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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.

Bijan 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:
Bijan Berenjian: (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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Let us celebrate the new year with fine wine and delicious food. Chef Jourdan is creating a special dinner worthy of the occasion.
Enjoy a champagne toast and 3 course dinner for $50.
There will be options in each course. Regular menu will not be available.

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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

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (65)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Fit for Foodies (43)
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Good Vegetarian Options (42)
Special Occasion (38)
Great for Lunch (38)
Good for a Date (37)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Local Ingredients (34)
Organic (34)
Casual (29)
Gluten Free Options (25)
Happy Hour (25)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Great for Brunch (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Business Meals (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Vegan (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Romantic (15)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Authentic (12)
People Watching (10)
Seasonal (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Had a nice meal at Mill Valley. As always food was delicious and we appreciate that they are now offering more vegan options!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Always consistently great. Tasty food, lively atmosphere, professional service all wrapped up into one big happy evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was not only excellent, but interesting! It seems hard to find interesting food these days. So many restaurants have the same cookie cutter menu. Mill Valley Kitchen has a good variety for a variety of different tastes. It was hard to decide because there were several things I wanted to try. The portions are reasonably sized versus being so over the top huge and I love the little deserts. The wine and beer list is good and I love the pear martini! I would highly recommend Mill Valley Kitchen!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Casual, Special Occasion, Vegan
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good food, good friends, good fun!

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Mill Valley has such incredible customer service! They also have the most delicious (and addictive) breakfast burritos. Love dining there for brunch or business meetings!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Fabulous food and service, I'll be back for other meals with my friends.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had not been for dinner in a couple of years. We came in early during Happy Hour. Very reasonably priced beverages were served, half price glass of very nice wine. My wife found her entree on the happy hour list. I had a nicely prepared steak that was of moderate proportion, fine with me, but well prepared.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great healthy food. Service was good. I bought a glass of high end wine, Rombauer, and was very surprised the price per glass was 26$!!!. Almost buy a whole bottle for that at Total Wine.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Mill Valley Kitchen is a great choice for healthful food and creative cuisine. Their happy hour is a bargain and they have a nice selection of beer, wines, appetizers, sides, and sandwiches. The wait staff is always friendly and attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Organic, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I've eaten here many times and the food is always delicious and the staff is so friendly!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Organic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We like Mill Valley a lot. The food is healthy and always good. They have a great breakfast burrito and a yummy turkey sandwich!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always good, great service
A great happy hour too

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Organic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Tapas
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was great except our waitress was very below average. All the other people that stopped by were great.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Absolutely fabulous as always. I love this restaurant for a fancy night out.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very tasty food.
Wonderful waitress!
Good value.
Quiet for good conversation

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We enjoyed our meal, and i loved my BLT and salad. Only problem is you had Summit Octoberfest on special and you were out. I had ice Tea instead.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Spicy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our waitress was fantastic which equaled the food! If you have not dined at Mill Valley, you must!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

WE all enjoyed the food and ambiance. The only p[problem we had was they did not have our Open Table reservations when we arrived. Luckily it was early enough that there were plenty of space. It was quite crowded when we left.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

As you can see from my rating, my opinion of Mill Valley Kitchen is "very good." I had never been there before and was pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Just so great. We always have an amazing, satisfying and flavorful meal. The ingredient/health transparency is so nice too. It's such a luxury to not have to ask about gluten free items! And the drinks - love the non alcoholic options. And the service is fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a great dining experience. Staff is attentive, wine and beer list very good, creative food combinations - great autumn additions.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Love the central location, lovely service and overall good food. Very good wine choices. Horrible parking in lot shared with apartment residents, but they do offer valet. Rather park car myself and hope not to get a car dent! Will return here with friends when in the Twin Cities.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Birthday. Our waitress (wish I could remember her name) :( could not have been more pleasant or attentive.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great experience. All 5 of us loved our food. Our server was fantastic and the restaurant atmosphere is very welcoming.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

If you're looking for a classy, quiet, old-style restaurant experience with friends or family, this is a great option. Its ambiance is its greatest attraction. The food is extremely uneven (my pasta was overcooked and the sauce looked unappetizing; the dessert custard wasn't set but the fruit topping was wonderful). The wines are nice and the cocktails are creative.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was great except for the drunk at the bar arguing loudly with his girlfriend. I had to tell them to keep their voices down. They did go a minute before they got loud again. Bartender and management ignored them problem. It it wreck our time.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is where we like to go to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. The food is delicious and fresh.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My friend( from the western suburbs) and I (from Southeast Minneapolis)look forward to meeting at MVK for lunch and always request the cow booth in the bar. the bar is cozy, quiet and conducive to conversation. Wait staff are excellent, attentive and never rush us. The food is imaginative, healthy and delicious. We especially like the mini desserts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Healthy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We consistently love going to MVK for special occasions or anytime for a clean delicious and healthy meal .. love!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times and this was the first time the service was pretty bad. Our server brought waters and then disappeared for 15 minutes. We ordered drinks and they took another 15 minutes. I know there was a large group in the private room, but I would hope there would be adequate staffing for the large party.
I will chalk this up as a one time bad day and will give Mill Valley Kitchen another try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was prepared and seasoned very well. The physical plant is pleasant to be in. There are other choices besides eggs for brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful food, I am happy that they are incorporating more vegan options. I love the service everybody es very friendly specially Ciara she is the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We've been to Mill Valley several times, often with guests, and have never been disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was good and the service was good. It was relatively quiet so you could talk.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 5, 2017

As always, a consistently well managed restaurant with great food! So notable is the friendly staff that seems to work together so well! A Minneapolis treasure!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The only problem was the server was just not attentive or available. We were at the table at least 30min before she brought our bottle of wine. One of my guests had to get up twice to get her to come to the table. Very out of the normal high quality service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Our food was excellent, but our experience was not. Unfortunately, a mouse ran down the drapery behind our group. The server came over and said, " Oh no! Not again.". The mouse was chased into another area and caught. The next day I called to talk to them about this and was told that the mouse probably came in the patio door. They did nothing to encourage us to return. I guess we'll be having our birthday lunches elsewhere.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We were 2 people in the bar area as it IS quieter in there. Each item on the menu looked wonderful, it changes all the time. We chose an omelet & salad, salad & perfectly cooked chicken breast, wonderful coffee and yummy chocolate dessert! Stephanie the bartender/ wait staff was a dream, thought of everything before us!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Having a mouse run down the curtain right next to us made this a bad experience!

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very good, healthy food and nice wine list for by-the-glass service. I like they include the nutritional info for each item on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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