. It's a very pretty place and if it was in my area, we would def go back. Food was good and the waiter was charming and nice. The place was half empty on a Saturday night which is never good. It has a bar/lounge which was empty. Put this place in Englewood or Cresskill and it would be packed! If you live nearby , GO!! For us, if we have a drink with dinner, we don't like to drive too far, so we won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BIG MISTAKE
    Lynbrook26VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    2nd time we ;ve been to this lovely restaurant. we came all the way from Long Island.... Restaurant not particularly busy on a saturday nite, surprisingly! We asked if they would seat us at 1 of the many booths they have cause our table wasn't particularly great..they told us they are ALL reserved! OK....well, by the time we left (around 9:30) only 1 was occupied!! When we left I brought it to their attention & the Hostess said they ALL cancelled!! REALLY????? Thats NOT the way to treat a repeat patron! May NOT go back for quite a while!!! TSKTSKTSK
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • MK Valencia - a neiborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    Excellent food and service. A very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff is very friendly..it's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    The staff is very friendly..it's a nice neighborhood place!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food---creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Excellent food---creative and skillfully prepared. Great atmosphere...a real gem in an area with little to offer but Italian food. My only criticism was the wine list which needs much more variety and refinement.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious meal, really accommodatin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Delicious meal, really accommodating waiter. A bit noisy, but what do you expect on Saturday night?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the service was exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    the service was exceptional and the food was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent food, generous portions,
    Dave1VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Excellent food, generous portions, great service. Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta was excellent!! Met
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Pasta was excellent!! Met the owner, very friendly. Will def go again and again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good and interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Very good and interesting food. Great service but too noisy to have a conversation easily.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As soon as we arrived, were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    As soon as we arrived, were ushered to the bar--told that our table wasn't ready. The restaurant was EMPTY but we were put at the bar. What a ploy!!!!! Noise level is horrific! Food & service were good This isn't Manhattan, so don't push it. Too many good restaueants around to rush back here!!!!!!
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  • This was our first visit to
    BobnMare
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    This was our first visit to MK Valencia and we were very pleased with our dining experience. The ambience, the service, and the food exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Style vs. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Before I start let me preface my personal review by saying MK Valencia ia a welcome addition to the southern Bergen County restaraunt scene and certainly an exceptional addition to the Ridgefield Park NJ Main Street eateries. It adds a touch of class. Now the critique: The apetizers are always exceptional especially anything to do with shrimp and crab. They nail it. The entrees are artful and well presented but not spectacular which you would expect for the stylish package I've explained above. The service is MK's downfall. At first I attributed the poor quality to staff inexperience but after several months there's barely any improvment (1/2 hour to find a bottle of house wine, 15 minutes to get a salt shaker). Unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my fourth time here
    Robynslp95VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    This was my fourth time here and was disappointed that there still is not a new wine menu (even though each time we come it is on the way.) Menu is consitent since it opened, love the homemade pasta and trio of creme brulee. The outdoor patio was beautiful for a quiet dinner with another couple , inside was pretty loud with many 20 something patrons. I also thought it odd they were completely out of the raw bar by 8pm , also didn't have veal milanese and another menu standard. I keep going hoping it gets better because it is such a pretty place and has potential but is missing the wow factor. My advice - start a chefs tasting menu with wine pairings and get that wine list you've been promising .
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was the second time we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    This was the second time we went to MK Vallencia. The food as was the first visit was outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • MK Valencia Stands Out!
    kaybeeVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    Beautiful restaurant - very chic! Food and service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Went on a quiet night, sat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Went on a quiet night, sat on the patio, we had our one year old with us, very nice evening.
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  • This was our third visit to
    Janet
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    This was our third visit to MK Valencia and it did to disappoint. The food was wonderful; the wine excellent and the service attentive with some small lapses. The thing I love about the restaurant is that is an experience rather than just a meal.
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  • Food is great.bthis is our
    Peri
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Food is great.bthis is our fourth time back this summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very interesting food, presented
    Tank
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Very interesting food, presented in an artistic way, with great just-right attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food and decor was very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    food and decor was very good .However, menu is too pricey and charging New York prices in an area such as this will not sustain it in the long run...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the Best in Bergen County
    1njgalVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    Four of us had a wonderful dining experience....this was my second time and my friend's first time. The sesame tuna was fabulous...as were the seafood dishes that we all ordered that evening. The mushroom risotto was outstanding. This is a terrific restaurant and it could easily be located in NYC. The service is very attentive...and overall, MKValencia comes highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was our second visit to
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    It was our second visit to MK Valencia and again we enjoyed it very much! The menu is varied,three people had pasta,one pork chops,all excellent! We met the owner,Kim and he treated us to after dinner drinks. Definitely would return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I had an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    My boyfriend and I had an excellent dinner there on Saturday night for his birthday. The grilled mushroom appetizer was delicious as was the scallop appetizer. Hanger steak dinner was cooked perfectly. The only slightly disappointing dish was the fresh pasta with crab. It was under seasoned and slightly bland. I highly recommend this restaurant for a nice meal without needing to go into the city. The service wasn't great which was disappointing since they weren't too busy.
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