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About 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.

3906 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm

HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm & 9:00pm - Close
BRUNCH! Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm

Cross Street:
France

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 358-2000

Website:
http://www.millvalleykitchen.com/

Parking Details:
Valet offered.
Complementary valet for lunch.


Executive Chef:
Jourdan Morris

Private Party Facilities:
Mill Valley kitchen offers a private dinning room that can accommodate a party of up to 16 guests.

Chris or any other manager at Mill Valley Kitchen will be happy to help you plan your next party. Call or email us at mvk.events@gmail.com

Private Party Contact:
Chris Morris @ mvk.events@gmail.com: (952) 358-2000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mill Valley Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (53)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Special Occasion (44)
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Organic (44)
Good Vegetarian Options (41)
Local Ingredients (39)
Good for a Date (36)
Great for Lunch (36)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Gluten Free Options (30)
Cozy (29)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Casual (25)
Business Meals (23)
Vegan (23)
Happy Hour (21)
Romantic (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Seasonal (15)
Paleo Friendly (14)
Authentic (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
People Watching (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great Beer (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Spicy (2)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful restaurant with warm, gracious service. I started the meal with the most delicious mulled wine and ended it with amazing chocolate chip cookies. The whole dining experience was like a cozy hug.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, service, atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.

Tags: Vegan, Organic, Healthy, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very pleasant ambience, more ambitious food presentation than the usual suburban place. Noise level: medium to medium-high, depending on how full it is; at half full it's fine. Plates are not huge--no worry about overeating--but everything on them is very good. Prices are in line with other restaurants of this type, but you are buying quality rather than quantity.

We wish there were more than one vegetarian main course option.

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great dinning experience with outstanding service and great food!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Terrific business meal and not too busy so easy to talk. Parking a bit of a challenge but with free valet it isn't too bad - just plan on bit of extra time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food quality and health consciousness are outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful brunch and awesome service! We enjoyed the recommendations by our service and the food was delicious. We always like to try the chef's special of the day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

First time I had been here for a brunch and it was creative and delicious as expected.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were visiting from out of town and had a delicious and memorable New Years Eve dinner at Mill Valley Kitchen. Food, service and ambience were all great. Thank you

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our first time here. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

As always, Mill Valley kitchen never disappoints!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and staff were amazing! Loved the combo of the cozy and upscale look. We will be back!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I have no complaints, everything was fine. Drinks/lunch for two at just about $200 needs to be better than fine.

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Miso Sea Bass is still amazing! Salads and apps were remarkable, too! Yum!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I have eaten at Mill Valley Kitchen twice for birthday celebrations. We were offered a free dessert on both occasions and it was served with a burning candle. The server was knowledgeable about the menu and was accommodating of food allergies offering suggestions for modifying a menu item. The service was fast. The sea bass and the chiopino were great at dinner and the happy hour afforded a chance to enjoy premium wine at reasonable prices. The lunch we enjoyed was very tasty. I used valet parking, a good option in cold weather. It’s a great restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious! The atmosphere was relaxing, conversation friendly, comfortable - overall very welcoming. Our server was very knowledgeable and engaging. We loved our experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent service from staff and valet parking. Quiet, cozy
and we weren’t rushed. Waitress was excellent. Helpful and unobtrusive. Delicious food at good value.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Crowded on a very cold Christmas Eve, but the food and service were as wonderful as ever. Mill Valley has become one of our favorite places to entertain friends and/or one another.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great for kids, excellent and attentive service staff! Will return often.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Lovely place for Christmas Eve dinner.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Energetic, but intimate. Comfortable. Fun. Great food. Interesting menu. Good service. Reservations a must for popular nights and around holidays. Expect to spend $100 dinner for two with a glass of wine and a small desert.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Organic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have eaten at Mill Valley Kitchen several times and was disappointed with this brunch. Sometimes the food is very good and sometimes it is not. This time I had the breakfast burrito. That is exactly what arrived on the plate with a little salsa. The presentation was non-existent. The burrito was disappointing in flavor and texture - I would not order it again. The music was too loud for a Sunday brunch experience and during our quick meal at least 5 plates were broken in the kitchen - hitting the tile floor. No refills for coffee were offered nor did the server ask if we wanted another round of drinks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We've eaten here several times, but, this was the first dinner. As always, great atmosphere, wonderful service, divine food. We'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 21, 2017

No complaints - a very nice lunch place I've enjoyed on many occasions.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great ambiance and tasty food. A nice place to go for a wonderful dinner!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice varied menu and all of our selections were excellent

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Mill Valley has always been one of my favorite restaurants, but it didn't seem to make the mark Thursday. The service was mediocre and the been concoction beneath the duck was tasteless.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We went for a team dinner and had a great time. Good food, great service and enjoyable atmosphere.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

When we arrived we were told that speciality drinks and wine was half price until 6.
When the bill came the bill had the same statement on the bottom but we were informed after we challenged the waitress that the bill did not reflect the special. She said that non applicable on Saturday just started.
Either there should have been a sign on the table or frankly you should have honored what the bill and the waitress told us. Disappointed!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Awesome food and service as always. Two of my friends and I had brunch on Saturday. Adam was fun, attentive and knew the menu. We will be back! And we'll ask for Adam.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service and food were excellent!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food has always been excellent and the same is true for service. We come often because we know it will be a good experience.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Menu is pretty limited. Could use a few more items

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is a wonderful selection for a great lunch or dinner. The menu is varied, and offers great vegetarian options. The food is excellent, and service is exceptional. Would never hesitate to dine at Mill Valley Kitchen for lunch, brunch or dinner. The menu always has some changes, and seem to try to offer seasonal options. There is nothing bad to say here .. great food, great service, great restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We always enjoy our dining experience at Mill Valley Kitchen. The food is fresh and interesting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love, love, love. Favorite spot for spontaneous get-togethers. The food is outstanding, and the last time I was there I had a fabulous server!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We chose to celebrate my mom’s Birthday here. Our food was cold, our waitress left us with empty water glasses and no refills for long periods of time, and more importantly, I put a note on the reservation we were celebrating a Birthday AND mentioned it to our sever, yet there was absolutely no acknowledgement for her Birthday on the restaurants end. I was shocked! We ordered dessert, and no candle and we paid full price for it! Not a stellar place to celebrate a Birthday, nothing special.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We were looking for a place to have dinner with friends we had not seen in many years. It was their first visit to the Minneapolis area. Mill Valley Kitchen was a perfect choice — good, healthful food, prepared and presented beautifully.
If I had one criticism, it is the same one I have of every restaurant: too noisy. Having a conversation is a part of the dining experience.

Tags: Organic, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Delicious healthy food. Fantastic drinks. A wonderful evening.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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