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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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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (53)
Organic (42)
Good Vegetarian Options (39)
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Local Ingredients (37)
Special Occasion (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Good for a Date (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Cozy (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Vegan (25)
Gluten Free Options (23)
Business Meals (22)
Casual (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Romantic (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Seasonal (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (12)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Authentic (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Disabled Access (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Tapas (6)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful dinner. Fresh ingredients, not over done with flavors. Perfect texture. Sea bass and duck!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good. Server was great a knowledgeable.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service were great, but the portions were extremely small for the price. We enjoyed our meal, but we were both left wanting more dinner after finishing our meal.

Tags: Organic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server, Samantha was outstanding and made our dining experience extraordinarily.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Got the pho with chicken. It was $24 and not with it. My wife for the trout, it was also $24 and maybe with it. Good kids Mac n cheese for my 2 year old. For wait staff and get seating. Overall I think it was over priced.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of best restaurants in Minneapolis. Super healthy and tasty food. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very good happy hour and service. The very salad was awesome

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food and attentive service at one of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Mediocre food. A "side salad" I was charged for was no more than some lettuce leaves, some slimy, sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Salmon burger was actually tough (!), the bun tasted store bought. Nothing special or tasty in any way.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Overall an excellent experience. I will be returning!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, great for date night. Service quite good, but pushed the specials a little too hard.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great atmosphere and food. Service is terrific. Would love to see more vegetarian entree options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Menu and food quality is always first rate. Parking is limited and can be a challenge, but valet parking is available.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was delicious. They were very accommodating of children. It's refreshing to find a place that has a casual elegance and can still provide families a place to go with their children.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 30, 2018

My low grade to the question of whether I would recommend Mill Valley Kitchen to friends is based upon my knowing that friends of mine prefer to dine at less "energetic" restaurants. The seating arrangements are very close together when there are no booths available - and the overall noise level makes it difficult to engage in quiet conversations. If diners enjoy this type of energetic ambiance, then the food and hospitality of the servers would make dining there worthwhile.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Prompt, friendly service. Excellent food.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Another great meal and experience at Mill Valley Kitchen.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This place does such a great job. Really tasty feel-good food in a pleasant atmosphere. Excellent kale ceasar, sesame carrots, duck breast and short ribs with exceptional cheddar grits. I forget about this place because its tucked out of the way in an apartment building but it's worth seeking out.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

A last minute decision to dine out posed no problem booking on a Sunday night as there were few patrons. This was probably due to a forecast snowstorm and/or a Minnesota Vikings playoff game keeping most people at home or in sports bars. The cucumber salad was crisp and tangy, the Pho noodle soup piping hot, and the generous serving of the Grain Bowl well seasoned and dressed with small Brussel sprouts and other interesting tidbits. Dessert was a very nice apple crisp. We thought the price of wine by-the-glass was a bit steep as was the extra charge for "protein" (chicken) in the Pho soup but this restaurant is a gem and will please discerning diners.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Made reservations and were seated right away when we arrived. Ended up leaving after being ignored for 20 minutes. Several tables that were seated after us were helped right away. Would not recommend.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First time there. Great place. Food was awesome and healthy...great combination. Very creative menu...did no miss the fries. Great place to meet friends and talk. Service is was friendly and not overbearing. Nice surprise!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 17, 2018

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

Tags: Vegan, Organic, Healthy, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I brought my granddaughter to Mill Valley for her 18th birthday. She is a vegetarian and loved all the choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 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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vip
 (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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 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 26, 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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vip
 (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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