Dinner Out at Mill Valley Kitchen

Last night Dana and I ate dinner at Mill Valley Kitchen in St.Louis Park. They offer Northern Californian cuisine and use fresh, local, and sustainably sourced ingredients to create their menu. I was looking for a restaurant with a nice atmosphere, with healthy and delicious food that wouldn’t throw my GI system off. Luckily, Mill Valley Kitchen had just what I was looking for.

mill valley kitchen


I started dinner off with their raspberry lemonade from the natural refreshments menu and Dana ordered a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

natural refreshments mill valley kitchen

raspberry mint lemonade mill valley kitchen


I drank the whole thing and even ate the mint. Is that weird? Does anybody else do that?


For dinner we both ordered the Nantucket Day Boat Scallops…





scallops mill valley kitchen

scallops mill valley kitchen

scallops mill valley kitchen


They tasted as good as they looked. Cooked to perfection.


We also got a side of Sesame Carrots….insanely delicious. I WILL be making these at home.

sesame carrots mill valley kitchen


and Brussels Sprouts with Lemon.

lemon brussels sprouts mill valley kitchen


It was a lot of food and I was so happy to have had so many leftovers to take home with me for the next day because everything tasted so good! The food was cooked simply and with such fresh and flavorful ingredients. It’s exactly how I like to cook at home! The nutrition facts are listed on their menu and they have clearly marked gluten-free options too. I like that I could leave the restaurant feeling good about what I ate.

I would recommend Mill Valley Kitchen to anyone looking for a healthy and comfortable dining experience.

Since we were all dressed up from dinner, I took the opportunity to get a family photo once we got home. 🙂



dana and melanie and moose

The rest of the evening was spent with Moose. We went for a walk and then sat out on the back patio. The weather was absolutely perfect last night. It was the perfect way to end the night.



Happy Saturday!

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  1. Oh that food looks amazing! I will have to tell my parents about that restaurant, I’m sure they would love to try it. I love when fresh food is cooked simply and you can enjoy the natural flavors.
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    1. Melanie

      Me too, especially when it’s local and sustainable food!

  2. I agree the weather was perfection last night! And that looks like an amazing meal. So glad to hear about a local place like that! And love your family pic. So cute. 🙂
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    1. Melanie

      This weather has been incredible lately. We have been spending so much time outside and I love it!

    1. Melanie

      Everything tasted so fresh and the lemonade really inspired me to want to make some fun refreshing drinks at home! I have mint and basil growing in the yard so I want to use it up!

  3. Katie

    I have heard good things about Mill City, and I need to get over there!! Is it a place that you need reservations??
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    1. Melanie

      I’m not sure. We made reservations but we went at 6 pm and there were still tables available, but by the time we left at 7 the place was packed. I always like to make them when I can just to be sure!

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